Stoking The Rumor Mill

January 19th, 2020

Fire to the smoke?

A man who has a direct pipeline to a heavy-hitter Bucs shot-caller threw out another interesting item yesterday. [read more]

Marching To The Hall

January 18th, 2020

Another step towards Canton.

As Bucs fans eat TUMS trying to figure out why John Lynch, Rondé Barber and Simeon Rice cannot get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, consider a current player who is putting up Hall of Fame numbers. [read more]

Look Elsewhere

January 18th, 2020

A good way to judge what a team may do in the draft is what happens in free agency. And if that is the case, an writer knows what the Bucs should do this offseason. [read more]

Derrick Brooks Dives Into “Hero-Ball,” The AFC Championship Matchup & More

January 18th, 2020

So, so much really good stuff in here from Bucs legend Derrick Brooks.

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“Here’s The Problem As [The Bucs] Pointed Out To Me”

January 18th, 2020

A longtime NFL insider spoke about chats this week he had with Bucs officials. [read more]

Scratch One Off The List

January 18th, 2020

Forget him… this year.

No matter what the Bucs say publicly, this team needs a rushing attack. Hell, Stevie Wonder can see it. [read more]

Ira Talks Different Bucs QB Approaches, JPP Fear, Baltimore Cabbies, Championship Weekend Picks, Two Shrine Game Players To Watch, Draft Evaluation & Development & More

January 17th, 2020

Back at the Bill Currie Ford showroom, The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports is very feisty in the latest Ira Kaufman Podcast, always a must-listen for Bucs fans presented by Bill Currie Ford. A special guest joins Ira and the Bucs chatter flows. Many thanks to Big Storm Brewing Co. local producers of the very best beers around. And our love to Pin Chasers, home to the best bowling, food and fun!

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January 17th, 2020

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January 17th, 2020

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The rest of the NFC South is backing up to the Buccaneers.

Tampa Bay went 2-4 in the division during the first year of the Bruce Arians era, but there are tangible reasons to believe the Bucs are the team on the rise in this group — particularly if Jameis Winston remains under center and fixes his turnover issues. [read more]

Georgia Bulldogs Hire Todd Monken

January 17th, 2020

Bound for Athens.

A former Bucs assistant is heading back to the SEC.

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Surprising Gay Numbers

January 17th, 2020

In Bucs record book.

Right around Thanksgiving, Joe had a hunch the Bucs kickers problems were solved. [read more]

Package Deal

January 17th, 2020

The PFF tribe has spoken.

How important is Jason Pierre-Paul to the Bucs? Let’s take a gander. [read more]

“He’s Solid Now”

January 17th, 2020

It took about 4 1/2 seasons, according to a man who’s been studying Donovan Smith since he arrived in Tampa in 2015. [read more]

Running Off A Good Player

January 17th, 2020


Joe just doesn’t get it. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe

January 17th, 2020

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]

Record-Setter Or A Salary Dump?

January 17th, 2020

Important offseason.

Cam Brate has come a long way. [read more]

How Much Really Separates The Bucs From The NFL’s Final Four? Early Retirements, Football Recklessness & More On The Free Stretch!

January 16th, 2020

It’s a Championship Week edition of The Free Stretch podcast with plenty of Bucs chatter, as always. Bobby Fenton is all over it and the podcast is presented by Bill Currie Ford, home of the nationwide lifetime warranty on new and used vehicles. Enjoy! Follow Bobby on Twitter, @bobbygameday.

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For 2+ years, The Free Stretch has been right here at after being heard on several radio stations dating back to 2006. Bobby also hosted a national show on Sporting News Radio. [read more]

Rusty Tight Ends

January 16th, 2020

Details passing game.

Toward the end of the season, the Bucs’ receivers corps was so shattered by injuries, Tampa Bay was pulling dudes off the street to catch passes. [read more]

The Bucs And Bryan Bulaga

January 16th, 2020

Would the Bucs dare swap their 34-year-old right tackle for a much younger model who has played more games? [read more]

Hustling Lavonte David

January 16th, 2020

Warrior. (Photo courtesy of

This is all you need to know about Lavonte David. [read more]

The Redskins, Dolphins And Jason Pierre-Paul

January 16th, 2020

Joe is disturbed by various happenings around the NFL as we sit just two months and two days from the ringing of the 2020 free agency dinner bell. [read more]