“Somebody Had Urinated In My Baseball Glove”

July 4th, 2015

GilkeyBest known by Bucs fans for being a virgin center, understandably ill-suited to start a game, Garrett Gilkey is known nationally for another reason. [read more]

Beckles Irked At Jameis

July 4th, 2015
Sports radio host seems to have found a new Bucs player to gripe about.

A popular local sports radio host seems to have found a new high-profile Bucs player to gripe about.

In the mind of former Bucs guard Ian Beckles, apparently NFL players should be tied up in straight jackets, muzzled and locked in cages during their whole career, and the only time they should be seen is on Sunday afternoons — and they are not allowed to talk at all unless they get a radio gig after their careers.

Beckles has long had a thorn in his side because Bucs stud defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has a personality and enjoys answering questions. Now, Beckles is turning his ire about players having the nerve to talk and the gall of having a personality to “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston. [read more]

Part-Time Perfect For Henry Melton

July 4th, 2015

Edge rush a priority.

Joe sure thinks there’s a lot of overselling when it comes to new Bucs defensive tackle Henry Melton. [read more]

“America’s Quarterback” No. 25

July 4th, 2015


Rare is it for a rookie quarterback to be thought of as one of the 100 most influential people in the NFL.

Then again, if a nobody like Rachel Nichols is in the same list, then Joe guesses a rookie quarterback very well should be. [read more]

Happy Fourth Of July!

July 4th, 2015

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To all of Joe’s readers, happy Fourth of July!

This is by far Joe’s favorite holiday. It’s Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s all rolled into one. What can Joe say about a holiday that is all about having fun, hitting the beaches, hitting the water, drinking like a fish, grilling meat and, at the end of the day, watching people blowing up stuff (which drives howling dogs throughout [oh, no] Pasco County running for pillows to shred). [read more]

Ronde Barber: “If I Could Use That Tired-Ass Cliché”

July 3rd, 2015


Ronde Barber has studied more quarterbacks than most cornerbacks in NFL history, and Barber spent a huge chunk of the spring, including significant time on the sidelines of Bucs practices, studying Jameis Winston. [read more]

“Because That’s What His Mindset Is”

July 3rd, 2015

LovieJagsSo what is Lovieball and how does it apply to the 2015 Buccaneers head coach after he absorbed a brutal punishment last season?

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First In, Last Out

July 3rd, 2015

Jameis WinstonJoe remembers Ronde Barber talking about Josh Freeman in 2012 or 2013, acknowledging that the leaky, sleepy former franchise quarterback worked very long hours at One Buc Palace but Barber was unsure whether he was working smart. [read more]

Playoffs Or Pro Bowl?

July 3rd, 2015
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Could “America’s Quarterback” reach lofty goals this season? Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

Yes, the Bucs drafted “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston first overall. That generally signals the man has rare ability.

And just in his short time in college, Jameis did rare things on the field. [read more]

GMC Is Dominant

July 3rd, 2015
Statheads love GMC.

Statheads love GMC

Rarely do three of the game’s best at a position leave college at the same time.

But damn, Joe is glad one of those, Gerald McCoy, is on the Bucs, thanks to former rock star general manager Mark Dominik.

McCoy is in an elite group with fellow 43 defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Geno Atkins — the best defensive tackles the statgeeks at Pro Football Focus have ever seen. [read more]

Jameis Winston > Russell Wilson?

July 3rd, 2015
National columnist goes all in on "America's Quarterback."

National columnist goes all in on “America’s Quarterback.”

Most NFL observers cannot imagine the Seahawks walking away from Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson, who already is making noise he should be one of the top-paid quarterbacks in the NFL. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

July 3rd, 2015

hooters 2015.0703Start 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.

Dude goes shark fishing in a kayak. Predictable results. [Palm Beach Post]

Is the Big XII targeting Central Florida? [SI]

Dude, get off your cell phone when driving. [6ABC]

Pittsburgh wants to host a Super Bowl. [NFL]

DeSean Jackson claims the Eagles are trying to Pearl Harbor his career. Let it go, man. [BSPN]

Matt Moore is “limited” for the season. [RaysIndex]


“All Five Receivers Open”

July 2nd, 2015


Those starving for football — the way Joe aches for the backyard and neighborhood-wide smells of grilled beef on Independence Day — will enjoy a new Xs and Os look at the last glory day of Tampa Bay Buccaneers football. [read more]

Pressure Makes A Difference

July 2nd, 2015
Get this man help!

Get this man help!

Oh, those spreadsheeters are wearing out their keyboards this summer.

It really is something. As good guy Mike Tanier of Football Outsiders Twittered yesterday, when there is no NFL news, it’s time for research. [read more]

“I’ve Been Told, ‘No,’ So Many Times”

July 2nd, 2015

Jacquies SmithDefensive end Jacquies Smith’s story is much like Joe’s experiences with women. [read more]

Offensive Purge Coming?

July 2nd, 2015

Could the Bucs point C Evan Smith to the exit in a further purge of offensive players?

Yes, the Bucs were able to draft “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston. And yes, the Bucs were able to beef up the offensive line with Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet. [read more]

Randy Moss Fitness Impacted Mike Evans

July 2nd, 2015
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More insight into the Evans-Moss marriage

Tom Pelissero, the USA Today writer who had dinner with Mike Evans and wrote about it recently, was a fill-in host on SiriusXM NFL Radio yesterday and talked a little more about his time with Evans. [read more]

Dissension At JoeBucsFan Headquarters

July 2nd, 2015

just-joe-300x265Hardcore JoeBucsFan.com readers, and those who listen to Joe on the radio with Steve Duemig on WDAE-AM 620, know there are two “Joes,” the guys who pound the keyboard here and cover the Bucs all over the country.

Rarely is there significant disagreement in the ranks, but a giant divide has developed. [read more]