“My Heart Ain’t Got Much Left In It”

January 1st, 2023

No surprise, but Todd Bowles didn’t look like a man celebrating a division crown after today’s game, his first in five seasons as a head coach.

Like it or not, he’s a chill dude.

Rock Riley asked Bowles how he felt about winning the division and getting to the playoffs and Bowles seemed unsure of how to react. He started talking about goals instead of feelings and then sort of caught himself, “My heart ain’t got much left in it, but I feel great. We’re at one spot we need to be. We can’t get to where we want to be unless we win the division. We won the division.”

The head coach talked last week about yearning for a double-digit victory. He didn’t get it today, though he should have.

The Bucs were damn sloppy closing out the game but wacky punter heroics kept Bowles’ heart from losing even more gas.

Joe likes that Bowles and the coaching staff now can turn their preparation to the playoffs with a week to play. There’s no need for Bowles to waste his valuable time on the Falcons. He should have his feet up recharging and poring over Cowboys and Eagles film in the next few days.

Joe wants the defensive guru in Bowles to hand off the next game to his assistants and dial in on what counts.

At least Bowles opened a little in the locker room with the cameras flowing. Joe has no doubt how jacked up the coach is by today’s win.

56 Responses to ““My Heart Ain’t Got Much Left In It””

  1. Deeez NATZ Says:

    Much love Mr toilet bowels,YOU STILL SUCK

  2. Smashsquatch Says:

    Get focused Todd. That finish was way harder than it needed to be. Next time, have the guts to throw the ball on third down when you’re milking the clock. No risk it, no biscuit!

  3. ElioT Says:

    @Deeez Natz – excellent post you POS

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Your Defense is what won the game Mr Bowles……

  5. Sold Says:




  6. ElioT Says:

    Oh now Joe edits posts
    Nothing new. Doesn’t mean the steps weren’t taken to remove. –Joe

  7. Alfred bridges jr Says:

    @deeez u suck as a human.. seriously u suck as a human I really mean that

  8. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    People need to stop attacking Todd Bowles…..he had the best Defensive game plan today…..

    The DEFENSE get the game ball IMHO

  9. Heyjude Says:


    I also took a screenshot of what Deeez posted btw. … Which is why it was deleted and dealt with. –Joe

  10. ElioT Says:

    anywho – still want Bowels gone but odds are we’re stuck with him next year during the first phase of the remodel: Demolition

  11. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Arians must have given a “Win One For The Gipper” speech/vibe at halftime.

  12. Marine Buc Says:

    This was an ugly and frustrating season but we just won our Division mainly due to Todd Bowles defense.

    I have my druthers with this coaching staff but now is not the time to bash Coach Bowles.

    Next stop – the playoffs!

    Go Bucs!!!

  13. Tye Says:

    SAD TRUTH is Ne still needs to be sent packing or next year is doomed…
    Go get us an offensive minded HC to develop the new revised team next year!

  14. Ars ahow Says:

    Hey Bruce! Can you please help Todd and Byron come up with a decent game plan? The Glazers need to fire Todd and Byron and retire Bruce.

  15. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    Does the “rest guys for the playoffs” tactic ever work? I’d rather see us win three straight and finish with a winning record.

  16. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Tye

    I would like to see a more competent OC brought in next year.

    Bowles is a solid and proven DC… It’s our offense that is underperforming.

    If we could have scored 24 points per game we probably only lose 2-3 games this year.

    Hard to win when you are only scoring 17 points per game…

  17. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Anthem the defense gave up 24 points and Brady scored 24 so tell me who won the game. Hate having to say this but your black hatred of the greatest white qb who ever played and love for the most mediocre black head coach to ever coach is tired. He deserves his detractors. Your love of that clown Shameless Winston is also ridiculous. You know onereason why black head coaches don’t make it in the NFL? Because they coddle black players and try to be brothers to them, a reason Mike Tomlin is a great coach is because he doesn’t. He holds his players accountable. Bowles is as soft as a Twinkie filling and way too conservative. You are so whack

  18. HC Grover Says:

    Bucs can beat the Cowpies and Philthies.

  19. McBucky Says:

    It’d be nice to see some of that on let’s say…. the sideline every now and then?

  20. Deeez NATZ Says:

    Bucs play like they did today they can beat ANYONE! I’m rooting for you Mr Bowels. I Want you to succeed .LFG !!!,Greatest bucs game this year!!!Raise a glass bucs fans!

  21. Jack Clark Says:

    Dear Byron Leftwich,

    We would like to see more players in motion before the ball is snapped to confuse defenses, more horizontal route combinations for players to get open, more play action passes, and more deep passes to Mike Evans when he’s in one-on-one coverage. Also please coach up our TE’s so they know how to read coverages and adjust their routes to be where Tom Brady expects them to be. Basically just copy what Kyle Shanahan and Andy Reid are doing.

    Thank you,

    Bucs fans

  22. Redeemer Says:

    HC, Dallas yes. Philly would wipe them off the planet.

