Not Much Pressure On Aguayo

May 26th, 2016
Former Bucs kicker Martin Gramatica (red shirt) with his two sons as well as current Bucs kicker Roberto Aguayo (19) surrounded by a gaggle of reporters after Bucs OTA practice today.

Former Bucs kicker Martin Gramatica (red shirt) with his two sons, as well as current Bucs kicker Roberto Aguayo (19), surrounded by a gaggle of reporters after Bucs OTA practice today.

A lot of folks think second round draft pick Roberto Aguayo is under a lot of pressure with the Bucs as their new kicker. Maybe, but maybe not as much as one may expect. [read more]

Buccaneers OTA Practice Notes & Observations

May 26th, 2016


Joe’s got all kinds of underwear football nuggets for you Bucs junkies.  [read more]

Ayers Talks Spence

May 26th, 2016
Big time comparison.

Big time comparison.

The defensive end of the present for the Bucs was dripping sweat after today’s OTA practice, wondering out loud how it could possibly get any hotter, shaking his head at what he has heard from teammates about the blast furnace that is an NFL training camp in Tampa. [read more]

Buccaneers Will Have Joint Practices With Jacksonville And Cleveland

May 26th, 2016

KoetterCombine3Head coach Dirk Koetter wasn’t blowing hot air when he said in March that he liked joint training camp practices with fellow NFL teams. [read more]

Monken Rips Receivers In OTA Drill

May 26th, 2016

Wide receivers coach/offensive coordinator Todd Monken (right) was riled up at practice today.

Buccaneers wide receiver got a verbal whoopin’ today from wide receivers coach/offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

This wasn’t your typical OTA practice moment. [read more]

“Banks, You Lost Your Mind!”

May 26th, 2016
Joe's got practice video

Joe’s got practice video

It was a rough start to practice today for Bucs cornerback Johnthan Banks.

And Joe happened to have the official video camera rolling. [read more]

What Must Doug Martin Do To Get Better?

May 26th, 2016


Joe asked Bucs running backs coach Tim Spencer the question shown in the headline? [read more]

The Rub-Off Factor

May 26th, 2016

jameis 0517bJoe vividly recalls a chat three years ago with then-Bucs pass rush coach and ex-NFL great Bryan Cox talking about how Gerald McCoy needed to raise his game. [read more]

“High Expectations”

May 26th, 2016
Lofty goals.

Lofty goals.

Today, the Bucs resume OTA practices. And the practices are open for local scribes and TV and radio types. So Joe will be there, you can bet on that. [read more]

Nothing Beats Watching Games

May 26th, 2016
"Bizarre" logic in defending Lovie.

“Bizarre” logic in defending Lovie.

Usually, it is the four-letter Bristol Bunch who is angry and bitter because the Bucs jettisoned Lovie Smith.

But there seems to be angst in greater Los Angeles, as well. [read more]

GMC: I Must Improve

May 26th, 2016
Individual honors are nice, but GMC wants wins.

Individual honors are nice, but GMC wants wins.

Pretty cool honor (again) last night for Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. He was once again voted to the Top 100 Players, an NFL Network list voted on by his peers, fellow NFL players. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From

May 26th, 2016


Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from And don’t forget to visit for the 2016 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

“El Chapo” allegedly bankrolled accused child-killer and Jenn Sterger-lookalike Casey Anthony’s legal defense? [WTSP]

The 10 most talented rosters. [NFL]

The loneliest dog. [Mirror]

Most hated NFL player. [BSPN]

Why African-Americans hate stat geeks. [The Undefeated]

Unrest at a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico. [CNN]

The last stand of Alex Colome. [JoeRaysFan]


Gerald McCoy: No. 63

May 25th, 2016
No. 63 of 2016.

No. 63 of 2016.

Talk about the irony of using an iconic Buccaneers number. [read more]

“Wayyyy Ahead”

May 25th, 2016

DonovanSmith2016Donovan Smith is one gargantuan dude. He was 6-6, 338 pounds at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine.

This offseason, manbeast Smith looks like he shuffled that weight into all the right places. [read more]

Dominik Applauds Jameis

May 25th, 2016
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Now sees the light.

It seems former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik is now on the righteous side of America. [read more]

“He Doesn’t Want Any Arrogant Guys”

May 25th, 2016


Last week, Ronde Barber called Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith the “nicest guy in the history of professional football.”

So Joe figured it would be a good idea to ask Gerald McCoy, a true Mr. Nice Guy, what he thinks of that statement and Smith. [read more]