Jacquies Smith Not Big On His Story

November 19th, 2014
Jacquies Smith brings down Redskins QB Robert Griffin III.

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]

McCown Names Leaders

November 19th, 2014

josh mccown 0812So what Buccaneers did Josh McCown reference as big-time team leaders yesterday on his radio show? [read more]

Bears Offense Is A Mess

November 19th, 2014
Bears fans are just about fed up with bratty Jay Cutler.

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]

Bears Fans Don’t Miss Lovie

November 19th, 2014
A Chicago Tribune columnist tried to frame Bears GM Phil Emery as some sort of Judas Iscariot plotting to overthrow former Bears coach Lovie Smith.

A Chicago Tribune columnist tried to frame Bears GM Phil Emery as some sort of Judas Iscariot who plotted to overthrow former Bears coach Lovie Smith.

It wasn’t that long ago — a handful of hours — when Bucs fans, per Joe’s unscientific poll, were not all that confident about former Bears coach and current Bucs coach Lovie Smith.

Lovie, you may recall, had a basement in suburban Chicago where he hatched his plan to lift the Bucs out of the cellar of the NFL. So far, not much has gone right. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

November 19th, 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 amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

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]

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Jameis Watch: Just Say No To Moss

November 18th, 2014

JameisCrab-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]

Joe Talks Skins’ Ferguson Mode, Ghost Rules, QB Future, D-Line Surge & More

November 18th, 2014

joe_mug_shotIt was time for the popular “JoeBucsFan Hour” this evening with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620.

All kinds of topics were on the table. [read more]

Starting Fast

November 18th, 2014
Danny Lansanah and Will Gholston celebrate an interception early in the game that helped the Bucs jump out to an early lead against the Redskins.

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]

Lovie Can See It In Their Eyes

November 18th, 2014

collinsLovie Smith is a pretty straight-forward, black-and-white kind of cat. His favorite phrase sure seems to be “simple as that.”

So Joe was a bit surprised yesterday when Lovie started talking about reading his players’ eyeballs. [read more]

Joe Joins The Big Dog Today At 5 P.M. On WDAE-AM 620/95.3FM

November 18th, 2014

Settle in at 5 p.m. for the feisty “JoeBucsFan Hour” with Joe and the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620.

Don’t miss the fun.

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Mike Evans: Rookie Of The Year?

November 18th, 2014

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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]

Bucs’ Best Was “Contain”

November 18th, 2014

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Those six sacks by Tampa Bay on Sunday? The man who is arguably the premier Bucs Xs and Os guru says that wasn’t what was most impressive from the defense. [read more]

Where Do You Stand On Lovie?

November 18th, 2014

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

Adding Zach Mettenberger To The Cheer List

November 18th, 2014

lovie and lichtThe Bucs need a quarterback with franchise-QB potential.

The song was the same this time last year.

So yes, Joe’s cheering for convicted groper Zach Mettenberger, the Tennessee Titans’ starting rookie quarterback who is playing way above his sixth-round-draft-pick status. [read more]

Charles Tillman: Lovie Wants To Stick It To Bears

November 18th, 2014

lovie smith 0106bThe hype already is in full swing in the Windy City with Lovie Smith returning Sunday to coach against his former Bears, the team that fired him after a 10-6 season in 2012.

Injured Bears icon Charles Tillman shared plenty about how Lovie wants to stick it to the Bears. [read more]

What Did Lovie Expect?

November 18th, 2014

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Lovie Smith says things are ahead of schedule in one area of the Buccaneers’ development.

Man, that left Joe scratching his head last night. [read more]