Calling A Buccaneers Win

February 7th, 2021

While thousands listen to The Ira Kaufman Podcast twice a week, Joe realizes that many thousands do not. So those fans did not hear Ira and Joe(s) firmly predict a Buccaneers victory today and explain why.

Joe is summarizing in a big way here, but it’s worth sharing for the masses:

Ira, a lifelong Chiefs fan since the late 1950s, believes the Bucs are a more talented roster and are sizzling hot with a legendary quarterback. One Joe believes the revived Bucs pass rush will get the job done against a battered Chiefs offensive line, while the Bucs offense is clicking and balanced and the Chiefs defense is not scary. The other Joe is confident the Bucs decisively will win the trenches battle on both sides of the ball, and that Joe is sticking with the same theory held prior to the Packers win: the young secondary will overcome its deficiencies by making a few game-turning plays.

Joe just wants to be on record. Screw the point spread; the Bucs will win outright.

If anything scares Joe, it’s coaching and maybe nerves from Bucs receivers, which have had their share of drops in the playoffs.

That’s no indictment of Bucco Bruce Arians and his giant and empowered staff, but Andy Reid is a slam dunk Hall of Fame head coach with talent and time to prepare.

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45 Responses to “Calling A Buccaneers Win”

  1. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    This is about to be the longest 10 hours of my life. GO BUCS!!!!

  2. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Absolutely agree!!!! This O line has been lights out and aside from Brady’s best JW impression, ball security has been fantastic. Bucs have put up 30 in each playoff game against some good defenses and they LEFT POINTS ON THE FIELD…all those points were left because they messed up, NOT because the opposing D stopped them. KC doesn’t have the talent and strength on their D to stop this offense!!

  3. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I like Ira.
    I don’t listen to him Joe, because he has a certain habit Joe, that I find irritating Joe.
    Joe, can you guess what that habit might be Joe?

  4. 1sparkybuc Says:

    I believe the Bucs will win. The cherry on top would have been Rondé Barber in the HOF. This team will have it’s share of candidates I have no doubt.

  5. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Just read article that Whitehead will play with torn labrum

  6. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Wow, imagine a Bucs website predicting a big win. Who’d have thunk it. After all, Joe was right about Jameis Winston and Johhny Manziel.

    Be on record? GTFO. For what? Sure, I hope you’re right, as do the masses of other Bucs fans who also know football, some of who have played the game at various levels and coached. Again, on record for what and why?

    Lots of factors for both teams to win or lose. I think Brady can help overcome the jitters as well as the receivers and other players getting better settled down with three stright playoff wins as a big help. Both rosters are stacked, but I like the Bucs depth and spread of the talent better. I think the Bucs overall are healthier. I think they are hungrier. For coaching, Andy Reid normally has the advantage but the issue with his son/fellow Chief’s coach is a huge distraction and a disgrace for the Chiefs organization. Karma not good for the Chiefs, if you so believe. Bucs home field, even if it is a neutral stadium, and even with Bucs being better on the road has to be a boost for the Bucs.

    Like Joe, I will be on record too..whoa…and I say the Bucs will either win or lose this game. I called it.

    Go Bucs!

  7. Chris L Says:

    LFG JOES!!!!!

  8. lambchop Says:

    1) Scotty too Hotty will get a bomb, possibly for a TD.
    2) Chris Jones will be held in check mostly.
    3) Honey Badger will get a pick.
    4) Our run game will be prolific.
    5) Bucs will get at least 3 sacks and/or 1 turnover.
    6) Kelce will get hurt.
    7) Whitehead needs to pick and choose his aggressive style otherwise he’ll get hurt but Mike Edwards is a baller so we have depth.
    8) Hardman will have more yards than Cheetah.
    9) Hardman might run one back as a returner.
    10) Suh/Vita will get a sack.
    11) Frank Clark will have 0 sacks.

  9. Casual Observer Says:

    Prediction: Bucs by 2 TDs – at least.

