Bucs Averaging 7.1 Points In The First Halves Of Games

December 12th, 2022

Nothing illustrates the Buccaneers’ train wreck coaching job this season and the slow demise of Tom Brady better than the reality that the Panthers, Saints and Falcons have all scored more points than the Bucs.

Those three teams are all playing without legitimate quarterbacks, and one team (Carolina) dumped its best offensive player in an effort to tank for a draft pick.

That’s how far things have fallen in Tampa, and Todd Bowles doesn’t know how to fix it.

In fact, Bowles says it’s too late in the year for a coaching change to help. Ok, Todd, then how about bringing in a couple of consultants? Are you calling anyone?

Joe has a hard time believing legendary offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia wouldn’t lend a hand for a couple of weeks if Tom Brady asked him. And there are other names that could be tapped to consult who would jump at the chance to work alongside Brady for a brief stretch.

The Bucs are averaging 7.1 points in the first half of games. That’s simply outrageous.

Only the sour Rams have scored fewer points than the Bucs in the NFC. And those two are the most impotent teams by a good amount of points. The Bucs rank last in every major rushing category.

Man, if Bowles thinks others on his staff capable of calling plays would do a worse job than offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, then what does that say about them?

If the Bucs are really all-in this season and are running an ego-free environment, then coaching assistance should be on the way for arguably the most underachieving offense in team history.

Don’t count on it.

84 Responses to “Bucs Averaging 7.1 Points In The First Halves Of Games”

  1. Smashsquatch Says:

    Please fire somebody, do something! Status quo is suicide!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Keep him so we can rank this yr and next lol

  3. David Says:

    I know people around here do not like him, but there are a lot of reasons to get Sean Payton to coach here next year.
    1. It may keep Brady here for one more year.
    2. The line should be better with Jensen returning.
    3. Like him or not, the guy knows offense.

  4. Marc Coppola Says:


    They apparently want to save face (or something?) By refusing to fire Lefty. But can they AT LEAST take his role as play caller away? Has anyone in the media thought of pushing this approach? The Buc fan in me wants to believe a Jim Caldwellesque turnaround is still in this team.

  5. Tbbucs3 Says:

    It’s not one or the other….both Tom Brady and BL have been bad this season

    The Patriots fans on here will tell you Brady’s playing at an “elite” level meanwhile he can’t throw the ball more than 5 yards downfield

  6. Buc4evr Says:

    Brady is toast. Time for him to retire as he isn’t mobile enough to extend plays and the team isn’t smart enough or good enough to protect him. Coaching is absolutely appalling. Not sure I can watch more games this season after yesterday and I don’t think I have missed very many games since 1976. It’s just criminal that a team with so much talent can play like this and no one is being held accountable.

  7. ModHairKen Says:

    If the Glazers don’t fired these jokes at the end of the year, then they deserve an empty stadium.

  8. Cobraboy Says:

    Stubborn will rip this team to shreds.

  9. Pewter Power Says:

    how about bringing in a couple of consultants?

    Bringing in a couple consultants? For what that makes no sense, the guy who the offense belongs to is sitting in the front office spending most of his time holding out fishing. Something is fishy if he’s got zero input. Maybe Brady did want him home something he regrets now

  10. Elita Vita Says:

    @ David

    If Brady wishes to play next year doesn’t it seem that a Sean Payton/Tom Brady combo might surface in New Orleans?
    After all it would be the cleanest since Brady will be a free agent and Sean Payton who wants to coach again is already under contract with the Saints. They won’t have to worry about any tampering then.

  11. ClwJB Says:

    ^^^might be on to something

    Like, oh my red pen is the problem…okay, roll with this group without me and then see how you like it…

    Sounds extremely plausible to me and likely the basis for the TB/ME issues as well

  12. SB~LV Says:

    Puke !
    What is wrong with Jason Licht ?
    The Lost Season
    The most bizarre chapter in Buccaneer history!

