Another Part-Time Day For Vita Vea

December 9th, 2019

There’s a divide at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters. [read more]

College Football’s Final Four: LSU Vs. Oklahoma, Ohio State Vs. Clemson

December 9th, 2019

As Todd Wright predicted over a month ago in the TODDcast, the Pac 12 getting a WWE-like “push” from a biased committee was fool’s gold because Jalen Hurts & Oklahoma were the ones to watch once Alabama opened up that fourth spot. Todd not only kicks more dirt on the Pac 12 as the “Conference of Inconsequence,” but reminds all American Athletic Conference apologists that their league once again showcased they are strictly a developmental league for Power 5 head coaches. The Todd Wright TODDcast is presented by Full Torque Fitness and Pin Chasers.
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The Jameis Of The Defense

December 9th, 2019

When Kwon Alexander first was labeled the “Jameis of the Defense” years ago, it was a term of endearment.

Now that phrase is reserved for a guy who is wildly inconsistent — good and bad. [read more]

With The 16th Pick Of The 2020 NFL Draft …

December 9th, 2019

The 7th draft of GM Jason Licht’s tenure awaits

Winning has its price. [read more]

Five Things

December 9th, 2019

O.J. Howard and Justin Watson sky to celebrate Watson’s first career touchdown as Breshad Perriman and Jameis Winston look on.

Welcome to a beautiful Victory Monday. Let’s keep celebrating, shall we? [read more]

The Roller Coaster Of Jameis

December 9th, 2019

Sometimes when Joe hears Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians talk, Joe hears Bear Bryant. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe

December 9th, 2019

Welcome to your Morning Cup of Joe, an eye-opener to help Joe’s readers ease into their busy workday with a few football links, wacky news and a pleasant distraction. [read more]

Mike Evans May Be Out A While

December 9th, 2019

Season in doubt.

When Mike Evans caught that 61-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, late in the first quarter, who knew that could be his last catch of a wonderful 2019 season? [read more]

“Nicest” Team

December 8th, 2019

Reason he is losing hair.

Though the Bucs have won four of their last five games, it may be a bit premature to call the Bucs a nice team. They still have a losing record. [read more]

Arians’ Advice On Picks

December 8th, 2019

Words of wisdom.

So yeah, there are folks that are hung up on the interceptions from Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston. [read more]

Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Colts-Bucs

December 8th, 2019

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

I don’t know about a “culture change” at One Buc Place, but I sure as heck see a scoreboard change.

On a day they were officially eliminated from the postseason, the Bucs gave every indication to their fans that the times they are a-changin. A defense burdened by giveaways stiffened in the second half and Jameis Winston directed a 542-yard assault against an Indianapolis team desperate for a win.

Winston kept coming and coming, despite throwing a pick-6 and two other interceptions. When the final seconds ticked off, Tampa Bay had closed to within one game of the magical .500 mark, matching the Colts at 6-7.

The Bucs were not supposed to win this game. Who says? NFL history, that’s who.

They were penalized 6 times for 104 times and lost the turnover battle 4-1. That’s a losing formula, especially against a decent opponent fighting for its playoff life.

But Tampa Bay found a way to eke out a close victory at home after dominating Atlanta and Jacksonville on the road. The Bucs trailed virtually the entire game, which began with a pair of Tampa Bay giveaways at midfield.

Here’s how the Bucs beat the Colts by the same 38-35 margin that marked the final score of the miracle Indianapolis comeback in the 2003 Monday night meltdown at Raymond James Stadium on Tony Dungy’s birthday: [read more]

Shaq Barrett’s Game-Saving Play

December 8th, 2019

What a work of art, a true piece of football beauty.

Shaq Barrett’s heroics at the close of halftime likely won the game for the Bucs after Lavonte David was juked out of his cleats by Colts QB Jacoby Brissett. [read more]

Donovan Smith And Courage

December 8th, 2019

Heart.

It seems there is some sort of sport Joe heard about, and it is taking a baseball bat to Bucs left tackle Donovan Smith. [read more]

Bucs “Played Dumb” Early

December 8th, 2019

Stong play coninues.

The strong second half of the season for the Bucs’ No. 5 overall pick in the 2019 draft keeps rising. [read more]

The Comeback

December 8th, 2019

“Mr. Excitement.”

Not too long ago, before the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway became known as the Den of Depression, the Colts soiled the turf with a comeback for the ages, beating the Bucs on Monday Night Football. [read more]

4,115 Passing Yards For Jameis Winston, 7 Shy Of NFL Lead

December 8th, 2019

Life is getting more challenging for the throw-Jameis-overboard crowd. [read more]

“It’s Awesome To See The Culture In The Locker Room Change A Little Bit”

December 8th, 2019

Ryan Jensen speaks

A disease has infected the Tampa Bay locker room for years. It’s called incessant losing.

Teaching chronic losers how to win and close out games was perhaps the biggest challenge facing Bruce Arians when he got the job in January. [read more]

Bad Practice Week Turns Into A Win

December 8th, 2019

Intriguing buzz in the Bucs’ postgame locker room after today’s thrilling 38-35 win. [read more]

Bruce Arians: Jameis Has A “Slight Crack” In His Thumb

December 8th, 2019

So what happened to Jameis Winston at halftime? [read more]

“I Will Be Fine”

December 8th, 2019

Messed up throwing hand at halftime?

No problem, said America’s Quarterback after the game. [read more]

Eliminated

December 8th, 2019

“Next year, Mr. Glazer.”

The Bucs beat the Colts and upped their record to 6-7, but the season officially is over. [read more]