Kwon Wants “Hard Knocks”

April 7th, 2017

Joins growing voices.

The handful of Bucs fans who are heavily afflicted with ADD and have the attention span of a housefly won’t like this.

You know the type. “Distractions… distractions… DISTRACTIONS!!!” Everything is a distraction to these folks. The paint color on the wall, the way the toilet paper rolls inward and not outward, the way the mailman places the letters in the mailbox unnerves them so.

No matter how much Joe types that this nonsense of distractions is overblown in the NFL, no matter how Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht says it, no matter how winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter explains it, these people refuse to neither listen nor understand, likely because a pin dropping on the carpet freaks them out.

Well, the following should send these same folks racing to their psychologist. Bucs nails-eating middle linebacker Kwon Alexander wants “Hard Knocks” to feature the Bucs.

That’s what the Jameis of the Bucs defense Twittered today for all the world to read.

@Showtime17Kwon: I think we need Hard Knocks !

Yes, Joe stands corrected here. Alexander doesn’t want “Hard Knocks.” He said the Bucs need “Hard Knocks.”

What say you, you folks who need to eat a bottle of Ritalin daily?

52 Responses to “Kwon Wants “Hard Knocks””

  1. Eric Says:

    At this point, I’m expecting it and am excited about it. I anticipate the news that it’s us will be released early next week.

  2. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I agree with Eric!!

    And why did Kwon delete the tweet!?

  3. Lord Cornelius Says:

    More entertainment for me I figure lol I’d love that sh1t.

    I thought most teams sucked the season they were on Hard Knocks but was actually feeling better after looking it up.

    01 Ravens 10-6 (after winning 2000 super bowl)
    02 Cowboys 5-11 (5-11 the year prior)
    07 Chiefs 4-12 (9-7 prior year)
    08 Cowboys 9-7 (13-3 prior year)
    09 Bengals 10-6 (4-11-1 prior year)
    10 Jets 11-5 (9-7 prior year)
    12 Dolphins 7-9 (6-10 prior year)
    13 Bengals 11-5 (10-6 prior year)
    14 Falcons 6-10 (4-12 prior year. Mike Smith fired)
    15 Texans 9-7 (9-7 prior)
    16 Rams LOL @ Jeff Fisher “That’s some 7-9 sh1t right there!”

  4. Eric Says:

    Yep I researched that too Lord. I found out that every team has a 37.5% (12 of 32) chance of making the playoffs. Hard Knock teams have a 40% chance of making the playoffs since 4 of the 10 have made it that season.

    That means there is a slightly better chance than the average team to make the playoffs. Consider the fact you’re only eligible for Hard Knocks if you didn’t make the playoffs the year before and it’s even more promising.

  5. NJBucsFan Says:

    it will be entertainment!

    Kwon will be a household name nationwide

  6. 813bucboi Says:

    maybe he’s wants it because it will help motivate certain players…maybe to keep them focus….maybe to let the world know the bucs are coming….if the leader of our defense wants it, SIGN ME UP….GO BUCS!!!!

  7. Atlbuc28 Says:

    ADD fans could care less if the toilet paper is even on the roll…. now if it has the word of the day or jokes on each piece …that’s a whole other nightmare…. just sayin’ 🙂

  8. Jimmy Says:


    You may be confusing ADD with OCD. But yeah, “Hard Knocks” would really mess up an NFL player who has OCD. Still, it seems like Adderall isn’t hard to come by in the NFL so they should be OK in the long run.

  9. Zwak Says:

    This is being pushed from the top! BUCS will be on Hard Knocks..

  10. The Buc Realist Says:


    Toilet jokes!!!! OK!!!!!

    Did you hear that Bighogheinous bought a toilet brush??? 2 weeks later he went back to toilet paper!!!!!!!!!

  11. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Better be this year, cause we won’t qualify after we make the playoffs…

  12. Atlbuc28 Says:


  13. JOEinPHX Says:

    Eric – Google up ‘statistical deviation’.

  14. BucUToo Says:

    Us ADD folks would love to get Hard Knocks!! I’d get to watch more of my Bucs! No more watching the old games I still have on DVR. Plus…oh look a butterfly…………

  15. Eric Says:


    I’m aware of that definition, however what is your point?

  16. BoJim Says:

    BucUToo Says:
    Plus…oh look a butterfly…………_____________________________________________________

    Here.. Take these.

  17. shouldhavedraftedefiert Says:

    Show the world Kwon!

  18. Pickgrin Says:

    Tweeted (and then deleted) by a guy who knows a thing or two about “hard knocks”. This is your year Kwon!

