Dave Moore Wags A Finger At Bucs Offensive Coaches

December 19th, 2021

Speaking on the Buccaneers Radio Network after the game, former long-time Bucs tight end and current Buccaneers broadcast analyst Dave Moore had much praise for the Tampa Bay defense.

But he seemed very disappointed in the offense.

Moore noted that if anyone knew the Bucs defense would have held the slimy Saints to only nine points, “We all would have bet a lot of money on the Bucs.” But Moore sure seemed down on the Bucs’ offensive coaching staff, almost as if they shat on themselves.

Moore rattled off the names of solid players like O.J. Howard, Ronald Jones and Scotty Miller being available and even though it was rough sledding without injured Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Playoff Lenny, Moore thought the Bucs still should have been able to put together a respectable attack.

“You had enough guys to run your offense,” Moore said. “Maybe not at the same level, but to move the ball.”

While Moore admitted drop stats are very subjective and all over the map, he said per his notes he had five flat-out, no-doubt-about-it, well-throw passes dropped by Bucs receivers tonight.

48 Responses to “Dave Moore Wags A Finger At Bucs Offensive Coaches”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    The saints were playing Without their — head coach, two starting tackles……and against a backup QB…………they couldn’t even put up any points???????

    CMON MAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Leighroy Says:

    Did Gronk have 4 of them? Uncharacteristic

  3. View from 132 Says:

    Season over. There is no fire this year. It a season for Tom to chase passing stats and a lot of guys to run up their resumes for big paydays, but not about winning. They look they don’t even want to be there. Wild Card loss, at best. Pathetic showing. Tickets should be refunded.

  4. Tye Says:


  5. unbelievable Says:

    Gronk had mad drops.

    Baugh looked worst than awful.

    Darden is not pro material.

    Brady gets hit early and becomes a turtle.

    Byron is the most overrated offensive coordinator ever.

  6. unbelievable Says:


  7. EA Says:

    In other words Dave Moore is not endorsing Leftwich for a HC job.

    It was men vs boys out there today, saints came to this game with a chip on their shoulder after what happened in the playoffs last year and what happened to Winston in the first meeting this year.

  8. DBS Says:

    Jags please take BL from us!!!

  9. Kentucky Buc Says:

    There were a lot more than 5 drops.

  10. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Leftsuck isn’t a HC because of this primary poop show he put on tonight………

    Good Offensive playcallers learn how to adjust………….he doesn’t know how to.

    I believe Tom Brady has saved Byron Leftsuck from Byron Leftsuck by audibled into better plays at the line of scrimmage

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    DBS Says:

    “Jags please take BL from us!!!”

    Won’t matter anyways cause if they continue like they did tonight….Brady will retire.

  12. Swampbuc Says:

    He’s right. No thought given to the Saints offense — arrogant gameplan. Come out and try to throw it all over the yard when you’ve never done it against this team? No running plays for most of the first quarter, and then they put five of our guys out and we put none of their guys out?

    Soft pillow pussies. This OL that is supposed to be so great — SUCKED with a capital S although it was the sainted Wirfs and not the trashed D Smith who was more abused.

    Dave Moore should go strap it on. Bucs players often looked like they didnt want to be there. Now two road games.


    Final game at home and you’re 10-6, needing a win to make the playoffs amd instead get run over by a team not going anywhere. Just like 2008.

    Start out 9-3 and it’s sure death.

  13. firethecannons Says:

    Byron Leftwich is responsible for this sh
    t and Arians let him do it

  14. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Division crown on the line against our bully and they shat on national TV. That was beyond embarrassing. The Oline need their man card taken away. Damn, that was beyond pathetic!

  15. C2 asante Says:

    Just so your bias is crystal clear. When the offense plays well it’s all HOF Brady carrying an incompetent Leftwich. But when they play poorly it’s Coach Leftwich suddenly making all the decisions and holding the talented Brady back. GTFOH with that trash…

  16. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Your not beating the Jags let alone the Saints if OJ , Scottie and TJ are your go to players. Those guys are strictly complimentary players who do OK when Mike, Chris and Lenny are drawing all the attention. Sorry but Dave is way off on this one. How do the idiots who wanted AB cut look now.

  17. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    If people haven’t noticed…………….this is not the same offense we saw last year

    it simply isn’t

    This offense is so “Dink-n-Dunk”

    so unimaginative………….it is even funny

    Byron Leftwich is so bad that you’re telling me you’re left a stud RB like Ronald Jones sit on the bench along with Scotty Miller and OJ Howard and you’re telling me that you cannot even score any points at all with these players???

