The Ghost Of Michael Clayton

August 23rd, 2015
Former Bucs DT Booger McFarland reminded Bucs fans of another receiver who had an outstanding rookie season, and then fell off the map.

Former Bucs DT Booger McFarland reminded fans of a Bucs receiver who had an outstanding rookie season and fell off the map.

Joe just loved the fact Mike Evans, with downright slop for a quarterback, developed into one of the top receivers in the NFL as a rookie.

Joe lays awake at night not only wondering what Evans still can be, but with “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, now throwing to him, just how lethal that combination could be. [read more]

The Development Of ASJ

August 23rd, 2015
Bucs TE ASJ talks about how to improve.

ASJ talks about how to improve.

Bucs fans are startling to grumble over second-year tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

They’ve read about his ability and how he could be the next Tony Gonzalez, so his offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter dropped on Joe some weeks ago. [read more]

Check Out The New Bucs Message Boards!!

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

just-joe-300x265The JoeBucsFan.com message boards are open for business.

The action already is heating up. Remember, you must register to comment. And Joe’s giving away great prizes this month to be drawn at random, including game tickets and jerseys.

Click the link above. And yes, if you’re banned from commenting here, then you’ll be banned there, too.

Mike Evans Wasn’t High On Jameis

August 23rd, 2015

MikeEvans2Based on new information, Joe’s guessing Mike Evans wasn’t one of the Buccaneers texting Jason Licht to draft Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, during the 2014 season. [read more]

Air Jameis

August 23rd, 2015
Watch for Dirk Koetter to unveil a different look to the Bucs' offense

Watch for Dirk Koetter to unveil a different look to the Bucs’ offense

What does Joe expect on Monday night against the Bengals?

Aside from a meaningless game, Joe’s looking for a change in the offense. [read more]

On Edge

August 23rd, 2015
Training camp has not been kind to the Bucs' big edge-rush hope: Jacquies Smith.

Training camp has not been kind to the Bucs’ big edge-rush hope: Jacquies Smith.

Bucs fans’ hope for a legitimate edge pass rush this season largely fell on the shoulders of Jacquies Smith, who emerged from the scrap heap last year with 6 1/2 sacks in about half a season.

But there’s one big problem with that. [read more]

Joe Talks All Things Bucs

August 23rd, 2015
Former Bucs guard Ian Beckles chats with Joe

Former Bucs guard Ian Beckles chats with Joe

On Friday afternoon, Joe made his way to the popular Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620 for a rapid-fire interview. Joe offered perspective from patrolling Bucs practices and the preseason locker room in Minnesota.

Follow the link above, and the action starts about one minute into the audio.

Barbecue Accomplished?

August 23rd, 2015
New Bucs right tackle Gosder Cherilus

New Bucs right tackle Gosder Cherilus

For those just joining this year’s Buccaneers soap opera, there’s a new character in the mix.

He’s Gosder Cherilus, a veteran of 100 regular season starts and two years protecting Andrew Luck. [read more]

Video Highlights: Final Training Camp Practice

August 22nd, 2015

McCoyJoe had all angles covered with his video team live at One Buc Palace this afternoon.

After seeing this, you won’t have missed anything. [read more]

Lovie Calling Plays: So?

August 22nd, 2015
OLB Danny Lansanah discusses Lovie Smith calling defensive plays.

OLB Danny Lansanah discusses Lovie Smith calling defensive plays.

It sure seems like a big deal that Lovie Smith ripped the headset, in a manner of speaking, off the head of defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier.

Lovie did his best today to dodge the question about him calling defensive plays, saying in his entire head coaching career he always had a hand in calling plays. [read more]

Video: Lavonte David Reacts To Lovie Calling Defensive Plays

August 22nd, 2015

[UPDATE: The full interview of Lavonte David discussing Lovie Smith taking over play-calling duties for the defense is now uploaded. — Joe.]

Yes, Lovie Smith is your new Buccaneers defensive playcaller. Joe’s written plenty about it over the past couple of days.

Will it make a difference? Joe asked Lavonte David today. [read more]

Training Camp: Final Day Notes & Observations

August 22nd, 2015

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Updated: 6:59 p.m. – It was an underwear football afternoon– no contact or lower pads — for your Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the final day of training camp at One Buc Palace.

Joe patrolled the sidelines to be your eyes and ears. Here are the highlights: [read more]

“He’s Going To Be A Magnet For Women”

August 22nd, 2015
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A lure for the ladies?

SiriusXM NFL Radio dropped by One Buc Palace as part of its annual Training Camp Tour, when a three-hour show is devoted to just one team. Thursday was the Bucs’ turn.

Co-host and former Bucs defensive tackle Booger McFarland noted that “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, won’t just have to master being an NFL quarterback.

Young Jameis must survive the perils of the mean streets of Tampa. [read more]

Dirk Koetter: Goal For Jameis Was 50% No Huddle

August 22nd, 2015

Jameis ThrowPreseason games are about teams executing scripts and reaching their internal goals, not winning.

Dirk Koetter opened up about the plan for the Bucs’ preseason opener and how things changed. [read more]

Don’t Blame Bruce Carter

August 22nd, 2015
Rookie Kwon Alexander has certainly impressed the Bucs hierarchy.

Rookie Kwon Alexander has certainly impressed the Bucs’ hierarchy.

More than a few Bucs fans immediately scoffed at Bruce Carter when Lovie Smith announced that rookie fourth-round draft pick Kwon Alexander was elevated to the starting gig at middle linebacker.

Naturally, these same fans began mocking Carter as yet another free agent bust. That allegation would be patently inaccurate, said Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht. [read more]

“We’re Trying Hard To Overload Him”

August 22nd, 2015
Dirk Koetter talks about the quest to crack Jameis Winston

Dirk Koetter talks about the quest to crack Jameis Winston

Before training camp, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter told Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com that Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, was being blasted with a massive playbook and already had in his head enough plays to fill 10 regular-season game plans. [read more]

Leonard Johnson > Mike Jenkins

August 22nd, 2015
Can CB Leonard Johnson find a path to the final 53-man roster?

Can CB Leonard Johnson find a path to the final 53-man roster?

It won’t be long before Bucs fans gnaw their fingernails off in anticipation of cuts to the 53-man roster. Who will go and who will stay?

Joe frankly finds this more interesting than preseason games, one of the greatest scams perpetrated on innocent Americans since New Coke. [read more]

“We Better Shore Up That Defense”

August 21st, 2015
Bucs GM Jason Licht's words will have Bucs fans scratching their heads over beers tonight.

Bucs GM Jason Licht’s words will have fans scratching their heads over beers tonight.

Telling words from Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht yesterday on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

The thing is, Joe isn’t exactly sure what those words tell. [read more]