Early Tampa Review For DeSean Jackson

April 23rd, 2017

Big-name Buc weighs in on DeSean Jackson’s first days

Yes, Tampa Bay has only been back to work for six days, strictly meetings and working out and conditioning, per NFL rules. [read more]

Falcons Seek Another Huge Draft Trade & Score?

April 23rd, 2017

Bucs GM Jason Licht

Joe has made the point several times that Falcons fans are never seen weeping, cursing and/or marching on team headquarters because their club coughed up two first-round picks, a second-round pick and two fourth-round picks for the right to draft Julio Jones in 2011. [read more]

Make The Call

April 23rd, 2017

24-hour poll launched at 11:58 a.m.

The Luke Kuechly Draft

April 23rd, 2017

What could have been.

Joe remembers before the Bucs drafted Mark Barron in the first round in 2012, quite a few readers of this here website beat the drum for Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly. [read more]

Third-Round Talent?

April 23rd, 2017

Value for Bucs?

There is a chorus of Bucs fans that demand AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht not select a running back in the first round.

You can get a running back later, this loud crowd bellows, even though winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter doesn’t exactly agree. [read more]

Jason Licht Appears To Tip His Draft Hand

April 22nd, 2017

New blood en route?

General manager Jason Licht made a confusing statement on radio this week, or maybe it was simply a tip of his 2017 NFL Draft hand. [read more]

“One Of The Things That I Wrote Down Just About Every Game”

April 22nd, 2017

Jason Licht takes notes and perhaps issues another clue into his draft mind

General manager Jason Licht got into some habits last season. [read more]

An Open Letter To 18 NFL Teams

April 22nd, 2017

It’s Gil Arcia’s Saturday column! His 11th since joining the team.

Dear teams picking ahead of the Bucs,

You may not be familiar with who I am, but my open letters tend to influence some folks (see the Grimes family). [read more]

“Nerdy” Bucs Preduction

April 22nd, 2017

You won’t believe this.

Talk about going out on a limb! [read more]

Mayock: “Priority” For Bucs Is…

April 22nd, 2017

NFL Network’s Mike Mayock dishes on Bucs.

Few NFL draft gurus do the research and homework that Mike Mayock does for NFL Network.

The cherry on top of the chocolate sundae for Joe is that Mayock does one mock draft and one mock draft only. Pretenders should take heed. [read more]

Jacquies Smith Will Return

April 21st, 2017


So Bucs fans who believe in hopes and prayers and answered Hail Marys will rejoice with raised glasses this evening with the news that oft-injured Jacquies Smith will, barring something totally unforeseen, return to the Bucs. [read more]

FANTASY PODCAST: Startup Advice, Schedule Excitement, The Other HBO Show & More

April 21st, 2017

Todd gives advice for those starting up fantasy football leagues in the coming months, explains why he is guilty of loving the NFL Schedule release, and why he’s more excited for another show coming soon to HBO and not the Bucs on “Hard Knocks.”

Yes, the Todd Wright Fantasy Football podcast rolls on year-round! Every Friday on JoeBucsFan.com, and you can find it on iTunes here.

Click above to listen or to download.


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O-Line Experts Weigh In On Marpet Move

April 21st, 2017

In the lab

While Joe doesn’t like it, Joe has a very open mind about the Bucs’ great spring and summer “experiment” (Dirk Koetter’s word) that moves emerging star right guard Ali Marpet to center.

Joe has even talked to two big-time offensive line experts about the subject. [read more]

An 11-5 Season For Mr. & Mrs. Buc Fan

April 21st, 2017


I’ve been around enough Buc fans over the years to know what you’re thinking.

Coming off a 9-7 season, buoyed by the addition of DeSean Jackson, you have been crying, waiting, hoping for the release of the 2017 schedule since the leaves stopped falling. [read more]