Todd Bowles Talks About His Connections And Disconnections With The Offense

January 17th, 2023

So how involved was Todd Bowles in the offense this season?

That’s a complex question and every nuance of the answer might not be extracted for months.

Joe asked the head coach about that aspect of his job this afternoon.

When Bowles was hired, he explained that defensive players each know him well and understand what he expects. For offensive players, Bowles said it would take time. So Joe asked Bowles if he reached that goal of getting to know his offensive players and connecting with them at the level he seeks.

“Most of them, yeah. You know, most of them, yeah. You still gotta connect with a few more,” Bowles said. “But you try to take time out and talk to a lot of the guys and get to know them and have them get to know you. I don’t think it’s a forced thing, but I thought we got along but we had some chemistry and I think we have a good understanding of each other.”

Bowles sounded like he thinks that bonding with the offense is a work in progress.

Joe also asked Bowles whether he had the influence on the offense that he desired. He replied by implying he stayed rather hands off because it was an offense set in its ways entering its fourth season with coordinator Byron Leftwich.

Joe found Bowles’ choice of words interesting.

“I don’t think you can have as much influence as you want on an offense that’s been together for four years and that’s what they do,” Bowles replied. “You make your talks and you have your meetings and your conversations, and you try to help wherever you can from a defensive side of the ball. I’ve tried to help them make sure they’re seeing what they see and go on from there. But, you know, you can’t chime in every play when the offense is on the field because that doesn’t allow them to try and do their job.”

Joe gets what Bowles is saying about the offense doing “what they do” after many successful seasons together, but that’s also where Joe disagrees.

When it became clear the offense was struggling consistently (November?) and repeating the same problems, Joe thinks Bowles should have been more hands-on trying to fix it.

The Bucs finished 3-5 after the bye week (including playoffs) and the offense sputtered through December.

Joe is confident the Bowles influence will be a lot greater next season with a new offensive coordinator.

100 Responses to “Todd Bowles Talks About His Connections And Disconnections With The Offense”

  1. HC Grover Says:

    Yougottabekiddingme

  2. BrianBucs Says:

    So for 3 years Leftwich was a very good OC with his offense running up and down the field, winning a Superbowl, leading the league in points scored and even being considered for HC positions because of his success here.
    So what changed? The Head Coach maybe?

  3. #99 the Big fella Says:

    Brian , I will tell you what changed,Bruce Arians and his Red pen 🖊️ are gone.

  4. LoveMeSomeBucs Says:

    Well Coach if you have bonded so well with the defense why did they play like a bunch of convicts running from bloodhounds ??

  5. Davenport Says:

    Arians was the OC – Leftwich was his Eric Bienemy
    Reading the nonsense coming out of Bowles’ mouth makes me puke.

  6. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Just look at the clown show we have become. Embarassing. Sad. Irrelevance/purgatory here we come.

  7. Tyler904 Says:

    I just don’t understand why he’s going to get second chance

  8. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    What HC Grover said. FFS. 🫣

  9. Nicholas Carlson Says:

    34-51

  10. McBucky Says:

    The owners need to hire Sean Payton and keep Brady here next year.

  11. Waterboy Says:

    Million dollar question is still why did they change the offense then? Was it the departure of Arians, Brady pushing the change or Leftwich deciding on his own to implement a new system? My bet is on Brady trying to do things similar to what they did in NE.

  12. Dlavid Says:

    This team is in trouble … Bowles is not up to the job he accepted ! He knew the conditions . He should not have accepted if not having his guys is justification for the spit show we all endured this season . Why accept the position if you know you don’t have your preferred personal to execute your skills ? He sabotaged this team for his personal gain ! Disgusting ! He put himself before the organization . And I don’t believe Arians cock and bull story about wanting to hand off the team in good fashion . This was Arians team that functioned under his hand on the wheel ! Bowles took hold and drove it into the ditch !

  13. Waterboy Says:

    Sean Payton is under contract in NO.

  14. Cobraboy Says:

    He is the frickin’ HEAD COACH!

    The offense is 100% his responsibility.

