Affirmation That More Passing Is Good For The Bucs

July 23rd, 2022

Bucs coach Todd Bowles

Joe is a broken record on the “Ira Kaufman Podcast.” Joe’s fundamental, core, unshakable belief in sports, particularly football, is you don’t fix something that is not broken.

The Bucs are a pass-happy team because they are loaded with weapons and it works. It is silly (Joe could use much stronger adult language for emphasis but this is a family website) to stray from your strength, especially when you have one of the league’s best offenses the past three years.

The Bucs didn’t get that way by pounding the ball.

So Bryan Knowles, typing in the Football Outsiders 2022 Almanac, doesn’t think first-year Bucs coach Todd Bowles is going to pull a defensive coach/meathead move and try to turn the Bucs into a ground-and-pound offense.

Joe hopes that is not the case.

[Bucs offensive coordinator Byron] Leftwich says that he shares [Bruce] Arians’ offensive philosophy and that everything should be status quo. Bowles has directly said that he didn’t get the job to be an offensive coach and is not planning on tinkering with the offense too much. … Bowles’ Jets teams were 27th in early-down pass frequency as well, so there’s some history there. That would be a significant change for Tampa Bay as only the Chiefs and Bills have thrown more on early downs than the Buccaneers have since Brady arrived in 2020. The Bucs were very good at running the ball last year, fifth with a 6.9% DVOA, but they led the league in passing; the entire offense has been about throwing the ball and moving quickly, not grinding down teams with a rushing attack. In fact, the closest thing the Bucs had to a weakness on offense for most of last year was running on second down, where they ranked 14th with a -0.2% DVOA. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be more effective when running the ball, but no one was watching the Buccaneers’ offense last season wishing they were establishing the run. The Tampa Bay offense isn’t really one in need of tweaking. It sounds like Bowles won’t give into defensive coordinatoritis, up the team’s conservatism, and hamstring the good thing that Leftwich and Arians had going.

Joe thinks/hopes that Bowles understands why his Jets ran so much and why the Bucs have thrown the ball so much.

In New York, Bowles had rotten Ryan Fitzpatrick, Stewart McClown and sorry Sam Darnold. In Tampa, Bowles has the greatest quarterback who ever lived, Tom Brady. A guy walking around with a white cane can see the difference. Let’s be real here.

Even with Playoff Lenny, the Bucs are built to throw the ball. Even the running back drafted this year, Rachaad White, was picked as much for his ability to catch and his YAC as his ability to run.

Bowles would have some splainin’ to do to Team Glazer after they cut checks for Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Russell Gage and Brady, if they aren’t being maximized. When you have Brady, Evans, Godwin, Gage, Kyle Rudolph, the immortal Cyril Grayson, Breshad Perriman, Scotty Miller and more, you pass to win.

47 Responses to “Affirmation That More Passing Is Good For The Bucs”

  1. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    LOL, I am reading really good things about Jalen Darden, believe it or not, as writers get more and more needy of new material.
    LOL, Thank God Training Camp is starting soon!

  2. Goatfarmer Says:

    Can’t beat the Saints or Rams without running the ball at least 4 out of 10 snaps. Need balance and to prove the Bucs will not give up on the run. Agree that no one should fix what is not broken, but against the Rams and the Saints, the Bucs are broken. It comes down to a specific strategy for a specific opponent. The Bucs have too often taken a blanket approach and treated opponents almost the same.

    And — double Cooper Kupp, Todd.

  3. Listnfrmafar Says:

    The last two seasons the Bucs needed to score 30+ to win games, so getting up early was the philosophy. Indy, Tenn, both tried the ground and pound and neither finished strong last year. Rams didn’t beat the Bucs by running the ball, Bowles let Stafford torture the secondary. Would it be nice to see more of a mix? Sure but the lack of offensive creativity in the run game and heaven forbid the Bucs have to constantly play from behind, ie; Jets. That’s a formula for failure.

  4. Alanbucsfan Says:

    The Bucs already pass 2 out of every 3 offensive plays- is Joe suggesting Bucs should pass 3 out of 4 or 4 out of 5?
    Risk to Brady’s health merits a little consideration.

