Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

January 22nd, 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.

Bills owner admits Rex Ryan was not the top choice but won the job by the force of his personality. Uh, oh. [NFL]

Brian Urlacher did not like former Bears general manager Phil Emery. [BSPN]

Michael Jordan’s worst nightmare, Dan Dakich, wins more fans in the Hawkeye State by calling an Iowa player “gutless” and demanding his suspension. [TheBigLead]

Lustful Olivia Munn had no idea who Aaron Rodgers was when she met Aaron Rodgers. [FoxSports]

So the Rays are aiming for 83 wins, huh? [RaysIndex]

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Dirk Koetter Went Under The Knife

January 21st, 2015
New Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

New Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

Former Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford told Joe he thought Lovie Smith and friends were concerned about his health in 2015 and beyond, so they wouldn’t commit to bringing him back, despite being healthy and ready to coach in November. [read more]

“I’m Going To Travel A Lot”

January 21st, 2015

LovieJagsBrand new head coaches often are busy establishing their programs and doing extensive scouting of their new team’s existing roster.

They’re way to busy to scout college talent. It’s a different story for Lovie Smith. [read more]

A Josh Freeman Sighting!

January 21st, 2015
Former Bucs QB Josh Freeman is working out with Chris Weinke at IMG Academy trying to revive his dormant career.

Former Bucs QB Josh Freeman is trying to revive his dormant career.

One of the biggest mysteries in the Tampa Bay area this side of the secretive Bucs cheerleader selection process is what has happened to former franchise quarterback, leaky, sleepy Josh Freeman.

Rumors surfaced in 2014, claiming Freeman was working out with Chucky to refine his quarterback skills. Apparently, Freeman has moved on. [read more]

Jameis Watch: The Godfather’s Blessing

January 21st, 2015

jameis 1104Crab-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]

“The Kid Is Just Moronic”

January 21st, 2015
SiriusXM NFL Radio's Ross Tucker is no fan of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.

NBC Sports Network analyst and SiriusXM NFL Radio’s Ross Tucker is no fan of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.

The debate is all the rage and will unlikely die until after April’s NFL draft, and likely carry on for years to come. For Joe, it’s fun.

Yesterday, good guy Ross Tucker of SiriusXM NFL Radio and NBC Sports did a cannonball off the top diving board into the deep end of the pool of who the Bucs should draft with the No. 1 pick, Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota. [read more]

Will Licht Go Back To What Worked?

January 21st, 2015
Seattle guard James Carpenter

Seattle guard James Carpenter

Bucs general manager Jason Licht didn’t hide from his rough 2014 dive into free agency. But Licht also was very clear on who he thought was his big score of the year.

That has Joe wondering whether the Bucs’ brass will head back to where they were most successful in free agency. [read more]

Falling

January 21st, 2015
Hard to imagine Bucs OT Anthony Collins "falling" because he has just about hit rock bottom already.

Hard to imagine Bucs OT Anthony Collins “falling” because he has just about hit rock bottom.

Joe gets a chuckle out of the mockers who breathlessly claim a player is “rising” or “falling” because of one game or two. NFL general managers do, too.

Players don’t skyrocket or plummet based on one game or even one interview. It is all a piece of a big, big puzzle. [read more]

Why Drool Over Chip Kelly’s Leftovers?

January 21st, 2015
If Eagles strongman Chip Kelly has no use for Nick Foles, why should the Bucs?

If Eagles strongman Chip Kelly has no use for Nick Foles, why should the Bucs?

With apologies up front, Joe doesn’t get it. Joe just doesn’t understand how too many (and one is too many, frankly) Bucs fans are pitching a tent over the (planted?) Philly media story that Chip Kelly is willing to trade half of his team to move up in the first round to snatch his former pupil, Marcus Mariota.

This ought to scare the hell out of Bucs fans. [read more]

Licht Explains Senior Bowl Decision

January 21st, 2015
Bucs GM Jason Licht details why the Bucs are not coaching in the Senior Bowl.

Bucs GM Jason Licht details why the Bucs are not coaching in the Senior Bowl.

One benefit (?) of a team finishing with the worst record in the NFL is that said coaching staff gets to coach a team in the Senior Bowl, and allegedly get inside information on prospective draftees unavailable to other teams.

So when the Bucs declined to coach the Senior Bowl, many Bucs fans got agitated thinking the Bucs passed up a rare opportunity to get an edge in the draft. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

January 21st, 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.

Looks like Bill Belicheat got busted. Again. [Twitter]

So good ol’ King of Turds was at it again. [TMZ]

First it was Christian Ponder. Now it is Aaron Murray. Quick: Which quarterback’s heart with a Florida connection will sizzling TV hottie Kacie McDonnell break next? Teddy Bridgewater, perhaps? [TheBigLead]

Joe was hoping Greg Olson would return to Tampa as a quarterbacks coach for the Bucs. Alas, he is going to Jacksonville as offensive coordinator. [NFL]

Puking Andy Dalton replaces Aaron Rodgers in the Pro Bowl. Please try not to laugh so hard you get in trouble at work. [BSPN]

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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]