“We Got Our @ss Kicked”

December 11th, 2022

Soft effort.

Interesting press conference coming from a defensive guy like Bucs coach Todd Bowles after the Bucs lost to the 49ers 35-7 in Silicon Valley.

“We got our @ss kicked,” Bowles must have said a half-dozen times.

He’s not lying. The Bucs got their tails booted on both sides of the line. Early on, 49ers running backs had multiple choices of holes to run through when they got the ball. When the Bucs had the ball, Tom Brady was under siege.

The Bucs converted 25 percent of their third-down attempts. For a team with the Bucs’ talent, that is flat out inexcusable.

How is a team supposed to get tougher in December? Joe has a feeling that the Bucs being down Antoine Winfield finally caught up with them. But the problems run deeper.

Simply put, the 49ers are a way better football team, even with Mr. Irrelevent at quarterback, than the Bucs.

That’s a painful thing for Joe to type with the talent on this team, but it’s true. When Vita Vea went down with a first-quarter calf injury, the defense became snuggly soft.

42 Responses to ““We Got Our @ss Kicked””

  1. Darin Says:

    Don’t tell Leftwich coach. He still thinks you’re winning games. And we saw it coming coach no surprise here. We don’t totally hate you because we can always bet the other team!

  2. EA Says:

    Jim Harbaugh.

  3. Tyler904 Says:


  4. ClwJB Says:

    At least he isn’t trying to sugarcoat their ineptitude – but the players have clearly already decided they are not going to lay it on the line for him

  5. Bucswin Says:

    Fire lefttwit!

  6. ClwJB Says:

    Harbaugh definitely my 🙏 – somehow pull Sean Payton without giving up picks – maybe they will take DSmith and Devin White for him – I’d get rid of both right now

    I mean there are likely 100 coaches better than what we have now

  7. BrianBucs Says:

    We always talk about how bad the Bucs offensive play calling and gameplans are, but today Bowles’ defense continually got roasted and toasted.
    Bowles couldn’t make adjustments and totally got outcoached

  8. HC Grover Says:

    Lefty kept callin that throw over to the right sideline over and over for no gain. Good grief. He is a Moron.

  9. Bird Says:

    Bowles monotone weird voice is fitting with the snuggle soft bear pic too

    Dude isnt a head coach

  10. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Jim harbaugh? Are you serious? Lmao THIS guy. Why in the F would Harbaugh want to leave Michigan for the Bucs? Cap issues, old roster, need to find a franchise quarterback, need speed etc. Jim harbaugh is smart enough to not step on that landmine

  11. BucfaninMi Says:


  12. Pewter Power Says:

    I saw this coming first three drives of the game, smart enough to keep my blood pressure low and skip this one

  13. Kentucky Buc Says:

    0 improvement is being shown . It’s the status quo. Bowles believes he can play these low scoring defensive games. The problem with that was never more obvious than it was today. It would take a total shift in philosophy to help this team. Sadly it’s too late for that. This was a total organizational failure. If the Bucs would’ve actually interviewed coaches for the HC job this could’ve been avoided. Instead you promoted a guy who failed miserably in his previous HC stint. He is who we thought he was.

  14. Jp09 Says:

    This is where you miss the Jensens, Suhs and JPPs of the world. They just have a different attitude when playing

  15. ModHairKen Says:

    Antoine Winfield? That’s what you think the problem is? Good God. This team is pathetic. There is zero enthusiasm. Zero leadership. Zero coaching adjustments.

    This team is depressed and depressing.

  16. Browsing from DC Says:

    Today we got a glimpse of our playoff future….if we make it considering Carolina beat the Seahawks and are now nipping at our heels and own a tie breaker. Pathetic display

  17. Dreambig Says:

    I love how Bowles completely quit with 5 minutes remaining and started to help run out the clock!

  18. Miller5252 Says:

    Bowles shouldn’t be allowed on the plane ride home. Lefty should be in the same boat. I’m gonna say this for the third time…. Arians shouldn’t be in the ring of honor after abandoning this team for one of his guys to coach! If it’s his health and that’s why he stood down, then ok. But if it was just to collect a check and drink, he’s just as guilty. Total BS he hasn’t stepped in to fix this crap! Glazers should be kicking them all out for this crap they’re making fans watch

  19. Battleships Says:

    Toilet bowls needs time in prison for this.

