Bucs Players Step Up

September 15th, 2017

Spearheading Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

We take a break from football to provide a glimpse into how Bucs players are stepping up for Floridians who desperately need a break from what has transpired in our beautiful state the past week.

Since Hurricane Irma ravaged Florida, the remnants are too easy to spot. They are all around. Whether it is flooding in Jacksonville, or untold hundreds of thousands still without power throughout the state, including too many in our backyards, to the total devastation of the Lower Keys (Jimmy Johnson’s house was all but destroyed in Islandmorada), this state took a pounding.

And Bucs players are rallying to help the community.

Twice this past week, Clinton McDonald’s foundation has sent food trucks to various local communities where citizens were hit hard by Hurricane Irma, allowing folks to have a hot meal.

Today, the food trucks sponsored by McDonald’s foundation will pass out hot lunches in Tampa, Riverview and Gulfport. Joe’s good friends at Dolman Law Group are actively involved helping McDonald’s efforts. If you know of anyone adversely impacted by Irma in the communities where McDonald’s food trucks will be, pass along the word.

It doesn’t stop there. Yesterday, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, said he would soon announce an effort he will spearhead to help the Tampa Bay community and others throughout Florida get a needed helping hand. Hours later, Jameis made good on his word. Jameis’ foundation is also raising cash and Jameis announced on Twitter he will match a set number of donations.

Also, Bucs stud defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said he is in the process or organizing a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Irma. He hopes to announce plans of his efforts soon.

And, yes, Team Glazer is offering tickets to Sunday’s game to Hurricane Irma first responders and have graciously donated $1 million towards Hurricane Irma relief.

In the past, Joe has written he sensed for the first time in a long time a bond building between Bucs players, the organization and the fans. What McDonald, Jameis and GMC plan to do, what Team Glazer is doing and has done, that to Joe demonstrates there is a connection growing between the community and the team.

13 Responses to “Bucs Players Step Up”

  1. richbucsfan Says:

    What’s “Swaggy” doing? Oh, yeah, that’s right he’s sitting this one out…Too much like work.

  2. BaldBuc Says:

    I’m so proud of this organization. I hope this is the catalyst that truly unites all Bucs fans. Some days (ok years) it’s difficult to love what was an inferior product. How things have changed! Taking back RayJay is going to be so sweet! Go Bucs!

  3. holymoly13 Says:

    Great job by the Bucs players .

  4. darin Says:

    Good one. Swaggys selfish, as we know by now. To the others tho, awesome job. Mcdonald is a good man. Winston n Gmc too, along with some others. Im glad we dont have guys with serious issues on the team now. Prob why there is a growing connection between players and fans. Nobodys gona have a connection with a team full of Ezekiels for example. Go Bucs

  5. Dewey Selmon Says:

    I’m having a hard time remembering a player being disliked this much before playing his first game like Saggy is. I’m guessing he will be pulling himself during the 4th quarter due to lack of conditioning.

  6. Tom Edrington Says:

    Great thing is we can count on Jameis to “set the tone” both on and off the field…..

  7. Alec Garcia Says:

    Bernard Reedy even stayed to help patients that are in wheel chairs around the area. I couldn’t be more proud of our organization. True class acts across every position. I can’t wait to be in the stands on Sunday.

    A proud Bucs season ticket holder.

  8. 813bucboi Says:


  9. Kyle Says:

    Lol. Saggy…….if the production isn’t there I believe we have a new nickname. Haha

  10. Joe Says:

    Bernard Reedy even stayed to help patients that are in wheel chairs around the area.

    Yeah, Joe mentioned that yesterday. Total class act.

  11. Batman Wood Says:

    Tampa Bay is blessed that Jameis has embraced this community. It’s easy to envision him continuing to be a leader here well after his football playing days are over.

  12. Huh? Says:

    I dunno how twitter works, but why does it say that Jameis was in Melville, NY as of 10 PM yesterday and not in Tampa to practice before the 1st game of the season?

  13. Rrsrq Says:

    Y’all don’t know Chris Swaggy Baker but I guess you need a punching bag…