Time For Bruce Arians To Wear A Headset

October 16th, 2022

Through six games, the Bucs offense does not resemble the powerhouse Tampa Bay attacks of the past three years.

There are many reasons and possible reasons, but a certainty is that there is one giant missing piece from the offense, and it’s not Ryan Jensen or Ali Marpet or Rob Gronkowski.

Joe’s referring to the architect of the offense, Bucco Bruce Arians. He’s the guy who now watches Bucs games with a cold drink and a pretzel — and a hat on his head without a headset draped over it.

Team Glazer is paying a brilliant offensive mind millions to be disengaged on gameday. Joe thinks that’s a crime against Bucs fans, and a weaksauce decision driven by egos and not good sense.

(Joe talked about this in August — in depth — on the Ira Kaufman Podcast, so this isn’t a fresh take.)

Joe believes Byron Leftwich calls the plays and has through his tenure as Bucs offensive coordinator. But Arians was an influencer, certainly on game days. For some reason, however, someone decided it was a good idea to pull the plug on Arians when the ball kicks off.

It’s almost ridiculous considering Arians’ knowledge of the personnel and the fact he attends practice.

What’s the harm in having him listen in and pick a spot or two each game to say, ‘Hey, Byron …?’ That’s exactly what Arians did previously.

Of course, Joe isn’t typing this after a Week 6 game if the Bucs offense hadn’t taken a giant step backwards this season. But reality says there’s been a significant decline in the passing game, running game, short-yardage game and red-zone game.

The men in charge should put a headset on Arians. They can always pull the plug after a week.

What do they have to lose? Whose feelings are they afraid to hurt?

152 Responses to “Time For Bruce Arians To Wear A Headset”

  1. Colonel Angus Says:


  2. BUCkleup Says:

    Yes. Si. Oui.

  3. Colonel Angus Says:

    We need that red pen.

  4. Sean Says:

    Yes, but he’s too loyal to “his guys.” He doesn’t want to embarrass or upstage them. Just think how long he kept Amos Jones.

  5. William Walls Says:

    Hear! Hear!

  6. SKBucsFan Says:

    Couldn’t be any worse.

  7. DBS Says:

    Yes. I said that after the Chiefs game.

  8. BUCkleup Says:

    Wait, if only we had Gronk Lololololol (should I add things like foot rubbin”.


  9. Bucamania Says:

    It’s the same game plan every week and they’re too stubborn to change it.

  10. Zzbucs Says:

    We News a more agresive game plan, not this conservative trash que are watching on 6 games.

    It hurts my eyes! Hard to Watch

  11. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Should have never hired Bowles as coach. I still don’t understand that move. The guy has never been a successful head coach.

  12. Tye Says:

    ‘the Bucs offense does not resemble the powerhouse’…

    Maybe because the true architect of that offense is no longer calling plays..
    Bring back Arians and save this season before it’s to late!

  13. OrlandoBucFan Says:

    I get your point Joe, but the Glaziers and Arians are not going to do anything to undermine the legitimacy and authority of their hand picked coaches. The league is tough. Either you win or not. We’ll see if Bowles and Leftwich deserve their current roles. They have been given the keys to a talented team. There will be no excuses.

  14. BucsBro Says:

    I don’t think Brady likes how Arians calls an offense.

    That said, Leftwich is really struggling. So Arians might be a big improvement.

    To be fair to Byron, this team isn’t the same as years past. No Gronk, rookie offensive lineman, fewer Brady security blankets (like AB; Godwin is still healing).

    The team’s coaching staff has to got to get it together fast. And the players have to stop thinking they can just show up and win. As Devin said, we get bored in the 4th quarter. That’s a losing mentality.

  15. OrlandoBucFan Says:

    Glazer! My bad!

  16. The Fighting Schiano’s Says:

    Zz Bucs, time to drink some water brah..

  17. Bucanero Says:

    Absolutely Yes

  18. Pryda...Sec147 Says:

    I hate Byron and Bowels is on thin thin ice for me still fuming 😡

  19. DBS Says:

    Bowles has not figured out that now every team is trying to catch them with to many men on the field. KC set that up for everyone to do. Just like the trick plays the Saints complete on us.

  20. Jmarkbuc Says:

    No Cappa , No Marpet, No Jensen

    Unless BA can play O line, he ain’t gonna be able to do much…

  21. Kentucky Buc Says:

    #RUNFORNONE. New BL Bowles moniker

  22. Anonymous Says:

    people be acting doom and gloom have you seen how many teams in the NFL have this exact record, did you see how many teams got upset today!? 5 TEAMS!

  23. William Walls Says:

    “Francisco Guzman Says:
    October 16th, 2022 at 7:40 pm
    Should have never hired Bowles as coach. I still don’t understand that move. The guy has never been a successful head coach.”


    Well, Pete Carroll had never been a successful NFL head coach until the Seahawks hired him. And Bill Belichick had never been a successful head coach until the Patriots hired him.