  10. lambchop Says:

    12) Lavonte, White, or Whitehead will force a fumble.

  11. gofortheface30 Says:

    Jesus Christ Roy, you are way over thinking this. Have a qualude and settle down. Joe has proven to be objective, one of ’em even picked the Saints the win the Divisional

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I can’t remember having this amount of anticipation for our last SB….this seems like it is taking forever.

    I absolutely agree that we are the better team overall…

    Mahomes, Kelcie & Hill can beat us on their own….but it will be difficult.

    I’m looking for our defense to surprise with an outstanding performance.

    2 times in 44 years…..make it count!!!

  13. Darin Says:

    You just proved Roys point lol. Nobody’s prediction matters any way you spin it. That’s why we watch. We are Bucs fans we all should pick em to win.

  14. Steven007 Says:

    TBBF, last time we only had to wait one week…

  15. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Darin…you beat me to it. Thanks!

    I’ll add, picking against the Bucs does not mean one is being objective or subjective as gofor wrote. It doesn’t matter. Opinions are opinions…expertise is expertise, and no matter what, sometimes one right, and sometimes not.

    I’m just glad they are here, and like you said, that’s why we watch!

    Go Bucs!

  16. Jeffbuc Says:

    Man it’s going to be hard to not enjoy a big storm brew or 5. Way before the game starts.

  17. Wesley Says:

    Soooooooooooooo nervous

  18. Marine Buc Says:

    I wonder if Andy Reid’s son sending two kids into critical condition after a DUI wreck will be a negative distraction for the Chiefs.

  19. Marine Buc Says:

    My prayers go out to those kids and their families…

    Seriously tragic.

  20. Pa Privateer Says:

    I will be cheering and screaming and drinking so much tonight talking all about the bucs unknown stats and backgrounds of each buc. I AM SO STOKED

    Living near Erie PA, there is absolutely no one talking about a Bucs win. Everyone thinks the Chiefs are gonna destroy the Bucs.

    I can’t wait for the sacks, ints, big pass plays, hard runs, and lighting up the score board from the Bucs.


  21. Listnfrmafar Says:

    The whole world has KC how is the spread only 3?

  22. Infomeplease Says:

    BA and BL have been criticized all season. A lot of fans thought they would be out coached in the last two games! They stood tall and prevailed!!! Sean Payton is watching the Super Bowl from his recliner today!! BRING IT HOME BA+BL!!!!!!! ONE LAST TIME!!!! GO BUCS!!!!!!

  23. Scott Says:

    Bucs defense going to surprise today our defensive line will be difference go BUCS

  24. Capt.Tim Says:

    It will be a hard game to win
    But I think our D-line will maul the Chiefs offensive line, stopping the the run, and forcing Mahomes to scamble.
    I think the hero of the game will be our RBs.
    I think you may see them in the backfield together, for the first time all season.
    I hope we pound the chiefs defense with the run, and once they are beat up, we unleash the passing game!!!
    It has been an unbelievable season!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Capt.Tim Says:

    So sick of hearing about the Chiefs “Dynasty”, after one Super win!
    I dont want the Bucs to have a “Dynasty”.
    I want them to have a “Reign of Terror”!
    And I hope it starts today!!

    Go Vea!!
    Go JPP!!
    Go Shaq!!
    Go RoJo and Fournette!!
    Go Brady!!

    GO BUCS!!

  26. Devinwhiteshorse Says:

    Bucs win!! *drops mic*

  27. I CARE NOW Says:

    Honestly, I wont be shocked if the Bucs get beat. I would be sad.

    That said, we have as good a chance to beat these guys as anyone. I believe Brady will keep us on serve with KC. This will come down to has the ball last or something close to that.

    Because of this, it is gonna be a HIGH Scoring game.

    55-45 Bucs in a Once and a Life Time SUPER Bowl

  28. DaBux Says:

    38-17 Bucs.

    Defense still wins championships.

