Jameis Watch: Assigning A Babysitter

January 20th, 2015

JameisCrab-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]

Lovie Needs Koetter To Succeed

January 20th, 2015

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An interesting thought crossed Joe’s mind upon reading an ode to Marcus Arroyo, the ill-suited former Bucs quarterback coach/acting offensive coordinator who parted ways with Tampa Bay last week.

It took the Bucs and Arroyo about as long after the season to wave goodbye to each other as it takes to thaw out a turkey. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

January 20th, 2015

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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 2015 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Was Bill Belicheat up to his old tricks? [NFL]

Does Packers vomiting away a loss ding Aaron Rodgers’ legacy? [BSPN]

Throwing your bag of coke on the hood of a squad car really isn’t a smart move. [Smoking Gun]

Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett — who the Bucs let walk away for no good reason — said beating the Packers felt like he lost his virginity. [Vine]

An Iowa cop really, really, really hates Dan Dakich. Must be a Michael Jordan fan. [TheBigLead]

A new installment of “24” without Jack Bauer? [Yahoo!]

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Marcus Mariota “Project” Equals “Half A Season”

January 19th, 2015

Mariota2A former NFL general manager and highly respected personnel man has chimed in with an interesting take on letting a quarterback learn the NFL from the sidelines. [read more]

Keeping Michael Johnson

January 19th, 2015
An argument can be made for keeping DE Michael Johnson.

An argument can be made for keeping DE Michael Johnson.

The 2014 season Bucs fans endured was one giant nutkick. Where does one begin in pointing out all the errors made? To date, the only real consistent production the Bucs got out of the draft was a moonshot homer in picking Godzilla wide receiver Mike Evans.

The rest of the draft picks? Scant production at best. [read more]

Lovie Is Part Of A Trend

January 19th, 2015

LovieFalconsWhaddya know! A couple of defensive wizards are coaching in the Super Bowl, Pete Carroll and Bill Belicheat.

Yeah, both teams have elite franchise quarterbacks, but the head men are still defensive guys who want to pound the rock and beat you physically and mentally with defense. [read more]

Could Tampa Bay Fans Stomach The Wait?

January 19th, 2015

Packers fans had absolutely no problem waiting years for Aaron Rodgers to get off the Green Bay bench. Why? Because Hall of Famer Brett Favre was their quarterback. Take your time, Aaron!

The Bucs have Josh McCown and Mike Glennon. [read more]

Lavonte David Going Offensive

January 19th, 2015
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Lavonte David has a mission

Nothing gets Bucs fans riled up (with the possible exception of paying good hard-earned cash to watch turnover-prone Josh McCown) like stud linebacker Lavonte David’s annual Pro Bowl snub does.

Never mind the Pro Bowl is a total and complete joke of a popularity contest and glorified flag football with helmets, and doesn’t mean squat like the All-Pro voting, fans still slam beer bottles on bars the way David is disrespected time and again. [read more]

Bucs Fans Shift To Jameis Winston

January 19th, 2015
The polling data tells the story

Polling data tells the story

Joe regularly polls readers using software that only allows one vote per computer/phone.

The last two polls were about the NFL Draft, and Bucs fans have shifted their opinion in dramatic fashion. [read more]

Jim Zorn Talks To Joe

January 19th, 2015
Former NFL QB and head coach Jim Zorn chats with Joe about quarterback development.

Former NFL QB and head coach Jim Zorn chats with Joe about quarterback development.

Anyone who watched the Bucs after Brad Johnson left the team knows this franchise needs a quarterback in the absolute worst way. Just look at the quarterbacks who played yesterday. They weren’t slappies that coaches are hiding behind a run game and a defense.

You think a journeyman quarterback, or some fraud naive fans like to tag with a “manager” label can engineer a comeback like Russell Wilson did yesterday? Yeah, right. [read more]

Stop Whining About Blount!

January 19th, 2015
LeGarrette Blount heading to the Super Bowl has Bucs fans manufacturing revisionist history.

LeGarrette Blount heading to the Super Bowl has Bucs fans manufacturing revisionist history.

Some followers of Joe on Twitter remind Joe of his old man. A hardcore Cardinals baseball fan (Joe’s dad in high school once saw Dizzy Dean pitch), Joe’s dad whined like an old woman for decades about the Cardinals trading away Steve Carlton.

Didn’t matter that Carlton eventually retired, went to the Hall of Fame and the Cardinals won countless pennants and three World Series titles since Carlton was dealt for the immortal Rick Wise, Joe’s dad never got over it. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

January 19th, 2015

hooters 2015.0119Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from HootersCalendar.com. And don’t forget to visit HootersCalendar.com for the 2015 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Packers’ Brian Bostick was supposed to block on the onside kick; will live in Packers infamy. [TheBigLead]

Pantless Seahawks fan. [Deadspin]

The NFL was going to eject malcontent Marshawn Lynch if he tried to wear gold cleats yesterday. [NBC Sports]

Richard Sherman may have nerve damage to his left elbow. [NFL]

Brutal secrets of “The Biggest Loser.” [New York Post]

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AFC Championship Game Open Thread

January 18th, 2015

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Ahh, it’s Championship Sunday! Great football is here. What an epic comeback by Seattle! Joe picked that game right.

Now it’s time for the Patriots and Colts in the AFC. Joe’s confident it will look nothing a 2014 Buccaneers game.

Kickoff is 6:40 p.m. on CBS.

Joe expects the Patriots to roll in a big way here, much like they did against Indianapolis early this season. The Patriots are a better team now, and the Colts are playing over their heads.

Joe’s going to call New England 35, Indianapolis 21.

Bang it here all game long in the comments section with fellow Bucs fans. Joe wishes cold beer and great barbecue for all.

NFC Championship Game Open Thread

January 18th, 2015

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Ahh, it’s Championship Sunday! Great football is sure to grace the tube. It should look nothing a 2014 Buccaneers game.

Green Bay heads to Seattle in the NFC. Kickoff is 3:05 p.m. on FOX.

Joe expects the Packers to struggle. Green Bay didn’t score a lot of points on the road this season, and Aaron Rodgers is banged up, and Seattle’s defense is nasty. Plus, don’t forget the loud Seattle crowd that will be too noisy for Rodgers to change much at the line of scrimmage.

Joe’s going to call Seattle 27, Green Bay 17.

Bang it here all game long in the comments section with fellow Bucs fans. Joe wishes cold beer and great barbecue for all.

“Whatever Team Gets Him Is Going To Be Great”

January 18th, 2015

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A true NFL great, a quarterback before his time, a guy young Joe worked with on a TV game show in 1993, issued a powerful endorsement for one of the premier college quarterback prospects. [read more]

Jameis Watch: “I Guess They Just Love Me”

January 18th, 2015

Jameis 1107Crab-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]