Jameis Watch: Hypocrisy

December 19th, 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]

“This Is A Long Term Disaster”

December 19th, 2014
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The sting of 30-58

Lovie Smith absorbs backlash from seemingly endless Buccaneers losing.

That’s not really fair.

No, Lovie wasn’t responsible for the December collapse of 2008. [read more]

Joe Talks Kryptonite, Mason Foster, Realism & More

December 19th, 2014

joe_mug_shotIt’s time for Joe’s weekly podcast, as Joe sits down with smooth-toned Ronnie Lane, of WDAE-AM 620 and the Buccaneers.

The Packers were a hot topic. [read more]

Seeking More Than “A Few Bursts”

December 19th, 2014

charles sims 1212Individually, Buccaneers have loads to play for Sunday — job security, pride and the suffering home fans.

One unit that has plenty of guys still proving themselves and angling for the blessing of the regime is the running backs. [read more]

Leslie Frazier And The Packers

December 19th, 2014
Bucs DC Leslie Frazier hasn't had much luck slowing down Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in seasons past.

Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier hasn’t had much luck slowing down Aaron Rodgers

In a pathetic season in which the Bucs, if you believe the numbers crunchers, are historically bad, the season was even worse to due to little drama.

There were few reasons for a Bucs fan to remain engaged. Many were checked out by Halloween, many, maybe, for good. In a sadistic way, that changed thanks to the Chase for Jameis. [read more]

The Hidden Folly Of Turnovers

December 19th, 2014

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Yes, turnovers can kill a team. They can also help a team, if the team doesn’t need help scoring.

The last two Bucs coaches, commander Greg Schiano and current leader Lovie Smith, preached the Gospel of tunnovers. Lovie, in particular, seems obsessed with them. [read more]

Your Wounded Bucs

December 19th, 2014
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Clinton McDonald

It’s Bradley McDougald time in the Bucs’ secondary. What a big test against the Packers for Tampa Bay’s emerging safety.

The young man plucked from the Chiefs’ practice squad last year will get the start again Sunday — and all kinds of playing time. [read more]

Bucs Earn A Sniff

December 19th, 2014

dogs-sniffThose focused on the next game not thinking much about the NFL Draft and the Buccaneers’ future really need to watch the video below.

It focuses on Sunday’s Bucs-Packers clash and might further explain what Lovie Smith meant when he said the Bucs are “on the verge.” [read more]

Jay Cutler And The Bucs

December 19th, 2014

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There’s lots of local and national speculation about bratty Jay Cutler and Lovie Smith potentially reuniting in Tampa next season. Even NFL.com is talking.

Joe finds the notion ludicrous.

However, if the Bears are willing to trade Cutler for Michael Johnson, and Lovie really believes the Bucs are “on the verge,” then maybe the thought of a Cutler transplant isn’t thoroughly insane. [read more]

Joe Talks Bucs At 1 P.M. ON WDAE-AM 620

December 19th, 2014

It’s Joe’s weekly visit to the popular Ron and Ian show!

Joe checks in at 1 p.m. to take on all kinds of questions. Click below to listen live.

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On The Cusp Of History

December 19th, 2014
Nearing Bucs lore.

Vincent Jackson nears Bucs lore.

The Bucs offense has been a dumpster fire this year. Not much of a running game. Sketchy blocking. Quarterbacking that would make any cheerleader play ostrich.

Despite this — despite this! — the top two Bucs receivers have had outstanding seasons. Mike Evans may be the rookie of the year. [read more]

Report: Tedford Signs Deal, Will Earn $375,000

December 19th, 2014

TedfordintroThe “artist” formerly known as Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford has a new job — while his old team has a game Sunday in Tampa.

Man, Hollywood screenwriters couldn’t have concocted what’s happened to the Bucs the past two seasons. [read more]

Road, Sweet Road

December 19th, 2014

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Oh, once the NFL released the schedule this past April revealing the Bucs were going to host the Packers the weekend prior to Christmas, Joe knew the cheeseheads would flock to the Den of Depression.

The game didn’t take long to sell out, as just about every Packers fan, both tranplanted locally or residing north of I-80, seemed ready to celebrate Christmas on the west coast of the east coast with their beloved Packers. [read more]

“Michael Johnson Has Been A Turd”

December 19th, 2014
Former Bucs QB Shaun King doesn't hold back

Former Bucs QB Shaun King doesn’t hold back

Yes, Bucs fans are disgusted by defensive end Michael Johnson, who signed for gigantic cash in March. Johnson has treated Bucs fans to three sacks and about three halves of good football all season.

One former Buccaneer says Johnson’s effort is unforgiveable. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

December 19th, 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.

Pitt Panthers chatting with Greg Schiano. [Post-Gazette]

Your AFC Defensive Player of the Week: Aqib Talib. [PFT]

Saints-Falcons primed for hateful game on Sunday. [Nola.com]

Medicine Man pot entrepreneur brothers ready to cash out. [Denver Post]

Meet Jose Molina 2.0, your new Rays catcher. [Rays Index]

Jameis Watch: Derrick Brooks And Baseball

December 18th, 2014

Florida State icon and Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks serves up a strong opinion

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]

Stud LT “Looks A Lot Like” Dotson

December 18th, 2014

Lovie weighed in today

The fact Lovie Smith is giving right tackle Demar Dotson a test drive at left tackle is a sure sign that Dotson, to some degree, is returning as a starter next year.

The Bucs’ play at offensive line has been lousy this season. And while Dotson won’t quite get people to forget Dan Dierdorf, he’s been the best player on the line. [read more]