“Step In For B.A. And We’ll Keep It In Tampa”

July 5th, 2021

The cornerstone player of the Buccaneers’ future has very strong ideas about what that future should look like.

Yeah, Buccaneers savior linebacker Devin White has a strong opinion about everything, it seems. But this one piques Joe’s interest because it’s about the next Tampa Bay head coach.

White was talking weeks ago with The Schultz Report and was gushing over Todd Bowles’ coaching prowess and style.

He offered this nugget about his defensive coordinator’s process and future.

“He don’t just write stuff and say, ‘This is how we’re going to stop him. This is what they like to do,'” White said of Bowles. “He always go and pull up clip after clip. Like if he say this is the way Travis Kelce like to run when he at this position, he’s going to show us 15 or 20 clips of him doing it at that position. So not only are you hearing it, you’re actually getting a good visual of it. You know, you’re seeing it on the screen, it’s in your check folder on your iPad to go back and watch at home for yourself. That’s some of the best things that he do. He break it down from the film to him talking about it; it all go together. … “The reactive part on us in practice is so easy because we done seen it so many times — we done repped it, we done walked through it, he broke it down so good. That’s what he’s doing.

“Yeah, he should have been a head coach. But I think he needs to wait for [Bucco Bruce Arians]. Step in for B.A. and we’ll keep it in Tampa when B.A. ready to shut it down; it’ll be an easy transition.”

Good stuff from White. As for Joe’s thoughts on Bowles as the next head coach, Joe thinks the next head coach should be the best available candidate for the team’s personnel and vision. No, Joe can’t say that’s Bowles with any certainty, especially after what Bowles delivered in New York. Bowles’ last two offensive coordinators with the Jets were an abomination, and it’s hard to blame that on management.

Joe just hopes Team Glazer is doing everything it can now to get to know Byron Leftwich and Bowles so the organization has an incredibly firm handle on the strengths and weaknesses of each potential Bucco Bruce Arians successor.

44 Responses to ““Step In For B.A. And We’ll Keep It In Tampa””

  1. Bobby M. Says:

    We could end up with a Gruden/Kiffin arrangement again with Leftwich/Bowles. I think they are both solid coordinators but as HCs neither deliver a “wow” factor….time will tell.

  2. Youngbucs Says:

    Keep it going Bucs keep coaching them up!!!!! Keep drafting the players you want not just names. We are in a good position no matter what 🤡s say because our best players are home grown and young. Keep drafting more dline gotta get younger there soon.

  3. PapaRex Says:

    The way the NFL revolves around offense, and will continue to, I want offensive head coach. I dont want my QB to learn a new system with each new coordinator if we are successful and they keep getting other opportunities

  4. Medicated Pete Says:

    I’m in sheer rapture swinging from the chandelier after reading this ❤

  5. Hodad Says:

    My guess it’ll be Byron. As previously stated it’s an offensive league. Why train Trask for a couple of years only to have a new OC come in with a different system?

  6. gp Says:

    More to the point.
    The “team” now knows how to win, and BELIEVES that they will win.
    Very much different from the mindset of “we’re going to TRY to win”.

    I don’t know of many coaches that can overcome poor mental attitude.
    On the other hand, quite a few coaches can look like geniuses when the “team” has the right attitude (sic Gruden?).
    If the seed of the winning attitude that Brady has planted can continue to grow and flourish even after he is gone(nothing lasts forever), then Bowles and Leftwich can flourish right along with it.

  7. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Bowles is legit…had Mike McGagnon as his Jets GM and still won 10 games once. Having said that…we ( certainly me included ) need not rush past the precious present…as things may never be this glorious again in Buc World. BA and TB for 2 more years sounds about right…then we can usher in the Trask and next coach era. 🙂

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    That just sounds like watching film. Bowles all day for replacement HC. Clyde into the OC spot is too easy with his knowledge of the team. We have a great coaching staff that has a lot of history with BA and Bowles. Bowles probably brought in these defensive coaches himself. Bad coaching was most definitely a problem post Gruden. Bowles has has the strength over Byron to keep and recruit secure coaching in Tampa.

  9. Kgh4life Says:

    Bowles can be a great head coach, but he will need a competent GM by his side.

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    How many solid coordinators or coaches want to work with a rookie HC in a crap franchise & situation…like the Jets coaching graveyard.

    I don’t know how much judgement can be made on Bowles Jets experience.

    I suspect given a chance in Tampa could attract a different mix of coaching talent

  11. ModHairKen Says:

    Bruce Arians is the coach. Until he’s not. When he’s not, then this discussion is pertinent.

    As for Bowles’s time in NY, it is worth noting that Belichick also failed miserably in his first head coaching gig. But for the one Belichick, there are countless others who had multiple head coaching jobs and did lousy at them all. Look at Adam Gase. He failed everywhere. Rex Ryan. Hue Jackson.

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    Good analysis SOEbuc. I also tend to prefer Todd over Byron at this point, but things continually change every year in the NFL as we’ve all seen. And being a good HC is a LOT harder IMO than being a good coordinator, even though some make it look easy.

