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Anthony Becht Questions Playcalling

Monday, October 13th, 2014

GlennonsackJoe never understands why some fans claim former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht, now an analyst on the Buccaneers Radio Network and Buccaneers.com, is too pro-Bucs and won’t criticize the team.

Those bitter fans just aren’t paying attention. (more…)

Logan Mankins Speaks

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

logan mankins 0917The failing Tampa Bay running game was one of the topics Pro Bowl left guard Logan Mankins addressed on Friday with the Tampa Bay pen and mic club. (more…)

Danny Lansanah Not A Lucky Man

Friday, October 10th, 2014
Bucs OLB Danny Lansanah dives over the goal line with his pick-six last week in New Orleans.

Bucs OLB Danny Lansanah dives over the goal line with his pick-six last week in New Orleans, his second in three games.

One of the few Bucs bright spots is the play of outside linebacker Danny Lansanah. The former reserve got a chance to play for injured starter Jonathan Casillas against Atlanta and had a pick-six.

Most Bucs fans didn’t see that because it came in the fourth quarter of one of the worst debacles in franchise history. By that time, Bucs fans had shut the game off and already were drinking heavily.

Lansanah’s play has been so good, he has replaced Casillas as a starter. (more…)

Alterraun Verner May Talk Some Trash

Friday, October 10th, 2014
Bucs CB Alterraun Verner is ready for his duel with Crows WR Steve Smith.

Cornerback Alterraun Verner is ready for his duel with Crows WR Steve Smith, both physical and verbal.

One of the classiest guys in the Bucs locker room is Alterraun Verner. If you ever saw and spoke with Verner outside of football, you’d have no idea he was an NFL Pro Bowl corner. He doesn’t look like an NFL player, almost smallish. He looks and speaks more like a college professor or a church youth counselor. (more…)

“There Is No Rookie”

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

austin seferian-jenkins 0812aManbeast rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was a major letdown last Sunday.

Joe can’t sugarcoat it. The young “Dunkaneer” had Michael Clayton hands but was no blocking icon. (more…)

Joe Talks Defensive Doom, Talent Issues, Fan Volatility, Glennon Mania, Adjustments & More

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

joemugshotJoe stepped into the den of the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig, for the weekly “JoeBucsFan Hour” on WDAE-AM 620.

All kinds of topics drew heated debate. (more…)

“It’s Gotta Scare You”

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Fear is in the air and it’s not even Halloween.

Yes, there are highs (Mike Glennon), but the lows have analysts freaking out. (more…)

Joe Talks Barron, Dome Dominance, Glennon, Player Evaluation & More

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

joemugshotJoe’s always up for talking Bucs, whether it’s at a bar, in the toilet, or on the white sands of St. Pete Beach.

Today, Joe got a chance to discuss all kinds of Bucs subjects with Ron Diaz and former Bucs guard Ian Beckles on WDAE-AM-620. (more…)

Rave Film Review For Glennon

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

mike glennon 0930cA prominent former Buccaneer has gone to the game film and says he sees real growth from rookie Mike Glennon to the current Year-2 version.

The little things are standing out.

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Defense Coming Together, Too

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Akeem Spence explained the spike in sacks was largely thanks to solid secondary play

A lot has been made of the Bucs offense the past week and that, with Mike Glennon at the helm, the long-awaited “Dunkaneers” finally showed up. Whether that was because of Glennon remains to be seen.

Well, anther thing that finally showed up Sunday was the long-awaited pass rush. The Bucs got Ben Roethlisberger on the ground five times. For long-suffering Bucs fans, that felt like two month’s worth of sacks. (more…)

Lovie Talks Trop, Graham, Brees and More

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

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Sometimes it’s nice to hear right from the head coach, rather than Joe’s quotes and spin on what the Buccaneers’ exalted leader is saying.

Lovie Smith was talking today, though he sure didn’t want to get into specifics on Drew Brees. (more…)

The Return Of Michael Johnson

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

One of the bright spots Sunday, aside from the glorious win over the Steelers, was the first appearance of defensive end Michael Johnson. Sure, the big-moneyed free agent was on the Bucs roster all season. But he finally showed up in the win.

Johnson had two sacks and five tackles. Cynics might say Johnson should have had a sack if he wasn’t blocked. Well, what is Johnson supposed to do, lie down on the ground because no Steelers offensive lineman put a body on him? (more…)

GMC Doesn’t Want Credit

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Bucs DT Gerald McCoy blasts Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for one of the Bucs' five sacks today.

Gerald McCoy blasts Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for one of the Bucs’ five sacks today. Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com

The Bucs’ locker room was jubilant after the game, as one can imagine.

Coming from behind after playing lousy football against a team like the Steelers in their own crib, well, that doesn’t happen too often. And the players knew it. They knew what mountain they had just climbed.

One could point to Mike Glennon for engineering the last-minute rally. One could point to Michael Johnson who finally showed up and got a pair of sacks on Ben Roethlisberger. (more…)

Who? Michael Johnson, That’s Who.

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Bucs DE Michael Johnson chases down Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for one of his two sacks today. Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

Michael Johnson chases down Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for one of his two sacks today. Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

Joe had been dogging Bucs defensive end Michael Johnson because the Bucs put a nice chuck of Team Glazer cash in his lap to do one thing and one thing only: pressure the quarterback.

Until this afternoon, the only thing Johnson had pressured is the pen to sign his checks. (more…)

Stopping Ben Roethlisberger No Secret

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's ability to evade tacklers to extend plays allowing receivers to get open is what makes him so special, said Bucs S Dashon Goldson.

Evading tacklers and extending plays, allowing receivers to get open, is what makes Ben Roethlisberger so special, said Dashon Goldson.

Joe is frankly scared to death of what Ben Roethlisberger might do to the Bucs on Sunday.

If Matty Ice can shred the Bucs, imagine what Roethlisberger could do?

For a defense that has yet to demonstrate an ability to shut down a third-string scrub, much less Matty Ice, now comes the best quarterback the Bucs have faced this season, Roethlisberger, on his home turf no less. (more…)

Mike Glennon Like “A Veteran”

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Barring something terribly unforeseen, Bucs QB Mike Glennon will get his first start of 2014 Sunday at Pittsburgh. Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

Barring something terribly unforeseen, Mike Glennon will get his first 2014 start Sunday at Pittsburgh. Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

The future is now.

The man who was the quarterback of past but not the quarterback of the present (for a few more days), who Bucs coach Lovie Smith deemed the quarterback of the future, will have a “good chance,” Lovie said, of starting Sunday at the Steelers in place of hobbled, turnover-prone Josh McCown.

As he did this spring at the draft when Lovie spoke glowingly about Glennon, Lovie resumed his love for the NC State product yesterday, lauding how he has handled the past 12 months. (more…)