Jameis Learns From Vincent Jackson

August 29th, 2015
"It's not about that."

“It’s not about that.”

One thing Joe sort of snickers about is how big-named, big-time national NFL writers do their one-day drive-by visit to One Buc Palace and then pretend they are authorities on the team.

It looks good, but they are not there every day. Oh well, the effort is appreciated. [read more]

Can The Bucs Beat Josh McCown?

August 29th, 2015

McCownlaughYou want a preseason test to see if your Buccaneers are a new team in 2015? Here you go.

In comes journeyman Josh McCown and the Browns tonight. McCown is even a little banged up. [read more]

“Fun” Return To Tampa Bay

August 29th, 2015
Yet to miss an NFL extra point.

Yet to miss an NFL extra point.

So the Bucs are unsure of their kicker position. That’s apparent since they brought back Connor Barth.

At least we’re not talking about punters, who are not people. Some suggest punting is a waste of time. [read more]

Epitomizing Lovieball

August 28th, 2015
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A teammate of cornerback Johnthan Banks paints him as the ultimate Lovie Smith defender

It feels like Lovie Smith isn’t a big fan of cornerback Johnthan Banks. But listening to one of Banks’ teammates, it seems Banks is the ultimate Lovie kind of player.

It’s an odd contradiction. [read more]

Jeremiah Warren Getting Noticed

August 28th, 2015
From camp meat to starter?

From camp meat to starter?

In the NFL, it is all about making the most of your opportunities. In training camp and preseason, Bucs coach Lovie Smith always talks about “getting noticed.”

(When fans Twitter Joe about “Why haven’t you written/mentioned/talked about [Player-x]?” See previous paragraph.) [read more]

“A Different Doug Martin”

August 28th, 2015
A new Doug Martin?

A new Doug Martin?

The past two seasons, largely because of injuries, Bucs running back Doug Martin has been pretty much invisible. In both seasons, the Bucs’ offense struggled terribly.

Coincidence? Joe doesn’t believe coincidences. [read more]

Joe Talks Depth Chart, Performance & More

August 28th, 2015

joemugshotIt was time this afternoon for Joe’s weekly visit to the popular Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620.

Joe got peppered with all kinds of rapid-fire questions. [read more]

Hamstring Sidelines Kenny Bell

August 28th, 2015
Bucs rookie WR Kenny Bell has no catches this preseason

Bucs rookie WR Kenny Bell has no catches this preseason

All eyes on the Buccaneers’ receiving corps tomorrow night.

The Bucs are down two men from a unit sporting a lot of competition and little depth. [read more]

Rock Stars

August 28th, 2015

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Yes, when Joe mentions “rock star,” folks around these parts immediately think of former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik. Not all agree.

Take stud wide receiver Mike Evans. He has a different definition of rock star, and that would be Johnny Football and America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston. [read more]

Titans Watch: 16 More Days

August 28th, 2015

Ken Whisenhunt, Marcus MariotaJoe’s already called opening day against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 13 in Tampa a “must-win.”

It’s not a must-win for the standings. Duh. But it is necessary for the psyche of a fanbase that’s hasn’t seen a home victory since 2013, and compares Jameis Winston to Marcus Mariota. [read more]

Bucs Veterans Talking Down To Jameis Winston?

August 28th, 2015
Gerald McCoy shares an eyebrow-raising nugget about Jameis Winston

Gerald McCoy shares an eyebrow-raising nugget about Jameis Winston

Now here’s a somewhat troubling take from the mouth of Gerald McCoy, the reigning face of the Buccaneers franchise. [read more]

Eli Manning Teammate Compares Him To Jameis

August 28th, 2015

Jameis Winston 2The reason Joe calls Jameis Winston “America’s Quarterback” is because he has captured the interest of the United States football fan.

Loved and hated, Jameis has intrigued the nation. [read more]

Koetter Vs. GMC

August 28th, 2015
Bucs DT Gerald McCoy talks about the intelligence of OC Dirk Koetter.

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy talks about the intelligence and tricks of OC Dirk Koetter.

Joe really enjoyed the words from Gerald McCoy discussing the Bucs offense.

Who better to talk about it than GMC? He goes against the first team every day in practice. [read more]

Defense A Precursor?

August 28th, 2015
Bucs DC Leslie Frazier talks about the defense stepping up.

Bucs DC Leslie Frazier talks about the defense stepping up.

For a moment, Joe felt like he was having an out-of-body experience Monday night at the Den of Depression.

Joe saw a talented young quarterback march a team 80 yards on an opening drive for a touchdown. He saw a defense suffocate an opponent and score on turnovers. [read more]

Jameis’ Practice Picks Were By Design

August 28th, 2015

Jameis WinstonRemember all those training camp interceptions by Jameis Winston, “America’s Quarterback,” compared to Marcus Mariota throwing none?

A Buccaneers defensive player says they were by design. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

August 28th, 2015

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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 2015 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Usain Bolt run over by a Segway. [TheBigLead]

For the craft beer snobs out there: best fall beers without pumpkin. (Joe will just enjoy his Bud Light at Hooters and snicker and gawk.) [MarketWatch]

Maurkice Pouncey may return this season, says Mike Tomlin. Thanks, preseason football. [NFL]

Breakout running backs. [BSPN]

Why the hell would anyone want to take a selfie with a rattlesnake? [CBS.Los Angeles]

Unicorn woman. [Mirror]

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Kwon Rising

August 27th, 2015
Bucs DC Leslie Frazier discusses MLB Kwon Alexander.

Bucs DC Leslie Frazier discusses rookie MLB Kwon Alexander.

Bucs defensive coordinator-in-title Leslie Frazier had a lot of good things to say about the rising stock of rookie linebacker Kwon Alexander today.

However, Frazier wouldn’t say Alexander starts the regular season opener against the Titans, or that he will have the full responsibilities of his predecessor Mason Foster. [read more]