The Quote Is Coming

October 16th, 2022

Joe can almost hear Todd Bowles already speaking tomorrow. Call it an educated premonition. “We have to get Mike more involved early in the ballgame.”

It’s a song that sung nearly every season since Evans arrived in 2014.

Why Bucs playcallers have a brain freeze and forget about the greatest receiver in Bucs history is beyond Joe’s pay grade.

Today, against a second-rate Steelers secondary, Evans was targeted four times. And he is healthy.

Someone please tell Joe that Evans isn’t capable of running a slant pass for a first-down in short yardage. You’d be lying if you did.

Evans not getting involved almost feels like a crime against Bucs fans. Team Glazer should launch an investigation. Tom Brady should be drug tested. Byron Leftwich should get a pie in the face.

Rest assured that Evans will be targeted early and often against the Panthers next Sunday and Bucs fans will ask, “Where was that last week?”

59 Responses to “The Quote Is Coming”

  1. BuckyDent Says:

    Play calling was terrible, bryon and tom gotta figure it out. If you can’t beat that secondary who are you going to beat?

  2. FrontFour Says:

    Or in the Red Zone!!!!! Blame BL, but TB ultimately pulls the trigger and call what he wants. This game is on TB.

  3. FairMinded Says:

    Just don’t get it either. Evans is the surest of a sure thing but we’ll not throw to him today inside the 20 multiple times?

  4. DoooshLaRue Says:

    A lot of you guys owe Jeff and apology.

  5. Caleb Says:

    Bucs need to consider trading for a veteran guard if one is available. Goedeke is just not ready to start. He is killing them.

  6. Stormy Says:

    Could Bowles be the first Bucs coach fired after one season?

    If it keeps up like this, he should be.

  7. Francisco Guzman Says:

    People will blame brady. I don’t put it on him. Time and time again this team comes out flat and plays down to their competition. That falls on the coaches.

    Bowles is so boring. The guy’s expression never changes.

  8. Miller5252 Says:

    I doubt they’ll go at Evans next week. Ole Bowles ball of running and D is all he wants. If they change for next week I’ll be surprised. F’n Joke of calls made today. When they’d let Brady go for it he started to catch fire. All these weapons and have no way of using it. Imagine if the Rams coach or SF’s coach had all these weapons and what they’d come up with?!?! 35 ppg is where it would be at. F’N JOKE!!!

  9. Ash Says:

    Looks like these coaches are trying to make this team into what it isn’t and it is not working whatever identity they are trying to establish just isnt it. Entire team from top to bottom need to do better and find where the passion to play the game went because it’s not on the field on game day.

  10. Big slick Says:

    This looks like a 9-8 team. Bad run game, bad short yardage, bad red zone.

  11. Knucknbuc Says:

    Lol because leftwich can’t contain himself. Just has to run on 1st down. Oh and we can’t setup the short passing game on early downs to setup the run. Oh and we can’t use mike evans until half of the second quarter if at all. Oh and if it’s 3rd and 7 or less we must run the route a few yards short. Oh and in third in long positions we must play prevent coverage and 8-12 yards off.

  12. Francisco Guzman Says:

    I can see more Ls coming up on the schedule. I can see like an 11-6 record.

  13. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    I wonder when our soft media is going to ask what it’s like to lose
    To a black coach with two white QBs instead of grilling them on game plan and execution.

  14. Oxycondoms Says:

    The toilet bowles of head coaches

  15. Tackleblockwin Says:

    It’s time to admit that Brady is trending downwards as an NFL QB. And our coaches are not good on game day. Plus, our defense wastes energy and looses concentration by celebrating when they don’t allow a team to get a first down on first down lol. Evans is the least of any Bucs fans worries.

  16. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Can someone tell me what coverage they played on those two 3rd downs that trubisky converted. Just embarrassing.

  17. unbelievable Says:

    Leftwich sucks and Brady is no longer 100% focused on this team.

    It’s as simple as that.

