April 27th, 2016

Kenny Bell’s hands failed him this afternoon. His hair did not.

Your beloved Buccaneers were back on the practice field today.

Keeping it real, Joe wasn’t focused on typing up detailed practice notes, as Joe usually does. The draft is tomorrow, and all things Bucs are about to change.

Regardless, it was a rather uneventful underwear football afternoon of stretching, drills and 7-on-7 work. There were good plays and bad, and no hitting of any kind. Vincent Jackson continues to look exceptionally sharp.

Brent Grimes got on the highlight reel with an interception of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston. Second-year receiver Kenny Bell’s hands failed him on a hard slant pass, and Grimes was there to pluck the freebie from the air.

This is all pretty meaningless, but Joe knows it will drive the large Kenny Bell fan club wild, so that’s something.


52 Responses to “Interception!”

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    Mike Clayton Evans is rubbing off on the rest of the receivers!

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    Bell will take Glennon’s place for all the excuse people and I am sure the reason bell can’t catch is he never got a fair chance… WR is a huge need. If those two bums in Murphy and Dye make the team the bucs are in a world of hurt… They need to grab a vet for when vjax misses games and a draft pick to groom. I like bell but too much is at stake to count on him.

  3. DoNUTS Says:


    He will not make this team. Sorry I live in NFL reality and dont get caught up with hair.

    His only real chance is if we have 2 or more injuries at WR in preseason. How does he beat out either Murphy or Russell? I just dont see it. I even like Andre Davis -USF- over him.

  4. LordCornelius Says:

    Had some nice plays in TC last year I recall as well. I’ll wait till preseason to judge

  5. DoNUTS Says:


    Murphy is no bum. He got hurt but he is a legit #3 WR. I also highly doubt they will replace a QB with an additional WR that makes zero sense.

    The reason Bell cant catch has nothing to do with fairness rather he has Mike Clayton hands of steel.

  6. DoNUTS Says:

    Go look at Nebraska WR history…only one true great ever from that RB school……Irving Fryar. Bell is no Fryar. Bell is not even in the Huskers top 20 all time.

  7. Architek Says:

    He will definitely have his opportunity when it matters to show his value on the roster.

    Not gonna over react but it’s also underwear football and he’s dropping the Rock and that’s not ideal for a player wanting to increase his roster chances.

    Bucs better draft a guy early on.

  8. DaMayan Says:

    I really don’t see why people have so much belief in Kenny. He has never showed anything in a nfl uniform. But whatever, if he makes the team then all glory to him.

  9. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Man has ME and Clayton effected us!!! I…like most here…believe the jury is out on Bell but he has a lot to prove to make this team.

    But it’s ONE drop!!! Are we really going to make this much out of ONE drop?

    Why yes we are because we beat the draft to death and we need tomorrow night to give us some fresh ideas. We’re all…and that includes the Joes…jonesing for some football!

  10. tmaxcon Says:


    go look at murphy’s career stats and tell me again he is a # 3… he’s a 5 or 6 at best who does not play special teams nor can he stay healthy… there is a reason why he has begun 2 seasons on the couch and only the bucs came calling. that is hardly the resume of a true #3 receiver. do not confuse local feel good stories with talent and quality players.

  11. Tiny Tim Says:

    Calm down people.

  12. Tbbucs3 Says:

    The longer he does nothing for the Bucs organization the more hate will roll in. He doesn’t even seem to be a part of the rookie crew led by Jameis and Donovan Smith.

  13. Pickgrin Says:

    Oh Geez. Bell mishandles one pass and out come the torches and pitchforks. You people are hilarious.

  14. 813bucboi Says:

    @joe…how’s Andre Davis looking?….GO BUCS!!!

  15. Steve Says:

    Mike Evans hands look alright?

  16. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Bum is a strong, derogatory, condescending word!

  17. tmaxcon Says:


    and you are an oversensitive fool… you are lost again…

  18. SCBucsFan Says:

    It’s not so much a fan club as much as we want a likable guy to succeed, especially if he’s on our team. Why you gotta hate?

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    Tiny Tim Says:
    April 27th, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    “Calm down people.”


  20. Buc1987 Says:

    BigHogHaynes …All Lives Matter!

  21. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Where did One Love go to? Did he change his name?

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    LWD…sometimes some fans can only take so much JBF….we’ve seen folks come and go. I’ve only been here 3 years, but I’ve seen peeps come and go then come back again too.

    He might be back.

  23. Scurvy Dogs Says:

    Let me see here, a guy who has never taken a meaningful NFL snap drops a ball while being blanketed by a pro bowl corner…

    YES let’s all grab our torches, lose our minds and riot.

  24. Chromolly Says:

    How the hell is big Murph a bust? Dude you must have Louis Murphy confused with someone else.When healthy louis Murphy is a threat

  25. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    One more day!😀

  26. DB55 Says:

    I bet if you threw an Xbox controller he’d catch that! I’ve been holding my tongue all offseason but when you see the entire 2014 rookie class working out and bonding then you see Kenny playing video games all day you wonder wtf is he doing.

    Somebody coming for yo job Kenny.

  27. k2 Says:

    Although Bell has done anything yet..why not let it play out. He will make it obvious over the season whether he has talent or not. McCoy was hurt the first part of his career, but has played at a pro bowl level and fans still hate him. I just don’t get all the negative stuff…we need bodies in camp. Hopefully, Evans will focus and have a great year. I don’t see the benefit of constantly beating on our best players.

