More light was shed yesterday on the relaxed management style of Tampa Bay head coach Lovie Smith. [read more]
That’s a damn good question. [read more]
For years in Chicago, Lovie Smith tried to turn All-World returner Devin Hester into a premier wide receiver.
The experiment failed. [read more]
It’s hard to find something positive about the Bucs’ last year. The team stunk up the joint (but did win the Chase for Jameis).
Oh, there was rookie wide receiver Mike Evans. After that? Well, trying to find another positive is sort of like Joe staring at an empty beer bottle after last call. [read more]
Though the Bucs now have a new offensive coordinator and a new quarterbacks coach, Joe thought he would give readers one last peek into his interview with former OC Jeff Tedford last week.
If Bucs fans haven’t quite washed away memories of 2014 with their favorite brand of bourbon, they’d remember that after a couple of horrific offensive performances in the preseason, the Bucs’ offense looked sharp in the third preseason game at Buffalo. [read more]
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Bucs news forthcoming.
Tony Sparano will coach 49ers’ tight ends. C’mon. What about the Bucs’ O-line? [Sacramento Bee]
LeGarrette Blount being talked about as a Hall of Fame kind of guy. [Seattle Times]
The woman who sewed NFL footballs for a living for 48 years. [New York Times]
Benn’d Around revival? In case you missed it, Arrelious Benn is now a Jaguar and Greg Olson is their new OC. [Jaguars.com]
Snoop Dogg, Whiz Khalifa and the X-Games all converge on pot-friendly Colorado. Oh, boy. [Denver Post]
Rays eyeballing a Cuban second baseman. [Rays Index]
What was rumored earlier today is now fact. The Bucs have a new quarterbacks coach and his name is Mike Bajakian, by way of the University of Tennessee. [read more]
Joe took notes. [read more]
If the Twitter whispers are to be believed, the Bucs have a new quarterback coach. And Joe hopes you are sitting down for this: it’s a college guy who was an offensive coordinator.
Breathe easy, however, Bucs fans, this is not a guy who coached at an extinct football program. [read more]
Welcome to the hot seat, Coach.
NFL Network and the NFL.com team are busy talking quarterbacks with scouts and movers and shakers at the Senior Bowl. [read more]
As Joe wrote earlier this week, Jason Licht sounds like a guy ready to dive into the deep end of the free agency pool on March 10. That wasn’t the first time Licht talked about a Year 2 shopping outing with Team Glazer’s checkbook.
The past few months have been such an awful trainwreck for the Bucs; Joe doesn’t know where to begin. The end of the season was probably a late Christmas present.
About the only thing that has gone right for the team, aside from the season coming to an end and winning the Chase for Jameis, was the hire of Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator. [read more]
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Last March, Bucs fans were absolutely giddy when Lovie Smith broke out Team Glazer’s checkbook and went drunken sailor in an attempt to restock the team’s roster.
Anthony Collins, Alterraun Verner, Michael Johnson, Clinton McDonald, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Brandon Myers and Josh McCown all quickly came in weighted down with Team Glazer cash ready to march the Bucs back to both respectability and the playoffs. [read more]
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 to wear No. 5 ever in the state of Florida. [read more]