Archive for the ‘620 WDAE-AM/95.3 FM Audio, Video And Stories’ Category

Hobbled Hawk Will Play “John Lynch” Role

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
dashon goldson 0930

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…)

Austin Seferian-Jenkins Ready To Roll

Friday, July 25th, 2014
Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins declared himself fully recovered from offseason surgery.

Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins declared himself fully recovered from offseason surgery.

For the most part, even to the Tampa Bay pen and mic club, rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is a mystery. Not only was he recovering from foot surgery to stabilize a fracture during Bucs spring practices, ASJ rarely attended.

University of Washington is on a quarter system and the school’s schedule was a conflict. Per NFL rules, rookies whose college hours conflict with OTAs or minicamps cannot participate.

Joe knows Bucs general manager Jason Licht liked his tight ends prior to the draft (in particular, Tim Wright) but ASJ had really wowed both Bucs coach Lovie Smith and Licht big time while they studied pre-draft film. (more…)

Dream About To Happen For Mike Evans

Friday, July 25th, 2014
Bucs WR Mike Evans chose an interesting workout partner this summer to prep for training camp.

Bucs WR Mike Evans chose an interesting workout partner this summer to prep for training camp.

The man Bucs general manager Jason Licht tabbed “Godzilla” is ready to rock and roll across NFL fields as his namesake did Tokyo. Bucs wide receiver and seventh-overall draft pick Mike Evans is ready.

The first round draft pick held court, briefly, with the Tampa Bay pen and mic club as he arrived at One Buc Palace for his first NFL training camp. Evans noted a few things that opened Joe’s eyes. (more…)

Jason Licht Channels Joe Namath

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

????????????????

Right now for Bucs fans, thinking of the offensive line is enough to induce chugging bottles of Mylanta. It makes Joe thirsty, too, but not for a chalky indigestion elixir.

The Bucs, as of 6 p.m. last night, fully expected hobbled guard Carl Nicks to show up today. He didn’t; he has an excused absence to tend to a family issue. Nicks, as we all know by now, has a bum foot, specifically a bum toe, and has played sparingly since coming to the Bucs in 2012. (more…)

Jason Licht’s Pre-Camp Chat

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

DuemigLicht

Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht sat down for an hour this evening to talk all things Bucs. (more…)

Licht: Analytics Help Score Playcallers

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

jason lichtBucs general manager Jason Licht is proud to say he’s not a salary cap guy. He’s a film junkie, a scout at heart.

But Licht spoke tonight about how he’s transitioned in recently years into a numbers lover. (more…)

“He Wants To Prove You Can Still Win 17-14″

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

lovie smith 0106bIt’s been made very clear that the Bucs will be playing old school, Tampa-2 defense under Lovie Smith.

Most Tampa Bay fans pray the hire of offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford means the Bucs won’t be delivering old school Tony Dungy offense, but don’t count on it. (more…)

Joe Talks Worst-Players List & The 2014 Season

Friday, July 18th, 2014

joemugshotIn case you missed it, Joe was peppered yesterday with all kinds of Bucs questions during an appearance on the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620.

The topic of projecting the 2014 season came up, and Joe dove into the miracles fans and coaches are seeking from starting QB Josh McCown, among many other subjects. (more…)

Joe Talks Minicamp Impressions, Confidence, Roster, Tim Howard, Quarterbacks & More

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The “JoeBucsFan Hour” with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620, was its typical fun affair this evening. (more…)

Jason Licht, Beer, AC/DC, Cattle Herding & More

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

A bunch of important Tampa Bay sports types (not including Joe) had their annual gathering last week to apparently high five each other, dine well and pound scotch on the rocks, and give each other awards while dressed in fancy suits and sneakers.

This year, the “Sneaker Soiree,” as it’s known, also featured a roundtable chat with new Bucs general manager Jason Licht, plus Lightning head coach Jon Cooper and Rays skipper Joe Maddon. (more…)

Bucs GM Tips His Cap To Clayborn, Spence

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

akeem spence 0116aBucs defensive linemen weren’t allowed to touch — and certainly not hit — anyone during spring practices, but Bucs general manager Jason Licht didn’t hesitate to name the D-line as his standout bunch of the recently concluded OTA and minicamp sessions.

It’s the season of reading between the lines, so Joe finds this quite significant. (more…)

Joe Talks Minicamp Looks, High Tech, Happy Days, Dungy Engagement & More

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

It’s Joe’s weekly chat with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620, about all the Bucs happenings of the day.

Enjoy!