Archive for the ‘2018 Free Agency’ Category

After Day 2, More Puzzlement

Friday, March 16th, 2018

The only conclusion Joe can come to is the powers that be at One Buc Palace are damned confident in themselves. (more…)

Tom Coughlin To Cut Austin Seferian-Jenkins A Fat Check

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Bucs castoff cashes in

UPDATED: 6:01 p.m. – As Joe has said and written many times, nobody writes a soap opera like your Buccaneers.

For this one, first consider that head coach Dirk Koetter last year said O.J. Howard was a fresh version of Marcedes Lewis, the 12-year Jacksonville tight end who is still in the league. (more…)

Calling Mike Pouncey

Thursday, March 15th, 2018


Perhaps the vibe wasn’t good. (more…)

Doug Martin Joins Chucky In Oakland

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Embraced by the Raiders

Frankly, Joe’s simply posting a picture and a few words here about this accurate nonsense.

Good luck, Doug Martin, who returns to his hometown Raiders at 29 years old.

Good luck, Chucky, whose film study of Martin over the past two years must have been accompanied by consumption of hallucinogens.

Discount Shopping

Thursday, March 15th, 2018


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 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


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


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

Keith Tandy Will Return

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

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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…)