    The offensive game-planning issues aren’t on Todd Bowles, and overwhelmingly it’s been the offense that’s let us down the past few weeks. Sure, you can say that he’s the HC so the buck stops with him, but that doesn’t mean he’s the problem. It’s just that his head will be first in line for the chopping block whenever the pink slips start flying.

  24. DBS Says:

    Those teams did not play the kind of team we did today. They do not have some of the BEST receivers in football and the GOAT.

  25. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Don’t worry boys. It will be better next week. We’ll just #RUNFORNONE. That should fix it.

  26. HC Grover Says:

    Hey Joe, where ya going with that program in your hand?
    one of my favorite things long ago when i could go to the buc games in the sombrero was the program. It told all the players and where they were from and the number and the stats.
    Now here we are 3 and 3 nd looking glum for the super bowl. i doubt we have any chance. But we got a team an a lot of fun ahead.

  27. Jack Sparrow Says:

    You can’t put Arians back. THere is this so-called Diversity now. The whole sports world will blow up if they fire Bowles and Leftwich. You Know, Diversity makes us strong… :-)))

  28. William Walls Says:

    Odiferously strong, it seems.

  29. Francisco Guzman Says:

    @Anonymous again none of those teams have Bowles as a head coach and leftwich as a OC. These guys suck period. I can’t wait next to see the same old junk with this team.

  30. BucsBro Says:

    @Jmarkbuc has it right.

    Add “no Gronk” and “no AB” (a Brady security blanket) to that list as well, along with “recovering Godwin”.

  31. jehzsa Says:

    Here’s a better idea.

    Hire the Rays’ batting coach as a Special Assistant to Leftwich.

  32. SB~LV Says:

    Remember when he could not stand it anymore and took to the sidelines to fire up the squad?
    This ship is headed for the rocks with the current captain and navigator.
    I can not remember anything positive since the first game, first I thought it was early season slow start, even the wins have been iffy, except for the 2nd game and that only gave false hope.
    This is grave!

  33. Anonymous Says:

    Bucs are so vanilla on offense! Boring to watch. No deep passes. Run, run, pass offense. Most of the passes are very short. No m deep shots. Playing scared.

  34. Dano Says:

    The OLine is GARBAGE.

  35. Bucsfan13 Says:

    All I know is Brady owned the Steelers, and now he can’t beat them with an underwhelming Pitt defense. He used to rip them up with bad OLs and mediocre receiver. Brady plays with us and now he sucks?! Same with the Saints. Brady had a winning record against them before he played for us. Maybe, just maybe the coaching makes a difference?!!

  36. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Williams Walls Pete carroll went 10-6 with the patriots one year so no. He also made the playoffs the following year with a 9-7 record with the pats. Carroll is a better head coach than Bowles. Stop.

  37. HC Grover Says:

    sb-lv perfect…..captain and navigator….i get it.

  38. HC Grover Says:

    sb=lv….red over white over red on the masthead…..of the pirate ship

  39. PSL Bob Says:

    What’s so infuriating is that all of Bucs Nation saw the travesty as it was happening. Stop running up the middle on first down. Throw to Evans. Don’t let them convert on 3rd and long. It didn’t seem to matter. Series after series, terrible play calling and terrible execution. It was on Bowles to turn it around. He didn’t! A few more games like that and his tenure will be short lived.

  40. Jack Sparrow Says:

    THe reason why Brady does not override BL’s plan, Maybe beacuse Brady does not want to disrespect Leftwich authority as an OC. Last year, I remember BL was calling a play and BRady said no and the media skewered Brady by saying “are you disrespecting your OC ?” So, maybe, in Brady’s mindset now is, I dont care what call you make.

  41. William Walls Says:

    I’m not disagreeing with you about who the better coach is. I’m just saying that I see a lot to blame Leftwich for, but not so much to blame Bowles for. Bowles didn’t hire BL. The defense’s play hasn’t been worthy of getting any coaches fired.

    My point was that there have been a fair number of coaches who were handed smelly brown sandwiches in their first stint at the HC position that turned out great when they got another shot with a better situation (and usually it’s a front office problem, which we don’t have here).

  42. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Despite all the problems a good coaching staff would have this team right now at 4-1 or 4-2. How does this team come out flat every Sunday. That’s the damn coach!!!!!

  43. David Says:

    Something I said the beginning of the year and I will keep saying it—-
    this is not a run first team. They need to be a pass first to open up the run which then opens up play action.

    Who to blame about the offense… BL, Brady, running backs, receivers, O-line
    Everyone needs to stop trying to blame one person. It’s all of them.
    The receivers seem to get horrible separation. The running backs can’t find a hole. Whenever the O line really needs a yard or to pass protect in a crucial situation they fail. Brady is looking to get rid of the ball within a yard of the line of scrimmage one out of every three pass attempts. It’s pathetic , that’s not all playcalling, some of that is Brady.

