Jameis Watch: No Referee Hassling

November 24th, 2014

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Crab-legs-stealing, BB-gun-shooting, obscenity-hollering, Heisman-Trophy-winning, national champion James Winston, the pride of Florida State University, continues to look like a much better quarterback prospect than Mike Glennon and Josh McCown.

It’s Joe’s daily nugget on the Jameis Watch, celebrating the best quarterback to wear No. 5 ever in the state of Florida. [read more]

Terrible Lack Of Discipline

November 24th, 2014
"Damnit men, toes on the line!"

“Damnit men, toes on the line!”

Penalties, fumbles, interceptions, punting the ball 18 yards… when will the madness stop?

It is up and down the line with the Bucs. Seemingly no player, save Gerald McCoy and Lavonte David, is innocent of bonehead mistakes this season.

It happens in the first quarter, second quarter, third quarter, fourth quarter, you name it. [read more]

McCoy Quietly Marches To Double Digits

November 24th, 2014

gerald mccoy 0916Now is the time of year when fans of sorry losing teams must find silver linings and nuggets to help them sleep at night.

Gerald McCoy has 7 1/2 sacks. [read more]

Taunting

November 24th, 2014

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Again, a touchdown pass resulted in a flag for taunting. This one was different than Austin Seferian-Jenkins clearly violating a known NFL no-no by using the football for a prop, while he preened a pose as if he was on a bottle of rum.

Yesterday, it was Mike Evans’ turn.

Some Bucs fans suggest this is not taunting. The NFL strongly disagrees. [read more]

Slip, Slip, Slipped Away

November 24th, 2014
Bucs CB Alterran Verner discussed an opportunity lost yesterday in Chicago.

Alterraun Verner discussed an opportunity lost yesterday in Chicago.

Yesterday, when Tampa Bay had bratty Jay Cutler and the Bears scoreless at halftime, it sure seemed like the day belonged to the Bucs, even in the rain and the slop of Soldier Field.

Alas, it was not. Josh McCown turned into Josh McCown, the turnover-happy signal-caller, and the Bears rallied for a 21-13 win. [read more]

“Whoever Did That? Don’t Let Him Do It Again”

November 24th, 2014

lovie and lichtThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offensive line reminds Joe of that screwed up batch of instant chocolate pudding that’s been in the refrigerator for an hour.

Take it out and taste it, and it’s kind of runny and each spoonful doesn’t taste quite right. [read more]

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November 24th, 2014

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“I Felt Like It Was Our Day”

November 24th, 2014
Bucs DT Akeem Spence thought the way the Bucs played in the first half at Chicago, the team was due for a win.

DT Akeem Spence thought the way the Bucs played Chicago in the first half the team was due for a win.

There are a lot of problems with the Bucs. A team isn’t 2-9 playing in a crap division without some significant issues. Joe believes defense is not one of them.

Oh, sure, the defense was pitiful earlier in the year. Just look how the defense got seal-clubbed at Atlanta and against Baltimore. Shameful, in fact. [read more]

Rookie Quarterback 101

November 24th, 2014
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Joe illustrates and wags a finger of shame at Demar Dotson

Joe really wants Bucs fans to watch this NFL.com video link a couple of times. It illustrates why, in part, Josh McCown doesn’t belong on the field in this lost season.

It was one of many times yesterday that McCown looked like a rookie. Heck, as Joe’s written, McCown’s entire season has been one that looks like that of a typical rookie QB. [read more]

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November 24th, 2014

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Banks Keeps Paying Dividends

November 24th, 2014

johnthan banks 0824It’s been so rare for Tampa Bay to score a quality player in the second round of the NFL Draft, that the standout play of second-year man Johnthan Banks is worth a standing ovation.

Banks put another solid game in the books yesterday. [read more]

Josh McCown Played Santa

November 24th, 2014

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And then came the second half. [read more]

Jacquies Smith Soars, Michael Johnson Vanishes

November 24th, 2014

The Find and The Flop.

The Animal and The Apparition.

The Beast and The Bust.

The Bucs have a couple of stunning stories starting for them at defensive end. [read more]

Nursing Home Neglect Should Never Happen

November 24th, 2014

Click through below to learn more about the experience of local attorneys Sam Harden and Brett Metcalf.

Nursing home neglect should never happen.

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Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow

November 24th, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

(Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

A long look at the Bucs yesterday, today, and what to expect tomorrow and beyond.

For this entire season, Doug Martin has been nowhere near his rookie self, when he made the Pro Bowl and it appeared the Bucs had their version of Ray Rice (the football player) for years to come.

Now, he plays like he’s third string.

What a far fall. Joe knows way too many Bucs fans quickly blame the offensive line. While that may not be accurate, it’s lazy. Bobby Rainey runs behind the same offensive line and gets much better results. So the offensive line is laying down for Martin? Get real. [read more]