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Johnny Vs. Evans = Ridiculous Bucs Debate

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

How often is an elite quarterback available on the free agent market? Rarely.

How often is an elite wide receiver up for the highest bidder? Every darn year; and it’s usually more than one pass catcher. Heck, three were on the market last year. (more…)

Championship Racing And Huge Cash Giveaways Tonight At Derby Lane In St. Petersburg

Saturday, April 12th, 2014


It’s always great fun at Derby Lane for the annual Distance Classic. It’s the place to be tonight! Visit for all the fantastic dining and wagering options. Admission is always free at Derby Lane.

Spending Spree

Saturday, April 12th, 2014


It wasn’t too long ago that Team Glazer decided the best way to a winner was to quit shelling out big bucks to marginal, aging players, and to build through the draft. On paper, it wasn’t a bad idea.

The dynasties of the NFL had always stocked their foundations with sound draft picks. In later years when free agency became a thing, then those teams might plugged a hole or two by buying a player. (more…)

Alterraun Verner: Suitable Replacement

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Stat geeks compare Darrelle Revis with his replacement, Alterraun Verner.

Pro Football Focus compares Alterraun Verner (above) with Darrelle Revis, and D.J. Moore offers reality on Lovie’s defense.

Though Joe has gotten over it, Joe still finds it a negative when a team willing waves goodbye to a future Hall of Famer in the prime of his career. Yes, yes, yes, Joe knows all about Darrelle Revis’ salary and how the Bucs spread the wealth around.

While the thought of losing Revis still irks Joe, the stat nerds over at Pro Football Focus believe the Bucs couldn’t have done much better in who they replaced Revis with, Alterraun Verner. (more…)

Joe Talks Johnny & All Things Bucs

Friday, April 11th, 2014

It was a special day. Joe’s usual Wednesday “JoeBucsFan Hour” with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620, was rescheduled for today at 5 p.m.

Of course, Joe talked about all kinds of subjects. Enjoy! And don’t forget Joe’s got plenty for you on Saturday and all through the weekend.

James Wilder, Jr. Visits Bucs

Friday, April 11th, 2014
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FSU fullback and Bucs legacy James Wilder, Jr. visited his dad’s old team.

Joe’s a little late on this (no, a lot late) but it’s been a busy day away from the bustling headquarters.

This morning, Florida State all-purpose back James Wilder, Jr. announced on Twitter he was visiting the Bucs. (more…)

Did Freeman Get Mike Sullivan’s Blessing?

Friday, April 11th, 2014

josh freeman  0920Word that the Giants are about to bring sleepy, leaky Josh Freeman in for a workout intrigues Joe because it would mean the former Bucs franchise quarterback likely earned the blessing of highly respected ex-Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan.

Now don’t misinterpret what Joe means by “highly-respected” when it comes to Sullivan. (more…)

“He Can Win Without …”

Friday, April 11th, 2014

The Lovie way will immediately reign in the NFC South, says Willie McGinest and Rod Woodson.

Wow! There were two loud flags planted on planet Lovie yesterday on NFL Network.

Yes, prominent experts have examined the Panthers, Falcons, Bucs and Saints and declared the Buccaneers champions of the NFC South in 2014. (more…)

Playing To His Strength?

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Why run behind Anthony Collins and a suspect offensive line?

No NFL team pounded the football more without big results than the Cincinnati Bengals did last season. Their former offensive coordinator, Jay Gruden, was committed to the run game like no other.

The Bengals had the eighth-most carries in the NFL but only averaged 3.6 yards per carry, which ranked 27th in the league. That’s almost old school football, and a tip of the cap to a suffocating defense that drove the Bengals to a division title but crumbled in the playoffs. (more…)

Joe Joins Steve Duemig Today At 5 P.M. On WDAE-AM 620/95.3 FM

Friday, April 11th, 2014

It’s a special time this week! Don’t miss the “JoeBucsFan Hour” at 5 p.m. today, when Joe sits down with The Big Dog to dive into all the Bucs subjects of the day. Always a fun time!


Licht, Lovie “Love, Love, Love” Johnny Football

Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Love is alleged to be in the air at One Buc Palace over Johnny Football

After reading the piece linked below last night, Joe almost had to take a cold shower and kept reminding himself that April is the Season of Smoke.

A Houston sports radio host, who just happens to be the son of the assistant offensive line coach on the staff of Bruce Arians with the Arizona Desert Rats, where Bucs general manager Jason Licht worked last year, claims “for a fact” to know the mindset of Lovie Smith and Licht (or both) when it comes to drafting a certain quarterback. (more…)

An Easy Decision For Lovie

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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When the dinner bell rang to start the free agency signing period last month, it took Bucs general manager Jason Licht and coach Lovie Smith all but a few hours to find their man to lead the Bucs offense: Josh McCown.

Many are willing to start digging Mike Glennon’s grave with the Bucs as a result. But in an NFL Network interview that aired last night, Lovie explained the decision to go get McCown came down to two factors: knowledge and numbers. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from And don’t forget to visit for the 2014 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Oh, man. This is not good. [NBC Miami]

Might be surprised where college grads are flocking to for work. Sadly, not Tampa Bay. [Forbes]

Rat on the subway creates the expected chaos. [YouTube]

Sex on a picnic table doesn’t sound like such an awful thing, but a cop doesn’t agree with Joe. [TC Palm]

Matt Moore injury chatter. [Rays Index]

And since it is Friday, Joe has a little fun surprise for you. Trust Joe, he’s not teasing you for something you will regret. So… (more…)

Is Preseason Hype Really “Bogus?”

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

bucs cheerleader 12The Buccaneers open their 2014 preseason in Jacksonville. And even if the new version of Lovieball and its mysterious offense is squaring up against a Johnny Football-led Jaguars team before a sold out crowd, there’s no way to call that an intriguing matchup.

That’s the order from the Custodian of Canton, the only local Hall of Fame voter, Tampa Tribune writer eye-RAH! Kaufman. (more…)