Vomit-Inducing Offensive Stat

November 30th, 2022

“Byron, you can come work for me in Houston any time.”

When hearing and verifying this, Joe wanted to punch a hole in his home office drywall.

The 2014 Bucs were a sorry-arse offense, no? They had a coach who didn’t want to score points. You know, typical defensive coach who thinks winning the turnover battle is more important than scoring.

Heard on “Unbuttoned,” the popular podcast from former Bucs quarterback and NBC Sports personality Chris Simms, is Adam Lefkoe and he had a stat that made Joe drop his head.

Sunday’s loss to the Browns was the seventh straight game the Bucs offense has scored 22 or fewer points in a game. That’s the worst streak of offense the Bucs have had since lousy Lovie Smith ran the Bucs (into the ground).

The streak began in the last six games of the 2014 season and carried over into the Tennessee-Ready game to open the 2015 season. In 2014, the Bucs had Stewart McClown at quarterback. In 2022 the Bucs have Tom Brady.

To deliver an offense this bad with so many stud players, Joe has no earthly idea how or why failing Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich has a job.

The only thing Joe can think of that makes sense is Bucs coach Todd Bowles wants an offense that doesn’t score. If Bowles didn’t want this type of non-production, Leftwich would have been launched weeks ago.

The only reason an incompetent is put in charge of something and remains there despite horrific results is that the shot-callers approve, condone, tolerate and accept the terrible results.

Think of the tens of millions of Team Glazer loot that is being burned because of this offensive incompetence.

40 Responses to “Vomit-Inducing Offensive Stat”

  1. 2022 return of the goat Says:

    The definition of insanity is to continue making the same mistakes and expecting a different result

  2. D-Rok Says:

    I just read this article to my dog, word for word, and she puked. On my foot.

  3. yar Says:

    BL is running the offense he’s told to run. Look at the previous years he was calling BA’s offense that scored 30 points a game. Bowles is the reason Bucs have this lousey offense. BA needs to fix bowles and the offense. I can’t believe this is happening to a Superbowl contender in just 11 games.

  4. Aceofaerospace Says:

    I still want to puke. I don’t plan to even watch Sunday’s game ( I know I’ll probably do it anyway). The thought of watching the saints curb stomp us is just too depressing. My plan is to record the game and only watch it if we squeak out a win against a sorry team with better coaches than ours.

  5. pepsi Says:

    It doesnt help that Arians has some sort of consultant role and constantly goes out of his way to vouch for Leftwhich and praise him as being so smart. The guy publicly attempted to take blame off of Leftwhich and direct it towards Brady..

  6. Mark Says:

    FAILURE: When your very best, just isn’t good enough.

  7. EEK Says:

    Joe you make an excellent point

    What is the missed revenue for ongoing offensive incompetence. This team is tough to watch and hard to root for when they can barely score 2 TDs a game

    vomit inducing indeed

  8. Tye Says:

    Bowles and Lefty are both detriments to this Bucs team…
    They would get better by the subtraction of these 2…

    Name Arians interim HC or Clyde Christensen… Tom Moore!

  9. Infomeplease Says:

    TIME FOR A CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!! COACHES? YES!!! GM? ??? SOMETHING!!!

  10. WTFBucFan Says:

    Get real! Leftwich isn’t going as long as BA is around. Todd Bowles owes his job to BA and Leftwich is BA’s adopted son!!! Team Glazer is helpless to act since Bruce Arians has them by the shorts. If Leftwich gets dumped then Bruce might find a way to let the world know how his “retirement” was a requirement of Brady coming back to the Bucs. It could get really ugly really fast at One Buc Place. Meanwhile buckle up and enjoy the Bowles-Leftwich clown show where you never know what wacky brain dead play calling is waiting around the corner.

  11. LVMYBUCS Says:

    It really pisses me off as a fan to see how bad we have gotten just because of a coaching change. I look at the Chiefs and other teams and how they lose a player here a player there but the coaching staff make adjustments to keep the team still good. We lose a few players and have the best QB in NFL history and this ownership and coaches have found a way to blow it all up. This makes me so sad to see how good we had gotten and then this ass hat takes over and back to the yucsneers we go.

