Despite No. 2 Ranking, Bowles Says Bucs Only “Decent”

August 6th, 2022

There’s a crazy-intense focus at One Buc Palace that comes from the head coach and has defensive players dialed in.

Tampa Bay tied for fifth in forced turnovers last season — fumbles and interceptions. That’s damn good, and it was good enough for second in the NFC. The Bucs were tied for eighth in picks (17) and tied for fourth in forced fumbles (12).

The champion Rams had 19 interceptions but were near the very bottom of the NFL in forced fumbles.

No, you don’t need to force a ton of turnovers to win a Super Bowl. Heck, the Bucs were tied for fifth in the NFL — just like last year — when they won it all two years ago.

Several Bucs defensive backs have told Joe that the target for interceptions this season is 30 collectively, nearly double last season’s total. That’s a big reason DBs have been diving all over the place in training camp practices and moaning about all their dropped interceptions in 2021.

Today, Bowles talked about the Bucs being only “decent” at forcing turnovers last year when you look at “drops” and “misfits” on defense. And it seems Bowles has sold his message, despite the Bucs’ success the past two years. That’s one sign of a strong coach.

10 Responses to “Despite No. 2 Ranking, Bowles Says Bucs Only “Decent””

  1. Bird Says:

    Everty morning i take huge dumps. Some days worse then the other

    Brady is done?

    He is quitting on all these legit players?

    Sorry. Just dropped a gronk dump

  2. tampabayallday Says:

    Mediocre at best when it comes to turnovers for the defense

  3. NeverGIVEup Says:

    You know we do play the ATM twice this year. Sky is the limit on this one.

  4. ClwJB Says:

    The timely TO’s in the playoffs helped get us a trophy/ that was missing last year

  5. Bojim Says:

    Wish they wouldn’t say that

  6. kennybuck Says:

    BIRD you are the biggest d-head. and should not even be on this website because you’re not a Tampa Bay fan. Tom Brady is the only reason that we are picking up some of the best players in the offseason. and winning another SUPERBOWLl in Tampa bay. from now on bird I’m not going to call you dog I’m going to call you my little puppy because that’s all you are.HAHAHa!!!!!

  7. Goatfarmer Says:

    Let’s see Bowles win a game, then call him strong. Hope that win happens before November.

  8. Infomeplease Says:

    To achieve greatness one must set great standards!

  9. KeemBucs4Life Says:

    Setting the bar high, now got to accomplish. More turnovers means more scoring

  10. Anonymous Says:

    I guess at goatfamer u don’t realize bowels has already won games and a super bowl