  13. AmauryGuzman Says:

    Lol at the brady haters here. I seriously think Brady is playing at 50 to 60 percent because he’s injured. Also this team is so one dimensional. They can’t run the ball. Either way this is still play calling as well. If BL was white he would have been fired from his job already.

  14. BucsFanSince76 Says:

    Everyone misses the focal point-the Oline is horrid. If you do not improve the Oline , how do you expect to run or pass?? Well?? Huh???

  15. Pewter Power Says:

    Not sure how the gm is getting blamed for trash coaching. You do the best you can with the draft and salary cap that you can and Licht did provide this team with a running back and a competent tight end. Definitely wanted him to draft a receiver with the Godwin injury. I blame BA for toad Bowles hire

  16. jehzsa Says:

    Nothing says “it’s my fault” like saying “it’s not my fault”.

  17. Breadwinnerbob Says:

    Can we hire Payton as a offensive consultant until he takes over fully in the off season ?

  18. ManzielMadness Says:

    Don’t get me wrong, I would love to have Sean Payton coaching this team next year, but New Orleans still own Payton’s coaching rights… I doubt they let us have him.

  19. BucsFanSince76 Says:


  20. Joshua porter Says:

    People need to stop with the sean Payton coming here. Saints won’t let him come to an nfc south team (unless they are giving up #1 picks)and they still have his rights

  21. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    Bowles Leftwich circle jerk shet show is embarrassing. No end in site as long as they remain.

  22. Joshua porter Says:

    We need to get qb and coach next year from USC.

  23. Marine Buc Says:

    Check yo sheets!!!

    We be ballin ya’ll!!!!

  24. Breadwinnerbob Says:

    Just like we couldn’t get gronk … yet it was what a 4th round ?? Sounds about right for a coach to me ??

  25. rsjcheapseats Says:

    The problem is not the play calling. It is the loss of Marpet/Jensen/Wirfs.

    In 2021 the Bucs averaged 4.3 yards a carry. PFF’s stat the defines how much the run game contributed to the overall offense ranked the Bucs run game 8th in the NFL.
    In 2022 the Bucs are averaging 3.3 yards a carry, worst in the NFL by far. PFF’s stat the defines how much the run game contributed to the overall offense ranked the Bucs run is dead last.

    Brady isn’t as good this year, but most of this is undoubtedly from the OL.

  26. AmauryGuzman Says:

    Bucs have giving up more points defensively than scoring points on offense. It’s incredible that byron leftwich still has a job.

  27. Breadwinnerbob Says:

    With the way Jason is drafting a 1st 2nd 3rd means nothing for what Payton will give us

  28. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    OK….let’s stop letting Brady off the hook…

    You simply can’t have this bad of an offense and give the QB a pass…..

    He is hurried….uncomfortable…..not going through his reads….missing crucial passes……everything to avoid being hit and sacked. He is totally immobile.

    I’m not quite sure we really should want him back if this is the product we get.

    What would be different……the offensive coordinator…..would that make that big of a difference…..maybe.

    One has to wonder……would Kyle Trask be able to put up more points?

  29. AmauryGuzman Says:

    rsjcheapseats next man up. This is a coaching problem. A scheme problem. Bowles and LW are incompetent.

  30. AmauryGuzman Says:

    Lol at kyle trask.

  31. Jack Sparrow Says:

    Just give leftnut a fake headset and a fake cardboard. Let somebody else do tge playcalling…. 🤣🤣🤣

  32. HC Grover Says:

    A picture is worth a thousand words. I wonder if they could use Alexa on the I Phone to call plays?
    Alexa what play should I call?
    Anything but wide screen or up the gut coach.

  33. D-Rome Says:

    Ok, Todd, then how about bringing in a couple of consultants?

    C’mon Joe that’s not going to do anything. Aren’t Tom Moore and Clyde Christiansen consultants? Isn’t Bruce Arians in a consultant role? The coaches firmly believe their game plan is fine and it’s about the execution. The Bucs certainly left plays on the field yesterday but over the entirety of the season the coaching is letting the players down.

