Ira Blasts Fan Negativity, Talks Saturday Bryan Glazer High-Five, Koetter Draft Desires, Internal Cornerbacks Evaluation, Stashing C.J. Anderson, And Guard Need Debate & More

April 24th, 2018

Ira pulls out his A+ game as he’s fired up for draft week and to set Bucs fans straight, especially Joe. Dial up Ira here and at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” for SIX consecutive months (all genres nationwide), the Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and smiling every single Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun — free and easy, too. Enjoy!

32 Responses to “Ira Blasts Fan Negativity, Talks Saturday Bryan Glazer High-Five, Koetter Draft Desires, Internal Cornerbacks Evaluation, Stashing C.J. Anderson, And Guard Need Debate & More”

  1. m c leonard Says:

    I can’t believe how Northern sports writers don’t know how to read. I saw three references of how the Giants trading “an aging” DE for the Bucs’ third and fourth draft picks. That is incorrect on all sides. The Bucs did give up a third rounder, but trading fourth rounders. Tampa Bay gave up the 108th pick to get the 102th pick of the GIants.. that looks like a plus to me. Thus we got an inexperienced DE who will be a local hero for LESS than a third round pick.

  2. m c leonard Says:

    Sorry I meant experienced DE … I must be getting that Northern writer;s disease. MCL

  3. DB55 Says:

    Actually Ira might be correct for once on all counts.

  4. Alanbucsfan Says:

    CJ Anderson is 3 years older than Barber,
    He’s had knee and wrist injuries
    He averages 4.1 yds/carry- not much more than Barber
    You want to pay $4 million / year for him?
    I’ll take my chances in draft …

  5. Tony G. Says:

    Ira, “Why can’t it be the Buc’s?” ….where do I start. ….Here’s one, our franchise QB will be fk’n suspended.

  6. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    No big deal Tony. IF he’s suspended all reports indicate it will be just one game.

    What we don’t know is if the Bucs/Jameis will simply accept it and plan on missing the opener in N.O. Or if they fight it like Zeke and maybe take the suspension later like against Cleveland? Don’t even know if they have the option.

    I do know however if the NFL believed the girl Jameis would be gone a minimum of four games and probably a LOT more…maybe even a season if the charges had proven true. They have NOT. He’s simply charged with violation of an NFL rule for reporting all allegations true or not so the NFL can deal with the pr early.

    If he gets ONE game this is the same as the NFL saying NO BIG DEAL….It’s great for Jameis and great for the team.

  7. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    It is kind of a big deal of him being suspended because its an entire negative mark to begin the season and that will all that will be talked about and it will disrupt the team, and there is still a possibility it could be longer, sucks that this even occurred in any shape or form, still not understanding why an NFL player is hailing an uber when the NFL get them free rides, i mean it is one responsible thing that jameis did do in this situation

    I guess the season is going to actually be earmarked with the friggin parrot so maybe this circus of a team can get worse

  8. Alanbucsfan Says:

    I want to know if any NFL executives ever had their Uber or Lyft accounts suspended and if so, why and what happened?
    I want to know if any NFL executives ever were accused of inappropriate behavior with a woman and if so, what happened?
    Want to know if there is consistent treatment or do execs get a pass…?

  9. DB55 Says:

    And back in moderation you go for misrepresenting Joe intentionally. –Joe

  10. unbelievable Says:

    @St Pete-

    I agree,if it’s a single game suspension I think they do indeed fight it. Even if JW ends up serving it, it would be better in the middle of the season against weaker competition vs that beginning 3 weeks.