  5. Mike C Says:

    Well said Goatfarmer

  6. Darin Says:

    This is overblown. Every team is a passing team now. Just read the league rules. The Bucs may need to run a little more to win it all. We’ll see. Every playoff game has its own script. My guess is the glazers won’t mind a bit how much they run if they win it all.

  7. PassingThru Says:

    Here’s what I find strange about the Bucs: in terms of run blocking, the sum is lesser than the parts. They have had excellent talent, but they do not create opportunities for the RBs on a consistent basis. I hope that will change this season, particularly on the right side with the addition of Shaq Mason.

    The Ram and Saint D Lines just manhandled them. Running more isn’t the answer; run blocking effectiveness is.

  8. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    I agree with Joe in that the Buc’s strength is their passing game led by the GOAT TB12.

    But only running the football 13 times with your running backs and throwing 54 times in the playoff game against the Rams last year is a recipe for failure.

    That’s too imbalanced.

    Also, Fournette had 51 yards on those 13 carries. That’s almost a 4 yard per average total. When you’re running it for 3 or 4 yards a pop, it makes it much easier on your offense.

    When you’re only running the ball 19% of the time for an entire game the defense is teeing off on you and passing the ball becomes very difficult.

    The Bucs need to continue to lean on TB12 and the passing game, but they must be more balanced offensively in playoff football games against great team.

  9. Yucs2Bucs Says:

    So stoked and still bummed about our Bolts, but @JoeBucsfan I have a really good feeling about the Bucs this year and getting number 3. LFG Ladies and Gents !!! Oh and lastly to the people already complaining or being pessimistic PLEASE go to another site #onlypositivity #GoBucs

  10. BucBoy Says:

    If any young quarterback knows how to run a pass-happy offense, it is Kyle Trask. He had two stellar seasons running what essnetially was a pass-only offense at the University of Florida, as his teams had NO running game. Despite the opposing defenses playing the pass, Trask set mutliple University of Florida as well as SEC passing records. And he did so in the roughest conference in college football: the SEC.

    The haters here like to say Trask’s records were due to his receivers. Nonsense. First, were Joe Montana’s records due to Jerry Rice? Are Brady’s records due to Gronkowski, Edelman, Moss, Hernandez? Exactly. Second, Trask kept setting UF and SEC records AFTER losing Kyle Pitts in the Georgia game during the 2020 season. In fact, Trask’s 4 touchdown passes that game went to 4 different recievers – only 1 to Pitts.

    You haters need to come up with facts. Wearing Jameis Winston’s FSU jersey doesn’t cut it.

  11. PassingThru Says:

    Frankly, I’m a bit surprised at the fans who believe that the Bucs should be running more next season. I realize Fournette earned goodwill from the playoffs a couple of years ago, but for the most part, he’s a pretty average RB. And for all we know, he’s probably a Popeye’s biscuit shy of 250 lbs.

    The Bucs should stay with their strength, which is passing. And they should do all they can to bolster that strength by signing OBJ.

  12. JimmyJack Says:

    Joe i like your point about Rachaaaaaad White. Many here are looking for a TE to fill Gronks shoes. That aint happenin. Might be 20-30 years before we see a TE come to Tampa Bay that can dominate anything close to Gronk.

    Thats where I think Rachaaaaard White can step into a role and add a new wrinkle to this offense. Lets remember the Biscuit offense never really featured TEs until Bruce had a HOF drop in his lap. I dont think Byron is losing sleep over the TE position. He will simply adjust to what he has.

    The only problem is Licht has been pretty lousy drafting RBs. But Im a Bucs fan, Im well trained in hope.

  13. LakelandSteve Says:

    So Darden looked real good during OTA’s in underwear football. The proof will be during the preseason. If he pulls the App. State, Dexter Jackson routine again this year cut his azz. Being brought down by a phantom blade of grass won’t cut it.

  14. Hodad Says:

    Well Joe, to much passing has been a disaster when playing the Rams, and N.O.. Pound the rock!!

  15. geno711 Says:

    I am not sure why fans pick out the Rams game and say that we would have run that game if we ran the ball more.

