A Doug Martin Flashback

August 18th, 2017

Strong night. Strong scrutiny by Chucky.

Despite a dropped pass and limited touches, Doug Martin looked like a No. 1 running back last night for the first time in a long, long time. [read more]

Quick Yank For Chris Baker

August 18th, 2017

Early exit in Jacksonville

Yes, there is a battle brewing at defensive tackle.

Newcomer big money free agent Chris Baker hasn’t impressed Joe with his on-field performance — practice or games — and after just three snaps with the starters against Jacksonville last night, Baker was pulled. [read more]

Giddy About Beckwith

August 18th, 2017

Solid game.

There were highs and lows with winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter last night. [read more]

Gambling Jameis

August 18th, 2017

Use your head, not your heart.

Jameis sounded like a desperate craps player at a seedy Las Vegas old school casino. [read more]

“Lovely” Ali Marpet

August 18th, 2017

“I love you, man.”

A few days ago, there was “Gumby,” and now there could be “Lovely.” [read more]

No Protest, No Punked Episode

August 18th, 2017

Resting legs.

Protesting the national anthem seems to be a fad spreading like a virus throughout the NFL. And before tonight’s game at Jacksonville, Joe wondered if any Bucs player would jump in the fray. [read more]

It Was Just One Play

August 18th, 2017


It was the dumbest-arsed play you can imagine. [read more]

Kicking Battle Down To Sportswriters?

August 18th, 2017

Kicking frustration continues.

Even if winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter tried to hide his frustration with his kickers and their failure to kick a friggin’ extra point, any happy face he may have tried to hide behind was lost with one word. [read more]

Should Koetter Just Throw In The Towel?

August 17th, 2017

He’s gone, but extra-point suckage continues.

Joe wonders if winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter is going to chug about a half-dozen vodkas on the flight home to Tampa tonight. [read more]

Buccaneers-Jaguars, Open Thread

August 17th, 2017

Fire up the in-game chatter in the comments section all throughout the pregame show and to the final whistle tonight in Jacksonville.

Please keep it respectful, but don’t hesitate to mix it up. Joe is live on the scene and come back all through the night.

There’s so much to keep an eye on, even in the second half when future gym teachers, grad students, and mattress movers take the field against the talent-rich Jaguars.

Go Bucs!

Listen To Joe

August 17th, 2017

Joe was jaw-jacking on the radio again earlier today. [read more]

Tom Jones: “Winston’s Leadership Veered Offtrack”

August 17th, 2017

Unfair dart thrown

Another sharp javelin has been hurled in the direction of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, by mercurial local newspaper columnist Tom Jones. [read more]

ASJ Didn’t Love Football

August 17th, 2017

No passion, ASJ explains.

One thing Joe noticed regularly was that former Bucs tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins sure did talk a good game. But he simply didn’t have game. [read more]

Best OLB Money Can Buy

August 17th, 2017


Yeah, it is easy to play fantasy football. But try putting together a winning team of stars and stay under the NFL-mandated team salary cap. [read more]

When Will Motor Bring Results?

August 17th, 2017

Bend it like Gumby. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

Defensive end Noah Spence has had a rather quiet camp. [read more]

Ira Dives Deep Into Team Glazer-Roberto Aguayo Report, Preseason Game 2 Keys, Slow-Start Plague, Evans’ Greatness & Cluelessness, Hard Knocks Revelations & More

August 17th, 2017

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5 Things To Watch Against Jacksonville Tonight

August 17th, 2017

Debuts at center tonight

Preseason Game 2 is tonight in Jacksonville and look for starters to play about half the game. There’s so much to keep an eye on, but Joe’s going with five here — five you might not be considering. [read more]

Philosophy Change?

August 17th, 2017

Remember the Bucs’ 40-7 loss in Arizona last year, when Dirk Koetter left America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, on the field late in the game?

And Jameis wasn’t handing off. He was getting severely punished physically. [read more]