  11. BucThis Says:

    Anyone else laugh when the Joe’s start trolling?
    Lmao back to time out you goooo hahahah

  12. Tony G. Says:

    I’m sorry. …I keep thinking ….why are we even here having to deal with this crap? This is the first time I’ve actually started a season so thoroughly pissed off and we even had our draft yet. LOSE <— That's what we do best and the WORLD knows it. This clown had the red flags in the beginning but after he was selected I was totally onboard. …but this GD immature shadow keeps following what is supposed to be our FRANCHISE QB. Now me the fan <– the [email protected] is supposed to jump with joy because it's only maybe one game. …hallef'knluyah. So sick of losing and got to damn old to change teams. I'm a perennial loser fan and everybody knows it. It so bad I hardly ever see people wearing Buc paraphernalia in town anymore. Too damn embarrassed.

  13. hoover923 Says:

    Fan negativity… that’s a given… but it’s hilarious to hear that statement on JoeBucsFan… which is the go-to spot for b!tching and moaning, where one of the Joes continues to harp on his idiot assertion about the DB coaches unable to develop CBs… Friggin’ broken record. Give ’em some talent and a pass rush and then you can fairly judge, but until then, it’s just a moron blowing hot air.
    That’s nice, except those same coaches (not Joe) judged that Vernon Hargreaves is not an outside cornerback for the worst defense in the NFL. They demoted him, cut his snaps.–Joe

    And then today, it’s why haven’t they done anything at CB in free agency… Okay, geniuses, where are we with the cap? What corners are available? You don’t think there’s nearly dead weight on the roster that could be cut or traded? You know, you’re able to go over the cap and then make necessary cuts to get in line. –Joe

    Oh, and the complaining about not having signed CJ Anderson? Apparently, the fact that NO ONE else has signed him hasn’t registered… Maybe there’s a reason why the guy hasn’t been signed yet… Ya think? Dude, it’s the Bucs who admitted they were chasing a top running back in free agency last month. It’s the Bucs who have clear need at running back. Joe didn’t invent this stuff. Yes, Joe would like to see needs filled before the draft. There’s cap room, as well as wiggle room for creativity. –Joe

    …Also, how much $$$ does he want? We are now at about the end of our available cap money. Outside of rookies and vet minimum contracts, I doubt we see any more signings.

  14. hoover923 Says:

    Tony G.,

    Therapy helps. Also, it’s just a game.

  15. derrickbrooksforGM Says:

    DB55 Says:
    April 24th, 2018 at 2:03 pm
    And back in moderation you go for misrepresenting Joe intentionally. –Joe

    ^^^Oh DBag55 when will you learn?!

    This was actually entertaining… but I’d like to ask that everyone get rid of the idea that Florida heat is any kind of advantage over other teams… please? It’s not… it’s really not.

  16. unbelievable Says:

    PREACH IT IRA!

    Someone needs to explain to Lee that it was different o-lineman playing in front of Barber at the end of the season.

    Someone should also tell Lee that the Broncos has the #9 run-blocking o-line last year, despite him continuously lying and claiming they had the worst o-line in the league.

    #FactsStillMatter

  17. phattitudes Says:

    RIGHT ON IRA. However the other two clowns will find a negative and bang on it over and over and over again. The schedule has the Bucs doomed. They cannot develop a corner back. They have to get a corner back. They have to get a running back. They have to move down, ENOUGH, ENOUGH, ENOUGH. Most likely the Bucs will not move down because it take two to tango and no one wants to join in. Therefore, the Bucs will not fill four needs with two picks. Please celebrate who you get and let them counting to fill out the roster as the season approaches. I do believe if we had nine of the first ten picks in the draft, they’ld still piss and moan because they did not have the 10th.

  18. Joe Says:

    Broncos has the #9 run-blocking o-line last year

    Says… who exactly?

    Joe is getting his information from NFL suits who work in personnel departments. Not to mention Joe actually watches games.

  19. Joe Says:

    Someone needs to explain to Lee that it was different o-lineman playing in front of Barber at the end of the season.