  19. Bucfan87 Says:

    That’s OCD Joe! I have ADD and I can’t stay the F off of your website because everything Bucs excites my brain. I would love for nothing more than Bucs to be on hard knocks, I’m sure others with ADD would as well. I think you need to show a little more love for your biggest supporters the ones that are on here daily, because I’m sure they have ADD, because nothing about this website is being productive in life, if they are on here they are getting sidetracked from productive things they should be doing. I THINK JOE SHOULD WRITE AN ARTICLE ABOUT HOW MUCH HE APPRECIATES BUC FANS WITH ADD, AND LET US KNOW HOW MUCH HE LOVES US AND CHERISHES THE FACT WE TELL EVERY BUC FAN WE TALK TO ABOUT HOW GREAT THIS SITE IS!!! Love ya bud!

  20. McBuc Says:

    All for it! Selfish reasons though, I will watch every second.

  21. Atlbuc28 Says:

    @Bucfan87…. Thank you.. I am in the same boat as you… I just couldnt find the words so I made a joke instead…

  22. Buccfan37 Says:

    Anything Bucs related is fuel for the fire to be unleashed when the games count. If the Bucs make it onto Hard Knocks I too believe the follow up regular season will be special.

  23. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Hard Knocks has absolutely zero to do with how a team does during the regular season. It doesn’t help, it doesn’t hurt, it has the same effect as whether or not I am there or not. To think otherwise is really dumb.

  24. McBuc Says:

    87. I’m an ADHD guy as well, that why I multitask like a mofo! I have had a great sales career to boot. I will say though, I am on this site off and on all day. This site is the perfect design for ADD, short articles and pictures. It drives me nuts when Bucs news is slow and Joe cranks a reasonable amount of content instead of his awesome daily content of the season.

    Good job Joe!

  25. McBuc Says:

    Hawaiian, they would win more if you showed up more.

  26. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    NJ that’s exactly why. These boys wanna get they names out there. Great platform to do so.

  27. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    Seeing as I was there for all 9 wins last year, you may just be right:)

  28. bucs_365 Says:

    The fact that a player wants to be on TV is no surprise. Many of these guys crave that attention. It’s part of what motivates athletes. So, I don’t care if Kwon wants to be on Hard Knocks. I think the added attention has no real upside. I think the fact that Koetter isn’t afraid of it helps a lot, but I still think they’d be better off without it. But… I have no choice in the matter. If it were up to me, all these sports-reality shows would be off the air anyway.

  29. DB55 Says:

    Any chance to worship the messiah is welcomed in my home.

  30. BUC IT Says:

    NO…. NO…. and NO! We do not need this.

  31. Mojiska Says:

    Looks like about 60% of teams have a better year than the year prior.

  32. tmaxcon Says:

    joes you are going to have to create a snowflake section soon to protect the oversensitive readers where only hugs, positive comments and PC chit chat goes on. In my opinion, one of the reasons JBF is hugely popular, is because it is not watered down PC BS 24 x 7 like other agenda driven sights. it’s real fans spouting off for better or worse. One of the last venues of free speech left in this country

  33. tmaxcon Says:

    if the team is too mentality weak to handle a few extra cameras how in the hell are they going to handle a playoff run or a super bowl run… the we don’t need this crowd are the same ones that think defense wins championships and conservative play calling and prevent defenses are exciting. oh and don’t let me leave out the idiots in the bubble wrap crowd that think players should never practice or take part if padded reps.

  34. tmaxcon Says:

    the biggest concern I have about Hard Knocks is how Cancer93 reacts to all the young charismatic bucs getting all the attention. The new bucs are the future the hold overs especially the leader of the losing culture must be eradicated or neutered for the team to achieve the dream

  35. Joe Says:

    joes you are going to have to create a snowflake section soon to protect the oversensitive readers where only hugs, positive comments and PC chit chat goes on.

    Don’t think it is the snowflake crowd. Think it is more the John Birchers. You know: Football is war/Woody Hayes/everything-is-a-distraction/1950s football mentality.

    You know the type: The ones that will argue with you on Twitter that a guard or a safety are equally important as a quarterback.

    The NFL is no longer a wing-T offense… unless Father Dungy is choosing the quarterback.

