Archive for the ‘FHL’ Category

“He Gave Everybody A Handshake”

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

A new Brady-Bucs story emerges

Joe realizes some NFL social distancing cop will probably freak out about this.

However, it was revealed on national television and nobody from the Bucs asked Joe to ignore it to avoid league punishment, so here goes: (more…)

Murphy-Bunting Is Re-climbing The Ladder

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting had a rough stretch in his primary gig of covering wide receivers. (more…)

Chris Simms’ Top-10 QBs

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Leaves Tom Brady off list.

Former Bucs quarterback Chris Simms has a very small bone to pick with the current Bucs quarterback. (more…)

Arians Clarifies Fuzzy Bucs Statement On Antonio Brown

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Bucco Bruce Arians.

Clarity has emerged regarding the Buccaneers’ approach to the bike-hurling, camera-crunching hijinks of Antonio Brown at his South Florida living complex just days before he was welcomed by Tampa Bay officials with open arms. (more…)

Shannon Sharpe: AB Will Skate

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Antonio Brown discussion

In the mind of a Pro Football Hall of Fame member, furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing, security camera-trashing Bucs receiver Antonio Brown won’t have to face the law of NFL strongman Roger Goodell for his latest stunt. (more…)

Five Things

Monday, November 16th, 2020

What a wonderful Victory Monday. After a godawful week that started with one of the worst Bucs games in history, and then you throw in a dreary tropical storm and a nasty cleanup, man, did the clouds part and the sun blanket Tampa Bay yesterday? Grab your coffee and let’s hit it! (more…)

Brady Is 43 Going On 30

Monday, November 16th, 2020

“I’m still here!”

Think about it: Did Bucs quarterback Tom Brady look like a middle-aged man yesterday wandering around Bank of America Stadium asking for help finding his jet skis? (more…)

Ryan Jensen — Ready, Willing And Able

Monday, November 16th, 2020

The Bucs made a big and bold move on their offensive line yesterday pushing Ryan Jensen to left guard and inserting veteran backup A.Q. Shipley into Jensen’s starting center role.

Bucs general manager Jason Licht talked about the move before the game. (more…)

Big Comeback Continues From Chris Godwin

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

Warrior

Joe refuses to overlook Chris Godwin playing like a beast through a surgically repaired finger and a hamstring that might not be 100 percent. (more…)

Leftwich High On List

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Makes hot list.

Boy, do Bucs fans know the feeling. (more…)

Derrick Brooks Talks Panthers Prep

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Legendary No. 55 is all over Sunday’s game with The Sage of Tampa Bay sports. (Happy 81st, Ira!)

It’s an all-new TAMPA TWO (Brooks and Kaufman, if you’re confused)! The fun is presented by The Identity Tampa Bay and Joe.

Bruce Arians Points To Prime Time Excitement As Possible Factor In Losing

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Through 25 games, the Bucs are winners under the Bucco Bruce Arians regime, sitting at 6-3 this season with five remaining games against bad football teams. (more…)

Five Things

Monday, November 9th, 2020

“Hey Drew, I could have thrown three picks for the Bucs. And I wouldn’t have to put up with Antonio raiding my fridge every night, either.”

Welcome to nuts-kick Monday. (more…)

White No Pro Bowler Yet

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Good, hardly great (yet).

Let’s just call it like we see it. (more…)

Breathe Easy, Bucs Fans

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Joe’s calling for calm.

The Bucs are 6-3. Tell yourself that five times.

Seattle (6-2) had its doors blown off in Buffalo today. (more…)

Dubious Defense Of Antonio Brown

Friday, November 6th, 2020

Handling Antonio Brown.

Joe has to hit the brakes on this one. (more…)

It Is What Good Teams Do

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

He knows.

Mike Evans spoke for Bucs fans far and wide after Monday night’s game. (more…)

Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Giants

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

We’re on to New Orleans.

That should have been the mantra for Bruce Arians after Monday night’s forgettable performance at the Meadowlands.

The only positive the Bucs can take out of that slop is they managed to walk out with a win on the road, remaining atop the NFC South. They played better in the second half — in large part because the opening 30 minutes were absolutely unacceptable.

It’s not a stretch to suggest some of Tampa Bay’s minds were already on the Saints, despite all the pleadings from the coaching staff to take the Giants seriously. Those pleas fell on deaf ear holes as New York rolled up 15 first downs in the first half.

The Giants were well prepared for Todd Bowles and his exotic blitzes and a slapdash offensive line opened up big holes for Wayne Gallman and Alfred Morris, two journeymen who will never be confused with Derrick Henry.

“They hit us in the mouth in the first half,” acknowledged Lavonte David.

The Bucs looked wobbly, but they never went down. Perhaps a better opponent would have put them away, but the Giants are 1-7 for a reason. Tom Brady likes to say that if you’re not on your game, you’re in trouble against any NFL team.

The difference is this Buc team has the talent and fortitude to overcome a lethargic effort. The Bucs will have to play a better game against the Saints Sunday night — and they will.

Here’s how the Bucs forged their first 6-2 getaway since the 2002 championship season: (more…)