    No way. We are a good offense when we are passing the ball effectively. As Joe said at the top of the article, you don’t fix what isn’t broken.

    We have scored a ton of points on the Rams in plenty of games against them and it is because we are an effective passing team – not a big time running based team.

    Lots of ways to win in the NFL. Most of the best teams in the league are the best passing teams.

    Trivia question:
    What happens if Tom Brady gets 37 or more passing TD’s this year?

  16. Goatfarmer Says:

    Trivia question – what if the Bucs defense gives up 38 or more touchdown passes?

  17. Joe Says:

    But only running the football 13 times with your running backs and throwing 54 times in the playoff game against the Rams last year is a recipe for failure.

    That’s way misleading. The Bucs got down so much early if they ran just to run because people like a cliche, they would have been blown out.

  18. Joe Says:

    So Darden looked real good during OTA’s in underwear football. The proof will be during the preseason.

    Joe’s not buying the hype (?). As you suggested, prove in on the field of play


  19. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    Joe, they abandoned the run.

    I was there in the stands.

    Leonard Fournette ran the ball 6 times on the first 3 drives for 28 yards in the first quarter.

    Leonard Fournette didn’t run the ball again until the second half.

    The score was 17-3 on the Bucs 4th drive and they threw the ball 12 times and ran it zero and missed the field goal.

    Aaron Donald and the Rams pass rush were getting close and teeing off.

    The very next drive Aaron Donald and the Rams pass rush with Avon Miller, on the 14th and 15th pass play in a row, got home, sacking TB12 and then forcing a horrible throw that was intercepted.

    That’s abandoning the run, and when you give Von Miller and Aaron Donald 15 times in a row to pass rush, you aren’t going to win every battle against two of the greatest all time at their positions.

    The score at halftime was 20-3. You’re still in the game at 20-3. Your whole playbook is still available at that score.

    I’m just saying be more balanced. Don’t throw the ball 15 times in a row against who I consider the greatest Defensive Lineman ever to play the game in Aaron Donald.

  20. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    In the past two seasons the Bucs are 0-3 vs the Rams.

    In 2020, with Jared Goff QBing the Rams, the Bucs running backs ran the ball 18 times and attempted 48 pass plays, losing the game 27-24. That’s roughly 27% of the time that the Bucs ran the ball in that game.

    In the 2021 Regular season loss to the Rams, the Bucs running backs and TB12 and Godwin ran the ball 13 times and attempted 55 pass plays, losing the game 34-24. That’s 19% of the time that the Bucs ran the ball in that game.

    In the 2022 Playoff loss to the Rams, the Bucs ran the football 13 times with their running backs and attempted 54 pass plays. That’s 19% of the time that the Bucs ran the ball in that game.

    The Rams are reloaded again this year and a Super Bowl contender and an obstacle for my beloved Bucs. The Bucs in the past 2 years in 3 losses to the Rams have averaged run in the ball 22% of the time and passing the ball 78% of the time. That statistical formula has resulted in repeated failure for the Bucs against the Rams.

    Something must change and more balance is needed on offense between running and passing against Aaron Donald and the Rams defense. That’s all that I am saying.

  21. Goatfarmer Says:

    Well said BelleGlade. Lenny was running well in Q1. And I know you aren’t advocating running it 15 times in a row either, but just for the sake of variety. Maybe run it one in four? Regardless, the blueprint for how to lose to the Saints and Rams is well established and proven.

    Crazy, but, maybe try something different.

  22. Anonymous Says:


    Brady unretired because, among others things (like BA moving on to greener pastures, for example), Brady was assured that the 2022 offense would highlight his most comfortable and productive offensive scheme, a Play-Action based offense with which the GOAT has the greatest latitude to play call, adjust and audible based on what the greatest and most experienced NFL QB sees across the line of scrimmage, real-time, up to and even after the snap. With the PA, Brady can dictate the pace of a drive, the game, while taking advantage of EVERY defensive weakness in play-calling, coverage scheme, mismatch, as well as every miscue in process, e.g., “too many players on the field” (Brady must hold the NFL record for forcing those penalties by getting a quick snap off before that 12th player gets off the field).

