“Jameis — It’s Jameis”

January 18th, 2019

Bucs OC Byron Leftwich.

If the crowd that cannot wait to run America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, out of town is not yet satisfied that he is the starting quarterback after the staunch defense of new Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians, new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich put the issue to bed. [read more]

How Safe Is Donovan Smith?

January 18th, 2019

Future with Bucs?

A lot of Bucs fans are willing to turn the page on left tackle Donovan Smith. Finding a replacement may not be as easy (or as cheap) as Bucs fans want to think. [read more]

Ira Talks Arians’ Big Staff & What It Means, Glazer Video Comment, Voices In Jameis’ Ear, Inside The Upcoming Hall Of Fame Class, Super Bowl Predictions And More

January 18th, 2019

Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter and the Sage of Tampa Bay sports, Ira Kaufman, is diving very deep today on many subjects, including some of the inside juice on the upcoming Hall of Fame vote. Enjoy his twice-weekly conversation on all things Bucs and more 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 Ira Kaufman Podcast is fun, free and easy. Enjoy!


Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Joe’s friends at Bill Currie Ford mean business, just north of the stadium on Dale Mabry Highway and home of the nationwide lifetime warranty on new and used vehicles.

GMC Good With New Defense

January 18th, 2019

Embraces change.

It seems few segments of the population like to produce vague social media posts like NFL players. [read more]

Successor On Board

January 18th, 2019

Press conference today.

Last week when Joe was listening to the words of Bucs coordinators Todd Bowles (defense), Keith Armstrong (special teams) and Harold Goodwin (run game), the light bulb went off. [read more]

DeSean Jackson Tells TMZ He Hasn’t Talked To Bruce Arians And He Doesn’t Know If The Tampa Situation Can Be Fixed

January 18th, 2019

TMZ hunted down I-hate-Tampa receiver DeSean Jackson at Los Angeles International Airport and talked Bucs with him this week.

Damn, Jackson just exudes disdain for his team. [read more]

Cameron Brate Trade Rumor Circulating

January 18th, 2019

Joe’s not big on publishing rumors — if Joe were, these pages would be filled with them — so Joe had to do some research on this source before posting this. [read more]

Key Hire

January 18th, 2019

DL coach Kacy Rodgers.

Joe hated to see former defensive line coach Brentson Buckner go. All signs point to him going to the Raiders. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe

January 18th, 2019

Welcome to your Morning Cup of Joe, an eye-opener to help Joe’s readers ease into their busy workday with a few football links, wacky news and a pleasant distraction. [read more]

What If… ?

January 18th, 2019


New Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians has been on a media offensive of sorts, talking to just about every national guy with a microphone or a recorder on his cell phone. [read more]

Assembling A Staff Is One Thing; Now Assemble A Roster — That Plus Conference Championships On This Week’s Free Stretch

January 17th, 2019

Lots of great football chatter with Bobby Fenton on The Free Stretch, presented by Bill Currie Ford. Bobby has plenty to say about the additions at One Buc Palace and the historic games coming Sunday. Find Bobby on Twitter, @bobbygameday, and listen to the podcast. A Tampa Bay fan from his days in the womb, Bobby always keeps it interesting on The Free Stretch! Dive in now above, or listen and/or subscribe free at PodbeaniTunes and Google PlayListen or download above. 


Bobby has hosted The Free Stretch on several platforms and Tampa Bay area radio stations over the years dating back to 2006, and he’s also done a national show on Sporting News Radio. For 18 months he’s been parked here at JoeBucsFan.com.

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Carson Palmer Talks About Jameis Getting A Technical Cleanup

January 17th, 2019

Former No. 1 overall pick quarterback Carson Palmer was a 33-year-old living an NFL hell of three consecutive four-win seasons when Bruce Arians brought him to Arizona to lead his team in 2013. [read more]

Throwing Shade

January 17th, 2019

Who is he talkin’ ’bout?

Feel free to let your mind wander with this one. [read more]

“He Let Me Know I Can Run Whatever I Want To Run”

January 17th, 2019

Power broker Todd Bowles

Yes, Bucco Bruce Arians is in charge and everyone at One Buc Palace knows it or will know it.

But the new head coach also is incredibly big on delegating. [read more]

The Next Act In The Kicking Circus

January 17th, 2019

Among the many soap opera-like tragedies that have befallen the Bucs since they clinched their last playoff berth in 2007, the kicking circus is among the most astounding.

And a new episode is revving up. [read more]

Bryon Leftwich Compared To Jason Garrett

January 17th, 2019

New OC Byron Leftwich is lauded by a former Bucs teammate

Two things about Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett are often overlooked.

First, he has just one losing record since taking over midway through the 2010 season. Second, he was a Buccaneers backup quarterback in 2004. [read more]

“Real Chance” GMC Released

January 17th, 2019

Bucs’ future in doubt?

If the Bucs are going to add players to help Bucco Bruce Arians and his staff turn this franchise around, it’s a decent bet players currently on the roster will have to be adiosed. [read more]

Breaking Down Todd Bowles

January 17th, 2019

Bucs DC Todd Bowles.

So what kind of a defensive coach did the Bucs get in Todd Bowles, the new defensive coordinator? [read more]

“I Turned Down A Couple”

January 17th, 2019

Hiring timeline.

The timeline of hiring and firing a coach just fascinates Joe. [read more]