Make The Call!

April 11th, 2021

Poll posted at 2:44 p.m. Poll closed at 8:37 p.m.


”It Should Not Be A Slow Start For Us”

April 11th, 2021

Older Bucs fans remember how the 2002 Super Bowl champion Bucs limped out to a 4-4 record the following season. [read more]

Big Play Longhorns Edge Rusher

April 11th, 2021

Texas edge rusher Joseph Ossai.

There is something about defenders who seem to have a nose for the football that you just cannot teach. [read more]

“Wirfs Is The One I Got Wrong”

April 11th, 2021

Rookie right tackle phenom Tristan Wirfs.

Tristan Wirfs didn’t just overwhelm the NFL with near perfect play at right tackle as a Bucs rookie last year, he was the catalyst for one draft guru to make a major change. [read more]

Continuity On O-Line Helps

April 11th, 2021

Bucs left guard Ali Marpet.

Some interesting figures from the guys who play with figures for a living, Football Outsiders. [read more]

Defending Middle Of The Field

April 11th, 2021

Patroling the middle.

There is an old football axiom, “You are only as strong as you are up the middle.” [read more]

Upgrade At Backup QB Is Not “Necessary”

April 11th, 2021

Bucs QB Blaine Gabbert.

This just stuck in Joe’s craw — not “craw” — CRAW! [read more]

”I Take It A Little Personal”

April 10th, 2021

Bucs safety Jordan Whitehead

After delivering huge hits in the 2018 preseason (only 4 months until preseason games!!), Jordan Whitehead got his big break when fan-favorite, Lost-Decade Bucs safety Chris Conte got injured in September. [read more]

Ndamukong Suh Talks About How To Win As A Team

April 10th, 2021

Strong teammate.

When the years start to add up on a good player, to get an edge he often must use his wits and wisdom gained through experience. [read more]

Draft Temptation At Corner

April 10th, 2021

On this fine Saturday, Joe is remembering the multiple times Bucco Bruce Arians has called Carlton Davis a top-10 (or better) cornerback in the league.

And there’s Aqib Talib earlier this year calling Davis an emerging top-5 NFL corner.

[read more]

Bank On Rob Gronkowski

April 10th, 2021


In a perfect world, tight ends O.J. Howard and foot-rubbing, car-littering Rob Gronkowski would line up in two-tight-end sets. Howard would carve up a defense deep and Gronk would make defenses pay on the first or second level. [read more]

Ian Beckles Is Good With Bucs Drafting A QB At No. 32

April 10th, 2021

“Beckles, you don’t know sh!! about QBs, OK? But I still love ya’ man.”

Sometimes upon reflection, one sees an answer in a different light. [read more]

Official Draft Party Announcement!

April 10th, 2021

Joe’s got plenty to share about the big JoeBucsFan draft party on Thursday night, April 29, at Big Storm Brewery in Clearwater.

But for now, here’s your official video invite. Be there!

Antonio Brown Is Not A “Luxury”

April 10th, 2021

Crazy labeling.

Since he took to social media to beg the Bucs to re-sign him and taunted Bucs brass by working out with wide receiver-needy Lamar Jackson (and ensuring that video hit social media) Antonio Brown has been rather quiet. [read more]

Mark Dominik Says Bucs Should Trade Back

April 9th, 2021

”Mark, you really think I’m going to listen to you? I’m the Super Bowl GM.”

Former Tampa Bay rock star general manager Mark Dominik has firm advice for his beloved Buccaneers. [read more]

Ira Kaufman Talks Draft, Draft And More Bucs Draft (Other Stuff, Too); Special Guest Draft Guru Sean Sullivan

April 9th, 2021

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It’s the first draft-heavy episode of the season on the can’t-miss Ira Kaufman Podcast! The Sage of Tampa Bay sports is grappling with Joe, and breaking down six potential first-round targets for the Bucs. All the fun and wisdom is presented by Bill Currie Ford,

Bill Currie Ford is one mile north of Raymond James Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway, and GM Sean Sullivan (the draft guru) is Ira’s great friend. He’s ready now to help you personally — and to give you the Ira Kaufman discount on top of all their amazing deals. E-mail, call or visit Sean Sullivan at the Bill Currie showroom.

Big Storm beer from Big Storm Brewing Co. is the official beer of the podcast and their Clearwater location is where Ira watches ALL Bucs road games with fans. Try Florida’s best craft beer, especially Bromosa, their amazing tangerine IPA. Listening to Ira is fun, free and easy! Click play above or listen at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or, Stitcher, too, and more.

(Friday Edition) On This Week’s Free Stretch, Free Up Your Mind! The Bucs Aren’t Picking High Enough To Get Caught Up In Mock Drafturbation

April 9th, 2021

Draft talk dominates the unofficial kickoff to the weekend, aka The Free Stretch podcast with Bobby Fenton. Put your feet up and enjoy Bobby on his solo ride talking all things Bucs and more. Remember Bill Currie Ford’s nationwide lifetime warranty on new and preowned vehicles!! Follow Bobby on Twitter, @bobbygameday.

Listen or download above. Or listen and/or subscribe free at Podbean, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.


For 3 1/2 years, The Free Stretch has been right here at after being heard on several radio stations dating back to 2006. Bobby also hosted a national show on Sporting News Radio. [read more]

The Pros And Cons Of Scrambling

April 9th, 2021

No Lamar Jackson.

Leave it to the crowd at Football Outsiders to dig up really cool data on the Bucs, both on offense and defense. [read more]

Jeff Darlington Doesn’t Think Jason Licht Will Draft A Quarterback

April 9th, 2021

“Take it easy now, Glazer.”

While Super Bowl-winning Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians didn’t rule out drafting a quarterback this month to groom for the day park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking, tequila-shooting, smartphone-phobic, waffle-grilling, trophy-throwing, roller-coaster-scared, Bucs Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady bids football goodbye, a respected NFL analyst isn’t buying it. [read more]

Full Circle On The Selmon Expressway

April 9th, 2021

Sixty-plus years of Tampa devotion is found at Bill Currie Ford, one mile north of the stadium. GM Sean Sullivan is a huge Bucs fan and is eager to help fans personally. Shop now at And remember their nationwide lifetime warranty on new & used vehicles. Ira absolutely loves his 2020 Ford Escape, cherry red!


Let’s go back to the beginning for a moment because it was one heck of a start. [read more]

Cannot Substitute Intelligence

April 9th, 2021

Football smarts.

This is hardly a unique quote, but one of Joe’s favorite coaches/managers in sports often said this when evaluating players. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe

April 9th, 2021

Welcome to your Morning Cup of Joe, an eye-opener to help Joe’s readers ease into their busy workday with a few football links, wacky news and a pleasant distraction. [read more]

Tristan Wirfs Is Doing Tristan Wirfs Things

April 9th, 2021

Impressive video.

When the Bucs drafted Tristan Wirfs in the first round last year, the soon-to-be stud Bucs right tackle was known to have the strength of a horse. [read more]