    However, and more to the point, the Play-Action only works in conjunction with a true running game threat. Just look at the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Patriots (Lombardi, SB loss, Lombardi) and how the Patriots PA/Run Game scheme was nearly unstoppable (Patriots would’ve had 3 consecutive SB wins but for Belichick’s bone-headed decision to bench Malcolm Butler before the game even started.

    Having Jensen, Shaq Mason, Wirfs and now Kyle Rudolf and perhaps pulling OG Stinnie or Goedeke to run behind, just looks like a guaranteed 5 – 6+ yards per play. (Seriously, how could the Bucs NOT scheme a strong side running game with those monsters?) Instead of having it easy by defending the Bucs two dimensionally (no respect for 1st, 2nd down “run up the middle”), linebackers and defensive backs will now have to play closer to the line. This, in turn, will allow Buc receivers to get greater separation and will set up defenses for deep ball strikes.

    Sure, there’s no FB Mike Devlin who featured in those glory years but Todd Bowles DID mention “possible fullback” role for Rachaad White. Also, expect more creative use of high percentage screen plays with the Buc’s talented backfield.

    Everyone kniws that it was BA who vetoed Brady’s desire to incorporate the Play-Action the last two seasons. With BA gone we should expect a more balanced offense with the PA as the cornerstone with tge best to ever run that scheme under center.

  23. geno711 Says:

    BelleGladeBuc Says:
    July 23rd, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    “Leonard Fournette ran the ball 6 times on the first 3 drives for 28 yards in the first quarter.”

    Yes, and in reality, he ran the ball on the 1st drive his first 2 carries or 21 yards.

    Those next 4 carries were:

    1st down for 2 yards. Leaving 2nd and 8.
    1st down for 1 yard. Leaving 2nd and 9.
    1st down for 1 yard. Leaving 2nd and 9.
    1st down for 3 yards. Leaving 2nd and 7.

    We are generally more successful passing the ball a lot. Picking out one game and acting like running the ball is the path to our greatest success does not make sense.

    But this is an opinion area and reasonable fans can suggest that they only way to win against the Rams is to run the ball better. I just disagree.

  24. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    The Bucs have lost 3 games in a row to the Rams the past two seasons. I wish it was just one game, but sadly it’s not. A 3 game sample provides statistically significant data to base judgments on.

    Sticking to the run and being balanced means that you will have run plays that aren’t successful. In football, not all run plays are successful, as well as pass plays.

    You wouldn’t abandon the pass if you had 4 consecutive incomplete passes would you?

    Allowing Aaron Donald and Von Miller to pin their ears back and rush the passer on 15 consecutive plays is a recipe for disaster.

    Have you ever watched Aaron Donald or Bon Miller during practice when they are practicing pass rush V pass pro?

    Andrew Whitworth, who was a stud LT, failed against Aaron Donald and Von Miller numerous times when Donald and Miller knew it was a pass.

    LT’s are forced to tip their hand on pass plays to Aaron Donald because he’s that great.

    Aaron Donald must never be given an opportunity to get into a pass rush rhythm.

    The Bucs in 3 games against the Rams in the past two seasons have rushed the ball on average 22% of the time and passed the ball 78% of the time. All 3 games using that game plan resulted in losses.

    The data from those 3 games against the Rams these past 2 years shows that only running the ball 2 out of every 10 downs against the GOAT Aaron Donald and future HOF Von Miller is not wise.

  25. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Geno 100% on. Belleclown, Bucs tried early to run and had some success that is until Rasheed made the proper adjustment shutting the run down. The poor play of the secondary and ST’s forced the Bucs into a shoot out, exactly how the Bucs force opposing teams to be one dimentional. In the Rams game the O had no choice which eventually led to success.

  26. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    Yup, I’m a sad clown because the data from the Bucs 3 consecutive losses to the Rams in the past 2 years shows that when you throw on average 78% of the time and run for 22% of the time against the Rams defense that the Bucs offense led by TB12 loses.

    You once again display your ignorance of football.

    When you offensively game plan against an opponent you analyze that team’s defense weakness and how that defense has been beaten.

    In 3 consecutive losses to the Rams, the GOAT TB12 threw the ball 78% of the game and the Bucs ran the ball 22% of the time.

