Quizzardry

January 16th, 2017
Playmaker

Teammate weighs in

One key question facing Jason Licht and Dirk Koetter this offseason is, “How good is Jacquizz Rodgers?”

It’s too easy to call the 26-year-old running back a one-year wonder. [read more]

The Future Is Now

January 16th, 2017
Time to channel George Allen.

Time to channel George Allen.

As Joe wrote Friday, the move by Team Glazer and Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht to lock up defensive coordinator Mike Smith for the next “couple of years” suggests one thing: the Bucs are no longer fooling around. [read more]

PODCAST: Defensive Look At The NFL Draft

January 16th, 2017

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Speed Kills

January 16th, 2017
Bucs need a burner on offense who can also play football.

Bucs need a burner who can also play football.

Yes, winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said a couple of times in the waning weeks of the 2016 season that the Bucs need #WeaponsForWinston. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

January 16th, 2017

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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 2017 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Adrian Clayborn hurt again. Out for playoffs. [PFT]

Who is the next overrated backup quarterback Bill O’Brien will overpay and fail with? [BSPN]

Chargers confess they screwed up on their new logo. No kidding. [CBS Sports]

Bridesmaid guzzles whiskey, steals car, flashes cops. Sounds like she had a fun day. [Bradenton]

Jack Daniels now has coffee. [WTSP]

Why people are not drinking enough whiskey. [New York Post]

Welp: Illinois woman shoplifts 31 boxes of condoms. [TheSmokingGun]

How to dodge tolls on Florida highways. [Palm Beach Post]

The spoiled little brats/anarchists just can’t behave when they don’t get their way. [Yahoo! News]

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Motivational Times For Dirk Koetter, Mike Smith

January 15th, 2017

koetterrightstare2Once upon a time last summer, winning head coach Dirk Koetter and defensive coordinator Mike Smith were men with the sweet hunger for competitive revenge. [read more]

VIDEO: Mike Evans At Work

January 15th, 2017
Details

Details

Joe shoots a lot of video of all kinds throughout spring practices, training camp and preseason games. [read more]

Chucky Echos Koetter’s Frustration

January 15th, 2017
"You are absolutely right Koetter! You should be able to work with Jameis in the winter. It's f@#$ing bull*&^% you are not allowed to. Jiminy Christmas!"

You are absolutely right, Koetter! You should be able to work with Jameis in the winter. It’s f@#$ing bull*&^% you can’t. Jiminy Christmas!

Joe just loves winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter — even when Koetter is indirectly calling Joe out — because the man speaks his mind. [read more]

Kenny Britt And The Bucs

January 15th, 2017
Potential free agent target?

Potential free agent target?

The Bucs have a Grand Canyon-like crater at wide receiver after Mike Evans (and if you want to throw in Rudy Humphries, that’s fine).

It’s a dropoff in talent like taking a dive off the skywalk at America’s largest natural hole in the ground. [read more]

Are Bucs Primed For All-In Free Agency Move?

January 14th, 2017
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Gargantuan Pro Bowl DE/DT Calais Campbell could be an instant game-changer.

Everything the Bucs have done since their season ended smells like a team ready to push all its chips into the pot.

Just look at the power play on Mike Smith yesterday. [read more]

Grand Marshal Jameis

January 14th, 2017
High honor

High honor

Yes, Joe has been a regular at the giant Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade in St. Petersburg for many years.

Downing cold beverages in Straub Park next to The Vinoy resort and enjoying lots of bands has been a great ritual to help eradicate memories of a Bucs season gone bad. [read more]

Why Replace A Rock?

January 14th, 2017
Iron man.

Iron man.

Joe understands it’s a habit of some Bucs fans to rag on left tackle Donovan Smith. [read more]

Stability For A Change

January 14th, 2017
Stability.

Stability.

Folks like to use the word “continuity” like it is some magic elixir. It’s an empty word. [read more]

Talking 2017 Bucs With Tony Dungy

January 13th, 2017

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Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter pens columns for JoeBucsFan.com Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday, and churns out his popular podcasts Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy as Ira shares some of his chat today with Tony Dungy.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

I had the pleasure of Tony Dungy’s company at breakfast Friday morning for an in-depth discussion about John Lynch’s demanding role in that iconic Buc defense.

More on that subject in later columns, but I also had the opportunity to get a Hall of Fame coach’s thoughts on the current state of the Buccaneers and Jameis Winston’s leadership skills. [read more]

Locked In

January 13th, 2017
MIke Smith speaks

Mike Smith speaks

The question of the day was whether Mike Smith’s new contract included an agreement that he wouldn’t/couldn’t seek a head coaching job this time next year. [read more]