Catch, Don’t Complain

October 4th, 2015
The ability to haul in passes by WR Mike Evans would sure help out the Bucs today.

Mike Evans hauling in passes sure would help out the Bucs today.

On face value, just looking at the box score, Mike Evans had a nice game against Houston last week.

He tied a career high with seven catches, for 101 yards and an average of 14.4 yards a catch.

But those who watched know a bigger truth: Evans had a game he would like to forget. [read more]

Play Against Jon Gruden

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Another great promotion and amazing prizes by Joe’s friends at Original Hooters. Fantasy football like you’ve never played before.


Stopping Greg Olsen

October 4th, 2015
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How Stinking Panthers TE Greg Olsen fares will speak volumes about Lovie Smith’s defense.

When you know a specific player is coming at you and a defense still cannot stop said player, it says something about the players used to defense said weapon, or the defense employed to stop said weapon.

Either way, it all falls back on one man today. That would be Bucs coach Lovie Smith. [read more]

First-Tackle Rust

October 4th, 2015
Mike Evans makes a stunning admission: He forgot what real football was like.

Mike Evans makes a stunning admission: He forgot what real football was like.

So how rusty was Mike Evans last Sunday?

Consider this, he hadn’t been tackled since 2014. The old school NFL players in Joe’s reading audience just crapped their pants. [read more]

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Tremendous deal for Joe’s first golf tournament and Bucs watch party.  

Prizes for first place, second place, last place, closest to the pin, straightest drive, longest putt, plus additional prizes in a ticketed drawing.


Tournament Entry

An email receipt will be provided upon entry, as well as a second receipt within 12 hours detailing tournament-day details. Questions? Email Todd Wright at [email protected]

THE OPTIMIST: Success Is Imminent

October 4th, 2015
Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

In these unsettled times of devastating Bucs losses, constant change and growing pains, Joe thought it would be wise to bring back THE OPTIMIST.

THE OPTIMIST is Nick Houllis, a Bucs fan and an accomplished writer whose steadfast allegiance to the Buccaneers goes back to the 1970s. Houllis is the founder, creator and guru of, a place Joe goes to get lost in time via Houllis’ stunning video collection.

THE OPTIMIST will shine that positive light in your eyes. Some will love it. Some won’t. … Of course, THE OPTIMIST’s opinions are his alone and are not influenced by Joe. [read more]

Lovie Is Not Father Dungy

October 4th, 2015
Much better start than Lovie.

Much better start than Lovie.

Yesterday, Joe brought word that yet another former Bucs great is preaching patience with the continued losing of the Bucs under coach Lovie Smith.

That would be 3-16 Lovie (and counting). [read more]

Donovan Smith: NFL’s 67th Best Tackle?

October 3rd, 2015

DonovanSmithmugThe stat geeks seem to be laughing at the Buccaneers when they break from their spreadsheets and stop pretending they know what they’re grading. [read more]

Alstott Preaches “Process”

October 3rd, 2015
Mike Alstott has words for Bucs fans. They don't sit well with Joe.

Mike Alstott has words for Bucs fans. They don’t sit well with Joe.

Who is ready to sit in the Den of Depression tomorrow and hear the A-train whistle blow again? Joe sure is. Chills.

That whistle, of course, is for Ring of Honor entrant Mike Alstott, who lives in Pinellas County and often counsels Buccaneers fans. [read more]

TV Map For Stinking Panthers-Bucs

October 3rd, 2015

tvYou asked for it, you got it. It’s the TV map for tomorrow’s game between the Stinking Panthers and the Bucs, live from the Den of Depression. [read more]

“I Gotta Stop Being So Passionate”

October 3rd, 2015

mike evans 0517bJoe already shared that Mike Evans thinks Jameis Winston is so on target he might be fooling referees.

But Evans also has other theories when it comes to pass interference calls against him. [read more]

Alterraun Verner: Trust Lovie

October 3rd, 2015
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Despite being benched, CB Alterraun Verner is in Lovie’s corner.

Joe can understand any player, much less a proud guy like Bucs cornerback Alterraun Verner, being totally peeved about being benched and having to bite his tongue in frustration. [read more]

“Hump Game” Double Talk

October 3rd, 2015

lovie 1110bJoe’s unsure what tomorrow’s game means for the underdog Bucs against the Panthers, winners of seven consecutive regular season games, plus a playoff game in between their 2014 finish and their undefeated 2015 start.

For Lovie Smith, a victory, or at least a strong showing, might mean a chance to stop contradicting himself and speaking in clichés. [read more]

Jameis = “Flash”

October 3rd, 2015

flashAround these parts, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston is known as “America’s Quarterback.”

In his hometown of Bessemer, Ala. and college, he is known as “Jaboo.” [read more]

Avoiding The Fetal Position

October 2nd, 2015

fetal position

With the Bucs back in Tampa for a two-game home stand against the Panthers (Sunday) and Jaguars, Joe demands one simple goal be accomplished: win a home game.

Frankly, it’s the only thing that will keep Joe from lying prone in the fetal position, weeping and nursing a bottle of Jack Daniels. [read more]

Kwon “Rookie Of The Week”

October 2nd, 2015
NFL "Rookie of the Week."

NFL “Rookie of the Week.”

For the second time in as many weeks, the Bucs have the NFL’s “Rookie of the Week.”

Last week, it was America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston. [read more]

Josh Norman Is In Mike Evans’ Head

October 2nd, 2015
Mike Evans hopes to avenge his two-catch, 13-yard effort against Carolina in December.

Mike Evans hopes to avenge his two-catch, 13-yard effort against Carolina in December.

The newly crowned NFC Defensive Player of the Month, Panthers cornerback Josh Norman, is a huge trash talker.

And not only did he and Mike Evans get into it last year, but they engaged in an offseason Twitter spat, too. [read more]