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You Are Darn Right It Matters In Tampa

Monday, August 20th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

These games don’t count. The NFL preseason is meaningless. Nothing of consequence can occur in August, except injuries.

Yeah, right. (more…)

“I Like The Way Our Practices Are Going”

Friday, August 17th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

After Buc practices, you can find Evan Smith chasing his daughter all over the football field, laughing all the way. That’s the calm after the storm.

Between whistles, Smith is all business. (more…)

Ira Talks Evan Smith Wager, Dotson Benchmark, Dirk Koetter Certainly Staying As Playcaller, Personal Desires Versus Titans, Debates Dungy Perspective, And More

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Ira’s been reading tea leaves, as he calls it, and making Sage observations about your beloved Bucs as they sit halfway through the training camp grind. And Ira’s friend Tony Dungy was in the house at One Buc Palace stirring up memories and lessons for the current Bucs. The Ira Kaufman Podcast is always fun and informative, and it’s presented by Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa and Ed Morse Cadillac Brandon. Click play above or tune in at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Find the Ira ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” (all genres nationwide), where it’s been for most of the past 10 months!! Stay informed, thinking and smiling every single Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun, free and easy. Enjoy!

“Walking, Talking Blueprint”

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

It’s right there on page 27 of the current NFL Record and Fact Book. (more…)

Ira Talks Pressing Mike Smith Decisions, Practice Mind Games, Mixed Reviews, Dungy Thoughts & Plenty Out Of The Bucs’ Preseason Opener

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Ira has been patrolling practice, listening to movers and shakers around One Buc Palace and is brimming with his first podcast takes from the preseason opener. The Ira Kaufman Podcast is always a good time and is presented by Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa and Ed Morse Cadillac Brandon. Click play above or tune in at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Find the Ira ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” (all genres nationwide), where it’s been for most of the past 10 months!! Stay informed, thinking and smiling every single Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun, free and easy. Enjoy!

“The Million Dollar Question Is DeSean Jackson”

Monday, August 13th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Jim Miller will always have a soft spot in his heart for the Buccaneers.

Pat Kirwan’s broadcast partner on “Movin’ the Chains,” a long-running SiriusXM NFL Radio program, landed in Tampa Saturday to watch the Bucs practice. The former quarterback of the Steelers and Bears who owns a Patriots Super Bowl Ring, came away impressed. (more…)

Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Fins

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

The Bucs had lost five consecutive preseason openers, so there are plenty of positives to feel good about after Thursday night’s victory.

There were also several areas of concern because the Dolphins moved the football up and down the field all evening. Let’s give Tampa Bay an overall grade of “B” as the Bucs move on to next week’s scrimmages and matchup in Nashville.

Here are 10 of the particulars: (more…)

Ira Talks Winston Timing Questions, Chat With Mike Smith, Preseason Focus, All Eyes On Ronald Jones, Contrasting Vibes, August Urgency & More

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Bucs game TONIGHT! And Ira Kaufman dives into it and much more with Joe on today’s Ira Kaufman Podcast presented by Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa and Ed Morse Cadillac Brandon. Click play above or tune in at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Find the Ira ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” (all genres nationwide), where it’s been for most of the past nine months!! Stay informed, thinking and smiling every single Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun, free and easy. Enjoy!

Conte Feels Haters, Doubters & The New Vibe

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

For his Wednesday column, the Sage of Tampa Bay sports sits down with the Bucs’ villainized safety

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Through seven NFL seasons, they’ve been coming at Chris Conte in waves. (more…)

Ira Talks Favre Anniversary, Offensive Line Help Coming, The Injury Pile, Spence Perceptions, Licht Enthusiasm, Ronald Jones Uncertainty, Stick Carriers, Contract Decisions, Pagano Possibilities, And More

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Things are developing rapidly at One Buc Palace some good, some not so good. The Sage of Tampa Bay sports is all over that and more with Joe on today’s Ira Kaufman Podcast presented by Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa and Ed Morse Cadillac Brandon. Click play above or tune in at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Find the Ira ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” (all genres nationwide), where it’s been for most of the past nine months!! Stay informed, thinking and smiling every single Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun, free and easy. Enjoy!

“Just A Matter Of Waiting My Time”

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Ira talked to GM Jason Licht, Peyton Barber and more for his Monday column.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Peyton Barber has heard all the hype surrounding rookies Ronald Jones and Shaun Wilson.

Jones, a second-round pick out of Southern Cal, is described as a home-run run hitter who adds juice to a wilted run game. Dirk Koetter is gushing over Wilson, an undrafted free agent from Duke who has picked up the playbook quickly.

Barber’s response? (more…)

Demar Dotson Uncensored

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

His right knee may not be 100 percent, but Demar Dotson’s truth-meter is working overtime.

The longest-tenured player on the Bucs stayed after practice at the indoor facility the other day, patiently signing autographs for more than 50 fans. He smiled for pictures and shook hands before reinforcing his reputation as Tampa Bay’s most candid player. (more…)

Ira Talks The 3-4 Defense Dump, Stress Tests, Cornerbacks Cushion, GM Status, Assessing Vea Loss, Coachspeak, Practice Focus & Much More

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Week 2 of Bucs training camp is grinding along and Ira Kaufman has plenty on his mind, in addition to being fired up about Saturday’s big Training Camp Takeover event. Power-packed football talk and more with Joe. The Ira Kaufman Podcast is presented by Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa and Ed Morse Cadillac Brandon. Click play above or tune in at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Find the Ira ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” (all genres nationwide), where it’s been for most of the past nine months!! Stay informed, thinking and smiling every single Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun, free and easy. Enjoy!

Talent Spigot Is Open

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Whether or not you’re a Jason Licht fan, you’ve got to admit it … the man’s a survivor. (more…)

Jason Licht Is Signed For 2019

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Bucs GM Jason Licht

BY IRA KAUFMAN

The overseeer of five drafts as general manager of the Buccaneers, Jason Licht has been rewarded by ownership with a contract for a sixth season. (more…)

Ira Talks Early Training Camp Impressions, Baseless Grimes Fear, Impact Units, Rookie Evaluations, Fresh Mike Smith On Vita Vea, And Much More

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

After four days of Buccaneers training camp, Ira Kaufman shares his impressions as he embarks on his 40th season covering the NFL. Plenty of football talk and more with Joe. The Ira Kaufman Podcast is presented by Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa and Ed Morse Cadillac Brandon. Click play above or tune in at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Find the Ira Kaufman Podcast ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” (all genres nationwide), where it’s been for most of the past nine months. Stay informed, thinking and smiling every single Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun, free and easy. Enjoy!

Mike Smith Talks Quick Fix

Monday, July 30th, 2018

The Sage of Tampa Bay sports went 1-on-1 with defensive coordinator Mike Smith

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Whether you’re a gymnast or a defensive coordinator, flexibility is a beautiful thing.

Mike Smith wants no part of a pommel horse, but he can’t wait to showcase his horses up front this fall. (more…)