Important Training Camp Note

July 22nd, 2013

The glorious madness of Bucs training camp kicks off Wednesday when players report back to One Buc Palace and the Buccaneers will make loads of coaches and select players available to the media. Then on Thursday, practice begins and the floodgates of 2013 fun open up.

Joe’s just taking second here to remind readers that Joe will be there for all of the madness.

Joe remains committed to delivering you everything and anything Joe finds interesting about the Bucs — from Joe’s many interviews of players, to Greg Schiano’s comments, to local and national views of the Bucs, and everything in between.

You see, Joe literally lives and breathes Bucs football 24/7. Joe does this so you don’t have to.

Joe continues to be grateful to his readers — old and new — for driving to new heights. Traffic on these here pages is up about 30 percent over last summer — stunning, folks — and Joe is invigorated by the endless feedback from fans claiming Joe is their only go-to source for Bucs news and analysis.

Thanks. Joe assures you he is well rested and ready for the season.

35 Responses to “Important Training Camp Note”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Thanks Joe….Joe won’t say it, but its all about patronizing Joe’s advertisers. Use their services & buy their products and tell them that you heard about them on Joe-Buc-Fan.

    As for training camp….thank God, now we can have some real video/reports instead of all the speculation. I realize when nothing is happening, speculation is all we have…but, I for one am ready for some football….even if its practice!!!

  2. Joe Says:

    @Tampabaybucfan – Yes, Joe loves when he get emails from advertisers letting him know they got business from Joe’s newest friends, Dr. Baker at and Keith at are leaders of top-flight businesses.

  3. Kennedy Says:

    I’m in that category of only coming here for Bucs stuff. I figure if it’s not here it’s probably worthless. … Counting the days til I set in my club seat and act like a teenager.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    Tampabaybucfan has some ad experience… WTVT….back when sports was handled by “Salty Sol” Fleichman & Andy Hardy.
    Those were the days with no cable, internet etc. Selling ads was easy then.
    Keep up the good work!!!

  5. Dan Says:

    pumped joe! bring it on! love the insights!

  6. Kaput Says:

    I’ve stopped reading both and because I get everything I need here, one stop shopping a its best.

    Aside from talk radio (maybe and hour and a half a week), joebucsfan is my only source.

    Looks like I’ll be moving to Miami in the next couple of months, and so I will depend on this site more than ever.

  7. SteveK Says:


    Myron Lewis and Cody Grimm?

    Are they making the roster over the likes of Rashaan Melvin and DeVeron Carr?

    May the best 53 fill our roster!

  8. Chris@Apple Says:

    Keep up the great work Joe, and thank you for us finding Attorney Brett Metcalf here!
    He did an awesome job representing my Son, and is going to be in court with me tomorrow, to get my drivers license un suspended!
    I drove on the crosstown, they sent some toll bills I never got, and then the bastards suspended my drivers license for it, and say I own them 800.00 !
    I was told “It is in collections, and there is nothing else to do but pay the past due tickets”.
    So, Brett scheduled a hearing for tomorrow, and we feel confident that once I explain I never got the tickets to the judge, he will lift the suspension.

  9. Charlie B Says:


    Since this is already kind of a meta-topic, I wanted to ask. These ads kill my phone which is the primary way I access the site. You do such a damned fine job that I keep coming back regardless. I would love it if I could just pay you a subscription for an ad-free experience. Have you ever considered that option?

  10. You Go Joe Says:

    Joebucfan has been the my site for bucs info for more than a year! It is one of the best sites for info and also discussion. Though if I may put in my two cent and maybe consider updating the comment sections to a mobile friendly software. It’ll be more convenient for me when I’m away from a PC. (sometimes the submit button doesn’t appear)

    But great news all the time, keep it up joe and i look forward to camp notes and interviews.

  11. Fritz50 Says:

    “You see, Joe literally lives and breathes Bucs football 24/7.”

    And, yet, we have , too…LOL. Not bitchin’ , in reality this is my main site, too, for all news Bucs related. I don’t care if Joe does this 24/7, 12/7, or 1/7, the results are what I crave, daily. Keep up the good work !!!
    And, yes, I’m well aware that Joe is more than one person & there’s no real conflict above. Just having fun wid it.

  12. TrueBlue Says:

    “You see, Joe literally lives and breathes Bucs football 24/7. Joe does this so you don’t have to.”

    I ain’t buying it. I think it’s not to save us the trouble, but because Joe lusts after anything Bucs almost as much as he does a scantly clad Rachel Watson.

