Archive for the ‘FHR’ Category

Ira Kaufman Talks New Uniforms Vs. 10 Wins, Offensive Production, Brady’s 2% Chance, Crazy Season, Dog Training & More

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Episode 2 of this week is here from Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, the Sage of Tampa Bay Sports. Presented by general manager Sean Sullivan of Bill Currie Ford, the Ira Kaufman is loaded with laughs and all kinds of Bucs chatter, as always. Many thanks to Big Storm Brewing Co. local producers of the very best beers around. And our love to Pin Chasers, home to the best bowling, food and fun!

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Arians & Ownership Have Had The Jameis Talk

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

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Jameis Winston’s fate was always going to be in the hands, heart and mind of Bruce Arians, and that dynamic hasn’t changed a bit.

What HAS changed is the fact that discussions between Arians and Buccaneer ownership on this rather sensitive topic have already commenced — if not concluded. Your favorite source for Buc information has learned that the Winston question has indeed been addressed in person by the key parties. (more…)

The Forgotten Quarterback

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

“Listen to me Derek, it doesn’t mean a g@# damn thing that Jason Licht’s agent is my agent too, alright?”

While so many people spend most of their workday trying to put together the jigsaw that is the NFL quarterback puzzle, it seems most are forgetting one quarterback. (more…)

Warren Moon Talks Jameis Winston

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon checks in

Bucco Bruce Arians runs an accountability-themed regime at One Buc Palace, though that accountability rarely seems to be directed at the coaching staff and front office. (more…)

It’s Time

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians will turn 68 this season. Previous health issues related to the stress of being an NFL head coach initially drove him to retirement. (more…)

Born To Run

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Dangerous outside the pocket.

Joe has written several times wondering if the best offense for Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, isn’t a west coast offense. (more…)

Peter King Talks Tom Brady To The Bucs

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

NBC Sports NFL super insider Peter King, a man Bucco Bruce Arians and Jason Licht actually talk to on the record, is smelling quarterback legend Tom Brady and the Buccaneers as a potential marriage. (more…)

A Quarter Century Of Team Glazer

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Another fresh column from The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports. Ira’s good friend, Bill Currie Ford general manager Sean Sullivan, will personally help you get the best value on your next vehicle purchase. Just ask for him.


This silver anniversary comes with the highs and lows of a typical marriage. (more…)

Influential Bucs CB

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Advising draft prospect.

A Bucs standout rookie corner may not be established in the NFL, but his influence is being felt back at his old Auburn college team. (more…)

“I Don’t Want To Mess This Up”

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Family man Shaq Barrett is entering free agency as a 27-year-old, league-leading, 19 1/2-sack guy.

It’s a break-the-bank combination, but one part of Decision Shaq often gets lost in the conversation about his future. (more…)

Alex Cappa Had Midseason Surgery

Saturday, January 4th, 2020

The tough-guy legend of Alex Cappa grows again. (more…)

A New Defensive Standard

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Helped set franchise mark.

Man, given the stud defenses the Bucs have had at various stages of this team’s history, any defensive record is pretty impressive. (more…)

Deion Sanders: If Bucs Are Thinking Win Now, Then Jameis Is The Guy

Monday, December 30th, 2019

It’s going to be a parade of experts weighing in on all things Jameis Winston after Jameis set good and bad records in 2019. (more…)

Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Falcons

Monday, December 30th, 2019

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The season ended as it began, with Bucs beating Bucs in Heartbreak City.

In Week 1, it was a home loss against the 49ers under the weight of 4 turnovers, including a pair of pick-6s thrown by Jameis Winston. (more…)

Your Buccaneers’ 2020 Opponents

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

Tampa Bay’s opponents for next season are set, but you’ll have to wait another 3 1/2 months for the schedule.

However, the Bucs did get one big gift already. (more…)

Jameis: “Some Crazy Stuff Has Been Happening”

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

Jameis says he’s “ballin'” but has one problem

Nobody at One Buc Palace knows why America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, throws so many interceptions.

Or, nobody just wants to state the obvious. (more…)

Ira Kaufman Talks Player Development, Jake Fromm, Selective Accountability, Week 17 Relevance, Game Predictions & Much More With A Special Guest

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Presented by the amazing year-end deals at Bill Currie Ford, it’s a bonus episode of The Ira Kaufman Podcast, the third this week. The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports is all over so many Bucs topics with Joe, broadcasting live from the Bill Currie Ford showroom. And as always, thanks also to Buffalo Wild Wings and Pin Chasers.

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Bruce Arians Confidence Poll XIV

Friday, December 27th, 2019

It’s the weekly, 24-hour Bruce Arians Confidence Poll. Posted at 9:09 a.m. (The poll took a week off, but compare the Dec. 11 results here).

Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Texans

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

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On the same day a national report stated definitively that Jameis Winston would return to One Buc Place, his performance suggested otherwise.

One player does not win or lose a football game, but Winston had every reason to apologize to his teammates after the Texans clinched the AFC South crown with a resourceful 23-20 triumph.

The NFL changed the day of the game, but Winston’s penchant for giveaways remained the same. He was horrid in the opening half with three interceptions, including his sixth pick-6 of the season.

The Bucs made it interesting, of course, because that’s what they do. (more…)