Archive for the ‘2018 Free Agency’ Category

Free Agency Countdown: 22 Days — Subpar Destination

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The Bucs have a giant wad of cash to spend under the salary cap, a player-friendly head coach, a QB respected for his competitive fire, gorgeous indoor practice and training facilities, and a strong leadership core on defense.

It’s not enough. (more…)

Can Brentson Bucker Recruit?

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Former teammate of new Bucs DL coach.

Joe is curious to learn just how much street cred new Bucs defensive line coach Brentson Bucker has with his former teammates. (more…)

Ownership Call

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Quick fix in 23 days

It’s time for Team Glazer to put on its big-boy pads. (more…)

Shining Light Ryan Russell

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Yes, this really happened.

It’s a little challenging to figure out where the growth was on the Buccaneers’ defensive line last season, not counting the waistline and bank account of Chris “Swaggy” Baker.  (more…)

Gil Brandt: Bell A Fit For Bucs

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Bucs should have checkbook ready.

It’s difficult to imagine this happening, but it’s fun to dream. (more…)

Austin Seferian-Jenkins About To Cash In

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Cash time

Joe wonders what Cameron Brate is thinking this afternoon. (more…)

New Official NFL Data Says Brent Grimes Isn’t A Top-Tier Cornerback

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

(Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.)

Could the glass be half empty on Brent Grimes? Not when compared to the rest of the Buccaneers roster. There, he’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer.  (more…)

Bidding War

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Bill Belicheat vs. Jason Licht.

This could get very interesting. (more…)

Kyle Fuller And The Bucs

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Potential free agent target.

Lost in the nauseating report that Mike Glennon may return to the Bucs, per heavy metal headbanging Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, was another item that has some Bucs fans’ attention. (more…)

“Expect” Glennon Return

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Last March, shortly after the Bears signed quarterback Mike Glennon to a massive contract, Joe was on the local sports radio airwaves making a proclamation. (more…)

A Tampa Return For J.J. Wilcox?

Friday, February 16th, 2018

One of the March free agent scores heralded by general manager Jason Licht last year was inking former Cowboys safety J.J. Wilcox to a two-year, $5.5 million contract. (more…)

Free Agency Countdown: 26 Days — Bucs Draw Scant Interest, Respect

Friday, February 16th, 2018

GM Jason Licht has an unpopular roster

Quality NFL analysts and speculators are hardly flawless and filled with knowledge of every team, but there’s a highly disturbing trend among them. (more…)

Bell Would Energize Locker Room

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Dare to dream.

Sometimes you have to have the stones of a burglar. (more…)

Dion Lewis Wants Pricey Pact

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Popular free agent target.

The Bucs need to beef up the running back unit, there is no question. And a lot of Bucs fans would like Dion Lewis. (more…)

Free Agent Trolling

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Dolphins fed up?

The following will sort of be like when your mom took you to Publix but wouldn’t let you have M&Ms at the checkout line because she said they would be bad for you. (more…)

Keep Fitz

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Bucs have a better backup.

Yes, Bucs fans, the Mike Glennon Mob is alive and well. (more…)

2-For-1 Free Agency Fix On The Offensive Line

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Ira Kaufman is the most revered sports personality and writer in town. He has hung his hat at JoeBucsFan.com 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. You can also hear Ira on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio Wednesdays during football season, and see him now on Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 p.m. on Spectrum Sports 360. Ira also is part of the FOX-13 Tailgate Sunday and enjoys beet salads, Riesling, Chiefs victories and needling Joe.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

The Bucs don’t waste a lot of time acknowledging their mistakes.

And yes, there’s been a few.

Once it became clear that Anthony Collins, Michael Johnson and Bruce Carter weren’t the answer, they were dispatched. When Roberto Aguayo gave Buc fans agita with each errant FG try, he was dumped. (more…)

The Bucs And Johnathan Joseph

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Solid veteran.

Beggars cannot be choosers. (more…)