The Todd Bowles Factor

May 21st, 2019

Player magnet?

Joe isn’t sure what to make of this.

Now Joe must confess he doesn’t follow the Jets. And Joe hasn’t followed the Cardinals since Joe was in college and they called St. Louis their home and Joe actually covered their training camp while breaking into journalism.

In short, Joe has no idea if Jets players liked Todd Bowles or not. However, someone that knows the NFL better than anyone with the possible exception of Jay Glazer, Adam Schefter of BSPN, stated one reason why Ndamukong Suh is coming to Tampa Bay is that he wanted to play for Bowles, now the Bucs’ defensive coordinator.

Again, Joe has no idea if any of this is true. But why would Schefter of all people put out bulls(p)it?

And if a guy like Suh wants to play for Bowles, who else may be out there that wants to play defense for the Bucs?

Could Leonard Williams be another?

36 Responses to “The Todd Bowles Factor”

  1. Grt1 Says:

    Super bowl

  2. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    Would you trade a first for Clowney?
    What would you trade for Williams?
    How can we absorb their salaries

  3. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:


  4. Stonedbuc Says:

    He wants to be coached hard! Good.

    Also apparently jpp got in McCoy’s face during a game and told him he wasn’t anything, and that he doesn’t stand for anything. Mccoy took it like a chump. Yikes.

  5. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    Stoned where did you hear that?

  6. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Bowels definitely does attract players but Schefter has put out plenty of bull bleep before….remember when he reported there was a bigger name associated with the Robert Kraft case?

  7. DB55 Says:

    We just went from “sorry Ben” to THIS IS SPARTAAAAA!!!!!!

  8. chargedcbh Says:

    I’m sure they have a plan….

  9. BucAllNight Says:

    Heck Yes he is a player magnet Joe!! This is one of the main reason’s I was excited we picked him up because true BALLERS know his system puts them in position to succeed. How many dawgs lined up to come play for EITHER of the Smiths??

    Could you imagine if we had $$$ this off-season? Honey Badger, and others would be on our squad. I just hope we can keep him in house as a potential BA successor once he turns this thing around.

    Go Bucs!!!

  10. Todd Says:

    Love ya, but Buh-Bye JPP. Wishing you a speedy recovery…but bitnez is bitnez.

  11. '74 Bucs fan Says:

    Playing for coach Arians probably didn’t hurt the decision either.

    I am personally fired up about Suh! This defense has needed toughness and a badass image for decades. Teams use to dread playing Sapp, Brooks, Lynch… Now they face Vea, Suh, Devin White, Whitehead (Whitehead hunter – Ricky Bobby trade mark right there). We’re a quite a bit more of a badass team now.

    Tmax – enjoy your day Sir! Pipe dreams do come true!

  12. TexBuc Says:

    I am sure defensive players would rather play downhill in your face defense just as OL prefer to run block and dictate to an defense.

    Blitz and dictate or read and react?

  13. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Suh has his downfalls, but he’s the only logical answer to losing both McCoy AND JPP. Should counter some of the doom and gloom that has surrounded One Buc the past couple months. Now let the coaches coach.

  14. Todd Says:

    Damn! Duh highlights! Seems to me he doesn’t apologize to any opponent for driving the back of their skull down to China!

  15. Todd Says:


  16. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says: Bowles a field or booth guy ?

  17. TOM Says:

    I’m not sure if Licht & BA have any idea what they’re doing. Signing Suh, still in cap hell. Of course moving on from JPP would help. Also moving on from lazy ass D Smith would have helped also. Maybe its time also to say bye-bye to Hargreaves with all the DBs they have.

  18. rrsrq Says:

    Was Suh in Miami when Bowles was there as their DB coach, interim HC

  19. Maze Says:

    It’s been a great Bucn day

  20. DB55 Says:

    Did Suh and LVD play at Nebraska together?

  21. Youngbucs Says:

    The NFC South got official notice we’re going to SUH You!

  22. 813bucboi Says:


    from his arz days as DC he was on the field…..

    GO BUCS!!!!

