Alex Okafor Stays With The Saints

March 16th, 2018

Alex Okafor will keep hunting Jameis Winston

He visited Tampa Bay yesterday, and then he went running back to the NFC South champions. [read more]

It’s Now A Punch Line

March 16th, 2018

It’s coming.

The edge rush of the Bucs is such an embarrassment, it is now becoming a joke. [read more]

Free Agency Open Thread, Day 3

March 16th, 2018

Joe is virtually speechless because the Bucs have fully ignored their three most critical needs thus far in free agency.

Joe also senses Bucs fans are more emotionally distraught than others realize.

Available defensive ends? Outside of one talented yet injury-prone project, nothing there. Running backs? All but an empty tray. But corners, there are still a few solid veterans available as Joe is typing this here post.

Bang it here with comments all day if you can figure out if you seem to care more about filling craters on the roster than the braintrust at One Buc Palace apparently does (or does not).

Tuesday’s Wrongs, Angry Coaches, Complacency Issue, Burying Limping Boston & More; It’s Your Lightning Podcast

March 16th, 2018

The Bolts endure a disastrous Tuesday but are still in good position to make their mark in an all-important Saturday matchup with Boston. Plus: It’s time to have that talk about the Bolts. Complacency can get the better of them sometimes. What does it mean and who takes the blame?

Joe is so pumped to deliver you the new JoeBoltsFan podcast with Tom Lang, lifelong Lightning fan, Clearwater native and personality at ESPN Tallahassee.

You might know Lang from The ScuttleBucs podcast, but do not fear, Lang knows his beloved Bolts inside and out.

Click above to listen or download, or subscribe and listen on Google Play and  iTunes.

(More podcast platforms coming soon.) Like the Lightning? Give this a listen. It’ll be here every Friday through the Lightning playoffs.

Go Bolts!

3-4? Pfft. It’s “A 4-3 Attack Scheme”

March 16th, 2018

“”Swaggy, I said ‘attack’ not ‘stop for a snack.'”

Many Bucs fans — and some media — run around convinced the Bucs are preparing to transition to a lot of 3-4 defense.

Those people haven’t been paying attention. [read more]

Gaines And Bucs A “Fit”

March 16th, 2018

Why not?

It seems there is a love connection out there in the NFL and both parties don’t know it yet, but should. [read more]

Clock Ticking On Robert Ayers

March 16th, 2018

Money talks, and there’s a good chance it’s a current subject of discussion among general manager Jason Licht and veteran Bucs defensive end Robert Ayers. [read more]

Special Friday Edition! Bucs Free Agency & The Social Media Freakout, Great American Days Of Sport, And More

March 16th, 2018

Bobby Fenton is letting loose in all kinds of directions on this awesome week in the world of sports. Dive into the Free Stretch, an always-fun cog on the Podcast Network. Plenty of football chatter and lots more from Bobby’s entertaining world. Joe always dials it up. The podcast is there for you on iTunes and Google PlayListen or download above. 


Bobby (@bobbygameday) has hosted The Free Stretch on a variety of platforms and Tampa Bay area radio stations over the years dating back to 2006, and has also done a national show on Sporting News Radio.

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Slim Pickings

March 16th, 2018

The list of best available free agents is unnerving. [read more]

After Day 2, More Puzzlement

March 16th, 2018

The only conclusion Joe can come to is the powers that be at One Buc Palace are damned confident in themselves. [read more]

Tom Coughlin To Cut Austin Seferian-Jenkins A Fat Check

March 15th, 2018

Bucs castoff cashes in

UPDATED: 6:01 p.m. – As Joe has said and written many times, nobody writes a soap opera like your Buccaneers.

For this one, first consider that head coach Dirk Koetter last year said O.J. Howard was a fresh version of Marcedes Lewis, the 12-year Jacksonville tight end who is still in the league. [read more]

Calling Mike Pouncey

March 15th, 2018


Perhaps the vibe wasn’t good. [read more]

Doug Martin Joins Chucky In Oakland

March 15th, 2018

Embraced by the Raiders

Frankly, Joe’s simply posting a picture and a few words here about this accurate nonsense.

Good luck, Doug Martin, who returns to his hometown Raiders at 29 years old.

Good luck, Chucky, whose film study of Martin over the past two years must have been accompanied by consumption of hallucinogens.

Discount Shopping

March 15th, 2018


Buc fans asked for a few home runs. I asked for some doubles.

But as free agency headed into Day 2, One Buc Place has generated only a bunt single or two. A lot of talented players have been signed by competitors while Jason Licht goes shopping with a restricted credit card. [read more]

Autry Falls Off The DE Board

March 15th, 2018

Bucs pass

Yes, there really was a young pass rusher on the market this week, a guy younger, more productive and presumably better than the 30-year-old journeyman the Bucs signed yesterday, Mitch Unrein. [read more]

The Bucs & Mike Pouncey

March 15th, 2018

Last night, per several reports, the Buccaneers were courting and interviewing Ravens free agent center Ryan Jensen.

So it’s fair to assume Jason Licht wants to beef up the gut of his offensive line. [read more]