    Then of course there’s this vaunted defense that gives up a 3rd and 16 when the O needs the ball back to kick a field goal to win!?!?

    … Everything is won and lost in the trenches and so far this year they are losing on both sides of the ball

  44. BucsFan81 Says:

    I can’t wait until next week to watch a run up the middle for a loss or a yard on every other play and to see us kick field goals all game long.

  45. Tony1775 Says:

    Damm Skippy. BA miss your emotion. Need some risk it for the biscuit mentality.

  46. HC Grover Says:

    the only chance to make the super bowl now is to sack bowles back to defense coach and re hire ariens to run the team…..otherwise we will not even win the division and face a long time coming back to competitive football. bowles has got to go now. not next week. now. he has not got the talent to be a head coach.

  47. BigMacAttack Says:

    I agree. Swallow your pride and right the ship.

  48. LVMYBUCS Says:

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Tristan Wirfs lock room interveiw sheds some light on things. He came so close in saying this coaching staff sucks

  49. Francisco Guzman Says:

    HC Grover this coaching staff is capable of derailing a season. I expect the same flat start next week against the panthers.

  50. Dreambig Says:

    William Walls, Did you see all the 3rd and 16s that were completed? How is that possible? Its Bowles defense. The entire team is not playing inspired. It was clear from the beginning that Pittsburg wanted this so much more than the Bucs did.

  51. Yucs2Bucs Says:

    I think it’s time to rebuild for the future. First let Brady walk
    and trade Godwin, Smith, and Lenny.. White, Vita, Shaq, Carlton Davis, LVD (if he’s wanted, but will eat a lot of money )
    Keep ME13 if possible and have him and Gage for the next QB and see what it would take for the Saints to come off of Payton. I can’t go through another 10 years of crap and I think it can be done in a 3 year rebuild and let Sean also become the GM. ( Bye Licht ) I think and thank Brady for the 2 years, but he needs to move on and hope he can fix his marital issues and family situation.
    Bowles should have never gotten this job and sadly after 6 games it’s apparent and he took on a good team, but since these players don’t believe in him along with getting lazy it’s an issue. I’m done with this year and I noticed after Green Bay how deep the issues run and I don’t even see them making the playoffs and just hope I can sell my 4 tickets every home game even if I take a loss. I’m
    Embarrassed and never bought into this team even during the preseason and it’s time for a rebuild from the top to bottom. I wish the Glazers would sell, but won’t and will be known as losing two football teams. I know I’m going to get im not a fan or given up too soon, but anyone that has watched the last two years we’ve seen the decline .. it’s inevitable and it makes me sick to see so many players that signed for toms of money ( who aren’t like ME13 ) to help the team and not produce is scary !!! I hope others can see where I’m coming from because being stuck with these players who cashed in and won’t produce need to go !! Also I hope Brate retires because his health is more important then a stupid sport. Go Bucs and like I said Licht also needs to go after destroying this team’s chemistry all because TB12 couldn’t take Bruce, but could with Bill ? Tommy got what he wanted, but it blew up in our face

  52. Buc D. Truth Says:

    Would anyone be SHOCKED if the Bucs don’t win next week? Or the week after that? Clearly the offense is NOT getting better. Licht & Arians have too much loyalty to demote or remove Bowles & Leftwich. This year may be lost. The D is NOT the same without the toughness and leadership of Suh and JPP. Wouldn’t be surprised if Brady does not finish this year. Next year the whole team should be blown up. New GM, New Coach, and New players who are driven to be the best in a tough sport and hungry to compete for more than one SB. We had to wait 18 years between Super Bowls. If the Bucs make the right moves now (that is, clean house and get value for whatever talent they have) maybe we won’t have to wait so long for the next one.

  53. LVMYBUCS Says:

    See what a difference a coach makes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. Davenport Says:

    Can you imagine the media if Bowles & Leftwich were fired? Sad as it is, that’s where this country is. These two and Freeman at Notre Dame all need to be shown the door – they are all incompetent. There is no point in delaying the inevitable

  55. Da Bucs Guy Says:

    Trade Brady to Miami for a 3rd rounder. That is where he wants to be. And he would be a full time QB again.

  56. HC Grover Says:

    guzman i been trying to warn about the prevent game plans but it will not take…this is bowles blundering. if bowles is not taken down and ariens rehired it is over….if we lose to carolina….and that is a chance…write it off.

  57. HC Grover Says:

    bring back ariens bowles is not got the stuff to be head coach

  58. Lamarcus Says:

    Leftwich is not a good coordinator. Always have not been. He’s average and good guy but when we win…all i see is how he’s the next great HC. Leftwich is average. Anyone could do the same job he does. Nothing special. And without AB…this offense is average

  59. William Walls Says:


    I didn’t say Bowles is doing a good job, and I definitely didn’t say that the defense is playing well. I’m just saying that it’s not bad enough to justify firing Bowles–at least not yet. For heaven’s sake, we gave Mike Smith what, three years? At least two before we finally canned him for impersonating a DC. And how many years did we let Lovie impersonate a football coach of any stripe? And y’all want to can Bowles after six games? That’s just unconscionable.

