The Key Is 20 Points

January 1st, 2023

Fireable performance.

In large part thanks to very likely the worst job an offensive coordinator has done in the Super Bowl era, the Stinking Panthers have a simple goal.

That would be 20 points.

Why is that? Well, since an offense that has Tom Brady, Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, Tristan Wirfs, Shaq Mason and Playoff Lenny cannot score points, all an opponent needs to do is score 20 points and it’s time to crack open the beers.

Thanks Leftwich!

In a notebook article previewing this game, someone at BSPN (everything else in this notebook is attributed but this) noted all it takes to beat the Bucs is to score 20.

When opponents put up 20, the Bucs are 0-7.

Think about how awful that is. An offense with the Bucs’ talent cannot overcome an opponent scoring 20 points.


35 Responses to “The Key Is 20 Points”

  1. BrianBucs Says:

    As I stated before, being a conservative defensive minded coach, Bowles has the Bucs playing Prevent Offense

  2. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    See, this is why I criticize the Glazers:
    Lazy, disconnected nonleadership.
    Next year we’ll have no Brady and we will still have Bowles,
    all because of the people at the top.

    Lefty is such a train wreck that even the Glazers may have
    to wake up briefly to fire him.
    I give Lefty a 50/50 chance of being here next year.

    Welp…the 2 great years w Brady were magical but now
    we’re headed for another lost decade of horrible coaches,
    scammers and criminals like Sweezey and K2 and entitled
    lazy players like GMC. So sad

  3. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Arians: Bowles and Leftwich will hake great HC and OC next year!
    Glazers: Yeah sure, whatever…we’re kind of busy right now just do what ever you want

  4. ElioT Says:

    This game is going to be more of the same.

    Brutal gut wrenching agony with a possible late comeback win.

    Can’t even say “they play down to the competition” anymore. – The Panthers are as good if not better than our Bucs.

    Merry New Year!

  5. tampabuscsbro Says:

    I mean to be fair vlad. It’s better then the contrast of having ownership too involved like with the colts/football team commanders/ new panthers owner/ raiders/browns.

    Where meddling and now knowing what they are doing tends to make teams infinitely worse then teams where the owners hire football people to run their football team.

    Glazers are average owners. We could get stuck with terrible owners if they sell.

  6. Buczilla Says:

    The key was at the very least firing Leftwich after the first carolina game. I’d have fired Bowles too, but I have no patience when it comes to folks who clearly are not good at their jobs. Bowles is a good/great defensive coordinator, but he has proven twice now that he is in way over his head as the boss.

  7. Goatfarmer Says:

    Pure sewage. And that’s being unfair to sewage.

  8. Delusional Intelligence Says:

    Easiest stat to tell you this offense is not even in the same ball park of its capability.

    Russell Gage leads the team with 4 receiving TDs.

  9. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    @ tampabucsbro

    Yes, I’d admit you’re pretty spot on. They have won 2 SB’s.
    One for Dad and one for the sons.
    What drives me nuts is that they HAVE the ability to field a truly superior team, but they only do it in brief spurts, when they damn well feel like it, and then they’ll go for a decade where it seems like they don’t care and don’t want to be bothered.

  10. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Peeeee Ewwwwww! The entire Bucs organization should be embarrassed.

  11. FortMyersDave Says:

    If the Bucs lose, I hope they win but as a realist I know what a losing team looks like as it was wis Sciano and Lovie; Bowels can not twin unless the other team gives it to him. On top of that you know Leftwich will probablaboly craft a first half where the Bucs could score 3 or 7 off of Brady’s scripted plays but then crap their pants. Hard to win when you are down 13-3 or 13-7 after the first half and the your or coaching staff muzzles both the Tampa D and O via nada adjestments. If lucky Brady geta miracle TD to win 20-19 if Carolina bends ver a few timew too. You have to remember that Carolina is not a good team either. The trollas act like they are the 72 Dolphins but they are a bad team too. I think the Bucs lose but, Vegas has Bucs -4 so the wise guys like Tampa slightly as this move was opposite of what was expected from the 3 point line to Panthers +2 or 2.5: the logical choice if Bowels and Leftwich take the fiels…

  12. bob in valrico Says:

    In last game, RB’s had had the ball in their hands 40 times for both runs and receptions. The top four WR’s only had 17 receptions. Our receivers are team players and contribute to the blocking scheme. This is no knock on the RB’s but they need to contribute to to the passing game by also protecting Brady to get WR’s more involved.

  13. Youngbucs Says:

    It’s a new year and the joes refuse to hold Brady accountable! All I know is Brady better hit these open receivers today!

  14. Bucs Go Bucs Says:

    Now relax, people.

    Now that MIchigan, a big time rush team (just like Panthers), lost to TCU who is an uptempo team, there is a high likelihood that Bucs will win today. You also know that Michigan is Brady’s school. There has been a strong correlation between how his alma mater does and how his current pro team performs. Brady’s emotion is affected by it, too.

    So, no matter how Bucs get it done today, they will win.

    Go Bucs.

  15. Murph1038 Says:

    So is this coaching misstep all because Brady wouldn’t play for BA?

  16. 500Cells Says:

    The race to 20?!

    The Lost Decade part 2 is here!

  17. NEfan Says:

    Very rarely does the RB stay in and block, not sure why. Not buying Bowles in a GREAT DC, they’ve held lousy teams to few points but were exposed against the better teams. It maybe up to the D to keep Carolina from scoring 20 if the O comes out with the same old scheme. I see a 10-3 half Bucs lead, 3rd quarter 10-6 Bucs, Bowles goes into prevent D and Panthers win 16-13.

