Ira Talks Running Game Valuation, Rivers-Jameis Assumptions, “Arians Calling The Shots,” Bucs Identity, Mock Drafts, Exactly Why Bill Belichick Is “Mad As Hell,” Chiefs Ecstasy, And More

January 22nd, 2020

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Landing Spot: Bucs

January 22nd, 2020

Former NFL QB explains.

In the mind of a former NFL starting quarterback, if veteran and soon-to-be free agent quarterback Philip Rivers leaves the Chargers, his best landing spot is Tampa Bay. [read more]

Tampa’s Bad Rap

January 22nd, 2020

Tarnished NFL image?

Is Tampa starting to get a reputation for being a bad place for NFL players to be? [read more]

The Philip Rivers Rumors

January 22nd, 2020

Chance to confirm or deny.

Yes, the NFL world is going gaga over news that veteran Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, whose contract expires in a couple of weeks, uprooted his family to move to Florida’s Panhandle to be closer to his family in Alabama (and save untold thousands of dollars in taxes). [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe

January 22nd, 2020

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]

“Why Not” The Bucs?

January 22nd, 2020

Many reasons “Why not?”

Joe brings you this break in Philip Rivers-moves-to-Destin coverage to bring a pipe dream floated by Bleacher Report. [read more]

Testing The Market

January 21st, 2020

Still in his prime and dominant on a 2008 Ravens team that just lost in the NFC Championship game, legendary linebacker Ray Lewis was allowed to test the 2009 free agency market. [read more]

Cellar Dwellers On Special Teams

January 21st, 2020

The annual special teams report is in from longtime Hall of Fame voter Rick Gosselin, who legitimately can call himself a Bill Belicheat adviser,

And the Bucs rang the bell with the worst 2019 unit in the NFL. [read more]

Gamblers Like Rivers To Bucs

January 21st, 2020

Bet on QB landing spot.

Man, Joe cannot believe all the heavy panting over a guy that just wanted legal relief from getting stripped naked by taxes. [read more]

Brate Still Has It

January 21st, 2020

Record-holder.

Yeah, the Bucs offense didn’t always pass the eye test in 2019. But damn if it didn’t rack up the yards and points. [read more]

Derrick Brooks & Ira Kaufman Talk Chiefs, Defensive Philosophies, Eric Bieniemy & More

January 21st, 2020

Presented by Caldeco Air Conditioning & Heating, TAMPA TWO has been all over the NFL postseason. Today is no exception!

Bucs legend Derrick Brooks and The Sage, Ira Kaufman, dive into the Chiefs big win and more. Another great production from The Identity Tampa Bay and more.

Signing And Drafting A QB

January 21st, 2020

Bucs target?

Joe has never, ever heard of a vocal sect of a fanbase hollering themselves hoarse and stomping their feet all but demanding the team they allegedly root for to walk away from a guy who led the NFL in passing and touchdowns thrown. [read more]

Goodbye Suh?

January 21st, 2020

Too expensive?

Yesterday, Albert Breer of SI.com reported it is unlikely the Bucs can afford to keep breakout free agent wide receiver Breshad Perriman. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe

January 21st, 2020

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]

“Buzz” About Philip Rivers

January 21st, 2020

Chatter gaining steam.

One NFL insider said “buzz” throughout league circles happens to be centered on a certain quarterback who just moved to Florida and the Bucs. [read more]

The Buccaneers And Jimmie Ward

January 20th, 2020

Bad foot, pulled quad, bad hamstring, two broken arms, and a load of missed games through five seasons, it makes you wonder how and why 49ers GM John Lynch gave safety Jimmie Ward a one-year, $4.5 million contract for the 2019 season. [read more]

Identity Crisis

January 20th, 2020

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When it comes to getting the dirty job done, the Bucs come up short. [read more]

A “Scheming” Issue?

January 20th, 2020

Yes, it was downright mesmerizing watching the 49ers channel 1970s football yesterday and win the NFC Championship game 37-20 while their quarterback attempted just eight passes. [read more]

Hike It To Hooters

January 20th, 2020

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