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Blount Finds His Way Back To Belicheat

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

TCBlountsmileIt’s always ironic when a potential Hall of Fame coach (Mike Tomlin) cuts a guy and a surefire Hall of Fame coach (Bill Belicheat) signs the same guy in a matter of hours.

So goes the life of LeGarrette Blount, the man former rockstar general manager Mark Dominik and Greg Schiano booted from the Bucs for Jeff Demps and a seventh-round pick. (more…)

Sunday A Big Day For Lovie

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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There’s disagreement in Chicago from a former Bucs coach

Yesterday, despite various questions at his press conference, Lovie Smith did his best to downplay his Sunday return to chilly Chicago. The Bears just happen to be the team that fired the Bucs head coach not quite two years ago for the nerve to have 10 wins.

Lovie tried to explain Sunday’s game is about the Bucs getting on a winning streak and has nothing to do with him. In theory, Lovie is right. (more…)

“I Think It’s Given Me More Confidence”

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Josh McCown is busy behind the scenes

Time off with a bad thumb — and waiting to see if Mike Glennon would be the quarterback of the present after being named quarterback of the future – was great for Josh McCown.

McCown jumped on SiriusXM NFL Radio this week and explained. (more…)

Brooks: Linebacker Play “Average At Best”

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Mason Foster fans should be troubled

Who knows Tampa-2 linebacker play better than Bucs icon Derrick Brooks?

Nobody.

So Joe perked up when Brooks offered firm evaluation of the Bucs linebackers yesterday. (more…)

Finding A Lottery Ticket

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Jacquies Smith

Until recently, it was a flat out embarrassment how the Bucs could not get heat on a quarterback.

Tampa Bay spent so many draft picks and so much Team Glazer money in the past five years trying to find a heavy pass rush, only to be foiled at every try, sans drafting Gerald McCoy. Joe thought this team was cursed, almost resigned to a fact it just wasn’t going to have a pass rush and should proceed accordingly. (more…)

“Play 60 Really Hit Home For Us”

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

lovie 1110bLovie Smith did, in fact, say football doesn’t really begin until November.

So maybe what made Joe cringe during yesterday’s news conference should have been more expected. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe By HootersCalendar.com

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

HC20151Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from HootersCalendar.com. And don’t forget to visit HootersCalendar.com for amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Interesting steamboat business. [Denver Post]

Robert Kraft looking at building new stadium in Boston. [Boston Globe]

Orlando Magic buy a homeless shelter so they can make money. [Orlando Sentinel]

Unclaimed on waivers, LeGarrette Blount waits. [PFT]

Expenses up, revenue down for Team Glazer’s other team. [WSJ.com]

Chilling video shot inside the FSU library during the overnight shooting. [Facebook]

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Jameis Watch: Didn’t Sign Autographs

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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Crab-legs-stealing, BB-gun-shooting, obscenity-hollering, Heisman-Trophy-winning, national champion James 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 regular nugget on the Jameis Watch, celebrating the best quarterback to wear No. 5 ever in the state of Florida. (more…)

Hammy Holds Back Lavonte David

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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He joins two other wounded Bucs

The thought of a gimpy Lavonte David is enough to send Joe for a rare Wednesday night beer run. (more…)

Trestman: Bucs Offense Has Recovered

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Bears coach Marc Trestman thinks the Bucs have recovered from the loss of offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford.

Bears coach Marc Trestman thinks the Bucs have recovered from the loss of offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford.

Joe has written repeatedly that when Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford left the team due to health issues in August, it was the equivalent of tossing a hand grenade into a china shop.

The Bucs offense, all the work that was put in since January, through minicamps and OTAs and training camp, was blown up and left in the hands of someone (Marcus Arroyo) who, through no fault of his own, was terribly over his head. (more…)

“It Ain’t Over”

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Is Josh McCown laughing at Dave Wannstedt?

Is Josh McCown laughing at Dave Wannstedt?

The message inside the walls of One Buc Palace sure seems clear: the Bucs are driving now to win the NFC South — even if former Bears head coach and Tampa Bay special teams coach Dave Wannstedt says there’s no way Lovie Smith believes that. (more…)

Your NFC Offensive Player Of The Week

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It’s official!

The photo is just in case you case you forgot Mike Evans’ gem from rookie minicamp. (more…)

Lovie’s Confidence Rating Surges To 59%

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

LovieJagsWhat a difference a decisive win makes.

“Simple as that,” as Lovie Smith likes to say.

Zogby-like polling of JoeBucsFan.com readers yesterday saw a shift in various opinion analytics on the head coach. (more…)

Lance Briggs Talks Lovie

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Bears linebacker Lance Briggs and his then-coach Lovie Smith in happier times.

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs and his then-coach Lovie Smith in happier times.

For nine years Lovie Smith was the coach of the Bears. He did much more good on the icy shores of Lake Michigan than he did bad.

Lovie was but one of two Bears coaches to lead the historic franchise to a Super Bowl. Even in the season that eventually got him fired, 2012, Lovie finished 10-6. (more…)

“He Didn’t Blink, Man.”

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Have the Bucs found a coaching gem? A prominent Buccaneer thinks so.

Joe is stunned that many Bucs fans believe Lovie Smith already has decided to use a premium 2015 draft pick on a quarterback, and hire a new offensive coordinator for next season.

On the contrary, Joe thinks Lovie would rejoice at the chance to bring back Josh McCown and acting offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo. (more…)

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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