  34. Jack Sparrow Says:

    Brady won 44 major comeback wins frim the pocket. Won 7 rings by just standing in the pocket, and you blame him for being immobile…. u guys are funny!!!!

  35. rsjcheapseats Says:

    AmauryGuzman – yea it is anyone but Brady’s fault.
    BL has been calling plays for 3 years – they won a championship.

    The excuses from the Brady cultists are absurd.

    He misses wide open receivers.

  36. Where’s Realisto? Says:

    For those who are dreaming of a division title a rude awakening might be nearing.

    Time for division poll Joe?


  37. Keke Says:

    Bad interior line play on both sides of the ball has been our Achilles heel this season, and it doesn’t help that Brady hasn’t been accurate as he usually is.

    I’ll be surprised if we somehow squeak into the playoffs

  38. ModHairKen Says:

    Payton is not the answer. He is older. Been out of football for a year. He’s under contract.

    This team is bloated with soft players. Not a single Warren Sapp. Not a single Derrick Brooks. Or anyone even close. That’s what they need. Hard players who will get pissed off after losses and have pride. These guys are soft. They don’t care.

  39. BucsFanSince76 Says:

    What you miss rsj is Brady cannot risk taking a big hit , because he is the ONLY CHANCE the Bucs have at winning any games at all.

  40. Jack Sparrow Says:

    Prior to brady coming to Tampa, the bucs have a mobile and string arm QB, BLwas the OC, and Arians was the HC,,,, and what was our record…. 3-14. u guys are unbelievable….. blaming brady….. funny

  41. AmauryGuzman Says:

    rsjcheapseats get out of here with that nonsense! That was BA’s offense and not BL. BA was the brains behind our offense dude.

  42. rsjcheapseats Says:

    We are running the same offense idiot!!!’

  43. AmauryGuzman Says:

    LW is trash . When you don’t see improvements since week 1 from your offense it falls squarely on your OC. Mix it in with an incompetent coach and it’s a disaster.

  44. AmauryGuzman Says:

    rsjcheapseats you fool yes and BL is doing a horrible job at it. BL is running it very predictable. Have you seen the calls yoi 🤡?

  45. SB~LV Says:

    We’d be better off if Brady had stayed retired, the rebuilding and search for a starting quarterback will be painful

  46. AmauryGuzman Says:

    Where’s Realisto there’s a huge possibility that this team melts down in the end and misses the playoff no doubt. Licht dropped the ball but not firing these clowns weeks ago. Anyway if that happens how on earth do you bring back this clowning coaching staff?

  47. Goatfarmer Says:


  48. robert Says:

    this team sux. can’t beleive I watched the whole 1st 1/2 yesterday.

  49. Your Mom Says:

    Oh if I were an owner and heard this from Bowles, I’d show Todd how easy is to make a coaching change this late in the year.

  50. Yucs2Bucsr Says:

    @joe appreciate the content and articles, but for my health and mostly sanity I’ve decided after week 12 ( last week ) that I’m done watching, commenting, and mostly being robbed by this team. It was a fun couple of years and exciting again to be a Bucs fan again, but this is a sheet show and until Jason and others quit or get the pink slip I can’t in good conscience be on the ship at this time. Thankfully I have the rest of my tickets sold and the only game I could get full price was Joe and the Bengals and the rest took a 30 percent hit. Thankful the Bolts are turning it around and playing well !! It’s hard to call this group of men a team and the denial, divisiveness, distrust on both sides is apparent and plays out every week..!! We as fans deserve better and the only way to initiate change is to boycott financially and when you see more Bengals then Bucs fans this week maybe it show the powers to be that change is needed !! Licht where you hiding ??

  51. D-Rome Says:

    Brady won 44 major comeback wins frim the pocket. Won 7 rings by just standing in the pocket, and you blame him for being immobile

    Brady also had great offensive lines throughout his career including 2020 and 2021. Brady is too immobile for an offensive line that is missing Marpet, Jensen, Cappa, and Gronk blocking. Tom Brady would not have 7 rings if he played behind a bad offensive line for most of his career.

