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The Countdown: 20 Worst Buccaneers Personnel Moves Of The Past 10 Years — No. 10

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

eric wright 1024It’s the countdown feature you’ve all been waiting for. Not really, but on the heels of last year’s award-winning “20 Worst Buccaneers Of The Past 10 years” feature, Joe had to deliver.

A list like this is highly subjective and toxic. Fits of rage were common during production meetings at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters. Scared interns soiled their pants. Full beer bottles were smashed, and a treasured Rachel Watson poster was accidently destroyed. But order was restored.

Current and former general managers and head coaches might not like what’s coming, but it had to be done. This is what happens when your team is 30-70 in its last 100 games. (more…)

Bucs No. 28

Sunday, July 19th, 2015
Time to break an ugly streak.

Time to break an ugly streak.

You’ve heard college football programs identified for producing top talent at a certain position.

Penn State is “Linebacker U.” USC is known for pumping out offensive linemen. Miami cranks out wide receivers.

And on it goes. (more…)

Breakout

Saturday, July 18th, 2015
If healthy, Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins could be a weapon.

If healthy, Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins could be a weapon.

Right now, less than a year removed, the 2014 Bucs draft looks to be a one-man band. Mike Evans has been nothing less than a home run.

The rest of the draft? Shaky, to be polite.

Running back Charles Sims sure looked to be forced into playing duty. Nothing he did impressed Joe. But Joe is willing to give the guy the benefit of the doubt since he got hurt in preseason. (more…)

“A Big Feel Out”

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

LovieJagsBack when Joe hung out with Herm Edwards at the NFL Owners Meetings in Arizona this year, the excitable former Bucs assistant head coach got all Tony Dungy when talking about Tampa Bay’s 2014 defense. (more…)

Fire In The Belly

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

One reason Bucs fans are all jacked up by what Jacquies Smith accomplished (6 1/2 sacks) in half a season last year is because it had been so long since Tampa Bay had a defensive end who played with relentless fire.

Michael Bennett was that guy in 2012, but the Bucs showed him the door. (more…)

ESPN: Lovie On Hot Seat

Saturday, July 18th, 2015
hot seat

Lovie’s desk chair?

The losing and the losing and the losing around these parts has become so commonplace, Bucs fans are mentally beaten down.

Where once this proud franchise had fans trying to figure out playoff opponents well into the holiday season, in recent years, fans’ focus has turned to the following spring’s draft — before Halloween! (more…)

Heated Fights For Corner Spots

Friday, July 17th, 2015
Where does Leonard Johnson factor in with Bucs corners?

Where does Leonard Johnson factor in with Bucs corners?

A few things are locks — assuming health — when the Bucs put toe to leather (thank you, Gene Deckerhoff) to kick off the season in September.

Among the guarantees are Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson starting at wide receiver, and Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks starting at corner. (more…)

The Countdown: Worst 20 Buccaneers Personnel Moves Of The Past 10 Years — No. 11

Friday, July 17th, 2015

ghostIt’s the countdown feature you’ve all been waiting for. Not really, but on the heels of last year’s award-winning “20 Worst Buccaneers Of The Past 10 years” feature, Joe had to deliver.

A list like this is highly subjective and toxic. Fits of rage were common during production meetings at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters. Scared interns soiled their pants. Full beer bottles were smashed, and a treasured Rachel Watson poster was accidently destroyed. But order was restored.

Current and former general managers and head coaches might not like what’s coming, but it had to be done. This is what happens when your team is 30-70 in its last 100 games. (more…)

Spirit Brewing On The O-Line

Friday, July 17th, 2015
Logan Mankins and Kevin Pamphile were attached at the hip through many spring practices

Logan Mankins and Kevin Pamphile were attached at the hip through many spring practices

Right now, Kevin Pamphile is your starting Buccaneers left tackle. That’s the way the depth chart rolled though spring practices.

