June 6th, 2023

No confusion.

Sometimes, Joe doesn’t get what people want. [read more]

Inside The Hunger Of Dave Canales

June 5th, 2023

New Bucs playcaller Dave Canales.

Joe got a bigger whiff of the fire and fight within offensive coordinator Dave Canales last week. [read more]

Passing Calvin, Catching Irvin

June 5th, 2023

Joe laughs when folks question whether Mike Evans is worthy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. [read more]

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June 5th, 2023

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“Kyle Trask Is Going To Have To Do Something Extraordinary”

June 5th, 2023

Kyle Trask

Quarterback David Carr knows all about being a No. 1 overall draft pick who got off to a rough start.

Carr walked into an expansion team, the 2002 Houston Texans, and took a beating. [read more]

Re-Upping With Tristan Wirfs, Sooner The Better

June 5th, 2023


Joe promises not to go into the usual full-blown meltdown/foot-stomping here. [read more]

CBS: Two Words Why Bucs Won’t Make Playoffs

June 5th, 2023

Impact remains.

The shadow of the farm animal casts a long image. [read more]

Former NFL OC: Bucs Already Know Who Will Start Between Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask

June 5th, 2023

Leader in faux competition?

Some guys are really good assistant coaches and lousy head coaches. There’s no shame in that. [read more]

Was Rachaad White’s Rough Rookie Year Just Another Tough Step On His Football Journey?

June 5th, 2023

Recalls tough times.

Bucs running back Rachaad White didn’t get to be a second-day draft pick the easy way. [read more]

Ali Marpet Names Top “Tightass” Buccaneer And The Most Focused

June 4th, 2023

Ali Marpet shares.

Ira Kaufman Podcast listeners got these nuggets several days ago, but hey, of the many tens of thousands of readers here every week, not everyone has time to fire up The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports. [read more]

A Second-Tier Evaluation For Bucs’ Receiving Corps

June 4th, 2023

The Bucs used to have an elite receiving corps and Joe thinks they still could in 2023, even with Breshad Perriman about to sign with the Colts, Scotty Miller in Atlanta and Antonio Brown gearing up for his next legal battle. [read more]

Analyst: Bucs Should Start Kyle Trask Because There Is No Upside To Starting Baker Mayfield

June 4th, 2023

Why not?

Joe has typed repeatedly that whatever method the Bucs are using to sell the NFL’s broadcast partners and national media that they can win with Kyler Traskfield is not resonating. At all. [read more]

Sign Of Team Playing Poorly Or Quarterback Playing Poorly?

June 4th, 2023

“Bryon, just give me a play that scores a touchdown.”

Joe doesn’t understand where people pin the blame of the Bucs’ struggling offense last year on Tom Brady. It just doesn’t add up. [read more]

The ($)401k Plan

June 4th, 2023

Not selling a retirement plan.

This one is for the cap space junkies (not to be confused with the “Space Ghost” roadies). [read more]

Best In Class Dives Into The Bucs’ Undrafted Free Agents, With A Special Dedication

June 3rd, 2023

Enjoy learning all about the exciting bottom-of-the-roster prospects in the house at One Buc Palace. JoeBucsFan.com draft guru Sean Sullivan is all over it.

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Dave Canales: QB Competition Is About Respect

June 3rd, 2023

Bucs OC Dave Canales.

When asked last week why it’s important for the Buccaneers to have a true quarterback competition, new offensive coordinator Dave Canales didn’t give the response fans might have expected. [read more]

Tom Brady Points Toward A Baker Mayfield Advantage

June 3rd, 2023

“Kyle, you can do this. I did in 2001. Look at Brock Purdy last year. Be ready.”

The Buccaneers’ quarterback battle pits the 28-year-old “natural born leader” veteran of 71 starts and three teams versus the 25-year-old QB who can count his career pass attempts on two hands. [read more]

Believing In Baker Mayfield

June 3rd, 2023


(Columnist Ira Kaufman is The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports. He started covering the NFL full-time in 1979 and arrived in Tampa to cover the Bucs in 1985. Ira is about to enter his eighth year with JoeBucsFan.com and remains Tampa Bay’s lone Pro Football Hall of Fame selector. His work is presented by “The Giant,” Bill Currie Ford, 5815 N Dale Mabry Hwy in Tampa, where GM Sean Sullivan happily will give you the Ira Kaufman discount.)

It’s official. This is open season on Baker Mayfield.

It seems like every national pundit feels compelled to take a potshot at a veteran quarterback trying to resurrect a once-promising career. Perhaps part of the reason is Mayfield’s refusal to play nice with the media on occasion. [read more]