Todd Bowles Addressed The Entire Roster Weekly

April 2nd, 2022

Joe wrote this story about six months ago but the subject is more relevant today after fresh comments from head coach Todd Bowles.

The transition of power to Bowles this week from Bucco Bruce Arians will be seamless in many ways. But perhaps the most important aspect is Bowles already developing a line of communication to the entire roster.

As Arians explained back in October, he had Bowles and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich address the full team regularly. That was one way Arians was sure both were/are ready to be head coaches right now. He saw the command.

Speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio this week, Bowles was asked about transitioning to communicating with the entire team versus just the defense. He replied by noting that he already had been addressing the team weekly (a specific that Arians had not provided.

It struck Joe because the question came from former Jets executive and linebackers coach Pat Kirwan and retired quarterback Jim Miller. Those guys don’t ask uninformed questions. Not every head coach lets his coordinators address the club with that kind of frequency, or at all.

Obviously, Bowles is ready to be a head coach. He did the job for four season with the Jets. But the point is that he’s already a known commodity to the entire Bucs’ roster. It was all part of Arians’ succession and training plan.

40 Responses to “Todd Bowles Addressed The Entire Roster Weekly”

  1. Proud Bucs Fan Says:

    Once again, another example of the part time semi retired golf cart not putting in the time. Other than doing media and stealing the credit, the Bucs could have had a cardboard cut out of Bruce Arrogance and none would be the wiser.

  2. Hodad Says:

    Joe, I got a feeling this team will run through a wall for this guy. Bowles was given a big opportunity. I can see the whole team having his back, and will do anything to help him succeed. This could be a scary team if they play like they’re on fire every Sunday.

  3. NCBucfan Says:

    We get the rams and packers at home. If we handle business against both of them, we could wrap up that 1 seed early! No excuses this year. LFG!!!!!

  4. Bucman Says:

    I guess according to Proud Boy, if BA had ditched the cart and walked around, we’d have won another SB. Too bad BA didn’t get the note.

  5. Steven007 Says:

    Proud boy is obviously an irrelevant Bucs hater. I mean that much is clear. Hating on the coach that has brought 2 years of extreme relevance back to the team (remember, no BA no TB). And has handed over the reins to that very relevant team to go forth and continue their relevancy. Such arrogance…

  6. Steven007 Says:

    *extreme relevancy

  7. ModHairKen Says:

    Unproud Bucs Troll, go cheer for the Saints. Or Packers. You’d fit right in with that crypus analysis. Arians is in ROH and won a SB. You type on an Android.

  8. Goatfarmer Says:

    The Proud comment is so ignorant, but it’s to be expected. You could have had a cardboard cutout of Bowles for the Rams game and maybe the Bucs would have won another Super Bowl.

  9. Proud boy’s Daddy Says:

    Proud boy sounds like a fan that only likes the uniform of a team and becomes a fan..He doesn’t know crap about football or how it’s played or coached.. BA brought a Super Bowl to Tampa and he still gets criticized from these clueless idiots.

  10. WillieG Says:

    It’d be nice if there is another succession plan in place. Bowles coaches for 5 years and Leftwhich takes over next……….(assuming continued success, of course.)

  11. Player 1 Says:

    WillieG Says:
    April 2nd, 2022 at 10:05 am

    It’d be nice if there is another succession plan in place. Bowles coaches for 5 years and Leftwhich takes over next……….(assuming continued success, of course.)

    Its highly unusual that a coach grooms his successor. But in this case BA knew his years were numbered due to his age / health, and had an army of coaches that he has worked with for many years. Bowles is a younger man, and I would assume if he does right by us, he would become up for a contract extension.
    Also if there is continued success, Leftwich will most likely be gone to take on his own HC gig somewhere else.

  12. Iamabuc Says:

    I don’t get the hate on Arians, the best coach we get had. SMDH.

  13. Iamabuc Says:

    ..ever had.

  14. Mike28277 Says:

    Bucman: NAILED IT. The Bucs won 13 games last year with BA delegating to his assistants (which good leaders do), sitting in his golf cart, with an adult beverage disguised as gatorade and reading Joebucsfan blog.

  15. Listnfrmafar Says:

    It’s nice that BA spent last season mentoring his assistants on how to be HC’s instead of trying to win a SB. Let’s just hope Bowles believes in coaches meetings and full days even into the wee hours of the night like other HC’s around the league do. I also hope he fixes the communication void shown during the last series of the Rams game.

