ConteHate Goes National

May 14th, 2018

NFL.com joins the haters.

In what Joe thought was perhaps a local phenomenon or maybe a two-city sensation but it is now official:

ConteHate is now a national thing. [read more]

Coordinators And Horrid Defenses

May 14th, 2018

“Don’t worry, Mike. Monte Kiffin didn’t always have the magic touch either.”

Sometimes, if it catches Joe’s eye, Joe will highlight insightful takes from loyal readers in the comments section. [read more]

About Ronald Jones And Catching

May 14th, 2018

Pass-catching abilities studied.

No, Bucs second round pick running back Ronald Jones didn’t catch the ball much. Partially because he wasn’t thrown the ball much. [read more]

PODCAST: Bringing Bucs Fans Together

May 14th, 2018

It’s time to unite in a way that was even stronger than last year during the exciting buildup to a disappointing Bucs season. The Commish, Justin Pawlowski, (@CommishOnline) is re-energized today leading the Stick Carriers as the voice of Bucs Uncensored. Plenty of football and fan chatter from across the globe on today’s episode. Be part of the action! Just email a 90-second-or-less audio blast to [email protected] Listen above or subscribe on iTunes right here, or at Podbean.com. Justin’s work is not influenced by JoeBucsFan.com. Joe just thinks it’s very, very special. **CAUTION: some R-RATED language!** 

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Stewart Didn’t Look Slow

May 14th, 2018

Bucs DB M.J. Stewart, the No. 53 overall pick in the draft,  hauls in a pass in drills during rookie minicamp. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.)

When the Bucs selected rookie defensive back M.J. Stewart out of North Carolina, a knock on him was that he isn’t overly quick. [read more]

More Gamesmanship By Jason Licht

May 13th, 2018

Genes matter

Joe already wrote about how Dirk Koetter implied yesterday that rookie third-round pick guard/tackle Alex Cappa was some sort of national pigskin secret, even though Cappa was invited to the Senior Bowl.

It was rather comical.  [read more]

Running Back Toughness = Safety Toughness?

May 13th, 2018

College and NFL players are often reminded that everything is on film and scrutinized, including practice, so 100 percent effort when the ball is snapped is in the best interest of their careers. [read more]

Payton Says Kamara Won’t Carry The Load

May 13th, 2018

Sean Peyton says he has no plans for radical change against the Bucs.

In 119 days, the Bucs will kick off the 2018 season against a Saints team missing its top running back.

(No, it’s never too early to talk opening day.) [read more]

Violent Is The Word For Cappa

May 13th, 2018

Tone setter. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

The guy Mike Mayock compared to a bouncer has no plans to change his mentality. [read more]

Learning To Play With A Cushion

May 13th, 2018

Adjusting.

Another example showing the snuggle soft cornerback coverage won’t disappear from Mike Smith’s toolbox any time soon. [read more]

No Espionage With Cappa

May 13th, 2018

Though very early, OL Alex Cappa looks to be an OK prospect. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.)

If this were, say, 1967 and not 2018, it would be a fantastic story that would be a documentary produced by NFL Films. [read more]

CBs Cushions Not Dead Yet

May 12th, 2018
Carlton Davis

Major props from Bucs coach. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

Some Bucs fans may have read too much between the lines. [read more]

Bridgewater Hoping To Make History

May 12th, 2018

Hoping to catch on. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.)

If you didn’t know the man behind the number, the first tipoff No. 84 in Bucs rookie minicamp is from LSU is the gloves. [read more]

Undrafted RB Impressing

May 12th, 2018

Sleeper?

Yeah, the odds are long but it doesn’t mean they are impossible. [read more]

Much Bigger Fish To Fry

May 12th, 2018

Joe can understand if some rookies get caught up in the moment. [read more]

A Glimmer Of Hope

May 12th, 2018

Bucs RB Ronald Jones. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

If Joe can take Bucs coach Dirk Koetter’s words literally, then Ronald Jones won’t be held back if he is running effectively. [read more]

More Insight On Buckner

May 12th, 2018

Bucs DT Vita Vea, right, listens to DL coach Brenston Buckner during Friday’s rookie minicamp practice. (Photo courtesy Buccaneers.com)

Joe can already tell new Bucs defensive line coach is a fan favorite. [read more]

“Like Validation For Me That I Do Have What It Takes”

May 11th, 2018

General manager Jason Licht has not been shy about saying the desired prototype Buccaneer is second-year wide receiver Chris Godwin. [read more]