    What a weak, scared, man…

  15. ClwJB Says:

    His influence is going to lead us to a top 5 draft pick in ‘24

    Todd Bowles is a bum as a head coach

    When you look in the dictionary for the term “over-promoted” his picture appears

    So far over his skis – completely outclassed week after week

  16. Pruritus Ani Says:

    Yeah….keep Lefty under that bus..it’s his! I’m staying as far away from it as possible…

  17. HC Grover Says:

    I do not want Payton. No way no how…Ugggh. Bowlzo is not worthy and did not earn another chance. He is throwing his krewe under the bus to try and save his own butt. That is a bad captain. Nobody will have his back.

  18. NEfan Says:

    Here comes the bus. Waterboy that in no way shape or form looks like the Patriot offense

  19. Cobraboy Says:

    I hope the Glazers are paying attention to Bowles feckless excuse-making.

    And I hope the Glazers have held secret HC interviews.

    I want these current losers GONE!!!!!

  20. DBS Says:

    Bowles already said when he got the job what he was going to do. How stupid people are. He changed what BA was doing. It was Bowles and and Leftnut.

  21. sasquatch Says:

    Dlavid Says:
    January 17th, 2023 at 5:58 pm

    He sabotaged this team for his personal gain ! Disgusting !

    ??? 🤣🤣🤣 ???

    Sabotaged for his own personal gain?

    That’s insane. He didn’t do a great job, but “sabotage” is lunacy.

  22. mark2001 Says:

    Coach…why the hell was there so much disconnection with the Defense?

  23. mark2001 Says:

    Liiverwurst and Bologna Bowles both need to find new jobs.

  24. TB2020 Says:

    The man has been in Tampa for 4 years….how much longer does it take to “connect with a few more”? Nice guy, good DC, wholly unqualified to be a HC.

    The decision to punt on 4th and 3 last night was a surrender. The decision to not let Brady try to win in Cleveland was a surrender. And his defense collapsed right after those decisions.

  25. mark2001 Says:

    So Coach…what do you do when they don’t do what they have been doing for the last four years, and they flop? Oh yeah. Nothing…you are disconnected. Maybe if you were the HC, you could do something. But as the D coordinator you can do nothing. SMH.

  26. Darin Says:

    Keep him talking Joe! The more he says the more likely he is to get his black Monday

  27. D-Rok Says:

    Keep the stories coming, Joes. Keep peeling back the layers so us fans can better understand The Trainwreck otherwise known as the 2022 Bucs season.

  28. Lakeland Says:

    We can talk about Bowles all day long. But the fact is, the Bucs has trash players defensively. Anytime your 330 lbs, 3-4 NT lead the team in sacks. Your outside linebackers are worthless garbage.

  29. Bucsfan13 Says:

    I’m waiting for the full length article from Jeff Darlington about this disastrous season. You know it’s coming.

  30. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Rumors are that Brady and Gisele are back together. He’ll have to get permission again if he wants to play again. His divorce lasted longer than his retirement. I knew they wouldn’t stay divorced for long

  31. Lamarcus Says:

    How you criticize Bowles for “being involved” in the offense but now Bowles is clearly not involved but you still criticizing him for not “being involved”? Man. What is it??

  32. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Enough time. Fire them all.

  33. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Bowles clearly directed the team to run the ball more. The problem is Leftwich took that to mean run on every first down. Bowles said he wanted more screens and runs

  34. NYbucsfan Says:

    What kind of coach would want to join Bowles staff? If he could not win with this team, what makes anyone think it will get better? Who in their right mind wants to join a proven loser?

  35. Infomeplease Says:

    Waterboy, I read that NO would take a middle to upper 1st round pick for his contract. For Sean Payton’s contract.

  36. Infomeplease Says:

    To me that would be worth it!

  37. TexasBucsFan Says:

    Fans, get used to it, Bowles will be the head coach for 2023. He was a poor coach in N Y and the saga continues..

  38. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Too many areas that were just piss poor. BL is only a piece of the problem. Special teams blow. The D sucked against good teams. Few turnovers created by D. WR drops were way too high. Run game non existent. O line piss poor. Penalties penalties penalties. Injuries . This year was an organizational failure. A lot of these issues were already here but the offensive scoring and big plays and turnovers on defense covered a lot of it up. The lipstick got wiped off the pig without Gronk Suh AB JPP Marpet and others .

