Joe just cannot remember a Tampa Bay team that for five years running has spent so many draft picks and so many zero-filled checks from Team Glazer in an effort to pump up its pass rush.
Yet the Bucs are probably worse off now than they were when Raheem Morris took over. [read more]
Yes, the Bucs are getting healthier, with high-profile names like Josh McCown and Dashon “Hawk” Goldson returning to the practice field at full speed Monday. But injuries remain. [read more]
Joe doesn’t think if he suggested the Bucs are a mess, few would argue. The defense is the laughingstock of the league. Blocking is an issue on offense and there is no running game to speak of.
Oh, early in the year, Bobby Rainey ran well, but virtually fumbled his way to the sideline. [read more]
Bucs news forthcoming.
Smoke weed all day, says Colorado, but don’t dare eat it. [Denver Post]
Preston Parker talks more about working hard labor before landing with Giants. [NYTimes.com]
Soccer lunacy continues in Orlando as $110 million stadium breaks ground. [Miami Herald]
Johnny Football rumblings hit a new level. Will he start vs. Bucs? [Plain-Dealer]
Rave reviews for Donald Penn in Oakland. [ESPN]
Bucs opening-day returner Solomon Patton, who replaced Eric Page, was cut today. He was replaced by newcomer Trindon Holliday, as Page sits on the Bucs’ practice squad after being plucked from his couch last week.
Lovie Smith is finding that life after Devin Hester isn’t so pretty. [read more]
Da’Quan Bowers will sit for two games after getting pinched by the NFL. [read more]
A wise ass might say that since the Vikings’ defense has been so bad on 3rd-and-long this season (and 4th-and-long), they’re a great Sunday matchup for Tampa Bay, which finds itself in 3rd-and-long quite often.
Yes, the Minnesota defense has been very solid but has folded at key moments. [read more]
Neck injuries are bad news.
They’re even worse when your job includes being a fearless tackler or getting tackled. [read more]
The swirling Vincent Jackson trade chatter is quite intriguing.
Would the Bucs really keep
V-Drops Jackson and his eight-figure salary next year – for a wide receiver who appears to be on the decline? [read more]
It’s almost that time of the week again, when Joe joins the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig, of WDAE-AM 620.
The spirited and popular “JoeBucsFan Hour” resumes at 5 p.m. Listen live online at 620wdae.com.
Yes, we can mock the swings and misses by Bucs coach and overlord of football operations Lovie Smith for personnel decisions. Thus far, there have been big time strikeouts.
Hey, Joe has swung and missed, too. He, too, thought the Bucs would have a decent defense. [read more]
Former Bucs coach Raheem Morris did few things right. Making in-game adjustments to his horrid gameplans was one. His quote about when to get rid of players is another.
Morris famously said, in so many words to the immortal Stylez White, I will tolerate you until I can replace you. [read more]
One of the NFL’s worst full-time punt returners last season, a guy coming off a pulled hamstring this summer, will wear a Buccaneers uniform soon. [read more]