And Here Comes The Jameis Winston Lawsuit

April 16th, 2015
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Joe doesn’t expect this old news turned new news to alter the smiles at One Buc Palace

UPDATED 6:50 p.m.: Yes, Jameis Winston, the prospective Buccaneers quarterback, is officially an accused rapist once again. [read more]

Be There!

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Aside from cool giveaways, the Bud Light girls are confirmed, and some monster TV screens are being rolled in. There’s indoor/outdoor covered seating. And one of Joe’s favorite ex-Bucs will be there and available to fans. (More on that next week).

Stay tuned, very soon you’ll be able to score a V.I.P seat right here.

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Playing Follow The Leader

April 16th, 2015
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New Bucs DE George Johnson opens up about Gerald McCoy

Lovie Smith was clear at the NFL Owners Meetings in Phoenix, Gerald McCoy is “the face of franchise.”

Even the newest Buccaneer knows that. He’s already talked about how he’ll be playing follow McCoy — for the second time in his career. [read more]

Bucs Cannot Stop With Johnson

April 16th, 2015

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Yes, the Bucs got a defensive end this week, a guy former Super Bowl-winning general manager, Hall of Fame-elect and current NFL talking head Bill Polian thinks is a rising solid player. [read more]

D.J. Humphries In Round 2?

April 16th, 2015

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The Bucs need a left tackle, but the problem is they won’t be able to draft a slam dunk prospect after selecting a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick.

And don’t start barking about trading down, Joe’s never seen a left tackle march a team for a game-winning drive. [read more]

Misguided Jason Licht Bashing

April 16th, 2015

LichtmugYou want to rip the Bucs’ general manager for offseason decisions last year that set the team backwards. Fine. Enjoy yourself.

But the blasting of Jason Licht for yesterday’s George Johnson trade is way off base. [read more]

From His Mother-In-Law’s Basement

April 16th, 2015
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New Bucs defensive end George Johnson

There are great rise-from-the-ashes stories in the NFL, and many through Bucs history.

Earnest Graham comes to mind. The Florida Gators great, undrafted with a wife and child and clinging to his NFL dream, fought off homelessness in Tampa while he battled for a roster spot. [read more]

Buccaneers Praised For Draft Gamesmanship

April 16th, 2015

LovieRefereeThose loveable Bucs couldn’t win a home game last year, but dammit, they pulled off one heck of a draft misdirection.

Are they doing it again? [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

April 16th, 2015

hooters 2015.0225Start 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.

Saints, with five draft picks in first three rounds, want NFL-ready defenders. [Times-Picayune]

Stephen Garcia isn’t ready to quit. [Charlotte Observer]

Falcons have five O-linemen coming off surgery. [ESPN]

Free weed now illegal. [Denver Post]

Three of four Red Wings writers predict Lightning will win their playoff series. [Detroit News]

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The Godfather Explains “The Factors At Play”

April 15th, 2015

jason and lovieIt’s horrible that Father Dungy is buzzing Lovie Smith’s ear, trying to get him to pass on Jameis Winston while fueling the trade-down fires.

But at least a highly respected voice in NFL personnel is speaking logically. [read more]

Watch Johnson’s Numbers Jump

April 15th, 2015
It is not realistic to expect newly-acquired George Johnson to resume his tackle-making game.

It is realistic to expect newly-acquired George Johnson to resume his tackle-making game.

It may end up as a footnote in Bucs history, but there is reason for optimism with former Tampa Bay defensive end George Johnson returning after a trade of sorts with the Lions today. [read more]

Banking On George Warhop

April 15th, 2015

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If Joe ran the Buccaneers, the team would have added an A-list team of offensive line coaches and/or consultants this offseason.

Instead, the Bucs will return O-line coach George Warhop and his newcomer assistant Butch Barry, fresh out of Central Michigan University. [read more]

Is Jameis Winston Ignoring Derrick Brooks?

April 15th, 2015

BrooksLovieIt’s not all love and hugs and kisses for Jameis Winston at the JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters.

Joe has spent plenty of time scrutinizing the young man likely to start at quarterback for Tampa Bay when the preseason kicks off in four short months in Minnesota. [read more]

Wonderlic Scores, Freeman, Winston, Glennon & The Division Champs

April 15th, 2015

JameisYou know Silly Season is in full swing when Wonderlic test scores take center stage. That’s the 50-question, ancient intelligence exam given to prospective draft picks at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Some people want you to believe these scores matter. [read more]

People “Thinking I’m A Sociopath”

April 15th, 2015

jameis 0221BSPN.com has pumped out a long, fluffy, magazine-like Jameis Winston feature by Kurt Streeter.

Joe’s not sure it’s terribly enlightening, but it’s interesting nonetheless, considering it gives a glimpse into the likely next Bucs quarterback. [read more]

Jameis Watch: Not Rigging The Draft

April 15th, 2015
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Peter King of NBC and theMMQB.com says Jameis Winston’s lawyer was not trying to short-circuit the draft on his client’s behalf.

Crab-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]

New Bucs DE George Johnson In Impressive Group

April 15th, 2015

george johnsonIf you were deemed a useless pass rusher by former Tampa Bay commander Greg Schiano, like George Johnson was, then there’s a damn good shot you have a bright future in the NFL.

Schiano’s track record of rejects and misreads, in just two seasons, was astounding. [read more]

Lions & Bucs Will Trade For DE George Johnson

April 15th, 2015

lovie 1110bThe Bucs tried to add a lively, young emerging pass rusher, Lions restricted free agent George Johnson (no relation to ghostly, ghastly Michael Johnson), but Tampa Bay was quashed Monday by Detroit, via some sort of annoying technicality appealed to the NFL. [read more]

Passive Lovie Smith

April 15th, 2015
FootballOutsiders.com reveals some surprising and not so surprising data on Bucs coach Lovie Smith.

FootballOutsiders.com reveals some surprising and not so surprising data on Bucs coach Lovie Smith.

What is the antonym for aggressive? Passive.

And if Aaron Schatz, the headmaster of FootballOutsiders.com, is to be believed, Bucs coach Lovie Smith is just that. Passive. [read more]