    Personally against dual-hatting any coach as the HC AND DC or HC AND OC. That’s an especially tough road to travel for any coach IMO, and especially one in his first year as HC with the organization. Jon Gruden really wasn’t successful at it IMO, and would’ve been abysmal if not for Monte Kiffin. Dirk Koetter fared even worse at it. Lovie Smith tried it for part of a season & we all know how that worked out. A few in the league have been able to pull it off, but even they have a strong ‘assistant coordinator’ to carry much of the load.

    ‘Keeping the band together’ to maintain continuity & chemistry is HUUUGE from my perspective. BA’s build a very solid coaching staff here, and my hope is that almost all of it stays on when BA ultimately retires (although personally I still think he’ll transition to a President of Football Operations status or something similar).

    Keeping the players together is even more important IMO, and I think that developing a Top-5 defense & keeping it pretty much together for many years is the best way to ensure a winning ‘dynasty’ here in Tampa. Heck Chucky won the SB with a #1 Defense but #18 Offense, an offense that was helping mightily by its’ #1 defense generating takeaways especially. An excellent defense can keep you in every game, but you still gotta put enough points on the board to outscore your opponents.

  13. GoFor2 Says:

    Sounds like White is a Mensa member. He be doin stuff. Good thing he’s a physical specimen. Not much between the ears.

  14. Buccos Says:

    How about 2 head coaches. The head coach of the offense and head coach of the defense. We already have the most coaches in the league. Find a way to retain all of your best coaches.

  15. Beeej Says:

    Lol GoFor2 was thinking same—apparently English 101 isn’t a college requirement

  16. crazybucs_CL Says:

    …most of you really have very short memory…is none of the coaches skills that got us the SB. Is ONLY TB12 and his “magics”, when he retired and decided not to be in our team anymore, we are going back to winter, unless we lucky and get a great HC somewhere-somehow!!! That HC is NOT among excising coaching staff we have today. No Leftwich/Bowles for sure.

  17. Pewter Power Says:

    Yep let one of the young guns take over and let BA work behind the scenes in the front office except during training camp days

  18. Buckaroo Boozie Says:

    👋🏻I speak Jive..🤣

  19. webster Says:

    All you backwood toothless hillbillies that think the way a person speaks is a determination of intelligence or knowledge one has are IDIOTS!!!!

  20. kaimaru Says:

    Blaming how the Jets played since Rex Ryan left on the head coach and offensive coordinator is nuts. In fact the only coach who got the gets to .500 or better after Ryan was Bowles. Also he had Fitzmagic who one game threw SIX interceptions. Finally, if his offensive coordinators were so bad, why is one of them currently offensive coordinator for Miami and the second is an assistant offensive coordinator with Las Vegas?

  21. DoooshLaRue Says:

    STFU webster.

    You just have to stick up for laziness don’t you?
    That’s what it is.
    It’s choosing to speak like that.
    He went to a big school with a language arts reqs and didn’t even try to master the English language.
    Yes, he plays football and is not a scholar but it does matter in people’s perception/opinion of his intelligence.

    I love Devin White, he’s great, but when he talk he be sounding dumb.
    That’s the reality.

    Unfortunately, we have more than a few players that are embarrassing to listen to.

    Now, go ahead Tards and play the race card.

    I be waitin to he dat.

  22. SB Says:

    webster Says:
    July 5th, 2021 at 3:36 pm
    All you backwood toothless hillbillies that think the way a person speaks is a determination of intelligence or knowledge one has are IDIOTS!!!!


    What!? Like you think it is absurd to wish one of the most outspoken members of your Team could speak proper English???
    You sir are the idiot.
    You and your agenda.

  23. Jimmy Says:

    >>> All you backwood toothless hillbillies that think the way a person speaks is a determination of intelligence or knowledge one has are IDIOTS!!!! <<<

    While this is true, most people who know better generally do not choose to sound dumb.

    White doesn't need to speak clearly. He's paid to play linebacker. Now if he wanted some day to get into broadcasting or be a pitchman, he'd have to clean up his spoken words or just read from a script.

  24. BucEmUp Says:

    I would take bowles all.day.He had absolutley nothing to work with in NY. If leftwich gets the jobs the team will implode immediately.

  25. Beeej Says:

    The savior needs to spend more time with Godwin, apparently Penn State DOES have English requirements

  26. Leighroy Says:

    English is not the first trait I look for in a MLB. He has enough between the ears to recognize formations, audible plays and/or rushes and react in split seconds to dynamic movements at an elite rate. You suckers wish you had what Devin White had between the ears!

  27. Duane Says:

    You gotta keep Leftwich and Bowles together. They both seem to be at the top of their game when they just worry about the offense or defense. Not sure I want either of them as the head coach. Been a minute since we have seen the defense get after people. Offense is likely the best we have seen. Maybe BA sticks around in some capacity to manage it all. White is just speaking up for his mentor, and it does make sense to go with the experience. Would be perfectly fine with them both being the highest paid coordinators with HC designations.