  39. Jay Says:

    The offense certainly struggled throughout the season and could never find an identity. I found it odd that for the down the stretch, Leftwich employed an approach where Fournette and White seemed to alternate drives on offense. Is that a commonly used approach? We didn’t seem to ride the hot hand or allow either back to really find a rhythm. This was further exacerbated by the inability to sustain drives. Not trying to nitpick here as there were lots of issues. Just seemed odd. My son’s flag football team uses this approach so that everybody gets a turn.

  40. Bucsfan75 Says:

    Random question, does anyone know who sang the national anthem last night?

  41. K_bassuka Says:

    Why he acting like the game was 18-0 and the defense shined?

  42. AB Says:

    Exhibit A of why this guy is a ‘head’ coach in name only

  43. Redeemer Says:

    The difference between last year’s offense and this one is specific to two areas. The line and the inability to stretch the middle of the field. Brady had an embarrassment of riches last year and time to throw. It’s easy to call plays when someone is always open. Everything was sped up this season. Even when Brady had time, he wasn’t trusting his pass catchers. How many times did we see him exacerbated with Evans. The only thing this offense excelled at was running two minute. Other than that, they couldn’t do much else with an degree of consistency. The offense they run is predicated on winning individual matchups. It’s not a scheme offense. I got sick all year when watching good OCs have great players wide open. It’s a systemic problem, not necessarily any one persons fault.

  44. Jack Clark Says:

    “But, you know, you can’t chime in every play when the offense is on the field because that doesn’t allow them to try and do their job”

    Scaredy cat bowels sure did chime in and tell our offense NOT to risk it by telling them to punt on 4th down instead of going for it which effectively killed our no risk it no biscuit strategy

  45. Robert Says:

    F TB. He lost us two SB shots. F him

    Fire him or lose fans.

  46. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Redeemer. AB was the best receiver on the team

  47. BucsFan81 Says:

    Can’t wait to have Bowles back next year so we can punt from the opponents 40 yard line to net 20 yards.

  48. NCBucfan Says:

    Oh well. Nothing can be worse than the lost decade, so bring it on!

  49. Redeemer Says:

    Bucsfan13, I can’t disagree. Remember how during parts of last year, the offense was centered around both Gronk and AB. Godwin and Evans are both great in their own right, but they benefitted immensely from those two.

  50. Iamabuc Says:

    Is it me or did anyone notice that most of the 2nd half, Brady was calling all plays not Leftwich. Food for thought.

  51. orlbucfan Says:

    The sooner the Brady BS soap opera is gone, the better. We fans will finally get a fix on how good Bowles is as a HC. Plus, Licht is slowly building a young nucleus of good young players. Fans like me still don’t know if Bowles is a legit HC. And Trask? Spare me. Glazer Boyz better let bozo fossil Brady go. This loss
    Proves it. 49ers will eat Cowpukes alive next week. Count on it.

  52. Since76 Says:

    It sounds like he is saying he let Leftwich run the the show on offense. He did not correct the dysfunction. And the result is with a loaded offense full of talent, we were a predictable underachieving mess.

  53. NCBucfan Says:

    I’d almost rather have Koetter over Bowles. His biggest problem was having Jameis, and being loyal to a fault towards Mike Smith. With that being said, BA needs to unretire!

  54. Robert S. Says:

    I view Bowles as a disconnected man. He seems to be a part of nothing; he is just “there”. I wonder if he has ever had a moment of heart-pounding excitement in his entire life. What moves this man? What might cause him to get really wound up? Anything?

  55. SB~LV Says:

    It was painful to read ….

  56. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Reedemer. AB is a savvy route runner who can create separation quickly. He also can run the entire route tree and effectively. Brady had instant chemistry with him in one game. He had better chemistry with AB than Evans in a shorter amount of time. Evans is lazy on his routes and his football IQ is lacking

  57. mg Says:

    Bowles has to be a drinker because he coaches like a drunkard.

