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Team Glazer Opens Up About Impatience

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Yes, Joe relaxed on the lavish grounds of the Arizona Biltmore hotel today and talked Buccaneers football with team co-chairman Joel Glazer. (more…)

Goodbye, Mason Foster

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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Lost in all the Jameis Winston/Team Glazer news last night was the finality of what Joe knew weeks ago, and most Bucs fans finally came to grips with. One of the best guys to ever enter the Bucs locker room is officially gone. (more…)

Starting OL Rookie Is Not Terrible

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Savvy drafting can mine a solid rookie offensive lineman. This was proven by the NFL's best teams in 2014.

Savvy drafting can mine a solid rookie offensive lineman. This was proven by the NFL’s best teams in 2014.

Bucs fans’ blood pressure is rising from the yet-to-be repaired Tampa Bay offensive line. Joe is sure Bucs general manager Jason Licht is tiring of hearing people whining about his offensive line. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

hooters 2015.0325Start 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.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Bill Belicheat said Darrelle Revis leaving for the Jets wasn’t a story. [NFL]

Browns said to help Johnny Football, they will not host “Hard Knocks.” [BSPN]

What is behind the NFL webcasting (only) the Bills-Jags game. [SI]

Van Halen comes to Tampa Sept. 13, the first Sunday of the NFL season. Son. Of. A. … [USA Today]

How the NFL stole March Madness. Hey, man. We live in a football world. Get used to it. [Wall Street Journal]

Impostor calls BSPN sports radio station in Washington claiming to be a BSPN big shot, demanding a show be canceled. And it was. For days, initial speculation was that the culprit was Bruce Allen. Yes, really. [Washington Post]

Rays to retire Don Zimmer’s number. [RaysIndex]

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Winston Earns Kurt Warner’s Football Blessing

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

jameis 1121The football men, not the analyst types, keep lining up to anoint Jameis Winston as the No. 1 quarterback in the NFL Draft.

It just so happens, the Bucs have the No. 1 overall pick and desperately need a quarterback. (more…)

Jason Licht: History Backs Dirk Koetter

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

jason licht 0126Joe enjoyed private time with Bucs general manager Jason Licht today at the NFL Owners Meetings in Phoenix. It’s always great to catch up with the GM in a relaxed setting, and Joe will share various nuggets this week.

One area Joe wanted to explore was new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, who could be the new savior of the franchise. (more…)

Uh, oh!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Be careful out there Mike Evans. The Bucs need you.

Be careful out there Mike Evans. The Bucs need you.

Joe knows the following will give Bucs fans such a scare and shivers up their spine, they are going to race for the nearest bottle and begin chugging, whether it is the end of the work day or not. (more…)

Don’t Inhale

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

SmokefilledThe owner of the No. 2 overall pick, Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt, lit a giant metaphorical bong at the NFL Owners Meetings this morning in Phoenix. (more…)

Joe Joins The Big Dog At 5 P.M. On WDAE-AM 620/95.3FM

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Settle in today at 5 p.m. for the feisty “JoeBucsFan Hour” with Joe and the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620.

Don’t miss the weekly fun.

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“This Race To Maturity”

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Jags head coach Gus Bradley talks about sitting a rookie QB like Blake Bortles was last year

Jags head coach Gus Bradley talks about sitting a rookie QB like Blake Bortles was last year

Both Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston will be 21 years old on opening day of the 2015 season.

Sane Bucs fans want to see Tampa Bay draft one of those quarterbacks on April 30 (may the heavens help us), and then sit the guy for a season and let him develop thoroughly and effectively in more of an old-school fashion, like Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers and Carson Palmer. (more…)

Mike Tomlin Talks Franchise QBs, Glennon

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
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Mike Tomlin talks to Joe

Joe sure hopes Lovie Smith is like his old friend and colleague Mike Tomlin when it comes to quarterbacks.

Joe munched on scrambled eggs and fruit today with Tomlin at the NFL Owners meetings in Phoenix. (more…)

A Call For Dirk Koetter To Be Head Coach

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Jack Del Rio talked to Joe about his former offensive coordinator, new Bucs OC Dirk Koetter.

Jack Del Rio talked to Joe about his former offensive coordinator, new Bucs OC Dirk Koetter.

Joe shared some bran muffins this morning in Phoenix at the NFL Owners meetings with Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio. What a fun dude.

Anyway, Joe’s chatter turned to Del Rio’s experience with new Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. (more…)

Ken Whisenhunt Raves About Mariota Classroom Time

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

MariotaWinstonCombineJoe is live in Phoenix at the NFL Owners Meetings dining with AFC coaches today.

Fun stuff, and it got intriguing when Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt talked about Marcus Mariota. (more…)

Lovie Smith Is On The Clock

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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For reasons Joe will never understand, load of Bucs fans worship Father Dungy more than the guy who won the lone Super Bowl in franchise history, Chucky.

Joe remembers these fans rejoiced in glee when the Bucs hired Father Dungy’s most famous disciple, Lovie Smith. (more…)

Why Bucs Won’t Say Jameis Is No. 1

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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It seems to be such common knowledge from NFL insiders outside the inner-workings of One Buc Palace that the Bucs will take Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick on April 30.

You never hear about teams trading up for Winston. It’s as if Winston is off-limits, untouchable. Almost like the Bucs have him locked into a secret pact. (more…)

O-Line Changes On Horizon?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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Yesterday at the NFL Owners Meetings in Phoenix, Jason Licht held court and mentioned to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times he knew where “holes” were in the roster and wasn’t sweating a quick fix when Stroud asked him about the porous offensive line. (more…)

Salt In The Wounds

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Not only did the Bucs lose many millions of dollars on Ghost Johnson, the Bengals re-signed him and were awarded a pick for losing him last year.

Not only did the Bucs lose many millions on Ghost Johnson, the Bengals re-signed him and were awarded a pick for losing him.

Joe doesn’t know what to make of former defensive end Ghost Johnson. Oh, he had heart, that is for sure. Johnson was injured and still made it back onto the football field for the Bucs. (more…)

Licht And Free Agents: “That’s On Me”

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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Yesterday, when collared by the “Custodian of Canton,” eye-RAH! Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune while at the NFL Owners Meetings in Phoenix — Joe touched down in the Valley of the Sun last night! — general manager Jason Licht did the NFL equivalent of falling on his own sword, suggesting the Karlos Pena-like swings and misses in free agency were his doing. (more…)