How Bad Are The Bucs?

October 23rd, 2022


Are the Bucs now the worst team in the NFL? That sounds downright moronic to type, especially with a healthy Tom Brady, but the results are the results.

Last week the Bucs went to Pittsburgh to play the reeling one-win Steelers, a team with a defense missing 3/4 of their starting secondary, missing the best pass rusher in the league, and the Bucs never tested the Steelers’ pass defense, threw up all over themselves and lost a horrible game.

Today? As Dave Moore on the Buccaneers Radio Network said, the Stinking Panthers traded away 40 percent of their offense last week, fielding now what many believe is the worst team in the league in the midst of a firesale with a brand new interim coach, and they handed the Bucs their arses.

So what does that make the Bucs? The Bucs may have three wins, but right now as we creep to Halloween, there is no worse team in football.

And that’s with a roster full of Pro Bowl and Hall of Fame players.

How are you sleeping at night, Byron?

73 Responses to “How Bad Are The Bucs?”

  1. Jimbob Says:


  2. Colonel Angus Says:


  3. HC Grover Says:

    STOP laying off BOWLES Joe. This is Bowles team.

  4. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:


  5. Jimbob Says:

    Season is over and it is clear that Brady is not in it mentally and the coaches are in over their heads

  6. Dreambig Says:

    Pretty close if they are not. I thought it would take Bowles a little longer to let the wheels come off the bus, but I guess not.

  7. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Send Buster Bowles and BL to work at McDonald’s. They’re fast food material.

  8. Frank Pillow Says:

    Abandon all hope…ye who enter here. Gutless. Heartless. Pathetic. We’ll done Todd. Well done boys.

  9. HC Grover Says:

    Blaming only Lefty is like blaming the First Mate when the shp sinks….NO it is Captain Bowles who takes the blame.

  10. WalkdaPlank Says:

    It’d be ridiculous to fire Bowles and Leftwich only 7 weeks into the season with a 3-4 record.

    But we all know it’s coming. This isn’t a blunder game. This is inexcusable. You don’t get blown out by a tanking team. You just don’t.

    Bowles would have to nearly win out to save his job.

  11. Francisco Guzman Says:

    When will management fire this coaching staff and salvage the season? This is beyond embarrassing.

  12. Vance Says:

    In the BOWELS of Bowles!

  13. Dreambig Says:

    Bowles was rejected by what was it, 5 teams last post season for their head coaching jobs, but the Bucs went all in. To be fair its been a run of bad luck, injuries, getting a half retired Brady back in the offseason, but at the end of the day its on him.

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    You guys are morons – Leftwich just won us the tiebreaker with the two worst teams in the NFL for the #1 overall pick! The fact you dullards are bashing Leftwich for this, just shows you don’t know what you’re talking about.

  15. Dreambig Says:

    And Jason licht

  16. adam from ny Says:

    wow shocking loss…and back to back…

    basically lost the last 5 games…refs gave us one vs. atl…

    the transition to bowles and lefty didn’t work…

    pull the plug now…

    if not for just an infusion of energy alone…

    the team is a bunch of zombies under this leadership…

    i’m sorry but i have to tell it like it is

  17. Francisco Guzman Says:

    WalkdaPlank why can’t they be fired now? It’s getting late to try and salvage this season. This is beyond bizarre.

  18. Casual Observer Says:

    Some of the more astute comments heard in a Tampa Bar today.

    “Hey, no problem, they still are in first place in the division. That’s all that matters.”

    “Evans dropped that sure TD pass because it was still the first quarter. He didn’t want to be the one to break that streak. Or, he is getting too old to concentrate. Or he isn’t paid enough Or …”

    “Demote the coach back to DC. Rehire Arians.”
    “Do we only teach our OL how to pass block”

  19. HC Grover Says:

    Blunder Bowles and Lefty are just the deck officers of the floundering ship. The rest of the woke staff is worse. Out with them ALL.

  20. Bucs Orlando Says:




  21. b4l Says:

    Delusional Brady fans, come at me, bro.

