Bucs at Steelers
Kickoff: 1 p.m. (more…)
It’s a Bucs road game this afternoon in Pittsburgh, and that means you can be confident Lovie Smith doesn’t want his offense on the field first.
It’s an intriguing philosophy that came to light shortly after the pre-Halloween horror show in Atlanta 10 days ago. (more…)
Damn, it is horrible to watch the Bucs’ pass defense. Pitiful, in fact. Don’t get Joe started on Mark Barron and tight ends. It is the whole lot of them.
Look, if a castaway like Derek Anderson can beat you; if a freaking walk-on at Southern Miss can beat you; if a stud quarterback like Matty Ice can slice you up like Edward Scissorhands, just imagine what a guy like Ben Roethlisberger can do? (more…)
These are tough times for Bucs fans. Just look at the win-loss record. Sales of TUMS are up in the bay area, as is alcohol consumption.
So, what to make of what has been a miserable offense when Bucs fans were promised the “Dunkaneers?” Joe is wondering himself. (more…)
Ahh, the Bucs life. Already talking draft in September. Not good.
But that’s what happens when you’re 0-3 and two of the “easy” home games against backup quarterbacks are in the rearview mirror. (more…)
Wow, Joe can’t remember the last time there were so many garbage college football games on a Saturday night. Duke at Miami looks like the “best” game. Woof.
Feel free to kvetch here about the Seminoles or the Bulls from earlier in the day. Bang it here.
Joe thinks one is better off just concentrating on drinking tonight.
Atlanta torched the Bucs for eight touchdowns — eight — in less than three quarters last week. Joe even saw droves of Falcons fans leaving the Georgia Dome in the third quarter, apparently tired from all the celebrating at the Bucs’ expense.
The NFL Playbook video crew dove into Bucs Xs and Os and implies a Sunday return of Gerald McCoy could make a world of difference against Pittsburgh. (more…)
Lovie Smith substantially turned over the Tampa Bay roster since arriving in January. Just on offense alone, the turnover was Chucky-like.
The Bucs opened the season with seven new starters on offense. Yet the offense — or lack of an offense — has been truly offensive. But in some circles, despite all the new blood, there is a belief that Lovie still needs “his guys.” (more…)
This veteran of all things Bucs feels duped. (more…)
Each week, Joe brings you a map of where you can find local over-the-air-TV games on NFL football Sundays, specifically Bucs games, and the announcers for those games.
Well, as usual, unless you live in Florida or in a state near Pennsylvania, if not the Keystone State itself, Bucs fans will likely have to find a sports bar, or be content with their NFL Sunday Ticket. (more…)
Early in the week, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin talked at length about the Bucs and said Lovie Smith is “energized” by an 0-3 start.
“Knowing Lovie Smith, I know he will be undeterred by the start. As a matter of fact, he is going to be energized by it.”
Well, Joe thought that was a strange word to use for any coach that begins a season 0-3. Joe can think of all sorts of words, but “energized” would not be one of them. It seemed strange to Lovie, too. (more…)
Coaches like to talk about how, if players do the little things right, bigger things will follow. And it is true.
Last week the Bucs turned the ball over. Those can be stopped. The Bucs had stupid penalties. Those can be stopped. Bad tackling? Freaking wrap up rather than going for a kill shot. Simple. (more…)
Most of that movement in and out the pocket you see Ben Roethlisberger doing, it’s calculated and planned by the Steelers quarterback.
That’s the word from Tampa Bay manbeast defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who served up a scouting report on Big Ben. (more…)
Joe got extra fired up for his weekly podcast with the smooth toned Ronnie Lane, of the Buccaneers Radio Network and WDAE-AM 620. (more…)