    But we’ve seen this from BL before. Whenever he gets too far from Arians’ apron strings, this is what he turns into. It’s time for him to go. Right now. Before we have another Mike Smith situation on our hands. Christensen would do a much better job as OC. He can do a good job when he has good pieces, and we have good pieces on offense here. At least we can be certain that he’d rather win the game than run the ball.

  60. Redeemer Says:

    BA isn’t going to upstage these guys. BL and Bowles will sink or swim. This team is nowhere near as talented as the last two. Blame injuries, coaching, schedule, whatever. You can’t replace Gronk and AB with Gage and Rudolph+ a couple rookies. Godwin is giving his all, but he’s not close to 100%. The offense is designed to get the ball down field. It looks like square peg, round hole.

  61. RGA Says:

    Byron Leftwich has the most predictable game plan I have ever seen. We sit at home on our couch and predict the play call before it happens, there is absolutely no creativity in play calling. What team would want to hire this guy as a head coach?

  62. Roc Says:

    It’s the spirit of Raheem and McSofty haunting the Bucs

  63. William Walls Says:

    Actually, Raheem was a lot better than BL has been.

  64. William Walls Says:

    Just as a coach in general, I mean.

  65. RGA Says:

    Todd Bowles is lost and needs help, he’s obviously not a leader of men.

  66. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Folks, if Brady wasn’t all in as you say, he would be apathetic. He wouldn’t be breaking tablets or yelling at OL. He would be like Rodgers and just shrug his shoulders and sulk. Rodgers has been on his podcast tour, and yet he doesn’t receive any criticism

  67. Elita Vita Says:

    This may be an irrelevant question but here it goes. Does Tom Brady want Bruce Arians more involved? Just saying.

  68. HC Grover Says:

    the ghost of mckay is hauting ray jay….bowles is a jnx

  69. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Here’s the thing…as HC, Bowles sucks. As DC, he rocks.

    Can’t demote him.

    I don’t think Arians Can wear the headset, Joe. The NFL made him get off the sidelines…they certainly won’t let him put on a headset. Unless he is in the booth maybe?

    Leftwich…I think he’s getting too much blame. It isn’t that we are predictable, it’s that the WRs are not catching good passes, and Brady is not throwing as many good passes.

  70. HC Grover Says:

    even the jags were smart enough not to hire bowles….how did we end up with him

  71. Adrnagy Says:

    IT DOESNT make any sense what your talking about. Bruce talked very highly of Leftwich all the time … and it’s Leftwich a student or mimic Bruce ? So why bring in Bruce ????

    Leftwich belongs in the high school level. He doesn’t have what it take to be a play caller. He suck before Bruce and he suck after. IMO Brady is just rolling with Leftwich playcalling.

  72. Dreambig Says:

    William Walls, I agree with you, its too early to start firing coaches. I am still annoyed that they hired him in the first place. I have been following this team long enough that this is deja vu … Lemon Bennet, Ray Perkins, Lovie Smith, now Bowles. It seems Bowles is a great guy, he just does not seem to have the intensity or leadership skills to be a head coach.

  73. Adrnagy Says:

    Bowles or defense is not the problem. It’s the offense. Can’t score TD can’t convert 1st down. Red zone etc etc.

    We have the pieces. Qb, oline , rb , wr. Maybe not TE but where is Rudolph ??
    Too many punts. Too many 3 and outs.

    On defense is easy. Keep it simple and where is Shaq ? He should be the leader.

  74. Doc Says:

    f any other player would have asked to go to a wedding the night before a game walk through, he would have been told no. If you care about winning you would not have went. Stop Yelling at grown men( o-line )because you have become check down Brady’. The team lost respect when Brady went to that wedding,players or whispering about his demeanor. Brady yelled at the offense cord in New England, and they made a decision to move on from him because he was out of control, maybe time here also.

  75. William Walls Says:

    We’re cool, Dreambig. I didn’t oppose hiring Bowles, but I was nervous about it. I really didn’t want to move on from a known good situation to a mystery as to whether Bowles was ready or not, or was even truly capable or not. I think that even though a lot of us in the gallery have cast votes, the jury is still out on that. I just don’t like going through this when we don’t know how much longer we have Brady. It’s just gut-wrenching.

  76. T REX Says:

    I owe Bruce an apology…I really thought he was a bystander last year

    WAS I WRONG…he definitely kept things together.

    Bowels and Leftwich are lost

  77. John Mason Says:

    Agree………………the play calling to so so bad! Just let Tom call the plays from the field.

  78. Jack Sparrow Says:

    It’s the coaches. Look at NY Giants, a new coach revitalized a sellar dweller team to be a contender in his 1st year.

  79. Cchead Says:

    Get rid of Leftwich and let BA start calling plays.