  13. Biff Barker Says:

    congrats on the increased traffic on JBF. It’s well deserved given the quality of content.
    (Strenuous objection to Shaun King contributions non withstanding).
    Most readers, like myself, are slamming excessive foamies during off hours, consternating over the state of Bucdom at the CB, RB and DL positions.
    Keep the camp content coming!

  14. Biff Barker Says:

    Ill bet Rachael’s not the only reason Joe laminated his Hooters calendar.

  15. Vic Says:


  16. Joe Says:

    Thanks, Charlie B.

    Joe’s looked at ways to improve things for the small percentage of mobile users, but Joe hasn’t found one that makes sense yet.

  17. Andrew 1 Says:

    woot woot. thank God training camp is here.

  18. Larry Says:

    This Michigan Buc’s fan depends on Joe and his morning Hooters fix!
    I do patronize Hooters here, should I offer credit to Joebucsfan?

  19. Eric Says:

    There are other outlets for bucs coverage?

    Not in my book.

    Where else can you get this kind of entertainment when we are eliminated from playoff contention by week seven or so?

  20. Dan Says:

    mobile users, get a rss reader ap for your smartphone 🙂

  21. MegaDaveUK Says:

    Awesome, appreciated from the UK

  22. MegaDaveUK Says:

    @Charlie B – what phone and browser do you use?
    If android, use Mozilla – i use JBF everyday on my SGS2 and i never have popups. Saying that, I don’t get popups on my laptop Mozilla either.

  23. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    Does JoeBucsFan have the same press credentials, and get the same access as the major media? If not, maybe Joe could apply somehow now that his web site gets more hits than TBT sports page. Maybe you could get a couple of your regular retired bloggers to donate their time to help get your own original stories, angles and perspectives during camp and the preseason. I for one will be attending several fan practices and would be intrigued to donate my time getting exclusives for Joe. Just lend me a recorder and get me access and I’ll write you some stories.

  24. Joe Says:

    Thanks for the kind words guys. Much appreciated.

  25. Joe Says:


    Joe is fully accredited by both the Bucs and the NFL.

  26. BucDan Says:


    You are ‘A-Okay’ in my book. As others have said, your site is always up-to-date with the latest Bucs news. I really enjoy the ease of navigation. Trying to skim for a interesting story on is a nightmare!!! So much clutter! I come to your site and I know where all of the information is. Old and new. Sometimes simple is best.

    I also want to emphasize that the main reason that I enjoy your Buccaneer site/insight, is that you ALWAYS interact with the fans. Communication is key in all relationships and keeping an open line with us for feedback, suggestions and just straight football talk always keeps me coming back for more.

  27. Yeah It's me! Says:

    Thanks Joe for all you do. Ive been coming to your site for 3 or 4 years and it just keeps getting better.Very close to being my favorite Buc site which you were’nt even close in past years. My favorite thing about JBF site is you constantly post new articles all day long most days. I find myself checking up to 5 or 6 times a day just to see what’s new.Keep up the great work!

  28. Yeah It's me! Says:

    So excited to have TC to start! Go Bucs!!! Stay Healthy!

  29. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    That’s great. Maybe you could use my time? I know I have to probably go through some sort of vetting and approval process, but if Joe will have my help, then I’m more than happy to do what’s needed.

  30. Bucs4821 Says:

    Thanks Joe, for everything you do. This is my #1, go-to source for all things Bucs. I tell everyone I meet about this site. Looking forward to JBF on radio! (Yes, I remembered the mention of a weekly radio show on an appearance a few weeks back!) 🙂

  31. Joe Says:


    First, thanks so much for the kind words. Much appreciated.

    Second, the layout of the site was not an accident when the site was first developed. Joe wanted ease of reading and ease of navigation, while at the same time provide advertisers good product placement.

    Interactivity is also critical in a successful site. Some call this “audience engagement.”

  32. Chef Paul Says:

    I wrote a semi lengthy very well writtin Thank you to you, but then it said error go back. i cant rewrite the flash of brilliance i had a moment ago. So just accept my thank you for being the best darn buc site out there

  33. gracelivin Says:

    Yeah Joe, this is by far my #1 site, not just for Bucs news but on the net. This and are my homepages, but always go here first. Faith in my God, Love for my family, and Buccaneers football make me a happy man. Thanks for you great work on all things Bucs. NO other football site on the net compares to JBF!

  34. BigMacAttack Says:

    Joe, I can’t believe you just called me old.

    I only go here, Bucs site, and NFL occasionally.

    When you say you do all of the work for us, you nailed it. So true and much appreciated.

    Really ready for the season to start and I always get super busy this time of the year. If I could I would retire from August thru January every year.

  35. Joe Says:

    Thanks again for all the kind words guys.