    2 of the 3 consecutive losses to the Rams, excluding the playoff game, the Bucs were never 1 score behind the Rams the entire game.

    Call me names all you want, but the data from those 3 games is significant and it shows that being so imbalanced against the Rams defense results in losing to the Rams.

  27. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    I was there in the stands during the Rams game.

    In the first half the Bucs offense had the ball for 7 drives in the first half for 11 minutes and change, scoring only 3 points on those 7 possessions.

    The Time of Possession War in the first half was dominated by the Rams.

    Those are facts.

    The Bucs offense failure to sustain drives in the first half against the Rams in that playoff loss resulted hurt the Bucs defense. That’s football 101.

    If the Bucs defense doesn’t have a goal line stand seconds before halftime and force Ackers to fumble (after Aaron Donald forced TB12 to throw an awful interception giving the Rams the ball at immediate FG range), then the score at half would be 27-3.

    Newsflash, the Bucs ST, Offense and Defense didn’t play well in that first half.

    But if we are grading which of those 3 units was the worst in that playoff loss, then it’s the Bucs ST the worst, Bucs Offense 2nd worst, Bucs defense 3rd worst.

  28. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Belleclown, I’m not a CPA but wasn’t the score at one point in the playoff game 27-3? What game do you play where you can score 24 points in one play? I don’t disagree they should run more but single back set off tackles & dives isn’t very creative. Did the defense less the WFT game shine in the postseason 2020? Yes but for the most part not very reliable.

  29. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    I am thankful that you are not a CPA, and your reading comprehension is lacking.

    I literally wrote that I excluded the playoff game from my analysis. I just focused on the 2 regular season losses.

    Including the Bucs playoff loss to the Rams would make it 3 out of 3 games where the Bucs offense was NEVER 1 score behind the Rams for the game.

    That means that the Rams were beating the Bucs by more than 1 score in those 3 games, which shows that the Bucs offensive strategy against the Rams defense was not good.

    Obviously that’s a little inaccurate, and I apologize. To correct myself I should say that the Bucs were never 1 score behind the Rams in their 3 consecutive losses to the Rams the past 2 seasons for a majority of the game.



  30. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    Couldn’t agree more with your analysis of the Bucs lack of creativity in their run game against the Rams defense.

    Leonard Fournette’s 2 big runs for 21 yards on their first 2 drives came off of counter plays where the Bucs used Cam Brate as a FB in the backfield kicking out the DE and then brought a pulling guard to wrap or log with the FB ‘s block to outnumber the Rams defense on the backside.

    For some reason the Bucs stopped going to the counter in that playoff loss to the Rams. The 49ers run that play a lot against the Rams and are very successful against the Rams defense. It still frustrates me that we didn’t use that play for a higher percentage.

  31. Listnfrmafar Says:

    So in 2019 with Jamais, the Bucs beat the Rams 55-40, I’m pretty sure those points didn’t come from running the ball. Pre-Bucs Brady was 5-1 including the SB win. The last 3 appearances Bucs scored 24, 24, 27 and gave up 34, 28(I believe) and 27. Einstein can you see the pattern here? And it’s not because they didn’t run the ball, it because the Rams are scoring too many points.

  32. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    NFL Sports Statical Analysts are paid handsomely to find trends and weaknesses in their team as well as their opponents.

    I look at data. I don’t fly by the seat of my pants like you do @List, as exemplified by your ignorance of Winston’s victory over the Rams in a 55-40 in 2019 where the Bucs ran the ball 29 times and threw the ball 41 times in that game. For you, that’s roughly 60% pass and 40% run.

    That’s balance, Einstein, and what do you know, the Bucs won with a vastly inferior QB than the GOAT TB12 when they had a much more balanced offensive attack against the Rams.

  33. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    Pats vs Rams Super Bowl 2019

    Pats won 13-3

    TB12 Stats:
    0 TD’s
    1 INT
    1 Fumble

    Pats RB by committee stats:
    32 carries
    150 Yards
    1 TD

    Hey Einstein, that’s basically a 50/50 split in run v pass plays that Bill Bellicheck used in his offensive game plan to defeat the Rams in the Super Bowl.

