VJax: Bucs Lack Fundamentals

October 4th, 2015
Bucs WR Vincent Jackson claims the Bucs are not fundamentally sound.

Bucs WR Vincent Jackson claims the Bucs are not fundamentally sound.

The Bucs tossed their cookies on the field of the Den of Depression this afternoon.

Uh-freaking-gen, man!

Yes, the blowhard haters will point to the four picks thrown by America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, the first foursome by a Bucs quarterback since then-veteran Josh Freeman at New Orleans in December 2012. [read more]

When Your Starting LBs Have 7 Solo Tackles

October 4th, 2015

LavonteDavidLavonte David has 12 solo tackles through four games. Last year, David had 31 through four games. That’s no coincidence. [read more]

Lovie’s Line: 10 Home Losses, 4 Blowouts

October 4th, 2015


The Bucs were far more competitive in their first two home games of 2014, than in their first two home games of 2015.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, Derrick Brooks and Mike Alstott are telling Bucs fans they need to be patient. [read more]

Why Dink And Dunk?

October 4th, 2015

LovieJagsYou have got to be s(p)itting Joe!

The Bucs, after a woeful start, had a chance at the end of the first half to tie the game 17-17. America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston is famous for last minute drives, and he had the Bucs marching in the Stinking Panthers red zone. [read more]

Check Out The New Bucs Message Boards!!

October 4th, 2015

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Rock Bottom Showing For Jameis Winston

October 4th, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

(Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, sure was awful against Carolina today. He looked more like America’s Disappointment on this afternoon.

But what was most disturbing was that Jameis repeated mistakes. [read more]

Kyle Brindza, Go Home

October 4th, 2015


Enough! Joe doesn’t give a damn how far you can kick a field goal so long as you miss chip shots time and again.

Already Kyle Brindza, who has two of the longest field goals in Bucs history, has cost Tampa Bay 17 points in two games (well, through six quarters). [read more]

Panthers 37, Buccaneers 23

October 4th, 2015

Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Welcome to another all-phases loss, as if last week’s wasn’t enough.

Your Buccaneers were humiliated at home yet again. [read more]

Buccaneers-Panthers Open Thread

October 4th, 2015

bucs cheerleader 1117Can the Bucs even their record against long odds?

Joe would celebrate mightily if that occurs this afternoon.

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Bucs-Panthers Watch Party Today At Peggy O’Neill’s In Tampa/Oldsmar

October 4th, 2015

Superior venue to watch the Bucs and all NFL action.

Joe’s got cool halftime giveaways. Make a day of it! See you Sunday!


Gameday Tampa Bay

October 4th, 2015

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Game Four

Stinking Panthers at Bucs

Kickoff: 1 p.m. [read more]

Catch, Don’t Complain

October 4th, 2015
The ability to haul in passes by WR Mike Evans would sure help out the Bucs today.

Mike Evans hauling in passes sure would help out the Bucs today.

On face value, just looking at the box score, Mike Evans had a nice game against Houston last week.

He tied a career high with seven catches, for 101 yards and an average of 14.4 yards a catch.

But those who watched know a bigger truth: Evans had a game he would like to forget. [read more]

Stopping Greg Olsen

October 4th, 2015
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How Stinking Panthers TE Greg Olsen fares will speak volumes about Lovie Smith’s defense.

When you know a specific player is coming at you and a defense still cannot stop said player, it says something about the players used to defense said weapon, or the defense employed to stop said weapon.

Either way, it all falls back on one man today. That would be Bucs coach Lovie Smith. [read more]

First-Tackle Rust

October 4th, 2015
Mike Evans makes a stunning admission: He forgot what real football was like.

Mike Evans makes a stunning admission: He forgot what real football was like.

So how rusty was Mike Evans last Sunday?

Consider this, he hadn’t been tackled since 2014. The old school NFL players in Joe’s reading audience just crapped their pants. [read more]

THE OPTIMIST: Success Is Imminent

October 4th, 2015
Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

In these unsettled times of devastating Bucs losses, constant change and growing pains, Joe thought it would be wise to bring back THE OPTIMIST.

THE OPTIMIST is Nick Houllis, a Bucs fan and an accomplished writer whose steadfast allegiance to the Buccaneers goes back to the 1970s. Houllis is the founder, creator and guru of BucStop.com, a place Joe goes to get lost in time via Houllis’ stunning video collection.

THE OPTIMIST will shine that positive light in your eyes. Some will love it. Some won’t. … Of course, THE OPTIMIST’s opinions are his alone and are not influenced by Joe. [read more]

Lovie Is Not Father Dungy

October 4th, 2015
Much better start than Lovie.

Much better start than Lovie.

Yesterday, Joe brought word that yet another former Bucs great is preaching patience with the continued losing of the Bucs under coach Lovie Smith.

That would be 3-16 Lovie (and counting). [read more]

Donovan Smith: NFL’s 67th Best Tackle?

October 3rd, 2015

DonovanSmithmugThe stat geeks seem to be laughing at the Buccaneers when they break from their spreadsheets and stop pretending they know what they’re grading. [read more]