Archive for the ‘FHL’ Category

Chris Baker Behavior Doesn’t Reflect Jameis’ Leadership

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Once upon a time this summer, winning head coach Dirk Koetter said on the Ira Kaufman Podcast that a key to this season would be how free agent signings DeSean Jackson, Chris Baker and J.J. Wilcox would mesh in the locker room. (more…)

“Superhuman Effort”

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Relentless again today. (Photo courtesy of

Joe’s not sure whether it’s time to wrap Brent Grimes in bubble wrap for the rest of the month, or offer him a new contract so he doesn’t hit free agency in March.

Or both! (more…)

Dirk Koetter Embraces The Stick Carriers

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

After practice, Dirk Koetter met with the raucous Stick Carrier fans who sparked an overflow training camp crowd today. Koetter led them in cheer and enjoyed the oil paining presented to him.

Following his post-practice news conference today, Dirk Koetter asked, “Where’s Justin Pawlowski?” Pawlowski is the leader of the Stick Carrier movement — and the host of the Bucs Uncensored podcast on They met amidst the overflow, Stick Carrier-fueled crowd at camp.

Joe will have more on this historic day later, including video of Koetter leading the group in cheer and player reaction.

Malcolm Glazer Was A Bucs Badass

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Ira Kaufman is the most beloved, revered and esteemed Buccaneers columnist in town. He has hung his hat at world headquarters since July 2016. Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, Ira busts out columns here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and his award winning podcasts fire Tuesdays and Thursdays.


The facts are in and the conclusion is uncommonly clear.

Malcolm Glazer was a badass.

Don’t be fooled by the red beard, the specs and a belt buckle worn unusually high. The late owner of the Buccaneers would have been very proud of this confident football team and Dirk Koetter’s aggressive approach. (more…)

Defense Can’t Get Too Cute

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Getting the job done.

Defense has been the topic of training camp. (more…)

Working For A Playoff-Ready Body

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017


Can Mike Evans’ body hold up through January? (more…)

Training Camp Notes, Nuggets & Observations — Day 3

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

The rain was no match for O.J. Howard

Joe was on the grounding and hunting hard for every juicy nugget happening at training camp today, from the camp meat to the big names. It’s Joe’s comprehensive practice notes. Enjoy!  (more…)

Evans Stunned By Playoff Drought

Friday, July 28th, 2017

How long?

Mike Evans was surprised yesterday and it wasn’t a pleasant surprise. (more…)

Dirk Koetter Talks About Throwing For 5K

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Slingin’ it?

Last year, only one NFL team threw for more than 5,000 yards.

In 2015, there were none. (more…)

Drowning Out The “Elevator Music”

Monday, July 24th, 2017


Dirk Koetter has had more than a month to devise a speech welcoming the 2017 Bucs to training camp.

It ought to be a doozy.

All it took was one season as an NFL head coach for Koetter to earn a reputation as a master of mind manipulation. It’s a little tougher when you’ve got 90 minds to meld, but it’s critical that Koetter sets the right tone this week while those Hard Knocks cameras are whirring away. (more…)

Jason Licht And Job Security

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

What is the holdup?

Since the end of last season, Joe has been waiting for a press release to be e-mailed from the Bucs announcing Team Glazer and Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht have agreed on a contract extension. (more…)

Vegas Line Is Wrong

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Bucs and the win total.

Earlier this month when Joe was in Las Vegas staying at the posh Aria Resort, Joe checked the win-total lines on various NFL and college teams at MGM Resorts properties. Hey, you know, when in Vegas…


“I Think It’s My Job To Take Risks”

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Dirk Koetter explains

You blew it if you haven’t yet listened to this morning’s Ira Kaufman Podcast with special guest winning head Dirk Koetter (Part 5 with the man in charge).

Today’s topic was mind games. (more…)

“I Want To Be The Greatest Of All Time”

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Jameis was talking big tonight.

Before he became a Buccaneer, Joe pegged America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, as a Muhammad Ali clone when it came to his spirit, magnetism, bravado, loquaciousness and drive. (more…)

Better Than Calvin Johnson?

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Canton-like start.

Joe never thought of this before, but Kyle Brandt has a point. (more…)

Report: Aguayo Failures A Locker Room Issue

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Esteemed Buccaneers beat writer Jenna Laine rolled out goodies this week during an appearance on WDAE-AM 620/95.3 FM. (more…)

Dirk Koetter: “I Gotta Make It Work”

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Juggler-in-chief Dirk Koetter tips his cap to Team Glazer and shares a new priority.

Change is coming to Buccaneers training camp, says winning head coach Dirk Koetter. (more…)

1-on-1 With Rookie Chris Godwin

Monday, June 26th, 2017

More fun, insight, highlights and interviews from Rock Riley, who fires up Lunch With Real Rock Riley reports every Monday, Wednesday and Friday right here!

Chris Godwin is the major focus today, and Godwin will leave fans drooling for the start of training camp. Enjoy!

Godwin at Go Karts and friends with OJ Howard from Rock Riley on Vimeo.