    Really Byron?????


  18. SOEbuc Says:

    It’s sad people are right when the say Bucs fans are bandwagon. Brady and the oline were God awful but our top three receivers were out and Gronk did not do what I thought he might. Was it Karma for AB and Edwards??? That was the ugliest Brady game in maybe his career, but learn how to be true Bucs fans or piss off.

  19. SOEbuc Says:

    Here’s a true fact from a true Bucs fan. Darden is a bust!!!

  20. Buczilla Says:

    At least our offensive performance will be easy to grade. F for the coaches and F for the players. I haven’t ripped on Darden yet since he’s a rookie, but by week 14 this kid should have shown something by now. Our offensive line was a sieve and they looked like a bunch of practice squad guys out there. F it, our offense isn’t even worth ripping on right now. At least Christmas is this week. 😜

  21. Swampbuc Says:

    It might be time to give Brady a veterans game off — too many stupid decisions and he could be “damaged.”

    With Goobert in there it would force Boron to run the ball.

  22. Miller5252 Says:

    I’m sure no one will agree with me but…. Rojo needs to be in the backfield more then he has been. He hits a hole different then Lenny and I really think he’d have a lot of success if he’d get playing time. Run the ball 30-40 times with those 2 and then you’d have everyone open on the pass plays. Let’s hope this curb stomping wakes this team up! Unfortunately I don’t think it will because it’s been the same problems over and over. The Bucs just don’t show up and don’t look ready to play most weeks. All this talent and the saints show why they’re the Bucs big brother!!!

  23. FrankPillow Says:

    This is all on Bruce. You can’t coach a team sipping a Solo cup from a golf cart—you’ve gotta be all in. Yes, we’ve been on a great run…but we haven’t played great football all year. There’s no fire. None. We’re a team full of glass jaws…can’t take a punch. We were absolutely abused tonight. The Saints were faster; stronger and tougher. They played with championship swagger.

  24. unbelievable Says:



    Brady isn’t coming back if they don’t get to the SB this year.

  25. unbelievable Says:

    @FrankPillow- nailed it.

    Paper champions. No fire. No toughness.

  26. Coburn Says:

    Only comparable was beginning of season when saints almost shut out packers… Otherwise even the pathetic giants offense put up 27 points. Common sense says you run two tight end sets, run Rojo and throw to your tight ends. Gronk being off didn’t help. The fact they didn’t even attempt a single screen was nuts as well

  27. Waterboy Says:


    You gave a solid reason as to why the Bucs defense should have shut the Saints offense down which they did but the problem tonight was the Saints defense kicked the Bucs offense’s butts. Bucs defense showed up an played well and held them to 3 field goals.

  28. Argie Pugh Says:

    What has Dave Moore done in the nfl record books??

  29. Listnfrmafar Says:

    When I tell you BA & BL suck, you all tell me I suck. Tonight was your proof. Did anyone give a shat besides Bowles, D & Brady. Dropped balls Gronk 3, Godwin 1, Vaughn 2, Brate 2, Johnson 2, Darden 1, Lenny 1, I think every receiver except Evan’s but he pussed out after one catch. They were scared and not prepared. Oh nice ST penalty only the only breath of wi x the Bucs had to stay in the game. 100% coaching. Saints knew what Bucs were running before they did.

  30. captivajim Says:

    I agree with Moore; we had Jones,Howard Brate & Gronk.,, after CG, ME & Fournette were out… But with a different player strengths –you need to revise the game plan–BUT BL dosen’t , or maybe can’t???

  31. bucs4life Says:

    Joe, I’ve never been so livid.

    Gronkowski went 2 for 11. TWO FOR ELEVEN. Let that sink in. How many screens? How many draws? How many crossing routes? How many quick slants? None! That is absolutely unacceptable. It’s the same thing from last year when we went like six or seven games with ZERO pre-snap motion.

    Absolutely pathetic playcalling falling into the trap of the defense daring to throw. A proper Leftwich crap show, and Brady is guilty as well, since he is a veteran and should have pitched in to outwit the defensive scheming.

    Also, what the hell is going on with our conditioning coaches?????? Every week we have guys hurt with hamstrings, calfs, quads… What’s going on?!

  32. William Walls Says:

    Maybe they need to go back to actually practicing on Wednesdays.

  33. BucsBeBack (Artist formally known as: BringBucsBack) Says:

    A struggling Brady, strong pass-rush, strong pass coverage, top 4 receivers out, anti-typical Gronk, & the droppsies should have given plenty of reasons to run the ball. Nope! BL/BA have the same offense weekly (weakly), regardless of opponent or game situation. The RBs, b4 Vaughn, even had a good YPC average.

