Ian Beckles Not Impressed With Cowboys

January 14th, 2023

Ian Beckles is in an upbeat mood.

The former Bucs guard and current popular local sports personality is feeling the vibe that the Bucs can pull off an upset on Monday night when they face the Cowboys in a wild card round game.

Joe heard Beckles advise fans on his podcast, “In the Trenches,” if they are bummed from last week’s loss to Atlanta, fuhgettaboutit.

“I didn’t put any stock in that game, good bad or indifferent,” Beckles said. “It was an irrelevant football game. It’s almost like a preseason game.”

The only thing that bothered Beckles about last week’s game was outside linebacker Joe Tryon-Shoyinka playing late in the game.

“For me, to be a first-round pick and be in a game like that, late, I think that says a lot about what [the Bucs] think of him as a football player, unfortunately. “

Even though Beckles thinks the Bucs can upset the Cowboys, he’s not under some illusion that the Bucs will do something they haven’t done all year.

“The Bucs haven’t run the ball on really anyone this year so I don’t expect them to do that Monday night,” Beckles said. “They will win the game by blocking Micah Parsons.

“I would put Micah Parsons on Donovan Smith and say, ‘Sit there and beat his @ss all day long and make sure they compensate for that.’

“Donovan Smith can’t deal with Micah Parsons all game long. Can’t do it.”

Watching the Bucs’ passing game bothers Beckles and he believes it is a big reason why the offense has nosedived.

“This dink and dunk thing, bad things happen,” Beckles said.

Beckles is not frightened by Dallas at all.

“I don’t think the Bucs could have picked a worse team to play in the first playoff game,” Beckles said. “There is no pressure on the Buccaneers at all. None.

“There are times when the Cowboys stink. … I think they are ripe for the picking. Dak Prescott was awful [Sunday].”

Bucs coach Todd Bowles will shut down the Dallas run game, Beckles confidently says. And that will force Dak Prescott to throw and he will throw picks.

“I don’t see the Cowboys running the ball down Vita Vea and Akiem Hicks’ face,” Beckles said. “I just don’t see it.

“I am not going to be shocked if I see Tom Brady walk off the field victorious. I’m not going to be shocked. I’m not.”

Like many Bucs win this season, Beckles envisions a low-scoring, nailbiter.

“This Buccaneer offense is not good enough to score 30 points on anybody,” Beckles said. “They are good enough to score 20. All we need is for the defense to ball out.

“I think the defense could shut out the Cowboys offense. Not saying they will do it, but I think they could.

“We may mess around and win this game Monday night.”

25 Responses to “Ian Beckles Not Impressed With Cowboys”

  1. SB~LV Says:

    Painful truth

  2. NEfan Says:

    The mess around comment is both scary and accurate. Every hame is a Leftnut experiment.

  3. Goatfarmer Says:

    I’m impressed with Ian’s friend. Is that Annie?

  4. SB~LV Says:

    In the modern high scoring system of the NFL
    the Bucs average is below average
    Painful reality

  5. FortMyersDave Says:

    What did I learn from this article? Well Ian thinks JTS is a bust. Join the club!

    Good thing is that the Cowgirls are ripe to be upset, they have looked less than mediocre in the past 2 weeks and the Bucs, while handicapped by Bowels and Leftwich, could pull the win off if Bowels does not do a Cleveland and Leftwich is handcuffed. If the Bucs win, they and us fans are playing with house money so to speak. Lets go Bucs!

    However, logic dictates that as Bowels and Wrongwich are coaching , they can easily crap the bed so if they lose, the over and under on Leftwich’s launch is 12 hours. The special teams nimrod coach should go with him as well. Bowels? I would like him launched too but I suspect he will get a pass by throwing Wrongwich under the bus.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This will be a typical Bucs nail-biter……Bucs 20, Boys 16

  7. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Wouldn’t it be easier to list what Beckles IS impressed with? Probably impressed with himself, and that’s about it.

  8. Buc4evr Says:

    Cowpokes are better than the Bucs. It really depends on who shows up for the Bucs on the OLine and if the Defense can contain Dak and Lamb. Worried that Bucs defense may be over confident….

  9. NEfan Says:

    Still don’t understand how this team is 8-9??? I’m gone after this season, you Bucs fans have will be Toilet Bowls turds.

