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It’s Not The Running Backs

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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Offensive line coach George Warhop talked to media today and wasn’t willing to share the blame for the Bucs’ struggling running game. (more…)

Quarterbacks Love The Bucs

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
The Bucs pass defense is so terrible, there is no slowing down Joe Flacco or any other opposing quarterback.

The Bucs’ pass defense is so terrible, there is no slowing down Joe Flacco or any other opposing quarterback.

Joe is hardly a guy who suggests civil disobedience is a way to get your point across. Often, that is outrageous if not irresponsible and maybe illegal.

Yet on Sunday, Joe Flacco was throwing touchdowns with such ease and the Bucs defense was so pathetic, Joe couldn’t believe no fan threw a beer on the field in disgust, anger and protest. (more…)

“He’s Given Us A Lot Of Hope”

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014


Lovie Smith issued strong support for Mike Glennon today at One Buc Palace. (more…)

McCown Calls Glennon “Pretty Efficient”

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

McCownGlennonMike Glennon fan Josh McCown likes what he sees from No. 8.

Yesterday at One Buc Palace, Joe asked McCown to comment on Glennon’s performance and share some of what he likes about the Bucs’ offense. (more…)

Jorvorskie Lane Suspended

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Lane explains what he did

Bucs fullback Jorvorskie Lane has been popped by the NFL for violating its substance abuse policy and will have to watch Bucs games on TV like most fans, without pay, for his misdeeds, the Bucs announced today.

Lane’s suspension begins immediately and he will be eligible to return to the active roster Nov. 3, following the team’s game against the Browns. (more…)

Don’t Expect “Comfortable” Johnson To Flip

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Lovie weighs in

Big-moneyed free agent Michael Johnson, the defensive and that was supposed to put the fear of God into opposing quarterbacks, has thus far been anything but fearful, unless you are Team Glazer cutting his checks.

Johnson thus far has two sacks, both coming in the win over the Steelers. (more…)

Did Gerald McCoy Fire Back At Ian Beckles?

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Former Bucs guard wants to see more dog and less nice-guy out of Gerald McCoy

Former Bucs guard Ian Beckles wants to see more dog and less nice guy out of Gerald McCoy. The Bucs’ captain despises that line of thinking.

Man, former Bucs guard Ian Beckles sure is rankled by the sight — and thought — of Gerald McCoy helping opponents up off the turf.

Beckles also shares his festering frustration regularly to tens of thousands of Bucs fans listening to him on the Ron and Ian show, heard weekday mornings on WDAE-AM 620. (more…)

Painful Truth On Defense’s Learning Curve

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Joe got a sobering take from Alterraun Verner

Win-now Buccaneers fans aren’t going to want to hear this. But it represents painful reality from arguably the most intelligent player on the Buccaneers’ roster. (more…)

Arroyo: V-Jax Getting Better

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
One of the 13 times Bucs WR Vincent Jackson was targeted Sunday.

One of the 13 times Vincent Jackson was targeted Sunday.

Vincent Jackson is a strange mix. He’s a nice guy who does tons of laudable work for veterans and their families away from the football field, but rarely will he talk to reporters. He is sort of the George Hendrick of the Bucs. Good guy; no talk, though.

Few work harder on the field, as well.

Once, Jackson was among the top receivers in the game. You cannot state that any longer. (more…)

Glennon Talks Playoffs

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

GlennonwideDon’t accuse Mike Glennon of being a leader who isn’t driven to get the Bucs to the playoffs.

In fact, Glennon was talking about the Tampa Bay’s playoff chances last night. (more…)

“Gerald McCoy Is Not An All-Pro”

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Joe likes how real Gerald McCoy is. Ask him an honest question and you get an honest answer. Joe really appreciates candor.

So Joe was more than impressed yesterday when GMC, speaking before a large gaggle of the local pen and mic club, stated flat out he is unworthy of postseason honors he has received in the past. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From

Wednesday, October 15th, 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.

“British parrot missing for four years returns speaking Spanish.” [Telegraph]

Drunken zombie Santa arrested after invading home, frightening children. [Minnesota.CBS]

Don’t go to the toy section of the Brooksville Walmart. [TheSmokingGun]

Knowshon Moreno out for the season. [NFL] (more…)

“They’re Not Really That Close”

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014


Joe’s proud to continue his partnership with, run by former NFL personnel man Chris Landry, who has worked as an assistant coach and scout for Bill Belichick, coordinator of the Titans scouting department, among other positions in pro and college football.

Landry provides an exclusive podcast for readers, which you can enjoy here every Tuesday evening – as in right now. (more…)

Michael Johnson And The Left Side

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
There was zero talk Sunday of trying Bucs DE Michael Johnson on the left side.

There was zero talk Sunday of trying DE Michael Johnson on the left side.

Thus far, Bucs right defensive end Michael Johnson has been a major swing-and-miss by head coach and overlord of football operations, Lovie Smith.

The very first guy the Bucs targeted in free agency, and reportedly dropped $24 million guaranteed in his lap, Johnson has largely completely invisible to date. (more…)

“Absolutely Not”

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Lovie Smith was emphatic with Joe today

Lovie Smith was emphatic with Joe today

The Bucs have a questionable situation at offensive coordinator. Quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo, an NFL newcomer, has been filling in since late in the preseason.

Considering Lovie Smith often will say he’s always focused on improving the Buccaneers, Joe thought it was reasonable to ask the head coach if he’s starting the preparation process to potentially hire a new OC when this season ends. (more…)