Joe Talks Eagles’ Angles, Glazer Approach, Winston Faith, Michael Johnson Decision & More

January 20th, 2015

joemugshotIt was time again for the weekly JoeBucsFan Hour, when Joe sits down every Tuesday at 5 p.m. with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620.

There was plenty of debate, agreement and disagreement on various fronts. [read more]

Fanatic Philly Trade-Up Fever Hits New Gear

January 20th, 2015

lovie and lichtSo the Eagles ran off their general manager and handed the checkbook at the keys to the cupboard to Chip Kelly a few weeks ago. Ever since, legitimate rumblings out of Philadelphia peg the Eagles as yearning to trade up with the Bucs.

Today, things got hotter. [read more]

“This Wasn’t Supposed To Happen”

January 20th, 2015

mortThe NFL did its best to force parity throughout the league 20 years ago by instituting a salary cap.

But look at the Patriots — and the Bucs — and one could conclude the NFL did not succeed. [read more]

Koetter Shows Needed Open Mind

January 20th, 2015
New Bucs OC Dirk Koetter seems to be of open mind.

New Bucs OC Dirk Koetter seems to have an open mind.

It doesn’t matter what scheme a coach believes in, the absolute biggest pet peeve Joe has about coaches is when they ram players to fit “their system.” It drives Joe bananas.

This type of tunnel vision often blows up organizations. [read more]

Hawk Goldson Wants…

January 20th, 2015
Bucs S Hawk Goldson offers his take on the Jameis-Marcus debate.

Dahson Hawk Goldson offers his take on the Jameis-Marcus debate.

For the second time in a week, Fox Sports Live had a Bucs player/former Bucs player on to discuss Tampa Bay and the NFL. Last night, it was safety Hawk Goldson’s turn.

In a sitdown with leggy Charissa Thompson, Hawk was pinned down when asked what quarterback he would prefer, Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota. [read more]

Ghostly Cash Conundrum

January 20th, 2015
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Will Michael Johnson continue to haunt the Bucs?

Tampa Bay can release defensive end Michael Johnson on or before March 11 and only owe him $7 million. Or Tampa Bay can keep Johnson past March 11, which would guarantee Johnson an additional $7 million for 2015, $14 million in all. [read more]

Jameis Watch: Assigning A Babysitter

January 20th, 2015

JameisCrab-legs-stealing, BB-gun-shooting, obscenity-hollering, Heisman-Trophy-winning, former national champion Jameis 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 daily nugget on the Jameis Watch, celebrating the best quarterback to wear No. 5 ever in the state of Florida. [read more]

Lovie Needs Koetter To Succeed

January 20th, 2015

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An interesting thought crossed Joe’s mind upon reading an ode to Marcus Arroyo, the ill-suited former Bucs quarterback coach/acting offensive coordinator who parted ways with Tampa Bay last week.

It took the Bucs and Arroyo about as long after the season to wave goodbye to each other as it takes to thaw out a turkey. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

January 20th, 2015

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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 2015 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Was Bill Belicheat up to his old tricks? [NFL]

Does Packers vomiting away a loss ding Aaron Rodgers’ legacy? [BSPN]

Throwing your bag of coke on the hood of a squad car really isn’t a smart move. [Smoking Gun]

Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett — who the Bucs let walk away for no good reason — said beating the Packers felt like he lost his virginity. [Vine]

An Iowa cop really, really, really hates Dan Dakich. Must be a Michael Jordan fan. [TheBigLead]

A new installment of “24” without Jack Bauer? [Yahoo!]

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Marcus Mariota “Project” Equals “Half A Season”

January 19th, 2015

Mariota2A former NFL general manager and highly respected personnel man has chimed in with an interesting take on letting a quarterback learn the NFL from the sidelines. [read more]

Keeping Michael Johnson

January 19th, 2015
An argument can be made for keeping DE Michael Johnson.

An argument can be made for keeping DE Michael Johnson.

The 2014 season Bucs fans endured was one giant nutkick. Where does one begin in pointing out all the errors made? To date, the only real consistent production the Bucs got out of the draft was a moonshot homer in picking Godzilla wide receiver Mike Evans.

The rest of the draft picks? Scant production at best. [read more]

Lovie Is Part Of A Trend

January 19th, 2015

LovieFalconsWhaddya know! A couple of defensive wizards are coaching in the Super Bowl, Pete Carroll and Bill Belicheat.

Yeah, both teams have elite franchise quarterbacks, but the head men are still defensive guys who want to pound the rock and beat you physically and mentally with defense. [read more]

Could Tampa Bay Fans Stomach The Wait?

January 19th, 2015

Packers fans had absolutely no problem waiting years for Aaron Rodgers to get off the Green Bay bench. Why? Because Hall of Famer Brett Favre was their quarterback. Take your time, Aaron!

The Bucs have Josh McCown and Mike Glennon. [read more]

Lavonte David Going Offensive

January 19th, 2015
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Lavonte David has a mission

Nothing gets Bucs fans riled up (with the possible exception of paying good hard-earned cash to watch turnover-prone Josh McCown) like stud linebacker Lavonte David’s annual Pro Bowl snub does.

Never mind the Pro Bowl is a total and complete joke of a popularity contest and glorified flag football with helmets, and doesn’t mean squat like the All-Pro voting, fans still slam beer bottles on bars the way David is disrespected time and again. [read more]

Bucs Fans Shift To Jameis Winston

January 19th, 2015
The polling data tells the story

Polling data tells the story

Joe regularly polls readers using software that only allows one vote per computer/phone.

The last two polls were about the NFL Draft, and Bucs fans have shifted their opinion in dramatic fashion. [read more]

Jim Zorn Talks To Joe

January 19th, 2015
Former NFL QB and head coach Jim Zorn chats with Joe about quarterback development.

Former NFL QB and head coach Jim Zorn chats with Joe about quarterback development.

Anyone who watched the Bucs after Brad Johnson left the team knows this franchise needs a quarterback in the absolute worst way. Just look at the quarterbacks who played yesterday. They weren’t slappies that coaches are hiding behind a run game and a defense.

You think a journeyman quarterback, or some fraud naive fans like to tag with a “manager” label can engineer a comeback like Russell Wilson did yesterday? Yeah, right. [read more]