Looking For Road Graders

April 17th, 2014
Might the Bucs trade back and nab Notre Dame G Zack Martin?

Might the Bucs trade back and nab Notre Dame G Zack Martin?

Joe has typed several times over the past few weeks that he’s not all that enamored with the offensive line of the Bucs. Anthony Collins is a nice pickup and is a fine pass blocker, but Collins has never started eight games in a season much less 16. That is a red flag to Joe. [read more]

Mocking Gabe Jackson At No. 38

April 17th, 2014

Gabe JacksonJoe realizes there are plenty of BSPN faithful among us, people who believe that if a BSPN mouthpiece says something, well, it’s as if Moses is talking at Mt. Sinai. It reminds Joe of those old EF Hutton TV commercials of his youth.

So in the spirit of the BSPNites, Joe will reveal the latest from helmet hair draft guru Mel Kiper, who behind a BSPN pay wall revealed his latest two round mock draft this afternoon. [read more]

Not Good Odds

April 17th, 2014
How Jeff Tedford develops the offense will determine if the Bucs continue a nasty trend for teams that spend a lot in free agency.

How Jeff Tedford develops the offense will determine if the Bucs continue a nasty trend for teams that spend a lot in free agency.

Yes, the Bucs made a major splash last month when the team broke out the Team Glazer checkbook and ran out of ink, they were cutting so many checks. No team has overhauled its roster more with new signings and waving goodbye to old starters. [read more]

“Incredibly Difficult”

April 17th, 2014

Greg Cosell of NFL Films weighs in on evaluating Johnny Football and finding a QB fit in the draft

The Buccaneers’ quest for a franchise quarterback (yes, Mike Glennon Mob, the team still yearns for one) is a puzzling effort for a few reasons:

First, offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford’s offense is a complete mystery. So the type of QB the Bucs covet is unknown. Second, Lovie Smith guaranteeing 34-year-old journeyman Josh McCown $5 million after cutting him a few years ago adds to the confusion. And third, it’s unknown what kind of commitment Lovie Smith is willing to make to the position.   [read more]

More Quarterback Freefall Nonsense

April 17th, 2014

WR Odell Beckham at No. 7? Really?

In this Season of Smoke, aka the 10 weeks leading up the NFL Draft, it amazes Joe how expert analysts who quickly will tell you the NFL is a passing league all about quarterback play now somehow believe a long list of QB-needy teams will pass on a quarterback in the first round.

Joe puts no credence in this popular nonsense. Forget about the Bucs for a minute, Joe will be stunned if the Jaguars pass on a first-round QB with the No. 3 overall pick. [read more]

Josh Freeman’s Last Stand

April 17th, 2014
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Joe expects an ugly ending in some way between clock-challenged Josh Freeman and Giants drill sergeant coach Tom Coughlin.

When Joe learned yesterday that former Bucs outcast quarterback, leaky, sleepy Rip Van Freeman, was signed by the Giants, Joe laughed for about five minutes. To Joe, this transaction is either a desperate attempt to revive a freefalling NFL career or a sinister power move by a suit with the Giants. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

April 17th, 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.

Should there be a contest to pick which one of Johnny Football’s buxom girlfriends should travel with him to New York for the draft (link includes photos of his new arm candy)? [OutkickTheCoverage]

Licking a cop’s eye probably won’t help you at arraignment. [Smoking Gun]

Taping cash to your privates seems uncomfortable, unless of course you have a fetish for money. [TheLocal]

Is Sammy Watkins the next Larry Fitzgerald or the next Donte Stallworth? [TheMMQB]

Disturbing numbers. [RaysIndex]

Doug Williams No. 5

April 16th, 2014
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No. 5 Bucs player of all time?

A fun countdown that Pat Yasinskas has on ESPN.com is the “top five” Bucs of all-time. Not that long ago, one would have been hard-pressed to come up with five off the top of one’s head.

Now, one has to think long and hard who would be in the top five of all-time Bucs. To start the fun, Yasinskas has former quarterback Doug Williams as No. 5. [read more]

Lavonte David Speaks

April 16th, 2014

lavonte david 1213Below is the complete chatter of the quiet ferocious beast from the Bucs defense, when he fielded questions at One Buc Palace last week.

Joe’s sharing the raw version (in addition to what Joe shared last week) to give fans a good sense of how relaxed Lavonte David was. [read more]

Report: Freeman To Sign With Giants

April 16th, 2014

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Future Hall of Fame coach Tom Coughlin appears to be ready to place his trust in former Bucs franchise quarterback, sleepy, leaky Josh Freeman.

BSPN is reporting Freeman, 26, is about to sign a contract with the Giants following his workout yesterday in New Jersey. The reason Joe references Coughlin’s “trust,” is because Eli Manning’s health is a bit of a question mark. Freeman is not just training camp meat in this situation. [read more]

Gerald McCoy And His Contract

April 16th, 2014
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BSPN experts weigh in

Yes, Bucs stud defensive tackle Gerald McCoy made waves yesterday when he boldly stated, with that signature ear-to-ear grin on his face, that when training camp starts, he will be on the practice fields at One Buc Palace. [read more]

Where’s The Change In Lovie?

April 16th, 2014

BrooksLovieLots of mysteries surround the 2014 Buccaneers.

By design, the entire offense is a secret. Tampa Bay’s targets in the NFL Draft are complete unknowns. And how a mattress on grass, a living-room stripper pole, a kitchen fire and a sibling stabbing a thigh cost the Bucs their good No. 2 receiver is a question mark, too.

It’s also unclear how Lovie Smith has changed after a year out of football. [read more]

Pros And Cons Of Secretive Offense

April 16th, 2014

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Trying to find information about the new Jeff Tedford offense with the Bucs is a tougher riddle to solve than Rachel Watson’s cell phone number. Bucs coach Lovie Smith has thrown a shroud of secrecy on the offense that he recently bragged no one will find out about until the regular season begins. [read more]

“You’ve Got To Take One”

April 16th, 2014

Yes, we could all chuckle at Mike Holmgren giving advice on drafting a quarterback, but his message is what’s important and the common mindset it reveals. General managers and head coaches — and more importantly owners — know the great value of having a face-of-the-franchise quarterback.

Sadly, the Bucs don’t have one – like 14 other NFC teams do. [read more]