“They Kicked Our Butts All Over The Field”

October 3rd, 2022

Head coach/defensive playcaller Todd Bowles took to the post-game podium following the Chiefs debacle and took responsibility for his team’s horrid defense.

“They kicked our butts all over the field,” Bowles said.

Bowles also went of his way to mention nearly every phase of defense.

“Turnovers had nothing to do with it,” he said. “… Our red zone defense was poor. Our run defense was poor. Our pass defense was poor. Our third-down efficiency was poor. And we played a poor game and that falls on me. I’ll take that.”

Joe was flabbergasted by the horrid run defense that truly has taken a giant step and a half backwards this season. The Chiefs’ run game isn’t too special, yet they hammered out 37 carries for 189 yards and iced the game when the Bucs knew the run was coming. The latter is always a sour sign for a defense.

The defense truly looked like it left its game in Miami, where the Bucs practiced all week.

Joe’s having a hard time processing how the defense went from truly great to crap (at home) seemingly overnight.

52 Responses to ““They Kicked Our Butts All Over The Field””

  1. Rod Munch Says:

    Did this idiot have anything to say about his moronic playcalling? Punting when the defense wasn’t making any stops? Refusing to onside kick down by multiple scores with 3 mins left?

    Did any of the clowns in the media even question him about the terrible job he did?

  2. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    F U Todd!!! U fooled us all!!! It’s our fault tho…. We knew your track record

  3. Coburn Says:

    The bad run defense also seems to be translating to not getting off the field in 3rd down.. which makes sense if it’s always manageable down and distance and dual threat. Defense just couldn’t get off the field

  4. Ash Says:

    Tough loss for sure but I think they will turn it around. Go bucs.

  5. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Rod Munch Says:
    October 3rd, 2022 at 12:13 am
    Did this idiot have anything to say about his moronic playcalling? Punting when the defense wasn’t making any stops? Refusing to onside kick down by multiple scores with 3 mins left?

    Did any of the clowns in the media even question him about the terrible job he did?
    I guess you didn’t read the article or what Bowles said, huh?

    “we played a poor game and that falls on me. I’ll take that.”

  6. Rod Munch Says:

    Joe in Michigan – That literally doesn’t address anything I said. LITERALLY.

  7. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    This sucks!!! The glass is half fuct

  8. SBucs Says:

    Funny, Bowles waited until after the game to coach the players. I don’t think he said any of these complaints during the game preparation.

  9. Adrnagy Says:

    The game was over !

    2 things must happen asap.
    1- goadeke replace.
    2-sign suh. ( we never replace )

    Gage , miller , Darden wasted of roster. Spot.

    Lenny needs to take a break. White and David are over worked. Not sure if they will last all season.

  10. ClwJB Says:

    We are getting pushed around and not getting consistent penetration- we miss Suh big time

    Hall just can’t hold up in the run game and he is exposing our small, fast LBs to blocks they normally don’t get

    Nacho is inconsistent and Hicks, well he and JJones appear to be washed up unfortunately

    JTS made zero plays tonight – invisible

    Shaq made 1 play all game

    Did they poison the pregame meal or something?

  11. VATom Says:

    One name, Vea. Love the guy, doesnt appear to have his regular power. And…White…always going.for the splash and not wrapping up. Bowles got outcoached.

  12. Goatfarmer Says:

    The run defense has actually been soft all year.

    Where’s the fix Toad?


  13. Adrnagy Says:

    And get off Bowles.

  14. Cchead Says:

    Where was Logan Hall? Did not see him on the feild.

  15. adam from ny Says:

    bowles defense got steamrolled because maybe they were fed crumbled chunks of tylenol pm in their pregame meal…

    and maybe all the gatorade tubs were filled with tylenol pm the night before as well, so it would liquify over night in the water, and then the boys would guzzle it during the game and move like zombies…


  16. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Thank you, Todd! Bowles is getting too much crap tonight. People want to blame the turnovers. Bowles is all about accountability. Yeah they didn’t help, but we just got manhandled in the trenches. Our DL did nothing. Logan Hall was MIA. Licht needs to search the waiver wire for some IDL help STAT!!

