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Bucs Return To The Practice Field

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

GoldsonOh, the drama of a post-bludgeoning practice before the bye-week break.

Yes, the Bucs were back on the soggy grass of One Buc Palace this afternoon. (more…)

Arroyo Seeking Answers For Slow Starts

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

A coaching change is suggested

Yes, the Tampa Bay offense averages a little more than four points in the first halves of games. It’s reprehensible.

Joe might recommend a witch doctor or a team of strippers massaging players in the pregame locker room. But de facto offensive coordinator, Marcus Arroyo, wants answers. (more…)

Joe Talks Bucs With Steve Duemig At 5 P.M. On WDAE-AM 620/95.3 FM

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

It’s the popular “JoeBucsFan Hour,” your favorite hour of intense Bucs talk. Joe joins the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig, at 5 p.m. Listen live at


The Rotten Defense

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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A thing that irks Joe is that the Bucs are  led by someone and built by the same fellow who is believed to be a defensive wizard. The man’s name is Lovie Smith.

Make no mistake: Lovie oversees all football transactions. A player is not signed; a player is not traded for without Lovie’s stamp of approval. (more…)

Crows Only Worried About GMC

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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GMC explained he was a marked man Sunday.

In his postgame eulogy Sunday, Bucs coach Lovie Smith dropped a line that implied the Bucs simply don’t have the horses to do battle with the big boys of the NFL. That’s not a far-fetched notion, the way the Bucs have been alley-beaten.

When Bucs stud defensive tackle held court after the game, he said the Crows attacked him like they didn’t give a damn about any other player on the Bucs defensive line. (more…)

“Guys Were Looking Around Waiting For Somebody Else To Make A Play”

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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How does that happen, and why does it continue through an entire first half? (more…)

The Lessons Of 2009

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
One Bucs coach wasn't afraid to radically change his scheme midseason. And it led to a significant stretch of winning.

One Bucs coach wasn’t afraid to radically change his schemes. And it led to a significant stretch of winning.

Joe will give Raheem Morris credit. The man was unafraid of change.

Heck, in his first season, Raheem fired his offensive coordinator in August and changed his offense. Three months later, he fired his defensive coordinator and radically changed the Bucs defense. (more…)

The Collapse Of The Offensive Line

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
It's kind of hard for a quarterback to throw the ball when he's prone on the ground.

It’s kind of hard for a quarterback to throw the ball when he’s prone on the ground.

Many Bucs fans were irrational the way they attacked the offensive line. Joe thought it was lazy to lay all the blame for Doug Martin being a shell of his former self on the O-line. (more…)

Offense Doesn’t Need Fixing

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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No, the Bucs offense didn’t remind anyone of the “Greatest Show on Turf” during the seal-clubbing by the Crows Sunday.

Frankly, even if it did, it wouldn’t have mattered anyway, the way the Bucs pass defense treated Crows wide receivers as if they had the shingles. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe By

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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

Bucs news forthcoming.

Nebraska enjoying Colorado’s marijuana overflow. [Denver Post]

New York Times dives deep into Jameis Winston mess. []

Tough guy threatens to burn baby’s clothing. [Times Union]

Notice Davin Joseph didn’t start last night. His Rams stats are heinous. []

Dodgers want Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman? [RaysIndex]

Demps Dumped From Practice Squad

Monday, October 13th, 2014

jeff demps 2The fastest man in the NFL has made a quick exit from One Buc Palace. (more…)

Lovie Serves Up A Question For Fans

Monday, October 13th, 2014

lovie and lichtThe leader of Lovieball, Lovie Smith, had a firm message for fans today.

And the head coach also offered up a question at his afternoon news conference. (more…)

“We Know This Defense”

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Akeem Spence explains the Meltdown on Dale Mabry Highway yesterday in great detail.

Bucs fans will want to listen to this audio of Joe interviewing Bucs defensive tackle Akeem Spence in the Tampa Bay locker room after the game yesterday. You can just feel the frustration oozing out of him.

Spence, in a very candid interview — which Joe greatly appreciates — explained how the Bucs were not prepared for Crows quarterback Joe Flacco’s three-step drop, that the defensive line was helpless as a result, and that the Bucs actually know Lovie Smith’s precious defense. (more…)

“That’s Coach’s Decision. And That’s That”

Monday, October 13th, 2014

lovie smith 0919Mike Glennon remains the most interesting aspect to Tampa Bay’s season.

Despite all the Bucs’ question marks, the No. 1 question surrounding the team — and one that will drive the team’s future — is at quarterback. (more…)

Serious Questions For Bucs

Monday, October 13th, 2014

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Joe has a range of emotions about the Bucs after their second seal-clubbing in a month yesterday, this time at the hands of the Baltimore Crows. It was one of the more pitiful beatdowns Joe has ever seen.

Not one emotion spinning in Joe’s head is positive. The Bucs are in a complete and total collapse, whether it be coaching or player evaluation. (more…)

“Soft, Like Tissue Paper Soft”

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Michael Johnson was invisible yesterday against a rookie backup left tackle

Michael Johnson was invisible yesterday against a rookie backup left tackle

A prominent former Buccaneer would be on board with nicknaming defensive end Michael Johnson “Kleenex.” (more…)