Cracking The Defensive End Riddle

March 30th, 2015

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The way the Bucs have swung and missed obtaining defensive ends the past decade — and letting the only decent one walk away for no good reason — is bordering on the ridiculous.

It’s almost like the campy “Batman” TV series from the 1960s, when an evil villain appears twice a month to take over Gotham, yet is foiled time and again by Batman and Robin. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

March 30th, 2015

hooters 2015.0330Start 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.

Colin Kaepernick hires Kurt Warner to improve his passing. [NFL]

Bo Jackson now an advisor to former Bucs linebacker and current Red Sox wannabe Brandon Magee. [BSPN]

Bratty Jay Cutler will have to compete to win his starting job back by beating out Jimmy Clausen. [CBS Sports]

Need a quick divorce? This will do it. [Twitter]

Is Najeh Davenport up to his old tricks again? [WESH]

“[Kelly Nash]… never seemed like she was comfortable with the Rays.” [RaysIndex]

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Jameis Watch: Always Excited

March 29th, 2015

jameis 1026Crab-legs-stealing, BB-gun-shooting, obscenity-hollering, Heisman-Trophy-winning, former national champion Jameis Winston, the pride of Florida State University, continues to look like a much better quarterback prospect than Mike Glennon.

It’s Joe’s daily nugget on the Jameis Watch, celebrating the best quarterback ever to wear No. 5 in the state of Florida.
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Dinner Time!

March 29th, 2015

Man, Joe sure will have a great dinner today at Pete & Shorty’s in Clearwater. Check out the menu.

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Mariota’s Private Workout Won’t Clash With Winston Pro Day

March 29th, 2015
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Tuesday won’t reveal any hidden message

Bucs fans are buzzing on Twitter today about Gil Brandt’s report claiming Marcus Mariota will have a private workout with Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Hey, that’s the same day Jameis Winston will have his pro day at Florida State University. What gives? [read more]

“We Should See A Lot Of Improvement”

March 29th, 2015
Bucs tackle Kevin Pamphile

Bucs tackle Kevin Pamphile

Previously, Joe has referred to the Bucs’ 2014 fifth-round draft picks, offensive linemen Kevin Pamphile and Kadeem Edwards, as “milk cartons.”

That’s not kind, and it may be a little unfair. But hey, fans were looking for Pamphile and Edwards — and still are — to show signs of life. [read more]

Lovie Describes “Our Type Of Defensive Ends”

March 29th, 2015
Lovie Smith talked to Joe

Lovie Smith talked to Joe

The Bucs seem desperate for a nasty defensive end, after coming up empty in pursuit of Trent Cole and Greg Hardy in free agency.

This year’s draft class allegedly is rich with DEs. So, of course, Joe asked Lovie Smith about it at the NFL Owners Meetings in Phoenix last week. [read more]

Jameis Winston = Philip Rivers?

March 29th, 2015

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For reasons Joe doesn’t quite understand, All-Pro Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is suddenly making noise because he doesn’t want to uproot his family in the expected San Diego franchise relocation to Lipstick City.

Well, if Rivers is traded, wouldn’t he have to uproot his family anyway? Perhaps to lesser places to live? Los Angeles may not be Shangri-La, but it sure beats living in, say, Chicago. So Joe is dubious of the Bucs ever getting Rivers. [read more]

Is Running Back Unit Set?

March 29th, 2015
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Change on the way?

 

Joe believes the Bucs have perhaps one of the deepest stables of running backs in the NFL. And the way running backs get beaten to death, that’s a good thing. [read more]

Trading Down … And Drafting Jameis Winston

March 28th, 2015

jameis 0212A prominent national NFL voice and former personnel executive projects the Buccaneers will trade down and still draft Jameis Winston. [read more]

Patience With The Offensive Line

March 28th, 2015

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Bucs fans freak out about the offensive line, desperately latching on to any familiar name to be a plug-and-pray solution to the sieve. [read more]

Nursing Home Neglect Should Never Happen

March 28th, 2015

Click through below to learn more about the experience of local attorneys Sam Harden and Brett Metcalf.

Nursing home neglect should never happen.

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Wide Receivers Corps Not So Deep

March 28th, 2015
Led by Vincent Jackson, along with Mike Evans, the Bucs have a damned good pair of starting receivers. After that, there's a drop off.

Led by Vincent Jackson, along with Mike Evans, the Bucs have a damned good pair of starting receivers. After that, there’s a drop off.

One could make a helluva argument that the Bucs have one of the best one-two punches at wide receiver in the NFC. Not the best, that belongs to the Packers with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, and Detroit is better with Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. [read more]

Jameis Watch: “Confessional Interviews”

March 28th, 2015

jameis 0108Crab-legs-stealing, BB-gun-shooting, obscenity-hollering, Heisman-Trophy-winning, former national champion Jameis Winston, the pride of Florida State University, continues to look like a much better quarterback prospect than Mike Glennon.

It’s Joe’s daily nugget on the Jameis Watch, celebrating the best quarterback ever to wear No. 5 in the state of Florida. [read more]

Herm Edwards: No Surprise Verner Struggled

March 28th, 2015

How nice of former Bucs secondary coach and Chiefs and Jets head coach Herm Edwards to invite Joe to the BSPN studio set at the NFL Owners Meetings this week.

What a gesture. [read more]

Father Dungy Talk Of Lovie Trading Down

March 27th, 2015

Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy

Those with heart conditions, stomach disorders, and/or violence issues while under stress should not keep reading. [read more]

Keeping Vincent Jackson Is Telling

March 27th, 2015
Vincent Jackson is your answer to the Jameis Winston puzzle.

Vincent Jackson is your answer to the Jameis Winston puzzle, claims a prominent national scribe.

With all the love Bucs coach Lovie Smith showed prospective savior rookie quarterback Jameis Winston, might the Bucs actually trade down?

Joe would just about jump off a roof if that happened, and Joe also has a decent idea it would cause unrest in the streets and nausea in the season ticket sales office at One Buc Palace. [read more]