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Lovie Is Done Evaluating

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

lovie 0821After Saturday’s game in Buffalo, the Bucs will have to shave the roster to 75 by 4 p.m. Tuesday. So Joe can understand how bubble players may be having sleepless nights in the coming days.

Guys who may have flashed in practice might want to show up in the second half Saturday. Unless something unexpected happens, Bucs coach Lovie Smith’s already has a good idea of his top-75. (more…)

Patton’s March Through Preseason

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
A different type of Patton may be marching through NFL kick and punt teams this fall.

A different type of Patton may be marching through NFL kick and punt teams this fall.

When someone mentions the name “Patton,” Joe, being the history geek, immediately thinks of iconic World War II commander George Patton and his famous march through France, which became military lore for speed and efficiency.

Local Gators fans peppering Joe with Bucs questions have a different sort of Patton in mind. That would be receiver/returner Solomon Patton. (more…)

Joe Talks Edge Rush Fears, Offensive Expectations, Roster Options & More

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

joemugshotAs always, Joe had fun tonight talking all things Bucs with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620.

All kinds of Bucs topics were on the table, including plenty of talk about currently invisible Michael Johnson, magical Gerald McCoy, the Jeff Tedford offense, among others. (more…)

EDS Hopes O-Line Set

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Bucs C Evan Dietrich-Smith hopes the current starting five on the offensive line remains intact.

Bucs C Evan Dietrich-Smith hopes the current starting five on the offensive line remains intact. Photo courtesy of

Joe can still hear shrieks from Bucs fans after watching the offensive line get tossed around like tackling dummies in the preseason loss to the Jags. It was an eye-opening scene, in a nightmarish sort of way.

Joe could and did understand the outrage. Not even Roger Staubach would have been able to operate an offense behind what was alleged to have been blocking that night. Poor Bucs quarterback Josh McCown was running for dear life on each play. (more…)

Secrecy Of Tedford Offense Remains

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

maxwell smartIn some ways, Joe leans back in his comfy high-back leather chair in his home office and roars out loud. It’s almost like a cheesy 1960s James Bond knockoff where a sixtysomething evildoer holds a hottie spy hostage in an underwater Caribbean lair in some diabolical plot to break out stolen nukes and rule the world.

Only this is the NFL and Jeff Tedford is the sixtysomething guy. But to the best of Joe’s knowledge, Tedford doesn’t have Rachel Watson lassoed in Lovie Smith’s notorious basement, mainly because Floridians don’t have basements. (more…)

“Vets” Have Helped Patrick Omameh

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Bucs G Patrick Omameh thanks his teammates for making him a better player.

Offensive line play was such a trainwreck against Jacksonville, the debut of the Lovie Smith-endorsed Jeff Tedford offense, that any guy walking around with a white can could see changes needed to be made.

Had changes not been made, quarterback Josh McCown’s life insurance would have been canceled. It was brutal to watch and painful to remember. (more…)

Around The NFC South

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The Bucs play a total of six games a year against the hated Dixie Chicks, the Stinkin’ Panthers, and the bounty-loving Saints. For those who want to snoop on the Bucs’ hated rivals, Joe provides a regular glimpse at what’s happening around the NFC South. (more…)

Will Gholston Is Hurting

Monday, August 18th, 2014

william gholston 0204Only one arm of giant-winged second-year defensive end Will Gholston is available to bat down passes and disrupt plays in the backfield.

Joe’s partners at WDAE-AM 620 are reporting that Gholston has an arm in a sling today. (more…)

No “First-String, NFL-Caliber guard”

Monday, August 18th, 2014
Bucs starting left guard Oneil Cousins

Starting left guard Oneil Cousins won’t be sending former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht a Christmas card

The Tampa Bay offensive line looked improved Saturday night but that’s not saying a whole lot.

That was the message from former Buccaneers, Jets, Rams, Chiefs and Cardinals tight end Anthony Becht. (more…)

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…)