There’s nothing quite like a locker room speech, especially when puritan Lovie Smith isn’t involved. [read more]
Heartfelt stuff from Dirk Koetter after today’s thrilling victory. [read more]
Former Falcons have found home in Tampa Bay since Dirk Koetter has been around. [read more]
Bucs fans, it seems, are more concerned with how folks on national platforms think about the team rather than the way the Bucs are playing. [read more]
How locked in are the Bucs with the tasks at hand?
Well, consider this exchange that Bucs stud receiver Mike Evans had in the locker room after today’s game in San Diego. [read more]
BY IRA KAUFMAN
Buc fans are living large after the most glorious fall Sunday since Jon Gruden stalked the sidelines, guiding the 2007 club to a division title.
A gutty win at San Diego, coupled with losses by the Falcons, Redskins, Giants and Eagles, leaves Tampa Bay in prime postseason position. And a special nod to America’s Team for knocking off the Vikings Thursday evening.
The Bucs now face New Orleans at home, seeking their first 5-game winning streak since a 2002 club that you might remember fondly. In this race to 10 that suddenly appears quite doable, here are 10 ornaments to hang: [read more]
Joe has a hard time typing the following because, with a nod to Barry Switzer, Joe is not a fiction writer. [read more]
Joe admits to being both surprised and impressed. [read more]
Joe will not back off holding Doug Martin to a high standard, one he failed to meet again today in San Diego. [read more]
The smile on America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, that Joe snapped to the left after today’s win says it all. [read more]
We all saw what Father Dungy did with an historic band of losers 20 years ago — and Dirk Koetter is doing it faster.
That’s the cold hard reality. [read more]
Who knew Vernon Hargreaves was the Bucs’ backup punt returner?
That factoid aside, the Bucs’ 21-year-old rookie cornerback had his biggest game as a professional in San Diego. [read more]
Another critical miss today by Roberto Aguayo, who, after a brief rally, appears to again be the worst kicker in the NFL. [read more]
Fly your flags.
Hug your women and children, and anyone in reach.
Your Buccaneers are 7-5 and in first place — in December! [read more]
Are the Bucs pretenders? We’ll know after this game at “The Q,” as its known in San Diego, Qualcomm Stadium.
Beat the Chargers and the Bucs are on a four-game winning streak with a 7-5 record on their way home to face the Saints. A loss, and Tampa Bay comes home 6-6 trying regroup and salvage a winning season down the stretch.
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