  17. unbelievable Says:

    Vea is soft, Shaq is inconsistent and Devin White is massively overrated.

  18. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This team better look good in the next 3 games against winnable opponents. I am so sick of this team coming out flat in games.

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    Adrnagy – As Joe pointed out, Brady got hit 5 times tonight.

    Also the kid is a rookie, in his 4th game, who is better as a run blocker, and the Bucs offense put up 31 points.

    If you think the Bucs lost because of Goedeke, you literally don’t know what you’re watching.

  20. Goatfarmer Says:

    But interestingly, Gage’s performance was dismissed last week because he fumbled. Rachel made the win probability drop by 35% on the opening kickoff. Idiot. I don’t care what she did after. She sucks.

  21. Adrnagy Says:

    I can’t get over how c. Davis and Joe t played.

  22. Cchead Says:

    JTS IS A B.U.S.T

  23. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Adrnagy you think they upgraded when they went from BA to bowles? I am not a fan of BA either but i think he’s a lot better than todd bowles.

  24. Adrnagy Says:

    Brady is not comfortable. It’s goedeke. Until Brady made up his mind and start slinging it and getting pop is when we got something going in offense. Goedeke is getting pancake every time. Either coaches need to do a better job on not exposing him or he needs to elevate his play.

  25. Cchead Says:

    The softest edge rusher in the NFL is JTS.

  26. Adrnagy Says:

    Francisco. Bowles defense has us 2-2. In the other side it’s leftwhich / Brady and 4 oline.

  27. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Time of possession 38:38 to 21:22 12 for 17 on 3rd downs for the chiefs. Such ugly numbers.

  28. Cchead Says:

    Who was calling plays on defense, Mike Smith?

  29. Rod Munch Says:

    Adrnagy – He’s in his 4th game, and isn’t getting ran over on every play. Brady, uncomfortable or not, put up 31 points. When we’re not playing the Chiefs, that will get you a W.

    He’ll be fine. Licht knows more about offensive lineman than anyone posting stuff here. Goedeke wouldn’t be starting if Licht thought it was putting Brady at risk.

  30. Adrnagy Says:

    It’s easy to see. 4 oline. We can’t run or use play action. So what does Brady do ? Throw it to Lenny to the flat.

  31. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Adrnagy flat out of the start in two games at home. Lack of adjustments. Isn’t that on the coaches? I think the players also get too much freedom especially on the defensive side of the ball to yap and do stupid things.

  32. Adrnagy Says:

    Rod stop it. Goedeke is there for two reason only. Cap money and injuries. Not the first or second choice.

  33. TAMPA BAY DEMON™ Says:

    Joe Tryon-Showinka.

    Is he capable of influencing ANY play during a game into his favor?
    He seems like a fricking RAG DOLL out there.
    Just a piece of fluff being completely manhandled on every play.
    Ian Beckles was right.

    I hope Joe gets better. I truly do.
    But man, it does NOT look good.

  34. TAMPA BAY DEMON™ Says:

    Thank you SHAQ for running your mouth, and then contributing literally NOTHING to the game.

  35. ForReal Says:

    BUC CHEEKS Says:
    October 3rd, 2022 at 12:15 am
    F U Todd!!! U fooled us all!!! It’s our fault tho…. We knew your track record


  36. ForReal Says:

    THe linemen (except for Wirfs) on offense and defense play small and weak… timid. I couldn’t do it… but I don’t get paid millions of dollars to do it

  37. ModHairKen Says:

    Wirfs sucked a little, too. They gambled on the C and LG and it backfired.

    This was the toughest stretch. What is confounding is how flat and unmotivated they were.

