Rooting For Todd Bowles

May 11th, 2022

Columnist big Todd Bowles fan.

Joe guesses, if you sit down to watch a game, it helps to have a rooting interest, emotional or a short-term investment.

Some might have money on the game. Others may like a certain team for whatever reason and pull for that squad. It seems Jim Trotter of has decided to pick a reason to pull for every team.

So whose interest does Trotter have in mind with the Bucs? Well, it’s new head coach Todd Bowles.

His first stint as a full-time head coach came with a dysfunctional Jets team, one whose biggest failure was at the quarterback position. Bowles now steps into a stable situation that includes a deep and proven roster — and also the greatest QB in league history.

Joe has heard this a lot — that former Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians wanted to leave the cupboard full for Bowles when he handed the Bucs off. And that included a quarterback.

However, Tom Brady is likely only going to be with Bowles for a year. What happens after that? Bowles gets stuck with another lousy quarterback (Blaine Gabbert) and a Jets-like merry-go-round resumes in Tampa? Or did the powers that be at One Buc Palace promise Bowles they would get him a top-shelf starting quarterback after Brady leaves?

Provided Kyle Trask ever develops?

Joe wonders what Trotter does when he watches a game and wants one guy on each team to do well? What then?

8 Responses to “Rooting For Todd Bowles”

  1. Bucs Win Says:

    It’s going to be status quo there’s next to no turnover on the coaching staff and Tom Brady is the quarterback, hand ringing over Todd Bowles is silly.

  2. ClwJB Says:

    The issue isnt this season, as the article alludes too- what happens in 2023 with no Brady, no proven starter at QB and a very aging defense up the middle

    Winning teams have a stud QB and a D stout up the middle at DT, LB, S

    Past this year we have holes that are glaring and a cap that has been manipulated to win now

    Jury is out and we will see if Bowles really has it

  3. Jor God tha Binks Says:

    I completely dig Tood “Major Payne” Bowles

  4. Hodad Says:

    If it was only as easy as going out, and getting a top self QB. How could any organization ever promise that to a head coach? After this season Bowles, and the Bucs will be like most of the NFL, looking for a franchise QB.

  5. geno711 Says:

    If he wins a Super Bowl, it will set him up for the rest of the career.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The Glazers didn’t have to promise Bowles a damn thing but a promotion & a 5 year contract

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    Todd Bowles is exactly the HC that the Bucs need not just for this year but for the coming ‘transition’ that’ll start next year. And for those still harping on his time with the Jets, sometimes tough times like that can teach you more than successful times can.

    Love the way Thomas Edison approached what others considered ‘failure’ … ‘I have not failed. I’ve just found ten thousand ways that won’t work’.

  8. BillyBucco Says:

    The coaching tree is sound and we are lucky to have Bowles.
    The players play hard for him.

    It’s hard to get a starting QB anywhere near having just won a Super Bowl.
    Just look at Denver to see what might happen.

    Had Russell waited until next year, maybe it’s different.
    Next year Josh Allen could want out of Buffalo.

    Sounds crazy but that’s the NFL.

    Building an enticing team is key and Bowles will have this D humming this year.