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Cupboard Contents Will Restrain Jason Licht

Friday, January 20th, 2017

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

Every once in awhile, the guys who astutely run this website have to be slapped back into reality.

This is one of those moments.

The same pundits who foolishly labeled Mark Dominik a “rock star” and prematurely assigned Jameis Winston with the title “America’s Quarterback” are now giddy with the prospect of the Bucs going hog wild in the offseason. (more…)

Ira Talks Calais Campbell, Lynch Hall Pitch, Hester Option, Licht’s Free Agency Record, Derrick Brooks Prediction, Playoff Ties, Jimmy Johnson, Chucky Pass & More

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

No snoozing on the Tuesday & Thursday Ira Kaufman Podcast, which has no offseason. Ira continues to take fans into all things John Lynch’s fourth shot at the Hall of Fame, and many Bucs topics of the day with Joe. Enjoy! And don’t forget, you can listen and/or subscribe on iTunes or Podbean, too. Joe highly recommends last week’s episodes.
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Antonio Brown, Dirk Koetter & Fake News

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

A little perspective, people.

I’m not defending Antonio Brown’s dumb decision to film the proceedings in the Steelers’ locker room for the world to see after Sunday night’s emotional playoff win at Kansas City. (more…)

Ira Talks Team Glazer Direction, Smith-Koetter Unity, Buying Dungy Breakfast, Playoff Reaction, 2017 Bucs Expectations, Hall Presentation Order & More

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Zero offseason on the fast-growing Ira Kaufman Podcast, which hits very hard in this episode. Ira dives into many topics of the day, including his recent breakfast with Tony Dungy. Enjoy! And don’t forget, you can listen and/or subscribe on iTunes or Podbean, too. Joe highly recommends last week’s episodes.

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Hall Presentation Order Revealed; No On Poe; Jameis Vs. The Class & The Latest Bucs Victory

Monday, January 16th, 2017

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

For your Monday perusal, here’s an assortment of goodies that includes your weekly update on John Lynch.

If this column had to be listed on Jeopardy, it would go under the “Potpourri” category, a grab bag of offseason items that ultimately reflect back on the Buccaneers.

Here we go: (more…)

Talking 2017 Bucs With Tony Dungy

Friday, January 13th, 2017

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Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter pens columns for JoeBucsFan.com Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday, and churns out his popular podcasts Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy as Ira shares some of his chat today with Tony Dungy.

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I had the pleasure of Tony Dungy’s company at breakfast Friday morning for an in-depth discussion about John Lynch’s demanding role in that iconic Buc defense.

More on that subject in later columns, but I also had the opportunity to get a Hall of Fame coach’s thoughts on the current state of the Buccaneers and Jameis Winston’s leadership skills. (more…)

Ira Talks Hall Pecking Order, Team Glazer Free Agency Mindset, Defensive Tackle Change & More

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Free agency is on Ira’s mind today, right after he takes fans deeper inside the quest to get John Lynch into the Hall of Fame next month. Of course, Joe and Ira go head first into other topics, as well. Enjoy! Ira’s podcasts fire every Tuesday and Thursday, and his columns are rolled out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Ira has been on fire lately, but he’s been advised a raise is not forthcoming.

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Can The Bucs Duplicate The Chiefs’ Score?

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

Picture this scenario, which may not be far-fetched.

At approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday, after watching the Chiefs take on the Steelers at Arrowhead, Dirk Koetter sends a text to Jason Licht — succinct and to the point.

“We need one of those.” (more…)

Ira Talks The War On John Lynch, Will Gholston Overhype, New Jameis Message, Bajakian Skepticism, Lunsford-Aguayo Competition & More

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

A+ Ira Kaufman Podcast today. Ira goes deep inside the upcoming Pro Football Hall of Fame vote. You won’t find this stuff anywhere else. Of course, Joe and Ira go head first into key Bucs topics of the day, as well. Enjoy. Ira’s podcasts fire every Tuesday and Thursday.

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Brent Grimes: “You Can’t Have A Bunch Of Independent Contractors Running Around”

Monday, January 9th, 2017

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Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter pens columns for JoeBucsFan.com Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday, and churns out his popular podcasts Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy as Ira goes deep inside the locker room in today’s offering.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

The Bucs developed mental toughness in 2016, but as Clint Eastwood said to Hillary Swank in Million Dollar Baby, “girlie, tough ain’t enough.”

This franchise is now a $1.5 billion baby, according to Forbes, and let’s not forget Tampa Bay also made strides on the soft side en route to a 9-7 record.

After their first winning season since 2010, Buc players were quick to credit team camaraderie as a vital ingredient in their success. (more…)

Canton Crossroads For John Lynch

Friday, January 6th, 2017

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

John Lynch is standing at the Canton crossroads.

As one of 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Lynch’s case will be heard in front of the Selection Committee for the fourth consecutive year.

And because the Class of 2018 is loaded with first-time eligibles like Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher and Ronde Barber, this is Lynch’s best shot to join Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks in the Hall. (more…)

Koetter: “I’d Like To Come To Hang Out With Them At Work One Day”

Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Dirk Koetter dreams of throwing darts at his critics

Many people confuse those who have thin skin with those who have thick skin but also are passionate about defending themselves.

There’s a difference. (more…)

Ira Talks Hall Finalists, Lynch Chances, Koetter Playcalling Nonsense, Glazer Intervention, Kwon Star, Mike Smith Replacement & More

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Ira is on fire in this episode and sets the tone for what will be a huge offseason. Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter and Joe pump out the Ira Kaufman Podcast every Tuesday & Thursday year-round on JoeBucsFan.com, plus Ira’s columns on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday. Enjoy!

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Ira Kaufman Shares His 2016 All-Pro Ballot

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

Making the Pro Bowl is a nice honor. Making the All-Pro team is more challenging — and ultimately more rewarding.

It’s the difference between a People’s Choice Award and an Oscar.

As one of 50 media members on the Associated Press panel, I submitted my All-Pro ballot earlier this week. The AP will reveal the winners on Friday, but our loyal readers shouldn’t have to wait that long to see who your humble servant selected as the best of the best for the 2016 regular season. (more…)

Ira Talks Season Finale, Koetter’s State Of The Bucs Address, Offensive Realities, Aguayo Mess & More

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Yes, the Custodian Of Canton’s award-winning podcast will run every Tuesday & Thursday year-round on JoeBucsFan.com, plus his columns on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday. Today, Ira and the Joe’s kickoff what will be a very exciting offseason.

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