    You’re an embarrassment @List.

  34. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Ya stats tell it all. Rams in 2018 were the #1 offense in the league yet they scored 3 points in the SB. How did the staticians do pre that game? How balanced was Belichick’s in the Atlanta, Seahawks and Philly SB’s. I have no intention on researching post game stats in order to rebut you. The fact is 34, 27,27 points against. Same applies to New Orleans less the last Saints game, that one was on Brady he tried to win that one himself.

  35. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    The argument is about offensive balance, and yes, the stats do tell it all.

    In both of those games vs the Rams, the run to pass ratio was 60:40 and 50:50 with both teams defeating the Rams.

    Do try to keep up.

  36. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    Should read:

    Pass to run ratio



  37. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Belleclown, how do your stats work when your #1 blocking TE fractures 5 ribs and collapses his lung? Or Wirf is replaced by a tackle hobbling on one leg and centers ankle is shot to? Not sure if you ever had to run block but last I remember it’s a LOT of quick burst and pushing on the legs and feet. I guess you should run the ball more when Tyree Hill pops Bucs secondary for 200+ yds first quarter. Play to your strengths, if they aren’t good enough that day, so be it.

  38. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    I’m saying throwing the ball 15 times in a row against the greatest defensive lineman of all time in Aaron Donald on one side and HOF Von Miller on the other side, allowing them both to get into a rhythm, is spectacularly and mind numbingly moronic.

    The Bucs did exactly that against the Rams in the playoff game. They stopped the Bucs and forced a missed FG. On the next series they drilled TB12 and then forced a horrible throw.

    Those are facts. That happened.

    As a former lineman, I can attest to how impossible of a task that is to pass pro and be successful 15 times in a row vs Aaron Donald and Vom Miller.

    I’m saying that that offensive approach is to imbalanced. I guess you disagree. SMH

    Maybe you know something I and Ian Beckles don’t. SMH

    Good thing Ian Beckles agrees with me as he said basically the exact same thing as me post game.

    You are the joke and clown @List. SMH

  39. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    It’s like I am talking to a person who can’t follow logical sequential conversation.

    We are talking about balance in offense vs the Rams. Last time I checked, Ty Hill doesn’t play for the Rams. SMH.

    Throwing every 8 downs out of 10 is playing into the strength of the Rams defense led by Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey.

    Teams that do that against the Rams lose. The stats bear that out. Teams that are balanced offensively against the Rams have won.

    That’s what I am saying. You disagree with that. I agree with Bellicheck’s offensive approach against the Rams defense, and you @ List think that Bellicheck is a clown who doesn’t know football. SMH

  40. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Bellecow, I is you that is the moron. The Bucs since Arians was not built to be balanced. Risk it NO biscuit, ever hear that saying? Brady’s appeal to come to Bucs was not money, not BA or Glaizers and Licht, it was Evan’s, Godwin and bringing in AB & Gronk. The offense has led in many categories for the last 3 yrs, including ints in 2019. Let me simplify this for you dummy, the team was NOT built to run. Will that change somewhat under Bowles? Time will tell.

  41. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    Every time you open your mouth you reveal your self to be wanting.

    The Bucs during their Super Bowl Playoff Run were balanced.

    It’s especially hilarious and shows how ignorant you are @List by claiming that the Bucs weren’t built for balance.

    I can remember way, way back, in that far history of time, it was the year 2020.

    The Bucs were playing in the Super Bowl vs the Chiefs.

    The Bucs RB’s Playoff Lenny and ROJO ran the ball 28 times against the Chiefs for a combined 150 yards and 1 TD.

    But wait, there’s more.

    Against the WFT Playoff Game in 2020 the Bucs RB’s ran the ball 25 times for 145 yards and 1 TD.

    Against the Saints in the 2020 Playoff Game the Bucs RB’s ran the ball 30 times for 125 combined yards.

    Against the Packers in the 2020 Playoff Game the Bucs RB’s ran the ball 23 times for 77 yards and 1 TD.