  80. Adrnagy Says:

    Jack sparrow you’re wrong.

    Brain Daboll picked and choose his staff. From bottom up.
    Bowles step in to HC but everything stayed the same. What if Bowles was given the decision to keep or let go of coaches ?? Would the special team coach remain ?? Or RB coach ? Etc etc.

    Since last year special team are horrible beside succop.

  81. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Brady is in BA’s ear believe me. I attended several training camp practices and Brady would go up to BA constantly. If it were particularly pissed off, BA was his sounding board. This BA and Brady riff was always media generated.

  82. Adrnagy Says:

    If special team would of cover better on that 70 yd return we could of save 3 pts. And won the game if you take that perspective.

  83. Adrnagy Says:

    Not even a deep pass to Scotty with the banged up steeler secondary. Smh

  84. Redeemer Says:

    Wirfs said it best. “Everyone thinks we’re a team we’re not. We’re not the 2020 bucs, not the 2021 bucs. The defense has allowed 27 points on teams opening drives, most in the league.

  85. Ash Says:

    If arians puts a headset on he might as well be HC and the glazers will have to admit that the staff was never ready for his departure. He wanted Todd and leftwich to walk on their own if he has to hold their hands they were never and probably will never be nothing more than what they were before he left.

  86. DrunkinYbor Says:

    100 percent agree 💯👍

  87. HC Grover Says:

    bowles is da coach but it is thefault of anybody but bowles. putin did i.

  88. Sur Says:

    I have a good idea. Fire Byron and bring back Bruce Arians as offensive coordinator. Keep Todd as the head coach.

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  90. Goforthebucs30 Says:

    Oh so it takes THIS for people to finally appreciate what a great coach Arians is/was. What a gd shame this great coach was essentially run off. Uh, “retired.”

  91. DrunkinYbor Says:

    I’d like to mention. Ryan Succup has been phenomenal so far. He is doing his damn job and doing it well

  92. Dreambig Says:

    Philly looking pretty legit

  93. Thunder Says:

    Unfortunately this is now a WOKE country, destroying itself on the mantle of EQUITY. There is ZERO chance,ZERO that the owners will replace Bowles or Leftwich this season. No one has the stones to make the smart move and bring Arians back. Goodell’s head would explode and the Bucs owners would never be able to stand up to the woke mob. Look at how quickly Aikman bent the knee to the mob this week. The Bucs would rather miss the playoffs than do the right thing and bring Arians back. Too many weak beta males in the world

  94. gotbbucs Says:

    Go look at the results Leftwich got in Arizona. He’s a simpleton.

  95. Buddy Says:

    Keep that old man Ego manic BA away. and besides he got fired by Brady. Plus we have to make sure we have ridiculous “diversity” involved from that dude who this is she’s a d-line coach to that water boy strength chick/dude. That place is a sh$$tshiw!!! What a joke

  96. Redeemer Says:

    Gofor, I thought BA retired on his own? All I’ve heard on here is how Arians wanted to set up his coaches for success. Brady ushered him upstairs?, nah only trolls think that way. When both coordinators were passed over for other jobs, BA should have known what is painfully obvious. Neither are ready. Here’s my opinion. Licht was probably praying for both of them to get jobs. Then it’s either BA, and promote within. Or, a totally new staff.

  97. B.D Says:

    Make Arians an assistant coach …
    whats so hard about that? then they can have him sit in the booth upstairs and help Byron just like last year and year before (also would be allowed on the field)
    cant understand why its such a big deal (in a bad way) that Arians is a part of this team. isnt Tom Moore still helping out? no problem with him being around though

  98. Bucsfan13 Says:

    How is Brady’s shoulder and finger? I think they’re covering up the extent of the injury. His finger was taped up when he arrived at the stadium.

  99. Bucsfan13 Says:

    What’s the money line on who retires first? Brady or Rodgers? I can’t imagine Brady wanting to tarnish his legacy by retiring mid season. Rodgers wants his money, so who knows

  100. ForReal Says:

    Hey thunder… maybe you need to wake up… equity should never be questioned. only a bitter bigot would even invoke that BS. Go fly a kite

  101. Bucsfan13 Says:

    For all you idiots wanting to bench Brady, look at the Eagles and Dallas game. Sometimes the backup isn’t better than the starter

  102. Tvan101 Says:

    Bowles standing on the sideline like a statue tells me everything I need to know. Arians should be on the sideline and Bowles should be up in the booth calling the defense. We would be 5 and 1 if that were the case.

  103. Frank Pillow Says:

    The game plan today made Marcus Arroyo look innovative.

    With love,
    Jeff Tedford

  104. Old School Bucs Says:

    This site has nothing but quiters, losers, and cry babies! The site for the panic class!!! You guys make Philly fans look like loyal good fans!

  105. Redeemer Says:

    Bucsfan13, I’m sure both are bothering him. He’d never admit it though. Farve did it with Percocet and Bud heavy. Brady does it with Alex Guerrero and grit. He didn’t look limited to me. It was strange that they didn’t attack a decimated secondary deep. IDK. Confused and bewildered by that performance.

