Archive for the ‘Ira Kaufman, Everything eye-RAH!’ Category

Simeon Rice Sacked, Wronged By Voters

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Simeon Rice just got sacked. From the blind side.

I assumed Rice would once again make the list of semi-finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Silly me. (more…)

Derrick Brooks Answers Your State Of The Bucs Questions On A New TAMPA TWO!

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Presented by Caldeco Air Conditioning & Heating, a new TAMPA TWO is on!!

Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks and Ira Kaufman answer your Bucs questions with authority. TAMPA TWO is a production of The Identity Tampa Bay and JoeBucsFan.com. ***Remember, the TAMPA TWO game preview comes later this week!***

Ira Talks $21 Million Red Herring, Weak Excuses, Reverting To Jameis, Coaching Search, Fan Apathy, Wagering & More

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Just 41 days until the proverbial “Black Monday” around the NFL, and Ira Kaufman, the Sage of Tampa Bay sports, has plenty on his mind. Ira joins Joe for the twice weekly wrestling match presented by Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa and Ed Morse Cadillac Brandon.

Click play above or tune in at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Stay informed, thinking and smiling every single Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason.

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

“Candy-ass Excuses For The Most Porous Buc Defense In Franchise History”

Monday, November 19th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

When this Buc season of despair mercifully concludes, some misguided souls will argue that a slew of injuries on defense derailed a promising start.

Some will point to the absence of Mitch Unrein, Vernon Hargreaves, Chris Conte and Kwon Alexander as key factors in Tampa Bay’s demoralizing collapse. And they would be wrong.

Dead wrong. (more…)

Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Giants

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Dirk Koetter said last week’s decision was close. This one shouldn’t be.

If Koetter has the audacity to announce Ryan Fitzpatrick as his starter Sunday against the 49ers, it can mean only one thing – the man wants to get fired. (more…)

Ira Talks Locker Room Scenes, Failing Physicality, State Of The Bucs, Continued Stun Of Jameis Call, Giants Predictions & More

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Plenty on the buffet today from the Sage of Tampa Bay sports, who still remains stunned by Monday’s big announcement. Ira dives in head first and Joe joins for the usual highly intense chatter about all things Bucs, presented by Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa and Ed Morse Cadillac Brandon.

Click play above or tune in at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Stay informed, thinking and smiling every single Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason.

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

“Embarrassing”

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Presented by Caldeco Air Conditioning & Heating, it’s a new episode of TAMPA TWO with Derrick Brooks and Ira Kaufman. Yes, they talk about Jameis staying on the bench and even some positives. And Brooks explains what he calls “embarrassing.”

Enjoy! Next episode on Friday.

All Out Of Excuses

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

The red zone continues to be a black hole for these Bucs. (more…)

Ira Talks Koetter Firing Timing, Stunning Fitz-Jameis Decision & Fallout, Coach-Hiring Process, Jon Harbaugh & Mike McCarthy, And More

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

The Sage of Tampa Bay sports is in disbelief at the state of the Bucs, and that says a lot for a guy who’s been covering the NFL for 40 years. Joe joins Ira for the usual highly intense chatter about all things Bucs, presented by Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa and Ed Morse Cadillac Brandon.

Click play above or tune in at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Stay informed, thinking and smiling every single Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason.

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

“Find A Love Of The Game”

Monday, November 12th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Here we are again on Buccaneer Boulevard, talking about finishing out a lost season with pride.

We’re all too familiar with this scenario as Buc fans head toward Thanksgiving with one eye on the cranberry sauce and another on the next NFL draft.

Brent Grimes talks to Ira

It’s painful to look at the standings and even more painful to remember that this team was once the talk of the league.

When the Tampa Bay locker room opened Sunday, I risked a pulled hamstring by running after Brent Grimes. The veteran corner hadn’t talked publicly for awhile and he was booking toward the exit door when I blocked his path. (more…)

Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Redskins

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Let’s not kid ourselves — it’s over.

The breathtaking promise of the opening two weeks has turned into harsh reality. This will be an 11th consecutive Buc season without a playoff berth, followed by a regime change.

This was the game that could have prompted a turnaround, facing a battered Redskin team at home. This was the game to stop the bleeding and trigger a winning streak against bottom feeders like the Giants and 49ers. (more…)

Very Tough Talk From Derrick Brooks

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

BUMPED to the top of the page in case you missed this great episode!

Buccaneers icon Derrick Brooks has really been bringing his A-game to TAMPA TWO with Ira Kaufman, the esteemed JoeBucsFan.com columnist, presented by Caldeco Air Conditioning and Heating. Not a lot of sugarcoating from Brooks. Whoa! As always, TAMPA TWO is a joint project of The Identity Tampa Bay and JoeBucsFan.com.

Talkin’ Chucky, Jameis & Physical Football With Jay Gruden

Friday, November 9th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

As Jay Gruden makes his return to Tampa this weekend, his football team couldn’t look more different than the Buccaneers. (more…)

Ira Evaluates General Manager Jason Licht, Talks Jay Gruden Chat, Sapp Challenge, Redskins-Bucs Picks, And More

Friday, November 9th, 2018

It’s the long-awaited Jason Licht evaluation at the midway point of the season. The Sage of Tampa Bay sports joins Joe for the usual highly intense chatter about all things Bucs, presented by Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa and Ed Morse Cadillac Brandon.

Click play above or tune in at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Stay informed, thinking and smiling every single Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason.

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

Derrick Brooks Answers Your Bucs Questions, Talks Loafing & More

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

More Derrick Brooks talking Bucs is always a good thing, especially when he’s doing it with Ira Kaufman, esteemed JoeBucsFan.com columnist.

It’s a new TAMPA TWO, presented by Caldeco Air Conditioning and Heating. Another can’t-miss production from The Identity Tampa Bay and Joe.

Waiting On Winston Call

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

It’s the $21 million question at One Buc Place that must be answered.

Have the Glazers given up on Jameis Winston? (more…)

Ira Talks Bruce Arians & The Bucs, Future Of NFL Defense, The State Of The Bucs’ Union, Carolina Pasting, And Much More

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Congrats to The Ira Kaufman Podcast for entering its second year — YEAR! — on the Google Play podcast top charts, all genres nationwide. Stunning for a local podcast in an era where political discussion dominates. Today, the Sage of Tampa Bay sports joins Joe for the usual intense chatter about all things Bucs, presented by Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa and Ed Morse Cadillac Brandon.

Click play above or tune in at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Stay informed, thinking and smiling every single Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason.

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