MLB Gig Carter’s To Lose

May 18th, 2015
Bruce Carter was signed specifically to play middle linebacker, Bucs LB coach Hardy Nickerson said.

Bruce Carter was signed specifically to play middle linebacker, Bucs LB coach Hardy Nickerson explained.

Today was the first chance Joe had to chat with defensive coaches of the Bucs since December victory in the Chase for Jameis. A lot has happened since.

One free agent the Bucs picked up was linebacker Bruce Carter. In the past, the athletic Carter has mostly played outside, where he used his playmaking skills to make a few extra shekels. [read more]

The “Sledgehammer” At One Buc

May 18th, 2015

There’s a big name Buccaneers player that talked an awful lot about being sick of losing this offseason. [read more]

Important Message From JoeBucsFan.com

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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Joe will make significant technical upgrades to JoeBucsFan.com this weekend. After the arrival of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, Joe wants more horsepower.

At one point last week, nearly 1,000 readers were visiting JoeBucsFan — at the same time! Internet publishing geeks know that’s a stunning number.

If you notice anything odd about the site this weekend (unlikely), just be patient. Joe expects super smooth sailing by Monday.

Spinning The Wheel At Defensive End

May 18th, 2015

Listening to Buccaneers defensive line coach Joe Cullen chat today, Joe felt like there was a roulette game going on. [read more]

“I Can’t Wait To See Jameis Get Out There”

May 18th, 2015
Gerald McCoy speaks

Gerald McCoy speaks

The Buccaneers trotted off the practice field today and Gerald McCoy was fired up. [read more]

“Flameouts”

May 18th, 2015

charles sims 1212The Buccaneers’ running backs depth should be soothing, especially when considering the fizzle rate of stud college backs. [read more]

Gerald McCoy The Best?

May 18th, 2015
The geeks at Pro Football Focus have high praise for Bucs DT Gerald McCoy.

The geeks at Pro Football Focus have high praise

Lord only knows where this Bucs team would be without Gerald McCoy to anchor the interior of the defensive line.

Then again, the Bucs were a horrible 2-14 last year, winning the Chase for Jameis. [read more]

Mike Glennon Is Your “Mentor”

May 18th, 2015

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All this talk about mentors borders on nonsense. Mentor this and mentor that. Who is going to be that guy’s mentor?

What the hell are you paying a coaching staff for if you need a scrub player to be coaching up a starter? Geez, folks. Quick, who was Jim Kelly’s mentor? Or John Elway? Or Andrew Luck? [read more]

Jameis And Bratty Jay Cutler

May 18th, 2015
Noted SI.com NFL analyst Doug Farrar claims Jameis Winston has a few bratty Jay Cutler habits.

Noted SI.com NFL analyst Doug Farrar claims Jameis Winston has a few bratty Jay Cutler habits.

There is so much to like about “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston.

He’s a winner. He has charisma. Teammates love the guy. He is resilient, and the dude is just freaking deadly when the chips are down. Lethal, in fact. [read more]

Jameis Promotional Video

May 18th, 2015
Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

The Bucs have wasted no time promoting their No. 1 overall pick, “America’s Quarterback,” Jameis Winston.

And why not? The nation is captivated by young Jameis. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

May 18th, 2015

hooters 2015.0330Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from HootersCalendar.com. And don’t forget to visit HootersCalendar.com for the 2015 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Dude finds 10 pounds of weed on a beach in Alabama. [Associated Press]

Table setting for Johnny Football to beat out Josh McCown. Going to be a fun third preseason game in Tampa. [Cleveland.com]

Chucky dishing out more cash to local high schools. [Original Hooters]

Brain tumor takes Garo Yepremian. [NYTimes.com]

Citrus Bowl craziness continues — 40,000+ at Sunday’s swelter. [Orlando Sentinel]

Why Kevin Cash is a better game manager than Joe Maddon. [Rays Index]

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What To Make Of This Photo?

May 17th, 2015
Bucs WR Mike Evans was involved in an interesting task yesterday.

Bucs WR Mike Evans was involved in an interesting task yesterday.

It seems Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans had a cool gig yesterday. What it means isn’t exactly clear.

Via the Instagram account of Texas A&M receiver Ricky Seals-Jones, appeared a selfie with Evans in the background in what appears to be a warehouse of some sort. [read more]

Dick LeBeau Counters Lovie Smith

May 17th, 2015

dick lebeauWith the Buccaneers opening the Jameis Winston era against Tennessee in Tampa, Joe happily has begun his research into all things Titans.

And Joe found a telling nugget. [read more]

Does Jameis Need More Help?

May 17th, 2015
Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaners

Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com

Without accepting the sudden and mystifying notion that Logan Mankins has become 10 years younger, found a barbecue grill and is truly motivated to play for the Bucs, Joe is taking a wait-and-see approach to the offensive line. [read more]

High Risk, High Reward

May 17th, 2015

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Several offseason player transactions could have dramatic impact.

Take the Eagles trading for Sam Bradford, for example. If he goes down and the Eagles miss the playoffs, then Chip Kelly won’t be able to walk down Broad Street without bodyguards. [read more]

Fat Down, Muscle Up

May 16th, 2015
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Doug Martin was leaner than ever in this July 2014 photo. Now he’s changed his body again.

Doug Martin was puzzled by a question from Joe this week. [read more]

Jameis & Friends Give Back

May 16th, 2015
Jameis Winston and Buccaneers rookies paid a visit to a veteran's hospital yesterday. (Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers.)

Jameis Winston and Buccaneers rookies paid a visit to Jameis A. Haley veterans hospital in Tampa. (Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers.)

This is the first time I realized how sports really keep them up, keep them happy.Jameis Winston [read more]

“He Simply Can’t Turn Off His Competitiveness”

May 16th, 2015

jameis winston 1113Of course, Jameis Winston’s college head coach, Jimbo Fisher, is a huge cheerleader for America’s Quarterback.

But Fisher revealed last night that he advised the Bucs not to hear his cheers until they went deep into Jameis’ background. [read more]