  36. tmaxcon Says:

    I would agree partly. i did not look at it from that point of view. I just chalked it up to everyone being oversensitive wusses these days. it’s simpler and mostly accurate

  37. Joe Says:

    McBuc (and others):

    Thanks for the kind words. 🙂

  38. Lord Cornelius Says:

    lol @ cancer93

    I am a McCoy defender typically but that one got me for some reason

  39. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “DB55 Says:
    April 7th, 2017 at 3:11 pm
    Any chance to worship the messiah is welcomed in my home.”

    haha my wife, brother, & I would go nuts over this show. I tell her that if the chance ever came up I’d let him impregnate her. We get pretty weird with our Winston love jokes

  40. tmaxcon Says:

    Lord Cornelius

    that’s one of my favorites as well. in all seriousness they way 93 pouted and walked away from the huddle when Jameis was jump-starting the troops you have to admit it’s concerning and a legit topic…

  41. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Well. Bucs have a meeting with Joe Mixon and Humphries all but confirmed that the bucs will be on hard knocks in a 620 interview today

  42. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    He said “I WILL have to watch my language on the show because my mom WILL be watching” He said this when asked about the Bucs possibly being on Hard Knocks. Then then tried to back track by saying IF he was on the show. I am thoroughly convinced!!!!!

  43. BigHogHaynes Says:

    I researched how many games Hard Knocks helped a team win a game ….and it said not a damn one…so stop all this nonsense, you want the RING , put in the WORK, BUILD THE DAMN WALL (to protect Jameis and produce a 1,000 yard rusher) DRAFT MIXON (Best running back in the draft…damn what the people say) I don’t really care if Hard Knocks comes to town but it won’t add that 10th win we bed to get to the PLAYOFFS!!

  44. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    It’s not OCD either, for the record.

    But Joe was just making a joke. Can’t believe you guys even harped about it.

    I’m all in for Hard Knocks. This may be the last chance we’ll have for a decade.

    I do disagree with Joe on the no distraction thing…with the wrong team at the wrong time, it can be a distraction. The Bucs have just crossed over that threshold though, so I don’t think it is an issue.

    If anything, I think it will bolster the players ‘swag’ a bit.

  45. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    BigHogHaynes Says:
    “I don’t really care if Hard Knocks comes to town but it won’t add that 10th win we bed to get to the PLAYOFFS!!”

    I get what you are saying, but really, Hard Knocks has nothing to do with the Buccaneers regular season. It takes place in Training Camp, so of course it won’t affect the win-loss record. No more than, say, Fan Fest.

  46. Tony from Los Angeles Says:

    No brainer. Time for the Bucs franchise to step out of the shadows.

    Side-note: Mixon visiting the Bucs is the best news I’ve heard all offseason.

  47. AustinBucsFan Says:

    Last year, Showtime did their version of Hard Knocks with FSU and now looks like HBO will do it for the Bucs. Best time of my life

  48. Pickgrin Says:

    I called Spectrum today to bitch about how much they are charging me while constantly throwing it in my face with advertising everywhere that I could be paying half what I have been if I was a “new” customer of theirs. Well I didn’t get what I wanted which was the $29.95 per service they offer for a year if you aren’t already a loyal customer. Why they value new clients so much more than established, longtime clients is beyond me and very bad business practice if you ask me.

    But I was able to get $30 knocked off my bill with faster internet speed and the addition of HBO/Cinemax so now I’m all about the Bucs being on Hard Knocks this year.

  49. JJ813HeadBusta Says:

    Yeah boi it’s on like donkey kong getcha popcone ready and get ready for the best show on on or off turf lol

  50. JJ813HeadBusta Says:

    Oh yeah one time for Alexander The Great

  51. JayBucBoi Says:

    Sure he deleted the tweet because the team is already aware that they will be on Hard Knocks and it was a bad look for HBO being that they haven’t announced it to the public.
    Bucs on Hard Knocks is the best decision HBO could’ve made!! There’s no better NFL franchise to spotlight than our Bucs right now, and that includes the teams that weren’t eligible. Now we’re about to let the world know that we’re coming!!!

  52. Mike Johnson Says:

    AS a lifetime Bucs fan who was born in Tampa, I can tell all of yas, Hard Knocks is great for us. Initially, I was against it. But WE need a lot more support people. When I first moved out west here in Utah/AZ, I was laughed at for wearing TB gear. Still I proudly wore it as I do today. Nowadays, I hear’em sayin out here, Tampa Bay gots a bright future!! But we need to expand out fan base. However/Wherever we can. NO..I’m not satisfied with all of our moves..never have been..BUTT…We are close. How close? remains to be seen. I give al lotta negative comments… Here and there. Butt we have made quite a few bone head moves over our history. Hopefully, our time approaches…I’M READY!!!!!!!!!!!