Lovie Smith and Dirk Koetter let the No. 34 overall pick in this year’s draft, left tackle Donovan Smith, deal with second-team reps and hunger for better. (more…)

Mike Glennon: No. 2

Friday, July 17th, 2015
Coveted backup.

Coveted backup

The main summer storyline – and Joe loathes that word in sports and is just warning you – is this trumped up, nonsense of a competition between “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, and the quarterback of the past and quarterback of the future and maybe quarterback of the present, Mike Glennon. (more…)

Caution For Mike Evans?

Friday, July 17th, 2015
Recent Bucs history offers caution.

Recent Bucs history offers caution.

Joe can’t write enough about how impressive Bucs rookie wide receiver Mike Evans was last year. The Texas A&M standout blew up the NFL in only his fourth season of organized football since getting his driver’s license. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

Friday, July 17th, 2015

hooters 2015.0717Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from HootersCalendar.com. And don’t forget to visit HootersCalendar.com for the 2015 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Offensive lineman Dan Connolly retires. [NFL]

For some odd reason there are Brett Favre stories all over the Interwebs. [BSPN]

Anyone want to watch gorgeous Jenny Dell hit a golf ball while wearing limited clothing? [Busted Coverage]

Unruly hotel guest won’t leave unless cops tickle him. [Miami New Times]

Fresh meat for the attendance whores out there. Hint: It is no longer the 1970s. [RaysIndex]

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“That’s Really Your Head Coach”

Thursday, July 16th, 2015
A Bucs starter talks about new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

A Bucs starter talks about new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

Back at the 2014 Pro Bowl, Joe learned from Matt Forte that Lovie Smith is a very hands off guy when it comes to the offense.

Joe doubts that was the case last year, but Lovie is hands off now, says Evan (Dietrich) Smith. (more…)

The Countdown: Worst 20 Buccaneers Personnel Moves Of The Past 10 Years — No. 12

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

sabbyIt’s the countdown feature you’ve all been waiting for. Not really, but on the heels of last year’s award-winning “20 Worst Buccaneers Of The Past 10 years” feature, Joe had to deliver.

A list like this is highly subjective and toxic. Fits of rage were common during production meetings at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters. Scared interns soiled their pants. Full beer bottles were smashed, and a treasured Rachel Watson poster was accidently destroyed. But order was restored.

Current and former general managers and head coaches might not like what’s coming, but it had to be done. This is what happens when your team is 30-70 in its last 100 games. (more…)

The Stat Fans Hate

Thursday, July 16th, 2015
Disruptions may not be so disruptive.

Disruptions may not be so disruptive.

No, Joe is not a statgeek. Joe watches games. When it comes to comes to baseball, Joe is convinced many numberscrunchers don’t even watch, they just load their Excel spreadsheets. (more…)

How Much Is Lavonte David Worth Now?

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

LavonteDavidNervous Bucs fans sit around chugging vodka and wondering if Tampa Bay will lock up superstar linebacker Lavonte David so he doesn’t become an unrestricted free agent in March.

Yesterday’s six-year, $101 million contract signed by Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston, with $52.5 million guaranteed, didn’t help their nerves. (more…)

The Winding Path Of Danny Lansanah

Thursday, July 16th, 2015
Bucs LB Danny Lansanah's path to starting in the NFL is compelling.

Bucs LB Danny Lansanah’s path to starting in the NFL is compelling.

Joe’s readers should take a few moments today to read a very cool long-form piece on Bucs starting linebacker Danny Lansanah. You’ll learn to appreciate him more.

Yes, Lansanah is a former UFL player. But Lansanah’s is a bit more of a curvy road. (more…)

Official Bucs Website Celebrates Warren Sapp

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

warren sapp tmzIn February, NFL Network fired Warren Sapp after Arizona cops busted him for an assault charge related to a $600 threesome with hookers.

This summer, Sapp got pinched on ugly-sounding domestic violence charges. (more…)