    Kyle Trask.

  22. Day 1-76 Says:

    This whole team is a joke. Some of the most predictable playcalling with horrible execution. 6 wins seems like a dream right now.

  23. Trey Says:

    BA needs to unretire like Brady did and give some leadership to this team before it’s too late

  24. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This is ridiculous. The media won’t call out the Bucs organization to fire this staff . We know why.

  25. HC Grover Says:

    MUNCH…LOL Why bother even… play for the draft.

  26. DrunkinYbor Says:

    Seriously I apologize to all ALL MY FELLOW Buccaneers fans. Darn it YOU warned me you warned me and I just stick fingers in my ears and went Na NA Na Na nA. You WERE RIGHT.Sorry friends I’m sorry

  27. Bucanero Says:

    21-3 against the Panthers after they open their garage sale this week.

  28. SKBucsFan Says:

    I said Bowles is not the answer but I thought talent would cover for the ineptitude of the coaches. I was wrong.

    This Bowles/Leftwich experiment needs to come to an end now!

  29. Ultra ClodHopper Says:

    It’s snowballing. The worse it gets, the worse they get.

  30. DrunkinYbor Says:

    We ATINK

  31. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Has anyone seen the bucs pass rush? My goodness. The Carolina OL is horrible.

  32. DrunkinYbor Says:


  33. Francisco Guzman Says:

    The attitude of the players stink. I wanna see the game tape to see if these wideouts are getting open.

  34. Francisco Guzman Says:

    What happened to this run defense? I would say this L is worse than the Pittsburgh game. Wow

  35. T REX Says:

    LICHT is trash

    He is ultimately at fault

  36. JWBUCS Says:

    This team is disgusting… Really sad to see how they have dropped out of existence…

  37. JWBUCS Says:

    Really sad to see how they have dropped out of existence…

  38. bucfan999 Says:

    Totally Embarrassing. It feels like they are playing for the 1st overall pick of next year’s draft. Right now, it feels like the bad old days of Leeman Bennett, Richard Williamson, Raheem Morris & Lovie Smith.

    The Glazers & Jason Light have to look at this and admit a mistake was made in promoting Todd Bowles to Head Coach & that Byron Leftwich (without B.A.) is not an NFL offensive Coordinator. Both need to be fired immediately. Bruce Arians is still being paid Glazer money and they should insist that he earn that money as the Head Coach going forward for the balance of this season, promote Kevin Garver to Offensive Coordinator & have Tom Moore assist him for the balance of the season. After the Season look for a new Head Coach and reset the team for the future.

    If they don’t do this then the season is over and we won’t even make the playoffs.

  39. Bucanero Says:

    When the offense shows up, defense will. We need Byron’s head. There has to be consequences. A statement has to be made.

  40. Curse of Gruden Says:

    At least the Bucs’ coaching staff is diversified. That goes along way.

  41. Jason Says:

    Trash ass team !! Straight garbage. Blow it up !!!!!

  42. Jason Says:

    Trash team !!!!! Straight trash

  43. RuKa_44 Says:

    I wonder what will White say today… “we get bored playing teams with 1 Win only”….

    And what about Leftwich? “No, no logic… our strategy is to try to have no logic so no one gets what we are doling… not even ourselves! Best way to disguise plays is if we don’t know them ourselves!!!…”

    And what about Bowles? “ Execution… As another great coach once preached, we did a great job self-executing ourselves… I love the energy we bring to mess things up… but we need to make a better job! The season is not over, there is still space to make it worse!!…”

  44. Vinny from Vermont Says:

    This just in!!

    There is HOPE on the horizon. Brian Leftwich his finally come up with his “new”
    play call on 1st downs. Brady will take a knee.
    Play is guaranteed to be nearly 100 percent successful!!!!!!!!!

