No Nicks News Is Promising

September 2nd, 2013

Joe was very pleased yesterday to learn that Carl Nicks wasn’t designated to open the 2013 season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. That would have meant the All-Pro guard would have been shelved until Week 7, missing six games.

That gave Joe a lot of hope that Nicks would be recovered sooner rather than later from the MRSA infection in his foot and ready to roll after rehabilitating as best he can from his offseason toe/foot surgery.

If Nicks was in bad shape, then the Bucs surely would have preferred having the roster spot placing him on the PUP list would have opened, versus letting Nicks be an oversized cheerleader for a month or so.

Today at One Buc Palace, Greg Schiano didn’t rule out Nicks playing Sunday against the Jets in the season opener.

Joe would be stunned if that happened, but the mere fact that it’s possible if very encouraging.

Nicks and Davin Joseph on the field together would be a beautiful site for Bucs fans.

55 Responses to “No Nicks News Is Promising”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    “Toe On The Line”!!!

  2. Sutts227 Says:

    Buccaneer fans are hard to come by where i’m from. This will be just my second time seeing the BUCS actually play but I am huge fan. Seeing Nicks and Joseph on the field would be great but they may not need to rush him back. I’m very confident in how this team has been built and I think Tampa is about to shock the world. Can’t wait for week 1. See ya East Rutherfod.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    Welcome…a breath of positive fresh air amongst a bunch of whining, complaining negative malcontents that have virtually nothing positive to say about “their” team.
    Hidden under the guise of constructive criticizm…they (probably redneck Panther fans) bash all things Bucs.
    At least those of us are enjoying the obvious upgrades in personnel and are looking forward with enthusiasm to the game.
    Somehow, I think they hope we lose just so they will be proven right. That, is not a fan.

  4. Buc1987 Says:

    I said it already and I’ll say it again. Nicks will be in the lineup by week 2. Where are all those fools that said he was done for the season? Yes I have their comments saved, so if they want to drop in here and run their mouths about it. Feel free whenever your ready.

  5. Walter Says:


    I don’t think anybody wants us to lose to the Jets, that’d be embarrassing.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Walter

    I think a fan with BucFansSuck as a moniker probably isn’t rooting for us.
    I am just making the point that the negativity is almost overwhelming

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @Buc 1987

    Welcome back….missed you yesterday….had to hold he fort down without you.
    We’ve got a poster with the moniker BucFansSuck….what the hell is that?

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Tampabaybucfan …lol I was contemplating a 3 day rest period from posting. I lasted 1 day. As for this guy BucFansSuck. It’s probably an actual optimistic fan that was in here before and got tired of all the negative comments about the team. So they made up a new name to prove a point to the negative fans.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We might as well sit Nicks…we have to sit 6 anyway.

    Here is my prediction on the 6

    Michael James, Carl Nicks, Rashaan Melvin, Chris Jones, Russell Shepard, Dan Orlovsky

    This could change if one of the other players has a slight injury….(Don’t know the status of Lorig)

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Oops, forgot about Crabtree

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    As far as it being me. I don’t need to make up a fictitious name to prove my point. I whined about them fans all summer long. I did not whine about the team or the decisions that they made, because I can’t control what they are doing. I might complain about certain things during the REGULAR season though. It’s only natural.

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Buc 1987

    I don’t think so (BucFansSuck) because he was far more negative than anyone else….if you want to read some of his posts…look under “Wright was a surprise” article

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh I’m not saying Nicks will start or anything. Although he might by week 2. I’m saying he will play part time by week 2.

  14. tonytwocents Says:


    one guy (bucsfansuck), and he’s a saints fan, not carolina or atlanta. but who cares?? you cant let these 12 year old trolls get to you. fu(k em.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @Buc 1987

    Its fine to complain on occaision…that’s natural….we want to win and we all have our opinions on how to accomplish that….what I am talking about is like Buc Realist…..every post he seems to take the opportunity to bash Dominick….it is getting tiresome and boring. Here is is post of the Revis article “Ferocity”
    “If Revis is EF Hutton, does that mean that Dominick is Lehman Bros???”

    Now that is really lame.

    And, by the way, I’m not one of those who calls Buc Realist a total moron & an idiot. I actually pity him.

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    Here are his posts which indicated to me that he has been in here all summer long. The NOLA thing is a smokscreen. Most of it was attacking Couch Fan. Probably Buc’n Junkie or something. Him and Couch Fan would get into battles left and right.

    ^^^Nothing worse than be scolded by a guy who spent all summer hating on Freeman. Nobody gives a rats arse what you think. Go back to drinking your prune juice Mr. High and Mighty

    That’s only if Big Bird’s longneck is somehow fitted with a Hans Device so he doesn’t suffer a broken neck or whiplash when he ‘s sacked by a blitzing player. You’re the idiot.

    your azz sucks buttermilk, you think you’re smart but you come across as a pretentious fool. A smartazz and ringleader for every thing wrong with JBF. A crappy fan.

    NOLA will kick yalls azz both times, whiners

  17. tonytwocents Says:


    again, who cares?? dude, how old are you? you obviously let those guys in your head… playing right into their hands…

    fu(ck the realist, fu(k couch fan, and fu(k the Glennon Mob, fu(k em all!

