Welcome Back, Bucs Coaches!

July 20th, 2022

New Bucs co-defensive coordinator Larry Foote.

Vacation is over for what might be the biggest staff in the NFL.

Joe’s not sure what time Todd Bowles made his employees show up for work, but today is the day. Buccaneers coaches reported back for duty, and hopefully their grind ends in mid-February.

Rookies and quarterbacks arrive at One Buc Palace on Saturday and then its Tuesday for the veterans, with the first full-squad training camp practice next Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m.

Joe wonders what kind of tone Bowles wants to set for training camp. Will it be significantly different than what Bucco Bruce Arians did, or will it be more like Arians’ Camp Cupcake?

Joe has heard several rumblings that Bowles will not be having practice in the Glazer Shed unless absolutely necessary, a departure from the Arians way. But Joe’s not going to put Bowles in the taskmaster category for that, not after reading Ira Kaufman’s column yesterday about former Bucs training camps.

11 Responses to “Welcome Back, Bucs Coaches!”

  1. Dooley Says:

    Larry Foote used to shoot the A-Gap like he was John Wick

  2. Goatfarmer Says:

    First order of business for Todd – figure out a plan to ensure DBs know their damn assignments, and if they can’t learn Todd’s particle physics schemes, then simplify.

  3. Eckwood Says:

    Co Defensive Coordinator is your first sign to lack of leadership for Bowles …… Co d coord smells like I don’t want to hurt anyones feelings so I will create a difficult situation for all !! Co def coord ,, OK who’s in charge ?? ABSURD !!
    Not an end all situation but a team controlling me sign vs a Head Football Coach confidentiality in charge !! Co def Coord is for sure Absurd !!

  4. Craig Says:

    I hope Bowles is up to sorting and dealing with that huge staff.

    The job of head coach here is a coordination job to keep the various coaching staffs in the system from stepping on each others’ toes.

    I hope he can get them back to teaching fundamentals, especially for the defense. They need to get back to proper tacking techniques, choosing proper angles and containment.

    It might be a long camp.

  5. Goatfarmer Says:


  6. Goatfarmer Says:

    Nothing worse than poor, inept, incompetent tackling. Reflects very poorly on how practices are coached. What were you doing in 2021, Todd? Whatever it was, between your guys not knowing what they were doing, and then compounding that by tackling like a scared little girl running from a mouse, a big improvement better happen or you will be a one and done second time head coach.

  7. Hodad Says:

    Not using the Glazer shed would be his first mistake. Why take your best tool out of the toolbox? I’d do it 50 50.

  8. BillyBucco Says:

    Put Vea in the elements as much as possible.
    Absolutely love this guy, but why can’t he play more snaps?

    Maybe an injury concern and that changes?
    As it stands right now, we paid him starting money for a codependent gig.

    I think we will want Logan Hall in anyway, but damn.

  9. GOB Says:

    GF, Logan Ryan will take care of the blown assignments. He’ll make sure everyone is lined up properly. He’s like having a coach on the field. With the talent they have in the secondary, they should be fine.
    Bowles needs to take a page from Belichick. Try, as much as possible, to practice in the conditions you’ll be playing in. If it calls for rain on the road, break the hoses out, and speakers.

    I also expect more purpose driven practices. If you’re out there just to be out there, and don’t have specific goals to work on, practice is useless. I think it was the main thing about BA that drove Brady nuts.

  10. DBS Says:

    There has to be an answer to the question of why so many injuries? Maybe that is why he does not want them in the shed. Only in adverse conditions. Heavy storms with lightning. Along with they play in the heat. He may have seen something he felt they were not conditioned for a full game in it. There would have to be a reason he would feel something was broken to fix it.

  11. captivajim Says:

    If this is true ? It would be Bowles way of trying to imprint Himself as new HC. Trying to do something different .. But ,conditioning with trainers today is a lot different than it was 25 + yrs ago.. They won the SB using the shed in ’20. Also using the shed in ’21-they would have again , if not for Bowles defense’s last play -or LACK thereof

    we don’t have to play in Tampa heat & Humidity until 9/25 -at a 4:30pm game

    50-50 might make some sense…