Numbers Guy Picks Bad Bucs Numbers

May 19th, 2019

There are word guys and there are numbers guys. Rarely are people both. [read more]

“That Won’t Be Touched For A Long Time”

May 18th, 2019

Crazy expectations

One of Joe’s offseason goals is to watch Colts games to study how 2018 rookie All-Pro Darius Leonard took over the NFL from the linebacker position. [read more]

Alarming Stats

May 18th, 2019

Wasn’t enough.

There is one area of the Bucs the team really hasn’t addressed or upgraded. It’s one of the puzzles that has Joe scratching his head this offseason. [read more]

“Restructure Is Coming To Some Degree”

May 18th, 2019

A certified cap guru weighs in on an option for Bucs GM Jason Licht (above)


The Bucs appear to have less than $250,000 in cap space right now.

Think about that. About the only thing $250,000 will buy you in the NFL is a second chance with Roberto Aguayo. [read more]

Training Camp 2016 Kicked Off & Joe Joined The Big Dog, Steve Duemig

May 18th, 2019

Man, Joe had so, so many great memories with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, the great Steve Duemig, The Big Dog, who passed away Thursday.

Joe dove into the Spreaker archives last night for a taste of the JoeBucsFan Hour that Joe had with Duemig on WDAE from 2013-2017. Duemig gave Joe a lot of latitude to take over Duemig’s top-rated show and to challenge him, which is really what made the weekly, 5 p.m. segment unique.

Nobody came after Duemig on the air without getting smacked down or booted. But for some reason, Duemig let Joe keep it real — always.

A July 2016 episode is below:

Listen to “JoeBucsFan 7-28” on Spreaker.

Guessing Bucs’ Next Move

May 18th, 2019

“Don’t worry Jason, I’ll be happy to share my notes with you on how to build a pass rush.”

A former head honcho of the Bucs has a prediction. [read more]

A Year To Improve

May 18th, 2019

No immediate expectations.

With a defense that, on paper, appears to be nearly as bad of a nightmare as it was under Mike Smith, one national writer believes Bucco Bruce Arians has a year to skate. [read more]

Inside OTA Day 3

May 17th, 2019

O.J. Howard

Yes, your beloved Buccaneers were on the practice field for the third time this week! [read more]

Prove-it Time Tier

May 17th, 2019


So how tight are the Bucs wedded to America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston? [read more]

“Big, Big Emotional Leader On Our Team”

May 17th, 2019

How should one measure the loss of Jason Pierre-Paul?

Today a Buccaneer weighed in as he gave back today at One Buc Palace, helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation & Glazer Family Foundation as they welcomed roughly 600 kids for a “Field Day.” [read more]

Dotson Eager For September

May 17th, 2019

Spring the season of talk.

Sure, Bucs players may have a spring in their step this spring because it’s a new year, new hopes and new coaches. [read more]

Bruce Arians And The Jets

May 17th, 2019

Fascinating claim.

Wild story out of New York that doesn’t seem possible. [read more]

Ira Kaufman Podcast News

May 17th, 2019

In light of yesterday’s passing of The Big Dog, local sports radio legend Steve Duemig, a family member, Joe has delayed the release of the Ira Kaufman Podcast. Do not fear. There will no missed episode. And next week will feature a couple of special editions.

For now, you can pass the time shopping great Memorial Day offers online at Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa and Ed Morse Cadillac Brandon.

Is The Offense Better?

May 17th, 2019

Offensive analysis.

Bucco Bruce Arians likes to boast he’s never had the kind of weapons he now has as he prepares for his first season as Bucs coach. [read more]

“The Missing Piece”

May 17th, 2019

Bucs fans shouldn’t fret about a pass rush this fall, despite the very real possibility that both Jason Pierre-Paul and Gerald McCoy may not be on the Bucs’ active roster. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe

May 17th, 2019

Welcome to your Morning Cup of Joe, an eye-opener to help Joe’s readers ease into their busy workday with a few football links, wacky news and a pleasant distraction. [read more]

Key Data On The Week 2 Thursday Night Football Matchup

May 17th, 2019


The Bucs go to Carolina to face the Panthers on Thursday Night Football in Week 2, the eighth time TNF will be held during Week 2. If the Bucs want to win, all they have to do is see what the last seven winners have done. [read more]