Todd Bowles Is Not Worried About A Two-Headed Monster

December 24th, 2021

Bucs DC Todd Bowles.

Joe understands that there is no more paranoid subspecies of humanity than football coaches. Dwight Eisenhower wasn’t as secretive about D-Day as some football coaches are about the most insignificant things.

Football coaches treat their playbooks with more secrecy and security than the Pentagon does the nuclear codes.

Some shrink needs to do a study on why coaches (not all, but the vast majority) are the most paranoid people on earth.

Up in Charlotte, Stinking Panthers coach Matt Rhule is playing the old 1960s high school coach “we have two quarterbacks” nonsense. Maybe Rhule has a reason to try a stunt like this given that he’s on a 2-9 rut and has already gone through two starting quarterbacks in two years in Carolina.

Rhule, who Joe thinks is 50/50 to survive this season, activated Sam Darnold last week and this week Rhule said Darnold will play at some point over the course of the next three games.

And yeah, the Stinking Panthers have pouty Cam Newton. So Rhule is playing the old “Ah, ha! I will keep the other team guessing who I will play because that will force them to prepare for two quarterbacks” schtick. So cutting edge.

This doesn’t bother a good defense one lick. And Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles doesn’t seem one bit worried which lousy quarterback plays for the Stinking Panthers on Sunday.

“It’s not a big challenge,” Bowles said yesterday at One Buc Palace. “We understand that Sam [Darnold] started the first part of the year and Cam [Newton] has played lately, so you’ve got to try to go back and see what they did with Sam and what they did with Cam.

“But they run what they run, and each guy has little nuances I’m sure that they know about. We just have to be ready for everything.”

Darnold hasn’t played since the Stinking Panthers were pounded by the Belicheats the first week of November with a fractured scapula. And Darnold’s numbers were just awful. He completed only 59 percent of his passes and has 7 touchdowns and 11 picks.

Newton’s numbers are no better. He’s completing 54 percent of his passes but has as many touchdowns (four) as picks (four). He’s nowhere near the same quarterback he once was.

9 Responses to “Todd Bowles Is Not Worried About A Two-Headed Monster”

  1. Buczilla Says:

    Cam was unique and a top five player not that long ago and was probably the best dual threat qb ever, but he is broken. Make your money now Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen, because if you keep running as much as you do, this is your future if you are lucky enough to last as long as Cam did. This dude punked us so many times…

  2. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    So you’re saying that the Panthers have us right where they want us? 🙂

  3. Listnfrmafar Says:

    I hope Bowles stayed late to watch film. One shot from Suh or Vea Darnold will piss his pants and tap out. Newton’s Superman powers have left him 5 years ago but at least he’s a fighter, maybe he needs the money for his hat collection. Qb’s in this game is the last thing Bowles should be thinking of but I’m pretty sure we said that before. Was Darnold on the Jets when Bowles was head coach? I think he was.

  4. Bangkok Buc Says:

    I’m not worried about the D (even without David) for the next 3 games. They’ve shown enough lately that they can keep us in a game. If the O that needs to step up and help carry this team through all the injuries. Let’s hope Evans is OK to play so AB has someone to play off and get open.

  5. PSL Bob Says:

    If we can’t win this game, even with our backups, our chances of advancing far into the playoffs are slim. We need to win convincingly this Sunday. Com’on Tom. You can do it!


    Cam’s is no longer an NFL qb. His days are over.

  7. Swampbuc Says:

    Todd should smack the crap out of Boron’s Leftwurst for three points in the last six quarters.

  8. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Swamparse, so the OT TD pass is erased in your selective mind. We’re you cheering at that point in the game or pissing and moaning? Bucs are 10-4 dip shat, who do you think got you there, BA? Oh or was it the sieve of a defense. They beat up on a 2nd string QB (finally) with two missing starting tackles and still loss. Yes, if a D gives up 9 and the opposing D gives up 0, the D gave up too many points. Go back to you pro vax or anti vax protest, I’m sure you get off on controversy.

  9. unbelievable Says:

    The Broncos broke Cam in that Super Bowl and he’s never been the same player since.