TV Map For Stinking Panthers-Bucs

October 3rd, 2015

tvYou asked for it, you got it. It’s the TV map for tomorrow’s game between the Stinking Panthers and the Bucs, live from the Den of Depression. [read more]

“I Gotta Stop Being So Passionate”

October 3rd, 2015

mike evans 0517bJoe already shared that Mike Evans thinks Jameis Winston is so on target he might be fooling referees.

But Evans also has other theories when it comes to pass interference calls against him. [read more]

Alterraun Verner: Trust Lovie

October 3rd, 2015
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Despite being benched, CB Alterraun Verner is in Lovie’s corner.

Joe can understand any player, much less a proud guy like Bucs cornerback Alterraun Verner, being totally peeved about being benched and having to bite his tongue in frustration. [read more]

“Hump Game” Double Talk

October 3rd, 2015

lovie 1110bJoe’s unsure what tomorrow’s game means for the underdog Bucs against the Panthers, winners of seven consecutive regular season games, plus a playoff game in between their 2014 finish and their undefeated 2015 start.

For Lovie Smith, a victory, or at least a strong showing, might mean a chance to stop contradicting himself and speaking in clichés. [read more]

Jameis = “Flash”

October 3rd, 2015

flashAround these parts, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston is known as “America’s Quarterback.”

In his hometown of Bessemer, Ala. and college, he is known as “Jaboo.” [read more]

Avoiding The Fetal Position

October 2nd, 2015

fetal position

With the Bucs back in Tampa for a two-game home stand against the Panthers (Sunday) and Jaguars, Joe demands one simple goal be accomplished: win a home game.

Frankly, it’s the only thing that will keep Joe from lying prone in the fetal position, weeping and nursing a bottle of Jack Daniels. [read more]

Kwon “Rookie Of The Week”

October 2nd, 2015
NFL "Rookie of the Week."

NFL “Rookie of the Week.”

For the second time in as many weeks, the Bucs have the NFL’s “Rookie of the Week.”

Last week, it was America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston. [read more]

Josh Norman Is In Mike Evans’ Head

October 2nd, 2015
Mike Evans hopes to avenge his two-catch, 13-yard effort against Carolina in December.

Mike Evans hopes to avenge his two-catch, 13-yard effort against Carolina in December.

The newly crowned NFC Defensive Player of the Month, Panthers cornerback Josh Norman, is a huge trash talker.

And not only did he and Mike Evans get into it last year, but they engaged in an offseason Twitter spat, too. [read more]

“Buccaneers 23, Panthers 21″

October 2nd, 2015
brady quinn

Brady Quinn

Smile, Bucs fans.

Joe’s got national love for what Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, has accomplished, and a victory prediction for Tampa Bay! [read more]

“Want To See His Numbers Come Down Quite A Bit”

October 2nd, 2015
Lovie Smith can't let Greg Olsen beat him for the third time in 20 games

Lovie Smith can’t let Greg Olsen beat him for the third time in 20 games

Aside from the obvious blowouts, perhaps the most telling sign the Bucs’ defense had serious issues last year came on December 14 against the Panthers. [read more]

Signature Silliness

October 2nd, 2015

LovieJoe remembers all the Raheem Morris haters blubbering on and on back in 2010, because the Bucs didn’t have a “signature win” under their belt.

These lunatics claimed the Bucs had five, six, seven, eventually 10 wins without beating a good or a full-strength team. [read more]

Listen To Joe

October 2nd, 2015

joebucsfanYes, Joe was on ESPN Tallahassee radio yesterday talking Bucs with Jeff Cameron, he of “The Jeff Cameron Show.”

Joe has long been a fan of Cameron, a St. Pete native who puts together damned good radio. [read more]

The Wrath Of Kwon

October 2nd, 2015

Already making his NFL mark.

(Yeah, Joe likes that headline.)

When the Bucs waved goodbye to all-around good dude and Ric Flair freak middle linebacker Mason Foster last year, it was largely because the Bucs wanted someone quicker to cover the deep middle, which in Lovie’s defense is the middle linebacker. [read more]

Didn’t Know They Were Rookies

October 2nd, 2015
Bucs veteran center said the rookie offensive linemen don't play like rookies.

Bucs veteran center Joe Hawley said the rookie offensive linemen don’t play like rookies.

Joe is still buzzing over how the shaky Bucs offensive line, facing arguably the most formidable defensive line in the NFL on Sunday, not just kept the jersey of America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston clean, but didn’t allow a sack. [read more]

Joe Joins Ron And Ian At 1:30 P.M. On WDAE-AM 620

October 2nd, 2015

Joe’s back for his weekly visit to the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620.

Always a fun time, and you can listen live online at


Perhaps Doug Martin is Doug Martin

October 2nd, 2015
With a new injury and no better numbers, RB Doug Martin seems to be having a repeat of his previous two seasons.

With a new injury and no better numbers, Doug Martin seems to be having a repeat of his previous two seasons.

A lot of Bucs fans and officials point to Doug Martin’s Pro Bowl rookie season of 2012, in which he had 1,454 rushing yards plus 49 receptions.

Closer examination shows Martin only had five games that year in which he rushed for over 100 yards, including his career-best game at Oakland for 251. [read more]

Sapp Cops Plea, Spared Jail

October 2nd, 2015
Spared jail.

Avoids jail.

Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp, one of three Bucs players to have his number retired, took a plea deal from Nevada authorities yesterday over a hassle with his former girlfriend which saw him pinched earlier this year. [read more]