Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

April 21st, 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.

Who loves Johnny Football? Who hates him? [NFL]

What Johnny Football complete a pass to a guy on a jet ski. Of course, Joe knows there is some crusty anal SOB out there kvetching about Johnny being at the lake on an Easter Sunday afternoon during the offseason drinking Red Bulls. [Instagram]

Ten reasons you want Johnny Football. [FoxSports]

They learn ‘em young in Wisconsin, but man, what’s with passing up on the Bombay, son? [YouTube]

FOX cameraman eats it chasing home run trot. [Vine]

Dirtbag’s record-setting home run was pretty impressive. [RaysIndex]

Warren Sapp No. 3

April 20th, 2014

bYes, the fun list of the top Bucs in franchise history continues from Pat Yasinskas of ESPN. This time Yasinskas selected Hall of Fame tackle Warren Sapp. [read more]

“Kind Of Reminds Me Of Me”

April 20th, 2014

LavonteHow good is Lavonte David? Bucs icon Derrick Brooks has said multiple times that David is, after two seasons, ahead of the Hall of Fame pace Brooks set.

Now another Bucs icon is talking about David looking like a Bucs legend. [read more]

Ronde Barber No. 4

April 20th, 2014

Yes, it is fun to try to name the best players in Bucs history, and that is an ongoing task for one beat writer. Pat Yasinskas of ESPN has been running a top-five of all-time Bucs. Ronde Barber is ranked No. 4.

You could make an argument Barber was the best draft pick in franchise history. He wasn’t taken until the third round, but he blossomed into a player who was selected first-team All-Pro five times and was on the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2000s.

Barber’s biggest claim to fame might be the fact that he’s the only player in NFL history with at least 40 career interceptions and 20 career sacks. That alone puts Barber in the conversation for a spot in the Hall of Fame, although he might face a tougher time getting there than teammates Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp, who were selected the first time they appeared on the ballot.

[read more]

Brickmaster Derek Carr

April 20th, 2014

derek carrThe weird and wacky world of interviewing NFL prospects knows no limits.

Ever since the Dolphins asked Dez Bryant if his mother was a whore, Joe has vowed to never be surprised by anything that happens before the NFL Draft. [read more]

“Wildly Productive” And “Super Efficient”

April 20th, 2014

teddy bridgewaterJoe heard the urgent “Tank for Teddy” chants from fans of bad NFL teams last year. Plenty of Bucs faithful were in the mix.

The concept was simple: fans wanted their team to lose earn the No. 1 pick in the draft so they could select Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater. [read more]

Drafting Two Receivers

April 20th, 2014
Could Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks be on the Bucs' radar?

Could Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks be on the Bucs’ radar?

There is no question the Bucs need a receiver after trading mattress-in-the-yard, stripper-pole-owning (allegedly), blade-in-the-thigh Mike Williams to Buffalo. Shoot, Joe was thinking the Bucs would draft a receiver, even if Williams was still on the roster.

With the draft lousy with receivers, starters, shoot, even Bucs multimedia guru Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com doesn’t discount the Bucs picking up two receivers next month. [read more]

Bucs An NFL Test Case?

April 19th, 2014

lovie smith 0113Yes, Joe wrote earlier about how next week’s practices could alter the draft plans of the Bucs. Joe is sure Bucs coach Lovie Smith and his staff are more eager to see the players on the practice fields at One Buc Palace than the players are to get there. And the players are excited, from the half-dozen or so players Joe had a chance to speak with the past two weeks. [read more]

Kevin Norwood On Day 3?

April 19th, 2014

Alabama’s TD maker could last

Everybody everywhere seems to be talking about the amazing depth among wide receivers available in the 2014 NFL Draft.

After the ousting of unorthodox mattress user Mike Williams in the aftermath of his brother stabbing him, the Bucs sure appear to be counting on this depth. [read more]

Next Week’s Practices Can Alter The Draft

April 19th, 2014

johnthan banks 0828What if Lovie Smith is unimpressed by Johnthan Banks when he finally sees him on the practice fields of One Buc Palace next week?

Suppose coaches are wowed in drills by healthy, hungry returns of DaQuan Bowers and Adrian Clayborn?

And if Eric Page has the dropsies? [read more]

Gerald McCoy Going Back To High School

April 19th, 2014
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Back to school.

Yes, there is no question the Bucs wanted to overhaul the roster in the offseason. As Bucs coach Lovie Smith was fond of saying over and over again at the NFL Combine, whenever he spoke of a specific player, he would always add, “… but we were 4-12.”

With 19 new players and the draft hasn’t even happened yet, it’s pretty drastic turnover. For one Bucs stud, it’s something akin to old times. [read more]

Josh McCown Not Bad At Hoops

April 19th, 2014
Josh McCown the hoopster.

Josh McCown the hoopster.

Joe posted the following vidoe yesterday with some fans believing there is something sinister lurking in the background. Not true. All cool.

This NFL-sanctioned video shows Anquan Boldin of the 49ers holding a charity basketball game in his hometown of Pahokee (FSU types will get a kick out of his interaction with a young Gators fan). Among the two NFL players featured in the video is Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall and Bucs quarterback Josh McCown. [read more]

Dominik Has Little Faith In Bridgewater

April 18th, 2014

TCDominik11Given the widespread disdain for the scouting talents of former Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik, Joe suspects the following will have some Bucs fans wanting to draft quarterback Teddy Bridgewater immediately.

Dominik took to the BSPN airwaves today to pour a bucket of cold water on Bridgewater’s potential. [read more]

“It Was Always Uptight”

April 18th, 2014
Lavonte David talks about the difference between Greg Schiano and Lovie Smith.

Lavonte David talks about the difference between Greg Schiano and Lovie Smith.

There is a long list of casualties of college coaches who came to the NFL and either wore out their welcomes or just plain flopped. The recent success of Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh had, then-Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik and Team Glazer hopeing there was a trend and they were hopping on the bandwagon. [read more]