Archive for the ‘Ira Kaufman, Everything eye-RAH!’ Category

Dial Back The Negativity

Friday, August 18th, 2017

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Enjoy the moment.

There’s a lot of hand-wringing going on by national observers and even a few Buc fans about some of the things that went wrong Thursday night in Jacksonville.

Nick Folk had an extra-point attempt blocked and missed a field goal that caused Dirk Koetter to drop his head. The red-zone offense struggled at times. Jameis Winston turned in a bonehead play.

I get all that. (more…)

Ira Dives Deep Into Team Glazer-Roberto Aguayo Report, Preseason Game 2 Keys, Slow-Start Plague, Evans’ Greatness & Cluelessness, Hard Knocks Revelations & More

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Thank you for making the Ira Kaufman Podcast so darn popular. Actually, thank Ira, who turns in a fiery informed listen today. Great fun and knowledge. Listen right here, or at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com.  The Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — all year long. Listen to Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter by clicking or downloading above. It’s free and easy. Enjoy!

HBO’s Aguayo Fail & Touchdown Formula

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

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

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Stick Carriers to the rescue.

Hey, somebody has to give Hard Knocks some intrigue after two rather bland episodes.

This show obviously has a lot of appeal in the Bay area because Buc fans are hungry for any morsel about their football team. But when you get past Spring Hill and Lakewood Ranch, is anybody watching this supposed “inside” look at a franchise on the rise? (more…)

Ira Goes Deep On Bengals Performance, Aguayo Dump, Ryan Smith Challenges, Jameis On The Move, Ira Fulton Confusion & Much More

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Wow! Ira is in rare, fiery form today after the Bucs’ preseason opener. Listen right here, or at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com.  The Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — all year long. Listen to Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter by clicking or downloading above. It’s free and easy. Enjoy!

Derrick Brooks Talks “D” Turnaround

Monday, August 14th, 2017

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Derrick Brooks wrestled with mixed feelings when Mike Smith went job hunting last January.

Brooks knows an outstanding coach when he sees one, and he admired Smith from afar until 2016, when he saw the Bucs make dramatic strides on defense under their new coordinator. (more…)

Bucs Confronting, Considering CTE

Friday, August 11th, 2017

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

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Clinton McDonald will line up in the trenches tonight and prepare for a slugfest.

Even in the preseason, defensive linemen and their counterparts engage in a continual series of collisions that leaves both sides bruised and battered. (more…)

Ira Talks Watch List For Preseason Opener, Koetter Riding Jameis, Team Mentality, Offensive Strategy Change, And Answers Fan Questions

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Ira’s in midseason form in this rollicking, game-week edition of the high-octane Ira Kaufman Podcast with Joe, available here and at iTunes, Google Play and Podbean.com. With a preseason game tomorrow night, eye-RAH! has plenty to say. The Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday. Listen to Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter by clicking or downloading above. It’s free and easy. Enjoy!

Where’s The Beef?

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Dirk Koetter must feel like heading off to Vegas right about now.

The way Koetter’s fortunes are running, he’d walk away from the tables hoarding enough chips to fill a tackling dummy. With one month left before the season opener in Miami, the best adjective to describe Bucs training camp is a word any NFL head coach would love to apply this time of the year.

Uneventful. (more…)

Ira Talks Jay Cutler Change, A Blessed Training Camp, Stick Carrier Mania, Kicking Battle Turn, Hard Knocks Predictions, Pinellas Beach Crime, And More

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Everything Bucs is on the lips of sage Ira Kaufman in his high-octane podcast with Joe available here and at iTunes, Google Play and Podbean.com. Nearly two weeks into training camp and eye-RAH! has plenty to say. The Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday. Listen to Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter by clicking or downloading above. It’s free and easy. Enjoy!

Ryan Fitzpatrick & Brad Johnson Talkin’ Jameis

Monday, August 7th, 2017

BY IRA KAUFMAN

When he’s through slinging footballs, Ryan Fitzpatrick could make a smooth transition to the insurance business.

Farmers Insurance.

Yes, he knows a thing or two because he’s seen a thing or two. (more…)

Malcolm Glazer Was A Bucs Badass

Friday, August 4th, 2017

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

BY IRA KAUFMAN

The facts are in and the conclusion is uncommonly clear.

Malcolm Glazer was a badass.

Don’t be fooled by the red beard, the specs and a belt buckle worn unusually high. The late owner of the Buccaneers would have been very proud of this confident football team and Dirk Koetter’s aggressive approach. (more…)

Jon Gruden Joins & Talks About Ira; And Ira Talks Beckwith-Bond Battle, Godwin Surge, Monken Future, 3-4 Defense, Stick Carriers, A Bathrobe Story, And More

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Well look who’s talking about sports sage Ira Kaufman on the tantalizing Ira Kaufman Podcast podcast available here and at iTunes, Google Play and Podbean.com! It’s Jon Gruden. Plenty of meat from training camp and more. Don’t miss the podcast every Tuesday & Thursday. Listen to Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter by clicking or downloading above. It’s free and easy. Enjoy!

Gruden’s Emotional & Dreamy Return — Today

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Bob LaMonte won’t be in the audience during Jon Gruden’s Ring of Honor news conference this afternoon, but he sure was there when it counted.

Right at center stage.

There were a lot of contributors and factors in 2002, as Gruden was pried out of Oakland a year early. Al Davis received the price he wanted, Jim McVay was a valuable go-between and the Glazers weren’t about to return from the West Coast without a head coach to replace Tony Dungy. (more…)

Ira Talks Camaraderie, Marpet Chat, Beckwith Rise, Doug Martin Saga, Hard Knocks Impact, Jon Gruden’s Secret Buzzer, Baker Absence, Training Camp Takeover Day & More

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Sports sage Ira Kaufman continues to dazzle talking all things Bucs on his rollicking podcast available here and at iTunes, Google Play and Podbean.com. It’s four days into training camp and eye-RAH! has plenty to say. The Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday. Listen to Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter by clicking or downloading above. It’s free and easy. Enjoy!

Jacquizz Will Set The Bar

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

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

BY IRA KAUFMAN

He’s easy to overlook — and that would be a big mistake.

It’s fashionable to underestimate Jacquizz Rodgers and his potential role on the 2017 Buccaneers. But if you get past his 5-foot-6 frame, Rodgers will have an opportunity to play a huge role in shaping Dirk Koetter’s ground game this fall.

And as Koetter likes to remind his campers, it’s all about opportunity. (more…)

“The Badass Licht Pined For”

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Ira Kaufman is the most beloved, revered and esteemed Buccaneers columnist in town. He has hung his hat at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters for more than a year. Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, Ira busts out his columns here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and his award winning podcasts fire Tuesdays and Thursdays.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Before he’s through tinkering at One Buc Place, Jason Licht may be responsible for drafting more than 100 players. I’ve got a feeling he has already signed off on the most rewarding pick he’ll ever make as an NFL executive.

Kwon Alexander wasn’t even supposed to start as a rookie in 2015. The undersized linebacker out of LSU was supposed to contribute on special teams and perhaps push Danny Lansanah a bit on the strong side. (more…)