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A 12-4 Turnaround?

Monday, May 25th, 2015
Double-digit wins means postseason honors for "America's Quarterback," Jameis Winston.

Double-digit wins means postseason honors for “America’s Quarterback,” Jameis Winston.

Joe is on record claiming six wins this year is solid progress for the Bucs, tripling a win total from the previous season.

Though fans may not want to think this way, the Bucs were the worst lot in the NFL for a reason last year. The. Team. Was. Rotten. (more…)

Derrick Brooks Apologizes

Monday, May 25th, 2015

BrooksLovieTwitter is a wild universe, a force for good and evil and knowledge and stupidity. You can join Joe there anytime.

You can find Buccaneers legend Derrick Brooks there, too. (more…)

Discover Dolman Law Group

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Jump On The Bandwagon

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Yes, the bandwagon is welcoming newcomers on board.

That’s the Lightning bandwagon, in which suddenly, with the Bolts now one win from the Stanley Cup Finals, has virtually everyone in the Tampa Bay area a hockey expert like the guy sitting in the corner of the bar in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, drooling over Kathryn Tappen on NHL Network. (more…)

Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Joe just loves the summer. No more coats. No more cold. And when women wear less and less clothes, there is no way in Joe’s eyes that is a bad thing.

It also helps that the summer is bookmarked by three-day weekends, with America’s birthday right smack dab in the middle. (more…)

Weakest Unit

Sunday, May 24th, 2015
Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders is not enamored with Bucs DE Jacquies Smith.

Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders is not enamored by DE Jacquies Smith.

Joe understands how some readers are irked at Joe for harping on the Bucs’ offensive line. Well, they haven’t done anything to make Joe stop kvetching.

As OTAs resume later this week, two starting positions — left tackle and right guard — are up for grabs between four guys, only one of which has taken a regular-season snap: Kevin Pamphile, one of the two “Milk Cartons.” (more…)

Is Today The Day For Ribs On The Grill?

Sunday, May 24th, 2015
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This is not Logan Mankins, to the best of Joe’s knowledge.

On this weekend notorious for grilling meat and washing it down with an array of barbecue sauces, iced cocktails and glorious beer, Joe is wondering whether the Buccaneers’ offensive line is finally curing what ailed it last season.

Of course, Joe’s talking about their lack of proper barbecue bonding. (more…)

George Johnson: Always Win Now

Sunday, May 24th, 2015
New Bucs DE George Johnson, shown here in his first go-round with the Bucs, went off on Twitter yesterday about teams no focused on winning.

New Bucs DE George Johnson, shown here in his first go-round with the Bucs, went off on Twitter yesterday about teams not focused on winning.

Joe loves passion from football players because that often means losing tears at their very soul.

Then again, you have to be careful who is displaying such emotion. Anthony Collins used to get bent out of shape at losing, too. (more…)

Fantasy Fueled Proclamation

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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NFL.com does a masterful job overhyping the obvious in an attempt to capture the twitching eyeballs of fantasy football lunatics suffering from withdrawl. (more…)

Be Like Mike

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
Bucs WR Mike Evans, a former high school basketball star, still has the moves on the hardwood.

Bucs WR Mike Evans, a former Texas high school basketball star, still has the hops.

It is summertime!

Joe loves it. Time for all sorts of R&R. Warm/hot weather + scantily-clad, tanned babes and alcohol. Lots and lots of alcohol.

It’s called “living.” (more…)

Bennett Slaps Plan; Advises Team Glazer

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

michael bennett 0126Former Bucs defensive end Michael Bennett has advice for Team Glazer.

Yes, the team that let Bennett walk for no good reason was the recipient of free counsel from Bennett himself. (more…)

BS Called On Hard Knocks Distraction

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

lovie 1110bJoe brought word of a report claiming the Bucs will not be featured on Hard Knocks, the show produced by NFL Films and HBO to give fans a reality-show look at coaches and players inside training camp.

The subject was so lively yesterday, Joe will flush out a couple of important things brushed over. (more…)

Top 5?

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

LovieRefereeOptimism is cooking at One Buc Palace, and it has nothing to do with Jameis Winston.

Defensive numbers look good and coaches are talking, even if the last Buccaneers head coach with a winning record lectured, “Stats are for losers.” (more…)

“His Name Is Greg Schiano”

Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Too intense?

Sometimes, Joe wonders what football people are watching or thinking when they make dumb decisions, because even a guy walking around with a white cane can see they are bad moves.

Take last year, Joe may have been the only guy locally who wrote very early and often that the offensive line of the Bucs had major question marks. (more…)

“Block Longer”

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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Being the NFL’s eighth-best punt return team two years in a row isn’t good enough.

Lovie Smith wants Tampa Bay to recreate his Chicago magic. (more…)

Important Message From JoeBucsFan.com

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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Joe will make significant technical upgrades to JoeBucsFan.com this weekend. After the arrival of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, Joe wants more horsepower.

At one point last week, nearly 1,000 readers were visiting JoeBucsFan — at the same time! Internet publishing geeks know that’s a stunning number.

If you notice anything odd about the site this weekend (unlikely), just be patient. Joe expects super smooth sailing by Monday.