  18. Couch Fan Says:

    Lol, the buttermilk thing cracked me up

  19. tonytwocents Says:

    Im starting to spend waaay too much time on these threads. time to get some sun. 6 days!!!

  20. tonytwocents Says:

    ^^ speakin of the motherfu(kin devil.

  21. Couch Fan Says:

    fu(k you to since were doing all this fu(king! Feel better now big guy? Lol

  22. Couch Fan Says:

    Seriously though Freeman is the only negative thing I talk about. Everything else about this team has me excited.

  23. tonytwocents Says:

    much… now get back to Glennon’s d!ck. dont leave him hangin.

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    tonytwocents…I just spit my nicotine gum out right at my monitor with that.

    tonytwocents Says:

    September 2nd, 2013 at 1:11 pm
    ^^ speakin of the motherfu(kin devil.

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    It’s a true test of will power. Trying to quit smoking, reading and posting on comments on jbf.

  26. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ tonytwocents

    I’m old enough that nothing gets to me. Was a season ticket holder in 1976. I know what it is like to go through tough times.
    I feel somewhat sorry for these guys. The true fan experience is a wonderful thing….I get up for every season and this year is no different. I am hopeful until the season is lost and then I start thinking about next year’s draft picks.
    The only thing that gets to me at my age is the ticking of the clock.

  27. tonytwocents Says:

    ’87… stick with it. I was a smoker for 15 years, and after a month of nicorette, I havent smoked since Feb 17 2012.

  28. Couch Fan Says:

    Aww I see I have somehow hurt tonys feelings by not sharing in his man love for Free.. lmao

  29. tonytwocents Says:

    @Tampabaybucsfan, I hear ya. Lets just be excited knowing that at this moment, the gameplan is underway.

  30. tonytwocents Says:

    @Couch, that was weak. and what did I say???! get back on Glennons d!ck! get boy! get!

  31. Couch Fan Says:

    I forgive you for your childish antics. And I am deeply sorry my opinion about Freeman offends you. And furthermore I am even more sorry that I will continue to give you my opinion however I see fit. So suck it up butter cup because im not going anywhere. Bwahahaha.

  32. tonytwocents Says:

    “Bwahahaha”?? and on that note…I’m out.

  33. Buc1987 Says:

    Off topic : Article in Times sports page talks about all the dropped passes. Then the interview Ogletree about it. Of all people to interview, they talk to him the guy that kept dropping balls all preseason long.

    “You have to look the ball all the way in.” says Ogletree

    Said Ogletree : ” don’t know anything that hurts a reciever more than dropped passes.”

    The reporter should have then asked him, so why did you drop so many then?

  34. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Couch

    “suck buttermilk”…..”butter cup”…….you a dairy farmer?

  35. Couch Fan Says:

    No but I am fond of dairy products if that means anything? See you later Tony. Good talking to you again buddy.

  36. Sharon Says:

    Nicks won’t play 2 full games this year. He’s already retired.

  37. Pete 422 Says:

    I agree with Buc1987 that Nicks will be eased back into the starting lineup. It looks like either Carimi or Larson will play LG during this process.

  38. lightningbuc Says:

    What grown adult would admit ADMIT to copy and pasting a bunch of posts about a GAME – not about US economics, or the Syria conflict, or unemployment – contrary to his opinion only so he can reach into the archive to quell those posters if something different than what they said happens? Especially when this person said they were going away for good after trashing JBF, only to come back the next day. If only my mom would allow me to live in her basement like his obviously does.

  39. Couch Fan Says:


    You forgot come back the next day and act as if it never happened while declaring he’s gonna hold everyone else accountable for what they’ve said.

    Also kind of odd that someone’s first response was to defend himself before anyone even accused him of anything…. just sayin.

  40. PRBucFan Says:

    I’m pretty sure it was someone who was not a fan that just came in to troll, not uncommon lol.

  41. PRBucFan Says:

    Other fans do spend lot’s of time on boards reading and trolling, so him knowing a good bit of what’s gone on wouldn’t come as much of a surprise either.

    Than there’s also a HIGH probability that it’s a dual poster trying to make a point.

    Not insinuating you btw.

  42. Buc1987 Says:

    Sharon Says:
    September 2nd, 2013 at 1:42 pm
    Nicks won’t play 2 full games this year. He’s already retired.

    This coming from the same person that said this?

    Sharon Says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 1:07 pm
    19 more days……..
    Till Glennon takes over! Go Tampa!

  43. Buc1987 Says:

    lightningbuc …what kind of adult would do such things.?The kind of adult that has learned from past experience that atleast 50% of Buc fans are dumb as a box of rocks when they post stupid sh!t.

    You can keep going on and on about me saying I was leaving. Doesn’t bother me. PLEASE post my comments about what I said and how I said it. Just to put everything into perspective once again.

