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Epitomizing Lovieball

Friday, August 28th, 2015
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A teammate of cornerback Johnthan Banks paints him as the ultimate Lovie Smith defender

It feels like Lovie Smith isn’t a big fan of cornerback Johnthan Banks. But listening to one of Banks’ teammates, it seems Banks is the ultimate Lovie kind of player.

It’s an odd contradiction. (more…)

Help Joe’s Friend Sack ALS

Friday, August 28th, 2015

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Pardon Joe for a quick timeout from Bucs football. Joe’s old friend, high school classmate and former high school football teammate, got tackled with ALS in recent months.

His family — and a good many others — put together an ALS awareness video, as August is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge month. Every August until there is a cure, the saying goes.

Please click on the video, and if you are so kind, forward it to your friends and/or family with your favorite social media device — Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, whatever. Doesn’t cost a red cent. Joe would really appreciate it, and more importantly, so would Joe’s friend and his family. Thanks in advance.

Check Out The New Bucs Message Boards!!

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

just-joe-300x265The JoeBucsFan.com message boards are open for business.

The action already is heating up. Remember, you must register to comment. And Joe’s giving away great prizes this month to be drawn at random, including game tickets and jerseys.

Click the link above. And yes, if you’re banned from commenting here, then you’ll be banned there, too.

Jeremiah Warren Getting Noticed

Friday, August 28th, 2015
From camp meat to starter?

From camp meat to starter?

In the NFL, it is all about making the most of your opportunities. In training camp and preseason, Bucs coach Lovie Smith always talks about “getting noticed.”

(When fans Twitter Joe about “Why haven’t you written/mentioned/talked about [Player-x]?” See previous paragraph.) (more…)

“A Different Doug Martin”

Friday, August 28th, 2015
A new Doug Martin?

A new Doug Martin?

The past two seasons, largely because of injuries, Bucs running back Doug Martin has been pretty much invisible. In both seasons, the Bucs’ offense struggled terribly.

Coincidence? Joe doesn’t believe coincidences. (more…)

Hamstring Sidelines Kenny Bell

Friday, August 28th, 2015
Bucs rookie WR Kenny Bell has no catches this preseason

Bucs rookie WR Kenny Bell has no catches this preseason

All eyes on the Buccaneers’ receiving corps tomorrow night.

The Bucs are down two men from a unit sporting a lot of competition and little depth. (more…)

Rock Stars

Friday, August 28th, 2015

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Yes, when Joe mentions “rock star,” folks around these parts immediately think of former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik. Not all agree.

Take stud wide receiver Mike Evans. He has a different definition of rock star, and that would be Johnny Football and America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston. (more…)

Titans Watch: 16 More Days

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Ken Whisenhunt, Marcus MariotaJoe’s already called opening day against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 13 in Tampa a “must-win.”

It’s not a must-win for the standings. Duh. But it is necessary for the psyche of a fanbase that’s hasn’t seen a home victory since 2013, and compares Jameis Winston to Marcus Mariota. (more…)

Bucs Veterans Talking Down To Jameis Winston?

Friday, August 28th, 2015
Gerald McCoy shares an eyebrow-raising nugget about Jameis Winston

Gerald McCoy shares an eyebrow-raising nugget about Jameis Winston

Now here’s a somewhat troubling take from the mouth of Gerald McCoy, the reigning face of the Buccaneers franchise. (more…)

Koetter Vs. GMC

Friday, August 28th, 2015
Bucs DT Gerald McCoy talks about the intelligence of OC Dirk Koetter.

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy talks about the intelligence and tricks of OC Dirk Koetter.

Joe really enjoyed the words from Gerald McCoy discussing the Bucs offense.

Who better to talk about it than GMC? He goes against the first team every day in practice. (more…)

Joe Joins Ron And Ian At 1:30 P.M. On WDAE-AM 620

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Joe’s back for his weekly visit to the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620.

Always a fun time, and you can listen live online at 620wdae.com.

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Defense A Precursor?

Friday, August 28th, 2015
Bucs DC Leslie Frazier talks about the defense stepping up.

Bucs DC Leslie Frazier talks about the defense stepping up.

For a moment, Joe felt like he was having an out-of-body experience Monday night at the Den of Depression.

Joe saw a talented young quarterback march a team 80 yards on an opening drive for a touchdown. He saw a defense suffocate an opponent and score on turnovers. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

Friday, August 28th, 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.

Usain Bolt run over by a Segway. [TheBigLead]

For the craft beer snobs out there: best fall beers without pumpkin. (Joe will just enjoy his Bud Light at Hooters and snicker and gawk.) [MarketWatch]

Maurkice Pouncey may return this season, says Mike Tomlin. Thanks, preseason football. [NFL]

Breakout running backs. [BSPN]

Why the hell would anyone want to take a selfie with a rattlesnake? [CBS.Los Angeles]

Unicorn woman. [Mirror]

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Kwon Rising

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Bucs DC Leslie Frazier discusses MLB Kwon Alexander.

Bucs DC Leslie Frazier discusses rookie MLB Kwon Alexander.

Bucs defensive coordinator-in-title Leslie Frazier had a lot of good things to say about the rising stock of rookie linebacker Kwon Alexander today.

However, Frazier wouldn’t say Alexander starts the regular season opener against the Titans, or that he will have the full responsibilities of his predecessor Mason Foster. (more…)

“Towards The End Of The Year”

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
New Bucs right tackle Gosder Cherilus

New Bucs right tackle Gosder Cherilus

After 100 NFL starts with the Lions and Colts, new Bucs right tackle Gosder Cherilus knows plenty about his position. (more…)

“I Am Excited For It”

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Bucs DC Leslie Frazier discusses Lovie Smith's defensive play-calling duties.

Bucs DC Leslie Frazier discusses Lovie Smith’s defensive play-calling duties.

Rarely is a defensive coordinator who has been stripped of his main gameday duties in a good mood about such a move.

But that is the front Leslie Frazier had for Bucs fans today, when Frazier was asked about the recent revelation that Lovie Smith would assume play-callingf or the defense. (more…)

Rush Lanes, Josh McCown And Marcus Mariota

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

gerald mccoy 0916Gerald McCoy found a away to talk about Marcus Mariota preparation today.

Man, the thought of a real game has Joe all jacked up. (more…)

Evans: Ready To Rock Week One

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Sidelined for the remainder of preseason, Bucs WR Mike Evans says he will be ready for the regular season opener.

Sidelined for the remainder of preseason, Bucs WR Mike Evans says he will be ready for the regular season opener.

Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans spent time chatting in the Bucs’ locker room prior to practice today and, like he did after Monday night’s win over the Bungles, proclaimed himself fine for the regular season opener against the Titans.

Evans suffered a hamstring injury on his left leg Monday night. (more…)