  18. Hodad Says:

    This is a poorly coached team no doubt, but I’m not sure I’d call it talented. The O line is a mess. The receivers are plodders. Evans has played a lot of football, he ain’t the same. Godwin is just getting into form, but he’s not a fast guy. Neither is Lenny, and don’t forget our QB looks every bit of 45. On D David has had it, White is a numbskull, over rated. SMB, Winfield, name them, can never stay healthy. Bottom line, old over rated players across the board. Young players who can’t stay on the field.

  19. NEfan Says:

    Youngsucs and Hodad, Brady’s off throws are no different than any other QB in the league, they are exaggerated because of the lack of the running game. His completion % is as good as any, plus he has to throw more, so balming Brady is showing ignorance of the sport.

  20. Cobraboy Says:

    Two turnovers and the Bucs crater.

  21. Jack Clark Says:

    If Tom Brady wanted to score less than 20 points a game he would have stayed in New England

  22. Ben Harvey Says:

    @NEfan I agree, but I also think Brady is not allowed to get through his reads with this o line. He is trying to get it out very quick. He has probably set a clock in his mind that if I dont get it out in 2 seconds its a sack based on the play of the o line. I think this is why he is missing open receivers and going more checkdown. No time to let play develop or go through reads.

  23. alton d green Says:

    The Bucs CLEARLY CLEARLY play “to not lose” under the leadership of Biden. woops i meant Bowles. what the hell, same thing. Now you don’t need a calculator for this; Out of 10 plays the Bucs run, (usually up the gut), 9 out of 10 plays. Now any defense in the league would love that. A really good DC would know when they are going to pass. After all, they know they’re not going to on 1st. down. I think I know why Todd wears those sunglasses. that’s so he can take a nap. He thinks nobody can see him

  24. Kentucky Buc Says:

    When offenses struggle it is rarely one thing. It’s usually a combination of things. Bucs have a variety of issues. O line struggles are at the top along with injuries. Dropped passes, missed throws, poor route running, running backs missing holes and penalties. When there are this many issues it comes back to Coaching with a capital C. Undisciplined.

  25. Infomeplease Says:

    It’s amazing in this Era of the NFL that Leftwich still has a job. And that goes for Bowles too!! If you’re the head coach and you keep this so called OC for more than 8 or 9 games, you should lose your job!!

  26. Mike Says:

    Bucs need to find a way to win. Please be less predictable. Please get Evans involved early. Please score touchdowns instead of field goals. Please do not have three and outs on most series. Please do not turn the ball over. Please do not commit offensive holding penalties or illegal formations or any other stupid penalties for that matter. Please come out and play like you are the better team and you belong in the playoffs.

  27. NEfan Says:

    Ben, that pretty accurate.

  28. Infomeplease Says:

    So I’ve crafted a play, which if properly executed, would guarantee a Bucs victory. It’s not very complicated, of course it’s a run!! This should be the first play of the first Bucs possession!
    Leverett and Smith pull to the right, Lenny gets the ball and follows, Mason and Wirfs join in to form a wedge and head right to where Leftwich is on the sideline trampling him completely. Leftwich is then carted off the sideline and taken for treatment at the hospital.

  29. HC Grover Says:

    A game of Blunder. Who will Blunder first?

  30. Marine Buc Says:

    I still believe Todd Bowles deserves his fair share of criticism for this lackluster offense.

    Just like Head Coach Tony Dungy did two decades ago…

    Yes – BL is responsible for calling the plays but the Head Coach has a say in the game plan and is ultimately responsible for the entire team.

  31. NEfan Says:

    Marine, who would you blame in the service, your sergeant or his superior?

    If the Bucs lose today, Bowles single handedly cost the Bucs a possible SB return 2021 and a division loss and return to the playoffs. Born LOSER!!!

  32. cmurda Says:

    Here’s the thing about the game. Win or lose Tom Brady goes home happy. His girlfriend, wow. Gisele has to be fuming.

  33. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    The Brady refused to play for Arians is a false narrative. Brady recently came right out and said so!
    It is not Brady’s fault that BA is gone.

  34. NEfan Says:

    If I were a season ticket holder or Bucs fan that lived through the last decade, I would be rip shat that BA.prevented any opportunity to interview Doug Peterson. Two reasons why, he would have loved to coach Brady and he would have been the best coach to develop Trask if he in fact was the next in line. The Bucs under Peterson would have sealed this division a month ago. BA killed this team, and that’s a FACT!!!

  35. cmurda Says:

    @NEfan. You were on a roll for a while saying some competent, sensible facts and then you dropped the Arians fake news turd. Arians is the best coach the Bucs organization has ever seen. He does not own the Buccaneers. The Glazers do. If the Glazers felt the same way the fans do which is Todd is a nice guy but a horrific Head Coach, they could have eaten the financial bite and saved the year. Arians didn’t set anybody back. He alley-ooped a Championship ready team to Bowles who promptly does what he does. Some NFL coaches are meant to be coordinators. Only a few like Monte Kiffin understand it and instead excel at what they are good at. The Glazers have always been known to not fire coaches midseason but this one is on them at this point. If the Bucs lose today, it absolutely has to cost Bowles his job. That would be the only silver lining in a year that has has little silver lining in TB.