Full Audio From Lovie Smith At The NFL Owners Meetings

March 25th, 2015

joemugshotJoe, of JoeBucsFan.com, along with Ira Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune and Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, chatted with Lovie Smith before the NFC Coaches media breakfast in Arizona today. [read more]

“He’s Not Looking At Retirement By Any Means”

March 25th, 2015

logan mankins 1001Is barbecue-yearning left guard Logan Mankins a renowned player mired in a steep decline, or did he just need adjustment time and is now ready to revive and thrive? [read more]

Bucs LB Flips To Baseball

March 25th, 2015
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Linebacker Brandon Magee cut; races to participate in Red Sox spring training.

Joe doesn’t believe in writing about transactions just to write about transactions. This site has always been, and will always be, about subjects that interest Joe. [read more]

“Let’s Not Hold That 2-14 Against Any Of Us”

March 25th, 2015

lovie 0912Poor Cleveland Browns fans. It’s bad enough just to be a Browns fan, but now they’re faced with Josh McCown likely leading their team on opening day.

In a fun exchange at the NFL Owners Meetings this morning, where Joe is live in Phoenix, a Browns beat writer asked Lovie Smith why Cleveland fans should look at McCown’s 1-10 record as a starter last year and do anything but cringe. [read more]

Stefen Wisniewski And The Bucs

March 25th, 2015

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Not long after the free agency dinner bell rang, Raiders center/guard Stefen Wisniewski visited the Bucs to talk turkey and maybe a contract. Wisniewski left without a contract and headed to Seattle, which needs a center. [read more]

Will Defense Come Together?

March 25th, 2015
Leslie Frazier's defense may spark a turnaround for the Bucs this season.

Leslie Frazier’s defense may spark a turnaround for the Bucs this season.

Last year, for the first half of the season, the Bucs defense was revolting. Couldn’t stop the rush. Couldn’t stop the pass. Couldn’t stop their own shadow.

It was an abomination of the highest order and an insult to both sober and drunk football fans. [read more]

Lovie On Jameis: “Nobody’s Going To Outwork This Guy”

March 25th, 2015

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Joe’s live at the NFL Owners meetings and chatting with Lovie Smith today.

And there is plenty of quarterbacks chatter to share. [read more]

Drafting Jameis Is “The American Way”

March 25th, 2015

american flagThere are a lot of angry Bucs fans who believe their players should be altar boys, helping old ladies cross the street, selling lemonade and cookies on street corners and raking leaves of neighbors’ lawns.

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Team Glazer Opens Up About Impatience

March 25th, 2015

Yes, Joe relaxed on the lavish grounds of the Arizona Biltmore hotel today and talked Buccaneers football with team co-chairman Joel Glazer. [read more]

Trust Your Valuables To Craters & Freighters Of Tampa

March 25th, 2015

Got oversized, expensive stuff to ship? How about a small office with sensitive equipment?

Joe advises you to use the best in town, Craters & Freighters.

Goodbye, Mason Foster

March 25th, 2015

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Lost in all the Jameis Winston/Team Glazer news last night was the finality of what Joe knew weeks ago, and most Bucs fans finally came to grips with. One of the best guys to ever enter the Bucs locker room is officially gone. [read more]

Starting OL Rookie Is Not Terrible

March 25th, 2015
Savvy drafting can mine a solid rookie offensive lineman. This was proven by the NFL's best teams in 2014.

Savvy drafting can mine a solid rookie offensive lineman. This was proven by the NFL’s best teams in 2014.

Bucs fans’ blood pressure is rising from the yet-to-be repaired Tampa Bay offensive line. Joe is sure Bucs general manager Jason Licht is tiring of hearing people whining about his offensive line. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

March 25th, 2015

hooters 2015.0325Start 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.

Bill Belicheat said Darrelle Revis leaving for the Jets wasn’t a story. [NFL]

Browns said to help Johnny Football, they will not host “Hard Knocks.” [BSPN]

What is behind the NFL webcasting (only) the Bills-Jags game. [SI]

Van Halen comes to Tampa Sept. 13, the first Sunday of the NFL season. Son. Of. A. … [USA Today]

How the NFL stole March Madness. Hey, man. We live in a football world. Get used to it. [Wall Street Journal]

Impostor calls BSPN sports radio station in Washington claiming to be a BSPN big shot, demanding a show be canceled. And it was. For days, initial speculation was that the culprit was Bruce Allen. Yes, really. [Washington Post]

Rays to retire Don Zimmer’s number. [RaysIndex]

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Joel Glazer Says He’s “Comfortable” With Jameis Winston

March 24th, 2015
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Team Glazer talks to Joe about the question of the year

Joe got a chance to pepper Team Glazer with questions this evening at the Arizona Biltmore hotel in Phoenix.

Of course, Joe asked about Jameis Winston. [read more]

Winston Earns Kurt Warner’s Football Blessing

March 24th, 2015

jameis 1121The football men, not the analyst types, keep lining up to anoint Jameis Winston as the No. 1 quarterback in the NFL Draft.

It just so happens, the Bucs have the No. 1 overall pick and desperately need a quarterback. [read more]

Jason Licht: History Backs Dirk Koetter

March 24th, 2015

jason licht 0126Joe enjoyed private time with Bucs general manager Jason Licht today at the NFL Owners Meetings in Phoenix. It’s always great to catch up with the GM in a relaxed setting, and Joe will share various nuggets this week.

One area Joe wanted to explore was new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, who could be the new savior of the franchise. [read more]

Uh, oh!

March 24th, 2015
Be careful out there Mike Evans. The Bucs need you.

Be careful out there Mike Evans. The Bucs need you.

Joe knows the following will give Bucs fans such a scare and shivers up their spine, they are going to race for the nearest bottle and begin chugging, whether it is the end of the work day or not. [read more]

Don’t Inhale

March 24th, 2015

SmokefilledThe owner of the No. 2 overall pick, Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt, lit a giant metaphorical bong at the NFL Owners Meetings this morning in Phoenix. [read more]