  20. Dreambig Says:

    Or Leftwitch quit, or both. Bottom line is they suck

  21. DBS Says:

    Blow it up. Top to bottom. Starting with the coaches and down size the over grown useless staff.

  22. brooks Says:

    Told yall

  23. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe … ‘For a team with the Bucs’ talent, that is flat out inexcusable.’

    You keep talking about all the fabulous talent on this Bucs’ team, and yet you write in another sentence … ‘When the Bucs had the ball, Tom Brady was under siege’.

    You can have the best QB & all the ‘weapons’ in the world, but if your OLine can’t block it’ll all be for naught. I watched this OLine blocking closely today; it absolutely stunk. I’ve seen better blocking from college teams like Bama & Georgia. It was abundantly clear that Brady has no confidence in this Oline. And if I was out there, I wouldn’t either.

    And now with Vea going down, our Dline isn’t any better off. Of course we were missing Winfield, Edwards, SMB, Shaq in addition to Vea on defense. And on offense we are missing Jensen, Wirfs, Stinnie & our ‘weapons’ are a bunch of walking wounded, but hey, we’ve still got Donnie so we’re OK.

    The final score today might’ve been 35-7, but it could have just as easily been 70-0. Like the old saying goes … ‘If you can’t run with the big dogs, get back on the porch’.

  24. Redeemer Says:

    Shows over folks. This team is getting ready to quit on their coach. They’ll be lucky to go 2-2 the rest of the slate. 1-3 most likely. Abject failure. The offense is easy to defend, and the defense is overrated. Whenever they’ve played a bonafide offense, they get exposed.

  25. Frank Pillow Says:

    The darkest and most vile of all afflictions has spread across this team—apathy. Look at the body language out there. It’s terrible. Look at the attention to detail. It’s worse. There’s no leadership. No accountability. No passion. Nothing. Just nothing but a bunch of guys lining up to get it over with.

  26. Craig Says:

    The 49ers aren’t really a better team. They played better because they believe. They believe because their coaches can make stuff like this happen.

    It comes down to quality coaches, a rarity in Tampa, and missing again.

  27. D-Rok Says:

    Redeemer and DR,

    This team “quit” on their coach at least 3 weeks ago. I’m still a Bucs “fan” but this team is going nowhere, even with the GOAT at the helm.

    I’ve been optimistic this whole year the Bucs could turn it around, but now, I see the writing on the wall. This team is going nowhere, and fast. Even with all this talent.

    My blame goes to JL, then to TB, then to BL, and a small part to Brady, only because Brady didn’t elevate this team to another level like he’s done so many seasons. JL, TB, BL? They did good with supreme talent, but now that the O-line is below-average (which JL did NOTHING to address), then the HC stood his stubborn stance all year, then BL did what he didn’t do, and what the H@LL could Brady do with these idiots?

    Licht could have brought in someone, anyone, on the O-line. He didn’t. Bowles could have done, well, anything else. BL could have shut his stupid pie-hole cuz he don’t have a brain. And Brady? He could’ve said, “Aww hell naw you coaches SUCK.” Nothing happened, and they are all to blame, including Brady. Brady has seen 20+ years of good/excellent coaching, and to see this, this year? He should’ve been out at about week 6.

  28. FrontFour Says:

    Joe needs to stop with the “all the talent on this team” charade. It just ain’t so.

    We’re losing because we’re just not as good.

  29. RGA Says:

    Injuries are a big issue with this team. Vea, Winfield, Bunting, Edawards, half the O’line. These guys are fragile. Where is the conditioning? Why do guys like Sue never get hurt?

  30. steele Says:

    This was the defining game, one that we all saw coming for a long time. No more denial, no more delusions.

    The contrast between the two teams was glaring, in everyone’s face. 49ers on a different level, looked many times faster, harder hitting, enthused, aggressive, inspired on both sides of the ball. Everything clicking. SF, not Tampa, is the team built to win it all.

    And even if it is now just six quarters of football or so, Brock the C ock Purdy is freaking good. Fearless gunslinger, bringing aggressiveness that Jimmy G did not have. If this keeps up, 49ers will not need a new QB, and don’t need Tom Brady.

    The Bucs are literally a disaster. On every level. Not even worthy to be in the same field. Less than dead coaching and play calling. Apathetic, disinterested, quiet-guitting players. Arrogant veterans who have no hunger or pride anymore. JAGs and unworthies.

