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“Don’t Feel Like Josh Was A Missed Quarterback”

Monday, October 20th, 2014
Former rock star general manager Mark Dominik talks Josh Freeman and the Bucs.

Former rock star general manager Mark Dominik talks Josh Freeman, Mike Glennon and the Bucs.

One thing lacking from this year’s club is drama. If you have a losing season, a terrible season, and you don’t have drama, then you have apathy.

Apathy is the worst thing for any sports team. It means fans have checked out, and that means some may never return. The Bucs are on the verge of apathy. (more…)

Brooks: Glennon Took Two Steps Backward

Monday, October 20th, 2014

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The premier living Bucs icon, Mr. Derrick Brooks, was very troubled by what he saw last week.

Joe already shared Brooks’ passionate critiques of the Bucs’ defense. But it didn’t stop there. (more…)

Bucs Were In The Mix For Harvin

Monday, October 20th, 2014
Report claims Bucs were in the mix for WR Percy Harvin as he was traded by Seattle to the Jets.

Reports claim Bucs were in the mix for WR Percy Harvin as he was traded by Seattle to the Jets.

Yes, it was a stunner that a defending Super Bowl champion in the throes of a playoff run would trade one of its best receivers.

Even more stunning? A team that will likely fire its coach and is out of the playoffs would trade for such a wide receiver. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

Monday, October 20th, 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 amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Man in the Keys found tonguing a dog. [Keysnet]

Michael Robinson broke up a fight between weirdo Percy Harvin and Golden tate. [NFL]

Underwear shoplifter Joseph Randle now pitching underwear. [BSPN]

LenDale White got tossed out of USC game Saturday for calling athletic director Pat Haden a “coward.” [TheBigLead]

Lot of people watch the Rays. Just not at that mausoleum in St. Petersburg. [RaysIndex]

Loser-Filled South Keeps Bucs Alive

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

McCownlaughJoe’s having a glass-half-full kind of moment.

While the Bucs had the day off today, their division brethren continued to circle the drain. (more…)

Teams Want Vincent Jackson

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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Though Vincent Jackson is still, as Joe is typing, a member of the Bucs, NFL insider Ian Rapoport of NFL.com and NFL Network tossed out an interesting but not surprising nugget about the Bucs’ No. 1 wide receiver. (more…)

Paging Michael Johnson

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Since the season opener, Michael Johnson has only been rumored to be a starting right defensive end.

Since the season opener, Michael Johnson’s numbers have really fallen off.

The Bucs jumped into the deep end of the 2014 free agent pool when the dinner bell rang to open the signing period. There was Bucs general manager Jason Licht waving around Team Glazer’s checkbook high in the air.

After six games and a pitiful 1-5 start, many of the free agents overlord of football operations Lovie Smith signed off on have been a big swing and a miss. (more…)

Logan Mankins A “Detriment?”

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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NFL Films guru explains

As all Bucs fans know, the offensive line in preseason was a nightmare.

How bad? Tampa Bay even brought in sleezy Richie Incognito for an interview. That’s how bad. (more…)

Home Field Disadvantage

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
"Geez, 14-29? I never got my rear end kicked like that at home.  Jiminy Christmas!"

“Geez, 14-29? I never got my rear end kicked like that at home. Jiminy Christmas!”

When Raheem Morris took over, he made a pointed effort to “embrace the heat.” In other words, use the Florida heat to the Bucs’ advantage and make opponents melt. That blew up in his face when the Cowboys totally boatraced to open his regime

Guess someone forgot to tell Morris it gets hot in Texas, too. (more…)

Joe Talks Frazier Influence, Fat Girls, Pass Rush Approach, Post-Bye Changes & More

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

joe_mug_shotJoe had a fun Friday during his weekly chat with the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620.

All kinds of Bucs subjects were on the table during the fast-paced segment. (more…)

Quarterback By Committee Approach Coming?

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

McCownGlennonMike Glennon may by the quarterback of the future performing OK as the quarterback of the present, but that doesn’t mean Lovie Smith has lost his acquired taste for Josh McCown.

In fact, one noted former QB suspects Lovie will let them share time. (more…)

Lovie’s Advice To Page: “Stay Ready”

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

eric page2Spoiled by years with Devin Hester, it’s understandable Lovie Smith might be soured by watching a mortal return man.

Lovie keeps saying how the Bucs need a greater spark from their return game, though not naming rookie Solomon Patton. And now Eric Page returned off the street last week. (more…)

THE OPTIMIST: Trust The Plan And The Drafting

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

lovie smith 0511In these unsettled times of devastating Bucs losses, constant change and growing pains, Joe thought it would be wise to bring back THE OPTIMIST.

THE OPTIMIST is Nick Houllis, a Bucs fan and an accomplished writer whose steadfast allegiance to the Buccaneers goes back to the 1970s. Houllis is the founder, creator and guru of BucStop.com, a place Joe goes to get lost in time via Houllis’ stunning video collection.

THE OPTIMIST will shine that positive light in your eyes. Some will love it. Some won’t. … Of course, THE OPTIMIST’s opinions are his alone and are not influenced by Joe. (more…)

Sifting Through The Noise

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

LovieJagsWhen teams endure stunning stretches of losing like the Bucs have, negativity grows like summer weeds. You pluck a bunch of those weeds with a victory, but another couple of losses adds about triple the weeds you pulled initially.

Fans want hope and want to believe, but ultimately, after so much losing, only consistent winning makes them believers. (more…)

Harsh Words From Trusted Analyst

Friday, October 17th, 2014
Former Bucs defensive lineman and recent Bucs coaching intern Steve White takes his beloved team over his knee for its dismal play.

Former Bucs defensive end and 2014 Bucs coaching intern Steve White takes his beloved team over his knee for its dismal play

Boy, oh boy, Joe doesn’t know where to start with this. At least the competent, candid analysis is refreshing.

Former Bucs defensive end Steve White knows something about the Tampa-2. He spent each of his Bucs seasons under Father Dungy. Even more, White was a coaching intern with the Bucs this past spring. (more…)

Disturbing Pass Defense

Friday, October 17th, 2014
So far, the Bucs secondary can't cover themselves with a blanket at night, including safety Mark Barron.

So far, the Bucs’ secondary can’t cover themselves with a blanket at night, including safety Mark Barron.

Man, the Bucs’ pass defense is a trainwreck. Not only are the Bucs threatening to allow the most yards in the 95-year history of the NFL, but also the most points.

It is simply incredible how with all the Pro Bowlers and high draft picks on the defensive roster they can get so lit up so badly. It really is a difficult task to be this bad.

John Parolin of BSPN seems to know what ails the Bucs. (more…)