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Gene Deckerhoff Talks To Joe

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

????Tonight, Derrick Brooks becomes the third Tampa Bay Buccaneer to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, joining Lee Roy Selmon and Warren Sapp, Brooks’ close friend since high school.

And possibly no one outside of Brooks’ family, his teammates and coaches know Derrick like a guy who grew up in Jacksonville, who never stepped on a football field with Brooks or against him. That man would be Gene Deckerhoff. (more…)

“Hasn’t Changed My Mindset At All”

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Glennon trainingcamp

Mike Glennon has a starter’s mentality

Bucs fans loved Mike Glennon’s absolute bomb to Chris Owusu last night for a touchdown. They also cringed when Glennon coughed up the football needlessly.

But that’s how practice goes sometimes, and Glennon’s not pressing. He’s got a starter’s mentality. (more…)

“More Illegal Contact” Calls On The Way

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

adrian clayborn 1121Joe confesses he dry heaved a little this morning after hearing longtime BSPN NFL insider John Clayton, “The Professor,” talk about how the NFL is informing teams of the latest “emphasis” of game officials.

Don’t think it’s a quarterback-driven league? Don’t think you need a stud quarterback to thrive and reach the promised land? Well, the NFL seems to disagree. (more…)

Hitting

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Bucs CB Leonard Johnson hopes his physical nature lands him a starting gig.

Yes, the Bucs have broken out the pads in training camp. Started on Sunday. It was what Bucs fans were waiting for.

Wednesday, the first day back for the Bucs from a day off, it seems the players weren’t interesting in keeping their teammates healthy. The hitting finally showed up.

But Bucs coach Lovie Smith doesn’t want guys getting hammered so much in training camp. (more…)

Lovie: We Don’t Need Fights

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

cats fighting

For the first time this season, the Bucs seemed were pretty intense at practice. Perhaps it was the players getting tired of beating on each other, or after a day off they were a little more fired up than usual.

Within about a five-minute period, there were two scuffles. More scrums than fisticuffs. But the fans in attendance sure liked it. To hear them talk, it showed the Bucs were intense. (more…)

Joe Talks Harmony, O-Line Fear, Rookies & More

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

joemugshotWho’s jacked up for football season? Joe sure is. And it was fun to get back into the popular “JoeBucsFan Hour” this evening with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig on WDAE-AM 620.

Miss the show? Well Joe dove into discussion about the value of guard play, life at One Buc Palace and early views of the mysterious Jeff Tedford offense. (more…)

“You Can’t Put Four Or Five Average Football Players Together And Think You’re Going To Have A Great Line”

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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Jamon Meredith got a “slow feet” label

Former Bucs starting guard Ian Beckles (1990-1996) is not optimistic about the messy situation on the Tampa Bay offensive line.

He doesn’t question that the O-line, with all kinds of new faces, can jell quickly with veteran starting guards like Oneil Cousins and Jamon Meredith. Greater factors have him worried. (more…)

Safties And The Bucs Defense

Monday, July 28th, 2014
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Strong safety Mark Barron (no, his number is still “23″), looks to have more freedom to make plays in Lovie Smith’s defense.

Joe knows true Bucs fans, and NFL fans in general, monitor NFL Network daily, and not just to gawk at Molly Qerim’s overall goodness and/or Amber Theoharis’ legs. Any time there is football talk it is a good thing.

Sunday, Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp hosted live coverage of Bucs training camp on NFL Network. There (as well as on Saturday when Sapp regaled a handful of Tampa Bay pen and mic club members) he talked about how he thought the Bucs safeties would blow up in Lovie Smith’s defense. (more…)

Lovie’s Only “Dirty F-Word”

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

LovieCampThere is no cursing at One Buc Palace. Well, it’s at least not sanctioned by the Lovieball regime.

Chucky, Raheem Morris and Greg Schiano embraced old-school, foul-mouthed football. Lovie Smith is not interested. His former players will attest. (more…)

Tommy Streeter Came To Play

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
Bucs WR Tommy Streeter made a big-time splash in practice Saturday.

WR Tommy Streeter made a big-time splash in practice Saturday.

Aside from the crazy play made by running back Jeff Demps Saturday, the biggest play of the day came from wide receiver Tommy Streeter. The former Miami Hurricanes stud was drafted by the Baltimore Crows in 2012 and after struggling with a bum food, released not quite a year ago.

Streeter was signed by the Bucs in January and fits the part of the “Dunkaneers,” at 6-5 with wheels. He displayed those moves yesterday that, at least for a day, has put him in the running for a roster spot. (more…)

Hobbled Hawk Will Play “John Lynch” Role

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
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Lovie speaks out

Before yesterday, there weren’t many clues offered on how Lovie Smith, Leslie Frazier and friends would use the Buccaneers’ safeties.

Many believed Dashon “Hawk” Goldson and Mark Barron to be similar players. (more…)

Mike Evans Learning NFL Ropes

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
Bucs WR Mike Evans got a taste of squaring off against an All Pro corner yesterday.

Bucs WR Mike Evans got a taste of squaring off against an All-Pro yesterday.

Joe saw kind of a cool thing after training camp practice yesterday. There was Mike Evans, the stud wide receiver, selected at No. 7 overall, carrying a pair of helmets back to the locker room.

It’s not hazing, but tradition. Rookies carry helmets (and when pads are worn, shoulder pads) back to the locker room. Evans could have copped an attitude, being one of the top picks in the draft, but he didn’t. (more…)

First Up, Jamon Meredith

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Bucs reserve offensive lineman Jamon Meredith will get the first crack to secure the opening left by the departure of G Carl Nicks.

Jamon Meredith will get the first crack to secure the opening left by the departure of guard Carl Nicks.

For the first time in maybe a year, gentle giant Jamon Meredith decided to chat with members of the Tampa Bay pen and mic club after the Bucs had their practice cut short big time by lightning yesterday. Meredith talking seemed to shock many reporters, Joe included.

Ironically, when Bucs coach Lovie Smith was asked how he would fill the massive hole left by guard Carl Nicks’ departure, the very first name out of his mouth was Meredith. So Meredith discussed what life may be like without Nicks. (more…)

Lovie Not Worried About Short Practice

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Bucs coach Lovie Smith wasn't upset the first practice of training camp was shortened by lightning.

Lovie Smith wasn’t upset the first practice of training camp was shortened by lightning.

The Bucs were supposed to have a 150-minute practice session to open 2014 training camp Friday. Mother Nature played a rude host, with two lightning delays, the second effectively ending practice.

Joe isn’t sure the Bucs got a total of 30 minutes of work. The first session was nine minutes when the lightning alarm sounded. The second time the Bucs took the field, practice may have been 20 minutes. (more…)