    Granted, however, they were Bucs offensive linemen, right? So when folks scream the Bucs offensive line is/was horrible, Joe assumes they are not talking about, say, the 49ers.

    despite him continuously lying

    Good way to get run. Joe isn’t lying. He may be getting conned my multiple folks but it would be strange if suits from multiple different teams were conspiring to lie to Joe about the very same subject.

  20. unbelievable Says:

    @Joe that is according to football outsiders, a site we both trust: Great misinterpretation. Joe never writes that he trusts the data and analysis from Football Outsiders. Joe simply has said many times that he respects their approach, unlike that of the PFF Tribe. –Joe

    #9 overall run blocking.
    #7 a least runs stuffed behind the LOS

    https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/ol

    Now as for pass protection, they were indeed absolutely horrible like you said. 😄

  21. unbelievable Says:

    Sorry, should have said “claimed” not “lying”. Apologies to the joes.

  22. hoover923 Says:

    Joe Says

    That’s nice, except those same coaches (not Joe) judged that Vernon Hargreaves is not an outside cornerback for the worst defense in the NFL. They demoted him, cut his snaps.–Joe

    That still doesn’t say anything about the coaching the CBs have received. We still don’t know where the fault lies with Hargreaves, but let’s not forget there were questions about VH3 before he was drafted about his height and speed. So he plays off to prevent being beat deep and gets roasted underneath. You still haven’t made a strong argument that VH3’s failure is due to coaching. Still waiting. The other 2 guys usually referenced are not worth consideration as case studies.

    You don’t think there’s nearly dead weight on the roster that could be cut or traded? You know, you’re able to go over the cap and then make necessary cuts to get in line. –Joe

    No, I don’t think there’s as much dead weight that could free up cap space as you think. Sweezy still has guaranteed money, as does Gholston, so we couldn’t drop either of those guys without taking a bath and not gaining much room. Who are the other supposed mid-high $$ dead weight players? Maybe we could unload Conte for a few million (though I’m not sure about his guarantees)… Even VH3 has guaranteed money, so we couldn’t pick up much there. Who do you want to trade? Lavonte David? Gerald McCoy?

    Dude, it’s the Bucs who admitted they were chasing a top running back in free agency last month. It’s the Bucs who have clear need at running back. Joe didn’t invent this stuff. Yes, Joe would like to see needs filled before the draft. There’s cap room, as well as wiggle room for creativity. –Joe

    Yeah, they were looking at a few RBs at the beginning of free agency. Guess what, we’ve spent a lot of money and there’s not much left (see above). So, as for Anderson, maybe they don’t see him as being much better than Barber. Maybe they don’t think he’s worth what he’s currently asking. And, it’s not like 31 other teams are beating down the door to sign this guy, which should tell you something. Maybe we will sign him after the draft, when his price comes down. maybe we have plans to draft 2 RBs and would rather ride with those guys. This appears to be a good year for RBs in the draft.

    What’s most astounding about some of the commentary, especially from one of the Joes, is this sort of underlying assumption that the front office is stupid or incompetent and that you guys know better. Like they don’t have a plan and they should listen to you. It’s preposterous. It’s one thing to ask questions. It’s another thing entirely to say idiotic things like we shouldn’t draft a CB because the coaches will just screw him up. It’s another thing to constantly b1tch and moan and propose theories that have no basis in reality. Yet you keep reading? Look, Joe is here to analyze with an underlying burning desire for the Bucs to win. The front office admits half the draft picks in the first 2 rounds will bust, as in that’s the NFL average. It’s not an exact science. Joe has no problem putting together informed opinions based on, just like the front office, a burning desire to win. Joe invests half his day, every day, to studying the Bucs, and flies around the country to NFL events to talk to people in the know, and Joe has the benefit of talking to players (current and former). It’s not like Joe is checking in from Connecticut an hour a day on the website. … Joe would love to hear how you explain the Doug Martin fiasco by the front office and staff? –Joe

  23. Eric Says:

    I’m not negative but I do have nightmares about our D giving up about 12 td passes in those first three games.