    I’ve lost count of how many times I have to repeat this over and over and over:

    “Feed Mike Evans! Good things happen when he gets the ball early and often”

    The fact that their top 3 CBs and pro bowl safety were all missing only adds fuel to the fire that was today’s offensive failure. That’s on Leftwich and Brady

  18. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Tackleblockwin give me a break. This is not all on brady. He has horrible coaches. He can’t call the plays.

  19. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Unbelievable how do you know they where getting open though? You gotta see that on film.

  20. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    Does anyone think the team would look this bad if Arians or Sean Payton was the HC? The Gazers’ lack of CEO ability is rearing its ugly head again.

  21. Natron Says:

    Maybe a strategy to keep Evans healthy for late season games?

  22. CrackWise Says:


    The NFL has been taken over by Bookies and Sharks. The WiseGuys are in control now.

    We mine as well all get hyped for this weeks Monday night Raw!!!

  23. Craig Says:

    If Brady tells us to relax, you know the season is over.

    Just let Brady make the game plan and then run with it. It might wake up this team, they were sleep walking all day.

  24. Davenport Says:

    ME13 is outstanding but he’s not the kind to take over a game. That said, there is no excuse for only 4 targets in a close game. He should have a steady 7+ catches a game minimum – that’s on the HC/OC

  25. Zwak Says:

    Call Sean Payton this coaching staff is clueless!

  26. ModHairKen Says:

    Come on. Six games in. This is disastrous. Brady looks awful. The play calling is pathetic. Bowles is the Invisible Wooden man.

    This is a 9-8 team. One and done. If they even make the playoffs.

  27. ClwJB Says:

    Looks like we miss BA on game day very badly

    So many bad decisions, coaches have no feel for the flow of the game

    Tomlin ate the OC’s lunch, which makes 5 weeks in a row for the OC

  28. BucU Says:

    This team sucks. CONSISTENTLY. Losers.

  29. HC Grover Says:

    unless bowles and co are fired now we will not make the playoffs

  30. Zwak Says:

    Sean Payton asap this coaching staff is clueless!

  31. K2 Says:

    “We need to keep team out of 3rd and very long, because that’s our weakness.”

    “it would not have been fair if we passed a lot because the Steelers secondary was so beat up. We wanted to be sure to give the Steelers every chance to win!”

  32. Cobraboy Says:

    “We just weren’t in snyc.”

    Welcome to the Era of Buc coaches excuses.

  33. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It was quite clear to me that Brady had an off day…..not terrible…..but off….

    Our failure to take advantage of their depleted secondary and our failure to get off the field on 3rd downs were the causes of our loss.

  34. Francisco Guzman Says:

    HC Grover i feel the same way. Coaching staff is horrible. Bowles’s record speaks for itself and BL is very predictable.

  35. BuxfaninTx Says:

    Our OC is grossly overrated

  36. PassingThru Says:

    No, everything is fine and dandy. We need more former Bucs telling us that the Goedeke and Hainsey will be beasts someday, refusing to state the obvious that the interior O Line sucks. Then we need the casual fans to chime in that pros like Leftwich know what they’re doing.

  37. Francisco Guzman Says:

    The fact that i want BA back is crazy and i am not the biggest BA fan but he doesn’t take crap from players.

  38. ElioT Says:

    This team is no where near as good as they/we thought they were.

    Massive problems.

  39. Bucamania Says:

    Worst running team in the league. That’s their identity.

  40. NowimDRUNKERinYbor Says:

    18-20…….21-15. NOPE no no no. Todd is a great defensive mind but please for the love of Saint Pete bring back Arians…

  41. Jack Sparrow Says:

    Bucs is a garbage team.

  42. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Sorry, Jeff. I won’t doubt you again.

  43. Adam C Wade Says:

    Now we know why Leftwich wasn’t considered for a head coach. He sucks

  44. richbucsfan Says:

    At best 9-8 or 8-9

  45. Bucsneedoline Says:

    Brady’s lack of ability to move hurts them but the losing is not on him. The problems start in the trenches on both sides of the ball. Online not getting push and not protecting, and dline can’t get to the quarterback or hold up against the run. It’s that simple. Bucs have talent to compete everywhere else but the lines. Unfortunately that is NOT something that can be fixed mid season. I agree with someone else; 8-9 win team.