    The Bucs OLINE paving the road for the Bucs RB rushing attack led by Pro Bowl nail chewers Jensen and Marpet, as well as Playoff Lenny and ROJO, were every bit as critical to the Bucs Super Bowl Championship as the GOAT TB12 and the passing attack with ME13, Godwin, AB and Gronk.

    The facts/data prove that the Bucs Super Bowl Championship Run was because there offense was balanced.

    @List claims that the above facts/data didn’t happen, and thus proves how ignorant he is.

  42. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    The Bucs in 2020 Super Bowl Championship Run Rushing vs Passing attack numbers:

    Average Run Attempts Per Playoff Game:
    Average Rushing Yards Per Playoff Game:
    124 Yards

    Average Pass Attempts Per Playoff Game:
    Average Passing Yards Per Playoff Game:
    265 Yards

    @List, our should I call you dummy, that data shows that the Bucs offense was built to be balanced.

    The pass to run ratio for the Bucs during their Super Bowl Championship Run was 56:44.

    The data shows that Bucs were balanced offensively during their Super Bowl Championship run.

    I love every time that you respond to me, because all you got is feelings/opinions vs factual data. It shows how intellectually deficient you are.

    Belle clown wants you to keep it coming. Keep showing us how ignorant you are.

    I love it.

  43. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Dipshat Belleclown, the Bucs did run against the Rams in the playoff game and had early success but later shut down. Just curious, in the games listed above how many pass attempts in each one? Let’s not forget the two TD’s Godwin dropped in the WFT game. I simply don’t understand how or WHY you would change your offense when they average 30 points a game. How about a more balanced D?

  44. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    Keep calling me names, I love it! It’s so funny being called names by you! It shows how mentally weak you are! I’m in your head! Living rent free!

    Playoff Run Pass vs Run attempts per game:

    versus WFT
    40 pass attempts
    29 run attempts

    Pass to Run Ratio:

    versus Saints
    33 Pass attempts
    35 Run attempts

    Pass to Run Ratio:

    versus Packers:
    36 Pass attempts
    24 Run attempts

    Pass to Run Ratio:

    versus Chiefs:
    29 Pass attempts
    32 Run attempts


    Hey @List, in the 2020 playoff games against the Saints and Chiefs the Bucs ran the ball more than they threw the ball.

    The data shows that the Bucs offense was very balanced during their 2020 Super Bowl Championship Run.

    Those are the facts Einstein. Calling me names about those facts doesn’t change those facts. It just makes me laugh harder at your ignorance.

    Keep it coming.

  45. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Which one of those teams had the Bucs down 27-3?

  46. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Belleclown if the answer to besting Rams and Saints is simply to run more, the Bucs could of saved a fortune hiring you over the 50 dumbfounded coaches on staff. 17-0 if Bucs just bring Belleclown and his laptop on board. Stats say Stafford is one if not the best at beating the blitz. Talk about lazy coaches not reviewing Next-gen in their preparation. Last question, if stats are the key to winning, why were the Rams and Cincy even in the SB? Neither were near the top in offense and defensive rankings in 2021?

  47. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    The San Francisco 49ers over the past three seasons are 6-1 against the Rams because their offense is balanced. The 49ers run the ball, are balanced and extremely successful against the Rams defense.

    You said that the Bucs offense wasn’t built to be balanced, but the data from the 2020 Buc’s Super Bowl Championship Run proves that you are wrong.

    You are the kind of strategic genius who would tell Buster Douglas that he needs to get in close and trade blows with Mike Tyson, not staying in the middle of the ring and using his jab and superior reach, but rather playing into Tyson’s strength.

    The Bucs offense threw the ball 23 times in the first half and ran the ball 6 times vs the Rams.

    The score at the time that the Bucs ran their 6th and final run play of the first half against the Rams in their playoff loss was 17 – 3 and their was 14 mini still to play in the 2nd Quarter. The Bucs only ran 14 total times during that game.

    That’s playing into the Rams defense strengths. That’s giving up on the run. That’s imbalance. You do that against the Rams and you lose. The 49ers have shown the blue print. Bellicheck copied it.

    I support Bellicheck’s strategy of copying the 48er’s, and you think Bellicheck is a clown and dumb and knows nothing about football. SMH