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Morning Cup Of Joe From

Monday, April 13th, 2015

hooters 2015.0413Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from And don’t forget to visit for the 2014 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Russell Wilson may try to play two sports. [NFL]

Why is Chip Kelly selling the Browns on Marcus Mariota? [BSPN]

Bruce Arians believes the NFL will see female coaches. [CBS Sports]

A little late on this. A spring breaker thinks she is being attacked by a manatee. Freaks out. [WTSP]

Tim Beckham celebrates his first homer. [Rays Index]


Watch Jameis Winston And Chucky

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

chucky and jameisLate Friday night, BSPN finally aired the episode of “Gruden’s QB Camp” Bucs fans were all waiting for — the episode in which Chucky hosted and grilled Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. (more…)

Inside Out

Sunday, April 12th, 2015
"I told you if you can't get an edge rusher you have to think outside the box! TOES ON THE LINE!"

“I told you if you can’t get an edge rusher you have to think outside the box! TOES ON THE LINE!”

Remember former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik and commander Greg Schiano throwing their hands in the air and waving the white flag on trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying to develop a pass rush?

They reached the conclusion, “You know, aside from Gerald McCoy we can’t get past an offensive line of girl scouts, so why not beef up the secondary instead?” (more…)

“He’s A Millionaire Now. So It’s All Good.”

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

GholstonlockerJoe had an uncle who always said, “If you give charity, it will find its way back to you somehow.”

A feel good story circling the Internet about Bucs defensive end William Gholston has that kind of ring to it. (more…)

The Frantic DE Dance

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

lovie and lichtNotice a trend:

Tampa Bay has attempted all kinds of free agency maneuvers to shore up its hole at right defensive end, yet the team has done nothing to fix its woes along the offensive line. (more…)

Don’t Miss Joe’s Draft Party!

Sunday, April 12th, 2015


Casting Call

Sunday, April 12th, 2015


Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston are such darn impressive quarterback prospects, per Donovan McNabb, both can be among the NFL elite provided they are blessed with certain things. (more…)

Dire Need For Defensive End

Sunday, April 12th, 2015
How would UCLA DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa look in pewter and red?

How would UCLA DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa look in pewter and red?

It simply is unreal, through three general managers and four head coaches, that the Bucs have never been able to replace defensive end Simeon Rice, who had double-digit sacks for five consecutive seasons (2001-2005)

How can a franchise shat in the bed this badly? (more…)

Seat Not Hot For Lovie Smith

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

lovie 0927Joe has documented that history is unkind to coaches who guide their teams to the first overall pick in the draft.

Since 2003, only three coaches have done this and survived to use that draft pick. That would be Marty Schottenheimer, Steve Spagnuolo and Lovie Smith. (more…)

Not Moved By Silly Season

Saturday, April 11th, 2015


In NFL circles, the term “silly season” represents all the lies, planted lies and espionage that surface after evals of prospects are complete and there is too much down time before the draft. (more…)

Mariota + Melvin Gordon “To Fix This Offense”

Saturday, April 11th, 2015


It’s not just Father Dungy leading the Marcus Mariota Gang (and the trade-down crowd). Another respected voice is picking Mariota to lead the Tampa Bay offense — and for a stud running back prospect to join him. (more…)

Concern For Dirk Koetter?

Saturday, April 11th, 2015


By all measures, it seems the Bucs scored a touchdown landing Dirk Koetter as the team’s new offensive coordinator. Virtually everywhere he has been, Koetter has pumped out decent if not good offenses.

Koetter made former America’s Quarterback David Garrard into a solid signal-caller. And we all know the success Koetter had with Matty Ice in Atlanta. (more…)

Video Of David Cornwell Address

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

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Yes, the Interwebs went wild yesterday when Jameis Winston’s lawyer, David Cornwell, mentioned his client, while ready to play in the NFL, may not be mature enough to deal with the NFL lifestyle. (more…)

Programming Note

Friday, April 10th, 2015

joemugshotRegular readers here know Joe is your snooze-free source for all things Bucs, committed to obsessive coverage of the Buccaneers.

That doesn’t stop on weekends.

Tonight, cold beer in hand, Joe will be glued Jameis Winston’s debut on “Gruden’s QB Camp,” 11:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

Joe will deliver all kinds of stuff out of that, and Joe has plenty of draft coverage, Bucs nuggets and more for the weekend.

Stay safe out there.

“They Could Be Ahead In Some Areas”

Friday, April 10th, 2015
New Bucs might be ahead of returning Bucs

New Bucs might be ahead of returning Bucs

Perhaps nobody had a bigger learning curve in the Buccaneers defense last year than Alterraun Verner. Joe’s not going to use the term “lost,” but Verner struggled with the radical transition from his days in Tennessee.

So it’s no surprise that Verner is pumped up by Tampa Bay’s offseason moves in 2015. (more…)

“It Wasn’t Fair To The Guys In The Room”

Friday, April 10th, 2015


One Tampa Bay Buccaneer opened up today about the absence of former offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford and the rise of his ousted assistant, ill-suited playcaller Marcus Arroyo. (more…)

Trust Your Valuables To Craters & Freighters Of Tampa

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Got oversized, expensive stuff to ship? How about a small office with sensitive equipment?

Joe advises you to use the best in town, Craters & Freighters.

Behind The Scenes Of Workouts

Friday, April 10th, 2015

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Bucs brass was busy this week. Flying Air Team Glazer to Eugene, Ore., and then to Tallahassee and then back to Tampa, that’s a helluva two-day roll.

Why go through that? Well, the Bucs wanted to work out Marcus Mariota, and then with his workout fresh in their minds, tackle Jameis Winston just hours later. (more…)