    Zero leaders. Zero. White is a fraud. David looked slow. The DBs were a second late all night. Sad. Sad. Sad.

    God and for the love of God, can someone tell me why that idiot rookie brought the ball out on the opening kick off only to fumble? Take the friggin ball at the 25. Take the friggin ball at the 25. It’s that simple. Where are the special teams? The coach of that unit should be run out of town.

  38. ModHairKen Says:

    This is not a Super Bowl caliber team. It is a bunch of turtles in a plastic bowl.

  39. ForReal Says:

    to quote a wise man…


  40. Love them Bucs Says:

    This was one game. Has anyone here seen the other 3 games? The sky is not falling. Good defenses sometimes have poor games. I can’t believe the overreacting

  41. Carl L Says:

    First, why all this smart mouth trash talk from our all pro line backers when you are getting your butts kicked all over the field? They mostly ran around the field looking for angles for contact. Somebody tell our coach number 87 has to be covered, especially on 3rd down. Not by White. His smart ass trash talk just makes number 87 mad and more determined. Looking at the schedules we should finish 12-4, and win the nfc south. Our defense will quit playing not to get hurt real soon. Go Bucs!

  42. Carl L Says:

    Also, when Evans comes to play. Brady just has to get the ball in his neighborhood. Really something special to watch. He made the experts think Johnny Football was more special than he was at a&m.

  43. Christos Says:

    The Defense was bad last night, really bad. They got run over period. The Offense did some things but we ll see. I just want to tell to many Bucs fans (based on many comments) that suddenly the Defense is trash and Bowles is over his head that the Defense in the previous 3 games had allowed just 27 points while scoring 7. And suddenly the Defense does nothing good. Come on now. Dont judge only from 1 game no matter how bad it is.
    The team doesnt look like it is in midseason form and some things are concerning for sure but relax a little bit

  44. HC Grover Says:

    Take that stupid play scheme off Brady arm and throw it in the Bay. Jam his helmet radio signal from Bowles and let him direct the offense. Bowles is not going to get any better. He is Blunder Prone.

  45. Brandon Says:

    They haven’t been good against the run all year. The DL gets pushed back and David and White either can’t find the ball or get themselves glued to blocks. DL are losing their one on ones consistently.

  46. Hodad Says:

    Best thing to come from this game is the O line gave Brady time to throw, and he made the most of it. The one blitz was on Brady. Our D line is another story They got whopped. Vea has been handled the last two games, with Hix out we got a rook, and Nachos now. JTS isn’t living up to the hype, and David, White, name the rest just didn’t play good enough.

  47. Mike Johnson Says:

    I never felt the game was close despite the score. That initial kickoff fumble set the games tone. The Chiefs O and D line seemed far superior to ours. We will make the playoffs. But this Bucs team is not a championship team.

  48. David Jones Says:

    Out coached!!!!

  49. AbucAway Says:

    Brady and Evans did Brady and Evans things. They are absolute masters of their trade and are always a pleasure to witness even with a loss.
    The Dline has been completely exposed. Embarrassed should be the word here. If they have any dignity, this will be the last time it happens this year; with or without good coaching…
    White really really put the W in WTF!! Maybe the lights are to bright at this level, or, he’s got to have time to be less of a rookie. Regardless, turnovers suck against a true contender of a team.


  50. AbucAway Says:

    Eff man, Drone didn’t even get a chance to suck because the chiefs didn’t have to punt until it didn’t matter anyway. Ugh

  51. AbucAway Says:

    Eff man, Dardone didn’t even get a chance to suck because the chiefs didn’t have to punt until it didn’t matter anyway. Ugh

  52. Bucs96NYC Says:

    I’ve been just watching all season on how bad this run defense has gotten. When I’m watching it looks to me that there’s ppl not in the right gap before & as soon as the ball is snapped. It’s not even like ppl getting over matched, tho I see that a lil bit from time to time.