Todd Bowles Focused On Ego-free Presentation

September 7th, 2022

Todd Bowles is such an easy guy for Joe to root for and no, it’s not about him sitting down for an hour with Joe and Ira Kaufman late in the spring.

Bowles is a quality guy who seems to have a fantastic handle on how to approach his new gig as head coach.

Everything feels right. That doesn’t mean Bowles will make the correct decisions and be the motivator and tactician he needs to be, but it sure feels like he’s got a winning approach for a very unique situation and roster.

Is Bowles emphatically putting his foot down to change certain about the Bucs? Not really. He explained to Father Dungy on that he knows he’s dealing with a confident club on a hell of a run. So he’s not taking a my-way approach.

“I don’t want to come across to my team as, ‘Now I’m the head coach; we’re doing this.’ We have a lot of good things in place, and I’m smart enough to be very dumb to keep the good things in place and then to try to add more details, so to speak,” Bowles said.

“We went 13-4 but we weren’t detailed at the end of the year to win that game; the Rams did a heck of a job. Hats off to them, but we gotta be more detailed in certain things and we gotta have to be accountable for that and they gotta be accountable with each other. And that’s the biggest thing I’m trying to get across to them.”

Wise, wise move by Bowles. The Bucs are on a historic 22-5 run. The players know the system works and the coaching is strong. Bowles might have a lot of players looking at him funny if he came in with a loud these-are-the-winning-changes message.

That doesn’t mean Bowles can’t slam his feet down in Week 2 or 3, but it makes a hell of lot of sense to have had a measured and massaged message through his five-plus month as the Bucs’ head man.

How measured has Bowles been? A noted trash-talker, Bowles said he has yet to target Tom Brady with a verbal blast.

And Bowles isn’t trash-talking for fun, he said, it’s about motivating players and getting them used to what they’ll hear on the field.

8 Responses to “Todd Bowles Focused On Ego-free Presentation”

  1. Buc king Says:

    He was served the NFL head on silver’s his chance to walk it in

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Buc king … I guess that I don’t understand your comment. Todd Bowles totally deserved an opportunity to replace BA as the Bucs’ HC; no ‘silver platters’ involved. And there are no ‘givens’ in there; Bucs have a tough tough schedule this season. We’ve got the oldest QB who’s ever started in the NFL’s long history, and an OLine that’s already lost 2 starters (I think Stinnie probably would’ve beat out Goedeke to start the season). The only ‘given’ that I see is that the Bucs will be in a dogfight every single week. If we try to ‘walk it in’ we’ll lose every time.

  3. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Defense Rules. It was reported that Stinnie was close to not making the team. It’s one of the reasons why he was still playing late into the game. It does make you think that Stinnie couldn’t beat out a rookie, even though he was afforded the most opportunities by taking first team snaps. With Stinnie or Goedeke, we are still screwed at LG and Tom knows it too. I was at a season ticket holders’ event recently, and Tom said the LG position was still a question mark, which raised the eyebrows of Licht and Bowles who were sitting next to him. I really think Goedeke has a short leash. He will either rise to the occasion or stumble. I hope Tommy boy shows the OL clips of the talking heads saying that they suck. Trust me, there are plenty written and audible clips available for him to use. I would love to be a fly in the room when Tom is playing the clips for them. I gotta imagine a bunch of f bombs were thrown in by him.

  4. 1#bucsfan Says:

    I believe bowels earned that with how he transformed our defense.

  5. Ash Says:

    I’m not quite sure Stinnie would have won that starting spot. Saw some beat reporters say they heard he struggling to make the team, kind of makes sense since he was in when he was during that preseason game he got hurt in.

  6. PSL Bob Says:

    We’re about to leave the world of conjecture and enter the realm of hard reality. No more speculating. Three main questions will be answered: Will the o-line hold up with 3 new starters? Will Brady be able to achieve something close to last year’s performance? and How will Bowles perform as a head coach. We won’t know the answer to these questions for quite a while, but the data is about to start coming in.

  7. Goatfarmer Says:

    I am cheering for Bowles, sure hoping Joes intuitions are correct. We need him to succeed.

    Details. It’s what Dungy always preached. We’ve got the starting defensive backfield intact. If they know their details we should be fine. Obviously they didn’t know their details at the end of the season last year, letting Zach Wilson and Braxton Berrios look like a pair of all-pros and then not realizing that covering Cooper Kupp might be a good idea, even though he’s going to get his.

  8. unbelievable Says:

    This is what I like to hear.

    Details matter.