  29. TampaTown Says:

    Last night everyone on NFLN picked the Chiefs. I almost threw the remote at the TV. Can not wait for the Bucs to win and wreck all their already planned storylines

  30. MadMax Says:

    We’ll win by 10+

    sticking with my prediction, 38-21 because houdini will magically get something going but we have far too many weapons and will outscore him.

    I still say we keep him off the field as much as possible with ground and pound and dink and dunk, 2 TE sets. sneak Miller around here and there and take the big shot….use AB as a decoy in the 2nd half.

  31. Pete Says:

    Go Bucs!!!

  32. Sourbob Says:

    @ Marine Damn is that what happened,just saw the banner on him not making it, didn’t know the details,stupid!

  33. Tom Sumner Says:


  34. DoooshLaRue Says:

    28-21 Bucs.

    Let’s do it!

  35. FtWorthBucs Says:

    I’m tired of all the Patrick mahomes hype. I hope the defense watched all of it getting pissed off and come ready.

  36. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    I think it’s gonna be close, but I too like our Bucs. Why is everyone now talking like Andy Reid is the greatest coach ever. There was a time, not that long ago, that people wondered if he could ever win a big game. If I had to pick a score, it would be 31-27.

  37. johnny o Says:

    folks: i’m from massachusetts. a patriot fan since before we drafted jim plunkett in ’71. lived and died with the pats over the years (mostly died) and, except for the immortal steve grogan, until tom came to town, we always went home early. suffice it to say, my rooting interest has gone south with he and gronk this year. this season has been for you kids the same as we have enjoyed since 2001. we have one more game to go. GO BUCS1

  38. Allbuccedup Says:

    31-20 “D” plays great. Bucs Win!

  39. Rene Says:

    I was very excited two weeks ago. This one I just want to seat and watch. I hope we win. It’s going to be spectacular. Enjoy this 2020 Bucs team four more quarters, LFG!

  40. Seemore Bucs Says:

    Been going back and forth by how much the Bucs will win by. Every playoff game I have been screaming for us to at least get to 34, figuring that would put every game out of reach. They have had a chance to at least get to 34 (or more) in each game. We played tougher teams than the Chefs in the playoffs and I believe Week 12 was an illusion. Chefs are leaking oil with their tackles out and Andy Reid will be like Bill Callahan in Super Bowl 37, distracted. He’s good but not like he is some all time legend. Respect, not fear. KC acts like they don’t respect us. Chefs pay the price for that mistake today. The Bucs win by AT LEAST 2 TD’s.

  41. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Of course I am picking the Bucs, and so is 3/4 of New England!
    I picked up some Big Storm Beer for the occasion, and we are eating Chicken Wings and Coal Fired Pizza today.
    Just in case we start losing, I have my special salt shaker, filled with Red Himalayan Sea Salt that I sprinkle all over the coffee table. This seems to summon the Football Gods, if we need them.

  42. Jmarkbuc Says:


    I actually prefer that everyone picks the Chiefs, wish Ira had continued picking against us as well… it’s been working!

    Fire the cannons! Go Bucs!!

  43. Say it ain’t so?... Says:

    Joe I had to re read what you wrote? A life long Chief fan? What??? I thought Ira was like all of us living and breathing the Bucs! I’m devastated. I don’t think I will be able to ever view him the same again. WHY is he even representing that he likes the Bucs? Plus how do you even give him any credibility? I’m really surprised!
    One can be a fan of 2 teams, especially, in Joe’s opinion, when they’re in opposite conferences. Ira is a Bucs fan. He pulls for the Bucs. He picked the Bucs to win today.Joe’s not about to fault an old dude for sticking with his boyhood team for 60 years. Bucs weren’t even around back then.–Joe

  44. Jerry Says:

    According to NFL pick watch, 76% of experts are picking the chiefs.

  45. TheSucksBuc Says:

    Most are picking the Chiefs to win and so will I, thereby ensuring Bucs win!