  106. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Redeemer Gage said they were taking away the deep pass with zone. Need to make adjustments. It’s time to load Brady up with Vicodin and some Toradol shots

  107. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Bucsfan13 bow don’t you get open in zone? This coaching staff is a joke.

  108. ForReal Says:

    Brady was renowned for destroying Pittsbughs zone defense in New England… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… BL sucks so freeeekin hard

  109. Ed Says:

    Problems start with Leftwich insistence to run to the weaker left side and not getting the ball into the playmakers hands. I would like to see some of the weaker offensive parts benched. Left guard and punt returner should be sat down. Gage isn’t getting the job done. Put in one of the speedsters from practice squad and let them get behind the secondary.

  110. T REX Says:

    Run your confidence poll now…

    Bowels is garbage

  111. Thunder Says:

    Haha ForReal , sorry to hurt your feelings snowflake. The truth hurts sometimes

  112. T REX Says:

    old school bucs…3-3 with 1 TD in 4 of those games.

    Sit down and shut your piehole bud.

  113. Pewter Power Says:

    OC and head coach with boring Lovie smith like personalities what could go wrong? Just imagine the offense having a game like that for the ring of honor game, he’d take his head coaching job back. Can’t believe leftwich wanted a head coaching job running someone else’s system. He can’t even do that here so we’ll be stuck with him until he gets fired

  114. ForReal Says:

    Hey thunder. I guess youre right. Snowflakes are each unique. And A-Holes like you are a dime a dozen.

  115. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Yes, Brady attending a wedding on Friday night is why Goedeke is a turnstile. He didn’t miss any practices. He had no Wednesday off day.

  116. ForReal Says:

    For the record… I think they need to be disciplined and BL needs to be let go. But bringing anything into this outside of football is a middle school bully mentality. And any jerk who would do so is not a good person. Which Im pretty sure is way more important than football.

  117. Arians_red_pen Says:

    Bring the pen back now

  118. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Can’t wait for the podcast. Someone have an ambulance ready for Lee and Ira. They might have a stroke during the podcast. I know my wife almost had to call 911 during the game. Lol

  119. Joe Says:

    Can’t wait for the podcast. Someone have an ambulance ready for Lee and Ira. They might have a stroke during the podcast. I know my wife almost had to call 911 during the game. Lol

    “Five Things” column will tide you over. (Hint: Joe’s going scorched earth over a certain Bucs offensive assistant.)

  120. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Unless Bowles and BL can play on the O line and D line, this will not change anytime soon. I like BA, and wish he was still the Head Coach. But there is a massive diference in what the Bucs are trotting out on the field now as compared to the last few seasons. The Bucs have had arguably the Best O line the last 2 years and D line has been top 1- 5 also. The Bucs are not even close to what they were on the line of scrimmage with BA as the Head Coach. This will continue until the Bucs man up and starting winning the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.

  121. Thunder Says:

    Unfortunately ForReal America is now littered with virtue signaling beta males like you. I’m sorry I hurt your feelings. You probably have hurt feelings several times a day. Betas are like that

  122. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Joe I hope Keith Armstrong gets called out. He should’ve been fired last year. His STs were awful in ATL, and it’s been bad since he’s got here. Where’s the damn accountability. This is a symptom of a bigger problem. It’s easy to throw the aging QB under the bus. You have snowflakes triggered that Brady was yelling at the OL. Did anyone watch the game? That shows me that he is still all in. Rodgers has already resigned himself to sulking on the sideline. When Tom becomes apathetic, that’s when the red flags will go up for me.

    I can’t wait for Brady’s podcast tomorrow. He’s a little more open than his press conferences. On the podcast, he lamented on how Jarrett have him nightmares and that he was in the backfield all game long. He was sending a subliminal message. He also ranted about his old NE teams being tough. Another message. Read between the lines. I know Brady will direct Gray to ask him about the OL. Listen to what he says and doesn’t say.

  123. Capt.Tim Says:

    Its the Oline
    No Cappa, no Marpet, no Jensen.
    Our defense is too busy posing- not enough playing hard.
    Todd Bowles
    No Gronk

  124. kyle Says:

    lets trade brady for draft pics…ahha

  125. kyle Says:

    he hates working anymore, trade his ass to carolina for mcaffery

  126. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Brady before his next podcast: Hey, Jim ask some questions in about the offensive line.

    Jim Gray: Tommy, it seems like Hayward was in the backfield all game. We saw you blow up on the sideline. What happened.

    Brady: Hayward is a tough matchup. Yeah, Jarrett also was in the backfield last week. It’s tough when you’re not moving the ball and not converting on short yardage plays. They’re hard workers. Oh, did I mention that DL have been in the backfield all season. That Nick Leverett sure did a good job filling in for Marpet against Indy last season. Oh, did I mention that Goedeke is a hard worker.

