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Officially Not Ready For Camp: Louis Murphy, & J.R. Sweezy

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
No Sweezy -- for now.

No Sweezy — for now.

It’s official! (more…)

NFL Network: Roddy White Is Reaching Out

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
More Roddy White talk

More Roddy White talk

“I tell friends of mine all the time that Roddy White is the single-most competitive football player I’ve ever met in my life. I’ve just never been around a guy that his desire to win and compete would let him overcome injuries. He would do whatever it takes — whether it be blocking, catching, running with the football — just whatever you needed to help you win a game, Roddy would try to do it.” Dirk Koetter, via ESPN. (more…)

Devin Hester Is Available

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016


UPDATE: 11:41 a.m. – With Adam Humphries as the No. 1 kick returner entering training camp, and the Kenny Bell Mob pumped up to have their catchless crusader claim the No. 3 receiving role, it’s no wonder Joe is stimulated by the Falcons’ release of Devin Hester this morning. (more…)

Lovie: Always A College Coach

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Michigan ready?

Michigan ready?

In his first major speaking engagement since he was introduced as the new football coach at the University of Illinois this spring, former Bucs coach Lovie Smith addressed the throng today at the Big Ten Football Media Days conference in Chicago. (more…)

“It Doesn’t Get A Whole Lot Better Than That”

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016


If you need to get back in the mindset for football, Joe’s got just the tonic for you. (more…)

The Todd Monken Influence

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Has work to do.

Work to do.

So when Dirk Koetter was named head coach, he reached down to the college ranks to pick an offensive coordinator, choosing highly successful Todd Monken to be his right-hand man. (more…)

Taking A Dump On Hope

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Joe is embittered by a column in the Tampa Bay Times.

Joe was embittered by a column in the Tampa Bay Times.

Man, Tampa Bay Times columnist Martin Fennelly really punched Joe in the gut this morning. (more…)

Biggest Injury Worry

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
"America's Quarterback" will not see his career implode if he does not have WR Louis Murphy as a slot man.

Worries Jenna Laine (and Joe, too).

Entering training camp, there is always one guy either coming off an injury or who is injury-prone — who the team needs desperately to stay healthy. (more…)


Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Good coaches never stop learning.

Good coaches never stop learning.

Until the Bucs kickoff training camp at One Buc Palace Thursday, Joe will try to get in the mind of defensive coordinator Mike Smith.

Joe will regularly deliver excerpts and/or highlights from Smith’s book, “You Win in the Locker Room First,” available on Google Play and iTunes. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

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Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from And don’t forget to visit for the 2016 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Is Tom Jackson done at BSPN? [TheBigLead]

List of 25 NFLers whose jobs are in peril as training camps open. [NFL]

Can Netflix be fatal? [Telegraph]

The nerve: Caught in an e-mail scandal where she played a role in rigging a nomination, haughty DNC chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz scolds Florida delegates who heckled her. [Washington Post]

Joe hopes he is not part of the Chinese crackdown on news sites. Joe knows he has (had?) readers in China. If you are in China and are reading this, please comment. Thank you. [Bloomberg]

Donald Trump sympathizes with Debbie Wasserman Schultz believing she was hung out to dry by Hillary. [Salon]

The march to 100 losses. [JoeRaysFan]


“You’ve Got The Wrong Guy”

Monday, July 25th, 2016


In his first column for, eye-RAH! weighs in strong on the Bucs’ most polarizing figure, with quotes from Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer. (more…)

“It’s Going To End Up Being A Factor”

Monday, July 25th, 2016
New columnist eye-RAH! Kaufman disagrees with Joe on national radio.

New columnist eye-RAH! Kaufman, Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter, disagrees with Joe on a very hot Bucs topic — on national radio.

Newcomer to the family, Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter eye-RAH! Kaufman has been liberated from the shackles of mainstream media.

And just hours into his new gig, Kaufman was loudly and boldly disagreeing with Joe on national radio this morning. (more…)

“You’d Naturally Be Concerned As A Bucs Fan”

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Fans are worried?


Joe is in disbelief over what was uttered by veteran Bucs beat writer Rick Stroud this morning on WDAE-AM 620. (more…)

“Justify” Not Included

Monday, July 25th, 2016

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Welcome to the national narrative on Dirk Koetter and the 2016 Buccaneers, courtesy of Lovie Smith’s friends who like to ignore the utter defensive collapse by Tampa Bay last season. (more…)

Running Jameis

Monday, July 25th, 2016
Please be careful.

Please be careful.

No one will ever mistake America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, for another Fran Tarkenton. (more…)