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Bowers Helps Famous Lawn-Napper Get Arrested

Monday, July 21st, 2014
"Man, that girl went all Talib on us."

“Man, that girl went all Talib on us.”

Perhaps in a drunken search for Mike Williams’ old house, former Destiny’s Child star Farrah Franklin was arrested in the wee hours on the front lawn of a home that wasn’t hers yesterday.

What this has to do with the Bucs is that Tampa Bay defensive end Da’Quan Bowers is the good citizen who helped law enforcement find Franklin and give a her cot to sleep on. (more…)

McCown: I’m Thinking About Learning French

Monday, July 21st, 2014

josh mccown 0311If Josh McCown hears voices in his head when they shouldn’t be there, it’s understandable. The Tampa Bay starting quarterback has burned through NFL playbooks at an alarming rate.

Joe doubts the NFL stats geeks keep track of such things, but during an exclusive chat with Joe, McCown agreed that he’s on his 11th offensive coordinator, and that’s not counting his stint in 49ers camp in 2011 and a 2010 dance with the Harford colonials of the UFL. (more…)

Lay Off Derrick Ward

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Joe’s taken all kinds of feedback on The Countdown: Worst 20 Buccaneers Of The Past 10 Years. It sure has stirred the passions of Bucs fans. Joe’s inbox has been filled with outrage.

Most of it has been reasonable, except Joe doesn’t get the endless Derrick Ward hate. (more…)

Derrick Brooks Says Dial Back Expectations

Monday, July 21st, 2014

lovie 0613bFans might want to hit the brakes when it comes to anointing the 2014 Tampa Bay defense great.

That’s the message from soon-to-be Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks. (more…)

The Importance Of A Pass Rush

Monday, July 21st, 2014
A lot of pressure is being put on Bucs DE Michael Johnson.

A lot of pressure is being put on Michael Johnson.

Hopefully in four days, Joe can somehow bury the memories nightmare of the Bucs (lack of) pass rush to a deep, dark place.

You know the kind of memories: like when you were three and thought the boogieman was hiding in your basement once the lights were turned off? Or that Jack the Ripper was knocking on neighborhood doors looking to knife you? Or worse yet: the nuns, armed with pointers, trying to teach you algebra? (more…)

Dancing On The Bubble

Monday, July 21st, 2014
Bucs RB Jeff Demps as the speed to make coaches drool and the lack of ball security to make coaches vomit on themselves.

Jeff Demps has the speed to make coaches drool and poor ball security (in OTAs) to make coaches want to vomit on themselves.

OK, Bucs fans. Joe can see the light at the end of the tunnel. He is sure you can as well.

After way too much chatter about the draft for months (May draft stinks) and the annual NFL summer siesta, football is in reach. Bucs training camp is but four days away. Joe can smell the sweat of cheerleaders from here. (It’s a fruity scent.)

Everybody and their brother will or has typed up their training camp preview. Joe thinks he’s been doing that all summer. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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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 amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Throwing naked wife off a jet ski. The reason may surprise you. [TheSmokingGun]

The NFL may just build its own stadium in Los Angeles and lease it out to a team(s). [Los Angeles Times]

Twittering out bathroom selfies in your lingerie from your honeymoon, eh, Katherine Webb? [TheBigLead]

That’s not a mannequin. [WTSP]

When analytics go a little too far. [Deadspin]

June Jones wants the non-Power Five Division-I conferences to instead play spring football schedules. [Dallas Morning News]

There is no logical reason to use the name “Tony Romo” and the word “clutch” in the same sentence, unless the word “not” is also included. This is just backwards. [NFL]

Apparently, the Cardinals have been researching David Price for some time. If Price wants to play ball, financially, a trade could happen. Joe has to admit he is very, very surprised at this. [STLToday]

The Countdown: Worst 20 Buccaneers Of The Past 10 Years — No. 5

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

sabby 0904Endless Top-Whatever lists across the Internet got Joe thinking of the Tampa Bay drought since their Super Bowl glory. Not a playoff victory since! And that motivated Joe to rank the 20 worst Buccaneers of the past 10 years.

Serious deliberations went down at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters.

Beers bottles were thrown. Game film came out. Arguments ensued. (more…)

History Projects Big Year For Doug Martin

Sunday, July 20th, 2014
One NFL analyst expects a big year from Bucs RB Doug Martin.

One NFL.com analyst expects a big season from Doug Martin.

Yes, Joe’s antennae jumped the night the Bucs drafted running back Charles Sims. Of course, Lovie Smith said moments later that Sims was drafted largely because of his pass-catching abilities.

Still, drafting a running back that high with a stable full of running backs, led by Doug Martin, seemed to suggest maybe Lovie wasn’t a Martin guy. (more…)

“I Want To Do Better”

Sunday, July 20th, 2014
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Derrick Brooks isn’t coasting

Now just 13 days before Bucs icon Derrick Brooks’ induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, get used to hearing plenty from No. 55.

Joe particularly liked this very casual chat with Brooks talking about the history and evolution of his Tampa charter high school, current Bucs, and much more. (more…)

The Countdown: Worst 20 Buccaneers Of The Past 10 Years — No. 6

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Endless Top-Whatever lists across the Internet got Joe thinking of the Tampa Bay drought since their Super Bowl glory. Not a playoff victory since! And that motivated Joe to rank the 20 worst Buccaneers of the past 10 years.

Serious deliberations went into this at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters.

Beers bottles were thrown. Game film came out. Arguments ensued. Chants of Sabby from wild interns were quieted by Joe. (more…)

Playoffs Not A Guarantee

Sunday, July 20th, 2014
There are a lot of questions on offense that need to be answered to expect the Lovie Smith to lead the Bucs to be a playoff berth this season.

A lot of questions on offense must be answered to expect Lovie Smith to be a playoff head coach this season.

It is almost hard to believe the Bucs haven’t won a playoff game since Chucky hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy aloft in victory in San Diego. If the Bucs don’t make the playoffs, much less not win a playoff game this year, then that will make it 12 years. Incredible.

In the current age of NFL parity, not winning a playoff game in 12 years is extraordinary. And Joe isn’t ready to buy playoff tickets this year, not as we currently stand in July. (more…)

Not In A Rotation?

Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Don't expect Bucs DT Gerald McCoy to be in a steady rotation on gamedays.

Don’t expect Bucs DT Gerald McCoy to be in a steady rotation on gamedays.

Part of the lexicon of the Bucs defense in recent years has been a rotation of sorts on the defensive line. The main reason for this, Joe learned, was in the brutal Florida heat in the first half seasons, rotating guys on the line is necessary to maintain fresh legs.

Now Bucs coach Lovie Smith is bound and determined to find ways to get quarterbacks on the ground. Opposing quarterbacks, that is. (more…)

What’s The Price Of O-Line Uncertainty?

Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Compared to that of new starting Bucs left tackle Anthony Collins, former Bucs left tackle Donald Penn seems to have a very different take on what it takes to jell as an offensive line.

Compared to that of new starting Bucs left tackle Anthony Collins, former Bucs left tackle Donald Penn seems has a very different take on what it takes to jell as an offensive line.

The answer to the question in the headline is a giant X-factor of the Buccaneers’ 2014 season.

Offensive lines simply don’t jell and hum instantly with new parts and schemes and coaches, except in rare occasions. (more…)