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August 20th, 2014

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Bucs news forthcoming.

Add car racing flagman as a job Joe doesn’t want to do. [TheBigLead]

This video of a motorcyclist dodging death has to be doctored. [LaneSplitter]

Stop it already with this ice water bucket nonsense! [Vice]

Check out this beast that was pulled out of the Alabama River. Hint: Don’t go swimming in the Alabama River. [AL]

Mike Huckabee skins that imbecile Cowturd. [Mike Huckabee]

NFL expands practice squads to 10 players. In other news, Sheraton has openings in various NFL cities for a concierge. [NFL]

The Rays’ version of Da’Quan Bowers, Wil Myers, still unable to go. [RaysIndex]

Johnson Added To Walking Wounded

August 19th, 2014

Bucs DE Michael Johnson is among the Bucs’ walking wounded Lovie Smith revealed.

The Bucs defense is starting to resemble an infirmary with so many players hurt or fighting through an injury of some sort.

It is worrisome, especially now that the prized jewel of the Bucs free agent spending spree this spring, defensive end Michael Johnson, has been felled. [read more]

Preparing Defense For Offense

August 19th, 2014
Bucs DT Akeem Spence said the Bucs defense is not only ready for opponents, but also the Bucs offense.

Bucs DT Akeem Spence explains the Bucs defense is not only ready for opponents, but also the Bucs’ up tempo offense.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, the headline is dumb on face value. Of course a defense will prepare for an offense. But with Lovie Smith’s Bucs, it’s more than that.

It seems Lovie is preparing his defense to handle the effects of Jeff Tedford’s offense. [read more]

McCown Wants Long Drives Before Opening Day

August 19th, 2014
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McCown also shares what’s new to him in the Bucs offense

The Bucs’ offensive line engaged in NFL-caliber blocking on Saturday against Miami. How refreshing. The first-team offense even had a 25-yard touchdown drive.

But Josh McCown is looking for much more on Saturday in Buffalo. [read more]

The Boot

August 19th, 2014

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The rash of Bucs injuries, in particular to the defense, is starting to unnerve some Tampa Bay fans, and if you believe the words typed by Peter King himself, the Bucs are shopping for secondary help.

Alterraun Verner already stated he isn’t sure if he is 100 percent ready to play Saturday in Buffalo. To add to fans’ angst, it sure doesn’t look like fellow corner Rashaan Melvin will be ready to go either. [read more]

Lefty

August 19th, 2014
Bucs rookie WR Mike Evans is learning basic football fundamentals at the highest level of the game.

Bucs rookie WR Mike Evans is learning basic football fundamentals on the highest level of the game.

One reason rookies don’t always shine when they get to the NFL is the much tougher competition. That’s a no-brainer. But there is yet another big reason.

In college, often, stars are going against children, freshmen or sophomores who can’t yet buy alcohol (legally). In the NFL, you are going up against grown-arse men. No boys, here. [read more]

“I Wouldn’t Want To Say 100 Percent I’ll Be Playing”

August 19th, 2014

VernerGetting Alterraun Verner on the game field and making his Tampa Bay debut isn’t necessarily in the immediate future.

Verner explained to media today at One Buc Palace that he hasn’t really tested his bum hamstring yet. [read more]

Email Clearwater Personal Injury Attorney Matt Dolman At Dolman Law Group

August 19th, 2014

The Tampa Bay personal injury attorneys at Dolman Law Group always churn out great information at DolmanLaw.com. Check out their blog to learn about personal injury claims, brain injury law, automobile and motorcycle accident claims, bad prescription drugs, assistance for the brain-injured, malpractice, and much more.

That’s right. Real talk from real attorneys. You can even email your legal questions NOW to Matt Dolman, [email protected]. Dolman Law Group serves clients throughout Florida and the Tampa area from offices in Clearwater and Bradenton.

Secrecy Of Tedford Offense Remains

August 19th, 2014

maxwell smartIn some ways, Joe leans back in his comfy high-back leather chair in his home office and roars out loud. It’s almost like a cheesy 1960s James Bond knockoff where a sixtysomething evildoer holds a hottie spy hostage in an underwater Caribbean lair in some diabolical plot to break out stolen nukes and rule the world.

Only this is the NFL and Jeff Tedford is the sixtysomething guy. But to the best of Joe’s knowledge, Tedford doesn’t have Rachel Watson lassoed in Lovie Smith’s notorious basement, mainly because Floridians don’t have basements. [read more]

“I Have To Take A Young Guy And Make Sure He’s On Point”

August 19th, 2014

gerald mccoy 0814Practice starts 30 minutes early for Gerald McCoy.

That’s his personal rule. McCoy is on the field 30 minutes before he’s supposed to be, and he’s never alone. [read more]

“Vets” Have Helped Patrick Omameh

August 19th, 2014

Bucs G Patrick Omameh thanks his teammates for making him a better player.

Offensive line play was such a trainwreck against Jacksonville, the debut of the Lovie Smith-endorsed Jeff Tedford offense, that any guy walking around with a white can could see changes needed to be made.

Had changes not been made, quarterback Josh McCown’s life insurance would have been canceled. It was brutal to watch and painful to remember. [read more]

Extra Catching Work A Daily Routine For Martin

August 19th, 2014

DougMartinThe Bucs had so much confidence in Doug Martin’s pass-catching prowess they drafted running back Charles Sims in the third round primarily for his elite pass-catching ability.

Draft a guard to block for Martin? Nope. Draft a running back who would limit Martin’s touches out of the backfield. [read more]

Around The NFC South

August 19th, 2014

The Bucs play a total of six games a year against the hated Dixie Chicks, the Stinkin’ Panthers, and the bounty-loving Saints. For those who want to snoop on the Bucs’ hated rivals, Joe provides a regular glimpse at what’s happening around the NFC South. [read more]

Will Gholston “Day-To-Day”

August 19th, 2014
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DL Will Gholston got heartfelt praise from Lovie Smith yesterday.

Yes, readers of this here corner of the Interwebs know Joe is a Will Gholston kind of guy. After hearing about his nightmarish upbringing and getting to meet Gholston — Joe isn’t about to say he knows any Bucs player — it is hard not to pull for the guy.

We all know his Bucs story. He began on the fringe of the bubble, an uphill climb to even make last year’s squad. [read more]

Another Major Gamble By Lovie Smith

August 19th, 2014

lovie smith 0807Goodbye, Eric Page. Thanks for being the 13th-ranked punt returner in the NFL last season, among players with 15 or more returns. Joe’s writing your Bucs eulogy this morning.

Lovie Smith is going with a rookie at punt returner, a rookie who happens to be older than you and a guy who didn’t even return punts in college. [read more]