  28. webster Says:

    Like i said hillbillies, english is just ONE subject out of 100’s you can learn at school. I guess all you hillbillies know advance trigonometry if not then your intelligence should be called into question. You hillbillies know anything about cybersecurity? What about programing in python? If you dont know then your intelligence is questionable you toothless hillbillies. See how stupid that sounds? No you dont because you are backwoods. Intelligence is based off way more than someone’s diction you toothless clowns

  29. ModHairKen Says:

    I’m not going to excuse professional athletes from using proper grammar. They are role models. Aspire to be like Derrick Brooks. Aspire to be like Keyshawn Johnson. These were men who spoke very well. People listened.

    It matters not that social media has built an excuse for poor grammar. Dress like a professional, act like a professional and speak like a professional.

    Or sound like an uneducated slob.

    It comes down to pride.

  30. Jeffbuc Says:

    Webster. I doubt it is backwoods hillbillies that are calling him out for his grammar. Because wouldn’t a backwood hillbilly have worse grammar than he. That is you just judging people from what you we’re brainwashed with while watching cnn and attending junior college for one year. I’m sick of people acting like us conservatives are just dumb hillbillies.

    No I expect a professional athlete who part of his job is speaking interviews. Would take the time to talk proper English. Like someone said that is just lazy on his part to speak like that. You know yourself just like every person who read that story that is was hard to read. If you think it wasn’t maybe you are the problem. That was awful use of proper English. It was not even close to being readable without cringing. But the overall message I was able to comprehend. But like I said it was hard to read.

  31. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Thank you Ken.

  32. Cobraboy Says:

    Suh is paid to play DT, yet he speaks in near Shakespearean words, grammar, and intonation.

    Not speaking well is pure laziness.

  33. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    While it might be true that speaking incorrect grammar is laziness, the people who equate it to the level of a man’s intelligence are idiots and cowards, because not one of you guys who hide behind you computer screens will EVER step to Devin White and jump on him about his manner of speech. You come up on computer boards or sit among yourselves and talk about it. Why must you always bring this up? The man will always speak the way he does. Why can’t you just let it go? You know why, you have this sense that you’re better than someone else because you use correct grammar. Is it painful listening to him talk? Yeah it is, but it doesn’t make him any less intelligent than you or me. You best believe if your sisters or girlfriends or wives wanted to date him they wouldn’t care about how well he speaks!

  34. DoooshLaRue Says:


    You continually make the assertion that none of us would have the balls to say it to his face.

    You’re absolutely wrong about that.

  35. Bucc941 Says:

    I triple dog dare you. 😂

  36. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I’d do it in a humorous way.
    I like the guy.

  37. Wild Bill Says:

    Many a great football player came out of college without a real education. As a Big Ten grad and hving a rather stupid brother in law who played in the Rose Bowl I know a number of really good players who slaughtered the English language. Yes you can get a 4 year degree at a major school with poor grades on a social pass. I give Licht credit for drafting a lot of players who also had academic creds. Having said that though, there are lots of semi literate players who have poor language skills but are extremely capable players. Being an excellent athlete does not require a high IQ. But a highly intelligent player with excellent athletic skills is a winning combination.

  38. Bucc941 Says:

    Telling a professional football player face to face, that they sound dumb when they talk….sounds dumb.

  39. webster Says:

    Again hillbilles grammer does not equate to intelligence or being a role model idiots. Ever heard magic johnson speak? Yet he is one of the most astute business man in America worth a billion dollars. Role model you say? Look how many athletes in all sports seeks out his advice. Ever heard of master p? Another college graduate who has poor english who has an empire of about 700 mil in various business ventures. Role model you say? Ask how many artist have followed his lead when it comes to how to handle the music industry by not being a slave to the music companies. Created his own label, has all his masters etc. Take taylor swift. Sold more hit records, wrote #1 hits for various artists but she is fighting for her masters from her 1st five albums. But hey she speaks great english though. She must be more intelligent than master p because she speaks well. Gtfooh

  40. gp Says:

    I wonder what the chances are that when speaking with his equestrian friends his speech patterns change somewhat?

  41. Buczilla Says:

    I’m fine with Bowles taking over, but I’d rather have Byron as the head coach, with Brady in some kind of front office role, if the Glazers can manage it. To be honest though, it’s like having your choice of Rhianna or Priyanka Chopra. Ain’t no wrong answer. 😛

  42. Kelsoland Says:

    It will be tough for the next hc. We kicked the can down the road on the salary cap. By the time the next hc we won’t be able to keep all the starters that are still here. Imo we should keep someone that knows our players that will still be under contract. Until then let’s go !!!

  43. Going for ✌️In a row Says:

    Avocado tequila is rejuvenating BA. He will retire at 75.

    Go Bucs!!!!

  44. SB Says:

    It is funny how racists are offended for White being called out for sounding like a Hillbilly.

    Dam guys take some pride in how you carry yourself and then others will follow