“A Bunch Of Yelling And Screaming” From Todd Bowles

October 25th, 2022

The Bucs entered the 2022 season on a 22-5 run, so four losses in their last five games truly feels like new territory for the coaching staff.

Perhaps that’s why Todd Bowles has been more emotional than Joe’s ever seen him, and why Bowles said today that he’s been jacking up the volume.

Bowles hopped on the Buccaneers Radio Network and was asked how he handles a losing stretch as head coach.

The verbatim Q&A is below, including Bowles stepping a bit out of his public persona and using term “butthole.”

Casey Phillips: Do you yell and scream in situations like this? Do you just teach? Do you do a combination of those? What do you feel like is your way of trying to, in the role that you have, right the ship from the way you approach it?

Todd Bowles: Well there’s been a bunch of yelling and screaming, but at the same time you have to coach, as well. You know we got 10 more games to go; it’s not down in the dumps. We trust each other. We know each other. We continue to try and get better and do things and eliminate mistakes. Communication is always important on both sides of it. So the yelling and screaming when you lose, that’s going to be natural. But it’s coming from a place of coaching. It’s not coming from a place of, you know, ‘you’re a butthole’ and all that type of stuff. So, that’s part of it, but at the same time you have to teach them. We have to tweak things. We have to constantly tweak things and teach them because that’s what coaching is.

So for the fans who think Bowles is too tame, maybe Bowles saying he’s been screaming at players is soothing.

Teams win without screaming coaches, and teams win with them. There are no trophies for the nastiest dress down. So Joe isn’t moved by any of this.

Whatever Bowles is yelling and tweaking behind the scenes, the results must arrive immediately. The Bucs have too many healthy superstars and too many seasoned coaches and players to keep losing.

If the Bucs can’t find their way to averaging 24 points a game and a 5-5 record before their Week 11 bye, then there are serious problems that Bowles likely is incapable of fixing.

38 Responses to ““A Bunch Of Yelling And Screaming” From Todd Bowles”

  1. Tony1775 Says:

    Emotion is good. Yelling out of frustration this is his last opportunity to be an NFL head coach. Who would hire him after wreching this team with this talent. Go coach HS if you like the area Bowles. You failed everywhere as a head coach. Bucs executives got cute thought team was so talented head coach wasn’t a huge concern.

  2. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    We have to begin running the ball effectively as we have the past two seasons. Brady succeeds when he has a solid play action game. Yell and scream all you want, that will not replace the two Pro Bowlers we lost from our interior line, and the HOF TE who set the edge. Leftwich’s run game schemes are unimaginative and we don’t have any explosive backs. That sums up why the O is struggling.

  3. Bucanero Says:

    Put the fire under their bottoms Todd! Make this Team execute

  4. ChiBuc Says:

    Blah, blah, blah. Proof is Thursday night. I sense another pathetic performance and the Glazers will saddle up and run Byron and Todd out of town. 2 national embarrassments in 1 month is not good for their bottom line.

  5. alton d green Says:

    woke time is over. it’s time to do your damn job

  6. WisconsinBucsFan Says:

    Yikes have not seen a good game yet

  7. sasquatch Says:

    ^What is it with you people and “woke”? You’ve pounded it into the ground to the point that you look like idiots every time you utter the word.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I like the screaming & yelling…..the team deserves it….

    He should be screaming “Let’s go Brandon”…..I mean “Let’s go Byron”

  9. captivajim Says:

    someone wrote this a few days ago ; on the sidelines ,bowles looks like someone who took nyquil ..

    Unlike other coaches who talk to the refs , talk to other coaches , talk to the players , cheer or pat guys on the back when they make a good play , or just slap some hands when the defense comes off the field after forcing a 4th & long on the other team….Bowles stands there -mostly with his arms folded ???

    the guy is just not a leader ,& i doubt he’s respected by the players as a HC

  10. ClwJB Says:

    They put themselves in this situation

    As much as I doubt it, I hope and pray they turn it around and I have to eat all the crow I can handle


  11. Dooley Says:

    Agreed Joe, not moved by it, BUT I would tempted if asked to pay a reasonable one-time fee to see/hear Bowles chew the team out because I lowkey think it would be hilarious.

  12. Your Mom Says:

    The players are grown men, professionals; they aren’t kids. Yelling at them is disrespectful and I’d be very surprised if it works.

    My guess is they’ve lost faith in his ability to run an organization with accountability and competence, so they’re just going to like him even less. We shall see.

    For coaches that do it and win, the players take it because of the respect in all the other pluses they bring to the table. If those aren’t there, then no amount of yelling will help (and it will in fact hurt badly).

