Smitten With Winston

April 22nd, 2015

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A bunch of Bucs fans are willing themselves and chewing glass hoping somehow Jason Licht has a change of heart and drafts quarterback Marcus Mariota. [read more]

“We Just Feel We’re Not As Far Away As A Lot Of People Think”

April 22nd, 2015

lovie and lichtSome view the Bucs as a 2-14 team that came off a 4-12 season, a team that sits on just 30 wins in its past 100 games.

For a lot of fans and analysts, Joe included, that means the Bucs are far from being above average. [read more]

Bucs Remain NFC South Bottom-feeders

April 22nd, 2015

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Joe isn’t much for predicting the outcomes of games before the draft even takes place much less before a training camp has opened.

Who will be drafted? Who will be hurt? [read more]

The Bucs’ Simmering Pile Of Cash

April 22nd, 2015

“As a general rule, you know there’s a reason why there is a salary cap. And we want to use all of our resources to get as many good football players in here. It’s kind of as simple as that. We want to be right up; we don’t want to have a lot of money in reserves. No one does. I mean you want to use money to get as many good football players. And it takes money to get good football players in here. So that’s our approach.”Lovie Smith, January 2014 [read more]

“Resistance Is Futile”

April 22nd, 2015

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With everything Joe hears near and far, everything Joe is reading, everything Joe is watching, it is hard to believe — barring some general manager losing his mind — the Bucs won’t draft Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. [read more]

Jameis Watch: Investigating Jameis

April 22nd, 2015

jameis 0108Crab-legs-stealing, BB-gun-shooting, obscenity-hollering, Heisman-Trophy-winning, former national champion James Winston, the pride of Florida State University, continues to look like a much better quarterback prospect than Mike Glennon and Josh McCown.

It’s Joe’s daily nugget on the Jameis Watch, celebrating the best quarterback to wear No. 5 ever in the state of Florida. [read more]

Chucky Says Glennon Is His Pick

April 22nd, 2015
"Hey, Bisaccia. That's right. I'd win another damn Super Bowl with that beanpole. He's a bigger, smarter Griese."

“Hey, Bisaccia. That’s right. I’d win another damn Super Bowl with that beanpole. He’s a bigger, smarter Griese.”

Bucs Super Bowl winning coach Chucky, who if still in charge would be going bananas trying to swing a Phillip Rivers trade right now, says he’s unsure about these soon-to-be rookie quarterbacks and the Bucs. [read more]

Rivers Talk May Not Be Silly

April 22nd, 2015
While unlikely, don't completely dismiss any chatter of Philip Rivers to Tampa Bay.

Don’t completely dismiss any chatter of Philip Rivers to Tampa Bay.

So lets gets this out of the way immediately. No, Joe doesn’t think you will see quarterback Philip Rivers wearing a Tampa Bay Buccaneers jersey in 2015, nor should you.

But it’s not as crazy as it may seem. [read more]

Premature Thoughts On 2015 Sked

April 22nd, 2015

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Pardon Joe if he wandered mentally a bit as he studied the Bucs’ schedule for 2015, eh?

First, the concept of strength of schedule before a game is played is nearly as idiotic as the stupidest of stupid convoluted, made-up baseball stats, this nonsense “WAR.” It is said to be an acronym for “wins over replacement,” whatever that means. It’s sheer lunacy that some pocket-protector-wearing clown can say a player is better/worse than his replacement — without even knowing who the replacement is! [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

April 22nd, 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.

Snoop Dogg and the world’s largest joint at the 4/20 festival. [Denver Post]

Where Ebola began and lurks. [NYTimes.com]

The pilot with no arms or prosthetics. [Lakeland Ledger]

Falcons schedule = 0-3 start? [AtlantaFalcons.com]

Jimbo Fisher will be with Jameis Winston and family on draft night. [Orlando Sentinel]

Breaking down Chris Archer whiffing Big Papi last night. [RaysIndex]

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Your 2015 Buccaneers Schedule

April 21st, 2015

gerald mccoy 0916Call your travel agents. Prepare your Hillsborough Community College tailgates. Make your bye week plans.

And, of course, figure out when the Bucs will win their eighth game of the season. [read more]

Joe Talks Schedule Frenzy, Rivers Watch, Bucs Mindset, Peterson Dealing & More

April 21st, 2015

joe_mug_shotThe JoeBucsFan Hour was a lively affair today, as Joe joined the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620.

Joe stood up for hardcore fans, and more. [read more]

“Ears Are Wide Open”

April 21st, 2015

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There is no question that Phillip Rivers is an outstanding and durable quarterback. The guy hasn’t missed a start, has one losing season in nine years as a starter, and you’d be wrong if you said, “You can’t win a Super Bowl with Rivers.”

One prominent former Buccaneer wants the Bucs to listen closely if San Diego calls. [read more]

National Holiday At 8 P.M. Tonight

April 21st, 2015

BucsfansThere’s no question this is one of Joe’s favorite days of the year — the day it’s finally easier to stop thinking about last season. [read more]

Jason Licht: Mariota Got “Almost” Equal Time

April 21st, 2015

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Jameis, Jameis, Jameis, lots of Bucs fans and observers think it’s just one big Jameis Winston party investigation at One Buc Palace.

That’s just not true, general manager Jason Licht explained today. [read more]

GMC: Bucs Would Throttle Ohio State

April 21st, 2015

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Gregarious Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, sporting a red wing in his hair these days, isn’t too fond of college football.

GMC was less than enthusiastic when peppered with questions yesterday at One Buc Palace about the much-anticipated NFL draft. [read more]

Operation “Championship Mentality”

April 21st, 2015
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Lovie Smith explains

Was the problem with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year all in their heads? Maybe. Joe’s open to the suggestion. Heck, if the loss of good barbecue bonding can be a factor, then anything is possible.

Lovie Smith delivered media an opening address yesterday that included an interesting identification. [read more]