Archive for the ‘Bucs on “Hard Knocks”’ Category

Bucs Wanted To Keep Jeremy McNichols

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Spurns Bucs

Classic behind-the-scenes intelligence delivered on Hard Knocks tonight. (more…)

“The Dirty South”

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Where football is king.

“The Dirty South” rules the football world. That’s life according to America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston. (more…)

“I’m A Risk-Taker”

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, has lots of ways to describe himself. (more…)

“F Your Circumstances”

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

So how great of a leader is America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston? (more…)

Connecting With The Fans

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Dancing with a fan.

You know, Joe doesn’t think the Bucs organization has really connected with the fans like this current team has. And it showed on “Hard Knocks.” (more…)

Calling Out Swaggy

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Practice habits mocked.

A week or so ago, Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson put out on Instagram an outline of a skit Bucs rookies were going to perform. (more…)

Emotional Jason Licht

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Rare insight.

Sometimes, and Joe is caught in this trap as well, it seems fans don’t understand the amount of skin and blood NFL front office suits put into their careers and their jobs. (more…)

The Hidden Mike Smith

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

“Maybe you can stop a cool breeze?”

Wow, did we see a different side of Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith. (more…)

“You’re Going To Be Playing; You’re Going To Be Playing A Lot.”

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Hard KnocksĀ sure was a treasure of inside information on rookie third-round pick Chris Godwin. (more…)

The Ups And Downs Of “Fabio”

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Third nickname offered.

Drama. You may think you don’t like it, football fans, but you do. (more…)

Creative Editing II

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

More editing hijinks.

Yes, Joe has his eyes open and ears cleaned looking and listening for, well, shall we say inconsistencies in “Hard Knocks,” the NFL Films-produced HBO series featuring the Bucs. The fourth of the five-part series airs tonight. (more…)


Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

More evidence of changing perception.

Recently, Joe brought word by way of the Los Angeles Times that the perception of America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, was changing — from the wrongheaded view painting him as some monster into the person he truly is: an intelligent, personable, charismatic young man wildly driven to win. (more…)

A Bucs Lesson In Fake News

Saturday, August 26th, 2017


Joe was intrigued by the recent public, on-air scrutiny of a Dirk Koetter-Jameis Winston conversation that never happened.

It was a great example of the hot topic of “fake news.” (more…)

Why “Hard Knocks” Is Succeeding

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Made for TV.

This will make eye-RAH! Kaufman squirm in his seat. (more…)

“And Then Your Greed Takes Over”

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Serving up tough love

Nothing quite like a mic’d up Dirk Koetter in the heat of battle — when things go wrong. (more…)

Inside Jameis’ Leadership

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Great scene in Hard Knocks last night when America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, doesn’t like what he sees from the Buccaneers’ second-team offense. (more…)

“The Belly Brothers”

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017


Joe has to hand it to practice-hating, kicker-heckling, tree-grinding Chris Baker. (more…)

“Why Would You Not Throw Him The Ball All The Time?”

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Inside Jameis

Nothing quite like a look inside the mind of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston — from The Franchise himself. (more…)

Kwon Gets His Facetime

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Fire on-field; chill off.

If seems the folks who weren’t familiar with “Hard Knocks” clamored, demanded or fully expected Kwon Alexander to be a big star of the NFL Films-produced HBO reality series. (more…)

“I Just Gotta Start, You Know, Acting Like A Vet”

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Hard words

Doug Martin found some face time on Hard Knocks last night.

Legions of Bucs fans were probably at the edge of their seats waiting to hear behind-the-scenes confirmation that the Bucs can’t wait to hand Martin the rock in Week 4 when his drug suspension ends. (more…)

“That’s Why We’re Doing It Because We Can’t Fu**’n Do Anything Right”

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

More creative editing by Hard Knocks, or more of a hardass than is known?

There was some debate this weekend about why Dirk Koetter had his team running “gassers” at training camp practice, aka “suicides” or a series of sprints. (more…)

The Short (?) Career Of Maurice Fleming

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Undrafted free agent CB highlighted.

The one thing “Hard Knocks” is consistently good at each season is finding a camp meat player to build a compelling story around. (more…)