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Special Guest Dirk Koetter (Part I); Coach Talks “Stick Carriers,” Fan Impact & Doug Martin

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Winning Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter sat down with Ira and Joe for a casual yet intense conversation about all things Tampa Bay recently. Coach’s takes will be divided into a handful of podcasts this summer, and today is Part 1. Of course, candid Koetter let it rip like only he would, as Joe and Ira peppered him with a great variety of questions. … ZERO summer down time for the booming Ira Kaufman Podcast, as it grows steadily with episodes every Tuesday & Thursday. Listen to Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter by clicking or downloading above, or listen (and subscribe) at iTunes and Podbean.com. It’s free and easy. Enjoy!

Simeon Rice & The Right To Feel Jilted

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

BY IRA KAUFMAN

The 2002 Bucs were just ranked the No. 2 defense of the past 30 years, and it’s easy to see why.

Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks already have busts in Canton and John Lynch remains close. Ronde Barber should have his day in the debate room next February.

But what about big No. 97? (more…)

Paychecks Tell The Story

Monday, June 19th, 2017

BY IRA KAUFMAN

It was the most memorable line from “All the President’s Men,” and it still holds true today for All the Glazers’ Men.

Follow the money. (more…)

“I Feel Great … Even Better Than Before”

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Ira Kaufman, the most beloved and esteemed columnist in town, has hung his hat at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters since July 2016. Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, Ira’s columns pop here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and his award winning podcasts fire Tuesdays and Thursdays.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

There’s a long list of Buccaneers with much to prove in training camp.

Doug Martin is still trying to rebuild trust with teammates and coaches. Roberto Aguayo is trying to show his rookie struggles are behind him.

Noah Spence is trying to convince Mike Smith that he’s more than just a situational pass rusher. Ali Marpet is trying to make the difficult transition from guard to center — with no experience at the position. (more…)

Ira Talks Chris Godwin Rise, Brent Grimes Behind The Scenes, Defense Winning Vs. Offense, Free Gear & More

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Live from mandatory minicamp at One Buc Palace, the sage of Tampa Bay sports, Ira Kaufman, dives into the hot Bucs topics of the day.

The Ira Kaufman Podcast is booming, growing steadily with episodes every Tuesday & Thursday. Listen to Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter by clicking or downloading above, or listen (and subscribe) at iTunes and Podbean.com. It’s free and easy. Enjoy! Remember, new episodes pop Tuesdays & Thursdays all year long.

“Grimes Showed Us It’s All About The Work”

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Ira Kaufman, the most beloved and esteemed columnist in town, has hung his hat at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters since July 2016. Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, Ira’s columns pop here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and his award winning podcasts fire Tuesdays and Thursdays.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

When Brent Grimes looks around the Bucs locker room, he sees all kinds of mad skills. (more…)

Ira Talks Run Defense, Noah Spence Questions, Another Look At Robert Ayers’ Impact, Plan B For Ali Marpet, And Looks Deeper Into The Defensive Turnaround

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

The Ira Kaufman Podcast is booming, growing steadily with episodes every Tuesday & Thursday. Listen to Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter by clicking or downloading above, or listen (and subscribe) at iTunes and Podbean.com. It’s free and easy. Enjoy! Remember, new episodes pop Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Agent Of Change

Monday, June 12th, 2017

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Every NFL team needs a Robert Ayers.

In Dirk Koetter’s manic quest for a bad-ass group of marauders, Ayers could serve as the poster child. Except he’s no child … he’s a grown-ass man. (more…)

The Five Most Indispensable Buccaneers

Friday, June 9th, 2017

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Sportswriters love lists, and I’m no exception.

But let’s be honest, many of these lists are silly. For example, any scribe who suggests his seven-round mock draft has value is kidding himself. (more…)

Ira Goes Deep On “Diva” Label For D-Jax, Talks Firm 2017 Message, Koetter Seeking Training Camp “Loopholes,” Doston Focus & More

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

eye-RAH! explores many hot Bucs topics and wrestles with Joe on several of them. The Ira Kaufman Podcast is booming, with growth nearing 10,000 downloads per episodes! Listen by clicking or downloading above, or listen (and subscribe) at iTunes and Podbean.com. It’s free and easy. Enjoy! Remember, new episodes pop Tuesdays & Thursdays.

A Diva In Our Midst

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Ira Kaufman, the most beloved and esteemed columnist in town, has hung his hat at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters since July 2016. Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, Ira’s columns pop here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and his award winning podcasts fire Tuesdays and Thursdays.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

When the free agency clock struck in March and the Bucs pounced on DeSean Jackson, Stick Carriers took an avid interest.

But let’s not forget that the word “avid” spelled backwards is “diva,” and Mr. Jackson will never be able to outrun that label, no matter how many beaten defensive backs he leaves in his wake. (more…)

Ira Talks Safety Competition, Tandy Lead, Monte Kiffin Rewind, Extreme Godwin Impact, Alcohol & The Bucs, And More

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

“Newsy Nuggets!” Ira Kaufman has a few to share today and plenty more on the Bucs buffet in today’s high-energy podcast. eye-RAH! and Joe wrestle over many hot Bucs topics. The Ira Kaufman Podcast is booming, with growth nearing 10,000 downloads per episodes! Listen by clicking or downloading above, or listen (and subscribe) at iTunes and Podbean.com. It’s free and easy. Enjoy! Remember, new episodes pop Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Looking In The Nashville Mirror

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, Ira Kaufman, the most beloved and esteemed columnist in town, has hung his hat at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters since July 2016. His columns pop here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and his award winning podcasts fire Tuesdays and Thursdays.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

The Buccaneers have a trending partner in the AFC, a mirror image poised to make some noise after years of deathly silence.

The Bucs and Titans suddenly find themselves joined at the hip pad. (more…)

“Do-Or-Die” Season

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

BY IRA KAUFMAN

The longest-tenured Buccaneer says fans should be prepared for the most intense training camp since Jon Gruden stalked the sidelines. (more…)

Ira Talks Dirk Koetter Twitter Rage, Jameis “Bromide,” Bucs Ticket Sales Vs. Raiders’, The Al Davis Story, O-Line Excuses, Sapp On OTAs, Running Back Rhythm & Doug Martin, And More

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

It’s June, but Ira Kaufman has plenty on the Bucs buffet in today’s high-energy podcast. eye-RAH! and Joe lock horns on many hot Bucs topics. The Ira Kaufman Podcast is booming, with growth nearing 10,000 downloads per episodes! Listen by clicking or downloading above, or listen (and subscribe) at iTunes and Podbean.com. It’s free and easy. Enjoy! Remember, new episodes pop every Tuesday & Thursday.

Dungy = Odd Man Out

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, Ira Kaufman, the most beloved and esteemed columnist in town, has hung his hat at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters since July 2016. His columns pop here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and his award winning podcasts fire Tuesdays and Thursdays.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Put a Ring on it.

The curious relationship between the Buccaneers and Tony Dungy took another strange turn with the announcement of this year’s Ring of Honor recipients. (more…)