    Tommy is time to stop being a company man and pull the plug on Goedeke. We’re stuck with Hainsey, but Goedeke you can replace.

  127. Bucschamp Says:

    QB sneak fail and wirfs losing his man tells you everything

  128. kyle Says:

    the line stinks… why would brady want to get abused anymore? he should retire and let gabbert play so we can get a top 5 qb pick…

  129. kyle Says:

    dont get me started on the big mouth horse rider….if they give that idiot 70 million, licht should be fired…let his arse ride….

  130. C2 asante Says:

    I love how you people are so quick to blame the Coaches. How many errant passes did The Coaches throw? How many blocks did they miss? The same grown men crying now were giddy talking about how Brady got rid of Coach Arians. Perhaps Brady has lost some credibility and respect when he takes time away from team activities that are mandatory to everyone else. I don’t care if you are the GOAT, if I have to be at practice and you leave town to attend the wedding of your former teams owner, you better play flawless. If you play like a disinterested 45 year old who has one foot out the door, don’t embarrass me yelling at me on the sideline.

  131. Anonymous Says:

    I love how you people are so quick to blame the Coaches. How many errant passes did The Coaches throw? How many blocks did they miss? The same grown men crying now were giddy talking about how Brady got rid of Coach Arians. Perhaps Brady has lost some credibility and respect when he takes time away from team activities that are mandatory to everyone else. I don’t care if you are the GOAT, if I have to be at practice and you leave town to attend the wedding of your former teams owner, you better play flawless. If you play like a disinterested 45 year old who has one foot out the door, don’t embarrass me yelling at me on the sideline.

  132. Bucsfan13 Says:

    I immediately ignore posters who don’t the fundamental difference between practice and a brief walk through. Brady was a full participant in practice all week. He didn’t take his Wednesday vet day. He missed a brief walkthrough on Saturday morning.

  133. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Has anyone been paying attention to GB. They’re imploding right now. Rodgers calling out his coach and GM. At least we haven’t reached that point. By the way, GB’s coach made a change at OL when they’re weren’t getting the job done. Take note Bowles.

  134. Carl L Says:

    Way too much money was bet on Bucs to cover the spread. Way too much. nfl makes big $$$$$ from suckers gambling on nfl games every week Brady will take over the offense when it’s time, just like he’s done the past two years. We are winning the nfl south.

  135. ForReal Says:

    Hey alpha thunder. Thank you for your recognition that others have feelings. Didn’t imagine you understood the word. Too bad we cant hang out, you could teach me your ways of manliness and topnotchery! unfortunately Thunder only makes a lot of noise… which obviously you are good at. I guess I would have to bring the lightning though… for real

  136. Carl L Says:

    BA with a headset? How did BA do in Tampa before Brady arrived? LOL! Our defense has an attitude problem. They think playing with a swagger means constant childish trash talking. Way too much celebrating when you make a tackle or knock down a pass. You’d think they won the game 70 times.

  137. TB12 FOR PREZ Says:

    the simple solution is to accept that this team is not great. not good. just plain bad. They will not make the playoffs. Sad to field this trash pile in Bradys last year. 90% on coaches and GM

  138. Steven L. Benner Says:

    Bring back Bruce Arians!!!! Please!!! We’re looking worse as the weeks move on. We can’t even beat a team that was 1-4 This should’ve been an easy Win!!!??? We played the entire game and NEVER Scored a Touchdown!!! Bradys’ Record against the Steelers was 12 wins & 3 losses Now he can add another Loss to his resume. We Need Receivers….Brady has No one to throw to- Mike Evans is getting double teamed and pretty much taken out of the games. So, Brady is playing it safe by handing the ball off to Fournet- but that’s not fooling anyone anymore….it’s obvious! NEED A NEW COACH….NEED RECEIVERS!!!!

  139. Bucsfan13 Says:

    I lived through Marino’s painfully last season. He’s one of my favorite players of all time. I know washed when I see it, and Brady’s not washed. Marino was also a hothead like Brady. My dirty secret is that Rodgers is my favorite QB next to Montana, so I follow the Packers quite a bit. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Brady. Rodgers has aged just like Brady and they need a strong supporting cast, especially at OL. They’re both making poor throws and dirting the ball before they get hit.

    Truth be told, Brady at 45 has looked better than Rodgers. Rodgers is also taken some heat because he’s gone rogue. He’s been changing his coaches plays at the line. You people want Brady to do this, but this will cause a lot of tension. Remember when Brady called off Leftwich at the end of the Dallas game last year? The camera panned to Leftwich and he was pissed. He even had a convo with Brady after the play.

    The painful truth is Brady can’t carry a team with a Bad OL anymore. The truth is it’s difficult for any QB. Mahomes looked like a JAG when he played behind a line, and Mahomes is mobile.

