Bucs Seven-Round Mock Draft

April 9th, 2014
Bucs fans should not sleep on Penn State WR Allen Robinson.

Bucs fans should not sleep on Penn State WR Allen Robinson.

Joe has made no secret of what positions he believes the Bucs should — and in some cases, pretty sure will — upgrade come next month’s draft, which is 30 days away. Here are the positions: [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

April 9th, 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.

Hiding the old meth pipe in the rectum at work trick, eh? [NBC Miami]

“Executed by flamethrower.” [Telegraph]

Five players worthy of trading up for. Two should be on Bucs’ radar. [NFL]

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury talks about how he gets hit on by moms during recruiting trips. [Dallas Morning News]

You don’t want to play tennis with Cris Carter’s wife. [TheBigLead]

Grim news for Matt Moore. [RaysIndex]

MLB Network’s Chris “Mad Dog” Russo sums up his feelings about this nonsense of how a baseball executive wants to cut baseball games to seven innings much better than Joe.

Round 3 For Jimmy Garoppolo & The Bucs

April 8th, 2014
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The quarterback parade continued today at One Buc Palace. And no, Joe’s not referring to fightin’ Mike Glennon.

The Bucs announced that former Eastern Illinois QB and soon-to-be NFL player Jimmy Garoppolo was in the building for an official visit with the team. This is the third time the Bucs have met with him. [read more]

“Fill-In Guys” Are “Absolutely Not” No. 2 WRs

April 8th, 2014
Lavelle Hawkins a Bucs WR?

Lavelle Hawkins and the current receiving corps doesn’t have many jumping with joy

Former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht, who now works on the Buccaneers Radio Network, ESPN and for other media, seems to be missing the “true complement” a receiver like Mike Williams offered Vincent Jackson and the Bucs offense.

Replacing Williams has got to be a priority in next month’s draft, Becht explained on the Ron and Ian show today. [read more]

David: McCoy “Is The Clear Cut Leader”

April 8th, 2014

McCoyDisneyRonde Barber had no problem verbally passing the torch to Gerald McCoy when he faded into the sunset. And last year at this time McCoy stood tall and said, ‘This is my defense.’”

Now the Buccaneers’ defense wasn’t special last year, but McCoy was. One of his teammates today also acknowledged that McCoy is the team’s driving locker room force. [read more]

VJax Trusts Coaches To Get Him Open

April 8th, 2014

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Yes, the Bucs traded away gifted No. 2 wide receiver Mike Williams last week for petty crimes against humanity, such as a mattress in the front yard, having the gall to have a grease fire in his kitchen, and the nerve to be knifed by his brother.

As Joe stated this morning, the trade did not make the Bucs better (in April). Joe flashes back to last year after Williams got hurt, ending his season prematurely. With only Vincent Jackson to worry about, opposing defenses mobbed Jackson like a drunk, scantily clad hot chick at a fraternity beer bash. [read more]

Glennon Vows To Fight

April 8th, 2014

GlennonPennThe blessed son of the Mike Glennon Mob stood before reporters today at One Buc Palace and was peppered with questions about being a backup quarterback, dethroned by Josh McCown when Lovie Smith signed him.

Glennon vowed to fight for his job and fight for his team. [read more]

“Cool Vibe” Vs. Whip Cracking

April 8th, 2014

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Lavonte David was loose and relaxed talking to media today, more than Joe’s ever seen him.

David said he couldn’t believe how “cool” Lovie Smith is and how the “cool vibe” around the organization is a refreshing change. [read more]

Josh Freeman Not A Leader?

April 8th, 2014

josh freeman 0926Much was made last year when leaky, sleepy Rip Van Freeman was not retained as a captain of the Bucs. It is highly rare when an established starting quarterback is not a captain of an NFL team. [read more]

Jeff Tedford: “Offensive Genius”

April 8th, 2014

Doug Martin also spoke about Mike Williams

Joe just finished a media chat with Doug Martin, and Martin was dripping with sweat, fresh from the weight room. He’s healthy and fired up to win a Super Bowl.

Martin said Lovie Smith dropped the “S” word to the team, as in “Super Bowl.” And Martin had other things to say, as well. [read more]

Off On The Wrong Foot

April 8th, 2014
It appears to be an uphill climb for Mike Williams in Buffalo.

It appears to be an uphill climb for Mike Williams in Buffalo.

Much has been made of the Bucs shipping out loud-music-playing, stabbing-victim wide receiver Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills.

As Joe pointed out yesterday, it’s a dangerous precedent to trade players before they have even been suspended much less charged with serious crimes, especially when Williams had a Bucs teammate who has been charged with a much more serious offense this year, once that could have actually put people’s lives in danger. [read more]

Don’t Change, Jason

April 8th, 2014

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When Mike Williams was shipped off to Buffalo Friday, it sure didn’t make the Bucs better (in April). A position that could have used fresh blood all of a sudden became a glaring need.

Two things disturbed Joe in recent weeks: maybe Mike Williams isn’t the best of neighbors (the one thing that wasn’t alleged against Williams was that he didn’t have a mongrel barking 24/7 and crapping all over people’s yards; he had that going for him) and how quickly fans turned on him for his petty crimes against humanity. [read more]

“Just Do Right”

April 8th, 2014

BrooksLovieLovie Smith got to deliver the inaugural Lovieball address in Tampa yesterday. The Bucs reported back for duty, which starts with conditioning and classroom work, per league rules.

So what did Lovie tell his troops? [read more]

Family Affair

April 8th, 2014
Apparently, ex-Bucs WR Mike Williams' days in Tamp Bay were done in by his family.

Apparently, ex-Bucs WR Mike Williams’ days in Tampa Bay were done in by his family.

So ex-communicated Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams has landed in Buffalo. For the first time Joe can recall since going on the injured reserve list last season, Williams met with the fourth estate; only this time it was the Buffalo pen and mic club rather than the locals in Tampa.

Williams was asked about his grievous sins in Tampa Bay, such as loud music, a mattress in the front yard, and an alleged stripper pole in his house (Joe had never heard of anyone looking down their noses at a stripper pole until Williams’ former neighbor popped off). [read more]