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“Panic Sacks” Plague Jameis Winston

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
Jameis sack

Get rid of the ball!

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, took the postgame podium as a confident rookie tonight.

There’s no panic or head-hanging with Jameis, but he did talk about “panic sacks” against the Browns. (more…)

Browns 31, Buccaneers 7

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

JameisBrownsWhere was the energy?

Where was the anger and passion to seize the home turf and send Josh McCown home crying?


Can’t Blame Smith (On Snaps)

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
Evan Diedrich Smith

A sigh of relief about snaps.

If one is to pump the pompons in the air and play cheerleader, America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, had an up-and-down night tonight. Sort of like the stock market the past week.

Enough bad plays to make you want to run into traffic and enough good plays to calm your nerves. (more…)

Back To The Drawing Board With O-Line

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Mankins and Dietrich-SmithRight guard Ali Marpet was abused tonight. Logan Mankins was beaten badly a couple of times and looks nothing like the guy who played for the Patriots.

And Evan Smith isn’t playing average ball yet. (more…)

Bucs Still Allergic To Tight Ends

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
Doesn't matter who is calling the defense the way it ignores tight ends.

Doesn’t matter who is calling the defense when it ignores tight ends.

Why do the Bucs think the tight end position is a friggin’ guard?

How many times last season did we witness this vaunted Bucs defense get gouged by tight ends worse than George Patton slicing through France? (more…)

Buccaneers-Browns Open Thread

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

bucs cheerleader 1117Big game tonight. The Bucs might extend their winning streak! Joe’s kidding, of course, but there are all kinds of things to discuss in the Bucs-Browns matchup.

Tonight’s open thread is in the all new JoeBucsFan Message Boards. The direct link is HERE.

The message board is easy. If you haven’t already, just register, confirm the automatic email, and then sign in and play. Easy!

Have fun. Bad words and naughty posters will be filtered.

Go Bucs!

Six Out Versus Browns, Including Jacquies Smith

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Jacquies SmithSo how bad is Jacquies Smith’s injury? (more…)

Gameday Tampa Bay

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Preseason Game Three

Browns at Bucs

Kickoff: 7 p.m. (more…)

Big Moment For “Goz”

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
New Bucs right tackle Gosder Cherilus

New Bucs right tackle Gosder Cherilus

There all kinds of things to watch in tonight’s Bucs-Browns game (Joe will have a preview soon), but a huge and early spotlight will shine on new right tackle Gosder Cherilus.

The man known as “Goz” has 100 NFL starts and will be counted on heavily. (more…)

“Jameis Gets It”

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
Encouraging words from Jay Glazer.

Encouraging words from Jay Glazer.

As Joe noted earlier today, MMA-head Jay Glazer of FOX Sports did a drive-by hit at One Buc Palace this week where he got to hang out with his old pal, Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht.

Glazer, a name-dropper, told multimedia maven Scott Smith that he co-owns a gym in Hollywood with Brian Urlacher and that is how he got to be acquainted with Bucs coach Lovie Smith. (more…)

“Kid” Is Appreciative

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

MikeEvans2Mike Evans won’t play tonight, but one of his mentors will. (more…)

Jameis Learns From Vincent Jackson

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
"It's not about that."

“It’s not about that.”

One thing Joe sort of snickers about is how big-named, big-time national NFL writers do their one-day drive-by visit to One Buc Palace and then pretend they are authorities on the team.

It looks good, but they are not there every day. Oh well, the effort is appreciated. (more…)

Can The Bucs Beat Josh McCown?

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

McCownlaughYou want a preseason test to see if your Buccaneers are a new team in 2015? Here you go.

In comes journeyman Josh McCown and the Browns tonight. McCown is even a little banged up. (more…)

“Fun” Return To Tampa Bay

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
Yet to miss an NFL extra point.

Yet to miss an NFL extra point.

So the Bucs are unsure of their kicker position. That’s apparent since they brought back Connor Barth.

At least we’re not talking about punters, who are not people. Some suggest punting is a waste of time. (more…)

Epitomizing Lovieball

Friday, August 28th, 2015
johnthan banks 0815

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…)

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…)