Todd Bowles About To Embrace The Pass?

October 3rd, 2022

“Let me throw, Todd.”

Joe found rays of hope oozing from Todd Bowles this afternoon.

In his day-after presser, Bowles was asked about success throwing the ball last night. Perhaps out of necessity, the Bucs made a concerted effort to put the ball in the air for the first time this year. The result was the best offensive output of the season.

In fact, the offense looked like the one that lit up teams the past two seasons.

Bowles noted one reason the passing game clicked was the Bucs had all four of their top receivers available for the first time since the first half of the season-opener against Dallas.

When the horses are on the track, the race can commence. Bowles seemed receptive to being more aggressive with the pass, so long as the receivers are healthy.

“We felt like we found something in the passing game with those guys back,” Bowles said. “Obviously the chemistry was there. When you’ve got that kind of firepower, you want to use it.

“It’s not about being balanced, it’s about scoring enough points to win the ballgame.”

That’s what Joe wanted to hear! This “balance” nonsense is just that. Use what works. If that’s the run, then pound defenses. If that’s the pass, then light up the defensive backs.

The name of the game is putting points on the board. When the Bucs are healthy, this team rings up points by throwing the ball. This team is built to pass. Use it!

32 Responses to “Todd Bowles About To Embrace The Pass?”

  1. pewter941 Says:

    No risk it, no biscuit.

  2. zzbuc Says:

    Not sure if balance is nonsense Joe.

    If you wanna win you need to run and pass the ball….

    That’s one of several reasons why we won SB, because “playoff” Lenny run it very well…..So you can use both, run and pass.

  3. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Don’t do that, don’t give me hope… In all seriousness tho, I really hope you’re right, Joe. We need to pass the ball. Pass the ball, score. Make the opposing offense one dimensional, by needing to pass, and let the defense feast on that. Then you can salt away the game with running and play action.

  4. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Mr. No risk it, no biscuit made a call. Did you all see Bruce Arians face last night. He was like WHY DID I GIVE BOWLES THE KEYS!!!!!

  5. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Todd Bowles knows this may just be his last chance to be a head coach and to prove himself and he isn’t about to let it go down the drain because of Leftwitch.

  6. pewter941 Says:

    Ian Beckles just went of on White and JTS lol

  7. 2022 Fire the Cannons Says:

    Leftwich Sucks

  8. 2022 Fire the Cannons Says:

    Compare the game planning Reid vs Leftwich… OMG Pre-K vs All pro

  9. JimbobBucfan Says:

    Ian Beckles does things like that! LOL

    Go Bucs!!!

  10. Beeej Says:

    Am I wrong in thinking run blocking requires more coordination and skill than pass blocking?

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Are we assuming that it’s Bowles that has advocated the heavy running attack?….I don’t, I think it’s Leftwich…….anyway….both found out last night that we move the ball when we pass on 1st downs….

  12. zzbuc Says:

    I have no doubt in my mind that TB12 is heavily on game planning, and we prefer shooting on BL or TB……

  13. Bucamania Says:

    I bet. JTS is not good at all and White had a bad game.

  14. DBS Says:

    The problem was, when the receiver were out who were you going to throw to? Nobody was stepping up! Drops, fumbles, you name it. So what did anyone see that made you think the passing game was working when they did use it. In the hurry up? Yes then they would mess that up some how!!

  15. Dave in Winter Park, Fla Says:

    Folks, So much for Joe hyping Playoff Lenny for the last 3 years. Lenny Fournette is back being the lazy punk ass bum he was with the Jaguars that got his ASS ran out out of Jacksonville by Tom Coughlin. Sunday Night vs The Chiefs, THE BUCS AS A TEAM RUSHED 6 TIMES FOR ONLY 3 YARDS❗️❗️❗️ONE THE WORST IN PRO FOOTBALL HISTORY. BOTTOM LINE, NO RUNNING GAME, THE BUCS ARE DEAD. NO PASS RUSH, CANT STOP THE RUN, THE CHIEFS EXPOSED THE BUCS AS A FRAUD, AND P. S., NO TIGHT ENDS EITHER. The Bucs opened (-8’, Westgate Super Book) vs The Falcons Sunday Night. Falcons averaged 168 yards per game, 4th best in the NFL. Chiefs ran for 189 yards, 5.1 yards per rush. Vita Vea is a 355 Lb. No Show Punk, Never compare him to SUH❗️SUH HOF, A Warrior, Vea A GUTLESS PUNK. In Football, You can’t stop the run, even in 2022, YOU GET YOUR ASS BEAT LIKE A GOVERNMENT MULE❗️Give Me The Falcons (+8’) vs The Bucs. Dave Corcoran, 2018 Westgate Super Contest, Winter Park, Florida.

  16. Bucamania Says:

    He should embrace blocking and tackling.

  17. Darin Says:

    The name of the game is score more than the other team. They threw more cuz they had to. You better believe his plan going in was to run more to limit mahomes possessions. They threw a bunch and lost. Not sure why you think throwing more leads to more wins. Gime those ugly wins all day long. And c’mon D that was disgusting

  18. T REX Says:

    bowels is awful

  19. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Nelson and Nassib had 1/2 the snaps as JTS and combined they had double the tackles and a sack each- JTS can’t get off a single blocker and can’t stop the run- he’s borderline overhyped bust at this point.

  20. Pewter941 Says:

    Let Brady cook.

  21. Defense Rules Says:

    Darin nailed it. When you fall behind 21-3 in the FIRST QUARTER (like we did last night) and your run game has been ineffective anyways, it becomes kinda obvious what needs to be done to get back into the ball game. No rocket science degree needed. After that 1st qtr, Bucs only ran 3 more times and all 3 were positive and part of a drive that led to a TD.

