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Chucky: “A Lot Of Teams In The League Would Trade For Nick Foles”

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Bucs icon Chucky, the self-proclaimed quarterbacks guru, is all pumped up for his annual made-for-TV quarterbacks camp on BSPN. (more…)

Spreadsheeters Not Fond Of David

Monday, January 26th, 2015
Spreadsheeters were not overly impressed with Bucs OLB Lavonte David this season.

Spreadsheeters were not overly impressed with Bucs OLB Lavonte David in 2014.

Joe brought word last week that stud outside linebacker Lavonte David was trying to get both his name and likeness out there for deserved recognition.

In fact, David is going to the Valley of the Sun this week to press flesh with NFL movers and shakers, and likely take a trip through radio row, and the makeshift studios of the NFL Network, Fox Sports 1 and BSPN, as well. (more…)

The One That Got Away

Monday, January 26th, 2015
Seahawks DE Michael Bennett -- who the Bucs let walk away for no good reason -- ride's a cop's bike in glee after defeating the Packers in the NFC title game last week. Joe hopes to talk to him tomorrow.

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett — who the Bucs let walk away for no good reason — ride’s a cop’s bike in glee after defeating the Packers in the NFC title game last week. Joe hopes to talk to him tomorrow.

As you are reading this here corner of the interwebs, Joe is en route to Tampa International Airport where he will board a plane for the Valley of the Sun and Phoenix, as Joe makes his annual trip to Super Bowl Media Day.

Joe will be in downtown Phoenix (no, the event will not be held at the birdcage the Cardinals call home in Glendale, due west of Phoenix) to catch all the hoopla, hysteria and, yes, hotties flaunting their wares at media day. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

Monday, January 26th, 2015

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Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from HootersCalendar.com. And don’t forget to visit HootersCalendar.com for the 2015 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Looks like the Colts found a way to get Trent Richardson’s contract off the books: Suspend him. Too bad that can’t work for ghostly Michael Johnson. [NFL]

Crows cut Terrance Cody for animal abuse investigation. [BSPN]

Watch the Super Bowl commercial that’s too steamy for the east coast. Replete with Ted Nugent soundtrack. You will understand when you click. [YouTube]

Jim Harbaugh gets $4,000 for new clothes. [TheBigLead]

Projected Rays payroll. [RaysIndex]

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Clarifying The Record On Bajakian

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Mike BajakianA report on new Bucs quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian is interesting but misleading. (more…)

Special Love For Jason Williams

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Jason WilliamsJoe knows the Bucs-junkie audience here is drooling for any juicy piece of Bucs insight on this football-free Sunday.

No, the Pro Bowl isn’t football, and no Buccaneer is playing anyway. (more…)

Controversy!

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Somehow, Bucs TE Kellen Winslow got called for pass interference on this touchdown play, which cost the Bucs a playoff berth and changed NFL history.

Somehow, Bucs TE Kellen Winslow got called for pass interference on this touchdown play, which cost the Bucs a playoff berth and changed NFL history.

The NFL loves controversy. And controversy equals drama, and the NFL loves, loves, loves drama.

Fans slam their fists on bars and claim they hate drama, but no, fans love drama. Nothing gets eyeballs to the NFL like drama.

The ball-fondling in New England? Perfect timing. Perfect! (more…)

2014 Draft Grade Redo

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Catching a football in his rookie year was more the exception rather than the norm for WR Robert Herron.

Catching a football in his rookie year was more the exception than the norm for WR Robert Herron.

Joe knows in the fast-food, drive-up, Twitter, instant-everything world we live in, fans cannot rest until they see a draft grade in the waning minutes of a team’s spring draft. Bucs fans are no different.

Joe always believes it is unfair to grade a draft until three years have passed. By that time, it is clear what a player is or can be. (more…)

“Tampa’s Actually Giving Their Cards Out A Little Bit”

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

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Are the Bucs leaning towards drafting University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota?

A former college QB and a leading FOX analyst says look closely. (more…)

Report: Raheem Morris Returning To NFC South

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

raheemcropppedThe ol’ ball coach appears to have found himself a new job, a better one than serving as Redskins’ defensive backs coach under a wacky coordinator. (more…)

Jameis Watch: Brad Johnson Speaks

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Jameis 1107Crab-legs-stealing, BB-gun-shooting, obscenity-hollering, Heisman-Trophy-winning, former national champion Jameis Winston, the pride of Florida State University, continues to look like a much better quarterback prospect than Mike Glennon and Josh McCown.

It’s Joe’s daily nugget on the Jameis Watch, celebrating the best quarterback to wear No. 5 ever in the state of Florida. (more…)

Mike Evans Discusses Self, Draft

Saturday, January 24th, 2015
Bucs WR Mike Evans offers thoughts on who should win NFL "Rookie of the Year" and who the Bucs should draft at No. 1.

Mike Evans offers thoughts on who should win NFL “Rookie of the Year” and who the Bucs should draft at No. 1.

Just about the only bright spot at the Den of Depression, other than gawking at Bucs cheerleader Tricia Cusmano, was the play of rookie receiver Mike Evans.

The rest of the team? It was only slightly better than watching a Bucs fan in the men’s room heave up his tailgating brunch after throwing down too many not-so-cold-beers-turned-warm, compounded by witnessing Josh McCown’s garish turnovers. That’s a toxic blend. (more…)

Mike Bajakian: A Diverse Man

Saturday, January 24th, 2015
New Bucs QB coach Mike Bajakian isn't just a spread-option guy, his star pupil said.

New Bucs QB coach Mike Bajakian isn’t just a spread-option guy, his star pupil said.

Moments after the hiring became official, new Bucs quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian was already labeled, and maybe a bit prematurely. (more…)

Special Teams Not Miserable

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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There is no way to be polite about this without shameless spinning. Michael Koenen’s punting last year was horrible.

When a team sinks to the worst record in the NFL, fans nitpick every little thing that went wrong. And when a team has the worst record in football, that team gives fans tons of reasons to nitpick.

One area — surely not the lone area — Bucs fans grumbled about was special teams. (more…)

Jameis Watch: “Be Happy!”

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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Crab-legs-stealing, BB-gun-shooting, obscenity-hollering, Heisman-Trophy-winning, former national champion Jameis Winston, the pride of Florida State University, continues to look like a much better quarterback prospect than Mike Glennon and Josh McCown.

It’s Joe’s daily nugget on the Jameis Watch, celebrating the best quarterback to wear No. 5 ever in the state of Florida. (more…)

“They Kind Of Let The Players Go”

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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More light was shed yesterday on the relaxed management style of Tampa Bay head coach Lovie Smith. (more…)