Jacquies Smith brings down Redskins QB Robert Griffin III. (Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers.)
Bucs defensive end Jacquies Smith is quite a story. Signed by Tampa Bay just after the first game of the season, it marked his fifth stop through the NFL and CFL in three years, and his first time on a 53-man, NFL roster.
All of a sudden, Smith has become a bright spot in a unit that has been miserable. [read more]
Bears fans are just about fed up with bratty Jay Cutler.
If one didn’t know any better, it was as if Josh Freeman came out of his Salmon Rushdie cave and took over the Bears offense the way the Monsters of the Midway have imploded.
Of course, the main target of Bears fans is the erratic play of bratty Jay Cutler. The Bears quarterback always seems to be copping an attitude of some sort. That’s cool when things are going well, not when you are being outplayed by Josh McCown. [read more]
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Mike Ditka does not like social media. [Sun-Times]
Speaking of social media, the Steelers ordered safety Mike Mitchell to stay off social media after a dust-up with a fan ended with Mitchell tell the fan to commit suicide. [TheBigLead]
This Charles Manson marrying a 26-year old is just weird. [AP]
Someone needs a therapist if they quit their jobs so they can go to all 82 Knicks games this season. [New York Times]
Joe found it interesting how Pittsburgh-types freaked out over LeGarrette Blount bolting early and that this was a story. Joe saw Blount do this with the Bucs more than once and it was a big reason Blount was traded. [TribLive]
Redskins fans have lost their minds since the loss to the Bucs. [Deadspin]
Crab-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 regular nugget on the Jameis Watch, celebrating the best quarterback to wear No. 5 ever in the state of Florida.[read more]
Danny Lansanah and Will Gholston celebrate an interception that helped the Bucs jump out to an early lead against the Redskins. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)
Few football teams — save Florida State, which has a loaded roster and a once-in-a-lifetime-quarterback — can cough up two- or three-score deficits in the first half and regularly rally to win.
But when the Bucs jumped out to a strong lead against the Redskins, not only did that surprise Andrew Astleford of Fox Sports Florida, but he dared to hint such a pattern could mean big things for the Bucs. [read more]
There are few things to like about this current Bucs season. It is almost like this franchise is cursed. All the lofty expectations for the club, and then — BAM! — the bottom falls out and the Bucs are in a race for the top overall pick. Nobody saw this coming.
Neither did anyone see how Bucs rookie wide receiver Mike Evans would blow up so quickly. [read more]