    You can beat mediocre teams consistently using a very pass-heavy approach when you have the QB, receivers & Oline that we did for the past 2 seasons. But take away any 1 of those, and that’s where the pass-happy approach bites you (we’ve been missing 2 of the 3 recently). And against quality teams like those we played in last year’s losses, being 1-dimensional is like entering the ring against an equally-talented opponent with 1 arm tied behind your back. You MIGHT win, but not too many will put money on you.

  22. Beeej Says:

    Those cheap little swing passes are KINDA like runs….

  23. Ash Says:

    When you have Time Brady you throw the ball because you rarely have to question his decision making. I’m all for a more effective run game but like it or not the bucs are a team made to throw the ball with a splash of the run game.

  24. Buccaneric Says:

    Pass to set up the run.

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    To be honest and fair…they have not been able to open up the past. The injuries have prevented that.

    They tried…but the backups sucked.

  26. OrlandoBucFan Says:

    Even if we embrace the pass, which I was happy to see finally click on Sunday, the defense needs to make stops. My son and I kept waiting for the defense to make enough plays in the second half to give the offense a chance to catch up. It never happened! Maybe last night was an anomaly.

  27. Defense Rules Says:

    For all this talk that ‘we’re a passing team’, folks need to go back to our 2020 & 2021 playoff games to see what REALLY WORKED against quality opponents (as in ‘playoff teams’?).

    o 2020 Playoff: Washington (win 31-23 … Bucs ahead 18-7 at halftime) … Bucs 29 rushes (142 yds); 40 passes (381 yds); 3 sacks on Brady … 40.3% run-pass ratio … TOP 31:12 Bucs to 28:48 Wash … Turnover Differential: 0 (both teams 1 T/O).

    o 2020 Playoff: Saints (win 30-20 … score tied 13-13 at halftime) … Bucs 35 rushes (127 yds); 33 passes (199 yds); 1 sack on Brady … 50.7% run-pass ratio … TOP 31:31 Bucs to 28:29 Saints … Turnover Differential: PLUS 4 (Saints had 4 T/Os to our none).

    o 2020 Playoff: Packers (win 31-26 … Bucs ahead 21-10 at halftime) … Bucs 24 rushes (76 yds); 36 passes (280 yds); 1 sack on Brady … 39.3% run-pass ratio … TOP 25:23 Bucs to 34:37 Packers … Turnover Differential: MINUS 1 (Bucs had 3 T/Os to Packers 2).

    o 2020 Super Bowl: Chiefs (win 31-9 … Bucs ahead 21-6 at halftime) … Bucs 33 rushes (145 yds); 29 passes (201 yds); 1 sack on Brady … 52.4% run-pass ratio … TOP 31:23 Bucs to 28:37 Chiefs … Turnover Differential: PLUS 2 (Chiefs had 2 T/Os to our none).

    o 2021 Playoff: Eagles (win 31-15 … Bucs ahead 17-0 at halftime) … Bucs 31 rushes (106 yds); 37 passes (271 yds); 4 sacks on Brady … 43.1% run-pass ratio … TOP 33:03 Bucs to 26:57 Eagles … Turnover Differential: PLUS 3 (Eagles had 3 T/Os to our none).

    o 2021 Playoff: Rams (loss 30-27 … Rams ahead 20-3 at halftime) … Bucs 14 rushes (51 yds); 54 passes (329 yds); 3 sack on Brady … 19.7% run-pass ratio … TOP 25:52 Bucs to 34:08 Rams … Turnover Differential: PLUS 2 (Rams had 4 T/Os to our 2).

    There’s a decided trend in those 6 games (5 wins vs 1 loss). In our 5 wins we ran the daylights out of the ball; average run-pass ratio was 45.1% and in our 1 loss we barely ran at all and our run-pass ratio was 19.7%

    Same thing with TOP; we controlled the clock in all but 1 of our wins. Turnover Differential was a similar story. Bucs were also ahead at halftime in all of our wins except 1 (and we tied at halftime in that one); in our loss however, we were behind. Seems like there should be some valuable lessons in there about what it takes to beat playoff-caliber teams.

  28. Oneilbuc Says:

    On a side note AB a sucka for what he did to Brady by his wife !!!

  29. steele Says:

    Sure. You “use what works”. Of course it works. It’s Brady. But there is no excuse for failing to establish the kind of trench physicality that every team needs, especially heading into winter. A team MUST have balance. A team that wants a 45 yr old Brady alive for the season must have balance.

    One-dimensional teams are predictable and lose.

    The surefire way to lose, and get Brady killed in the process, is to go Air Brady stupidly.

  30. Bucswin Says:

    Parity rules. Half the league is 2-2. Bucs are right on track. This team will evolve. Go Bucs!

  31. Wild Bill Says:

    What stats did JTS have? I don’t remember any big plays by him at all. Did I miss it or was there nothing to see. They gave up on JPP. Did they really think JTS was ready ?

  32. Listnfrmafar Says:

    DR, c’mon man, your down 20-3, passing the ball becomes imperative. Even Indy and Philly had to go away from their running game to stay in the game with the Bucs. Stats can be skewed, quite a few of those runs we at the end of the game to take time off the clock and protect the lead. You don’t average 30+ points a game by running the ball.

    Bowels better except the pass or Brady will get his arse kicked to the curb like BA. Speaking of BA, looks a little neutered sitting by his lonesome in the game suite. That’s probably done purposely so he doesn’t hit anyone.