“No One-Day Wonders”

August 2nd, 2022

Joe loved a few one-liners from Todd Bowles today because they are important for fans through all of August.

It’s easy to watch a couple of practices and remember guys making plays, having strong days and looking sharp. Throw in a dual-sack preseason game in there, too. But what’s far more important to coaches is consistency and progression.

Six days into training camp, the media and fans at training camp “standouts.” Joe’s not so egomaniacal to think a great day matters much, and nobody outside the team has film to dissect.

Joe will say that Bowles seems much more about production in preseason games when it comes to guys fighting for jobs. Perhaps that’s the former player in him?

Bowles made it clear that a couple of good practices don’t impress him much. “No one-day wonders,” he said.

Talking about his cornerbacks needing to stop dropping football this season, versus all the ones they dropped in 2021, Bowles said he’s not a guy who’s going to be wowed in August.

“You can practice it all you want but you got to catch it in the games,” Bowles said.

Joe is very curious to see how Bowles handles the preseason.

4 Responses to ““No One-Day Wonders””

  1. Mark Says:

    Considering the way both the Rams and Bills played in the Super Bowl, It seems almost certain that had the Bucs made it to the game they would’ve won. So, why didn’t they get there? Answer: A complete breakdown on defense at the end of the NFC championship game. In a move that made absolutely no sense to anyone who has ever watched a football game. The Bucs defensive coordinator removed his defenders from the middle of the field to cover sideline throws even though there was plenty of time left in the game this left the middle of the field wide open and cost the Bucs the game. When asked by the press afterwards . The players said what was obvious. They were disorganized and got their signals crossed. Apparently, only the Bucs ownership would conclude, “hey let’s take the guy solely responsible for preparing the players for this moment since the beginning of training camp Which cost us a Super Bowl appearance and quite likely a Super Bowl win and make him the head coach’

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Mark….Rams & Bengals played in the SB.

  3. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    So nobody “wrecked” practice today?

  4. Wild Bill Says:

    Did the Bucs have any time outs? If they did it would have been the right time to call one. That play was a terrible way to finish the season. Prevent that play and its virtually sure to be overtime. Bawles has had nightly nightmares since that play.