  52. BucsFanSince76 Says:

    Anyone that watched the 1st Quarter is smart enough to know that our Oline(Smith) took 7 off the board when it mattered most.

  53. Fansince76 Says:


  54. NEfan Says:

    rsj, if they are running the same offense why would Bowles CLEARY state they will NO longer use the no risk it no biscuit strategy??? Who is the IDIOT???

  55. AmauryGuzman Says:

    Fansince76 it means your OC should be fired from his job. The fact that this guy still has a job is amazing. Does anyone think they score more than 17 next week?

  56. HC Grover Says:

    Nothing will happen at all unless they lose the division title. I doubt they will fire a staff that got in the playoffs or while they lead the division. There it is. The Buc future depends on what the Chicks and Panters do.

  57. NEfan Says:

    Grover, it has ALL season.

  58. Arn platz Says:

    Getting a lot of headlines in my news feeds saying “Purdy outplayed Brady”. They all fail to mention the assistance of Byron clueless leftwich. At this point Brady calling his own plays would be an upgrade for the offense

  59. Bucsfan13 Says:

    The Panthers ran for over 200 yards yesterday. They didn’t put it all on the shoulders of their QB. Mike Munchak couldn’t even coach up this group.

  60. SB~LV Says:

    There better be firings today!

  61. Bucsfan13 Says:

    D-Rome. Brady has not always had great offensive lines his entire career. That’s the biggest myth about his career. He made OL look better than what they are. Trent Brown and Nate Solder ring a bell? Both were once the highest paid tackles and stunk once Brady left. Donovan Smith owes Brady a debt of gratitude for helping him get a big extension. Causal fans just make stuff up

  62. JimmyfromNY Says:

    EVERY QB EVERY game misses throws trolls!! U guys are unbelievable, Mahomes and Alan are turnover machines with top 5 o lines and play callers. U guys desereve the bottomless pit that’s incoming post GOAT.

  63. beano Says:

    “AmauryGuzman Says: Lol at kyle trask.”

    That’s all you halFSU girls have. Hate. The kid looked good in preseason – postimng the highest quarterback rating of all 3 quarterbacks in the final game playing with truck drivers – and you lol? What a loser. How may Jamies jerseys do you have? BWAHAHAHA.

  64. David Says:

    When I threw up the mention of Sean Payton, I did not realize the Saints still own his rights next year. As for the notion of him and Brady getting together in New Orleans, I don’t see the Saints taking Payton back. They are moving forward.

    Someone mentioned how it’s atrocious that they’re the lowest scoring team in the NFC south. It’s worse than that.
    The ONLY teams scoring less per game-
    LA Rams

  65. Mark Says:

    Horrible. Humiliating. This team is the laughing stock of the NFL.

    Shame on you Glazers.
    Shame on you Jason Licht.
    Shame on you Todd Bowles.


  66. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    OK…..so I guess the consensus is we give Brady a total pass for a 7 point average in the first half….’

    All the fault of the Oline, BL, Bowles…….let’s throw in Christiensen, Moore & BA

    I guess my eyes are deceiving me.

  67. Tbbucs3 Says:


    I’d take those “turnover machines” Mahomes and Allen 10 times out of 10 over 2022 Brady…..

    Hallrious how you actually said Mahomes was “trash” yesterday meanwhile he throw for 200 yards in the 1st quarter alone, finished with 350 yards, 3 TDs and the win….but sounds like you’d rather have a QB throw for 100 yards score 7 points and be safe with the football….

    You Brady fantatics are losing it….

  68. Tbbucs3 Says:

    And Bradys immobility wasn’t a problem when he still had elite arm strength and crisp decision making, now that his play from the pocket has deminished, his immobility is absolutely a problem for the Bucs offense now.

  69. Rayjay1122 Says:

    A picture says 1000 words, so just zoom in on the above pic and look at TB12 and Lefty’s facial expressions. That sums up the entire season. I am done with this circus and the clowns who are running it.

  70. beano Says:

    Why is everyone blaming the coaches? If Trask had been our quarterback this season and we were in the exact same position with the exact same stats, you all would be blaming Trask. 100%.