  23. Kidfloflo Says:

    Glazers will not be firing a playoff bound coach, so get use to his impassioned firey demeanour for at least one more year

  24. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Redeemer

    Unless J. Hurts gets injured… Minshew is trash and just lost to the Saints today.

    It would still be a difficult task. The Eagles defense would probably dominate our offense. They are averaging like 6 sacks per game the past 6 games…

  25. Nick houllis Says:

    “Oh no the offensive line! Oh the humanity”… nope just the truth from the optimist. Online healthy, time for Brady to throw, evans can go deep.

  26. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Prove me wrong coach. Please prove me wrong. I don’t mind crow especially if it’s battered and deep fried.

  27. Dewey Selmon Says:

    What NFL coach has won a division and got fired?

  28. Old School Bucs Says:

    So Joe as with all the other losers on this site, and contrary to the 7 time superbowl winner, you say stand down against the falcons! Nope, this team needs to barrell into the playoffs. They need to go out and win. You heard brady, no I want to play. He wants to win and continue the mojo into the playoffs. But losers do what losers do! Preach losing!!!! Man the people on this site truly are just a bunch of freakin losers!!!

  29. NEfan Says:

    Old school, your thought process is old school. This team needs to avoid injury for two weeks.

    There’s nothing Bowles did today to help this team win.

  30. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    Personally I liked it when Bowles kicked that field goal late in second quarter. Instead of going for it on 4th down. Reminded me of days gone by where coach Tom Landry made his mark.

  31. NEfan Says:

    Am I to believe there are a handful on this site that hate on Brady because he’s a successful white man. He is a man like any other that worked his arse off to get where he’s at. How can anyone hate him for that? Isn’t that the opposite of what you expect from others for yourself and families? Just asking. I could careless if Bowles is black, he’s probably a good guy and family man, I just think he’s a bad coach.

  32. AmauryGuzman Says:

    This dude still sucks. So do the Bucs prefer to play the cowboys or philly?

  33. BrianBucs Says:

    Maybe Bowles was just absolutely relieved that they won because he figured that he was coaching for his job.
    Bowles has Brady to thank. Even with this defense, without Brady this would be a 4 or maybe 5 win team.
    I really don’t think that Bowles is a good head coach and his conservative Dungyball approach is a thing of the past.
    However, with today’s win it looks like we will be stuck with him for at least another season

  34. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Bowles is a top-shelf NFL Defensive coordinator. One of the best.
    As a head coach he’s average and that’s being kind.
    He just doesn’t have the CEO mentality like an Arians.

  35. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Bowles is more of a film room X and O’s kind of guy.
    A head coach has to be a football wizard but he also has to be like a politician or a corporate CEO.

  36. Old School Bucs Says:

    Yeah old school like pats 6 super bowls under belichek and brady. They play hard all the way thru. Brady is old school too! I hang my hat with Brady every day. You sit it out like the rest of these freakin losers!
    Brady made it clear in his presser that he will not be happy sitting or play to lose! Geeze!!! Listening to this clown show the Bucs would have folded up weeks ago and start to play for the draft. I dont need to hear from any clown show from this site. There are only a handful of people on this site who know what the hell they are talking about! The rest are losers and quilters!!!!

  37. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    ^u mad bro?

  38. AmauryGuzman Says:

    I hope this clown doesn’t rest players against the falcons. That usually backfires. You want momentum going in.

  39. Old School Bucs Says:

    @vlad no I just despise lisers. Vlad you must be mad bro. You are one of those incessant whiners that EVERYTHING is jyst jacked up. Complaining about every decision. Complaining about the vendors, the janitors, qnd the toilet paper qt the stadium! Jyst another losing quiter. Leave the decisions to people who know how to win! Oh by the way you mad we won today Vlad the clown!

  40. firethecannons Says:

    I think lots of the defense need to rest any starter with injury needs to rest up and brady should rest too Evans and godwin should rest Most of the o-line should rest Just throw in the backups and let the back up coaches take it over.

  41. Redeemer Says:

    Old school, I always prefer quilted northern at a stadium. If you’re there to poo like vlad, quality matters.

  42. AmauryGuzman Says:

    You don’t rest players . That always backfires. No way.

  43. kyle Says:

    redeemer^^ we used to piss in the janitors closet at the old sombrero!! they didnt have enough bathrooms and only had the big urinal troughs.. i can remember that magical 1997 run.. the corridors in the stadium to take a piss were slammed.. so we pissed in the sink in the janitors closet!! had season tickets in section 125 when ray jay opened up for 10 years and moved for work.. good memories.

  44. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    @ OldSchool
    *Sigh*…yeah, he mad
    I agree it’s an outrage for people to be criticizing perfect coaches like Leftwich.

    @ Redeemer
    Cottonelle!!! Northern is ok, but Cottonelle is the GOAT

  45. A Says:

    I’m not a fan of Bowles as a head coach (probably a great person) – I think he’s an above average d-coordinator. Our Defensive ranking is primarily due to our offense being so bad…teams stop playing offense since ours can’t do anything…do you notice when our offense does kick it up a notch and we need defensive stop(s) the other team seems to walk down the field…and this year that’s been against some very bad QBs.

