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GMC Talks Up Will Gholston

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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Joe has gone on record stating second-year defensive lineman Will Gholston could be a break out player for the Bucs this season. Judging by his rookie year, all signs point to Gholston being on every NFL offensive lineman’s radar. (more…)

McCown Talks About Drafting A QB At No. 7

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

johnny football 0120Of course, Joe had to ask Josh McCown today at Bucs headquarters whether he spent time with the former college quarterbacks that visited One Buc Palace in recent days.

McCown talked about his brushes with Johnny Football, Teddy Bridgewater and Jimmy Garappolo, and he went on to explain his approach if the Bucs drafted a quarterback on Day 1 of the NFL Draft in 23 short days. (more…)

Michael Johnson Channels Simeon Rice

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
New Bucs DE Michael Johnson spent much of Tuesday morning studying Simeon Rice.

New Bucs DE Michael Johnson spent much of Tuesday morning studying Simeon Rice.

Doctors throughout the Tampa Bay area were flooded with calls on Mondays last fall from patients who needed to re-up their blood pressure meds because the Bucs were so impotent at getting to opposing quarterbacks.

It was appalling for Joe as well, as he had to numb himself on Sunday nights with copious amounts of adult beverages to wash away the memories. (more…)

Mike James Is Running, Cutting, Ready

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

mike james 1104Talented second-year running back Mike James stood before media today at One Buc Palace and was all smiles. His broken — and repaired – ankle is feeling great.

Looking rocked up and chiseled — James said he’s 232 pounds – he talked about his future and the loss of the offensive line behind which he was so successful last season. (more…)

McCown Won’t Force His Leadership

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Joe talked about leadership with McCown at One Buc Palace today

Starting quarterback Josh McCown talked about his approach to the new Bucs season this afternoon at One Buc Palace.

And Joe liked how McCown explained that his lauded leadership ability doesn’t mean he’s forcing anything or making speeches just because all eyes are on him as the starter out of the gate. (more…)

Mike Glennon’s Brother Ranks The QBs

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
In Stroud we trust?

Johnny Football impresses Glennon

Sean Glennon, Mike Glennon’s brother, was cut by the Vikings in 2009 after a solid quarterback career at Virginia Tech, where he was once the MVP of the ACC Championship game. 

Nowadays, Glennon, 28, checks in as a football analyst on Delaware sports radio, 1290 AM. And it’s no surprise that he watches plenty of film and likes to break down quarterbacks. (more…)

Quick Turnaround?

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Is GM Jason Licht molding the Bucs after the Cardinals?

Is GM Jason Licht molding the Bucs after the Cardinals?

Lovie Smith and Jason Licht have stated publicly that Bucs fans don’t deserve another rebuilding stage. Given the fact the Bucs haven’t won a playoff game in 12 years, not since Chucky hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy aloft in victory, that’s a damned long time. (more…)

Only One Speed For Joe Cullen

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Joe recommends the latest “Meet The Coaches” feature on Buccaneers.com. Scott Smith goes deep with new defensive line coach Joe Cullen, Gerald McCoy’s sixth defensive line coach in five years.

Cullen, whose voice could land him in Mafia films, hits on a lot of topics in the roughly six-minute video, which prompted Joe to dive into further research. (more…)

Going After A Defensive Linemen?

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Joe expects DL Will Gholston to play a key role this fall.

Joe expects DL Will Gholston to play a key role this fall.

Joe wonders how many Bucs fans were thrown out of bars across the Tampa Bay area when they hurled beer at TVs after watching opposing quarterbacks have so much time in the pocket to throw. These QBs could have clipped their toenails and not been sacked.

Poor Gerald McCoy. He may be the best defensive tackle in the game and he got absolutely scant help trying to breathe on a quarterback. So when Bucs coach Lovie Smith took over, he wasted scant minutes (seconds?) in beefing up the defensive line. As a result, Joe thinks the defensive line is just fine. (more…)

Mike Glennon’s Future

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
A pair of BSPN types believe Bucs backup QB Mike Glennon is trade bait.

A pair of BSPN types believe Bucs backup QB Mike Glennon is trade bait.

The Mike Glennon Mob has come to grips with the fact their hero, barring injury to Josh McCown or the Bucs not drafting a quarterback next month (something Joe will lay cash that the Bucs indeed will do) will not start for at least two years.

That doesn’t mean the MGM has given up hopes that Glennon will someday rescue the Bucs from their postseason winless purgatory. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

Tuesday, April 15th, 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 the 2014 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Woman dragged from her garage by bears. [WTSP]

Be careful what you use for a screen saver when you bring your laptop in to get repaired. [Gothamist]

Some prankster turned a crocodile loose at a strip mall. [YouTube]

Drunk guy thinks he’s a Canadian mountie. Tries to arrest people down in Charlotte County at a boat race. [WINKNews]

A review of “The Porch” at the Fruitdome. [RaysIndex]

Spence’s Legal Woes Will Linger Into Summer

Monday, April 14th, 2014
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Akeem Spence

Bucs defensive tackle Akeem Spence did not commit the allegedly brutally heinous acts of having a mattress on his front lawn, a stripper pole in his living room, a sibling’s knife in his thigh, or hosting a loud house party. But Spence was pinched by Alabama police in January for allegedly barreling down the highway at 100+ miles per hour with a chunk of weed.

Today, Spence was scheduled for a “bench trial” in rural Alabama. (more…)

Options at Wide Receiver

Monday, April 14th, 2014
Josh Norris of Rotoworld.com believes Vincent Jackson needs help from a drafted wide receiver.

Josh Norris of Rotoworld.com believes Vincent Jackson needs help from a drafted wide receiver

Yes, the Bucs loaded up on defensive players in free agency. The Bucs went from an OK defense to maybe a top-tier defense with Lovie Smith taking over the reigns.

If anyone can build a strong defense, it is Lovie. So Joe believes the defense will be just fine. It is the offense that needs talented bodies. (more…)

First-Round QB Less Risky Than DE

Monday, April 14th, 2014
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Even with all the media coverage of the NFL, there still exists a secretive blossoming underworld inside many franchises. It’s a world where spreadsheets and hard drives and stats geeks try to craft an edge with information. 

The Bucs hired their own master of numbers this year, Tyler Oberly. So Joe finds it interesting that Mr. Oberly shared an analysis earlier this month from his old website, TheSidelineView.com. (more…)