  16. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Iamabuc dam trolls that guy who commented 1st obviously has no clue what he is talking about. Haters gone hate. To them we just say by troll 😁

  17. Steven007 Says:

    List, you can do both. Mentor and coach. It’s what happened here 2 years ago (winning a SB while mentoring). He’s done it his whole career. Too bad you continue to have such a problem with that. As I’ve said before, you should be happy. We have a new coach because of the very thing you’re seemingly complaining about.

  18. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Steven, we’re you aware BA had a stipulation in his contract stating he was going to try something different by doing less and delegating more? In other words work less and have others do my job. In 2020 Brady assumed that role hence the culture change. The players caught on and saw the proven results. This philosophy failed in 2021 and BA let it happen. I hope Bowles has not been soiled by BA’s lazy habits and changes the overall work ethic to come close or match Brady’s.

  19. Steven007 Says:

    List, if that philosophy failed last year, based on what you said, which is of course questionable, wouldn’t it then be on TB for the failure? If TB assumed that role, one could then assume that it was his failure. Would only make sense based on your conjecture. Of course I’m not agreeing with that. And again, not sure why you’re continuing to dance on his grave. BA that is. You got what you want didn’t you? And of course moving forward none of this really matters. Whether or not you like it, and it’s clear you don’t, BA will always be seen here as a huge success.with the exception of a few like you and the first poster. When you see his name in the ring of honor, I suppose you’ll always seethe a bit. Don’t let it get you down man, it’s only football.

  20. stpetebucsfan Says:


    “It was all part of Arians’ succession and training plan.”

    I absolutely agree with this Joe! There are two of you. I do not know so I’ll simply ask and I’ll take your response at “face value” instead of coming up with all kinds of conspiracies like the Joes said this because…”fear of coaches…fear of players’ or management response. I give you both the benefit of the doubt because you’ve done nothing to make me suspicious and there is no media putting out daily blasts about how the Joes operate. Again while I do not always agree with your opinions I DO respect your honesty.

    And so does one Joe tend to lean to the conspiracy posts like Schein and the guys and the other leans towards believing what is in front of our eyes? Seriously just curious and not intending snark here.

  21. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Steven I would agree if Brady were the HC, but he is NOT. Evan’s stated at some point during the season Brady was frustrated to the point he started to consider retirement. He also stated during the Rams week, this is not the time to be going to the movies. I guess in your world flowers popping up everywhere he was probably addressing Giselle and his kids, no movies this week guys. Ya that was it. Sorry everything was hunky dorey, my bad.

  22. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This continued focus on BA reminds me of the obsessions with

    Jameis, Freeman, Bennett, Lovie……they all have one thing in common….they’re gone……BA is no longer HC…… trolls got your wish…..
    I will assume Bowles will be your next whipping boy….

  23. Steven007 Says:

    TBBF, I’m sure you’re right. This obsession with Bruce is just weird. Hating on a coach that won a super bowl and took us into the playoffs. Then he’s gone, seemingly what they want, and they’re still bitch!ng! But alas, the focus will soon be on the new coach and his every miss step will be magnified and pontificated on from these keyboard experts who have absolutely no inside information.

  24. JonCyn90 Says:

    List, The stipulation in BA’s contract was put in by the Buc’s not BA due to the health issues he had that forced him to retire form Arizona. Also you did not mention the physicals and doctors sign off that BA had to have and maintain that was also in that contract stipulation.

  25. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Thank you Jon for the clarification. The blame shifts from BA to Licht and the Glazers for hiring a man not capable of doing the job. That explains a lot.

  26. Crickett Baker Says:

    Listn, so you don’t like the guy. That is your problem. He won Coach of the Year 2x in his career. He brought the sorry Bucs to a Super Bowl and a division title in his first 3 years. Most all I hear, the players and the coaches love him, and not just on the Bucs, but throughout his entire career as a coach. I love him and tons of fans do too. You are in the minority. He has always delegated many of his jobs (like great leaders do) but he did a HELL of a lot to build a winning team and did MANY things for it besides riding in a golf cart. Wake up or don’t, but shut up, then.

  27. TDTB2022 Says:

    I know one thing. Proud Boy is either El Buco Realisto or NDOG. lol

    If you are not familiar with them, copy and paste their name on google.

  28. Proud Bucs Fan Says:

    So much undo praise for a part time head coach that without Brady has a career total of One playoff win.

