“We’re Not Going To Do The Same, You Know, Dumb Stuff.”

June 25th, 2015

demar dotson 1216Can old coaches improve?

Tampa Bay is banking on that. [read more]

Charles Sims: Backup?

June 25th, 2015
Has Charles Sims been demoted?

Has Charles Sims been demoted?

Look, Joe doesn’t have a thing against Charles Sims, the Bucs running back selected in the third round last year. Nothing at all.

But Joe has to call it like he sees it, and it often rankles many, whether they be suits or fans at the bar. [read more]

Alstott Says Jameis Is “Very, Very Professional”

June 25th, 2015

Jameisrookie4Those who know Bucs icon Mike Alstott know he’s not one to say much, and not one to throw around false praise. [read more]

Former Bucs TE Bullish On Jameis

June 25th, 2015
Former Bucs tight end seems impressed with "America's Quarterback."

Impressed by “America’s Quarterback.”

Joe just loves SiriusXM NFL Radio, except yesterday afternoon when it was all Tom Brady talk. Made Joe want to sit at the beach bar at his trendy Miami Beach hotel and nurse Crown and Cokes. Oh, wait. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

June 25th, 2015

hooters 2015.0625Start 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.

There is infidelity on the set of the Bachelor/Bachelorette? No! [US Weekly]

Ever wonder what it’s like to slam a motorcycle head-on into a firetruck? [YouTube]

Superman p!sses on the streets of Palm Harbor, pantless. Have you seen him? [TheSmokingGun]

How Bill O’Brien breaks down quarterbacks. [BSPN]

It’s official. Matt Moore is back in the rotation. [Rays Index]

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Gerald McCoy Ranked 28th By Fellow Players

June 24th, 2015

McCoy mugThe man who has his mind set on “15+ sacks” this season and believes he “should be able to win” got a huge honor tonight. [read more]

Barber Says Easy; Tillman Says Hard

June 24th, 2015

ronde barber 0505aRemember when Ronde Barber verbally gutted the 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on national radio? Man, that was painful.

During the assault, Barber said the Bucs’ Cover-2 is “the simplest defense possible.” [read more]

Lofty Expectations For Evans

June 24th, 2015
Getting loads of hype.

Getting loads of hype.

Yes, Joe was like a lot of Bucs fans when he learned the Godzilla-like young receiver of the Bucs, Mike Evans, worked out with all-time great Randy Moss. [read more]

Dirk Koetter No. 73

June 24th, 2015
Influential claims theMMQB.

Influential, claims theMMQB.

Yes, in the season when the NFL slumbers, Joe continues to tap away on his laptop. The NFL may take a six-week vacation but Joe does not, even when he is on vacation.

At a trendy hotel in Miami Beach, where guests entering the lobby are overwhelmed with the heavy smell of sunscreen, Joe slaves away. [read more]

Lovie Names Four Key “Weapons,” Includes Louis Murphy

June 24th, 2015

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The Buccaneers head coach sat back relaxed and wasn’t afraid to name names, but he didn’t name everyone. [read more]

Vincent Jackson Aging?

June 24th, 2015
Vincent Jackson is your new "Z" receiver.

Vincent Jackson is your new “Z” receiver.

There is no crueler being than Father Time. Oh, you may feel 25 and your mind tells you that you are 25, but Father Time has a whole different perspective.

Father Time is unforgiving. He gives no quarter. [read more]

What’s In “The Pudding?”

June 24th, 2015

bobby rainey 1106Former NFL offensive lineman Ross Tucker, the guy who is very sour on Bucs rookie left tackle Donovan Smith, was adamant about running back performance on SiriusXM NFL Radio this week. [read more]

Lovie Talks “15-Plus Sacks” For Gerald McCoy

June 24th, 2015

gerald mccoy 0916Gerald McCoy doesn’t like to talk about his individual goals, but Lovie Smith had no problem spilling the beans. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

June 24th, 2015

hooters 2015.0624Start 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.

FOX news anchors need to be careful throwing axes around (but half the babes on that channel could do what they wish with Joe — and Joe would pay a tidy sum for the pleasure). [Twitter]

Joe Paterno beer coming soon to a friendly Pennsylvania burg near you. [Trib Live]

Bob Costas creepily drools over Taylor Swift. What is it with guys pushing 60 lusting over her? OK, Joe gets it, she’s cute. But why are people throwing rose pedals at her feet for shaking down Apple when Metallica tried that years ago and got called out for being a bunch of scumbags? [TheBigLead]

Why Geno Smith is ready to break out (not in hives). [NFL]

San Diego mayor trying to woo Roger Goodell in frantic effort to keep the Chargers. You’ve had how many decades to build a new stadium? [BSPN]

Derek Shelton. Ready… set… go! [RaysIndex]

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Johnson Getting Bumped Out?

June 23rd, 2015
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Getting squeezed out?

One of Joe’s favorites is Leonard Johnson. No, he won’t be Darrelle Revis. But Johnson, the pride of Largo High School, has fought and scratched for everything, whether it be his college degree or his spot in the NFL. [read more]

Very Thick Skin

June 23rd, 2015
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A couple of Jameis Winston’s peers are learning tough lessons

Former Jameis Winston wide receiver and current stud Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin seemed to have a pouting session at minicamp last week before head coach Ron Rivera stepped in.

[read more]

Buccaneers Night Practice Gets Dumped

June 23rd, 2015

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What about the night practice? What about the night practice?

Joe’s inbox is full of fans wondering what’s missing from the 2015 training camp dates and times pumped out today from One Buc Palace. [read more]

Teams That Should Trade For Glennon

June 23rd, 2015
A wanted man?

A wanted man?

For those clinging to the notion Bucs quarterback of the past and quarterback of the future and maybe quarterback of the present Mike Glennon will start Week 1, despite “America’s Quarterback,” Jameis Winston being healthy, Joe has a dose of reality for you: [read more]