Bad Guys, Not Immature Guys, Upset Jason Licht

April 30th, 2016

The reality is red flags surround defensive end Noah Spence, drafted by the Bucs last night after getting booted from Ohio State with a drug problem, and an alcohol-related arrest less than a year ago while at Eastern Kentucky. [read more]

Calming Words For Aguayo Haters

April 30th, 2016
History suggests Roberto Aguayo will be just fine.

History suggests Roberto Aguayo will be just fine.

Of course, Joe has noticed fan freakout because the Bucs traded back into the second round to acquire record-setting kicker Robert Aguayo of Florida State. [read more]

Koetter, Licht Talk Drafting A Kicker

April 29th, 2016
Licht explains move for a kicker.

Licht explains move for a kicker.

It seems half of Bucs fandom is outraged Tampa Bay traded back up into the second round to draft Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo.

There is method to the madness, the Bucs’ braintrust explained tonight. [read more]

Your Call

April 29th, 2016


Draft 2nd & 3rd Round Open Thread

April 29th, 2016
Hit your draft comments right here

Hit your draft comments right here

Joe’s open thread last night got about 1,000 comments (hundreds held in moderation for naughtiness) So here’s a fresh one to have your say on tonight’s Rounds 2 and Round 3 of the NFL Draft.

Defensive end, anyone? Special slot receiver/dynamic returner Sterling Shepard?

Have your say hammering away in the comments section all day.

A New Honor For Jameis?

April 29th, 2016

JameisgrinJoe’s taking a break from wall-to-wall draft coverage to bring you an important observation. [read more]

It Was All About The Bucs

April 29th, 2016

New Bucs kicker Roberto Aguayo.

Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo wanted to kick in the NFL. That was his goal, and by his performance in college, he knew the NFL would come calling. [read more]

Connor Barth On Notice

April 29th, 2016
New Bucs kicker Roberto Agauyo.

New Bucs kicker Roberto Aguayo.

Connor Barth, you have been put on notice.

The Bucs traded back up into the second round to pick one of the best kickers in NCAA history, Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo. [read more]

Bucs Trade Up And Draft Roberto Aguayo

April 29th, 2016
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Lifelong Bucs fan

Robertomatica?

It doesn’t quite fit, but it’s what the Bucs are seeking by trading up to take college football’s premier kicker, Roberto Aguayo, in the second round tonight. [read more]

Emotional Spence: “Football Is My Life”

April 29th, 2016
Bucs DE Noah Spence could barely speak he was so emotional in his conference call with Bucs media.

Bucs second-round pick Noah Spence could barely speak he was so choked up during his conference call with Bucs media.

Pash rushing specialist Noah Spence was run out of the Big Ten Convergence for dabbling so much with the “X,” the banned party drug ecstasy.

For a while, his dreams of playing in the NFL were in jeopardy. [read more]

Finally, A Pass Rusher

April 29th, 2016
New Bucs DE Noah Spence.

New Bucs DE Noah Spence.

The Bucs made a major move to stop one of the more embarrassing periods in franchise history by drafting scary pass rusher Noah Spence out of Eastern Kentucky. [read more]

Bucs Hook DE Noah Spence In Round 2

April 29th, 2016

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Generation Jameis now has its first drafted edge rusher, Noah Spence from Eastern Kentucky.

Jameis issued an endorsement of Spence just this week. [read more]

Third Round Sleeper?

April 29th, 2016
Would the Bucs take a flier on Maryland DE Yannick Ngakoue in the third round if there is a run on edge rushers?

Would the Bucs take a flier on Maryland DE Yannick Ngakoue in the third round, if there is a run on edge rushers?

Maybe you may have heard this, Joe isn’t sure: The Bucs need an edge rusher. Worse than a fish needs water. [read more]

“He’s Going To Be Annoyed With Me”

April 29th, 2016
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Will constantly pester a teammate.

Bucs cornerback Vernon Hargreaves — he’s already fielded texts from America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, fellow Gators product Louis Murphy and Pro Bowler Gerald McCoy — has made no secret that the NFL cornerback he has tried to pattern his game after more than any other is Brett Grimes. [read more]

Hargreaves Wants To Be Like Darrelle

April 29th, 2016
Vernon Hargreaves likes to eye Darrelle Revis as a player to mold himself after.

Vernon Hargreaves likes to eye Darrelle Revis as a player to mold himself after.

Yes, new Bucs corner Vernon Hargreaves has long professed his love for current Bucs corner Brent Grimes. Since the haters are quick to point out Hargreaves is not as tall as Julio Jones, Hargreaves likes to point to Grimes, 5-10, who has done quite well for himself in the NFL, right Miko? [read more]

“Press-Man. End Of Discussion.”

April 29th, 2016
Can Vernon Hargreaves walk the walk, like Brent Grimes does?

Can Vernon Hargreaves walk the walk, like Brent Grimes does?

Vernon Hargreaves certainly is sure of his abilities, so he shared with local media this afternoon. [read more]