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Defensive Line “Not There Yet”

Sunday, August 17th, 2014
Bucs DT Gerald McCoy, who said the defensive line needs to improve, puts a move on a Dolphins offensive lineman last night. Photo courtesy of

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy, who said the defensive line needs to improve, puts a move on a Dolphins guard last night. Photo courtesy of

Defensive end Michael Johnson signed a five-year deal worth $43.75 million, per Some even suggested that paired with Gerald McCoy, Johnson would be the next Simeon Rice.

Frankly, unless Johnson flips the switch next month, the next person comparing him to Rice should be towel-snapped in the shower. (more…)

“Absolutely It’s An Emergency”

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Former Bucs QB Shaun King didn’t stamp out the idea of skanky guard Richie Incognito getting consideration by the Buccaneers

Don’t panic, Tampa Bay fans. It’s only been one quarter of one preseason game for the first-team offense. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and the Bucs’ new regime will need time to jell and smooth out the rough spots and fill holes. There’s plenty of time before opening day.

That’s the message from One Buc Palace, but that doesn’t seem to be the message from many ex-NFL players. (more…)

“Shocked” By Lovie Smith

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

NFL Network analyst and former NFL and Florida State offensive lineman Jamie Dukes can’t understand Lovie Smith

Referring to Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson as “Rolls Royces” and “Clydesdales,” NFL Network analyst Jamie Dukes, the former NFL offensive lineman and Florida State star, seems ready to bang his head against a wall.

Dukes simply can’t understand the approach of Tampa Bay head coach Lovie Smith. (more…)

Is Lovie Edgy Or Just Having Fun?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Tampa Bay Times writers have their edge detectors up

Preaching patience to media in various ways yesterday, something he did earlier this week, Lovie Smith now has multiple media types wondering whether the head coach is edgy and/or grumpy, or just being a little playful. (more…)

Edwards And Omameh Join First Team Today

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

LovieJagsThis week’s shift on the Buccaneers’ work-in-progress offensive line — Jamon Meredith to the bench, Oneil Cousins from right guard to left, and Jace Daniels into the starting RG role – is hardly anything that resembles a firm change. (more…)

“A Real Achilles’ Heel”

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014


The Bucs have a weakness, and a renowned NFL analyst thinks it could sink the 2014 team to ugly depths. (more…)

“You Don’t Need Five Good Linemen”

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Former Bucs TE and current BSPN football analyst Anthony Becht offered an interesting thought on repairing the Bucs’ porous offensive line.

Bucs fans have one thing on their minds (no, not Bucs cheerleader Tricia Cusmano) and that won’t going to change until Tampa Bay shoes improvement. The subject? You guessed it: The offensive line.

Former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht appeared on WDAE-AM 620 this morning and, like everyone else, he had to search for antacids after watching the first team offensive line Friday night. (more…)

Suggesting A Running Back Trade

Monday, August 11th, 2014

bobby rainey 1204The Bucs legitimately go four-deep at running back with Doug Martin, Charles Sims, Bobby Rainey and Mike James.

That’s a nice luxury, but it’s especially unnecessary when/if your offensive line can’t open a hole. (more…)

Cousins: Loss Was On Bucs’ Offensive Line

Monday, August 11th, 2014
Bucs G Oneil Cousins talks about the trainwreck that was the offensive line play Friday night.

Bucs G Oneil Cousins talks about the trainwreck that was the offensive line play Friday night.

If there is one thing Joe has learned about professional athletes, it’s to go gentle immediately after a practice or a game (especially a loss). Generally, they are so worn out talking isn’t always what they want to do.

Hell, Joe was once cussed out by Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson after the then-60-something threw batting practice (Gibson later apologized to Joe because he said he was having an asthma attack and couldn’t talk at the time he left the field because he couldn’t breathe). (more…)

Joe Dives Into All Things Bucs On WDAE-AM 620

Friday, August 8th, 2014

joemugshotIn case you missed Joe’s appearance on the Ron and Ian show this morning on WDAE-AM 620, Joe’s got it all for you right here.

The rapid-fire segments hit on plenty of Bucs issues of the day. (more…)

Joe Talks Drops, Diverse Offense, Speed And Much More Live From Training Camp

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

What a fun time! Joe got a chance to sit down for the “JoeBucsFan Hour” with Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620 right on the training camp practice field at One Buc Palace. All things Bucs, and some takes right from the field, were on the docket.

Enjoy the audio below.


Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

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Never forget, nor even think, that Bucs coach Lovie Smith is anything but a defensive coach. And in some ways, he reminds Joe of Father Dungy.

The man who helped turn the franchise around preached defense. As he sadly demonstrated, Father Dungy neither cared for nor liked offense. Had no use for it, which essentially killed his days with the Bucs. (more…)

A Passionate Plea For Playing Time

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
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A prominent former Buccaneer doesn’t want to see a repeat of last year

The Bucs had a pretty sad and perplexing preseason last year, and the on-field mess carried into the regular season.

Commander Schiano didn’t want to give starters, especially Josh Freeman, a lot of August reps, after limiting Freeman’s first-team reps in practice so Mike Glennon could get plenty of work. (more…)

“One Of The Worst Practices I’ve Had”

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has crazy  high standards.

Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has crazy high standards.

Joe is really starting to buy the hype surrounding rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. It’s hard not to when you see the guy on the field.

First, the dude is a monster. Yeah, you recognize Vincent Jackson and yeah, you recognize Mike Evans, two big guys in their own right when they take the field. But when ASJ steps foot on the turf, you do a double-take and your eyes are locked on him. (more…)

Vincent Jackson Digging Tedford Offense

Monday, August 4th, 2014
Bucs WR Vincent Jackson is expecting an explosive Bucs offense.

Vincent Jackson is expecting an explosive Bucs offense.

Yes, Joe got excited yesterday, but it wasn’t as if Rachel Watson came out of retirement. Not quite that big news.

No, Joe was fired up watching rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins going ham on veteran cornerbacks. It didn’t seem fair and didn’t seem right but Joe got hooked on the rookie from the University of Washington. (more…)

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…)