  140. Howard Cosell Says:

    It looks like the players straight up don’t respect Bowles

  141. steele Says:

    It was never a brilliant move to make Bowles the Bland HC or to have BL as OC in the first place, but it is desperation to want BA back in any capacity. The unfortunate correct answer is none of the above, but this is it for the season, no recourse.

    They were outcoached today by Mike Tomlin Inc., which is not even a great coaching staff. Tomlin at least knows how to motivate, and that was the difference today. Scrub Steelers played with more fire.

    BucsFan13, yes, Brady needs an OL. He used to have one. If and when Jensen gets back, it will help, but losing three guys without equal or better replacements is likely going to decide the season. Which should have been an all-in, a star roster with all pieces in place before week 1. But no.

    Noodle-armed immobile Peyton Manning literally limped through his last season with the Broncos. He got a SB. He didn’t have to work very hard, because the team was good enough and coached well enough. That is what TB12 should have now. But no.

  142. FortMyersDave Says:

    @ Howard Cosell: I am not sure they do not respect him but I do believe that they do not fear him! With BA you know that players were always in the doghouse for below average play, not so with Bowles.

    @ Jack Sparrow: You may be onto something with TB12 not overiding Leftwich’s lame playcalling during this loss. The Glazers should let him know that it should be expected of him to just audible out of the mundane and vanilla first down runs that yield 2 yards and a pile of dust. **** feelings of an OC who never adjusts his game plan to attack an obvious weakness! Heck he should have started doing that in the 2nd quarter and even if they were to run, why did they choose to run behind the weak side instead of going behind Mason and Wirfs. It was almost like the entire game plan was scripted, not just the first 10 or 12 plays.

    Man I hope one of the Joes gets to ask Leftwich about why his first down calls or so predictable, ala 2019, I wonder if Joe will get more than a glare and a “No!” this time around!

  143. Christos Says:

    Never underestimate the power of a pen. Especially a red one.
    Seriously though the Offense looks awful. After 6 games is like watching they are in 2nd week of training camp. No rhythm, no flow, no chemistry. Its beyond alarming at this point.

  144. LakelandSteve Says:

    Nice thinking Joe but isn’t going to happen. There is no way that the Glazers admit this early that they may have made a mistake by cutting Arians out. I get the whole I just wanted to set my guy up for success story that came out when Arians graciously steps aside to let Bowles be head Coach. It never set right with me or a lot of people but maybe some day the truth will come out.

  145. Beastmode Says:

    Without that extra few seconds needed by the o-line “the risk it, no biscuit” offense has been neutered.

  146. Anthony Says:

    I believe the coaches need to rethink themselves. What they did Pryor isn’t what they can do now. Make some adjustments and put people on the field who have a hunger. We have some good young talent. Also I’m still wondering why Miller is still here. He can’t get off the line and he can’t win the battle so why did we keep him again. And could some please tell me how we keep getting called for 12 men on the field. Wait I know because the sideline is not focused enough and their heads not in the game. Vet ran off the field diagonally instead off across and didn’t make it. Player substitution is now becoming the 12th man for the opposing offense. All teams now are using it against us. Focus please. One last thing it’s obvious to me Bradys head is not on football with Tampa Bay he doesn’t seem to be able to focus. I’m a fan but time to go Tom. I would rather have Trask who wants to be here then what’s going on with Brady. I’m not saying the season is lost but wow. Could you Brady stop screaming at everyone all the time.

  147. Barbara Roopenian Says:

    Tom Brady is NOT the problem. Keep talking. He will shut you up in a few weeks. The o-line blows. Does anyone know what happened to Jensen?

  148. TriggaCitySrhek Says:

    There is a laundry list of items that have led to this dismal start to the season, and yesterdays game they broke out to the surface like a Great White Shark elevating for a Seal from 50 meters below the surface. TODD BOWLES you have to be the most uninspiring person to listen to during your post game interviews, and even your bland post game locker room speeches to the team. The team is mimicking and playing like your monotone demeanor. Either get angry, or hand the headset to someone who will. Byron Leftwhich, all that talent at your disposal yet your offense has turned into check down passes to Leonard Forunette. Defense playing hard, but just like Todd Bowles Cover zero in the NFC Divisional against the Rams to give them the go ahead 60 yard pass to Coopert Cupp, what on earth kind of scheme are you running on back 2 back 3rd and longs at the end of the game to allow them to convert. ACCOUNTABILITY, we have none. It’s time to hear form the GM. The fans deserve more, or don’t but dont sell us on higher concession and ticket prices if you’re going to roll over and die like a Opossum in the street.

  149. Thunder Says:

    Hello ForReal. Did you wear your pink dress today, or the purple one?

  150. LeftwichgottagoAndBowles too Says:

    Could someone remind this perverted fool that this is a football site!

  151. Thunder Says:

    Leftwichgottago mind your own business. I’m having fun with ForReal, the beta male snowflake. Sounds like you are a snowflake too

  152. THOMAS PFALZ Says:

    Let Brady call his own plays & get rid of Lefty.