Can’t-Miss Video From Bucs’ Night Practice

August 1st, 2015

lovie 1110bSometimes, a video needs no description.

This is one of those times. [read more]

Bucs Hold Almost Secret Night Practice

August 1st, 2015
Jameis Winston and the Bucs practiced tonight.

Jameis Winston and the Bucs practiced tonight under the lights.

Your Buccaneers delayed opening day of training camp by 2 1/2 hours because of rain. Then, they cancelled practice altogether and One Buc Palace.

But the Bucs had a backup plan. [read more]

Check Out The All New Bucs Message Boards

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

just-joe-300x265It’s here. The JoeBucsFan.com message boards are open for business.

The action already is heating up.

Remember, you must register to comment. And Joe’s giving away great prizes this month to be drawn at random, including game tickets and jerseys.

Click on the link above. And yes, if you’re banned from commenting here, then you’ll be banned there, too.

Jameis: Test Me? Bring It!

August 1st, 2015
"Give me your best shot."

Give me your best shot.

Yesterday, new/old Bucs defensive George Johnson said the defense had a clear goal in training camp: rattle “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, in order to get him as prepared for the regular season as possible. [read more]

Bucs Need Players, Not A Roof

August 1st, 2015
Don't blame the rain for the Bucs stinking out loud.

Don’t blame the rain for the Bucs stinking out loud.

Joe has no idea where this notion came from that in order to become a playoff team, the Bucs need a roofed facility of some sort. Seriously? [read more]

“That Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”

August 1st, 2015
Gerald McCoy talks about Warren Sapp

Gerald McCoy talks about Warren Sapp

Warren Sapp may have new legal troubles stemming from a domestic violence arrest, as well as an ugly spat with hookers over a $600 threesome, but that doesn’t mean he’s abandoned his commitment and desire to mentor Gerald McCoy. [read more]

Weather Cancels Bucs Training Camp – Day 1

August 1st, 2015

joemugshotUpdated 4:15 p.m. – When will it stop raining? It feels like it’s been raining for a month.

Regardless, weather cancelled opening day of Buccaneers training camp practice this afternoon. [read more]

Look To Carolina For O-Line Hope

August 1st, 2015

Evan Diedrich SmithBucs fans are agonizing at the state of the Tampa Bay offensive line. The thought of starting two rookies, Ali Marpet and Donovan Smith, and returning disappointing starters Evan Smith, Logan Mankins and Demar Dotson, has fans searching for Valium.

But extreme worry might be a bit much. [read more]

“The Challenging Part Is To Set Aside Your Ego”

August 1st, 2015

LovieJagsSo what’s going to fix the Buccaneers defense?

Yes, it was broken last year, even after it stopped getting humiliated like it did against the Falcons and Ravens early in 2014. [read more]

Lovie Talks Lavonte David Contract

August 1st, 2015
Elite tackler.

Lavonte David deal will get done, Lovie says.

Joe understands how Bucs fans lie awake at night staring at the ceiling fan, sweating and thinking of stud linebacker Lavonte David sitting out a season (or worse) over a contract dispute. [read more]

Lovie: I Am Demanding

August 1st, 2015
Lovie Smith discusses his coaching style.

Lovie Smith discusses his coaching style.

Yes, Joe knows a lot Bucs fans are not exactly fans of Lovie Smith after last year’s 2-14 debacle. Understandable. Any Bucs fans with a pulse should be outraged by that showing. [read more]

Lovie Smith: “Jameis Doesn’t Need A Mentor”

July 31st, 2015

Lovie SmithLovie Smith fired off intriguing words this afternoon at One Buc Palace.

Oh sure, the message was simple, “Jameis Winston doesn’t need a mentor,” Lovie said. [read more]

Thin Wide Receivers Unit

July 31st, 2015
Door now open for rookie WR Kenny Bell to shine?

Door now open for rookie WR Kenny Bell to shine?

With training camp beginning tomorrow, maybe Joe can stop banging the keyboard with what any semi-sober Bucs fan already knows: Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans are freaking studs.

After that… gulp. [read more]

Gholston Says He’s Better After Intense Summer

July 31st, 2015

GholstonRemember when Bucs third-year defensive end Will Gholston posted a video of himself working this offseason with Hall of Fame sackmaster Chris Doleman?

Well, Joe talked to Gholston about that this morning at One Buc Palace. [read more]

Mike Glennon Mob In Mourning

July 31st, 2015

mourningFor the third time in a year and a half, the Mike Glennon Mob has absorbed a punch to the gut, courtesy of Bucs coach Lovie Smith today.

The most fateful day of personnel moves in the past 10 years came last year, when Lovie, fresh from his suburban Chicago basement, brought in turnover-prone Josh McClown to lead the Bucs (to the basement). Lovie announced he was benching the inherited starter, Glennon. [read more]

Louis Murphy, Akeem Spence Will Not Practice

July 31st, 2015

LouisMurphyUPDATED, 12:47 p.m.: Welcome to the NFL. The injury bug already is affecting key Buccaneers. [read more]

Lovie: “Jameis Winston Will Be Our Starting Quarterback”

July 31st, 2015
Lovie said it himself at 12:01 p.m. EST today.

Lovie said it himself at 12:01 p.m. EST today.

The head coach made it crystal clear at the One Buc Palace podium moments ago: Jameis will be the guy from Day 1 of training camp.

Rough day for the Mike Glennon Mob, which was yearning for a what they called “fair competition.”

Operation Rattle Jameis

July 31st, 2015
New Bucs DE George Johnson explains

New Bucs DE George Johnson explains

The 2015 savior of the Bucs’ edge pass rush, George Johnson, a new arrival from the Lions, explained today that the Tampa Bay defense has a very serious mission through the next few weeks. [read more]

“Blessed” Bowers “Definitely” Likes Defensive Tackle

July 31st, 2015

daquan bowers 0808A heralded defensive end out of Clemson, a second-round draft pick of the Bucs, Da’Quan Bowers doesn’t play that position any longer.

Joe talked to Bowers this morning as he arrived at One Buc Palace. [read more]

Danny Lansanah Adds To Jameis Winston Lore

July 31st, 2015

Jameis Bajakian

Underdog 30-year-0ld starting strongside linebacker Danny Lansanah knows a lot about working hard for what he has.

The guy was out of football and playing minor league football for another shot to make it in the NFL, which came with the Bucs two years ago. [read more]