Ira Dives Deep On Jay Hayes, Talks 11 Rare Weeks & George Warhop, Free Agency Non-Splashing, Defensive Pressure, Left Guard Call, Rushing Realities, And Much More

February 13th, 2018

Curious coaching moves and free agency dominate the mind of the Sage of Tampa Bay sports today. He wrestles with several Bucs topics of the day with Joe in this fresh episode. Dive in here, or enjoy at iTunes, Google Play or Ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” for 3 1/2 consecutive months (all genres nationwide), the Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun — free and easy, too. Enjoy!

5 Responses to “Ira Dives Deep On Jay Hayes, Talks 11 Rare Weeks & George Warhop, Free Agency Non-Splashing, Defensive Pressure, Left Guard Call, Rushing Realities, And Much More”

  1. Mike Johnson Says:

    This whole Defense thing is starting to Stink to the high heavens. Jay Hayes is the scapegoat..the fall guy. When the ultimate responsibility of stopping an offense falls on Mike Smith. If Dirk truly wanted to make us feel like he was trying to turn this ship around, he would have cleaned house on the defensive caoching side starting with his mentor..Sir Smitty. Brought in a tough minded no nonsense DC and gave us hope, I have no confidence in Mike Smith.And most Buc Fans don’t either. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blanks surely didn’t I’m waiting for the next sacrificial lamb to drop…You can be sure it will not be….The Man Incognito..Mike Smith!!

  2. bucs_365 Says:

    The idea that the Glazers got involved to dump Jay Hayes is highly questionable. I think the more plausible reason for the delay in firing might’ve had to do with evaluations and planning how the defense might be schemed next season. Like maybe they’re gonna go from a 3-4 base and that’s not Hayes’ strength. It could be a number of ordinary things and nothing fishy at all.

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe & Ira, good podcast & good discussion. But the more I hear about what went on & is going on, the more I just keep shaking my head. I keep wondering what REALLY goes on between the Glazer Boys & Licht. There are at least 3 key issues going on simultaneously with our Bucs: (1) Dirk Koetter is in over his head being BOTH a HC AND OC; (2) Jason Licht isn’t stocking this team with the talent needed to compete in the NFC South; and (3) Bucs’ leadership, especially on the field, is sorely lacking.

    Just like you said Ira, Dirk’s not the OC that he was in 2015, surely because he just can’t seem to dedicate enough time to that role. And from a talent perspective, Bucs have some great young talent, just not nearly enough of it. Licht’s in his 5th year now, and the 2017 Bucs (5-11) actually did worse in some ways than the 2015 Bucs (6-10). My guess is that he either nails it this year or there won’t be a next year.

  4. Joeypoppems Says:

    I love the point Steve made about the definition of an upgrade. He is 100% right. As fans we view upgrades to the extreme.

    When we think about upgrading at RB we immediately think 1200+ yards and over 4 YPC. In reality, a RB that can get 800 yards at 3.5 YPC is an upgrade.

    When we talk about upgrading DE we immediately think a 10+ sack guy. In reality, a DE that can get 5 sacks is an upgrade.

    An upgrade doesnt have to lead the league in rushing, or lead the league in sacks, or be a future Hall of Famer. They just have to be consistant.

  5. Lee Says:

    I think in free agents we should sign a Pass rushing DE,C from ravens,CB,safety,DT.