Ira Talks Shifting Optimism, The “Pet Project,” Agents’ Role, Ndamukong Suh’s Fit, All-Powerful Arians, JPP Approach, Movie Reviews & More

May 29th, 2019

Known best for a his Sage wisdom, no-nonsense approach and one-of-a-kind style, Hall of Fame voter Ira Kaufman is the main man on the Ira Kaufman Podcast, which is all things Buccaneers and a little bit more. Plenty on the docket today with Joe and Ira. The Ira Kaufman Podcast is always a fun ride — and is always presented by Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa and Ed Morse Cadillac Brandon. Shop their May online offers while you listen.

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7 Responses to “Ira Talks Shifting Optimism, The “Pet Project,” Agents’ Role, Ndamukong Suh’s Fit, All-Powerful Arians, JPP Approach, Movie Reviews & More”

  1. Todd Says:

    Man, I’m listening to you guys judge how Jameis has four voices in his head. All three of you were couching it as a negative. ARE YOU FRICKING KIDDING ME?! … This was made very clear in the podcast. It’s unique and can go either way. Joe went out of his way to say it’s not necessarily any kind of negative, just a challenge to manage. –Joe

    Do you genuinely think BA is a dumb a$$?!

    Do you think BA has provided the RESOURCES of multiple coaching assets to CONFUSE Jameis?!!!

    I shake my head sometimes. Why “half full”?!

    Can you not see that the added resource is an investment, not an expense?!

    I think you guys are simply relegating BA & TB to the level of Koetter/Smith. You don’t give them actual credit for playing long ball.

    How do you possibly arrive at the conclusion investing more in Jameis is “potentially” a negative instead of perhaps, just perhaps, crediting BA that it’s “potentially” a positive.

    Okay…rant over. I’ll listen to the rest of the podcast now.

    Still love you guys…

  2. DB55 Says:

    How can you judge a RB off of 20 carries? You even said yourself that 3 guys were in the backfield the second he got the ball. Then to suggest Sims was better is absolutely insulting.

    The Bucs used the screenplay a lot last year but the ball went to Hump who gained 3.1 yards on the screenplay. I guess we just erase that from memory as to not soil Hump’s memory.

    Without McCoy this is the worst def in the nfl? News flash WITH McCoy this was the worst defense in the HISTORY of the nfl.

    not only are they blocking the media’s view but I’ve only seen one highlight from camp online.

    So Ira likes his movies like he likes his football. Teen girly movies > John Wick that explains a lot specifically his love for the artist formerly known as McIceCream. Ira said he walked out of the teen flick after he and his wife didn’t like it. –Joe

  3. Todd Says:

    Regarding the players lining up between the media and the practice. I applaud it. Yet another strategic move by BA. Why (sorry) waste a practice on the promise to the media to give them access? I love the Ba discretion. I can appreciate from a media standpoint that it kind of sucks…but super human Zack seemed to get the inside bead! Good on Zack.

    To me, it just wreaks of strategy.

    Don’t show your hand. I guarantee BA/TB will execute a non-offense and non-defense in preseason. And you know what?! I can hear the pre-preseason BA talk now…”I don’t give a sh!t if we won one preseason game. I give you permission to lose. We’re playing for the RING! We’re not giving anything away and strategically WANT other teams to under-estimate us early. They’ll quickly catch on…but don’t worry about win/loss in preseason. Just WORK ON YOUR DAMNED FUNDAMENTALS!”

    Something like that.

    I LOVE the long game!!!

  4. Doctor Stroud Says:

    There wasn’t a “mad scramble” for McCoy, but was there one for Suh?

  5. donuts Says:

    Good podcast. I agree on the Winston over-coaching but at this point its worth the gamble. He needs all the help he can get to lead this team consistently. If Arians thinks its a problem, the voices will be quieted. I trust BA is paying attention to his QB as its a reflection of him as the QB whisperer.

  6. SenileSenior Says:

    Arians himself has commented recently about the potential problems of having too many voices in Winstons’ ear. Like so many things we all will have to wait some time before we will see if Arians has struck the right balance between hands on and delegation.

    Go Bucs!!!

  7. SenileSenior Says:


    I too have suggested elsewhere that BA is intentionally hiding these OTAs from everybody’s scrutiny because they don’t want our early season opponents to have much more than an inkling of what either our new defense or our new offense is going to actually look like. They are going to have to go back to what BA and Bowles did previously with a different set of players altogether.

    We are trying to find any edge to make the hand that the NFL dealt as far as the schedule goes more winnable. Surprise on multiple fronts could make the difference for us to have a chance at a winning season. BA said early on he was retooling and not rebuilding. Until I know better I will take him at his word.

    Of course it is only a guess on my part. I have no knowledge to go on.
    Go Bucs!!! Win Now!