“Keep Digging For The Treasure”

September 16th, 2014
The Bucs' Super Bowl champion weighs in

The Bucs’ Super Bowl champion weighs in

The guy with the newest Super Bowl ring in the Bucs locker room, defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, doesn’t think his teammates are playing enough smart football.

He’s committed to fixing that, and ensuring the Bucs’ attitude stays healthy in the face of two frustrating losses. [read more]

Losing Faith In Josh McCown Means …

September 16th, 2014
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Keep the faith, says Booger McFarland.

Joe understands the downright anger of Bucs fans. The team basically urinated away the first two games of the season against dog backup quarterbacks, in part, because a career backup QB Lovie Smith knighted as his leader, Josh McCown, made too many Pop Warner mistakes that doomed the Pewter Pirates.

Sensing the kick-in-the-groin loss to the Lambs and a third-string nobody ended Lovie Smith’s honeymoon with fans, former Bucs defensive tackle Booger McFarland is trying his best to calm the masses. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

September 16th, 2014

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Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from HootersCalendar.com. And don’t forget to visit HootersCalendar.com for the 2014 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Is Kirk Cousins better for the Redskins than RGIII? [NFL]

So John Abraham is returning to the Cardinals. [BSPN]

Gene Simmons claims rock is dead. [Rolling Stone]

Alabama man hides in Nick Saban’s bathroom to propose to his girlfriend. [AL]

A new Rays stadium deal by end of the year? [RaysIndex]

Lovie: Rainey Has “Instincts” Of “A Great Running Back”

September 15th, 2014

The new starter?

So if Doug Martin is healthy on Thursday, will he return as Tampa Bay’s starting running back?

Listening to Lovie Smith on his radio show tonight, one might not think so. [read more]

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September 15th, 2014

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“Club”Gerald?

September 15th, 2014

Gerald McCoy has a broken hand. Joe knows this because McCoy talked about it last night.

Lovie Smith didn’t call McCoy’s hand broken this afternoon and hinted McCoy could play Thursday night in Atlanta. [read more]

What Happened?

September 15th, 2014

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It was a litany of chaos at the Bucs game yesterday, the loss to third-string never-been quarterback Austin Davis. The immortal Austin Davis.

Joe is sure fans were so upset by the second half, beer wasn’t enough and they began foraging for hard liquor. Understandable. [read more]

Bucs Are What Lovie Said They Were

September 15th, 2014

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When Lovie Smith was hired, during the first couple of months when asked his Buccaneers roster, he often would add the qualifier, “But we are a 4-12 team,” as if to say the roster needs a serious upgrade.

The Bucs had a massive purge of players, namely on offense; they drafted nothing but offense. Bucs fans, thinking Lovie possessed a magic wand and that he drafted just offensive players, thought a turnaround and a new day of offensive football at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway was here. [read more]

Bucs Fans Have Thrown In The Towel

September 15th, 2014
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An ESPN celebrity had a disturbing Tweet

Joe shook his head, literally, when he read the Twitter. But Joe understood how Bucs fans feel. After Lovie Smith waved the white flag yesterday, Bucs fans are throwing in the towel on the season.

Don’t believe Joe? Take the Twitter message from Mel Kiper of BSPN. The NFL draft guru stated fans of a particular team on Florida’s west coast suddenly have a keen interest in the 2015 draft. [read more]

“Ludicrous To Think” McCown Fear Drove Calls

September 15th, 2014
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Joe disagrees with a former Buccaneer

Joe’s a big fan of former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht, who’s a busy man working for ESPN and the Buccaneers Radio Network, but Joe had to disagree with Becht this morning.

Speaking on WDAE-AM 620, Becht drew a line in the sand stating it’s outlandish to think Bucs coaches lost confidence Josh McCown yesterday. [read more]

“Matt Ryan’s Probably Licking At His Chops”

September 15th, 2014
Bucs cornerback Alterraun Verner weighs in

Bucs corner Alterraun Verner weighs in

A couple of low-grade quarterbacks have racked up impressive numbers and two wins against the Bucs defense.

Bucs Pro Bowl cornerback Alterraun Verner, who was very sound yesterday against the Rams, knows what that means. [read more]

Proof Is In The Red Zone

September 15th, 2014

The numbers are clear; trust in Josh McCown was lacking.

Last week, Josh McCown was making junior varsity quarterback decisions against the Panthers and the Bucs paid dearly.

Yesterday, he made another one, perhaps the worst QB blunder of the season on 1st-and-goal. And guess what happened next? [read more]

Gholston Rose To Challenge; Bowers Didn’t

September 15th, 2014

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With Michael Johnson nursing his ankle and Adrian Clayborn out for the year with a blown bicep, the Bucs rolled out William Gholston and Da’Quan Bowers as their starting defensive ends yesterday — and the results were predictable. [read more]

Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow

September 15th, 2014
Lambs third-string slug quarterback Austin Davis warms up before he slices up the Bucs Sunday.

Lambs third-string slug quarterback Austin Davis warms up before he slices up the Bucs Sunday.

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

It is some 12 hours after the kick-in-the-groin loss the Bucs dropped to the St. Louis Lambs. A team that is just about as one-dimensional as they get. A team led by a third string quarterback. A team led by a quarterback who was making his first NFL start.

You gotta be s(p)itting me!?

Yes, Joe knows the Tampa Bay defense has been ravaged by injuries. The Bucs are beat up worse than a rented mule and the regular season is but nine days old. Even Dashon Goldson told Joe that it was difficult for the Bucs to find film to work with in preparing for Davis… BECAUSE HE HAD SO FEW SNAPS! [read more]

The Simmering Switch To Mike Glennon

September 15th, 2014

GlennonjagsHumor Joe and take the names off the backs of the Bucs quarterbacks jerseys for a minute.

The veteran, No. 12, is a 35-year-old who has never started a full and successful NFL season. And he’s making dumb mistakes leading his 0-2 football team.

On the bench is a 24-year-old QB who Tampa Bay bosses insist is the “quarterback of the future.” [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

September 15th, 2014

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Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from HootersCalendar.com. And don’t forget to visit HootersCalendar.com for the 2014 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

So Sean Payton and Rob Ryan aren’t getting along any longer? [TheBigLead]

Did Chargers expose Richard Sherman? [NFL]

NFL owners in lockstep behind Roger Goodell. [BSPN]

Did the Bucs get robbed? A 10-second runoff ended the game but it appears whistle may have blown with 11 seconds. Bucs could have had a last-gasp field goal attempt. [Instagram]

Why is Drew Smyly so good? [RaysIndex]