  23. Joe Says:

    Did Suh and LVD play at Nebraska together?

    No. Suh left the season before Lavonte David arrived.

  24. Lord Cornelius Says:

    My biggest concern with Bowles is like Smitty – his defenses sucked the last few years he was the head coach.

    Hopefully better coordinator than coach. Also he was on a terrible overall team in New York. His offenses hurt him and his defensive rankings as much as anything.

    For example in 2018 the Jets were 29th in points given up vs the Bucs at 31st, but when you examine the overall team stats their D seems obviously better when isolated, especially considering how bad their O was:

    2018 Bucs were 6th in yards per drive / 12th in points per drive (classic Koetter lol)

    We were also 22nd in yards given up per drive / 30th in points given up per drive

    2018 Jets were 31st in yards per drive / 29th in scoring per drive.

    On defense they were 13th in yards per drive given up / 23rd in points given up per drive.

    The 2018 Bucs actually gave up 13% more points per drive than the Jets; when the total points on the season imply it was only a 4% difference.


  25. Kobe Faker Says:

    “When a coach decides to coach the defense of the Tampa Bay Yucs vs coaching the Bears defense…

    Kobe gives him no credibility”

    Kobe Faker

  26. Cobraboy Says:

    TexBuc Says:

    Blitz and dictate or read and react?

    Buc fans have experienced so much of the latter, they don’t understand the former.

    Seems the soft “Tampa-2” has become nearly genetic in Tampa, even if it no longer works.

    This is the heart of defense culture change, and I am all for it!

  27. Cobraboy Says:

    Bowles is a field guy.

  28. DB55 Says:

    Rumor has it that Evan Smith is asking for a trade, like right now, this minute. Said he won’t be back to obp for at least a year. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  29. Mike Johnson Says:

    All these predictiona nd plans are simply..wonderful. However its like Mike Tyson once said, Everybody got a plan…until they get hit.

  30. Defense Rules Says:

    Oh wow Joe, why tease us with “Could Leonard Williams be another?” That’s who I was hoping we’d end up with to replace GMC on a multi-year contract. But noooo!

    Suh’s fine but at 32 & on a 1-year contract, he’s still just a stop-gap measure (which is probably all we can afford right now). Would’ve much preferred to see someone who’ll be here for awhile to ‘grow’ with Vea & White.

    Not much for predictions, but my gut tells me that Todd Bowles WILL turn this defense around. As HC of the Jets, he was in a no-win situation, just like Koetter was here. His head coaching experience will come in handy down the road (I’m still convinced he’s our next HC once BA moves on up to President of Football Operations). But for now, Bowles looks to be laser-focused on FIXING THIS BUCS’ DEFENSE.

  31. SOEbuc Says:

    Do you know how much these BSPN analysts and players make, Joe?

    Could of tweeted that Suh wanted to play for Tampa Bay because Jason Licht has a good knowledge of fine wines.

  32. SOEbuc Says:

    Bowels said in his original press conference he would be on the field.

  33. lowercaseg Says:

    We should just throw JPP on IR if we can but I see us cutting him if we don’t.

  34. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    The New York Media hated Bowles, and the only reason he lasted with the Jets so long was because his players loved him!
    I believe Suh really did want to play for Bowles, but homes here cost 1/4 what they do in LA, and 1/2 of what they do in Miami.
    Not to mention, the lack of a State Income Tax!
    In my mind, Suh is an upgrade from McCoy, especially against the run.
    I would not be surprised to see McCoy go to Dallas.

  35. SenileSenior Says:

    There was nothing soft about the original Tampa Two. Swarming to the ball was the order of the day.

    Attitude is what matters no matter what the scheme you are playing. That is what “culture” is about. Toughness and sportsmanship are not incompatible attitudes. Only the very best can reach a high degree of both. It takes a high degree of discipline to achieve both and make them work together.
    Go Bucs!!!

  36. Hodad Says:

    Making 8 million a year in Fl, is a lot better then making 12 million a year in L.A. when you figure in state taxes, and cost of living.