  71. Drew Says:

    Bowles is saying WHAT! I can’t make a coaching change this late in the year. Especially… if it’s my BFF!

  72. BuckyPhillips Says:

    Fire the coaches! Don’t resign Brady! Please- the guy can barely throw it 25 yards! Brock was last player in draft. Give the fans something new!!!!!!

  73. BuckyPhillips Says:

    JimmyfromNY you are wishing a bottomless pit when you are in one. Brady is done and any other 6-7 team has benched their qb

  74. NEfan Says:

    Ttsucs, you ain’t getting the number 1 & 2 QB in the league. That’s like saying Jordan over Bird, no shat.

  75. NEfan Says:

    Bucky, Hebert wasn’t benched, Carr isn’t benched, Goff, Wilson, Jones, Roger, M. Jones, Fields need I go on moron?

  76. Jack Sparrow Says:

    Looks like the consensus in this chat is, Brady has fallen off the cliff , the O-line is doung a heck of a job protecting Brady, WR’s are open and BL is a genius. LOL !!!

  77. Bucamania Says:

    Impotent. That’s the perfect word for this lousy offense. Everything looks so difficult and so predictable.

  78. Hammerhead Says:

    What if anything is Bruce Arians doing to help this team?

  79. Rudy Says:

    Leftwich was one of the most frustrating and overrated QBs of all time. He had a 79.5 passer rating, and like, a 50-50 TD to INT ratio. He had Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell to throw to. We took McCardell from Jax, and he took us to the SB. He was our light on a horrendous offense. Leftwich has forever been one of the most lukewarm, blah NFL personalities wherever he’s been. He was handed this dream role, only to unfold a newspaper and cop a characteristic squat on it. I am 100% convinced, having seen, analyzed, discussed, dissected, and attempted to rationalize the team’s on-the-field play calls, that Leftwich is incompetent and stubborn. This is malpractice at its finest, and to hear Todd “Toilet” Bowles say “it’s too late for a coaching change” when you’re STILL LEADING YOUR DIVISION, further convinces me that these two coaches are incompetent and toxic. That flows upward to Jason Licht, and still further to the Glazers. People needed to be not only replaced, but fired weeks ago, to send a message to a team that is OBVIOUSLY demoralized. This team can still be coached up to its potential. But it has to happen sooner rather than later. For all the doubters: it’s the reason why you can’t score more than three points all game, only to score two touchdowns in the final minutes to win. It’s also why 2-0 is the deadliest score in soccer, or why the last few seconds of a fight are the most exciting and unpredictable. It’s mostly psychological. And the longer you keep and coddle Bowles and Leftwich, the worse the mind trick is. 😕💯

  80. Rod Munch Says:

    It’s worse than that – because a lot of those points have come on the opening series, when teams plan out their drives, and obviously Arians – or at least Brady – is helping to write those plans. Once you get past the first series or so, it’s 100% Leftwich, and that’s when everything comes to a screeching halt – so not only that the team isn’t scoring, but they’re not even moving the ball.

  81. Destinjohnny Says:

    That’s actually not bad consider the fact we have the worst line in the nfl

  82. Thisisouryear!!! Says:

    We can’t hire Peyton without the Saints blessing. He is under their control through next season. No way he’s coming to Tampa.

  83. BOAT Says:

    Todd Bowels’ head coaching resume before the Bucs hired him:

    5 seasons:

    26-41 record, with zero playoff appearances

    That’s who the Bucs and Bruce Arians thought was going to be a great head coach. Jets fans consider Bowles to be one of the worst head coaches they ever had…….and yet, that’s who the Bucs thought would be a great head coach to hire.

    5 seasons, no playoffs, a 26-41 record

    And now, he’s turned the Bucs from a contender, into losers. Bowles has a current head coaching record of 32-48. 32 wins and 48 losses. He would never get hired by any other team in the NFL.

  84. Darin Says:

    People hate bowles alot more than Payton right now. Bring in anyone with half a brain. Today