Watch Jameis Winston And Chucky

April 12th, 2015

chucky and jameisLate Friday night, BSPN finally aired the episode of “Gruden’s QB Camp” Bucs fans were all waiting for — the episode in which Chucky hosted and grilled Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. [read more]

Inside Out

April 12th, 2015
"I told you if you can't get an edge rusher you have to think outside the box! TOES ON THE LINE!"

“I told you if you can’t get an edge rusher you have to think outside the box! TOES ON THE LINE!”

Remember former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik and commander Greg Schiano throwing their hands in the air and waving the white flag on trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying to develop a pass rush?

They reached the conclusion, “You know, aside from Gerald McCoy we can’t get past an offensive line of girl scouts, so why not beef up the secondary instead?” [read more]

“He’s A Millionaire Now. So It’s All Good.”

April 12th, 2015

GholstonlockerJoe had an uncle who always said, “If you give charity, it will find its way back to you somehow.”

A feel good story circling the Internet about Bucs defensive end William Gholston has that kind of ring to it. [read more]

The Frantic DE Dance

April 12th, 2015

lovie and lichtNotice a trend:

Tampa Bay has attempted all kinds of free agency maneuvers to shore up its hole at right defensive end, yet the team has done nothing to fix its woes along the offensive line. [read more]

Don’t Miss Joe’s Draft Party!

April 12th, 2015


Casting Call

April 12th, 2015


Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston are such darn impressive quarterback prospects, per Donovan McNabb, both can be among the NFL elite provided they are blessed with certain things. [read more]

A Humble Winston Emerges

April 12th, 2015

jameis 0108Jameis Winston, likely the next Buccaneers’ quarterback, may be one of the most brash and cocky guys to enter the NFL Draft since Deion Sanders.

Winston’s talking about Super Bowls in his rookie season and, among other things, he graded his Pro Day as “A++” to a national TV audience. [read more]

Dire Need For Defensive End

April 12th, 2015
How would UCLA DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa look in pewter and red?

How would UCLA DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa look in pewter and red?

It simply is unreal, through three general managers and four head coaches, that the Bucs have never been able to replace defensive end Simeon Rice, who had double-digit sacks for five consecutive seasons (2001-2005)

How can a franchise shat in the bed this badly? [read more]

Seat Not Hot For Lovie Smith

April 12th, 2015

lovie 0927Joe has documented that history is unkind to coaches who guide their teams to the first overall pick in the draft.

Since 2003, only three coaches have done this and survived to use that draft pick. That would be Marty Schottenheimer, Steve Spagnuolo and Lovie Smith. [read more]

Not Moved By Silly Season

April 11th, 2015


In NFL circles, the term “silly season” represents all the lies, planted lies and espionage that surface after evals of prospects are complete and there is too much down time before the draft. [read more]

Mariota + Melvin Gordon “To Fix This Offense”

April 11th, 2015


It’s not just Father Dungy leading the Marcus Mariota Gang (and the trade-down crowd). Another respected voice is picking Mariota to lead the Tampa Bay offense — and for a stud running back prospect to join him. [read more]

Concern For Dirk Koetter?

April 11th, 2015


By all measures, it seems the Bucs scored a touchdown landing Dirk Koetter as the team’s new offensive coordinator. Virtually everywhere he has been, Koetter has pumped out decent if not good offenses.

Koetter made former America’s Quarterback David Garrard into a solid signal-caller. And we all know the success Koetter had with Matty Ice in Atlanta. [read more]

Chucky: Winston Has “Rare Leadership”

April 11th, 2015
Chucky and Jameis Winston exchanged interesting takes

Chucky and Jameis Winston exchanged interesting takes

Watching the debut of Jameis Winston on the famous Gruden’s QB Camp on BSPN2 last night was fun stuff for Bucs fans sick of dreadful quarterback play. (Isn’t that everyone?)

Two things of note were Chucky talking about the NFL practice field, and Winston taking what almost felt like a backhanded slap at the Lovie Smith regime. [read more]

Video Of David Cornwell Address

April 11th, 2015

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Yes, the Interwebs went wild yesterday when Jameis Winston’s lawyer, David Cornwell, mentioned his client, while ready to play in the NFL, may not be mature enough to deal with the NFL lifestyle. [read more]

Programming Note

April 10th, 2015

joemugshotRegular readers here know Joe is your snooze-free source for all things Bucs, committed to obsessive coverage of the Buccaneers.

That doesn’t stop on weekends.

Tonight, cold beer in hand, Joe will be glued Jameis Winston’s debut on “Gruden’s QB Camp,” 11:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

Joe will deliver all kinds of stuff out of that, and Joe has plenty of draft coverage, Bucs nuggets and more for the weekend.

Stay safe out there.

“They Could Be Ahead In Some Areas”

April 10th, 2015
New Bucs might be ahead of returning Bucs

New Bucs might be ahead of returning Bucs

Perhaps nobody had a bigger learning curve in the Buccaneers defense last year than Alterraun Verner. Joe’s not going to use the term “lost,” but Verner struggled with the radical transition from his days in Tennessee.

So it’s no surprise that Verner is pumped up by Tampa Bay’s offseason moves in 2015. [read more]

“It Wasn’t Fair To The Guys In The Room”

April 10th, 2015


One Tampa Bay Buccaneer opened up today about the absence of former offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford and the rise of his ousted assistant, ill-suited playcaller Marcus Arroyo. [read more]

Trust Your Valuables To Craters & Freighters Of Tampa

April 10th, 2015

Got oversized, expensive stuff to ship? How about a small office with sensitive equipment?

Joe advises you to use the best in town, Craters & Freighters.