“We Always Come To Him”

July 27th, 2016
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Lavonte David speaks

Lavonte David’s chat with assembled media today at One Buc Palace was reminiscent of Joe’s private discussion with Herm Edwards at the NFL Owners Meetings in March 2015.

The topic then was Lovie Smith and reviving the defense of a 2-14 team. [read more]

Veteran Contributions

July 27th, 2016

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The Custodian of Canton, eye-RAH! Kaufman, is back with another column. Kaufman was at One Buc Palace today soaking in the vibe as a handful of Bucs were made available to the media. 

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Doug Martin Was Ready For January & February

July 27th, 2016
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Body talk

The artist formerly known as Muscle Hamster reported for duty today at One Buc Palace.

He was looking fit and talking big.     [read more]

Do Training Camp In Style With Free Lunch

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

July 30 and July 31 will feature your Buccaneers in pads practicing real football for the first time all summer.

Watch them at One Buc Palace via a chauffeured luxury minibus and enjoy the best damn lunch around. Grab your seat at TrainingCampExpress.com.

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Defending Roberto Aguayo

July 27th, 2016
Jason Licht explains choice.

Jason Licht explains choice.

In case you haven’t heard Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht’s live-in-studio sitdown with Joe’s good friend, “The Big Dog,” Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620 yesterday, Licht was painfully guarded in his remarks with the exception of chicken wing talk (and hostesses!). [read more]

After “Private Conversation,” McCoy Will Follow Jameis’ Orders

July 27th, 2016
It's a new Gerald McCoy coming

It’s a new Gerald McCoy coming

Really telling stuff from Gerald McCoy today at One Buc Palace this afternoon. [read more]

Do Training Camp In Style With Free Lunch

July 27th, 2016

July 30 and July 31 will feature your Buccaneers in pads practicing real football for the first time all summer.

Watch them at One Buc Palace via a chauffeured luxury minibus and enjoy the best damn lunch around. Grab your seat at TrainingCampExpress.com.

Click here

Roster Evolving

July 27th, 2016
Talks roster.

Talks roster building.

The first roster cutdowns mandated by the NFL are over a month away, Aug. 30 to be precise. [read more]

“What Would Logan Do?”

July 27th, 2016
Doug Martin was talking at One Buc Palace today.

Doug Martin was talking at One Buc Palace today.

Doug Martin was talking today at One Buc Palace. [read more]

Let There Be Light

July 27th, 2016
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Temporary lights like these are coming to One Buc Palace practice fields for training camp.

When Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said during underwear football season that he was striving to find a way to keep his players out of the suffocating Florida daytime heat during training camp, he wasn’t joking. [read more]

Licht Describes “Christmas” Kwon

July 27th, 2016
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Jason Licht talks Kwon

How important is Kwon Alexander, the Buccaneers’ rookie playmaker on defense last year? [read more]

Sweezy Secrecy

July 27th, 2016
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Guarded on the new big-money guard.

A bunch of unsourced reports surfaced yesterday offering clues as to the injury(ies) afflicting new Bucs guard J.R. Sweezy, the guy supposed to start at left guard and earn more than $9 million this year to replace Pro Bowler Logan Mankins. [read more]

Attention GMC Haters

July 27th, 2016
Haters have to hate.

Haters have to hate.

Joe’s breaking out his dogwhistle this morning. Calling all Gerald McCoy haters! Attention GMC haters! You know who you are. [read more]

Bucs Discussed Dwight Freeney

July 27th, 2016
What about signing pass rusher Dwight Freeney? Bucs GM Jason Licht explains.

Sign Dwight Freeney? Bucs GM Jason Licht dishes.

Just the thought that it has been over a decade since the Bucs had a guy (Simeon Rice) with double-digit sacks makes Joe want to toss his bowl of Cheerios across the kitchen. [read more]

Leaving A Legacy

July 27th, 2016
Influencing lives.

Influencing lives.

Today, Joe ends his series of excerpts from Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith’s book, “You Win in the Locker Room First.” Tomorrow, Bucs training camp begins. Smith will then become an open book to all.

Joe began this series to offer readers a look inside the mind of the former Dixie Chicks head coach now in charge of turning around the defense of the Pewter Pirates. Smith’s book is available on Google Play and iTunes. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

July 27th, 2016

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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 2016 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Julian Edelman is bedding Adriana Lima? What, is she eight inches taller than he is? [TheBigLead]

Randy Gregory = idjit. [NFL]

How and why Roger Ailes became the undisputed baron of cable network news. [New York Times]

Julian Assange plans another Hillary e-mail dump. [CNN]

Is cockroach milk — yes, cockroach milk! — a superfood? [New York Post]

Donald Trump stiffed a Virginia hotel because he didn’t like the air conditioning. [CNBC]

Is there a silver lining to the Rays’ season? [JoeRaysFan]

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