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April 11th, 2014

It’s a special time this week! Don’t miss the “JoeBucsFan Hour” at 5 p.m. today, when Joe sits down with The Big Dog to dive into all the Bucs subjects of the day. Always a fun time!

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Licht, Lovie “Love, Love, Love” Johnny Football

April 11th, 2014
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Love is alleged to be in the air at One Buc Palace over Johnny Football

After reading the piece linked below last night, Joe almost had to take a cold shower and kept reminding himself that April is the Season of Smoke.

A Houston sports radio host, who just happens to be the son of the assistant offensive line coach on the staff of Bruce Arians with the Arizona Desert Rats, where Bucs general manager Jason Licht worked last year, claims “for a fact” to know the mindset of Lovie Smith and Licht (or both) when it comes to drafting a certain quarterback. [read more]

An Easy Decision For Lovie

April 11th, 2014

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When the dinner bell rang to start the free agency signing period last month, it took Bucs general manager Jason Licht and coach Lovie Smith all but a few hours to find their man to lead the Bucs offense: Josh McCown.

Many are willing to start digging Mike Glennon’s grave with the Bucs as a result. But in an NFL Network interview that aired last night, Lovie explained the decision to go get McCown came down to two factors: knowledge and numbers. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

April 11th, 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 the 2014 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Oh, man. This is not good. [NBC Miami]

Might be surprised where college grads are flocking to for work. Sadly, not Tampa Bay. [Forbes]

Rat on the subway creates the expected chaos. [YouTube]

Sex on a picnic table doesn’t sound like such an awful thing, but a cop doesn’t agree with Joe. [TC Palm]

Matt Moore injury chatter. [Rays Index]

And since it is Friday, Joe has a little fun surprise for you. Trust Joe, he’s not teasing you for something you will regret. So… [read more]

Is Preseason Hype Really “Bogus?”

April 10th, 2014

bucs cheerleader 12The Buccaneers open their 2014 preseason in Jacksonville. And even if the new version of Lovieball and its mysterious offense is squaring up against a Johnny Football-led Jaguars team before a sold out crowd, there’s no way to call that an intriguing matchup.

That’s the order from the Custodian of Canton, the only local Hall of Fame voter, Tampa Tribune writer eye-RAH! Kaufman. [read more]

April Smokescreens

April 10th, 2014
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How a smokescreen helped build a Bucs champion.

Yes, Joe is as guilty as the next person. So-and-so is visiting the Bucs. NFL news!

Hey, Joe is hungry for the beast. And that beast is the draft. The beast got bigger this year because the NFL moved the draft two weeks later to avoid a scheduling conflict collect big paychecks during May TV sweeps month. [read more]

Clobbering The Quarterback Class

April 10th, 2014
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A Super Bowl-winning quarterback offers little love for Johnny Football and his QB classmates

After last year’s pre-draft happy talk about Mike Glennon and Geno Smith, now it’s time for the 2014 edition of Phil Simms’ annual look at quarterbacks in the NFL Draft, via CBSSports.com.

Simms, the former Giants quarterback, is not feeling the love from this year’s giant crop of QBs. And that makes Joe happy on a sunny day with (plummeting?) Johnny Football in town for an intense visit at One Buc Palace. [read more]

Greg Robinson And The Bucs

April 10th, 2014

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This irritates Bucs fans; Joe understands but can’t ignore it. It’s like when the toilet is running. That irritates Joe, too, but he cannot ignore that, either.

On paper, as of April 10, 2014, Joe is uncomfortable with the construction of the Bucs’ offensive line. At best, it is thin as hell. [read more]

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April 10th, 2014

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Did Guru Addiction Sink Jeff Tedford?

April 10th, 2014

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There’s no denying the success of quarterbacks guru and “Cal” reviver Jeff Tedford, the Bucs’ new offensive coordinator, who as Cal head coach brought program from the basement of the Pac-10 to among the elite of college football.

However, Tedford’s success plummeted in 2007. Ask any “Cal” fan and they’ll tell you that after starting 5-0 in 2007, Cal fell off the map and never recovered. Tedford was fired after the 2012 season. [read more]

“Find A Complement”

April 10th, 2014
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Get this man some help. Later, though.

The Bucs braintrust, led by Bucs coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht, have recently told fans (more than once) that a reason the team splurged in free agency is fans don’t deserve to wait any longer for the first playoff win since Chucky hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy going on 12 long years ago.

Now cynics would say this is being pumped out by the team because, well, Team Glazer instructed both L&L they were not hired for a five-year turnaround plan. The future is now, in other words.

[read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

April 10th, 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 the 2014 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Look, if you have to break into a place to take a dump, at least use a plunger if you clog the toilet, man. [MyNews13]

Why would you attack Jesus? And with a butter knife, no less? [Orlando Sentinel]

Bolivia has a Coke sign in a prison. Just a hunch, but Joe’s going to guess you can’t get a Coke there. [ArrestRecords]

So interns got stiffed out of royalties for creating the Doritos taco? [TIME]

Tommy John surgery possibly looming for Matt Moore. [RaysIndex]

Interesting Comments From David

April 9th, 2014
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Was he sick of the Bo Pelini-Greg Schiano way?

With the possible exception of Gerald McCoy, there is not a better Bucs player than linebacker Lavonte David. It is borderline criminal how he doesn’t get awarded NFL honors that lesser linebackers receive. [read more]

Plenty Of Cash Lying Around

April 9th, 2014

The data folks/spreadsheeters at ESPN are always talking about money, and they’ve informed Bucs beat blogger Pat Yasinskas that Tampa Bay remains a whopping eight figures under the 2014 salary cap.

Yes, even after bringing in a stunning, league-leading 19 free agents since Feb. 3, the Bucs have ways to go to meet Lovie Smith’s goal of spending every last nickel available. [read more]