  28. salish_seamonster Says:

    It’s pretty hilarious to see people predicting whether someone makes the team after 2 days of a pre-draft minicamp. Honestly, I’ll trust the coaches. If they thought he didn’t have a chance, he wouldn’t have been stashed on IR all year. Also, there are plenty of reports stating how impressed the Bucs staff is with Kenny Bell and they high hopes for him. And naturally, Joe is the eternal skeptic of anyone drafted after the 3rd round. Doesn’t believe in player development. Didn’t know who Cameron Brate was until he caught a touchdown. Why would Joe highlight a missed catch by Bell in a freaking minicamp? Because he wants to take a sh!t in your Cheerios and he doesn’t like giving players a chance. D!ckBucsFan.

  29. Pawel Says:

    Andre Davis runs in the 4.70s

  30. PAUL BLALOCK Says:

    Humphries will shine in the slot.

  31. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I suspect Bell will get plenty of opportunities to make the team…..I’ll waive judgement until it’s time. To call him a bust already is ridiculous.
    And, as far as this pass is concerned…it’s just one pass, and I didn’t see it….so it may have been too hot for him to handle or just slightly off…..anyone else here actually see it?

    As for ME13…..saw the E60 special on him….quite a story….I’m sure he will end up being a huge success for us.

  32. BigHogHaynes Says:

    @tmaxcon, I’m going to assume you been drinking today,I’d hate to think anything more !!

  33. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “Humphries will shine in the slot.”

    Joe regularly writes off Humphries as a guy that basically should be regulated to the practice squad. He says he’s not a #3 or #4 WR but more like a #5/6 kind of guy or basically a guy that should not see the field much at all outside of injuries.

    I don’t buy that. The guy was a 22 year old undrafted rookie WR lol that wasn’t even given much action till mid season. How can you judge someone so definitively at this point?

    He seems like the kind of guy that could develop as a decent slot dependable 3rd or 4th WR.

    I still want us to draft Vjax’s replacement and we do need depth but I like Humphries potential. Just imagine him in year 2 of the same system with a lot of focus on his route running / cuts.

    He didn’t compete at the combine but his pro day #s aren’t bad at all and most all place within the top 15-20 of the WRs at the 2015 combine

  34. Mike Johnson Says:

    Its Do or Die for Mr. Bell this year. Saferian Jenkins also. Tired of this word..Potential being thrown around with these 2.If you cannot stay healthy, then go to the retirement parture. Perform or..Pack your bags.
    Because we all know the best Ability is..Availability!

  35. scott Says:

    Those detailed practice notes are like crack man ! need more

  36. Brett Says:

    As much as I would love him to be the to go-to speed receiver, I doubt he has a future in the league. Love Kenny Bell as a person.

  37. cmurda Says:

    Hopefully Licht and the Front Office show up tomorrow night unlike Ben Bishop tonight.

  38. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Treadwell’s highlights just got me a lillllll excited!!! Only if we could have scooped up Norman then Spence slips into the 2nd to us after drafting LT. “Captain hindsight here!” Well I guess that’ll never happen so I’ll shut the %#@$ up

  39. Bob in Valrico Says:

    @ dallas buc
    this one is for you,mike evans is no mike Clayton

  40. SB with Jameis Says:

    Yeah Dallas, I think you are going a bit overboard. Mike has had back to back 1000 yard seasons and one of the best Rook campaigns ever. Clayton never had that and had nowhere near the character ME has.

  41. BucscsQcCity Says:

    Jesus Bell was on IR all year long and people are already lynching him?

    Wait at least until the pads comes on

  42. ATrain Says:

    Humphries catches the Ball Period

    Let see some press on him.Joe

  43. Bob in Valrico Says:

    @ SB with Jameis
    you have a bit more tact than I do.

  44. SB with Jameis Says:

    Lol Bob!

  45. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    @LordC and Paul Blaylock

    Agree about Humphries. It’s clear Koetter likes him as well. He’s not the next 1 or 2 receiver…but he has potential as a possession receiver…a role player.

  46. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo lost his excitement if FA when Pablo’s Bucs passed on making a play for Victor Cruz……as for Kenny Bell….Pablo’s Madre taught Pablo many years ago not to put Pablo’s finger in where the light bulb went…..and that’s exactly what Kenny Bell must have done to have that hair. Pablo will give Kenny a free table dance”

  47. SB with Jameis Says:

    This morning I did a mock draft with Fanspeak against the Composite board and I got
    Karl Joseph
    Dieone Jones
    in the first four picks. I would be happy if this happened.

  48. SB with Jameis Says:

    Literal Lol Pablo. Thanks

  49. JonBuc Says:

    Joe likes mock drafts and O’Douls more than he likes “You killed” Kenny Bell.

  50. SB with Jameis Says:

    Noice JonBuc 🙂

  51. Phil Says:

    Is there a reason Kenny Bell, Mike Evans, & Donteea Dye can’t be given the same gloves to wear that Odell Beckham uses? They seem to work pretty well & these guys need help in that department.

  52. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Why do I get the sense that Joe was all to,eager to mention that Bell had a drop. Lol I don’t know what Jose has against Bell but he obviously is not a fan of him. I don’t get it, he’s got the talent and speed to help this team out, especially on the long ball where the bucs have no threat at all so why not root for this guy. Everyone says he hasn’t done anything, we’ll it’s hard to make plays when u get injured in preseason ppl. Him and winston were beginning to buid chemistry before he got injured. Hes got to stop dropping the ball tho. We have enough of that crap already. All I’m saying is give him at least a full preseason before you vouch to have him to “walk the plank.”

    The guy I really want to see make it is Andre Davis from USF. He has the talent to be a good no. 3 and can take over “always injured” Louis Murphy. Maybe we snag a guy like Sterling Shepard in the 2nd as well. There’s rumors swerlling that WR is one of the bucs top needs.