Joe Gets Called A Tree Hugger, Talks Guards, Trades, Bubble & More

August 27th, 2014

joemugshotThe always fiery and entertaining JoeBucsFan Hour with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620, was especially intense today.

Joe’s never been called a “tree hugger” before. [read more]

“Hard Nosed Runner” Is “Coming Back”

August 27th, 2014

mike james 1104Tasty Bucs nuggets were dropped during the appearance of center Evan Dietrich-Smith on SiriusXM NFL Radio last night.

Of course, Joe was paying attention. [read more]

Excitement Brewing For Rishaw Johnson

August 27th, 2014

The forgotten new guard in Tampa, Rishaw Johnson, doesn’t exactly have fans doing cartwheels like they are about the acquisition yesterday of Pro Bowler Logan Mankins.

However, there is growing confidence inside One Buc Palace. [read more]

Blasting The Patriots

August 27th, 2014

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Few media types in New England are not scared of Bill Belichick like good guy and straight-shooter Tom Curran. The long-time football scribe in the Boston area now types for and is never holds back.

In his reaction to the Patriots trading All Pro guard Logan Mankins to the Bucs, Curran came out blasting the Patriots for what it seems he believes to be a desperate move, that it is so unsure at tight end it had to let an icon like Mankins go. [read more]

New Buccaneer Was “Visibly Shaken”

August 27th, 2014

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Mike Giardi, Phil Perry and Patriots beat man Tom Curran, of, discussed the Logan Mankins deal to the Bucs at length yesterday.

The trio described how Mankins was “visibly shaken” by the news, and told stories about how important Mankins was in the locker room and to rookies of all positions. [read more]

Have Your Say

August 27th, 2014

Licht Dazzles With Mankins Trade

August 27th, 2014

LichtmugThe celebratory hangover has worn off and Joe remains fired up by the Bucs’ acquisition of superstar guard Logan Mankins.

And Joe’s really liking general manager Jason Licht’s approach: the man is patiently impatient. [read more]

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August 27th, 2014

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The Wake Of Logan Mankins Trade

August 27th, 2014


Man, Joe cannot tell you just how crazy the last couple of days at One Buc Palace were.

From an unbelievably, head-scratching, morgue-like pall over the place with news sleazy Richie Incognito was visiting for cookies and tea, to the bombshell that the Bucs traded for All-Pro guard Logan Mankins, wow. The place went from a funeral parlor to a dizzying Fourth of July celebration in roughly 28 hours. [read more]

2011 Draft Class Still Hanging Tough

August 27th, 2014

TCDominik11Treated as an incompetent evildoer by most Bucs fans, former rockstar Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik has a bigger stamp on this year’s team than would have imagined a month ago.

With yesterday’s trade of Tim Wright, 2011 fourth-round pick Luke Stocker has emerged with a job — a real job as this year’s blocking tight end. [read more]

Aggravated With Logan Mankins Trade

August 27th, 2014

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Boy, Joe doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry or just pity the poor folks who live in Boston. It seems the Logan Mankins trade to the Bucs has made their lives even more bitter.

Forget their beloved BlowSux are out of the pennant race. Forget the fact that after this weekend, they have winter staring them straight in the face. Nevermind the taxes they have to cough up. Ignore they are trapped in a non-basketball association town. [read more]

Cornerbacks Herd Is Rather Thin

August 27th, 2014

melvinAfter a roster shakeup yesterday with cuts, additions and Danny Gorrer placed on injured reserve, the Bucs are down to 10 cornerbacks.

Two are injured. Will Tampa Bay keep seven to start the season?

Here’s a look at who’s still around: [read more]

Pats Players Depressed Over Mankins Loss

August 27th, 2014

Bucs general manager Jason Licht and director of player personnel Jon Robinson both logged years with the New England Patriots serving Bill Belicheat. That’s when Licht and Robinson got to know guard Logan Mankins up and close and personal.

In fact, likely no one who works at One Buc Palace knows Mankins the way those two do. So when Licht raved yesterday about what a solid citizen and teammate Mankins is, not only did Mankins sound like the anti-sleazy Richie Incognito, but it seems their take was dead on based on the depression in New England. [read more]

Not Buying Smokescreen Theories

August 27th, 2014


It helps that this past spring and summer, FOX brought back Jack Bauer and “24″ for (at least) a season. It gave people who like espionage and conspiracies all sorts of fresh firewood for the noggin.

Since the Bucs brought in sleazy Richie Incognito for a five-hour dinner and chat Monday night, the Bucs reportedly threw in the towel on acquiring 49ers guard Alex Boone but did pull the trigger on a deal to bring in All-Pro Logan Mankins for a price far less than Boone’s ransom demand. [read more]