  24. hoover923 Says:

    Joe Says:

    Joe would love to hear how you explain the Doug Martin fiasco by the front office and staff? –Joe

    As I said, there’s fair criticism and then there’s just unreasonable negativity. Turns out Joe was right about Doug Martin and the front office was wrong. It happens. I never said Joe was never right. But, I also think calling it a fiasco is a bit of an overstatement. The failure to draft or otherwise acquire a RB to compete with Martin was a mistake. Had they been able to draft Dalvin Cook or Kareem Hunt, Martin would’ve slipped down the depth chart and possibly off the roster.

  25. Eric Says:

    You know in regard to that Winston thing, the Times story from April 18, 2018 says a reporter listened to a phone message left by Uber stating

    “I’m following up on a report we had from one of your recent trips where you or someone in the vehicle with you had some inappropriate behavior,’’ the representative said.

    If that is all they told him I don’t think it qualifies as an “incident” requiring he inform the league office.

    Way too vague.

  26. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    @Hoover

    Post June 1st we don’t owe Sweezy a thing.

  27. BetterBuccinBelieveIt Says:

    That was great comedy deleted here. Joe, for years, has been in the comments section firing back at readers. Joe is a hardcore fan who loves to debate and discuss everything Bucs, and Joe is also very quick to protect the site from misinformation in the comments section as it relates to Joe’s Bucs takes. Joe NEVER would operate with concern about who likes or doesn’t like it. This site is authentic, not a place where customers are catered to or takes are written with concern for how they’ll be interpreted. Joe learned long ago that whatever is written here will be adored by some and hated by others. That’s the business. It was the same way in Joe’s newspaper life. … What is cherished here is the integrity of the message and Joe’s love of the Bucs. That’s JoeBucsFan.com. Joe writes about what interests Joe related to the Bucs. It has been the same model from Day 1 and it always will be. Please don’t lecture Joe about building the voice and the business of JoeBucsFan. Joe doesn’t see readers as customers. They’re fellow fans savoring time away from life to soak in everything about their team. –Joe

  28. BucThis Says:

    #JoeTrollfeed

  29. Mike Johnson Says:

    If you brought a ticket to a Bucs game last season, viewed more than 1 loss by the Bucs on TV, or have been a fan BC, you have every right to feel megative about this franchise. You have..earned that right thru your pain and sufferring, and..countless Monday hangovers. Until I see this new product perform on the field, I shall remain..cautiously Optimistic. I will not be..Bamboozzeled by all of the Hype. Winning solves and dissolves..all Negativity. Honey will you please pass the..Crown Royal?

  30. Ndog Says:

    It is just hilarious that a writer for this site would complain about readers being negative when this site constantly brings up a possible suspension of our franchise QB, poor coaching in the secondary, how crappy Sweezy is, how Dotson is always hurt, how we can’t pick running backs, how we can’t pick corner backs, how we couldn’t figure out how to cover Julio Jones, how Jameis can’t hit DJAX deep, how we signed Michael Johnson, how we cut Donald Penn, how we signed Anthony Collins, how we drafted Aguyao and for one more time for good measure how our franchise QB could possibly be suspended.
    Don’t forget longest no-playoffs streak in the NFC and second-longest in the NFL. And the absolutely miserable home record for the last nine seasons. You prefer spin at 5-11? Joe also gets blasted for defending Donovan Smith, the o-line as a whole, Gerald McCoy and a host of positive things. It’s just the way it is. –Joe

  31. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    @Ndog

    What they won’t say is that the main Culprit is actually the Curse of JoeBucsfan.com

    JBF made it’s first post in August of 2008, the year Gruden was Fired. And we’ve been a dumpster fire ever since.

    I’m only kidding of course… Or am I?

  32. Joe Says:

    JBF made it’s first post in August of 2008, the year Gruden was Fired. And we’ve been a dumpster fire ever since.

    Uh, oh.