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Bucs Players Aren’t Talking About The Draft

Monday, April 20th, 2015
Don't ask Gerald McCoy about the draft

Don’t ask Gerald McCoy about the draft

Gerald McCoy stood on the podium at One Buc Palace today and said his teammates are not talking about the NFL Draft on their first day back to work.

Yes, the 2015 season is underway with conditioning drills and in the weight rooms. (more…)

Lovie Smith: Liked Everything He Said

Monday, April 20th, 2015

lovie 0912Color Lovie Smith 100 percent impressed by one of his players — on the field and off. (more…)

“Not A Surprise To Us”

Monday, April 20th, 2015


Bucs general manager Jason Licht talked about the Jameis Winston lawsuit today, and not just the fact that it exists. (more…)

“Put Us Over The Top”

Monday, April 20th, 2015

jason licht 0126Jason Licht put his foot down today at One Buc Palace. (more…)

Temper Expectations For Johnson

Monday, April 20th, 2015
Bucs fans should temper their expectations for DE George Johnson, says ESPN.

Bucs fans should be careful with their expectations for DE George Johnson, says ESPN.

Now the Bucs may want you to believe the trade for Lions defensive end George Johnson answers Tampa Bay fans’ prayers to fix a way-too-long dearth of pressure from the edge.

And while Johnson showed promise, and some talking heads like Bill Polian think the Bucs found the Hope Diamond, let’s get real says ESPN. (more…)

Bucs Do Well At No. 1

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Vinny Testaverde arguably was the worst of the No. 1 overall picks by the Bucs, and he played well after leaving Tampa.

Yes, Bucs fans are anxious for the draft to get here. Joe is among them. Can’t wait for Jameis Winston to help get the Bucs turned around.

While Tampa Bay has the No. 1 overall pick, it’s not something a team wants if not acquired by a trade. It means your team is worse than lousy. (more…)

Andy Benoit Talks To Joe

Monday, April 20th, 2015
Andy Benoit

Andy Benoit

Joe is cleaning out NFL types from his notebook, guys that Joe has talked Bucs football with this year. One is X’s and O’s guru Andy Benoit of (more…)

Shedding Light On QBs

Monday, April 20th, 2015
Bucs quarterbacks last season, overall, stunk with screen passes.

Bucs quarterbacks last season stunk with screen passes.

It was a complete and total mystery how Mike Glennon, who got half the Bucs’ wins last year with an impressive victory over the playoff-bound Steelers in Pittsburgh, was benched and never again given a chance to start despite the team circling the drain. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Shooters 0506tart your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from And don’t forget to visit for the 2015 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

NFL says 2015 schedule will be released this week. [NFL]

Helmet head Mel Kiper picks the first three rounds of the draft. [BSPN]

Texas Rangers trying to lure Russell Wilson away from football? [CBS Sports]

Hottie brat Britt McHenry not popular with her co-workers at BSPN. [TheBigLead]

In case you missed it, bye-bye Grant Ball Four [RaysIndex]


Silly Glazer Talk

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Glazers2013Team Glazer owns the Buccaneers, a company worth $1 billion, give or take a few shekels. So absolutely Team Glazer is making decisions on impact draft picks and big-money free agents.

To think otherwise would be pure silliness. (more…)

“It Wasn’t Just The Presence Of Suh”

Sunday, April 19th, 2015


Newcomer edge rusher George Johnson had six sacks last year for the Lions.

It’s easy to say he was just cleaning up the scraps gift-wrapped by Detroit’s nasty interior front. (more…)

Nate Orchard And The Bucs

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Could Utah DE Nate Orchard be wrapping up quarterbacks for the Bucs this season?

Could Utah DE Nate Orchard be wrapping up quarterbacks for the Bucs this season?

Until recently, there were differing opinions at JoeBucsFan world headquarters. One Joe thought the Bucs surely would pick an offensive linemen with their second pick. The other Joe believed, given the top-heavy talent at defensive end, that is where the Bucs would go. (more…)

Bucs Defensive Tackles Led League In Sacks

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
One of Akeem Spence's three sacks last year.

One of Akeem Spence’s three sacks last year.

Jason Licht wasn’t joking when he suggested the Bucs are emphasizing their pass rush up the gut of the offensive line.

There’s data behind him. (more…)


Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Former Bucs QB and current Yahoo! Sports talking head Shaun King did his mock draft for the Bucs. All rounds.

Former Bucs QB and current Yahoo! Sports talking head Shaun King did his Bucs-specific mock draft and has Stanford OT Andrus Peat coming to Tampa Bay.

You have a mock draft, Mike Mayock has a mock draft, Charles Davis has a mock draft, the drunk at the bar has a mock draft. Damned near everyone but Joe has a mock draft.

So why shouldn’t Shaun King? (more…)

Is Team Glazer Too Hasty?

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

schiano and glazerDuring a discussion of the shelf life of Lovie Smith today on WDAE-AM 620, Tampa Tribune beat writer Woody Cummings said he’s not sure Raheem Morris and Greg Schiano got enough time to build their regimes. (more…)

Phillip Dorsett In Round 3?

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

DorsettThe pride of St. Petersburg, former Bucs quarterback and current Yahoo! Sports NFL analyst Shaun King, sees Tampa Bay looking to get more explosive on Day 2 of the draft. (more…)

Doug Martin’s Last Year?

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

doug martin 1008

Last year, the Bucs declined the dreaded fifth-year option on defensive end Adrian Clayborn, which was a blunt way to say, “Since you are from Missouri, show me and we will re-sign you after the season.” (more…)