Rams 37, Buccaneers 32

September 25th, 2016


Meet your 1-2 Buccaneers.

Today wasn’t sexy at all. Quite an ugly look for the home-opener.

Two missed kicks, two turnovers, no running game for Tampa Bay, sloppy tackling. Sloppy execution on the critical final drive. [read more]

Buccaneers-Rams Open Thread

September 25th, 2016

bucs cheerleader 0811Here we go! Joe is pumped beyond comprehension!

It’s the home-opener under steamy, stunny skies.!

A loss today would be a kick in the gut, but the Bucs certainly have enough talent to win this thing and vault to a strong 2-1 in 2016.

Bang it here with comments all game long. And prepare yourself for savage postgame coverage.

Play nice. Personal fouls at not tolerated.

JoeBucsFan Jason Light Ale Debuts Monday, October 10, At Joe’s Bucs-Panthers Watch Party At Abe’s Place In Clearwater

September 25th, 2016

Great fun ahead at Abe’s Place in Clearwater for Joe’s big and fun Monday Night Football Bucs watch party on Oct. 10.

You’ll get a FREE order of 8 wings, if you wear any kind of Bucs gear. And there’s the debut of Joe’s brand new craft beer: Jason Light Ale. More details in the coming days. You don’t want to miss this!!! Great prize giveaways, too!


Gameday Tampa Bay!

September 25th, 2016

Game 3

Rams at Bucs

Kickoff: 4: 05 p.m. [read more]

Gurley Expects “12 People”

September 25th, 2016
Rams RB Todd Gurley seems freaked out at his slow start.

Rams RB Todd Gurley seems freaked out at his slow start.

How disinterested are opposing defenses when it comes to the rotten Rams’ passing game? Pretty much ignoring it. [read more]

Don’t Get Blown Up

September 25th, 2016
Bucs DC Mike Smith said "explosive plays" have killed his defense.

Bucs DC Mike Smith said “explosive plays” have killed his defense.

The Bucs, for the most part, have played solid defense. [read more]

He’s In The NFL Now

September 25th, 2016
Already a veteran.

Already a veteran.

Two weeks ago, Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith remarked how few if any rookies have had a steeper hill to climb in their first two games than Bucs corner Vernon Hargreaves. [read more]

Keyshawn Says Key Is Gregg Williams Vs. Jameis

September 24th, 2016

Bucs great Keyshawn Johnson dives deep into Jameis and Sunday’s Bucs-Rams matchup

Former Bucs great Keyshawn Johnson is now a morning sports radio host in Los Angeles, and he had plenty, plenty, plenty to say about Sunday’s Bucs-Rams matchup this week. [read more]

“He’s Going To Stand Back There And Hold It”

September 24th, 2016
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher talks Jameis, and more.

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher talks Jameis, and more.

Very interesting stuff from Rams head coach and defensive wizard Jeff Fisher. [read more]

Breakdown Of Rams-Bucs

September 24th, 2016

Will his defense be smothering?

Joe is damned nervous about this game Sunday between the Rams and the Bucs. With all the injuries to the Bucs offense and the Rams having a ferocious defense, Joe is not sleeping well. [read more]

Time For Jameis To Be A Franchise QB

September 24th, 2016

jameis 0811This Bucs team absolutely cannot limp into the bye week with a 1-4 record.

A franchise quarterback would find a way to avoid that catastrophe. [read more]

Listen To Howard Balzer Of BalzerFootball.com

September 24th, 2016

Longtime Hall of Fame voter, NFL columnist and noted Rams expert Howard Balzer, who mans BalzerFootball.com, a little-brother site of JoeBucsFan.com, joined WDAE-AM 620 for his weekly chat.


Balzer, of course, dove into Rams-Bucs chatter. [read more]

Gottlieb: ASJ Needs Rehab

September 24th, 2016
Radio host suggests rehab.

Radio host suggests rehab.

If tweety former Bucs tight end Austin Seferian-Jankins is going to return to the NFL this season, then he may need rehab. [read more]

The Lost Art Of Tackling

September 24th, 2016
Must improve tackling.

Talks tackling.

Earlier this week, Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith discussed how his defense must improve and missed tackles have led to explosive plays. [read more]

Green Light For David, Smith

September 24th, 2016
Ready to play Sunday says Bucs coach.

Ready, says Bucs coach.

Injuries hit Lavonte David and Donovan Smith his week. [read more]

PODCAST: Deeper Look ASJ Mess; Bucs-Rams

September 24th, 2016


Click the links below to listen, or to download.

The Commish goes deep on the ousting of Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and plenty more on the Bucs-Rams matchup. (Podcast is PG-13.)

Joe hopes you’re enjoying the Monday, Wednesday and Saturday fun from “The Commish,” Justin Pawlowski. (@CommishOnline) The former voice on the Buccaneers Radio Network, WDAE-AM 620, Scout.com and 98.7 FM now has a new home to share his unbridled and intelligent brand of Bucs analysis.



Koetter Discusses ASJ Release

September 24th, 2016
Tight-lipped about ASJ release.

Talks ASJ

Last night after his son’s high school football game, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter joined Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt, co-hosts of “Late Hits” heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio, and commented about the release of tweety Austin Seferian-Jenkins, the high-maintenance, high-drama, highly talented former Bucs tight end. [read more]