    We as fans can’t see the day-to-day small problems, but I surmise it’s an atmosphere where nobody knows whom to go to in order to get an answer for this that and the other thing. That fosters a culture of I dunno, I don’t care, not my problem, I’ll just take care of #1. That’s what the play looks like as the end product.

  13. Craig Says:

    Coach needs to figure out how to give emotion to the players. Yelling and screaming is incompetence because he supposedly taught them what to do in his scheme.

  14. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Ya that will work

  15. SB~LV Says:

    That is not fooling anyone, out of character.

  16. steele Says:

    Coaching is a job that demands a lot of things. What you say and do, and how and why you do it, and it has to work with a large group of people. Not an easy job. Bowles has not proven that he is cut out for it.

  17. Davenport Says:

    He’s not an aggressive coach so all of this comes off a fake. The players have tuned him out by now.

    Words are meaningless at this point. Action is all that matters. Firing BL would have gotten everyone’s attention. But no.

  18. Ultra ClodHopper Says:

    “It’s not coming from a place of, you know, ‘you’re a butthole’ and all that type of stuff.”

    That’s what pushovers say. People that are confident leaders don’t worry about if they come off as a butthole.

  19. RSJCheapSeats Says:

    The Head Coach needs to hold the QB accountable for his lack of commitment and mediocre play.

    The only one who could do that is in New England. And towards the end I don’t think that guy could.

    Brady is a serious problem. Taking off for a week was outrageous. The entire team feels his lack of commitment. But he is the GOAT and no coach has the power to call him on the carpet. If Bowles attempted that he would be fired in a day.

    All of this worked as long as Brady was all in. The moment he wasn’t this was destined for disaster. Brady is bigger than the HC and he is bigger the the Bucs.

  20. Infomeplease Says:

    I think the team should switch out the Gatorade with Red Bull!!! They been asleep for way to long!! WAKE UP!!! LFG!!!

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  22. Oddball Says:

    I agree with some of the others. Yelling is not Bowles MO. So it carries no weight with anyone. It just would seem weird and out of place and it changes NOTHING.

    That being said, have BA come in and blow up the place with f bombs and fire or bench a couple of the “we just took the 4th quarter off” MF’ers. That would get this team’s attention quick. That and a better game plan instead of just yelling on Bowles part.

  23. Defense Rules Says:

    Davenport … ‘The players have tuned him out by now.’

    I don’t think so. These guys are all top professionals & want to win. Some probably want to win more than others, particularly those near the end of their careers who see this as a last chance at a ring.

    Personally I agree with Joe that BL has become a major liability. Without the horses, his wagon’s stuck in the mud & he has no idea how to unstick it. Bucs unfortunately have more of a chance of hitting the BYE at 3-7 than they do 5-5. Getting Jensen back by then might make a difference with this OLine, but even that has no guarantees.

    Firing Bowles means we not only have to replace a Head Coach, but also a Defensive Coordinator. And actually a very good DC. Dual-hatting him was a MAJOR mistake, compounded by saddling him with BL as his OC. And further compounded by Licht scrwing up free agency as badly as he has by signing a bunch of walking wounded. Letting your HC, DC and OC go in the middle of the season though is hardly the way to win a Super Bowl. It is a good strategy however for getting the #1 pick in the draft.

  24. Gus Says:

    He can scream all he wants. Still soft. Still poor leader.

  25. Izod Says:

    I think the players have disregarded him and do not practice or prepare well.

    Bowles needs to scream like his job depends on it, because it does.

  26. Manny Says:

    Its about time you show emotion! Dude if im jason licht, in firing him

  27. Deeez NATZ Says:

    Brady got the woke poke,how’s that for words you normie? You mad bro? Now you going to turn reptillian.

  28. SB~LV Says:

    Peter Principle
    Go back to being a great DC
    Nothing to be ashamed of

  29. WillieG Says:

    He needs to get in their arses during the game. He doesn’t need to yell and scream but when Devin Alexander comes off the field after yet another blown assignment, Bowles needs to be in his face…..”teaching”.

  30. Fishhawkbuc Says:

    Good ole Casey serving up easy questions again. Todd sure is lucky to be in suck a soft media market. Just remember how he crumbled in New York when he got legit tough questions from the NY media.

  31. Letsbucinggo Says:

    If yelling and screaming are not who you are then its wasted beathe.

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  33. Razor Ramone Says:

    Yell, scream and be a butthole to BL. He hasn’t learned anything.

  34. Deeez NATZ Says:

    Can’t fire him,that would be the R word

  35. Cobraboy Says:

    Too little, too late.

    The players don’t have faith in their coaches.

  36. Goatfarmer Says:

    Ain’t happening.

  37. Cobraboy Says:

    @DR: I can assure you that even pros tune out their coach.

  38. Mike Says:

    The way the Bucs are sleepwalking, you need to scream to wake them up! Get em’ Bowles!