UPDATED 6:50 p.m.: Yes, Jameis Winston, the prospective Buccaneers quarterback, is officially an accused rapist once again. [read more]
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.
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]
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]
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]
But the blasting of Jason Licht for yesterday’s George Johnson trade is way off base. [read more]
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]
Are they doing it again? [read more]
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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]
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]
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]
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]
Some people want you to believe these scores matter. [read more]
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]
Schiano’s track record of rejects and misreads, in just two seasons, was astounding. [read more]
The 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]