Ira Kaufman Talks Unique Bucs Modern-Era Record, Shaq Barrett, Philosophy Shift Versus Saints, Game Predictions, A Fresh Update On The John Lynch-Rondé Barber Hall Of Fame Chances, And More

January 15th, 2021

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Todd Wright’s NFL Divisional Round Playoff Preview

January 15th, 2021

In this edition of The Todd Wright TODDcast, Todd has plenty of analysis on all four NFL playoff games this weekend. The Todd Wright TODDcast is presented by Brandon Legal Group and Papa John’s.
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Leonard Fournette Will Start Against Saints; Ronald Jones Is A “Game-Time” Decision

January 15th, 2021

The decision has been made. [read more]

Tom Brady Quicker Than Before

January 15th, 2021

Defying human nature.

Joe used to puke when reading about how park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking Bucs quarterback Tom Brady needed more time with the Bucs to get things rolling. [read more]

Numbers Proof That Bucs Are Better

January 15th, 2021

Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians.

Joe has written about this already this morning but here is more proof. [read more]

The Earl Of Watford Returns

January 15th, 2021

Earl Watford is back.

It is one of the more famous names bestowed upon a player by the Sage of Tampa Bay sports, the King of Pasco County, the Custodian of Canton, internationally-famous columnist Ira Kaufman. [read more]

Sunday’s Booger Factor Against Tom Brady Explained

January 15th, 2021

How will the Saints try and stall the lethal Bucs offense? [read more]

Chris Godwin, “Mrs. Foxborough,” & “Clean It Up, Man”

January 15th, 2021

Objective, funny and solid takes in this video. [read more]

Tom Brady: Bucs Have Changed

January 15th, 2021


Bucco Bruce Arians has said it. So too has Saints coach Sean Payton. [read more]

Make It Hooters For Lunch And Dinner

January 15th, 2021

A tray of Hooters wings and their great salads and sandwiches make for a heck of a lunch or dinner! Get it done! Locations are open to dine in, and online ordering is always easy from Joe’s friends at Hooters.

Tom Brady A Surgeon With Clean Pocket

January 15th, 2021

Getting plenty of time.

Joe knows it is a favorite hobby of Bucs fans to holler about the offensive line, particularly about a guy from Penn State who almost always answers the bell. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe

January 15th, 2021

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]

Todd Bowles: Overall Defensive Improvement Needed

January 15th, 2021

Bucs DC Todd Bowles.

Joe has to give Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles props for this. At least he was a standup guy and didn’t dodge the fact his defense played shamefully last weekend. [read more]

Warren Sapp Predicts A Buccaneers Super Bowl Victory, Gives All Credit To Tom Brady

January 14th, 2021

Iconic No. 99 is no fan of Ndamukong Suh, but he has nothing but massive appreciation and love for Tom Brady. [read more]

Three Starters “Limited”

January 14th, 2021

Injury report.

Four key Bucs starters, including two targets for park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking Bucs quarterback Tom Brady, were limited in practice today as they prepare for the slimy Saints in the division round of the NFL playoffs. [read more]

Derrick Brooks Is Fired Up For The Hot Bucs

January 14th, 2021

TAMPA TWO looks at the high-stakes Saints-Bucs matchup coming Sunday. All the fun and insight with Derrick Brooks and Ira Kaufman is presented by The Identity Tampa Bay and Joe.

This Week’s Free Stretch Is Ready To Go Back Into The Belly Of The Beast As We Steel Ourselves For The Divisional Round

January 14th, 2021

All kinds of looks and insight into Sunday’s Divisional Round matchup featuring our beloved Buccaneers. Bobby Fenton is always thought-provoking. Enjoy the main man on The Free Stretch podcast presented by Bill Currie Ford. Enjoy today’s episode!!! Remember Bill Currie Ford’s nationwide lifetime warranty on new and preowned vehicles!! Follow Bobby on Twitter, @bobbygameday.

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For 3+ years, The Free Stretch has been right here at after being heard on several radio stations dating back to 2006. Bobby also hosted a national show on Sporting News Radio. [read more]

Where The Game Will Be Won

January 14th, 2021

Bill Currie Ford is a Tampa tradition since 1959. They’re great Bucs fans and so charitable in the community. New year, new deals! Shop now at And remember their nationwide lifetime warranty on new and used vehicles. Ira loves his 2020 Ford Escape, cherry red.


Sunday’s dream matchup against the Saints could be decided by a pain in the neck. [read more]

Leonard Fournette: “It’s Still In The Back Of Your Mind That They Embarrassed Us On National TV”

January 14th, 2021

Leonard Fournette opened up yesterday on national TV/radio. [read more]

Bad Matchup Or Better Bucs?

January 14th, 2021

It’s actually kind of easy to boil down Sunday’s historic Bucs-Saints Divisional Playoff round. [read more]

How To Burn The Saints

January 14th, 2021

Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians.

Joe is of the mind that the Bucs will have to win a shootout Sunday.

Given Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles’ awful history against Sean Payton’s offenses and how the Bucs shamefully shat themselves defensively against a backup XFL hack, how could a sane person not expect the slimy Saints to roll up 35 points? [read more]