  58. Redeemer Says:

    Orl, why not give back the Lombardi while you’re at it. I’m sure you believe any middling QB would’ve delivered it. They wouldn’t have won squat without Brady. Your Bowles killed any chance of a repeat with his stupid, moronic blitz against an on the ropes Rams team. He sucks as a head coach in NY and is a vastly overrated coordinator. Thank your buddy BA for the fact he lead us into oblivion. Do you really want to be the 1908-2004 Red Sox? You “true” bucs fans never cease to amaze me.

  59. Goatfarmer Says:

    He’s scared to be a head coach. Is afraid of winning. Except when he loses his mind and calls a defense that none of his players know their assignments on and leaves Cooper Kupp or Cee Dee Lamb uncovered.

    Fire. Him. NOW.

  60. Goatfarmer Says:

    Redeemer, preach it brother.

  61. D-Rok Says:

    oral,

    Tsk, tsk. Your feilty is questionable. Are you a Bucs fan or just a Brady hater? Begone, little worm – your feeble attempts at the English language leave MUCH to be desired. Treasonous trivial troll.

  62. ChrisBuc23 Says:

    This is further proof he doesn’t deserve to be a head coach. Heads coaches should still be more involved in all aspects and not look clues on the sidelines for 60 ministers with his arms folded the whole. We need a fiery guy here that will hold everyone accountable and lead the team and make adjustments when necessary . look at the coach on the Giants as an example man that guy did a heck of a job his first year why can’t we get someone like thator similar? common Glazers wake it up smh

  63. ChrisBuc23 Says:

    **Clueless

  64. ChrisBuc23 Says:

    **minutes

  65. Cobraboy Says:

    I keep clicking on JBF, hoping I see an “Entire Staff Fired” headline.

  66. Redeemer Says:

    I’m drunk and mad brothers GF and D-Rok. Going to bed.

  67. steele Says:

    Todd Bowles has no inkling how to be the head coach of a football team. He is deluded, and so are his supporters.

    Right here he essentially admits it. No personal connection with his players, no feeling or grasp of what makes each and every one of them tick. Maintains a distance from the guys, leaves them alone, as if that’s a good thing. The players need leadership, direction, guidance, discipline, accountability and above all, inspiration. Specific programs tailored to each player’s needs, so that they know exactly what they are supposed to be doing and why. His excuse certainly is that he delegates, and so it’s not his job.

    Sure you can delegate,sure there are many ways to get it done, but YOU are the freaking HEAD COACH.

    The team this season was poorly led from the get go, and this guy DID NOT IMMEDIATELY STOP THE PROBLEMS FROM SPIRALING. Even as guys lost their bearings, mentally checked out, didn’t execute, week after week.

  68. Ok Says:

    Orl-u do no nothings going to take away that Brady came to Tampa in three years won 5 playoff games and the Super Bowl. You know that right bud.and wen the Bucs win 3 games a year for the next decade, Brady look even better. You sound completely like a tool. Keep trolling brother.

  69. mark2001 Says:

    Lakeland. If the D players are bad, who do you think had a big say so and signed off on bringing them in and drafting them? The defensive coordinator of course. And who was that? The same guy that was the DC/HC this year. No excuses. This defense has his fingerprints all over it.

  70. mark2001 Says:

    All I can say and to Brady is “thank you”. He gave it his all here the last three years. Should have had two rings. But lousy coaching, especially when the HC is nauseatingly bad, is almost impossible to overcome.

  71. mark2001 Says:

    Guys, I don’t think Bowles is scared at all. You don’t get as far along in this game with fear permeating your soul. He has bad judgment. And really has little to no feel for the flow of the game, and when to take a chance and when not to. My biggest beef is that he never seems to take personal responsibility for what this team was last year, during or after the season. And that is a real flaw as well.

  72. Bosch Says:

    a lot of words yet nothing said. Look, Just keep the both, tank and fire them next year.

  73. mark2001 Says:

    BTW..and as far as Hooters goes. Man, I sure could use a nice draft served by a shapely waitress right now. But when you are out in the middle of the frozen tundra…. Oh well.

