Joe isn’t sure if some folks are just mentally trained to follow football focused solely on fantasy football, or if they recognize a name and immediately think the player is a must-get because, ‘Hey, I recognize the name.’ [read more]
Schrager was annoyed by Winston’s cocky attitude, as if Winston already had been crowned King Jameis. So Schrager reached out to NFL players to see if they were equally disgusted. [read more]
The free agency dinner bell rings March 10. Just around the corner. Hope you grab your popcorn.
Of course, it isn’t just free agents that will find new homes around that time. Involuntarily, so will a lot of overpriced veterans, as clubs slash cash to either get under the salary cap, or free up funds for a spending spree. [read more]
Still don’t think the Bucs should take Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? Well, if you are in the crowd that wants to trade down, maybe this is for you.
With the free agency dinner bell ringing in 13 short days, allow Joe to remind Bucs fans of that famous Lovie Smith quote from January 2014:
“Just as a general rule, you know there’s a reason why there is a salary cap. And we want to use all of our resources to get as many good football players in here. It’s kind of as simple as that. We want to be right up; we don’t want to have a lot of money in reserves. No one does. I mean you want to use money to get as many good football players. And it takes money to get good football players in here. So that’s our approach.” [read more]
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Crab-legs-stealing, BB-gun-shooting, obscenity-hollering, Heisman-Trophy-winning, former national champion Jameis 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 ever to wear No. 5 in the state of Florida. [read more]
It’s always worth noting when NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport is talking because he’s got a direct pipeline to every coach and general manager in the league.
And since Rapoport works for the NFL, he’s not going to get blown off or told to jump in a sewer. [read more]
Lost in the talk of the Bucs finally getting their franchise quarterback is that there are other areas on the team that need help, too. This may come as a surprise for a team that was 2-14. [read more]
Just about the only thing the anti-Jameis Winston crowd can hang their hat on when it comes to Winston’s on-field exploits is his picks this past season. No, 18 picks is not good.
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Bucs news forthcoming.
NFL may change all pass interference calls to a 15-yard penalty. Watch penalties skyrocket as a result. [NFL]
Browns changed their colors. Now more of a John Boehner-tanning booth orange. [BSPN]
Fun while flying: drinks, porn, groping, more… [9News]
Yes, this is real: Dog fired from K-9 squad for biting doughnut shop worker. [Jacksonville]
St. Petersburg mayor not losing sleep if Rays move. Maybe he has investments in Montreal? [RaysIndex]
It was time again for the notable JoeBucsFan Hour, when Joe joins the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve “The Big Dog” Duemig, every Tuesday at 5 p.m on WDAE-AM 620.
All kinds of stuff was on the docket, including chatter from Joe’s visit to the NFL Scouting Combine, a losing wager, and more. [read more]
Former standout University of Colorado quarterback Joel Klatt, who also played professional baseball, is one of the more unsung analysts around. Joe’s definitely a fan of his work on FOX Sports 1.
Klatt continues to be in disbelief at what he considers a misinformation campaign when it comes to the 2015 NFL Draft. [read more]
Once a year, Joe touches base to talk Bucs with one of the more plugged in NFL writers in national circles, and that would be pickpocket-thwarting, Bucs-uniform-frowning, Allie-LaForce-smitten, Big-Ten-Network-hating, pedestrian-bumping, olive oil-lapping, popcorn-munching, coffee-slurping, fried-chicken-eating, oatmeal-loving, circle-jerking, beer-chugging, cricket-watching, scone-loathing, college football-naïve, baseball-box-score-reading, NPR-listening, filthy-hotel-staying, fight-instigating, barista-training Peter King, of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports fame. [read more]
But the 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers seemed to horrify Davis and get a rise out of him. [read more]
Settle in at 5 p.m. for the feisty “JoeBucsFan Hour” with Joe and the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620.
Don’t miss the weekly fun, as Joe recaps plenty from four days of mingling and sniffing at the NFL Scouting Combine.