    At the beginning of the 4th Q, 14 – 10, the guy sitting next to me was saying “We need to hold them to a field goal. I said, “No, if they score a TD it will be 21 – 10 and then they’ll go no-huddle and release the hounds!!!”…amazing how this offense runs in no-huddle…wish we’d sprinkling that into the game-plan. Even some sugar huddles…

    This isn’t college so we don’t have 80players…starters are going to have to play some…I think playing Brady depends on how hurt Wirfs and Smith are…if they need some rest then they sit and so does Brady…we should have enough wide receivers to give Evans time off…maybe try to get Godwin his 100 catch/ 1000yrd Season and then get him off the field.

    I think its a waste of time to even game plan for this game…just my take…

    Go Bucs!!!

  46. C2asante Says:

    LMBAO at this foolishness… You people are really in your feelings and so easily triggered.

    Efan Says:
    January 1st, 2023 at 8:55 pm
    Am I to believe there are a handful on this site that hate on Brady because he’s a successful white man. He is a man like any other that worked his arse off to get where he’s at. How can anyone hate him for that? Isn’t that the opposite of what you expect from others for yourself and families? Just asking. I could careless if Bowles is black, he’s probably a good guy and family man, I just think he’s a bad coach

  47. SPARKY Says:

    Seems to be a lot of drinking and texting going on now. Auto correct spelling is working it’s butt off. If you’re a real Bucs fan, I can’t see how anyone could be unhappy. Another week of football, and playoff football to boot. Lighten up guys.

  48. steele Says:

    It was still a struggle, and Bowles and Left are still bad coaches.

    As much as we want this team to win, anything that makes them cocky, that feeds their delusions that nothing is wrong and changes don’t need to be made, is not good for this organization long term.

  49. NEfan Says:

    C2@ my point is there is quite a bit of vented hate in some of these post, how about acting like a responsible adult!!! Keep your prejudices to yourself.

  50. Oneilbuc Says:

    That word hate has been throwing around to loosely . Just because you hold a player or coach accountable for their bad play or coaching is not hate . People have said I hated Brady and I don’t. I’m a football fan first than a bucs fan and I’m not a fan of no player more than I’m a fan of the bucs. Now it’s a lot of players I like in the league but I will never go on their team site and act like I hope they win because of one player. Jalen Hurts grew up about 10 minutes from where I grew up at and I remember him when he played in highschool. And I don’t care if the eagles win or lose I don’t follow the eagles at all. And their are other player I like. The point is I don’t believe no one hates Brady or any other player in the NFL . Just because you hold a player accountable dose not mean you hate them ain’t no player in exempt from criticism!!

  51. NEfan Says:

    Oneil, sorry bro but you have proven many times on this site you feel the same against the white man as that uneducated moron Deeez, you’re just more subtle about it.

  52. EEK Says:

    The team has the talent

    Those perfect Brady throws do instill some hope

    3rd down D was still too up and down

    Bucs love letting bad QBs get big numbers

  53. orlbucfan Says:

    Oneilbuc, I feel like you expressed. I’m a Bucs fan, first and foremost. If A player is good/great, I’m colorblind. I don’t care if a player is black, white, yellow, or brown. My beef over Brady is very simple: his age. It certainly affects his or anyone’s football skill set. I don’t begrudge his honors including being enshrined in Canton in the next few years. And those 3 rainbow TD passes to ME13 were one reason why I’m a lifelong football fan.

  54. Oneilbuc Says:

    NEfan . I believe Kyle Trask , Josh Allen, Rogers , Joe Burrow are all white quarterbacks that I like so what you saying ain’t true . Now I don’t know what Trask is but I hope if they give him a chance he becomes a great quarterback for the bucs long term . But if he sucks I will hold him accountable just like Brady. You are a Brady fan not a bucs fan or a Patriots fan . And Joe just let you post stupid trash like hating the white man just because some of us hold Brady accountable. Your obsession for Brady is almost sick are less he’s a family member of yours. But I do hate that Joe let’s you used things like hate the white man because I really believe you have a race problem.

  55. Oneilbuc Says:

    Orlbucfan. I feel the same way bro I don’t care if they black white or green if they can play I don’t mind giving them their props. Brady played good yesterday and I can admit that. And I still feel the same way about moving on from Brady because of his age and he is washed up to me . His time is over just like any other player that was great when they’re time is over it is over and I’m cool with that. And that doesn’t mean you hate them I remember watching Jerry Rice, Warren Moon, Dan Marino and others decline and that don’t take away from what they did in past . To me the bucs got get younger or get left behind all the other teams. And 2 good games that Brady had dose not make up for the other 14 games he sucked.

  56. NEfan Says:

    Oneil, Roger’s is 41, your rebuttal doesn’t hold water.