  45. Listnfrmafar Says:

    b41 so Trask plays and Evan’s makes the catch, Gage doesn’t stop running, Otton doesn’t fall down, Lenny doesn’t run like he has shat in his draws, Smith doesn’t jump offsides twice, D decides to stop the run and defend the pass against a 3rd string QB, 3 wr don’t rstop in the same area for a pass, Bowels doesn’t have a rookie cover their #1 wr or drop the sack KING to cover the same #1 WR. I’m surprised Vea didn’t get his shot at it. This team is poorly coached on all phases and once again the O started gaining ground once BL was out of the picture. Obviously you’re just another idiot that doesn’t know the game.

  46. T REX Says:

    If you are saying “diversity” or “woke”

    Put your hoods down please

  47. Dooley Says:

    The team as a whole stinks. Coaches are allowing the on field product to come out to continue to play like sh*t and the players are just not making a difference with their effort executing and finishing plays. Bad football, from the top of the coaching tree to the bottom of the practice squad. Lamar Jackson is going to eat our defense alive. 7 games in, there’s nothing we’ve seen in that 7 week span of time to say the way Tampa has played, is exactly who they are and the big names don’t mean jack sh*t.

  48. Nprbuc Says:

    We are circling the bowl due to utter incompetence of coaching staff. Brady is even checked out. Beyond disgusting what has happened to this team as a whole. That’s on coaching. Fire them all and bring in the best HS coaches from area schools that can show a little enthusiasm and hold players accountable. Bowles looks like a mannequin standing on the sidelines. He wears a headset but I have rarely seen him using it.

  49. BillyBucco Says:

    Another game of Leftwich staring at the playbook like it’s in Japanese.
    They are as bad as you can possibly imagine right now.

  50. ModHairKen Says:

    Fire Bowles. Fire Leftwich. Fire Arians. Trade Brady. Trade Evans. Trade D Smith. Load up picks. Then sign Lamar Jackson. Trade for Sean Payton.

  51. BillyBucco Says:

    Please someone tell me if Scotty Miller has ever caught a ball standing up?
    Does he have a single yard after catch in his entire 4 year career?

  52. Hodad Says:

    None of Licht’s FA’s are making an impact, Licht is to blame also. This team looks slow, and old.

  53. alton d green Says:

    Francisco you nailed it. yes we know why but wouldn’t dare say it. The Bucs are Bowles and Lefty’s bitch hahahha

  54. alton d green Says:

    Billy Bucco. I always say he’s looking at an Applebees menu. or maybe it’s actually the panther’s play book hahaha

  55. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Triggered. Bingo.

  56. alton d green Says:

    T REX, surely you’re not saying that it’s not woke or diversity. SURELY you’re not saying that. That would make Kamala a cheerleader hahahahha

  57. stpetebucfan Says:


    I get your point but if I might respectfully disagree…perhaps on semantics.

    The Bucs are “playing the worst football” in the league right now although Rodgers and the Pack are giving them a run for that title. But they are NOT the worst team, nor are the Pack.

    The Buc’s play in a crappy division, still have the chance to get healthy, and begin a run that will peak at playoff time. The season is NOT over.

    Although I fear our Defensive backfield. There is talent back there but it’s very fragile with all 3 of the “stars” unable to play a full season! Now with Winfield, clearly our best DB in concussion protocol who is left to clean up the messes left by missing Davis, SMB and pretty soon the fragile Dean will join them.

  58. Listnfrmafar Says:

    THIS IS ALL BA’S FAULT!!! He locked up the job, QUIT and passed the torch to his b@@ches. He used the Bucs organization to get his buddies hired. That’s a FACT!!!

  59. beano Says:

    I suspect Trask is being suppressed by the Bucs at the direction of the NFL because the NFL wants a “different look” in the quarterbacks of the future.

  60. Davenport Says:

    Get John Lynch on the phone now – take anything for Brady and eat as much of his salary as we have to.

    SF is trying to win and Tom doesn’t deserve to be around all this b******t. Maybe its his wife, maybe not, but he is clearly not enjoying the Todd Bowles year

  61. Jack Sparrow Says:

    FIRE BOWLES AND LEFTWICH! Both of them are the anchor that is hanging in the Bucs neck.

