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McCown: Offense Now More Complete

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

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The Bucs’ passing game, well, Joe holds his breath whenever Josh McCown/Mike Glennon goes back to pass. The run game? Thought the Bucs gave up on that.

Still, since he was reinstated to the starting lineup, McCown believes the offense is more complete than it has been this season. (more…)

Lovie Defends Michael Koenen

Thursday, November 13th, 2014
Bucs punter Michael Koenen is last in the NFL in average yards per punt.

Michael Koenen is last in the NFL in average yards per punt.

Bucs fans are outraged and Joe not only senses their anger, but understands their disgust.

Contractors who hang drywall in the area are reporting a brisk increase in jobs due to Bucs fans punching holes in their walls when Michael Koenen is punting. (more…)

“As Bad As It Looks, It’s Still About Them.”

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
A former Buccaneer finds hope in the Bucs' game film

A former Buccaneer finds hope in the Bucs’ game film

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers make a lot of mistakes and play undisciplined football. Performance is not their strong suit.

Joe finds this to be a terrible sign. Joe would much prefer a smart, precise team in need of talent versus a team in need of talent, plus focus and will. (more…)

Pros And Cons Of QB Change

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Though Lovie Smith may argue to the contrary, for Joe, the benching of the quarterback of the future Mike Glennon for turnover-prone journeyman Josh McCown is a move reminiscent of the French army in 1940.

Surrender! (more…)

“Why Don’t They All Just Come Out In Dresses?”

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

brantley-83Strokes and seizures and other problems have plagued former Tampa Bay standout linebacker (1980-1987) and Gators great Scot Brantley.

A regular on local sports radio in the previous two decades, including a run alongside Gene Deckerhoff on the Buccaneers’ radio broadcasts, Brantley joined the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday. (more…)

Big Game Coming For Mike Evans?

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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Yes, Joe was as surprised to read the following as you might be.

The Browns have the best pickoff artist in the NFL. Tashaun Gipson and his five picks lead the NFL. He has eight picks in his last 10 games and three in his past two games.

In other words, the guy is on fire. So it would help Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon to stay away from this guy. (more…)

Joe Talks Frayed Nerves, Offensive Offense, Future Focus, Warhop & More

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

joemugshotIt’s Joe’s weekly podcast with silky-toned Ronnie Lane of WDAE-AM 620 and the Buccaneers Radio Network!

Joe dives into some locker-room happenings, among Bucs-Browns chatter and more. (more…)

Lay Off ASJ!

Monday, October 27th, 2014
Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins scores a go-ahead touchdown Sunday. It didn't last.

TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins “manned up” to his costly overtime error after the touchdown shown above. (Photo courtesy of

The last couple of games, rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins showed why he was a second-round pick. Likely still bothered by a foot surgically-repaired foot before the draft, and a sprained ankle on opening day, ASJ was beginning to separate himself from the chafe.

Yesterday, it looked like he had the game-winning touchdown when he hauled in a Mike Glennon offering in the corner of the end zone in double-coverage. (more…)


Monday, October 27th, 2014

collinsIt’s safe to say Bucs beat reporter Tom Krasniqi is no fan of Anthony Collins.

Krasniqi, who will debut a new weekday show with Ronnie Lane one week from today on WDAE-AM 620, gave readers a taste of his passion during a Bucs postgame show last night.

Joe heard this screaming, intense take and had to share. (more…)

Lovie Irritated With Offense

Monday, October 27th, 2014

????????It is hard for an offense to get on track when a quarterback forces a gruesome pick.

It is hard for an offense to get on track when it cannot run the ball.

It is hard for an offense to get on track when its quarterback drops back and gets swarmed. (more…)

Brooks Says More Tedford Influence Could Come

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Tedford rightMr. Derrick Brooks mostly talked about Florida State football and other non-Bucs pigskin matters on his radio show this week.

But the Bucs icon also shared interesting bye-week thoughts. (more…)

“Cautiously Anticipating” The 3-Step Drop

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

joemugshotThe Bucs defense has been abused by three-step drops this season.

So doesn’t it make sense that the Vikings, a team with a good defense and a struggling offense, might try and see if the Bucs have figured out this quick-release riddle? (more…)

Lovie Talks Softness, QB Reps, “The Big Picture,” Hawk Reality, David Love & More

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

lovie 0613bAs usual, the leader of Lovieball, Lovie Smith, took questions this afternoon from the podium at One Buc Palace.

Lovie actually was eager to talk about his QB situation, though the chatter did remind Joe of his favorite James Brown song. (more…)

“Who Do We Have That’s Tough?”

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Clinton McDonaldTwo days prior to Gerald McCoy’s brutally harsh words this afternoon, a former Buccaneer lashed out on his beloved team.

“Who do we have that’s tough?” he asked. (more…)

Will Vikes Fix Bucs’ Pass Rush?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Bucs DT Akeem Spence talks Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater and rushing the quarterback.

It’s like a hemorrhoid for Joe that flares up every fall and nothing doctors can do, short of carving the thing out, will subside the damned thing from September through December.

That NFL-hemorrhoid is the Bucs’ pass rush. As Joe wrote earlier, how many freaking draft picks, how many high-priced free agents have or will the Bucs have to go through before they find a guy to record double-digit sacks? (more…)

“It Was Blood In The Water”

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014


During a week when Lovie Smith is preaching a “mentality” change, quite a picture was painted yesterday of the defensive hunger the Bucs should have.

Former Tampa Bay starting linebacker Ryan Nece, a rookie on the legendary Super Bowl team, explained what a guy like Teddy Bridgewater coming to Tampa used to mean. (more…)