Ira Kaufman Talks Tom Brady Arrival, Building Around Him, Draft Approach & More

March 18th, 2020

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22 Responses to “Ira Kaufman Talks Tom Brady Arrival, Building Around Him, Draft Approach & More”

  1. I Bleed Pewter Says:

    Wow …I did not know that Ira was 93 years old. Being a reporter was good to him.

  2. MadMax Says:

    RT Wirfs/Becton/Ezra
    RB Clyde/Dobbins
    WR/TE Claypool
    FS Davis/Dugger

    If qb Gordon is still there, you better take him…he’ll be gone though

  3. John Says:

    Definitely QB Gordon….been all over that for months. Also I’m curious has ANY team taken a serious sniff at Winston?

  4. Ed Says:

    Offensive lineman and pass rusher in first 2 rounds. RB/QB in 3/4. You can always draft a QB higher next year as Brady is going to play 2 years for certain.

    If a good offensive lineman comes in FA you could skip that as #1 need and go for your pass rusher at #1. Only if an Aaron Rogers situation develops where a top 10 QB prospect falls to #14 would I go QB this year.

  5. orlbucfan Says:

    Hope Brady will be monitoring a younger QB for the Bucs. Problem is he is such an hopeless egomaniac that I doubt it.

  6. riggz Says:

    Hopefully Lee won’t cry about Winston in every podcast episode this year. Turnovers = losses (cue Love Smith quote).

  7. Oneilbucs Says:

    People hated Jamies from day 1 and I think he was set up to fail with B.A . That’s why Jamies never had a running game .

  8. SteveK Says:

    Jameis failed himself. So many excuses. No more.

  9. #1 Pick QB 2 Cent Brain Says:

    Jameis did this to himself with 111 turnovers, a suspension and playing like the dumbest player in the league for long stretches of games.

    Don’t feel bad for a guy who has made millions and left the fans who pay money for this team frustrated and angry

  10. Jeff Says:

    Ira! Use a landline. Your cell phone stinks! It ruined the podcast!

  11. Oneilbucs Says:

    SteveK ok that’s fine because that’s the same way I’m going to feel about Brady . And I just hope we are all on the same page now . I don’t want to here about the running game or the defense or the kicker or the offensive line . It’s superbowl or bust … I can’t wait bro 😆😆😆😆

  12. Oneilbucs Says:

    The hold season is on Brady ….

  13. Oneilbucs Says:

    Yall happy about a 43 year old quarterback lol lol lol

  14. firethecannons Says:

    After the impending TB to Bucs, I asked for an immediate IRA podcast, here we are! thanks Joe!

  15. SteveK Says:


    Will you judge Brady with the same lens as Jameis?

    Isn’t it super bowl or bust every year?

    Jameis is a bust in Tampa.

  16. firethecannons Says:

    YeaH Jeff is right, painful to listen to the bad reception but appreciate the podcast regardless

  17. Mike Johnson Says:

    I luv my Bucs. always have since I attended our very 1st game in the 70’s. But in my heart, I believe bringing Tom Brady to the Bucs will go down as one of if not, the worst moves this franchise has ever made. And we’ve made some bad ones.
    Everybody is excited. I get that. But you underestimate Bellacheat. He has always had this sense of when its time to let players move on. You didn’t see the Pats offering Tom 30 mil now did you? They know he’s done. He can’t run and is probably 2 big hits away from rehabbin over there on St Pete Beach somewhere… Collecting all that guaranteed money (Shades of Sweezy). Sure we are getting mega coverage now. But that does not equate to wins people. Go Bucs..But I just don’t see Brady lasting an entire season here. Sorry.

  18. D1 Says:


    Billichek was ready to move on from Brady 4yrs ago. Then Brady won a superbowl.

    As fare as lasting the season, Brady would be on odds on favorite over winston. Winston’s 26 and has had more injuries than a 40yr old Brady.

    Worse signing. …that’s ridiculous. Bucs have a long and distinguished history of monumentally bad decisions.

  19. Max Says:

    Guys please fix the audio quality, it’s really bad

  20. Bob Higginbotham Says:

    Aside from the audio, I liked the format. Ira was the dominant voice,as he should be, and he was able to finish all his thoughts!

  21. WillieG Says:

    I was so looking forward to this podcast but it was unlistenable. Do, y’all ever listen to what you’ve recorded? It was terrible.

  22. Danny Says:

    Joe it’s worth figuring out something with the audio quality. Close to unlistenable unfortunately.