  62. firethecannons Says:

    it is all about draft picks now and we are stuck with Bowles for life and he will not fire Leftwich

  63. Zakk K. Says:

    I was trying to save a lot of fans time this afternoon immediately after the game today. I just said, “we didn’t play very good today, we need to execute better.” There, that was the whole press conference, no need to watch the Bucs coaches and players explain the game today!

  64. Bosch Says:

    Lost 4 of last five. I believe the puts them in at least a tie for worse record over that span.

  65. Beach Buc Says:

    OH NO WE SUCK AGAIN. It’s over for this year. Even if you fire them who takes over now the same ole BUCS they suck this year.

  66. Shelley Says:

    Todd Bowles not a great motivator. Former super bowl champs and division champs should not be in this position. Why did we let Aryons go? Why are we paying Julio Jones to sit on the bench? We need to start showing up!! We are better than this. Tom you need to go out on top!

  67. GumboIsForWinner Says:

    T REX Says:
    October 23rd, 2022 at 4:11 pm
    If you are saying “diversity” or “woke”

    Put your hoods down please

    I am not saying they are diversity hires, but if you have fire dumpster head coach/DC and OC its a lot easier to fire them if they are white.

    They are going to get a very long leash so that even Steven A types will say yeah they deserved to be fired by that time comes.

  68. Ab Says:

    Putrid…this team is just putrid…

    No heart, passion, urgency, accountability, leadership, creativity – Licht, Bowles, and Brady are the unholy triumvirate that shares the blame.

    Licht for not recognizing what the O-line injuries really meant…or that the D-line is woefully unproductive..

    Bowles for not setting the tone and getting through to either side of the ball…

    Brady as he basically ‘owns’ the offense, has engaged in repeated ‘I am different than anyone else’ behaviour since coming back, and is not effectively motivating ANY of the offensive players.

    The team is just going through the motions at this point, counting down until the end of the season – no way they make the playoffs. They aren’t winning the division – and no non-division winning team is coming out of the South.

    Hope ‘loving the process’ is worth it Tom

  69. John King Says:

    These were supposed to be the new offensive and defensive geniuses of our time? Incredible. Been a BUCS fan since 77 and have never felt as disheartened as I do today. I have never believed that Bryan had the brains to to an effective OC (let alone head coach!). Bowles, I had hi hopes that he’s actually learned something since coaching for the jets. He learned how to take everything that he learned and go back to just doing what he wants to do…
    Offensive and defensive geniuses, Huh?? lmaf

  70. beano Says:

    “b4l Says: Delusional Brady fans, come at me, bro. Kyle Trask.”

    They can’t help it. They’re sold on a pile of lies, such as:

    – Brady still is great (he’s not).
    – Trask can’t be great because Florida has never produced a great NFL quarterback (oblivious to the fact that neither had Michigan before Tom Brady, or Southern Miss before Brett Favre, or Wyoming before Josh Allen, or Miami of Ohio before Ben Roethlisberger, etc.).
    – Trask can’t be good because he didn’t go to FSU.
    – Trask sucks because he just does (they have no actual facts as Trask has never taken a regular season NFL snap).
    – Trask sucks despite having two good preseason games and posting a higher quarterback rating than both Gabbert and Brady in the last preseason game.

    What it boils down to is that the haters have been invested in hating on Trask since he was drafted and therefore he MUST suck.

  71. captivajim Says:

    As long ago as least spring ; LICHT knew we had to replace 2 probowl level O-Line players . HE , HE alone, chose not to trade for proven players..
    He’s not going to do it now ,because it would be an obvious admission of his mistake.

  72. ClwJB Says:

    Brady knows it’s over and these guys are clueless

    Wonder how the glazers are gonna like a half empty stadium Thursday and being down 28-3 at the half

    Put money in it

  73. Goatfarmer Says:

    Everyone assumes that just having Tom makes everything good.


    22 jerkwads start. An arsenal of Bowelswich- led coiches underperform. TB should be monitored to keep him away from the Skyway Bridge.