  44. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh wait I’ll help you out here we go right here.

    lightningbuc Says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Since Buc1987 likes to copy and paste what others have posted in the past, I decided to do the same:

    Buc1987 Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 11:12 am
    Why I will no longer blog with you so-called Buc fans anymore.
    Last night I went around and checked out blogs from other teams sites. Just to compare their fans to ours.
    I went by their records last year so I picked 4 teams that had pretty dismal records in 2012.
    I wanted to check how pissed off they were at their team, their GM’s or certain players.
    Raiders 4-12 – A little complaining mostly back and forth to eachother not much bad stuff said about the team at all.
    Eagles 4-12 – Very very little complaining at all.
    The Jaguars 2-14 – None at all. A little worry over Gabbert, but virtually no complaining at all.
    The Lions 4-12- Just as bad as you people are in here. Mostly complaining about Schwartz though, not much else.
    Now not to direct you off of this WONDERFUL site, but if you get a chance google a few of them sometime.
    So maybe you can see just how ridiculous some of you are towards MY Bucs. Some of you are not only ridiculous, but make me disgusted that you call yourselves fans. I think the REAL fans know who I’m talking about. I’m not going to single anyone out, they do a good job of it all by themselves. Just google some of those other teams and compare like I did, it’s a real eye opener.
    I was so glad when I found JBF. Now I wish I never found it. You so-called fans have opened my eyes to something I wish I never knew. Oh how bad I’d love to call out the names of like 9 of you that don’t deserve this team. It’s okay though as I probably will never see ANY of you attend a game anyways, unless the team goes 10-6 or 11-5 someday. I’m typing all this as reminder to the REAL fans that are still here. Look out for these people, these people they are not hard to find. Don’t let them bring you down on OUR team. Peace out and Junkie I look forward to tailgating with ya, a REAL fan.

    And then my response.

    Buc1987 Says:
    August 30th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    lightningbuc…all that is irrelevant isn’t it? Because I’m still here. I am glad you reposted it though. It gives me a great perspective as to why I’m still here, because this site is filled with so many negative thinking fans. Someone has to counter all the BS thinking that goes on within these negative simple minds on this site.

    BTW simple minds = dumb as a box of rocks.

  45. lightningbuc Says:

    So in other words, you are going to hold everyone to their posts, but not yourself! You can have your cake, and eat it too.

  46. Couch Fan Says:

    Exactly… sometimes I just sit back and read this man’s posts and think to myself “He must be related to Arnie Grape”

    In all that you just said… all you really said its ok for you to ignore what you have said but everyone else should absolutely be held accountable.

  47. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh no if I’m wrong when I say Freeman is going to play lights out this season. Or If I’m wrong when I say the Bucs will win the South Division this season. I’ll be the 1st one calling myself an idiot on these threads.

    Classic example of a dumb Buc fan. I was at last Thursday’s game. Some Buc fan behind me says to his friend. The Bucs should pick up Tebow. I turned around and said, why do you say that? He’s said if they got Tebow atleast the blackouts would end and I wouldn’t have to come out here and sit in this heat anymore. I said, why because of all the Gator fans? He said yup. I just shook my head, turned back around and watched the game.

    So last night I was looking around PR’s site. I don’t go there much so I decided to just look around and read some comments. I’ll tell you one thing that place is filled with morons. I mean oozing out the side and over the top with morons. It makes some of the posters on here look like Einsteins.

  48. Buc1987 Says:

    Buc1987 Says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I think it’s folly for Joe to expect to see Nicks by weeks 5 or 6.

    lightningbuc Says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    The world must be ending, because I agree with you here. Nicks isn’t seeing a football field for a long while

    Buc1987 Says:
    August 28th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    lightningbuc…no actually you don’t agree with me. I expect to see Nicks by week 2.

    ^^^^ Oh look your already wrong about not seeing Nicks for a long while. While I predicted we see him by week 2 on August 28th.

    Wait we might have to wait until week 2, but going by Joe’s article your on the path to being wrong already.

  49. Buc1987 Says:

    Negative simple minds!

  50. lightningbuc Says:


    Did I say that about Nicks? i didn’t really mean it, unless it becomes fact. I’m sure you, more than anyone, can understand we don’t always mean what we post. I’m outta here. No, not really. Well, maybe I am. I’ll let you know tomorrow…if I’m back.

  51. Buc1987 Says:

    lightningbuc…Just admit you were wrong. Is it that hard for you to do? I mean hey it’s not going to be the 1st time you’ll be wrong. YES you did say that. Like you said you can find it in the archives right. You can continue to use the “you said you were leaving the site” excuse if you like. Looks like your going to be stuck with me all season long though doesn’t it. Enjoy!

  52. Buc1987 Says:

    Couch Fan says in August about me:

    “Question is what happens if all that “negative crap” as you like to call it comes true? Are you still going be here running your fat mouth calling people idiots?”

    “Wait, no no. What am I talking about. Your always right when it comes to the BUCS! LMAO”

    Yes I am and you better get used to it sunshine!

  53. Sharon Says:

    So much 87 ownage LOL

  54. Couch Fan Says:

    we shall see!

  55. Buc1987 Says:

    LOL Sharon if you think you like this you should see me if the Bucs beat the Saints on Sept 15th. I’m going to be merciless on Saints fans. Hope I don’t get punched in the mouth. I’ve had a lot of dental work done.