Ira Kaufman’s NFL Picks Against The Spread

December 9th, 2017

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 Sunday and Monday game. If Ira hits at 53 percent or better for the regular season, then he 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 always appreciates a tip.


Ah, sweet redemption.

After nearly three months of frustration, your favorite football swami rebounded in a big way last week. A 13-2 mark picking against the spread is nothing to sneeze at, almost making up for all that losing. [read more]

Emerging Justin Evans

December 9th, 2017


It isn’t just Joe who is seeing a potential stud of a player developing before our eyes. [read more]

The Demise Of The Defense

December 9th, 2017

Coaching questioned.

Watching the Bucs defense this year drives a Bucs fan to jam a finger down his throat so he can hurl and get the episode over with. [read more]

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December 9th, 2017

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Defending Jameis

December 9th, 2017

Dirk Koetter asks Bucs fans for perspective with Jameis.

There is no doubt in Joe’s eyes that a good number of Bucs fans have turned on America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston. [read more]

Dirk Koetter Talks Practice System

December 8th, 2017

Sticking to his “tried and true” plan

Interesting peek inside Buccaneers practice at One Buc Palace this evening.

It came from formerly winning head coach Dirk Koetter himself. [read more]

Chucky’s Friday At MacDill

December 8th, 2017

Chucky talks Bucs and more


(A special bonus report from Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall Of Fame Voter. Ira’s NFL picks column will be out tomorrow at its usual time)

Jon Gruden returned to coaching Friday — and he had a blast. [read more]

Four Bucs Out Sunday

December 8th, 2017

Who won’t play?

The final injury report prior to Sunday’s game with the Lions has been released.

Four Bucs will not suit up. The missing will be Clinton McDonald, T.J. Ward, Vernon Hargreaves and Josh Robinson.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who injured his throwing hand last week and has been limited in practice all week, is listed as questionable.

Report: Martin Expected To Start

December 8th, 2017

Green light Sunday.

Joe has to hand it to Bucs coach Dirk Koetter. The man is loyal. [read more]

Bucs And The Deep Balls

December 8th, 2017

“Don’t worry Jameis, you are better than Big Ben.”

Few teams like to launch deep passes more than the Bucs. [read more]

Playing Studs Is Not Mandatory, Waiver Help & More

December 8th, 2017

The regular season is over in fantasy football. This is the postseason and Todd’s ready for it. For many of you, you are playing a round one playoff game this week. For others, like Todd, you have earned a bye week. However, nobody should take the week off. If you are on a bye, you can help yourself on waivers right now to prepare your roster for next week and beyond. Todd’s big message this week in the podcast is a simple one and he’ll make it very clear to you. Todd is also available to give you additional opinions and analysis about your teams if you email him at [email protected]. It is Todd’s birthday this weekend and all he wants for his birthday is a tee time at Palma Ceia CC, a lunch date with a Hooters Calendar girl and for Alvin Kamara to be out of concussion protocol in time to play in his fantasy semifinal game.

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Koetter: Peyton Barber Is “Very Patient”

December 8th, 2017

The Bucs’ best running back, Peyton Barber, had 10 carries on opening day for 47 yards, and then he had two carries through the following six games.

He stayed patient, but that’s not why Dirk Koetter called him “very patient” this week. [read more]

Fresh Practice Video; Justin Evans, Cameron Brate Speak & More

December 8th, 2017

Rock Riley is back again patrolling the practice fields of One Buc Palace and the locker room. Plenty flowing in today’s video report, as tension rises among your Buccaneers. Oh, and don’t forget to drink craft beer at Rock’s favorite place, Pint And Brew in Palm Harbor. It’s awesome.

Jobs on the line from Rock Riley on Vimeo.

Questionable Timing; Jon Gruden Staging Rare Media Session At MacDill Air Force Base

December 8th, 2017

Disrespecting Dirk Koetter

Later this morning, columnist Ira Kaufman and a few other select media members will be chatting with Jon Gruden, aka Chucky, on the grounds of MacDill Air Force Base. [read more]

Calm Jameis

December 8th, 2017

Settled down.

The Bucs are just rotten at fast starts. In fact, the Bucs are better known on offense for no-starts. [read more]

Thursday Night’s Blessing

December 8th, 2017

Bucs fans will get an honest finish

Joe was ecstatic when the Falcons (8-5) beat the Saints (9-4) last night on a terrible fourth-quarter interception by Drew Brees.

It was good for the Bucs on one important level. [read more]

The Road Puzzle

December 8th, 2017

“Please make sure everyone knows we are playing in Tampa this week.”

It is a mystery that, if solved, could secure many a good man his job. [read more]

Impressive “Retread”

December 8th, 2017

“Rex, have you seen my pass-rush talent?”

The buzz for Mike Smith possibly becoming the next New York Giants head coach won’t subside. [read more]