What Does This Stat Mean?

May 22nd, 2015
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No quarterback faced as many blitzes per pass attempt last year than Bucs QB Mike Glennon. Turnover-prone Josh McCown wasn’t much better.

As Joe learned way back in high school, stats can be concocted to prove a point. That’s what is known as twisting numbers.

This is also why Joe doesn’t swallow whole the medicine the stat geeks pump out. Often, there is a method behind the numbers. [read more]

What Makes Lavonte David Great

May 22nd, 2015
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The making of Lavonte David.

There were few things to like about the Bucs last year. You know, 2-14?

The best thing about last year was the Bucs won the Chase for Jameis. That is the greatest memory, other than the home run draft pick of wide receiver Mike Evans. [read more]

More Uniform Hate

May 22nd, 2015

Many NFL fans in and out of Tampa Bay have thrown their hands in the air in frustration

Fashionista Paul Lukas of BSPN has revealed his annual rankings of NFL uniforms. Lukas does not like the Bucs’, which debuted last year.

Joe is a traditionalist and doesn’t like weirdo uniforms (oh, and this just in: Oregon, for example, doesn’t have uniforms, it has costumes. If you have two or more color schemes in road or home gear, you don’t have uniforms. Please consult Merriam-Webster for the definition of “uniform.” There is nothing “uniform” about Oregon’s gear.). [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

May 22nd, 2015

HC201560Start 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.

So a seal walks into a bar. Seriously. [LATimes.com]

Brazilian Panthers fans believe Luke Kuechly is God. [Black & Blue Review]

Scalper market has nosebleed Lightning tickets for tonight starting at $176.00. [StubHub]

Drew Brees likes Saints’ third-round rookie QB. [Times-Picayune]

Money geeks show Tampa Bay sports market is stretched thin. [Rays Index]



“He Wasn’t Very Good”

May 21st, 2015

Evans2One year and one day ago, Joe remembers standing in the sweltering heat of Bucs spring practice when Mike Jenkins soared in the air for an interception a couple yards from Joe. [read more]

“That Has To Rankle Somebody”

May 21st, 2015
Was Charles Sims forced to play too early from an injury or was he simply over-hyped?

Was Charles Sims forced to play too early from an injury or was he simply over-hyped?

It is the chicken-or-the-egg theory with Bucs’ running attack, or lack thereof last year.

As a team, Tampa Bay only ran for 1,375 yards. In. A. Season.

Doug Martin was hurt and ran with his head down, for the most part, and tried to bowl over linebackers making little effort to be evasive. Charles Sims — let’s be brutally honest here — was either over-hyped or forced to play too early coming back from a bad wheel, or both. Bobby Rainey found himself in Lovie Smith’s doghouse and never found the exit. [read more]

A Bolts Life

May 21st, 2015

gerald mccoy 0916Contrary to popular opinion, Joe ventures from the JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters and enjoys what the Tampa Bay area has to offer outside of football, Hooters and Hooters Calendar shoots.

And Joe’s travels this morning revealed a town that had no use for football. [read more]

Insurance Companies Love Personal Injury Settlement Mills

May 21st, 2015

Joe learned a lot about what it means to have an attorney who fights for your rights — and what it means to use one of those law firms that are highly advertised personal injury settlement mills.

Check out the informative blog linked above to learn how settlement mills work to mass produce the settlement of claims.

Josh McCown Was Just Awful

May 21st, 2015


Oh, those numberscrunchers are at it again. This time their calculators are shining light on an interesting subject, and that is a quarterback’s ability to handle pressure. [read more]

“Lovie Smith Doesn’t Know Anything About Him”

May 21st, 2015
Bucs rookie left tackle Donovan Smith

Bucs rookie left tackle Donovan Smith

What is going on at One Buc Palace?

Is it possible that Bucs overlord of football operations Lovie Smith has handed off all things offensive line to general manager Jason Licht and O-line coach George Warhop? [read more]

Upgrades Are A Comin’

May 21st, 2015

A local pol stated upgrades will soon be finalized. Finally!

Joe wrote yesterday how Tampa is a finalist to land the Super Bowl in either 2019 or 2020, despite competing against three stadiums that either are brand new or have undergone major renovations recently. [read more]

Jameis And The Lightning

May 21st, 2015
The magic of "America's Quarterback," Jameis Winston, rubbed off on the Lightning last night as Jameis was in attendance.

The magic of “America’s Quarterback,” Jameis Winston, rubbed off on the Lightning. Jameis was in attendance last night.

So as Joe settled in to watch David Letterman’s final show last night (Joe is feeling old. Eddie Van Halen is over 60 and Letterman is retired. Damn.), Joe’s Twitter feed blew up with photos of “America’s Quarterback,’ Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, in a luxury box at the thrilling Lightning overtime win. [read more]

“I Think That Quarterback, By The Way, Is Going To Make That Offensive Line A Lot Better”

May 21st, 2015

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It seems Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat writer Rick Stroud believes Jameis Winston has super powers. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

May 21st, 2015

hooters 2015.0521Start 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.

Who could benefit from the new extra-point rule? [NFL]

If Ryan Tannehill is worth $96 million (his wife is sure worth a nice piece of change), what is Andrew Luck worth? [BSPN]

USA Today could end its print edition in “five or six years.” [Ad Age]

Ranking the top college football coaches. [Sporting News]

Drew Smyly’s season may not be over yet. [Rays Index]


Players Vote Mike Evans No. 75

May 20th, 2015

mike evans 1201NFL players have spoken. [read more]

Help Is Needed

May 20th, 2015

Bill Polian wags a finger at those who believe the Bucs are a complete team.

Yes, the Bucs added a franchise quarterback in the draft, “America’s Quarterback,” Jameis Winston. Yes, the Bucs added a pair of rookie offensive linemen projected to be starters.

Also, the Bucs bought quite few second-tier free agents that not just add depth, but know Lovie Smith’s defense. [read more]