Ira Kaufman Talks Fan Divide On Tom Brady, Special Teams Fallout, Pass Rush, Leftwich Firing Timetable, Remaining Coaches, And More

January 22nd, 2023

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23 Responses to “Ira Kaufman Talks Fan Divide On Tom Brady, Special Teams Fallout, Pass Rush, Leftwich Firing Timetable, Remaining Coaches, And More”

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Tom Moore is Arians friend, that’s why he is still here.
    I am ok with use drafting either a defensive tackle or an edge rusher, depending on the best one to be had when we pick.
    I agree that we can not depend on Hicks, and Vita Vea only plays a limited number of snaps.
    The Eagles led the NFL in Sacks this year because they have so many rushers they can rotate them in and out, so they are always fresh.
    Both of our lines need attention, and I expect we will address many of our needs in this upcoming draft

  2. Tbbucs3 Says:

    See how Burrow and Mahomes actually can move from the pocket to buy time for WRs to get open? These young QBs are so much better than what Brady is now.

  3. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Ask yourself one question-When was the last time the Bucs blocked a punt or a PAT or a Field Goal? Bet the answer is seasons ago. Joe Marciano is a great special teams coach-give him a call Jason Licht.

  4. Beeej Says:

    “Tbbucs3 Says:
    January 22nd, 2023 at 3:35 pm
    See how Burrow and Mahomes actually can move from the pocket to buy time for WRs to get open? These young QBs are so much better than what Brady is now.”

    Daniel Jones does that just as well, but it’s useless with an O line who can barely slow down the pass rush

  5. Jabroni Tony Says:

    See how Mahomes got an ankle injury. See how Burrow already has 1 horrific knee injury. One more and he’s done. See how Lamar finished the season. Nobody else did either. See how Tua finished the season. Nobody else did either. Career could be over. What does a mobile QB become after age 30? Either becomes a pocket QB, retires or is already out of the league.

  6. geno711 Says:

    Burrows uses the 2nd shortest amount of time in the league passing the ball.
    He really plays more like Brady does than most. He just makes adjustments based upon what he sees in coverage and at the line of scrimmage.

    I am not saying that he isn’t mobile. However, his success is based upon his reading of defenses which still is the most underrated portion of the quarterback’s job.

    You can have mobile like Justin Fields and it will look great for 5 to 8 games a year. If you cannot be elite at reading the defenses, then you are unlikely to get to 13 wins in a season. Maybe 10 or 11 with that elite mobile quarterback.

    But really, the elite reading of defense guys are the guys that get multiple winning seasons of 13 wins or more.

  7. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Unless the NFL goes total flag football, a running QB is a short term investment.

  8. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Jabroni Tony

    In case you haven’t noticed….Burrow and Mahomes are about to play in the AFC championship game for the 2d straight year….

    But yeah Brady was super dynamic this season leading that bottom 5 offense

  9. Tbbucs3 Says:

    “Unless the NFL goes total flag football, a running QB is a short term investment.”

    Huge difference between a running QB and a pocket passer that can move…..Herbert, Mahomes, Burrow and Allen are all pocket passers but unlike Brady they aren’t immobile statues and aren’t afraid to get hit.

  10. Rod Munch Says:

    Chicago has the best running QB in the NFL… and the #1 pick in the draft.

  11. Ugotrobbed Says:

    Keeping Armstrong = more coaching/GM malpractice

  12. Jabroni Tony Says:

    Ttsucs. Burrow just stood in the pocket and beat the most mobile QB of them all. He didn’t leave the pocket 3 times all night. He actually had a run game and a line that can pass protect. Makes a difference .

  13. Fire the Gannons! Says:

    Hey Tbbucs3! Hadn’t seen you in a while.
    Please just know that you are universally loathed for being an unabashed Brady hater. I doubt you’re a real Bucs fan but in the off chance you are, I hope you get your wish for a mobile QB in the years to come. Just the thought makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Maybe J-Miss can find his way back?

  14. sasquatch Says:

    Making too much of Tom Moore hanging around. My guess is he’s a consultant who can help in the OC search and interview process, if Todd wants that. I doubt his role as the initial game plan guy will be in place, as any OC they’d hire would want his own process. Doesn’t mean he can’t still add something as a consultant, help with breaking down opponents, etc… Also great guy to help with self-scouting with all his experience.

  15. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Must of missed Burrows 1st pass TD where he scrambled and bought time for Chase to get open for a TD…..

    And always great to add a new fan, Fire the Gannons….I must of forgotten that Brady is immune from any and all criticism even after a dreadful season of quarterback play.

  16. sasquatch Says:

    *must have

  17. Jabroni Tony Says:

    Drifting is not scrambling.

  18. Tbbucs3 Says:

    ^ Yes it is.

  19. Joe Says:

    Chicago has the best running QB in the NFL… and the #1 pick in the draft.

    Yes. At the end of the day, if a quarterback cannot consistently get the ball downfield for big gains, what’s the point? When’s the last time a runaround quarterback won a Super Bowl? Joe Montana?

    The last two Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks were statues, Matt Stafford and Tom Brady. Joe thinks Mahomes is a quarterback who can run, not necessarily a running quarterback. Mahomes looks to pass first, not so much run first.

  20. Crickett Baker Says:

    All I KNOW for sure is that Tom told Leftwich that he LOVED him, 2 times and I heard him say it. No speculation. How happy can Tom be that he’s gone? SOOO I don’t know who ruined the Bucs’ offense and, actually, the defense, too.

  21. AlwaysBucs Says:

    Ira claiming that “It was the worst kept secret that Byron would be fired”

    Yet, you heard no one on JBF or in the media saying this, kind of comes off as sour grapes that he got scooped. That along with his “Best Bet” of the Giants makes me question his grasp of the sport.

    Usually a fun listen but Ira, BE BETTER

  22. Joe Says:

    Ira claiming that “It was the worst kept secret that Byron would be fired”

    Not Ira. That was Tom Pelissero.

    Oh, Ira heard about a month ago that Leftwich was gone. Joe witnessed this with his own eyes and ears, was right there when Ira’s source told him. But it was told strictly off the record with full confidentiality. If Joe would tell you who the source was, trust Joe, it was very, very reliable. However, the only reason Ira was told is that the source trusted Ira not to reveal the intel.

    Ira is such a standup journalist, he wouldn’t even admit he knew — but he knew.

    On a previous podcast roughly three weeks ago Ira said there was a “two percent” chance Leftwich would return.

  23. AlwaysBucs Says:

    Appreciate the clarity, Joe.

 

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