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Impotent Offense

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

impotentA divide is starting in the Bucs’ locker room. Joe can sense it being there. He can hear it in the words of players. He can see it on faces.

Two weeks ago, after Joe Flacco and the Crows alley-stomped the Bucs, the defensive line as a whole threw their hands up in the air and all but asked, “What do you want us to do? Flacco had unloaded the ball before we were in our third step.” (more…)

Day After Contract Results

Sunday, October 26th, 2014
A day after signing the richest contract in the NFL for a defensive tackle, Bucs DT Gerald McCoy recorded two tackles and a half-sack. Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

A day after signing the richest contract in the NFL for a defensive tackle, Gerald McCoy recorded two tackles and a half-sack. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.)

Yesterday, Joe wrote about how Gerald McCoy hit the lottery by signing the richest contract for a defensive tackle in the NFL. Joe is truly, genuinely happy for GMC, one of the best dudes Joe has ever dealt with. A true professional and stalwart of the locker room.

But as Joe also warned, signing such a contract comes with high expectations. If one is to be paid like the best, then it is not outrageous to expect results commensurate with the salary. (more…)

“I Don’t Know. I Came Off The Field”

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

michael johnson 1014Michael Johnson was among the unhappy Buccaneers in a frustrated Tampa Bay locker room this afternoon.

But it seemed Johnson was irked by more than just the final score. (more…)

“Hawk” Tired Of Talk

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

You think you were frustrated with the ugly Bucs loss? You think you are sick of the Bucs always talking about dominating and correcting mistakes and being the best they can be?

Well, so is Bucs safety “Hawk” Goldson. A visibly upset Goldson sat in his locker seething, trying his best to keep his emotions in. But he let some slip out. (more…)

“We’re Still Looking For That Answer”

Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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Mike Glennon is mystified

The Buccaneers average less than four points in the first halves of games this season.

That’s damn hard to do at the professional level, and Mike Glennon was willing to talk about it after the game. (more…)

Lovie: We “Ran The Ball OK”

Sunday, October 26th, 2014
What?

Huh?

Joe almost lost his lunch when Lovie Smith said the Bucs “ran the ball ok” during his postgame news conference this afternoon.

Whaaaatttt? (more…)

The Day The Optimists Died

Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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The Bucs’ choke job today cost them a shot at second place in the division following tonight’s Saints-Packers game

Yes, the Bucs entered todays’ game just two games back of first place in the putrid NFC South, a spot they still occupy after losses by Carolina and Atlanta.

Your Buccaneers are in the hunt. But the reality is any 2014 optimism among the diehard Bucs faithful died today at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway. (more…)

Vikings 19, Buccaneers 13 (OT)

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

It’s not supposed to be this bad. It’s really not.

Your Buccaneers are 1-6 and looking terrible. Frankly, the coaching is dreadful right now. The Bucs offense came out uninspired today and not ready to play at the NFL level.

That’s simply inexcusable off a bye week — at home. (more…)

Vikings At Bucs, Open Thread

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

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Yes, Joe is at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway for the Vikings-Bucs game. As Joe wrote earlier, this has the smell of two teams going in opposite directions, and that smell reminds Joe of a Midwestern cow pasture.

Yes, the Bucs had the bye week off. Color Joe suspicious that all that has befallen the Bucs can be solved in a handful of days.

That doesn’t mean Joe isn’t rooting for the Bucs. So have at it, bang it here for your thoughts on the game. As always, you are encouraged to e-mail among yourselves URLs of illegally streamed video but posting that here can and will get you banned.

Go Bucs!

Today’s Inactive Buccaneers

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

McCownlaughIn case you were wondering whether Josh McCown was truly healthy. Today’s inactive list answers the question. (more…)

NFL Network: Four Contenders Vying For V-Jax

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

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After Vincent Jackson trade rumors from NFL Network insider reporter Ian Rapoport two weeks ago, the winds of a V-Drops V-Jax trade seemed to die down.

Now they’ve heated up. (more…)

Gameday Tampa Bay

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

vikings cheerleaderGame 7

Vikings (2-5) at Bucs (1-5)

Kickoff: 1 p.m. (more…)

“I Don’t Know How Long The Rope Is”

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

GlennonjagsEntering the 2014 season, there were only two — just two — NFC teams with uncertain quarterback situations, Tampa Bay and Minnesota, who kick off at 1 o’clock today at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.

The Vikings opted to draft rookie Teddy Bridgewater in the first round, a pick Joe believes was wise. The Bucs signed a career journeyman quarterback with a losing record to start because they didn’t like their 2013 rookie QB enough. (more…)

Visit HillsboroughDefense.com

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Who’s your defensive coordinator?

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It Appears Lovie Kept His Word

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????We need to get our new general manager in here, but just as a general rule, you know there’s a reason why there is a salary cap.  And we want to use all of our resources to get as many good football players in here. It’s kind of as simple as that. … We want to be right up; we don’t want to have a lot of money in reserves. No one does. I mean you want to use money to get as many good football players. And it takes money to get good football players in here. So that’s our approach. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith, January 2014 (more…)

You Make The Call

Sunday, October 26th, 2014