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Bring On The Betting!

Monday, May 14th, 2018

How long before you can sprint to Tampa Bay Downs or Derby Lane before a Bucs game and bet on the good guys to win — or take the under for the season on Tampa Bay having a double-digit sack artist? (more…)

Lightning Down 2-0 To Capitals And It Feels Worse Than That

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Todd’s good friend and popular Tampa Bay weekday afternoon host Drew Garabo talked last week after Game Three of the Lightning-Bruins series about how telling it was when that game reached its final minute and the stands in Boston were basically empty. Drew was right.

Well, the stands at Amalie Arena looked exactly like that come the final minutes of Game Two against the Capitals last night. Not a good sign.

Lightning fans had seen enough for the weekend in two routs that were accomplished in slightly different ways by the team that took out the two-time defending Penguins last week and has not slowed down one bit since the handshake between Ovechkin and Crosby. In this edition of the podcast, Todd gives you his observations from his seat in the auxiliary press box over the weekend and looks ahead to Game Three in DC on Tuesday night.

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Jason Licht Is Not Finished

Monday, May 14th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

There’s more work to be done.

The draft is over and the free-agent market has been depleted, but I’m not convinced the Bucs are ready to compete with the big boys of the NFC South without a few additions. (more…)

Joe Talks Minicamp Looks & Star, OTA Absences, Vita Vea Ceiling, More Glazer Spending, Matt Patricia, Sapp Commentary & More

Monday, May 14th, 2018

No offseason on the Monday Morning Joe podcast. The brunch plate is full. Joe’s got minicamp impressions and plenty more from off the field. It all hangs out on this edition of The Monday Morning Joe podcast presented by Discount Garage Doors, Inc., home of the same-day free service call.

Download or play above. And Monday Morning Joe also is available on iTunes, Podbean and Google Play. Enjoy!

“Soft”

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Uses a football four-letter word on Bucs.

In football, there is a foul word that is not included in George Carlin’s Seven Dirty Words. (more…)

ConteHate Goes National

Monday, May 14th, 2018

NFL.com joins the haters.

In what Joe thought was perhaps a local phenomenon or maybe a two-city sensation but it is now official:

ConteHate is now a national thing. (more…)

Coordinators And Horrid Defenses

Monday, May 14th, 2018

“Don’t worry, Mike. Monte Kiffin didn’t always have the magic touch either.”

Sometimes, if it catches Joe’s eye, Joe will highlight insightful takes from loyal readers in the comments section. (more…)

About Ronald Jones And Catching

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Pass-catching abilities studied.

No, Bucs second round pick running back Ronald Jones didn’t catch the ball much. Partially because he wasn’t thrown the ball much. (more…)

PODCAST: Bringing Bucs Fans Together

Monday, May 14th, 2018

It’s time to unite in a way that was even stronger than last year during the exciting buildup to a disappointing Bucs season. The Commish, Justin Pawlowski, (@CommishOnline) is re-energized today leading the Stick Carriers as the voice of Bucs Uncensored. Plenty of football and fan chatter from across the globe on today’s episode. Be part of the action! Just email a 90-second-or-less audio blast to [email protected] Listen above or subscribe on iTunes right here, or at Podbean.com. Justin’s work is not influenced by JoeBucsFan.com. Joe just thinks it’s very, very special. **CAUTION: some R-RATED language!** 

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Stewart Didn’t Look Slow

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Bucs DB M.J. Stewart, the No. 53 overall pick in the draft,  hauls in a pass in drills during rookie minicamp. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.)

When the Bucs selected rookie defensive back M.J. Stewart out of North Carolina, a knock on him was that he isn’t overly quick. (more…)

More Gamesmanship By Jason Licht

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Genes matter

Joe already wrote about how Dirk Koetter implied yesterday that rookie third-round pick guard/tackle Alex Cappa was some sort of national pigskin secret, even though Cappa was invited to the Senior Bowl.

It was rather comical.  (more…)

Running Back Toughness = Safety Toughness?

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

College and NFL players are often reminded that everything is on film and scrutinized, including practice, so 100 percent effort when the ball is snapped is in the best interest of their careers. (more…)

Payton Says Kamara Won’t Carry The Load

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Sean Peyton says he has no plans for radical change against the Bucs.

In 119 days, the Bucs will kick off the 2018 season against a Saints team missing its top running back.

(No, it’s never too early to talk opening day.) (more…)

Violent Is The Word For Cappa

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Tone setter. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

The guy Mike Mayock compared to a bouncer has no plans to change his mentality. (more…)

Learning To Play With A Cushion

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Adjusting.

Another example showing the snuggle soft cornerback coverage won’t disappear from Mike Smith’s toolbox any time soon. (more…)

No Espionage With Cappa

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Though very early, OL Alex Cappa looks to be an OK prospect. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.)

If this were, say, 1967 and not 2018, it would be a fantastic story that would be a documentary produced by NFL Films. (more…)

CBs Cushions Not Dead Yet

Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Carlton Davis

Major props from Bucs coach. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

Some Bucs fans may have read too much between the lines. (more…)

Bridgewater Hoping To Make History

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Hoping to catch on. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.)

If you didn’t know the man behind the number, the first tipoff No. 84 in Bucs rookie minicamp is from LSU is the gloves. (more…)