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


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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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


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

McCown Calls Glennon “Pretty Efficient”

October 15th, 2014

McCownGlennonMike Glennon fan Josh McCown likes what he sees from No. 8.

Yesterday at One Buc Palace, Joe asked McCown to comment on Glennon’s performance and share some of what he likes about the Bucs’ offense. [read more]

Jorvorskie Lane Suspended

October 15th, 2014

Lane explains what he did

Bucs fullback Jorvorskie Lane has been popped by the NFL for violating its substance abuse policy and will have to watch Bucs games on TV like most fans, without pay, for his misdeeds, the Bucs announced today.

Lane’s suspension begins immediately and he will be eligible to return to the active roster Nov. 3, following the team’s game against the Browns. [read more]

Don’t Expect “Comfortable” Johnson To Flip

October 15th, 2014

Lovie weighs in

Big-moneyed free agent Michael Johnson, the defensive and that was supposed to put the fear of God into opposing quarterbacks, has thus far been anything but fearful, unless you are Team Glazer cutting his checks.

Johnson thus far has two sacks, both coming in the win over the Steelers. [read more]

Did Gerald McCoy Fire Back At Ian Beckles?

October 15th, 2014
Former Bucs guard wants to see more dog and less nice-guy out of Gerald McCoy

Former Bucs guard Ian Beckles wants to see more dog and less nice guy out of Gerald McCoy. The Bucs’ captain despises that line of thinking.

Man, former Bucs guard Ian Beckles sure is rankled by the sight — and thought — of Gerald McCoy helping opponents up off the turf.

Beckles also shares his festering frustration regularly to tens of thousands of Bucs fans listening to him on the Ron and Ian show, heard weekday mornings on WDAE-AM 620. [read more]

Painful Truth On Defense’s Learning Curve

October 15th, 2014

Joe got a sobering take from Alterraun Verner

Win-now Buccaneers fans aren’t going to want to hear this. But it represents painful reality from arguably the most intelligent player on the Buccaneers’ roster. [read more]