  10. Will Says:

    Both teams stink right now the winner of this game will be the team that doesn’t stink as bad. It’s that simple. Lol

  11. NEfan Says:

    We be Toilet Bowls turds. Damn autofill

  12. Tye Says:

    ‘Toilet’ Todd will find some way to screw this game up for the Bucs like he did the majority of games the season….
    Just had to change from successful winning to make it his own!

  13. View from 132 Says:

    Cowboys not impressed with Ian Beckles either.

  14. JimmyfromNY Says:

    Slim pickings in Tampa. If this troll in the media gets a job hates Brady so much, can’t even say his name. Secretly rooting for Brady to play terribly and the Bucs to win. Like many

  15. alton green Says:

    If they run over Vita Vea, they will have to run over the bench

  16. R0n@Tampa Says:

    Like many of you I am excited that and looking forward to the Bucs next Superbowl this year!! Looking forward to seeing the Bucs pound these loser teams! All of these teams are inferior and beatable.

    Bucs 34
    Cowboys 3

    Bucs 31
    Eagles 13

    Bucs 20
    49ers 0

    Bucs 38
    Chiefs 16.

  17. Joe Says:

    I’m impressed with Ian’s friend. Is that Annie?

    Pam Bondi.

  18. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I totally agree with Ian Beckles, and by the way, looks like he got him a Honey!
    She is a Cutie, IMHO
    The only thing I disagree on is the points.
    I think Brady and our offense will put up more than 20 points.
    And I agree that no way the Cowboys are going to run at will on us.
    Vicks and Vea are too big, and way too good to all that nonsense.

  19. geno711 Says:

    Donovan Smith >>> Ian Beckles as a pro football player.

    Lest we not forget every time Ian is taking a shot at offensive lineman for the Bucs.

  20. Defense Rules Says:

    Let me make sure I’ve got this right …

    o Cowboys record: 12-5 … Bucs record: 8-9
    o Cowboys scored: 467 pts … Bucs scored: 313 pts
    o Cowboys allowed: 342 pts … Bucs allowed: 358 pts
    o Cowboys giveaways: 23 … Bucs giveaways: 22
    o Cowboys takeaways: 33 … Bucs takeaways: 20
    o Cowboys average TOP: 29:17 … Bucs average TOP: 29:06
    o Cowboys 3rd down efficiency: 45.5% … Bucs 3rd down efficiency: 37.4%

    Cowboys have won 6 of their last 8 games. Bucs won 4 of their last 8 games. Cowboys are relatively healthy. Bucs have a lot of hurting starters.

    Nonetheless, ‘Beckles is not frightened by Dallas at all’. And oh ya, the Bucs ‘will win the game by blocking Micah Parsons’.

    So the team that scored over 150 more points during the season is the underdog in Ian’s book? The same team that had a PLUS 10 turnover differential to our MINUS 2 TO Differential? And all we have to do is block Micah Parsons? What could possibly go wrong?

  21. NEfan Says:

    DR, what was the score of the first match up? Everyone was healthy on Dallas then. They call me the Glub.

  22. Joe Says:

    Lest we not forget every time Ian is taking a shot at offensive lineman for the Bucs.

    Bill Belicheat never played in the NFL. So by this standard he shouldn’t ever break down tape of NFL players.

    Others who never played on NFL off top of head:

    Paul Brown
    Joe Gibbs
    Jimmy Johnson

    But nah, what did they know about NFL players?

    Lest we forget.

  23. unbelievable Says:

    It’s going to come down to which o-line and which d-line are more dominant.

    Simple as that.

    Oh, and of course the biggest variable- the officiating.

  24. adam from ny Says:

    it could be like a 24-13 bucs win

  25. geno711 Says:

    I do not see anywhere Ian evaluating NFL talent other than the Bucs. He in my opinion is talking without looking at game film.

    Ok for you, Joe, to support his takes. I have no problem with that.

    Just as I said that Ian is worse than Donovan Smith as an offensive lineman.

    I have to double down today and your list of Lombardi, Walsh, Brown, Parcell, Gibbs, Johnson and Arians

    and go with Ian Beckles is a worse evaluator and coach then any of those guys.

    He may be equal to Richard Williamson and Phil Krueger though in his evaluation of skill.