It’s Time For Todd Bowles To Embrace No-Risk-It-No-Biscuit

October 3rd, 2022

Free the offense!

The main thing that spooked Joe about the Bucs hiring a defensive coach to replace Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians was that defensive coaches tend to be more cautious and avoid risk.

Arians was very much a risk-taker.

So when the Bucs started with no touchdowns in the first half of their first three games and not scoring 20 points on offense in any game, Father Dungy told Chris Simms, both of NBC Sports, the he was not surprised by the inept output. Why? Because Bowles didn’t want his offense to be no-risk-it-no-biscuit. That got Joe’s attention.

After last night’s display against the Chiefs on national TV, it is clear if the Bucs are going to make any kind of dent in the postseason, Bowles better quickly learn to like the no-risk-it-no-biscuit offense.

When the Bucs tried ground and pound Sunday night, with the exception of a screen pass to Playoff Lenny early, the offense stunk like Trent Dilfer’s dirty jock strap as it had the previous three games.

When it was clear the Bucs had to score in order to have a prayer of staying in the game, the Bucs offense suddenly came alive. It actually looked somewhat like last year’s powerful offense. And the offense of the Super Bowl year before that.

Let this be a hard lesson for Bowles: Coach, if you stick to a ground-and-pound, ball-control offense, you and your team are looking at a one-and-done appearance in the playoffs. That’s all there is to it.

Then Brady will be gone, and you will be staring at Blaine Gabbert or Kyle Trask as your quarterback.

If Bowles embraces the same style of offense that helped the Bucs win 29 games the past two seasons and Super Bowl LV, with Brady winging the ball up and down the field, there is no telling how far the Bucs will travel this winter.

Free the passing game!

23 Responses to “It’s Time For Todd Bowles To Embrace No-Risk-It-No-Biscuit”

  1. Goatfarmer Says:

    Joe – they wouldn’t make the postseason eith a Packers game offense but we won’t make it with Todd’s defense either. He has to fix too many things. Over his head, and his OC is a stubborn boob who often seems like he chooses a play that has no chance to succeed – for whatever reason I have no clue.

  2. Buc4lyfe79 Says:

    Imagine that, toilet bowles proving for the second consecutive in a HC position that he is out of his league…while coincidentally the defense that used to be his main focus was ill prepared for what it saw during tonights game. who couldaa seen this coming…

  3. firethecannons Says:

    Wow Joe we do not want Trask or Gabbert as our quarterback we need to draft a goody preferably a dual quarterback in my opinion

  4. ClwJB Says:

    seems like he is the same coach he was in NY and we will go as far as Brady takes us

  5. ModHairKen Says:

    I had high hopes for Bowles. I’ve been singularly and largely unimpressed. This team is so unmotivated. Devin White looked like crap tonight. The defensive backs looked like crap tonight. All the wide receivers are back, but the OL was a disaster. This was a home game. This was against a competitive team. This was a rematch or the Super Bowl in the same location. And this is the best we got?

    Bowles you need to wake up buddy and get it together or you’re gonna end up just like you were with the Jets: out of here.

  6. CleanHouse Says:

    Bowles biscuits are burnt

  7. CleanHouse Says:

    Sign Suh

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    14-3, ball near midfield, it’s 4th and 2, you defense has done NOTHING at all, and this coward punts the ball, which of course leads to another KC TD.

    Then, at the end of the game, down by 3 scores, with like 7 mins left, he punts the ball.

    Then, down by 2 scores with 3 minutes left, he does a normal kickoff, doesn’t even attempt an onside kick.

    Cowardly coaching loses games.

  9. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Rod. Agree. We should’ve went for it

  10. Bucsfan13 Says:

    The punter also screwed us tonight.

  11. WillieG Says:

    The Bucs won their first Super Bowl because Gruden didn’t screw with the awesome defense he inherited. Too bad Bowles thinks he’s smart enough to screw with the offense.

  12. Onetrickpony Says:

    Plain vanilla = Bowles

  13. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe … ‘Free the passing game!’

    You mean like have 53 passing attempts against 6 rushes? THAT ‘free the passing game’ Joe?

  14. Bucschamp Says:

    So how will this defense respond? Kc just toyed our dominant defense

  15. Richbucsfan Says:

    No, no can’t do the obvious and play to the team’s strength. I have to do what feeds my ego and makes feel big and bad. So, as fans we watch a season go down the drain so a pathetic HC can do it his way. Ok, Bowles, do it your way. Hope your next coaching gig as Director of Water Boys goes well.

  16. rrsrq Says:

    I think Bowles does want to score points like before, but he hasn’t had the receivers and he had to know what he has in the front line, that changed when your starting center and right guard went down. Can’t get Brady tattooed too early this season. If not for all the holding calls, Brady may find him a scrambler this year

  17. lambeau Says:

    Bowles is super conservative, in a wide open NFL. Ground and pound, punt, play soft prevent defense. He has the best personnel, but…
    Watching the creativity of the KC offense, or Miami, or SF, is sickening. Bowles and Keith Armstrong go back with Arians to Temple in the 1980’s–it shows.
    Cronyism doesn’t create dynamic organizations.

  18. Buccobill99 Says:

    Bad monday in tampa bay

  19. Mark Reese Says:

    It’s kinda hard to be “no risk it no biscuit’ when your 2nd best receiver and best OL are out for the first 3 games. With the OL they have if they ask 45 yr old Brady to sling it 50 times a game he’s going to get killed.

  20. 941Boltsfan Says:

    I’m not even gonna read this Joe. Bottom line you can’t fumble the kick off! Playing against another team that can score at will, changed the entire pace of the game.

  21. Hal Says:

    Bowles is starting to look a lot like Buddy Ryan. A very good D.C. but out of his league as a head coach.

  22. Ed Says:

    Its still about playmakers making plays. If Davis, Vea, Barrett and White all go invisible for an entire game, this defense will get carved up every week.

    The fans were there, the crowd was electric, the key players on this defense were no where to be found.

  23. RobSinger Says:

    31 points should be enuf to beat anybody esp. at home. The Bucs supposed “Todd Bowles shutdown defense” blows–just like it did at the end of last season’s Rams game. We don’t need a former Jets coach telling Brady how to run this powerful offense. Brady played much better than Mahomes and all his show-off risky passing. And Julio and Beasely aren’t even revved up yet.