    Joe, you didn’t really mean it when you mentioned Howard as a quality player, did you? That must have been a typo!

    Why is there a DB or LB on Bucs’ receivers hips, challenging every pass attempt but, our defense can’t play man because “we’re missing 1 starting DB”?

    These coaches need to swallow their pride & do whatever needs to be done to win games! They were beaten by a coach on his coach!

  34. Brandon Says:

    Saints were thankful to have Leftwich calling the shots because nobody else could stop Rojo

  35. E.Vi. Says:

    We need a stud for O.C. how about Dallas OC Kellen Moore??

  36. Anonymous Says:

    “Brandon Says”. Your hate blinds you…. Coach Leftwich did not fumble the ball away, repeatedly get sacked and throw to the Saints def evens end, that was your boy Brady. Coach BL didn’t drop 9 passes that hit his hands, that was your boy Gronk. If you want to pretend your opinions on Coach BL are about football and nothing else, then credit him for wins with the same energy you blame him for losses.

  37. Wesley Says:

    Leftwich is a dumb ass and Arians is too old.

  38. Anonymous Says:

    Wesley what league did you play in? What team have you coached? I love when peopl who can’t even make it working fries at Burger King throw harsh criticism of professionals performing at the highest level

  39. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Anonymous, I have played LB for a very well know prominent D1 college. That being said there are good and not so good coaches. Every coach knows or should know that you try to mirror game day scenarios and the speed of the game during practice. The game is as much about timing and conditioning as it is physical and without practicing this injuries occur and obviously timing is off so bad routes, mis tackles,.block etc. Practice makes perfect, there are no short cuts and it appears BA likes to take them all. The only conditioning done is him flapping his gums. If these guys are left to condition on their own, many are not going to do it at 100% of their ability and it shows.

  40. Anonymous Says:

    So were they well conditioned last year when the won the Super Bowl? We’re they well conditioned in the 10 games they won this year before last night? Was the coaching good then but a day later they forgot how to coach and the team is not in shape? Are the Saints even less well conditioned since they have had even more injuries and losses than the Bucs? Maybe just maybe, injuries happen to all teams in a violent contact sport. Maybe just maybe sometimes you win (like they did in the Super Bowl and 10 times this year), and sometimes you lose. Heck the Lions beat the Cardinals who have key players out hurt. Does that mean the Lions are in better shape and have better coaching? It means on any Sunday any team can get beat, especially when missing key players.

  41. TampabayDJ82 Says:


  42. TampabayDJ82 Says:


  43. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Anonymous, to answer your question NO this team last year after the bye was far more motivated and the insertion of Brady stemmed that, his presence, Gronk and even AB showed them a different work ethic they were not accustom to. It is apparent the newness has worn off. This team wins on talent and talent alone. Bowles had a great game plan for the SB but that’s about it, the players execution won those games not the coaches and BA and BL were not good last year. Riddle me this Batman, your 4th & 1, if you’re going to give the ball to Vaughn why not bring in Vea to crush that unblocked LB?

  44. Dan Williamson Says:

    Did they even run the ball once in the whole first quarter. Stupid cutesy play calling and made no sense. Dropped balls all over the place. Godwin was the one bright spit and now hes gone. It was a game it looked like the offense didnt want to be at.

  45. David Says:

    I honestly think they played like that so they could bring back brown and Edwards and nobody would disagree.Brady was off,gronk was pissed off looking all night.and had that dude all over him no flag.but still should of caught that ball even though it was a little early.offence was pushed around all night the whole team seemed like something was off,and more than just getting their a”‘* kicked.

  46. Anthony Says:

    I think offensive game plan sucked. Execution must take place but please. When 3 players go down with that caliber hard to replace. But wow maybe I’m wrong but you can still play ball just run your stuff. If Miller went for Evans then he’s Evans in the scheme Nd so on. Maybe not the same level but they can play. And if I was Brady I might have started looking around also. Relievers not getting open and no pass blocking for the most part. Great offensive line just a bad beat down day. But relievers have been quite lackluster most of the year

  47. Greg Says:

    Bad game….. learn from it. Move on

  48. daniel Da Man Says:

    Supporting a team that places winning a ball game over ethics and good character is beyond me. Reinstating AB and his team-mate is so wrong..love the game but what does this show our kids and say about ourselves. AB needs help . What could the team do to help
    Answer is plenty.