Yes, it sure seems unless Vernon Hargreaves screws up royally in preseason, at worst he will play nickel cornerback. [read more]
Fans wonder why Joe has stated repeatedly that Dirk Koetter has at most two seasons — yes, two — to figure out how to turn the Bucs into a team that wins at least nine games a year — you know, like Chucky did in his final two seasons before getting fired in 2008. [read more]
OK, it is a Sunday morning in mid-May. Not exactly the height of football season. [read more]
Joe confesses to being a very little dude obsessed with baseball, basketball, the NFL and the Wonder Twins’ powers back in the late 1970s.
And yes, this ties to the 2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. [read more]
Repeatedly, defensive coordinator Mike Smith cracks the beginning of a sinister smirk when he talks about confusing opposing quarterbacks with multiple looks.
Time to check in and see how things are going in the Illinois cornfields for Coach My Scheme, otherwise known as Lovie Smith. [read more]
Regular readers know Joe is not much of a stats guy. Oh, stats can enlighten, but Joe is hardly a slave to stats. [read more]
Many questions are swirling when it comes to iconic Buccaneers and their chances of landing in the Hall of Fame. [read more]
Mike Smith wants 16 defensive starters and big-time flexibility in his system to confuse quarterbacks.
And a good problem brewing results from Smith having three legitimate three-down linebackers. [read more]
Joe’s never written so much about a kicker since Kyle Brindza turned into Nuke Laloosh.
A kicker is, well, a kicker. But it’s different when you spend the No. 59 overall pick on one. [read more]
It’s now obvious to Joe that if new Bucs defensive line coach Jay Hayes didn’t think much of rookie defensive end Noah Spence, then the Bucs wouldn’t have drafted him. [read more]
So a main reason the Bucs kept Dirk Koetter and elevated him to head coach, tossing to the curb Coach My Scheme, was continuity for America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston. [read more]
Outside of eight-man high school football teams at tiny schools largely found in the plains states (Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma), football is played with 11 starters forever. [read more]
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Verizon worker gets locked in an underground vault for parking on a man’s lawn. #NotFlorida [AP]
Michael Bennett — who the Bucs let walk away for no good reason — is irritated with his contract. [NFL]
No scooters for you! Lovie bans his Illini football players from riding motorscooters. [News-Gazette]
Nitwit Greg Hardy groveling for work. Karma sure is a female dog, huh? [BSPN]
Reche Caldwell likes molly (allegedly). [TheBigLead]
After meeting with Donald Trump, Paul Ryan still seems inclined to watch Hillary take the White House. [CNN]
Rays bat-tered by Mariners. [JoeRaysFan]
Bucs fans know very well that general manager Jason Licht packaged a third-round pick and a fourth-round pick to trade up and select kicker Roberto Aguayo in the NFL Draft two weeks ago.
Did Licht need to move up to the second round? [read more]