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Thursday, March 15th, 2018

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Buc fans asked for a few home runs. I asked for some doubles.

But as free agency headed into Day 2, One Buc Place has generated only a bunt single or two. A lot of talented players have been signed by competitors while Jason Licht goes shopping with a restricted credit card. (more…)

Autry Falls Off The DE Board

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Bucs pass

Yes, there really was a young pass rusher on the market this week, a guy younger, more productive and presumably better than the 30-year-old journeyman the Bucs signed yesterday, Mitch Unrein. (more…)

The Bucs & Mike Pouncey

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Last night, per several reports, the Buccaneers were courting and interviewing Ravens free agent center Ryan Jensen.

So it’s fair to assume Jason Licht wants to beef up the gut of his offensive line. (more…)

Ira Talks Bucs Fan Pain, Bunt-Single Free Agents, Running Backs Pass, Courting Ryan Jensen, Marpet Future, Glazer Influence, And Much More

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

A weak entry into 2018 free agency has Hall of Fame voter Ira Kaufman explaining and scratching his head at the same time. Fire up the podcast right here as Ira and Joe wrestle with the angst and more, or enjoy at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. Ranked on the Google Play podcast “Top Charts” for nearly FIVE consecutive months (all genres nationwide), the Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is NO offseason. Click or download above. It’s fun — free and easy, too. Enjoy!

Big Money For Bucs’ New Kicker

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

The Bucs’ scouts and evaluators assigned to selecting kickers are a very confident bunch. (more…)

Alex Okafor Will Visit

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Injured

With a large majority of big-name free agents gone and most B+ players signed to A+ money, the NFL is sort of moving to is second wave of its annual winter auction. (more…)

Free Agency Open Thread, Day 2

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Yeah, Joe knows yesterday was a head-shaking day. (more…)

If Motivated, Players Still There For Bucs

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Options dwindling.

Joe is trying to stay positive in the middle of this dark cloud hanging above Bucs’ fandom. (more…)

Struggling With Bucs Direction

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

“You know Jason, if Ryan Smith can just go workout with his high school coach this summer, he might be OK. No need to get nervous.”

It seems the Bucs and Joe both look at a painting and see different images. (more…)

Free Agency Is Here!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

The dinner bell has rung! (more…)

Tyrann Mathieu Is On The Market

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Multiple Bucs ties

One of the most unique and talented — and young — NFL ballhawks is now available.

And yes, he’s more valuable than Ryan Smith and Vernon Hargreaves. (more…)

The Lone Sackmeister Is Now Gone

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Signed.

The Bucs picked the absolute worst time to be hunting for a defensive end. (more…)

Keith Tandy Will Return

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

(Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

It’s not often that a drafted Buccaneer signs a third contract to stay with the teamBut Keith Tandy is a survivor, a guy Dirk Koetter calls a “glue guy.” (more…)

Report: Ryan Jensen Arrives Tonight

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

The Ravens shuffled Ryan Jensen from guard to center last year to replace Pro Bowl center and former Buccaneer Jeremy Zuttah. (more…)

Left Tackle Money Explodes

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Bucs left tackle Donovan Smith is smiling today

A high-mileage, never-made-a-Pro-Bowl left tackle turning 30 next month just scored a four-year, $60 million contract with a guarantee of about $35 million, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. (more…)

Bucs Changing Tune?

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Bucs wooing a new offensive lineman

Are the Bucs changing their singing voice more drastically than David Lee Roth? (more…)

Report: A Deal! Bucs Ink Two-Career-Sack Tackle

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

UPDATED: 12:04 p.m – Yes!!! Maybe.

The Bucs have a new defensive tackle, a run stuffer with two career sacks. Think Akeem Spence minus the pass rush skills. (more…)

Bucs Eyeing Redskins Pass Rusher

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Targeted?

This is an interesting target. (more…)

The End Of Clinton McDonald?

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

An actual signing?

One of the very few rumored players that the Bucs are fishing for seems about to be a reality. (more…)

Glennon Headed To Arizona

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

The Bears have dumped Mike Glennon after one overpaid season but Glennon will continue his assault on good quarterback play with a new shot in the desert. (more…)

Where’s Jason Licht’s “Biscuit?”

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Changed philosophy?

Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht has always been a GM fond of risk — big ones. (more…)

Bucs Bail On Impact Running Backs

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Carlos Hyde and others won’t be in Tampa.

UPDATED 8:59 a.m. – Joe’s morning is ruined — for now.

It sure feels like your Tampa Bay Buccaneers were not interested in chasing the best available running backs on the free agent market. (more…)