  29. Steven007 Says:

    Proud, how many playoff wins does belichick, the high priest of coaching have without Brady?

  30. RPK Says:

    BA won us a Superbowl. I have attacked him too much in the JOEBUCSFAN comment section over the past few days.

    I went agro because all I see in the comment section is overwhelming praise, and I don’t fully understand it. I don’t believe it is an accurate accounting of BA’s time in Tampa.

    I honestly think BA gets too much glory.

    Again, I get it. Super Bowl. Some people in media have a personal relationship with BA. Totally get it.

    Still, no one can answer the question, what are we missing this year now that BA is gone?

    The reality is, he didn’t really do much outside of getting a great coaching staff and roster put together. For that, he deserves a tremendous amount of credit.

  31. Goatfarmer Says:

    Steve007 – thanks for some of the most rational takes around here lately. Proud girl is like one of the many idiots I used to see failing at business. When you don’t know what you’re doing you compensate for it by working more hours and micro-managing your people. Leadership is exactly what BA personified. He has the resume’, he has the results, he has overwhelming player and organizational support for his entire career. Trust and empower your people, care for differences of opinion – makes the team stronger.

    Proud girl obviously knows more than the myriad of supporters BA has.

    And to those who say BA is an alcoholic? Bwaaahaaa. Our man likes a cocktail. Than his. It didn’t come to work and if you think it did you’re an even bigger maroon than you’ve shown.

  32. Listnfrmafar Says:

    GoatFukr, yet he was put out to pasture whether any of you believe it or not. Joe even stated he doesn’t believe in coincidences.
    1. Brady tells Evan’s he’s considering retirement not long after the AB incident.
    2. Bucs lose to Rams due to coaching incompetence.
    3. Prior Brady makes remark about not time to go to the movies.
    4. Brady abruptly retires
    5. Brady in England same time a Glazers
    6. Brady comes out of retirement
    7. BA retires and gets BS office job that he has no idea what his role is.

    Again are we to assume Brady would go to any team without knowing who the head coach is? Now Cricket, Steve, TBBF and DR will tell you everything was all lillies and roses and the entire locker room were BFF’s. No Steve it doesn’t matter though you still rebut the facts.

  33. itsallabouttom Says:

    People cant be stupid enough to believe arians was not pushed out…people can’t be that stupid..can they they be? Arians is getting his full coaching paycheck to get out of the way. If he retired why would the glazers have to pay him his recently signed contract extension to just sit and do nothing. how jim trotter etc are fine that there were no coaching interviews …they want an all black league.

  34. stpetebucsfan Says:

    We knew this already…bitchers gonna bitch and trolls gonna troll.

    I generally feel sorry for them for having the need to always look for the negative…that’s the bitchers…the trolls can crawl back under the Gandy Bridge.

  35. Buczilla Says:

    No one is born magically knowing how to do things. BA having his top two guys speak to the whole team regularly is an awesome way to get them prepared. I’m really gonna miss that dude and we were damn lucky to have him.

  36. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Shut the heck up imabottom with your race baiting. People like you kept everything in America white for as long as historically possible. Guys like you crying a river bwah bwah bwah!!!

  37. Goatfarmer Says:

    Listophrenic – the earth is flat too. You can see the proof on YouTube. Take some laxatives and let go.

  38. TJ Says:

    BA has something that can never be taken away. A SB win. Joining a list of other SB winnning coaches. He will retire with 1 SB win and join the immortal coaches like Brian Billick, Jon Gruden and the coaching genius, Barry Switzer. I am grateful for a SB championship to my city. Although it was a weird year with covid, no fans, etc. one can argue his “style” of coaching was a great fit for the adversity. However, if he coached a more storied franchise, G.B. Pitts, N.E. Raiders, Cowboys for only 4 years, his lone SB victory, with a huge Brady asterisk next to it, would not be enough to vault his name into their rafters 2 months after he retired. Buts it’s TB, not NY or Boston. So let the B.A. freak flag fly.

  39. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Goatplugger, take it easy on the crack you’re losing your grip on reality.

  40. Goatfarmer Says:

    Listophrenic — you have one narrative — the Brady – BA conspiracy and your hatred for BA. The data, historical results, overriding consensus of players who played for him and coaches who coached for him, all say you are more wrong than a person getting into a bathtub to toast his waffle.

    The only reality you seem to recognize is a false one to somehow make you feel better about the world. The only one messing with you, is you.