Vikings 19, Buccaneers 13 (OT)

October 26th, 2014

It’s not supposed to be this bad. It’s really not.

Your Buccaneers are 1-6 and looking terrible. Frankly, the coaching is dreadful right now. The Bucs offense came out uninspired today and not ready to play at the NFL level.

That’s simply inexcusable off a bye week — at home. [read more]

Vikings At Bucs, Open Thread

October 26th, 2014

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Yes, Joe is at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway for the Vikings-Bucs game. As Joe wrote earlier, this has the smell of two teams going in opposite directions, and that smell reminds Joe of a Midwestern cow pasture.

Yes, the Bucs had the bye week off. Color Joe suspicious that all that has befallen the Bucs can be solved in a handful of days.

That doesn’t mean Joe isn’t rooting for the Bucs. So have at it, bang it here for your thoughts on the game. As always, you are encouraged to e-mail among yourselves URLs of illegally streamed video but posting that here can and will get you banned.

Go Bucs!

Today’s Inactive Buccaneers

October 26th, 2014

McCownlaughIn case you were wondering whether Josh McCown was truly healthy. Today’s inactive list answers the question. [read more]

NFL Network: Four Contenders Vying For V-Jax

October 26th, 2014

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After Vincent Jackson trade rumors from NFL Network insider reporter Ian Rapoport two weeks ago, the winds of a V-Drops V-Jax trade seemed to die down.

Now they’ve heated up. [read more]

Gameday Tampa Bay

October 26th, 2014

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Vikings (2-5) at Bucs (1-5)

Kickoff: 1 p.m. [read more]

“I Don’t Know How Long The Rope Is”

October 26th, 2014

GlennonjagsEntering the 2014 season, there were only two — just two — NFC teams with uncertain quarterback situations, Tampa Bay and Minnesota, who kick off at 1 o’clock today at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.

The Vikings opted to draft rookie Teddy Bridgewater in the first round, a pick Joe believes was wise. The Bucs signed a career journeyman quarterback with a losing record to start because they didn’t like their 2013 rookie QB enough. [read more]

Visit HillsboroughDefense.com

October 26th, 2014

Who’s your defensive coordinator?

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It Appears Lovie Kept His Word

October 26th, 2014

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????We need to get our new general manager in here, but just as a general rule, you know there’s a reason why there is a salary cap.  And we want to use all of our resources to get as many good football players in here. It’s kind of as simple as that. … We want to be right up; we don’t want to have a lot of money in reserves. No one does. I mean you want to use money to get as many good football players. And it takes money to get good football players in here. So that’s our approach. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith, January 2014 [read more]

You Make The Call

October 26th, 2014

Let The “Road Warrior” Get You To The Game

October 25th, 2014
"The Road Warrior," WTSP-TV traffic reporter Holley Sinn, has some tips on how to get to the Bucs game quicker.

“The Road Warrior,” WTSP-TV traffic reporter Holley Sinn, has tips on how to get to the Bucs game quicker.

Driving to a Bucs game can be a major pain in the posterior. Just getting late to a tailgate is enough to ruin your day.

Leave it to WTSP-TV, Ch. 10 traffic reporter, “The Road Warrior,” Holley Sinn to help. She knows all the tricks to get you past the congestion and to your tailgate (or the game) quicker. Life is not made to be stuck in traffic. [read more]

The Day The Talk Died

October 25th, 2014

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Joe was up early this morning, not nursing anything but some bug that zapped him of appetite the past few days. So Joe did a double-take when he learned of news the Bucs and good guy Gerald McCoy came to terms on the richest contract for a defensive tackle in NFL history.

Joe is happy for GMC. There isn’t a better dude in that Bucs locker room. And anytime an NFL player can hit the lottery like this, more power to him. [read more]

TV Map For Vikings-Bucs

October 25th, 2014

So the Bucs return to host the Vikings in Week Eight after a bye. Joe expects a lot of Vikings fans in the stands at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway because that is just how things are.

One reason for not going to the game is why fight all the hassle for a dreadful 1-5 team? Until proven otherwise, the Bucs are dreadful, sorry. [read more]

Doug Martin’s Last Stand?

October 25th, 2014
If Bucs RB Doug Martin plans on remaining as Bucs starter, he might want to have a good game Sunday.

If Doug Martin plans to remain a Bucs starter, then he might want to have a good game Sunday.

No one thinks more of Doug Martin than Joe. Good dude. What’s not to like about him? Well, that is, before this season.

Martin has been nothing like during his rookie season this year. He just isn’t getting the job done. This season isn’t Martin’s year, for whatever reason. [read more]

Bucs, McCoy Sign New Pact

October 25th, 2014
The Bucs and Gerald McCoy have agreed to a new contract.

The Bucs and Gerald McCoy have agreed to a new contract.

In the cat-and-mouse game between Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy to see who would sign first, it was the Bucs who blinked. Per various sources, McCoy and the Bucs agreed to terms on a new pact. [read more]

Glennon’s Glaring Goose Egg

October 25th, 2014

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“Mobile” or not, a quarterback must know how to read a defense and use his legs once in a while to pick up a few yards, either to move the chains or to keep a defense honest by taking what’s given.

Mike Glennon isn’t doing that. [read more]

Moving Mike Glennon

October 25th, 2014

mike glennon 0925The one thing you cannot call Bucs starting quarterback Mike Glennon is mobile. Oh, he’s not a total totem pole. He can move a little bit in the pocket.

But moving the pocket for Glennon? That’s different. But that is just what Emory Hunt of “Football Gameplan” suggests the Bucs should do. [read more]