  46. LakelandSteve Says:

    It looked like most of the day the Steelers played a safety over the top wherever Evans lined up. The question is we don’t have another receiver that can get open when they are getting one on one or they don’t know how to get open in a zone for christs sake. Brady was trying to get the ball to other guys , but they were getting pressure with just four and dropping seven a lot. Our offensive line is just crap right now. Even Wirfs didn’t have a particularly good game.

  47. neckbone Says:

    Leftwich is too stubborn to know when he is a liability. Remember, he left Jax because defenses figured out his looooong wind-up passing technique and he refused to change his passing style. I remember as a Buc he was slow and pudgy with an easily attacked pass. His nickname was Sluggo. He was too hard-headed to admit his play style harmed his team; he’s too hard-headed to admit his compulsion to run on 1st down harms his team. Throw Sluggo in the Bay!

  48. JimmyJack Says:

    Big Leftwich fan here. I still am. But he deserves every shred of blame today.

    We were playing a practice squad secondary. I cant wrap my mind around how we didnt attack the sidelines all day. Why dont we know how to use Chis on the sideline? #42 was terrible put Chis on him and attack Byron? WTF they got weaknesses we didnt exploit.

    I believe Byron can get this turned around but it would be foolish not to have doubts after today. We have come out dry in all 6 games. Took us 59 minutes to hit the endzone vs GB and 55 minutes today.

    Im not gonna kneejerk here but if it dont get turned around quick we might have to say Byron cant run an offense without BA helping him out.

  49. Breezyjh Says:

    Honestly one of the worst games I have ever witnessed. Team again was flat, no energy. Worst play calling in history. Steelers missing 4 DB’s and we can get Mike Evans in a favorable matchup. Ridiculous effort by the D to give up 3 3rd and long to get the ball back. Leftwich and Bowles have to go.

  50. JimmyJack Says:

    And the most infuriating part is getting one freaking yard.

    I dont mind running the ball on 3rd and 1 because we will go nowhere if we dont get better. But get your head out of your ass Byron when we are trsiling in the 4th quarter. You are calling a play we obvisously cant run. And its obvisous.

    And Joe tell Ira now he know why Brady hasent been sneaking.

  51. Tony1775 Says:

    1000 yard season?

  52. Coburn Says:

    Don’t even feel that early involvement is the issue this week. Has every other week though. We have him a. Couple shots sorta earlish and then forgot we had him until well into second half

  53. Coburn Says:

    Wnd the. You hear oh theyve done a good job containing Evans.. who? The Steelers or the Bucs? Feels like we do a much better job at that than our opponents

  54. Bob in valrico Says:

    I guess that explains why BA was redlining so many plays last year. I am about ready to a red marker to ONE Buc place for BA to fix it.

  55. Bob in valrico Says:

    Quote from Tony Romo just a minute ago:
    “You can’t do one thing over and and over again.” Especially when it only nets you 3 yards a carry!

  56. Pewter Power Says:

    I’m sick of leftwich

  57. A Stewart Says:

    As much of a stinkeroo as the fame was from a Bucs fan perspective, you gotta be in awe of Steeler WR Chas Claypoole. He caught balls on critical 3rd downs and often made ridiculous grabs. Props to him.

  58. Anthony Says:

    I would like to know why Evans never goes in motion. Seems to me that would help free him up more at times. And I would like to see Brady hit the te. More please stop with the oh he has no confidence in them well if you don’t throw to them more then when you do they will play tight on the catch because they don’t want take a mistake. I believe the rec. And the. Are playing at times so not to make a mistake instead of balling out. If they fail then they have to be scolded by Brady. So maybe Brady should stop all the yelling at everyone or maybe they should tell him F Off. He makes a bad throw or read and no one’s in his face they make a mistake and bam
    This is not the Brady I’ve rooted for since college. Yo tom get your personal life in order now. And Leftwich geez can you get some creativity going

  59. Crickett Baker Says:

    It wasn’t just our offense. There were so many big holes in our defense it was easy to see how not ready we were for the Steeler
    offense. And whoever said the coaches must be confusing our team is right. They are still shaking their heads about finding their identity.