Ira Grades The 2019 Tampa Bay Draft Picks, Talks Expert Jameis Detractors, Bucs’ Attention & Politics At The Combine, Delay Of Game Woes, QB Market Forces & More

February 21st, 2020

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10 Responses to “Ira Grades The 2019 Tampa Bay Draft Picks, Talks Expert Jameis Detractors, Bucs’ Attention & Politics At The Combine, Delay Of Game Woes, QB Market Forces & More”

  1. D-Rome Says:

    LOL @ interceptions being the equivalent of strikeouts. It’s more akin to errors on the baseball field. Batters are expected to strikeout from time to time just like QBs are expected to have incompletions from time to time. It doesn’t compare. Turnovers are drive killers and game killers.

    It really boggles the mind that one can sit there with a straight face and make the argument that just because a team hasn’t won with a QB that throws 30 INTs that it doesn’t mean it couldn’t happen.

    By the way, Fran Tarkenton’s team in his last season squeaked into the playoffs and then ended up having a terrible game as his team was demolished. Have higher standards, Joe.

  2. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Clueless Joe equating INTs to strikeouts shows how little he understands about the game. Turnovers kill drives give away possessions and give great field position to your opponent

    Acting like turnovers don’t matter is baffling to me

  3. Alanbucsfan Says:

    It would be really nice, and long overdue, if JBF would write a serious article on the prospect of Bridgewater being signed. And not just a minor fluff about his potential salary.
    I mean his knee injury from 3 years ago, his Win-Lost record, his “game manager” label, his mobility, his decision making, etc.
    Is Bridgewater too much of a threat to replace Jameis that JBF doesn’t want to lend him any publicity?

  4. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:


    Wrong website for that type of analysis . JBF is good for a few paragraphs or copy and pasting quotes that support their opinion on a player but if you are looking at in depth analysis go to another website as it won’t be found here
    How bout a little reality. That kind of article would be pure speculation and nothing more, just in a different form of anything else you read this time of year. Sure, Joe could watch the last two years of film on Bridgewater and speculate on his fit in the Bucs offense, and talk to a former assistant or two of Bridgewater, but Joe would neither find that interesting or a good use of time. Joe did share this, which you didn’t read anywhere else. Joe assumes that should quiet the Alans of the world who think Joe does’t present many sides and layers to Decision Jameis.–Joe

  5. WestChap Says:

    Thank you! I read that nonsense equating INTs to strikeouts and was grasping at how to articulate how totally different they are in the context of the 2 sports. Errors! Don’t know of any baseball players setting records for combinations of HRs and errors but any that do are the Jameis of baseball.

  6. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Appreciate the link, Joe, but still would like your in depth take on Bridgewater.
    I think many would find it intriguing, if not interesting…

  7. Jim Says:

    Draft the LSU RB, Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

  8. SteveK Says:


    You are skewed towards Jameis and it’s cool. I like your point of view and shredding it, factually.

    Turnover margin is a helluva thing and our QB- Jameis is the turnover king.

    The good (yards and points) you mention comes at a heavier cost than anyone else to have had that much production (turnovers cost football games).

    You can’t argue that it costs the Bucs more (games lost bc of turnover margin) than it does help win. Look at 5 years.

    I also jumped in yesterday at the asinine comparison of picks to strikeouts. Fake news AF.

    Strikeouts are more like incompletions. They happen, are not an “error” and base hits require contact, much like first downs require receptions.

    Turnovers are more like errors, bc they both have their own individual stat line to show the MISTAKE made.

    Love your work and your fire and I laughed my ass off when you said your cousins said you’re the most cynical person they know. I’d agree.

    However, I am required to view this objectively and I see losing and turnovers. Yards and pints be damned!

    This is not ACC football and Jameis can’t give up the booty to try and comeback each week. You play with fire, you get burnt.

  9. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:


    No offense was meant but if you say what about “reality” you post what if scenarios all the time about Free Agents and other scenarios but it’s just speculation if you break down tape of a potential Bucs target?

    If one of the Joes don’t have the wherewithal to break down tape have Ira or a more informed contributor breakdown his tape down and “speculate” how he’d fit here

  10. Bob Higginbotham Says:

    Great work again Steve! You’re the glue that binds this podcast!