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Can’t-Miss Candid Demar Dotson Interview On The Ira Kaufman Podcast (Powerful Stuff!); Plus Ira Talks Martin-Baker Cuts & More

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

WHOA! Kudos to Bucs right tackle Demar Dotson for not holding back during today’s interview with the Ira Kaufman Podcast. This 20+ minute segment of Dotson with Ira and Joe is Part 1 of 3. Dive in right here or enjoy at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” for four consecutive months (all genres nationwide), the Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun — free and easy, too. Enjoy!

Doug Martin’s Batting Average

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Ira Kaufman is the most revered sports personality and writer 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. You can also hear Ira on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio Wednesdays during football season, and see him now on Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 p.m. on Spectrum Sports 360. Ira also is part of the FOX-13 Tailgate Sunday and enjoys beet salads, Riesling, Chiefs victories and needling Joe.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

The Buccaneer book has closed on Doug Martin, with enough intriguing chapters to make for a decent TV movie.

He started off like a dynamo, excelling for first-year coach Greg Schiano. By the time he finished off that wondrous 2012 season with a 142-yard outburst at Atlanta, Martin had the potential to be the best running back in franchise history. (more…)

Ira Talks Trenches Changes, Combine Debauchery, Complementing Peyton Barber, Bucs’ In-House Free Agents, Corner Plays & Much More

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Gotta love the offseason when you can share it with the insight and humor of the Sage of Tampa Bay sports. Dive in here with Ira and Joe, or enjoy at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” for 3 1/2 consecutive months (all genres nationwide), the Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun — free and easy, too. Enjoy!

Last Call — For The Offense

Monday, February 19th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Dirk Koetter needs some help, and he’s not too proud to admit it.

Entering his third year as head coach of the Bucs, Koetter realizes a 14-18 overall record doesn’t cut it for the Stick Carriers. After the excitement of 2016, Tampa Bay supporters expected a playoff contender last fall. (more…)

Winning Formula Bucs Ownership Should Stress

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Sage wisdom today from Ira

BY IRA KAUFMAN

You can have the man. I want the men. (more…)

Ira Talks Bucs Dysfunction, Line Decisions, Center Stage, Bidding Wars, Dangerous Licht Dynamics, Saquon Barkley, Romantic Baked Potato, And Much More

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

The clock is ticking on free agency and the pressure is rising quickly on the Bucs’ fragile regime. Sage Ira Kaufman is swinging a big stick in this fresh episode with Joe. Dive in here, or enjoy at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” for 3 1/2 consecutive months (all genres nationwide), the Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun — free and easy, too. Enjoy!

2-For-1 Free Agency Fix On The Offensive Line

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Ira Kaufman is the most revered sports personality and writer 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. You can also hear Ira on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio Wednesdays during football season, and see him now on Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 p.m. on Spectrum Sports 360. Ira also is part of the FOX-13 Tailgate Sunday and enjoys beet salads, Riesling, Chiefs victories and needling Joe.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

The Bucs don’t waste a lot of time acknowledging their mistakes.

And yes, there’s been a few.

Once it became clear that Anthony Collins, Michael Johnson and Bruce Carter weren’t the answer, they were dispatched. When Roberto Aguayo gave Buc fans agita with each errant FG try, he was dumped. (more…)

Ira Dives Deep On Jay Hayes, Talks 11 Rare Weeks & George Warhop, Free Agency Non-Splashing, Defensive Pressure, Left Guard Call, Rushing Realities, And Much More

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Curious coaching moves and free agency dominate the mind of the Sage of Tampa Bay sports today. He wrestles with several Bucs topics of the day with Joe in this fresh episode. Dive in here, or enjoy at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” for 3 1/2 consecutive months (all genres nationwide), the Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun — free and easy, too. Enjoy!

Something Doesn’t Add Up On The O-Line

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Ira Kaufman is the most revered sports personality and writer 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. You can also hear Ira on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio Wednesdays during football season, and see him now on Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 p.m. on Spectrum Sports 360. Ira also is part of the FOX-13 Tailgate Sunday.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Buc fans are waiting for the other cleat to drop. (more…)

The Cost Of Doing Business

Friday, February 9th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Elite quarterbacks want to be paid and it won’t be long before the Bucs are standing in the financial crossroads.

John Lynch didn’t do Jason Licht any favors by emptying the vault for Jimmy Garoppolo, who has all of seven pro starts on his resume. (more…)

Ira Talks Ticket-Price Jump, Eagles Model, Eye-Opening McCoy Praise, Jameis Blame, Calling Team Glazer On Ronde, Final Thought On Malcom Butler & More

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Still steaming from his Super Bowl trip, the Sage of Tampa Bay sports has plenty on his mind. Ira and Joe fire away in a heated episode. Dive in here, or enjoy at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” for 3 1/2 consecutive months (all genres nationwide), the Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun — free and easy, too. Enjoy!

A Referendum On Pressure

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Ira Kaufman is the most revered sports personality and writer 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. You can also hear Ira on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio Wednesdays during football season, and see him now on Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 p.m. on Spectrum Sports 360. Ira also is part of the FOX-13 Tailgate Sunday.

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Ira Talks Super Bowl Aggression, Bucs Backup QB, Malcolm Butler, Cornerbacks Crisis, Insulting T.O., John Lynch Sabotage, Window Seat Blues & More

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Ira goes deep on what went wrong for John Lynch with Hall of Fame voters. And there’s PLENTY of current Bucs talk and more. The Sage of Tampa Bay sports has plenty to share as he and Joe fire away. Dive in here, or enjoy at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” for 3 1/2 consecutive months (all genres nationwide), the Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun — free and easy, too. Enjoy!

Keeping Chairs In Place

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Talking Bucs and the Titanic.

You know what Joe’s biggest issue with Bucs coach Dirk Koetter was after the team finished with a lousy record? (more…)

Justice For The Head-Hunter

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

With Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu coming ’round the bend, this is a big year for John Lynch’s Hall of Fame chances.

It was minus-2 degrees when my plane touched down in Minneapolis Thursday, but the meeting room promises to be quite toasty on Saturday morning as 48 selectors gather at the crack of dawn to choose the Class of 2018. (more…)

Ira Goes Deep On John Lynch Hall Chances, Talks Stroud Comments On Coaches, Defenses Vs. Koetter, D-Jax Usage Changes, And More

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

More can’t-miss fresh takes from the Sage of Tampa Bay sports, who has much to offer as he and Joe fire away. Ira Kaufman will be presenting John Lynch for the Pro Football Hall Of Fame vote on Saturday, and there’s plenty of Hall chatter. Dive in here, or enjoy at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” for 3 1/2 consecutive months (all genres nationwide), the Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun — free and easy, too. Enjoy!

John Lynch And Saturday’s Numbers Game

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

I’m a man on a mission as I prepare to travel to Minneapolis.

Hopefully, the Super Bowl will be as competitive as the meeting of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors figures to be Saturday morning, when 48 media members convene to choose the Class of 2018. (more…)

Ira Talks Bad Koetter Theories, McCoy’s Baggage Play, Monken’s New Plate, Emphatic “No” On Talib, Lynch Presentation Opening Line, New Lynch Data, And Much More

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Lots of Bucs news is flowing and Ira is just four days from his presentation of John Lynch as a Hall of Fame finalist. The Sage of Tampa Bay sports has plenty to share as he and Joe fire away. Dive in here, or enjoy at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” for 3 1/2 consecutive months (all genres nationwide), the Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun — free and easy, too. Enjoy!