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Changes? You Bet.

Monday, October 1st, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there.

On the surface, a 2-2 record is nothing to panic over. This two-game losing streak may be unsettling, but the Bucs are only one game out of the division lead at the quarter-pole, with a road win over first-place New Orleans in the bank. (more…)

Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Bears

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Admit it.

If you would have known that the Bucs were going to split their first four games this season, you would have been thrilled.

Now, you’re pissed.

As they have too many times in recent memory, the Bucs failed to show up for a road game. They deserved every bit of that 48-10 drubbing at Soldier Field, where conditions were perfect and Tampa Bay’s execution was anything but. (more…)

Tough Enough?

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

This game has all the subtlety of a Mike Tyson left hook.

If you’re seeking an incisive preview of Sunday’s matchup at Soldier Field, look no further than Tyson’s immortal quote when asked about his boxing philosophy: (more…)

Ira Talks Judgment Game For Mike Smith, Conte Call, Jameis Winston’s Feelings, Run Production, Tarp Needed, Game Predictions, Team Glazer & The QB Decision, Fitz Sympathizers, And More

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Crossroads game Sunday for the Bucs and various levels and the Sage of Tampa Bay sports is diving deep as always on the Bucs issues of the day with Joe. It’s always a fast-moving, fun and informative time on the 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. And you can find it on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts,” ALL genres. Stay informed, thinking and smiling every single Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason.

Listening to “The Sage” is fun, free and easy. Enjoy!

“I See The Zeal In His Eyes” – It’s Derrick Brooks And Ira Kaufman Talking Bucs On A Fresh Episode Of TAMPA TWO

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

It’s an all new TAMPA TWO presented by Caldeco Air Conditioning and Heating!!

Great stuff today from Mr. Derrick Brooks and the Sage of Tampa Bay sports. Man, you can just feel the passion and appreciation Brooks has for a certain Buccaneer who he studied on Monday night.

Enjoy!

Desperate For Balance

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

It’s not sustainable.

Tampa Bay’s 2-1 getaway isn’t a fluke, but it’s not sustainable. If the Bucs don’t run the ball more efficiently or tighten up defensively, this promising season will slip away. (more…)

Ira Talks Physical Loss, Ryan Fitzpatrick Support & Production, Double Standard For Jameis, Strengths And Weaknesses, Dirk Koetter’s Next Move & More

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Recorded in the wee hours following the Bucs-Steelers game at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway, today’s podcast is all about the Monday night loss and the pending quarterback decision. It’s always a fast-moving, fun and informative time on the 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. And you can find it on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts,” ALL genres. Stay informed, thinking and smiling every single Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason.

Click or download above. Listening to “The Sage” is fun, free and easy. Enjoy!

Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Steelers

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Grit, but no glory.

It was a tale of two halves at Raymond James Stadium Monday night and while the Bucs displayed character and resolve, the Steelers won a close game on the road by capitalizing on some sloppy play.

Pittsburgh hardly played a clean game, incurring 13 penalties for 155 yards, but Mike Smith’s defense didn’t make enough stops.

A 2-1 record should be a point of pride, especially considering the rugged schedule, but the prevailing sentiment in the Tampa Bay locker room is this was a game the Bucs should have won.

Here’s how it went down in prime time: (more…)

Playing A 3-4 Team, Learning From The Patriots Loss & More; Derrick Brooks & Ira Kaufman Talk Steelers-Bucs On TAMPA TWO!

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Nothing better than Derrick Brooks dissecting the keys to the Bucs-Steelers game with Sage JoeBucsFan.com columnist Ira Kaufman. TAMPA TWO is a joint effort of The Identity Tampa Bay and JoeBucsFan.com.

“Fistfight” Prep And A Run Game In Waiting

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Another week, another stiff challenge for the grinders up front, the guys who make it happen for the NFL’s top-ranked offense.

You heard me correctly — No. 1. (more…)

Ira Talks State Of The Buccaneers, Monday Night Outcome & Match-ups, “Poise In The Noise,” Jameis Lawsuit & Much More

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

It’s all Steelers and the state of the Bucs in this prediction edition of the The Ira Kaufman Podcast, always a fast-moving, fun and informative time presented by Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa and Ed Morse Cadillac Brandon.

Click play above or tune in at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. (and you can often find it on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” ALL genres.) Stay informed, thinking and smiling every single Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason.

Click or download above. Listening to “The Sage” is fun, free and easy. Enjoy!

Derrick Brooks & Ira Kaufman Answer Your Questions; It’s The New Episode Of TAMPA TWO!

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

What an opening to this episode. Ryan Fitzpatrick & DeSean Jackson would be proud!

Enjoy this week’s Q&A episode below a joint effort of JoeBucsFan.com and The Identity Tampa Bay. What’s better than Brooks and The Sage talking Bucs? Enjoy!

Bullying For Benefits

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

In his 2006 enshrinement speech, John Madden suggested that the busts in the Pro Football Hall of Fame speak to each other in the middle of the night.

Right now, they’re talking gibberish.

In the past couple of months, the behavior of some of these greats suggests they should trade in their gold jackets for straitjackets. (more…)

Ira Talks D-Jax Factor, Team Glazer & The QB Call, Playoff Run, Kwon Takeover, Bad Kicking, Brooks On Jameis Scenarios, And So Much More

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Ira Kaufman has plenty of nuggets and Sage wisdom to share in the aftermath of Bucs’ beating of the Eagles. The Ira Kaufman Podcast is always a fast-moving, fun and informative time, 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. (and you can often find it on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” ALL genres.) Stay informed, thinking and smiling every single Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason.

Click or download above. Listening to “The Sage” is fun, free and easy. Enjoy!

Beware The Spotlight

Monday, September 17th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Now comes the hard part. (more…)

Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Eagles-Bucs

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Ira’s signature postgame column. Enjoy!

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Welcome to Tampa, the new nerve center of the National Football League. (more…)

Betting On Todd Monken

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

It’s his time.

Ryan Fitzpatrick deserved to be designated the No. 1 star in the Superdome, but Todd Robert Monken wasn’t far behind. (more…)

Derrick Brooks Talks Tricks And “Manipulation,” Emotion Control, “Hostile” Pocket, Nick Foles Turnovers, Peyton Barber Style & More

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Another potent episode of TAMPA TWO with Buccaneers legend Derrick Brooks and JoeBucsFan.com columnist Ira Kaufman talking Bucs-Eagles. Enjoy!

Among Other Things, Derrick Brooks Addresses The Fitzpatrick-Jameis Decision In Today’s TAMPA TWO!

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

IF YOU DIDN’T WATCH THIS MORNING, WATCH NOW!

Derrick Brooks always brings his A-game, especially on TAMPA TWO, his great new Bucs show with JoeBucsFan.com columnist Ira Kaufman. It’s a twice-a-week joint effort from The Identity Tampa Bay and JoeBucsFan.com.

You do not want to miss this insight!