Plenty Of Time To Adapt

April 23rd, 2014

lavonte david 1201Lavonte David, the stud Bucs outside linebacker, is a laid back dude off the field. He’s the kind of a guy who goes with the flow. So now that he’s experiencing a coaching change for the first time in his NFL career, David is far from freaking out about the changes at One Buc Palace. [read more]

Loaf Grades Arriving This Morning

April 23rd, 2014

NNew Bucs cornerback D.J. Moore played for years in Chicago under Lovie Smith. So before yesterday’s inaugural practice under the new Bucs regime at One Buc Palace, Moore was one of the few Buccaneers who really knew what to expect.

He also knew what was coming after practice. [read more]

Tim Wright Expecting Bigger, Better Results

April 23rd, 2014
This just in: Tim Wright finished 12th in receiving yards for tight ends in 2013, most for any rookie.

This just in: Tim Wright finished 12th in receiving yards for tight ends in 2013, most for any rookie.

Just about as long as Joe has had this corner of the Interwebs up and running, Bucs fans have been absolutely obsessed with the tight end position. Joe is confident many Bucs fans would rather have a decent tight end than a decent quarterback.

Joe is constantly peppered with questions on Twitter about who the Bucs will draft/sign to upgrade the tight end spot. The sad thing of it is, these same fans don’t want to hear the truth: that the team currently has a budding star tight end already on the roster. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

April 23rd, 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.

The sad tale of the demise of “Pervert Dave.” [Tampa Bay Times]

Pantless man clinging to the back of a speeding ambulance. Apparently, the guy was confused he couldn’t find a subway in Palm Beach County. [TC Palm]

Video of a guy wolfing down 100 peeps in two minutes. No, the video does not show him barfing. [ABC Local]

Disney nazi tells a mom she has too much cleavage. This is a problem, why exactly? [10 News]

David Price took a line drive straight to the jewels last night, and lived to talk about it. [RaysIndex]

Spence Sure Weed-Speed Issue In Rearview

April 22nd, 2014

akeem spence 0827Yes, defensive tackle Akeem Spence was arrested in Alabama in January after a traffic stop. Police claim he was driving over 100 miles per hour while in possession of marijuana.

Of course, Joe talked to Spence about this today, the first time Spence was available to media since the incident. [read more]

Joe’s Last Word For Some Mobile-Only Readers Of JoeBucsFan.com

April 22nd, 2014

joe_mug_shotDear JoeBusFan.com readers,

Joe is aware that a small percentage of mobile-only readers of JoeBucsFan.com experience redirects at times when viewing JoeBucFan.com via their smartphones.

It’s a problem that Joe is working on, and it’s also a problem that has been an issue for several major websites, the NBC family of sites, among others. Thankfully, Joe has such a gigantic readership (730,000 visits last month alone) so he gets what feels like lots of complaints. However, those complaints are not something Joe will address any longer. Responding to them specifically wastes Joe’s time — time that is much better spent on covering all things Bucs.

Again, Joe is working on the issue with his technical gurus and has been for many weeks. Also, Joe has plans in the works for mobile readers that could lessen the impact of this issue and, for some, remove the issue altogether.

Regardless, Joe hears the pain that some of you are having. Sorry. Life is very smooth for most readers, and great for all off the smartphone.

Please trust that Joe is doing his best for all readers.

From here forward, every time the issue is brought up to Joe via Twitter or in the comments section, Joe will respond by sending a link to this post.

Go Bucs!

Lovie Hints At Draft Plans

April 22nd, 2014
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Lovie Smith said the Bucs wont just draft players for one side of the ball.

It was a giddy Lovie Smith who took to the podium at One Buc Palace following his very first practice as Bucs head coach. [read more]

McCown Works During His Breaks

April 22nd, 2014

Josh McCown the hoopster.When Mike Glennon was taking snaps today in various drills against the defense, Josh McCown was almost always 10 yards behind him.

McCown wasn’t telling jokes, chatting or wiping his brow. [read more]

More Notes From Day 1 Of Minicamp

April 22nd, 2014

tricia cusmano 2Here are some more sights and sounds Joe jotted down while watching the full practice on Day 1 of Bucs voluntary minicamp from the practice fields of One Buc Palace. [read more]

Starting Rotation Not Set At Wide Receiver

April 22nd, 2014
Eric Page was a busy man today

Eric Page was a busy man today

When QB Josh McCown got the job and was named the out-of-the gate starter by Lovie Smith, the head coach then qualified that statement by saying he would have a starting rotation at each position for the sake of running practices and managing a team.

Obviously, Vincent Jackson is the Bucs’ No. 1 receiver, but who stands second and third in line on Day 1 of minicamp today at One Buc Palace? [read more]

Bucs Practice Notes: Minicamp Day 1

April 22nd, 2014
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All kinds of stuff happening on the practice fields of One Buc Palace today

Here’s a pile of nuggets to quench your thirst for Bucs happenings, and Joe’s got much more to share later.

Your Bucs took to the practice fields at One Buc Palace for the first time under Lovie Smith this afternoon. The sun was shining, and it was clear that one Pro Bowler is getting an education. [read more]

Da’Quan Bowers At A “Turning Point”

April 22nd, 2014

Joe hasn’t felt the vibe he sensed today in the Bucs locker room in a long, long time. It’s almost like the principal just gave the school an extra recess.

No, the Bucs players were not slacking off on their first day of volunteer mini-camp at One Buc Palace. But there is a sense of fresh air. Virtually every player Joe saw had a smile on his face, which is sort of strange, given that practice was only moments away. [read more]

Nicks Is Running, Hoping

April 22nd, 2014

carl nicks 0107The human armoire, Bucs left guard Carl Nicks, is watching practice this afternoon and taking “mental reps.” Nicks won’t be running with his teammates.

However, Nicks is running on his own and working out in a fashion that has him excited. [read more]

Demps Agrees With “Fastest Man” Label

April 22nd, 2014

jeff demps 2Olympic speedster, former Gator and Lovie Smith focus Jeff Demps is healthy and will be on the practice field this afternoon for the start of Bucs minicamp.

Is he the fastest man in the NFL? Demps sure thinks so. [read more]