Why Replace A Rock?

January 14th, 2017
Iron man.

Iron man.

Joe understands it’s a habit of some Bucs fans to rag on left tackle Donovan Smith. [read more]

Stability For A Change

January 14th, 2017


Folks like to use the word “continuity” like it is some magic elixir. It’s an empty word. [read more]

Talking 2017 Bucs With Tony Dungy

January 13th, 2017


Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter pens columns for JoeBucsFan.com Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday, and churns out his popular podcasts Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy as Ira shares some of his chat today with Tony Dungy.


I had the pleasure of Tony Dungy’s company at breakfast Friday morning for an in-depth discussion about John Lynch’s demanding role in that iconic Buc defense.

More on that subject in later columns, but I also had the opportunity to get a Hall of Fame coach’s thoughts on the current state of the Buccaneers and Jameis Winston’s leadership skills. [read more]

Locked In

January 13th, 2017
MIke Smith speaks

Mike Smith speaks

The question of the day was whether Mike Smith’s new contract included an agreement that he wouldn’t/couldn’t seek a head coaching job this time next year. [read more]

Cameron Brate: Focused On Eating

January 13th, 2017
Feed him the ball -- and more.

Feed him the ball — and more.

Tight end Cameron Brate isn’t just unique because he graduated from Harvard and caught a whopping, record-book-rattling eight touchdowns last season. [read more]

Gerald McCoy = Falcons Fan

January 13th, 2017

mccoyfalconspreIs it really possible that a Buccaneer could watch the playoffs this weekend and cheer for a division rival? [read more]

Is Wide Receiver Biggest Need?

January 13th, 2017
Receivers or running backs?

Receivers or running backs?

Look, Joe’s not blind. There is no question the Bucs need a starting receiver. Badly. [read more]

Divisional Round Fantasy Podcast – Every Game, Every Offensive Position For This Weekend

January 13th, 2017

Round 2 of the playoffs is here! Todd breaks down your offensive options for full postseason leagues and daily fantasy in action this Saturday and Sunday.

Click to listen above, or subscribe or listen on iTunes. And do not forget Todd’s golf page at JoeBucsFan.com/golf. His next tournament is Sunday, Jan. 29, and it will sell out next week.

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GMC Praises Return Of “Smitty”

January 13th, 2017


Fans let out a collective sigh of relief last night, if not raised a glass, to what may become the best Bucs offseason move, when it was learned Mike Smith pulled his name out of the running to be head coach of the San Diego Los Angeles Chargers and remain in Tampa. [read more]

PODCAST: Bucs Send Warning Shot To Rest Of NFL

January 13th, 2017

*Welcome to the most listened to Tampa Bay Buccaneers podcast in the free world! Bucs Uncensored is here for you every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday with “The Commish,” Justin Pawlowski. Follow him on Twitter! (@CommishOnline). Pawlowski dives into all things Bucs and shares real live fan takes via voice memos. (Email yours to [email protected]). A host on the USF Bulls Football Radio Network, and once a voice on the Buccaneers Radio Network, WDAE-AM 620 and 98.7 THE FAN, Justin shares his addictive brand of Bucs talk only here at JoeBucsFan.com! Click to listen above or subscribe to Bucs Uncensored on iTunes right here. *Beware, podcast may be harmful to small and medium-sized children.*


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Thank You, Chargers

January 13th, 2017
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Chaos likely helped Mike Smith stay.

Joe wanted to let things simmer a bit last night after the thrilling news (selfishly) that Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith is staying in Tampa Bay. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

January 13th, 2017

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Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from HootersCalendar.com. And don’t forget to visit HootersCalendar.com for the 2017 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Roger Goodell claims Dean Spanos did everything he could to keep the Chargers in San Diego. You mean he couldn’t have built a new stadium himself? [NFL]

Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro claims he didn’t know Adderall was a banned PED. C’mon! [PFT]

Ray Lewis now counsels Odell Beckham. [CBS Sports]

Deshaun Watson and… the Bears? [BSPN]

Should robots be granted legal status? [RT]

Why coastal elites loathe the football-loving rubes in flyover country. [New York Post]

This sounds as if it would be a cumbersome conversation with your supervisor at work. Especially if your supervisor is a woman. [Uproxx]

Obama’s mongrel dog bites girl in the face resulting in stitches. [TMZ]

Donald Trump’s “Cadillac One” sounds badarse. [Autoweek]


Mike Smith Will Return, Gets New Deal

January 12th, 2017
Mike Smith gets more loot

Mike Smith gets more loot

It smells like Mike Smith took one look at the train wreck that will be the Chargers this year — and in the near future — and bolted to Team Glazer’s office asking them to sweeten the pot in Tampa so he could stomach passing on the L.A. head coaching gig. [read more]

The Chargers Make A Move

January 12th, 2017
Job hunt status.

Job-hunt status.

Yes, the Chargers made a move today. [read more]

Dirk Koetter, Third In Class

January 12th, 2017

koetterrightstareWhen Team Glazer made the right call to end the Lovie Smith regime, it had a big hiring decision to make, one that would be judged in various ways. [read more]