  12. stvcl Says:

    Bucs have an automatic induction into the HOF quarterback. Over his career he’s seen every defense imaginable. How about not wasting his wealth of knowledge and go old school and allow this GOAT the ability quarterback to call his own plays. It couldn’t be any worse!

  13. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe … ‘ The only thing Joe can think of that makes sense is Bucs coach Todd Bowles wants an offense that doesn’t score. If Bowles didn’t want this type of non-production, Leftwich would have been launched weeks ago.’

    Seriously Joe? Bowles WANTS an offense that doesn’t score? In what universe does that even make any sense whatsoever?

    Why not stop bragging about all the talent this team supposedly has and start looking instead at PRODUCTION. The ‘talent’ you keep referring to certainly isn’t on the OLine. It’s also not in aging receivers who seem to be having a lot of trouble getting open.

    Just look at the percentage of drives that end in scores this season versus the past three years. It’s abysmal.

  14. Crai Says:

    That means Bowles is improving.

    It took him two and a half seasons to drive the Jets into the dirt; he did it to the Bucs in 11 games.

    The question is how long it will take the Bucs to recover after he is gone.

  15. BucU Says:

    I appreciate the scathing article Joe.
    The incompetence has finally boiled over with this staff. This team has no character. NO drive. No enthusiasm. After we lose at home to NO on Monday night you’ll hear coach say We need to play better. We need to coach better. We need to execute better.
    It’s all about accountability right Bowles?
    F him and the rest of the incompetent staff.

  16. HC Grover Says:

    Bowlzo and Lefty…..The Clowns that would not leave. Why did we get stuck with these losers and how can we lose them?

  17. ClwJB Says:

    The fluke in Germany probably shelves the cleaning house – but after we lost so pathetically to the Brownies and after we lose to the Aints and get blown out by the 49ers, sitting at 5-8 and Atlanta in the drivers seat neck in neck with the Aints

    And wait, we get beat by Carolina too and end up in last place in the worst division in the NFL

    This scenario is far more likely than us making the playoffs

    Wake up and smell the coffee Team Glazer!!!!!

  18. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Bucs running the “Prevent Offense” this year.

    Bowles defensive instincts are to hold teams to as few points as possible.
    He’s succeeded in holding the Bucs to 18 ppg, this year?
    Huge improvement from 30 ppg, last year? lol

  19. SB~LV Says:

    It ain’t happening GBoyz !

  20. mg Says:

    Ownership is on leave.

  21. SB~LV Says:

    Sean Payton !
    Incompetence in the coaching staff
    Jason Licht needs to put his foot down!

  22. Bucamania Says:

    ‘The only thing Joe can think of that makes sense is Bucs coach Todd Bowles wants an offense that doesn’t score.’

    YES this is exactly what’s going on. Todd is the main culprit. Any surprise after last week’s display of cowardice?

  23. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Bucs: “We’ve been pretty good at scoring points the past couple years, let’s put the Defensive Guy in charge”

  24. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Make the Glazers pay for their indifference at the ticket booth and make them pay now. Next year is too late.

  25. SPARKY Says:

    The guy on YouTube that keeps trying to prove that NFL games are fixed, used the Bucs- Brown’s game as this week’s evidence.

  26. Bucs since 76 Says:

    Todd Bowles coaching grades
    Defensive Coordinator B+
    Head Coach F

  27. captivajim Says:

    BA, Leftworst & Bowleszo are a set ; they all go -or none of them go .

    at some point , Jason may have to save his own self –but nothing , Nothing changes till ’22 season is over–IF then.

  28. Redeemer Says:

    Intelligent coaches adapt and change, especially when what they’re doing isn’t working. Yet the bucs continue to roll out the same tired gameplan. I remember Bowles saying they’d be a gameplan specific team. There is no evidence of that. He said the team would play complementary football. It looks like the opposite. When you have a coach who is a liability to be overcome, it’s hard to win.

  29. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    “The only reason an incompetent is put in charge of something and remains there despite horrific results is that the shot-callers approve, condone, tolerate and accept the terrible results.”

