Guessing Starting Lineups

May 23rd, 2016
Who will start for Dirk Koetter?

Who will start for Dirk Koetter?

Kind of a cool feature that NFL.com ran recently when Kevin Patra tried to guess the starting lineups of each team for Week One of the regular season. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

May 23rd, 2016

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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 2016 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Paying your stripper with counterfeit C-notes for lap dances will get you locked up. And if you happen to get away with it the first time, by all means do not return to the same clothing-optional establishment. [AP]

“Today’s NFL” is more and more watered down by the day to the point it is hardly football — and Pop Warner eliminating kickoffs is a complete and total crock. [Real Football Network]

Street brawl includes a combatant getting drilled in the ribs with a baseball bat, an impressive Macho Man Savage-like body slam, a dude wielding a machete and an ice cream truck replete with that creepy pedophile jingle. [Twitter]

Naked man charges into a lions’ den in suicide attempt and is mauled. [Sun]

Is Maria Sharapova’s career toast? [BBC]

TV reporter shats on someone’s front yard while working; jailed. Maybe he had Chinese for lunch? (Homeowner just happened to be the former Arizona State football player who smoked the family dog. [American Mirror]

How could Donald Trump deport 11 million illegals? He couldn’t. There’s no money for such a stunt and there would be a court order blocking his move within three hours of the first arrest. [New York Times]

Should NFL expand replay? Joe knows this: Every play should be available for review, especially pass interference. [BSPN]

The Tampa Bay Bombers. [JoeRaysFan]

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Will Jameis’ Body Affect His Mind?

May 22nd, 2016

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America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, ran enough — and with a tenacious ferocity — to worry grinning Bucs coaches last year.

Hell, Jameis was even throwing lead blocks for running backs. [read more]

Another Defensive End Bust

May 22nd, 2016
Shame for Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff

Shame for Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff

As the Bucs hope and hope and hope that second-round pick Noah Spence is the answer to the annual question at defensive end, Joe can’t ignore what’s happened in Atlanta. [read more]

Embree Feels Bad For ASJ

May 22nd, 2016
Key season for ASJ.

Key year for ASJ.

Joe understands Bucs fans are frustrated with talented tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins because he is too often on the sidelines injured rather than playing. [read more]

Improved Defense

May 22nd, 2016
Promising third-day draft pick.

Promising third-day draft pick.

Joe is sure just about every knowledgeable fan knows the Bucs’ defense stunk last year.

Even the most devout crony and apologist of Coach My Scheme would have to admit a 70 percent completion percentage by opposing quarterbacks was not and should not be acceptable in the NFL. [read more]

“Nicest Guy In The History Of Professional Football”

May 21st, 2016
Father Dungy might not appreciate this

Father Dungy might not appreciate this

Ronde Barber was on fire Thursday with all kinds of great takes.

Who could forget how he praised Tampa Bay for dumping its defensive approach and coach, and embracing a philosophy counter to that of Coach My Scheme. [read more]

“We’ve Been Working On That A Lot This Year”

May 21st, 2016
Charles Sims' next step, per running back's coach Tim Spencer.

Charles Sims’ next step, per running back’s coach Tim Spencer.

Want a quality peek into an upgrade for the 2016 Bucs offense?

Joe’s got a good one. [read more]

Spence Deemed “Best Pickup”

May 21st, 2016
Lofty expectations this fall from the four-letter.

Lofty expectations from the four-letter.

There were a lot of player acquisitions by Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht this offseason.

But which was the best? [read more]

Warhop Points Finger At Culprits

May 21st, 2016
Discusses o-line turnaround.

Discusses o-line turnaround.

Under the bus you go! [read more]

Passing Must Improve “Dramatically”

May 20th, 2016
Need more points from passing attack.

Bucs OC wants more points from passing attack.

A coach’s job, whether it be an assistant or a head coach, is to help the charges before him improve.

Whether that is learning new techniques or maybe a kick in the rear end or a caring arm around the shoulder, a coach must figure out any and all ways to better his players. [read more]

“He Didn’t Do That With Matt Ryan”

May 20th, 2016
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Another bold call

Opinionated Florida State icon Jamie Dukes played for the Falcons, works for the Falcons and covers the Falcons.

He always has plenty to say about Dirk Koetter and America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston. [read more]

Virtual Invisibility

May 20th, 2016

jameis 1203cLast July, the Buccaneers’ front office was buzzing about a new deal to bring virtual reality training to its quarterback stable led by America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston. [read more]

Bajakian Liked Hargreaves Pick

May 20th, 2016
Bucs OC happy for rookie corner.

Bucs quarterbacks coach happy for rookie corner.

Usually, an offensive coach sticks to offense. And, understandably, is selfish and wants offensive players drafted. [read more]

Fixing Mike Evans

May 20th, 2016
Bucs OC talks Mike Evans.

Bucs OC talks Mike Evans.

Joe hates to be repetitive (but hey, it’s May), but Mike Evans is one of the more gifted receivers in the NFL. His footwork along the sidelines is magical. [read more]

“Much Needed And Refreshing Change To Our Defense”

May 20th, 2016
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Ronde Barber likes the change at defensive coordinator and says the Bucs have stopped going through the “insanity thing.”

Iconic Buccaneer Ronde Barber, a man who blossomed under the glory days Tampa-2 defense and wore Bucs colors for 17 years, says replacing Mike Smith for Lovie Smith was a damn good move. [read more]