“The Grass Is All Dewy”

October 17th, 2014

McCoydrillEarlier this week, one way Gerald McCoy defended himself against attacks from those who call him too soft was to remind the world that the day after his wife birthed twins he was at One Buc Palace running gassers at 6 a.m.–  by himself, his own decision to continue his fierce offseason regimen.

McCoy’s dedication already had been documented, but Joe was glad to learn it at least rubbed off on someone. [read more]

ESPN: Bucs Coaches Get A “D-”

October 17th, 2014

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Joe hoped that after the circus the Bucs franchise had become since the jettisoning of Chucky, Team Glazer tapping Lovie Smith on the shoulder to take over the franchise meant happy days were here to come.

Joe understood Lovie’s defense takes a while to grasp but thought with his resume, demeanor and ability to work with players — all the qualities of a fine teacher — that the Bucs would climb out of the NFC cellar. [read more]

Nickel Change?

October 17th, 2014
Changes coming to the nickel corner position?

Changes coming to the nickel corner position?

You wanted change. Joe wanted change. Lovie Smith wanted change.

And change you may have. It appears the Bucs head coach and overlord of football operations is coming through with his previous promise. [read more]

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October 17th, 2014

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Bucs news forthcoming.

Bill Parcells talks about his “divorce” from Bill Belicheat. [NFL]

So that’s one less stripper Jerry Jones has to worry about. [BSPN]

Geno Smith freight-trained some woman as if Lavonte David was chasing him. [TheBigLead]

Eagle steals a golf ball. [YouTube]

Chris Christie still fighting the good fight to let red-blooded Americans gamble on football. [NJ]

“There’s Just Gotta Be A Mindset Change”

October 16th, 2014

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Derrick Brooks is looking for a “mentality” change. Warren Sapp is ready to vomit. Others are talking about “tissue-paper soft” Buccaneers.

Former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht is on their bandwagon. [read more]

What To Do Now?

October 16th, 2014

It’s not even Halloween and small children are too frightened to watch the Bucs. That is how bad it has been.

Tampa Bay is not just 1-5, they are miserable beyond words. Even with guys like Gerald McCoy and Lavonte David, the defense is on pace to be the absolute worst in the 95-year existence of the NFL. [read more]

“I Haven’t Done A Good Enough Job”

October 16th, 2014
Bucs secondary coach Gill Byrd speaks out.

Bucs cornerbacks coach Gil Byrd speaks out.

One reason the Bucs defense is getting tasered game in and game out is the putrid pass defense. Starting quarterbacks (not just scrubs like Derek Anderson and Austin Davis) are frying the Bucs secondary like it is a high school seven-on-seven tournament. [read more]

McCown: Consistency Is Primary Issue

October 16th, 2014

bobby rainey 1006There are plenty of bright spots in the Buccaneers’ 29th-ranked offense.

And this isn’t just Joe injecting happy talk amid the doom and gloom coming from all angles. [read more]

“My Frustration Turned Into Anger”

October 16th, 2014

derrick brooks 0628Derrick Brooks is not a happy guy. The problems on his beloved Buccaneers have brought a dark cloud over his typically glowing Bucs optimism.

Brooks let plenty hang out during his chat with Steve Duemig on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday. [read more]

“If This Wasn’t Lovie’s First Season”

October 16th, 2014

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Just the thought of watching that horror show at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway last Sunday makes Joe want to bury his face in his hands. Joe had seen bad Bucs football, but that joke might never be topped.

Then, after postgame chats with players and performing simple math from what he learned, and figuring out just how badly Lovie Smith got outcoached by John Harbaugh, well, Joe just shakes his head.

Another person scarred by that eyerake of a football exhibition is none other than the “Custodian of Canton,” eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune. [read more]

No “Mistakes Within The Offense”

October 16th, 2014
What about Mike Evans' brain?

What about Mike Evans’ brain?

There’s a bit of a Bucs conundrum.

It is taking what feels like forever for Buccaneers to learn the Tampa Bay defense — while young offensive players are razor sharp in their knowledge of the Jeff-Tedford-turned Marcus Arroyo Experience. [read more]

“I Almost Threw Up!”

October 16th, 2014

Former Bucs great Warren Sapp is no a fan of Gerald McCoy’s sportsmanship.

There’s been a lot of ruckus around here of late about Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy helping opponents get up with an outstretched hand.

It was loud enough that GMC jumped on his soap box this week and said, in so many words, if folks don’t like it, they will just have to deal with it. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

October 16th, 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.

Dana Holgorsen has his very own Red Bull fridge on West Virginia’s bench. [TheBigLead]

It is the media’s fault players have concussions, says Marvin Lewis. [Cincinnati]

RGIII will start for the Redskins once he is healthy enough to play. [NFL]

So now NFL teams are scared to go to Dallas because of the Ebola? [BSPN]

Looks like Merlot Joe won’t be going to the Dodgers. Yet. [RaysIndex]

It’s Not The Running Backs

October 15th, 2014

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Offensive line coach George Warhop talked to media today and wasn’t willing to share the blame for the Bucs’ struggling running game. [read more]

Quarterbacks Love The Bucs

October 15th, 2014
The Bucs pass defense is so terrible, there is no slowing down Joe Flacco or any other opposing quarterback.

The Bucs’ pass defense is so terrible, there is no slowing down Joe Flacco or any other opposing quarterback.

Joe is hardly a guy who suggests civil disobedience is a way to get your point across. Often, that is outrageous if not irresponsible and maybe illegal.

Yet on Sunday, Joe Flacco was throwing touchdowns with such ease and the Bucs defense was so pathetic, Joe couldn’t believe no fan threw a beer on the field in disgust, anger and protest. [read more]

“He’s Given Us A Lot Of Hope”

October 15th, 2014

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Lovie Smith issued strong support for Mike Glennon today at One Buc Palace. [read more]