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Gameday Tampa Bay

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Game 4

Bucs at Steelers

Kickoff: 1 p.m. (more…)

Bucs Don’t Want The Ball First

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Right move or wrong move?

Right move or wrong move?

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…)

“It’s Either A Pass Or Fail Grade”

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Has Joe been too harsh on Josh McCown?

Maybe. Or maybe not. That depends on how you interpret the words of Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl winning quarterback, Brad Johnson. (more…)

Atrocious Pass Defense

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

The pass defense of the Bucs has been Myron Lewis-bad through three weeks.

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…)

“Comfortable” Marcus Arroyo

Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Whether the Bucs line to admit it or not, the offense is now defined by Marcus Arroyo.

Whether the Bucs like to admit it or not, the offense is now defined by Marcus Arroyo.

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…)

Glennon Play Will Shape The Draft

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Bucs GM Jason Licht

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…)

College Football Prime Time, Open Thread

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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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.

Power Run Buster: Gerald McCoy

Saturday, September 27th, 2014
How many points is Gerald McCoy's return worth?

How many points is Gerald McCoy’s return worth?

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 Needs “His Guys”

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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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…)

“I Apologize For Not Seeing Through The Mirage”

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

michael johnson 0805Underwear football folly led a longtime Tampa Bay Buccaneers analyst to issue an apology to his readers yesterday.

This veteran of all things Bucs feels duped. (more…)

TV Coverage Map For Bucs-Steelers

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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…)

Lovie Admits He Is Not “Energized”

Saturday, September 27th, 2014
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Lovie reacts to Mike Tomlin

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…)

Clean Up The Little Things

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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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…)

“It’s About Choice”

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Gerald McCoy explains the Big Ben difference

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 Talks Tailgating, Buzzsaws, Martin Impact, Dink & Dunk, Selling Out Glennon & More

Friday, September 26th, 2014

joe_mug_shotJoe got extra fired up for his weekly podcast with the smooth toned Ronnie Lane, of the Buccaneers Radio Network and WDAE-AM 620. (more…)