Ira Dissects The Jameis Winston Report, Talks Leakers, A Jameis-Gruden Relationship, Koetter’s Key Card, Doug Martin & The Loch Ness Monster, Blitzes & Much More

December 12th, 2017

Whoa! Armed with all kinds of info and takes, the Sage of Tampa Bay sports is swinging a big stick on many Buccaneers fronts. Tune in right here, or at iTunes, Google Play or The Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is no offseason. Click or download above. It’s free and easy. Enjoy!

12 Responses to “Ira Dissects The Jameis Winston Report, Talks Leakers, A Jameis-Gruden Relationship, Koetter’s Key Card, Doug Martin & The Loch Ness Monster, Blitzes & Much More”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    How can a offense not be “predictable” when a team cannot run the ball and the QB cannot complete 1 deep ball!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Son of Kobe Faker Says:

    Antoine winston/agent leaked the report

    Not happy with Jameis progress development under koetter s coaching and the future with Klueless

    Winston camp like everyone thought playoffs this year. playoff year would have ment ripping the rookie contract and early signing of a 20-24 mill per year contract…not happy with playing for 6 mill per year next year

    “My son is better that Goff”

    Antoine Lavar Winston

    “It always leads back to money”

    Son of Kobe Faker

  3. pete Says:

    Gruden is NOT the answer for many reasons:

    1) Gruden would destroy Jameis. Gruden doesn’t develop talent. (see Simms, Johnson, Johnson, Gradkowski, Rattay, Garcia). He uses vets right before they retire, leaving the team barren of talent when he leaves.
    2) Retreading coaches almost never works.
    3) After Rich McKay was replaced by Yes Man Allen, the team went downhill. If Gruden gets hired again he’ll have full control of the personnel, for which he has shown no expertise. As a matter of fact, he’s shown the opposite (again, see Simms, Johnson, Johnson, Gradkowski, Rattay, Garcia).
    4) The team only had two winning seasons in a row ONCE under Gruden. They’d have a winning record when their schedule was easy and tank when it was hard.
    12-4, then 7-9, then 5-11.
    11-5, then 4-12.
    And he closed out with two unimpressive 9-7 seasons.

    I’d rather chance it on someone up and coming than someone out of the game for a decade.

    Gruden is the past not the future. Move on.

  4. BucThis Says:

    Glazers leaked the story. Its a scapegoat to fire him.

  5. Bob Will Says:

    Been a season ticket holder for over 10 years, not sure of all the answers but I do know something has to change. As they say you can’t do the something over and over again and expect a different result. The biggest thing I think we need is someone who really knows the game take care of the business of football for the Glazers. I wonder if Tony Dungy would be interested in taking a position with the Buc’s, say President of Operations, much like Tom Coughllin took with Jacksonville. If we had someone taking care of football who really knew football like Mr. Dungy these problems would arise a lot less often. When they did someone who really knew the game would be in place to make the proper move.

  6. bucs_365 Says:

    I don’t agree that the next coach has to be all about Jameis. In fact, I think the next coach ought to be all about DEFENSE, as long as he’s willing to hire an aggressive coordinator. But they don’t have to spoonfeed Winston anymore. He’s a veteran now and will adapt to whatever the next offense is.

  7. zzbucs Says:

    JW is a ver erratic QB no matter who the coach is……He makes great plays and dumb plays……Guys everybody knows this…..his regression this year is because he makes stupid decitions, not because of his coach….. Offense is predictable sometime, yes, but with no running game at all, a mediocre offensive line and a very erratic QB!!!! Of course is going to be sometimes predictable. I wouldn´t fire DK by any means, we have to stop with this 2 years saga…….Makes us a joke franchise…….

  8. Crazed Fan Says:

    Come on Tampa, say it with me. Screw Gruden!!!

  9. Jim Says:

    “He didn’t play that bad.” Come on…the entire off season was #Weapons4Winston. He was expected to carry the team to the play-offs,..didn’t happen.

  10. NFLNut Says:


    ^ Anyone expecting any QB to “carry” a TEAM to the playoffs is a low-football-IQ loon.

    There is a reason a bunch of analysts are still predicting the Eagles make it to the Super Bowl even without Wentz … because Philly has a great TEAM.

    Jameis’ 7 healthy games this season extrapolate to 4,885 yards, 32 TDs and 14 INTS … that’s better than almost every NFL QB and he’s still 23 years old like rookie QB Mitch Trubisky!

    Jameis and the Bucs passing game are fine for the next decade … but this TEAM sucks and the defense is one of the worst in the entire NFL, so the GM has a ton of work to do!


  11. nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    Oh my gosh, is this JBF or TMZ? I literally can throw up after listening to you 3 takes on things you have no factual knowledge of just innuendos. C’mon, man. That’s neither fair nor accurate. Ira has talked to Gruden himself a few times over the past couple of months and another couple of times this year. Also, based on what is written below, you missed the context of what Joe was talking about. –Joe
    Just accusing JW and his camp of everything Dirk Koetter. and as for JW just good play I really don’t feel like arguing your unfounded conclusions. But if he plays as bad as you 3 see, it was Dirk’s responsibility to coach him up!

    JW was never a pocket passer, he is a scrambler. He hesitates everytime he gets ready to run…I could go on, and on. JW is not a whiney little b…. like you try to tag him…and amazing enough noone wants to understand why the Uber driver would pin the so called grabbing on JW.

    You don’t k ow the kid so stop trying to make him into you imagination and fears!

  12. Jim Says:

    @NFL Nut: Try denying the whole #Weapons4Winston nonsense like it never happened. The truth is, the Bucs needed to build a balanced team, but they opted to give Winston a stellar group of receivers. It didn’t work.