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Ira Kaufman’s Week 7 Picks Against The Spread

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Welcome to a weekly feature on JoeBucsFan.com. Joe has challenged Ira Kaufman, Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter, to pick against the spread this season for a $500 prize. Every Friday, Ira types out his picks for each Friday-through-Monday game. If he hits at 53 percent or better for the regular season, then Ira gets $500 in gift cards to Abe’s Place in Clearwater, home of historically amazing food and 44 craft beers on tap. Feel free to send Ira your stone cold locks on Twitter, @ikaufman76. The sage of Tampa Bay sports could always use some help.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

There’s a sliver of light peeking through the clouds. (more…)

Ira Talks Lingering Shock, Mike Smith Realities, Koetter Ship-Tightening, Locker Room Chats, David Usage, Jameis Variables, Clashing Bills-Bucs Predictions & Much More

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Pure passion and plenty of analysis from The Sage in this edition of the Ira Kaufman Podcast, where eye-RAH! dissects all things Bucs with Joe. Tune in right here, or at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. The Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is no offseason. Click or download above. It’s free and easy. Enjoy!

The Sloth In The Room

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

BY IRA KAUFMAN

The time is now.

Somebody has to step up in the Buc locker room behind closed doors and tell 52 other guys that this nonsense won’t be tolerated.

Somebody has to put his reputation on the line and assume a leadership position. That’s not a natural role for a lot of Tampa Bay players, and that’s alright. (more…)

Ira Talks Franchise Crossroads, Empty Stats, Peterson Truths, Assigning Blame, Looming Mobile QBs, & Much More

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Man, sage Ira Kaufman sounds like a young man of 25 in this fiery, post-debacle edition of the Ira Kaufman Podcast, where eye-RAH! dissects all things Bucs with Joe. Tune in right here, or at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. The Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is no offseason. Click or download above. It’s free and easy. Enjoy!

“Flat-Out Lie”

Monday, October 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. You can also see Ira every football Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on FOX-13, Scott Smith’s Tailgate Sunday.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Flat, flat, flat. Simple as that.

If only the 2017 Bucs could be summed up in a nursery rhyme. Let’s try another:

If you’re flat and you know it, miss a tackle

If you’re flat and you know it, miss a tackle

If you’re flat and you know it and you really want to show it

If you’re flat and you know it, blow a coverage. (more…)

Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Cardinals

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Ira’s can’t-miss postgame colunn

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Don’t be fooled.

The Bucs made it close at the end, but this game was lost at the start — that awful start. While the Cardinals came out aggressive, Tampa Bay came out flat.

How does that happen?

The Bucs have played two road games in 2017 and they’ve looked awful in both of ’em. Don’t trust the final score — trust your eyes.

The Bucs are now below .500 for the first time in almost a year and Jameis Winston could miss his first NFL start. Add it all up and this team gets a big, fat “D” at this point of the season. (more…)

Ira Kaufman’s NFL Picks Against The Spread

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Welcome to a new feature on JoeBucsFan.com. Joe has challenged Ira Kaufman, Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter, to pick against the spread this season for a $500 prize. Every Friday, Ira will type out his picks for each Friday-through-Monday game. If he hits at 53 percent or better for the regular season, then Ira gets $500 in gift cards to Abe’s Place in Clearwater, home of historically amazing food and 44 craft beers on tap. Feel free to send Ira your stone cold locks on Twitter, @ikaufman76. The sage of Tampa Bay sports could always use some help.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

This handicapping gig is getting out of hand. (more…)

Ira Talks Locker Room Chats, Koetter Self-Scouting To Victory, Adrian Peterson Effect, Balance Goals, Secondary Shifts & Much More

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Thursday gunslinging on display today from Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter, who is joined by Joe on the wildly popular Ira Kaufman Podcast. It’s a must-listen as the Bucs prepare for Arizona. Tune in right here, or at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. The Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is no offseason. Click or download above. It’s free and easy. Enjoy!

Smelling Another Five-Game Winning Streak

Wednesday, October 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. You can also see Ira every football Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on FOX-13, Scott Smith’s Tailgate Sunday.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

This was as close to a bye week as the Bucs are going to get during this strange season, so they need to pounce.

I’m smelling another five-game winning streak. (more…)

“Kaufman’s Korner”

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Ira on the Bucs. Video style!

You can never get enough eye-RAH! (more…)

Ira Talks Kicker Circus, Phantom Injuries, Licht Future, Primed For A “W” Streak, Jameis-Koetter On The Hook, O-Line Thrive & Much More

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

The kicking circus and the state of the Bucs at 2-2 has the attention of Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter. JoeBucsFan.com columnist is firing away with Joe on his popular podcast as the Bucs have a new kicker and prepare for Arizona. The Ira Kaufman Podcast is a must-listen. Tune in right here, or at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. The Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is no offseason. Click or download above. It’s free and easy. Enjoy!

Too Much At Stake

Monday, October 9th, 2017

BY IRA KAUFMAN

He’s got to go.

Get this straight — it’s tough to see people lose their jobs, but it happens every week in the NFL. Nick Folk will understand if the Bucs move on from him in what has morphed into their eternal quest for a reliable kicker. (more…)

Ira Kaufman’s NFL Picks Against The Spread

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Welcome to a new feature on JoeBucsFan.com. Joe has challenged Ira Kaufman, Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter, to pick against the spread this season for a $500 prize. Every Friday, Ira will type out his picks for each Friday-through-Monday game. If he hits at 53 percent or better for the regular season, then Ira gets $500 in gift cards to Abe’s Place in Clearwater, home of historically amazing food and 44 craft beers on tap. Feel free to send Ira your stone cold locks on Twitter, @ikaufman76. The sage of Tampa Bay sports could always use some help.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

That .500 mark continues to prove elusive for your favorite soothsayer. (more…)

Ira Talks Bucs-Patriots Reaction, Nick Folk’s Demise, State Of The Bucs, Thursday Winners & Losers, Jameis Woes, Doug Martin And More

Friday, October 6th, 2017

It’s 2 a.m. in the bowels of Raymond James Stadium and Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter is firing away with Joe on his popular podcast after last night’s loss to the Patriots. The Ira Kaufman Podcast is a must-listen. Tune in right here, or at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. The Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is no offseason. Click or download above. It’s free and easy. Enjoy!

Ira’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Patriots

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Ira fires off his sage wisdom and takes you inside the postgame locker room

BY IRA KAUFMAN

The dejected look on the faces of Tampa Bay players said it all after Thursday night’s heartbreaker.

You win and lose as a team, but on this evening, the Buc defense deserved a better fate. And while Nick Folk was clearly the chief culprit, there was plenty of blame to go around as the Bucs came close to knocking off a historic NFL franchise for the second time in five days. (more…)

Risks, Connections & Coach Malcolm

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

BY IRA KAUFMAN

It’s hard to believe, but the man of the hour might be lost in the shuffle Thursday night.

When a head coach and a quarterback each bound for Canton comes into your stadium for a nationally televised matchup, it’s easy to relegate a Ring of Honor recipient to the back burner.

That would be a travesty.

Malcolm Glazer, who will be memorialized during a halftime ceremony, is no bit player in this drama. (more…)

High Honor For Ira Kaufman

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

“The Sage” is honored by Google Play.

Joe often refers to the booming JoeBucsFan.com Podcast Network, featuring 10 episodes/shows per week from seven hosts/co-hosts.

It’s no joke. Heck, the podcasts’ popularity and influence got Joe kicked off local sports radio.

And now the nation is taking notice. (more…)