Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

September 2nd, 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.

What the hell is it about cheerleaders and bad Gators quarterbacks? Former Bucs cheerleader now the main squeeze of Will Grier. [TheBigLead]

HBO rebuffed in its efforts to have a college football version of “Hard Knocks.” Damn. [Tucson]

So spreading chicken feces on a golf course is bad thing? [San Diego Online]

Will RGIII be released? [NFL]

So in a quarterback-driven league, J.J. Watt is more valuable than Aaron Rodgers? Someone needs to compare postseason histories of said players and their respective teams’ win-loss records and then get back to Joe. Silly, silly argument. [BSPN]

Kevin Kiermaier doing Kevin Kiermaier things, again. [RaysIndex]

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Joe Talks America’s Quarterback, Stats Scams, Marpet Backing, Three Stooges & More

September 1st, 2015

Steve Duemig

Steve Duemig

Joe climbed into the cage with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig, this evening on WDAE-AM 620.

The “JoeBucsFan Hour” was in full swing. [read more]

Not Just The Bucs

September 1st, 2015
Bucs C Evan Smith can breathe a sigh of relief over the stat geeks' data.

Bucs C Evan Smith can breathe a sigh of relief over the stat geeks’ data.

Bucs fans are so unnerved by the play of the offensive line against the Brownies last week, they actually have been visiting Hemlock Society sites.

As bad as the offensive line looked — think about it, only two full practices to prepare with two rookies on the line — perhaps Bucs fans can find solace in other fanbases’ freakout. [read more]

More Kicking Woes; Patrick Murray Injured

September 1st, 2015

PatrickMurrayLovie Smith today revealed that last year’s kicker, standout rookie Patrick Murray, has a knee injury. [read more]

Jacquies Smith Talks Return

September 1st, 2015
Bucs DE Jacquies Smith hopes to play in the regular season opener.

Bucs DE Jacquies Smith hopes to play in the regular season opener.

The closest thing the Bucs have to an edge rusher was acquired last year when Tampa Bay went dumpster diving and maybe found a jewel by pulling Jacquies Smith off the street after he was released by the Bills.

Smith racked up 6.5 sacks last year — by Bucs standards for defensive ends, that’s Reggie White territory. [read more]

Lovie: “We Are Good Inside”

September 1st, 2015

lovie smith 0920Lovie Smith offered a telling one liner yesterday when it came to the good and the bad of his defense.

Joe asked Lovie about the health of Jacquies Smith and what defensive ends are looking strong. [read more]

Johnson, Herron Gone

September 1st, 2015
Bucs CB Leonard Johnson, a Largo High product, pictured in happier times. He was among the Bucs cuts this morning.

Bucs CB Leonard Johnson, a Largo High product, pictured in happier times. He was among the Bucs cuts this morning.

Tampa Bay made more roster moves this morning and the Bucs’ careers of Leonard Johnson and Robert Herron likely have come to an end.

Also cut were Josh Allen, who made the most memorable non-block Joe has ever seen in the NFL, and of course Michael Koenen got the boot, literally and figuratively. [read more]

Former Pro Bowl CB Tim Jennings Visits Bucs

September 1st, 2015
Lovie Smith smiled a lot when Tim Jennings was one of his starting cornerbacks

Lovie Smith smiled a lot when Tim Jennings was one of his starting cornerbacks

When Joe asked Lovie Smith about Tim Jennings yesterday, it initially seemed like the coach wasn’t sure who Joe was referencing.

Today, Tim Jennings is visiting the Bucs, per the team’s website. [read more]

Seven Seconds And A Crucifix

September 1st, 2015
Bucs rookie right guard Ali Marpet

Bucs rookie right guard Ali Marpet

Welcome to the Bucs’ opening drive on Saturday night, starting from the 20 yard line.

On 1st-and-10, Doug Martin runs left but Logan Mankins is blown up. No gain. [read more]

“Best Movement I Have Ever Seen At Safety”

September 1st, 2015
Ronde Barber says a Bucs safety eclipses John Lynch when it comes to movement.

Ronde Barber says a Bucs safety eclipses John Lynch when it comes to movement.

Joe believes Ronde Barber often is selling on the airwaves what lurks in Lovie Smith’s brain.

So Barber’s insight is telling when it comes to the eventual makeup of the Tampa Bay roster. [read more]

Lovie Killed By Quarterbacks?

September 1st, 2015
Lovie knows bad quarterbacks.

Lovie knows bad quarterbacks.

Fascinating discussion at the overrated Grantland.com by statgeek Bill Barnwell.

Just what NFL coach has been cursed by the worst quarterbacks? It’s a neat mind teaser. [read more]

Bucs Cut Michael Koenen

September 1st, 2015
Gone.

Gone.

Michael Koenen is no longer a Bucs player. The overpriced punter was cut loose. Joe sheds no tears.

Koenen was signed by the Bucs to a heralded six-year, $19.5 million contract. The Bucs have been horrible ever since. [read more]

“He Is Soft As Tissue Paper”

September 1st, 2015

Seferian Jenkins StockerA key member of the Bucs offense drew the ire of a former Buccaneer following Tampa Bay’s beating at the hands of the Browns. [read more]

Dominik Fears For Jameis

September 1st, 2015
Former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik is scared for America's Quarterback.

Former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik is scared for America’s Quarterback.

Bucs fans have hit the panic button after the matador blocking of the Bucs’ offensive line Saturday night. It isn’t so much the bad blocking that has fans freaking out, it is for whom they are supposed to be blocking.

And that is America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

September 1st, 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.

Passed out at KFC begins a wild night. [WTSP]

Hello Canada: Trent Richardson released by Raiders. Joe remembers loyal readers going wild one spring for the Bucs to draft this guy. [NFL]

Kirk Cousins? Turnover machine. [BSPN]

The NFL has an offensive line problem, not just the Bucs. [CBS Sports]

David Lee Roth berates a fan who threw a beer at him at a recent Van Halen concert. Why did those a-holes have to schedule their Tampa concert on the night of the Bucs season opener? Imbeciles. [YouTube]

Did Desmond Jennings Pearl Harbor his career? [RaysIndex]

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“How I Kind Of Push My Leadership Upon Other Guys”

August 31st, 2015

Jameis Winston 2Publicly, Jameis Winston, “America’s Quarterback,” has played the role of one-day-at-a-time, “I-just-want-to-be-better-every-day” rookie since arriving at One Buc Palace.

But Jameis assured Joe today that he is still the big-talking guy who jawed about winning this season’s Super Bowl and entering the class of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. [read more]

No Football Clichés For Jameis

August 31st, 2015
America's Quarterback listens to a question at his weekly pressure today.

America’s Quarterback listens to a question at his weekly presser today.

Joe gets why coaches always use the same tired phrase “game-by-game.” They claim they are lockstep in razor focus for only the next opponent and try to feign ignorance of the future schedule.

America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, punctured that balloon today. [read more]