    Look at the body language. Bucs were smashed in the mouth immediately, it was over in the first few minutes.

    What a putrid defense.

    What a dead offense. With the game quickly going out of reach, Bowles/Leftard made no adjustments and took a beating.

    The 49ers are the #2 defense in the NFL. We knew this going in, and the beatdown we expected was delivered. The O-line was DESTROYED ALL AFTERNOON, Brady under attack on almost every down. Brady was also out of it—injured, without support or answers, and just trying to survive.

    The pressure on Brady reminded me very much of the Super Bowls that the Patriots lost to the NY Giants and Phil Eagles, where RELENTLESS PASS RUSH completely stopped anything a Brady offense could even attempt. Only this time it was worse, because Leftwich’s offense is helpless and suicidal against a good defense.

  31. Jgar Says:

    Good thing they fired the punt returner.

  32. Elita Vita Says:

    Face it: Its a lost season. I know this because I’ve been a Bucs fan for many years so I know what a lost season looks like. It’s really painful to watch even if they get into the playoffs. The fans need something to look forward to. I’m not sure what that is at this point.

  33. Goatfarmer Says:

    Thompkins was the only one that played like he wasn’t in a coma.

  34. Defense Rules Says:

    D-Rok … This team has lost its confidence, both in itself & in Tom Brady. They have the best seats in the house to see what’s REALLY going on out there. They’re no dummies.

    We’re 13 games into the season & this offense is scoring roughly 2 TDs FEWER per game than last year. These guys know exactly what’s wrong, and it’s not just one thing. It’s several things going poorly each game, and it’s getting worse, not improving. At the heart of it though, it all begins in the trenches.

    This defense does fairly well when both Vea & Hicks are available, but if one of them goes down (like today) we’re toast. Our biggest problem there is that I’m not seeing all that much to build on defensively because so much of our defense becomes FAs at the end of this season. Anyone think that they’ll REALLY want to re-sign here?

    Hate to say it, but it might be time to bite the bullet & just for a total rebuild.

  35. Faspro Says:

    Bucs are gonna get their @sses whooped again next week…

  36. Goatfarmer Says:

    Pardon me, Mr. Bowles –

    You haven’t done anything to change the trajectory of this team . Zero accountability.

    You will get your @ss handed to you again four more times unless you dramatically wake them out of their comas. Fire someone. Fire yourself. Change practice. Tell your over-blabbing Diva White he’s benched. Bench JTS, put him on ST. Move Wirfs over to LT and bench DSmith. Tell Gabbert to start warming up the next time Brady underthrows a wide open receiver deep.

    Or, let us know your post-NFL career plans. You are going to need some.

  37. captivajim Says:

    we will be very lucky to finish 2-2 from here

  38. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    I wonder if shaggy baker is still around. If we’re gonna play like the pillsbury marshmallow man we might as well recruit the best!
    After ‘shaggy’ perhaps capece could be found too! Rod ‘toast’ jones anyone?
    Oh, a person can dream.

  39. Bucfan Says:

    PLEASE – lose out the season so we can get a NEW coaching staff. IF the Bucs win the division, bowles & company will be back without the GOAT.

  40. orlbucfan Says:

    Well, well, well, 35-7, huh? I quit listening in DISGUST at the start of the 2nd quarter. When Mr. Arthritis Brain pulled the same stunt that cost us a TD, Donovan Smith getting called for holding (same deal in a previous game), and demoralized the entire Bucs Team. You know why Smith got called for holding?? Cos it takes the too old QB forever to throw a long one. Which was caught by a gutsy future HOFamer WR. At least Batty Brady embarrassed himself on his home turf. 4 more games then bye-bye Brady.

  41. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    HC Grover Says:
    “Lefty kept callin that throw over to the right sideline over and over for no gain. Good grief.”

    Leftfoot does a lot of stuff over and over again for no discernable reason.

  42. garro Says:

    I remember watching Spurrier play QB for us back in the day. I felt sorry for the guy because the defense was back there waiting on him when he dropped back. Thats how bad our O-line was and Steve could’nt make up for it no matter how well he played. He was not in the same league talent wise as Brady but the results Sunday sure reminded me of those truly awful Bucs O-lines