September 22nd, 2016

surpriseThe NFL season is still young, yet there are many surprises for each team. [read more]

Blowing Up The Rams’ Formula

September 22nd, 2016



The Bucs set an impressive standard for running the ball in 2015, a standard they must replicate Sunday if they intend to take advantage of a ramped-up opening-day crowd.

This game belongs in the meaty hands of Tampa Bay’s offensive line, which has been stellar in pass protection but subpar in opening up holes. [read more]

Embrace The Roller Coaster

September 22nd, 2016

Jump aboard the Jameis roller coaster.

During the opening game at Atlanta, the NFL world stood tall and saluted the way America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, carved up the Dixie Chicks. [read more]

Fantastic Fun

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

To enter and get all details visit

This is Event No. 6 in the Todd Wright Tournament Series. Great fun, food and prizes — and superior value.


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

September 22nd, 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!


Morning Cup Of Joe From

September 22nd, 2016

2016-0316Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from And don’t forget to visit for the 2016 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Are Auburn people crazy enough to buy out Gus Malzahn at $13 million? [Montgomery Advertiser]

Hug a Browns fan. [NFL]

Never too early to look at the draft. [CBS Sports]

Rutgers AD has to apologize for guzzling a beer at a tailgate party? C’mon! [NJ]

The creepy clown epidemic. [GQ]

Donald Trump believes the best way to curb urban violence is to randomly frisk citizens without warrants. [New York Times]

Is the federal reserve cooking the books for Teflon Hillary? [Politico]


“Off Limits”

September 21st, 2016
Dirk Koetter explained a policy for Jameis Winston -- one the QB doesn't follow.

Dirk Koetter explained a policy for Jameis Winston — one the QB doesn’t follow.

Dirk Koetter cut off Joe during the final question of the head coach’s news conference this afternoon — and the head coach made himself crystal clear. [read more]

“He Doesn’t Care Who’s Covering Who”

September 21st, 2016

Praised or knocked?

The Rams’ $14 million cornerback had some strong words when asked about America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston. [read more]

“I Thought He Played Harder”

September 21st, 2016
Bucs OC talks chemistry between WR and QB.

Bucs OC talks chemistry between WR and QB.

Joe was taken aback when Bucs offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Todd Monken stated in his weekly presser last week that veteran Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson needed to play better. [read more]

Ira Says It’s Way Too Early For ‘Same Old Bucs’; Talks Readiness, Jameis Usage & Much More

September 21st, 2016

Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter, eye-RAH Kaufman, the Custodian of Canton, is firing away with his twice-weekly podcasts.

Ira’s regular Tuesday edition was bumped to today. Enjoy.


Donovan Smith Among Starters Not Practicing

September 21st, 2016

Bucs also make a roster move

Joe has a case of sour stomach after seeing the absences on the Buccaneers’ practice field today. [read more]

“I Think That’s An Underrated Talent”

September 21st, 2016

Center Joe Hawley talks about the new face of the Bucs’ running game.

As the Bucs begin life without Doug Martin, there’s real hope in the locker room air at One Buc Palace. [read more]

Drop Watch: Three Assigned, One Possible

September 21st, 2016
First drop of 2016 is recorded

First drop of 2016 is recorded

The NFL offers no official stats on drops. Various unreliable stat-geek outfits do, but Joe doesn’t trust their data. And after the seemingly countless drops by Mike Evans last year, Joe entered 2016 determined to chronicle drops and avoid confusion. [read more]

Unleashing The Beast

September 21st, 2016

Could the rookie DE get his first start Sunday?

Joe believes Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith is in a conundrum this week. [read more]

Shifting Defenses

September 21st, 2016

Koettercamp4News of Doug Martin being lost for three weeks isn’t just about change to the Bucs’ offense. [read more]

Your NFL Leader In Tackles

September 21st, 2016
Bucs blogger upset with Kwon bashing.

Tackling machine.

So now we turn our attention to the rotten Rams, which have returned to their natural home in Los Angeles since the Bucs last saw them. [read more]

Report: Martin Out Three Weeks

September 21st, 2016
Depressing career pattern continues.

Depressing career pattern continues.

There is news on the status of Doug Martin and his hamstring.  [read more]