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Winston Says He’s Competing Against Manning, Brady

Friday, February 20th, 2015

jameis 0212bSmiling, cool, loose and happy before hundreds of media at the NFL Scouting Combine this afternoon, Jameis Winston stomped on the notion that he’s battling Marcus Mariota to be the No. 1 overall pick. (more…)

Jason Licht: Open Checkbook For Investigation

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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To what lengths will the Buccaneers go to investigate Jameis Winston or any other draft prospect? (more…)

Report: Winston’s Wing Not Serious

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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The media center of the NFL Combine blew up about an hour ago when Chris Mortensen of BSPN stated a reason Winston’s medicals are taking so much longer than other players’ is because Winston has experienced a weak throwing shoulder. (more…)

Winston Experiencing Weak Wing

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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For the second straight day, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been having longer than needed “medicals” at the NFL Scouting Combine in frozen Indianapolis. Per Chris Mortensen of BSPN, Winston is experiencing weakness in his throwing shoulder. (more…)

Losing A Fanbase

Friday, February 20th, 2015
Florida DE Dante Fowler, a hometown guy, isn't worked up about a chance to play for the Bucs.

Florida DE Dante Fowler, a hometown guy, isn’t worked up about a chance to play for the Bucs.

Joe has repeatedly typed over the past few months that the Bucs at a crossroads. Tampa Bay could pick Jameis Winston, infuse massive buzz in the team and the community and set themselves up for playoff runs in the future. (more…)

Disbelieving Jameis Love

Friday, February 20th, 2015
Greg Bedard of theMMQB.com is dubious of Lovie Smith's embracing of Jameis WInston.

Greg Bedard of theMMQB.com is dubious of Lovie Smith’s embracing of Jameis WInston.

So the Bucs are taking Jameis Winston? One prominent NFL scribe believes Bucs coach Lovie Smith confirmed the opposite.

Wednesday, when Lovie took to BSPN radio and said he was “comfortable” coaching Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, many quickly concluded Winston is the leader in the clubhouse to get drafted by the Bucs at No. 1. (more…)

More Trades, Less “High-Ticket” Purchases

Friday, February 20th, 2015

This Tampa Bay Buccaneers regime has been wheeling and dealing.

Trades are rather rare in the NFL, but the Bucs dumped five players — in five separate trades — in 2014. (more…)

“Aren’t Buying Anything Lovie Says Right Now”

Friday, February 20th, 2015

People are questioning the credibility of Lovie Smith, but how could that be?

On BSPN television yesterday, NFL insider John Clayton, “The Professor,” called Lovie “the most principled coach in football.” (more…)

Jameis Watch: Shameful Hate!

Friday, February 20th, 2015

jameis 0213Crab-legs-stealing, BB-gun-shooting, obscenity-hollering, Heisman-Trophy-winning, former national champion Jameis 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 daily nugget on the Jameis Watch, celebrating the best quarterback to wear No. 5 ever in the state of Florida. (more…)

Waiting On Jameis

Friday, February 20th, 2015
Sometime today, quarterback Jameis Winston will step up to this here podium at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Sometime today, quarterback Jameis Winston will step up to this here podium at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Yes, Joe is back at it, braving the minus-four degrees morning of frozen Indianapolis and at Lucas Oil Stadium for the third of the four-day affair open to media.

Thankfully, Indianapolis has cabs.

Today is all about Jameis Winston. He was delayed yesterday during his medicals and couldn’t make it to his planned media session as the place shuts down each day at 5 p.m.

Just like yesterday, there is no timetable, no set schedule on when Winston will appear. We may get 30-seconds warning, we may get five-minutes warning. Winston could walk to the podium in seven minutes or seven hours.

Either way, Joe is here to document his every word.

Lovie Jabs Used Car Salesmen

Friday, February 20th, 2015

lovie smith 0112The 15-minute official interview the Bucs will give some draft prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine this week can be somewhat silly.

It’s valuable, but 15 minutes is brief for a guy professionally coached how to respond. (more…)

Act Like The Champs

Friday, February 20th, 2015

belicheatThe Super Bowl champion New England Schianos always seem to land a stud offensive lineman late in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Perhaps that’s a big reason they always pick late in the first round? (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

Friday, February 20th, 2015

hC20155Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from HootersCalendar.com. And don’t forget to visit HootersCalendar.com for the 2015 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Panthers GM hasn’t talked to Greg Hardy since September. [Charlotte Observer]

Twitter-friendly Falcons head coach Dan Quinn. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

Saints mired in a new sex abuse scandal. [Nola.com]

Marijuana-specific employment agency opens. [Denver Post]

Johnny Rehab update. [Cleveland.com]

All-time ridiculous Rays giveaway in 2015. [Rays Index]

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Advice Is Low Priority For Mariota

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Mariota2It’s widely known that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota comes from a college spread offense that doesn’t look much like what is seen in the NFC South on any given Sunday. (Neither does the Bucs’ offense, but that’s not the point here.) (more…)

Winston Press Conference Delayed

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was scheduled to speak today before the NFL media of the world in frozen Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium. Instead, he got delayed. (more…)

Mariota Wants To Make “Impact”

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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Marcus Mariota was grilled this afternoon

Marcus Mariota made his debut in front of Joe and hundreds of NFL media today at Lucas Oil Stadium in frozen Indianapolis. He seemed to enjoy some of it – and tired quickly over another element of it. (more…)

Loser Hands?

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Jameis WinstonMan, BSPN had a field day this afternoon with the freshly measured hand sizes of quarterback prospects Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. (more…)

Details Of Sapp And Phoenix Hookers

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

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It seems former Bucs great and Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp washed away a lucrative television career over a low three-figure (each) escapade with two Phoenix, um, escorts. (more…)