Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

December 17th, 2014

hooters 2015.1217Start 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.

Bernie Kosar claims the Browns are setting up Johnny Football to fail. [NFL]

Bears are stuck with bratty Jay Cutler. [BSPN]

LOL Sony hackers threaten terror attacks on theaters. Is Kim Jong-un really that stared for attention? [Variety]

Tom Brady’s cursing has landed him and CBS in the crosshairs of the FCC. [TheSmokingGun]

Brad Stephens and the Indiana Hoosiers. [TheBigLead]

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Joe Talks Offensive Change, QB Speculation, Confidence, Defensive Reality & More

December 16th, 2014

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It was time again for the “JoeBucsFan Hour” with Joe sitting down with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620, to talk all things Bucs.

All kinds subjects were on the table. [read more]

Jameis Watch: “Impeccable”

December 16th, 2014

jameis 1216Crab-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]

“If You’re The Glazers, You’re A Little Hesitant”

December 16th, 2014

GlazerThere’s nothing quite like the Custodian of Canton, eye-RAH! Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune, weighing in on all things Bucs. He lets it fly in his unique Brooklyn style, and often he serves up a nugget on Team Glazer.

Kaufman didn’t disappoint today. [read more]

“Coach Frazier Is Taking Control Of Everything”

December 16th, 2014

LavonteDavidLavonte David said today that he’s been pretty pleased with his play this season.

But David also illuminated some of what’s gone wrong with the Bucs defense. [read more]

Two Moments Of Pride

December 16th, 2014
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Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Consistency is everything in the NFL.

Greg Schiano used to scream repeatedly, “Do your job!” Lovie Smith says it nicely and kindly. [read more]

Where Do You Stand On Lovie Smith?

December 16th, 2014

Tomorrow, Joe will compare results here to those of previous weeks.

Lovie Gives Dotson A Passing Grade

December 16th, 2014
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Dotson is re-wiring and re-programming

Outside of preseason action at left tackle during his first four seasons, and briefly filling in once for Donald Penn when he was banged up, Demar Dotson has been a right tackle for the Bucs.

For a variety of reasons, most guys are suited to a particular side. Dotson, it seemed, is a right-side kind of guy. [read more]

Lovie Knows “Exactly What We Need To Do Going Forward”

December 16th, 2014
The Bucs' leader says he has exceptional clarity

The Bucs’ leader says he has precise clarity

Your beloved Buccaneers are not only “on the verge,” as Lovie Smith said last night, Lovie and his ranking colleagues are supremely confident in their roster evaluation and what their next steps need to be.

Man, Lovie is one confident, calm leader. [read more]

Your Draft Position Tiebreaker Update

December 16th, 2014

A numbers update for the “Just lose, Baby!” crowd.

The Bucs own the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, if the season ended today.

Why? Because the Bucs would win the tiebreaker for the worst record in the NFL. But understanding that tiebreaker — and how it changes – is driving some fans nuts. [read more]

Dick Vitale Pleads For Marcus Mariota

December 16th, 2014
Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

Dickie V is campaigning for the Bucs to draft QB Marcus Mariota. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.)

Dick Vitale is one of the Tampa Bay area’s jewels. The guy does so, so much charity work and is a rabid supporter of local sports teams, a long-time season ticket holder for both the Bucs and the Rays.

(From high above the Fruitdome, you can see the lights shine off Vitale’s bald dome. His seat is right next to the visitor’s dugout on the home plate side. Front row, bay-BEE!) [read more]

Chucky Locked Up For Seven More Years

December 16th, 2014

chucky 1018Question: What 45-year-old guy who professes to be totally in love with his career gets fired and then never returns to his job, despite countless opportunities?

Answer: Chucky. [read more]

Nursing Home Neglect Should Never Happen

December 16th, 2014

Click through below to learn more about the experience of local attorneys Sam Harden and Brett Metcalf.

Nursing home neglect should never happen.

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“Haven’t Gotten That Far Yet”

December 16th, 2014

anthony collins 0905If you are uncertain whether Anthony Collins’ days as a Buccaneer can be measured in a matter of hours, then Joe’s not sure what to say.

Collins wasn’t just benched from his starting left tackle spot Sunday. [read more]

Hot Seat

December 16th, 2014
Nick Kostos of Bleacher Report believes Bucs QB Josh McCown is on the hottest of hot seats.

Nick Kostos of BleacherReport.com believes Josh McCown is on the hottest of hot seats.

It’s been so bad this year that Joe is numb. It’s hard for Joe to get bent when stench is expected week in and week out; Sunday after agonizing Sunday.

The way Josh McCown plays Santa Claus with the ball – the last game he didn’t have a turnover was the win at Washington — is shameful and one can only wonder how he keeps his job. [read more]

GMC Is Not Kellen Winslow

December 16th, 2014
Bucs DT Gerald McCoy said he has the mentality of a soldier that he doesn't want to come off the field when injured.

Gerald McCoy said he has the mentality of a soldier and doesn’t want to come off the field when injured.

Uh, oh.

Yesterday, when the Bucs stud defensive tackle and unquestioned leader of the defense, Gerald McCoy, discussed his season-ending knee injury with the Tampa Bay pen and mic club, he pulled out the old “I’m a soldier” card.

Sort of.

We all know how well that went over the last time a football player did that. [read more]