    The shot callers or the odds makers.

  30. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucamania … In what universe would Bowles trying NOT to score make any sense whatsoever? And especially with Tom Brady as his QB. THAT’S akin to saying that Tom Brady is PURPOSELY throwing games under Bowles’ direction. It makes NO SENSE.

    Take the time to look at ALL of the differences between this year’s team and last year’s team (and our 2020 & even 2019 teams for that matter) and I’m convinced that you’ll start seeing some MAJOR differences … and deficiencies … this year.

    Where it all shows up is in PRODUCTIVITY. This year’s team is woefully UNPRODUCTIVE when compared to our 2020 & 2021 teams QB’d by Tom Brady, and even when compared to our 2019 team QB’d by Jameis Winston.

    That major difference in productivity is obviously showing up in this team scoring far fewer PPG thus far … only 18.2 PPG as compared to 30.1 PPG in 2021, 30.8 PPG in 2020 and 28.6 PPG in 2019. Yet our average number of offensive plays per game is comparable: 66.8 avg in 2022 versus 67.0 in 2021, 63.6 in 2020 and 67.9 in 2019.

    Tells me that we’re not being nearly as productive PER PLAY this year. Easy to verify; just look at the average yards per play for each year. This year we’re at 5.1 YPP average versus 6.1 YPP in 2021, 6.0 YPP in 2020 and 5.9 YPP in 2019. May not seem like much, but over the course of 1,000 plays in a season it’s huge, largely because it’s translating into less 3rd down conversions, fewer 1st downs, and ultimately less scoring. Interestingly we’re averaging just about the same number of plays per drive this year as in the past 3 years, but EACH PLAY is being less productive.

  31. D-Rok Says:

    Lefty: “We do what we do.”
    Bowles: “We understand that we do what we do.”

    Pretty much sums it up.

  32. Bucs and Pats fan Says:

    The trend:
    Last year – doom the team in playoffs ( we don’t have to cover Krupp )

    This year – doom the team in reg season ( ignore history, burn precious time )

    Next Year – doom the team in pre-season ? ( difficult but doable with ample arrogance, punt on 3rd down )

    What’s especially bad is you have the talent – not the case in NE – no tight ends for years post Gronk then over pay and under use current TE’s.
    Pats have had 1 playoff loss and 1 absolute slaughter ( Bills ) in 3 years.
    Can barely remember when Patriots were good but we constantly are reminded our coach and gm is a genius. Fans schedule root canals on game day for more better enjoyment.. I hope Tampa doesn’t spiral down same way !

  33. NEfan Says:

    DR, how can you stick up for this man? Is he a relative? Did you miss the end of the Browns game?

    If BL has changed to O and he is failing why isn’t his boss addressing it.

    Brady has NO TE, WR that can’t get separation, NO running game and apparently a HC that doesn’t trust him or his teammates to make a play.

    I get your oline excuse but I’ll give you a one word rebuttal, Bengals!

    Bowels has rightfully so lost the locker room and players confidence. I wouldn’t doubt this team is tanking on purpose in hopes he is removed.

  34. Goatfarmer Says:

    Brian Flores or Eric Bienemy.

  35. stpetebucfan Says:


    I agree that each play is less productive because the total abandonment of the “no risk it” offense means we don’t even look down the field that much.

    Our use of ME13 and CG14 is criminal. There is no imagination of change up of routes.

    We used to have a high octane offense that went for the jugular from the kickoff. Now we PROTECT the ball and Brady stands back there forever at times never cutting it loose but also keeping the ultra low int %. Is he playing it too safe?

  36. alton d green Says:

    like Henny Youngman said “take my Byron, PLEASE”

  37. SOGGY Says:

    Lovie ball works so well every team should be doing it… Way to go Bucs..

  38. WillieG Says:

    I wonder what the cost per touchdown is? Take the skill players, add up their 2022 salaries and divide it by total points scored thus far. I bet points are expensive!

  39. I want out Says:

    All season has felt like old Buc Ball
    Not surprised

  40. Your Mom Says:

    it’s amateur hour over there… Arians isn’t able to cover for these guys inability to do the job.