  74. mark2001 Says:

    When Cobra, GP, and I are in complete agreement that Bowles must go, you better believe it.. he must go.

  75. Bucsfan13 Says:

    I just listened to Brady’s podcast from Monday. He sounded so happy to be playing Monday night on National tv. He said he felt good about our chances. Im telling you this loss had to be one of his most embarrassing ones. He’s had worse games in career, but to have the entire world see you look like a shell of yourself has to be humiliating. Not to mention he had that dirty leg kick. That was so beneath and his peers didn’t like it. He’s not had one great game in prime time since he’s arrived in TB. It’s maddening because he was money in prime time in NE.

    I hope he does some serious soul searching. He was the laughing stock of the sports shows today. They called him washed and scared to get hit. That’s insulting when someone says you’re flinching in the pocket. He needs to disconnect from the world. Delete social media. Fly to Thailand with his good buddy Kliff Klingsbury. I doubt he’ll do this because he has a movie to promote that’s coming out next week.

    Does Brady have a business manager who can tell him about over saturation? He’s hawking his fashion line and now he has a movie coming out. Take a break from your business ventures. It’s getting tiring. I’m not hating. I’m a huge fan of Brady, but he’s going out sad like the great Dan Marino

  76. McBucky Says:

    Disconnections? That’s all he had.
    Bring in Payton, re-sign Brady. 2023 Super Bowl Champs!

  77. Jerry Says:

    Now Florio is floating Sean Payton and Brady both going to Carolina.

  78. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Carolina? LMAO

  79. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Has Leftwich been fired yet?

  80. adam from my Says:

    I wonder if things are all remaining in the balance if Brady doesn’t make quick decisions regarding his future…

    If he returns it drastically changes how the organization moves forward, instead of let’s say, “Trasking it”

    🤔😳🤔

  81. adam from ny Says:

    I wonder if things are all remaining in the balance if Brady doesn’t make quick decisions regarding his future…

    If he returns it drastically changes how the organization moves forward, instead of let’s say, “Trasking it”

    🤔😳🤔

  82. BUC IT Says:

    We aren’t giving a first round pick for Sean Payton. That’s what it would take to get him at a minimum. It probably would cost more since the saints are in the division. That ain’t happening…. So you might as well stop talking about it.

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  84. David Says:

    Two things
    1. Of course, he’s not going to take responsibility and distance himself from that atrocity. 😂
    2. At some point, about halfway through the season, he needed to get more involved.

  85. Buddha Says:

    Bruce Arians was 7-9 his first year here. Bowles was 8-10. Yes, Bowles had Brady, but how good was Brady this year? Open your eyes. Throughout much of the year Brady played as if his main objective was not to get hit. He led the league in balls intentionally thrown away and into the dirt. This was not the 2020 or 2021 Brady. I love Brady but time can’t be defeated. His skills are diminishing and the decline is likely to accelerate. It happens quickly to Brees and Montana. He should bow out gracefully before he tarnishes his reputation. Yes, the offensive coordinator sucks but he didn’t throw that awful pass in the red zone.

  86. Esteban85 Says:

    Fire Leftwich, hire Gruden as our new OC/assistant head coach

  87. Esteban85 Says:

    And put him back in the ring of honor for Christ’s sake

  88. Distressed fan Says:

    @Buddha. Cite your sources about balls in the dirt?

  89. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Great idea Este! Bring back Gru! Let his redemption tour begin in Tampa.

  90. Rod Munch Says:

    Here’s Leftwich’s scoring offenses, by year… see if you notice a pattern…

    2018 – 14.1 points per game, #32, w/o Arians
    2019 – 28.6 points per game, #4, with Arians
    2020 – 30.8 points per game, #3, with Arians
    2021 – 30.1 points per game, #2, with Arians
    2022 – 18.4 points per game, #25, with Arians

    HINT: Bowles was not his head coach in 2018…

  91. Rod Munch Says:

    For those of you, again, saying Leftwich should be fired.

    Why?

    Brady isn’t coming back. Next year it’s Tanking with Trask ™ – and it only benefits the Bucs to keep Leftwich around since we know he’s terrible at his job and is going to do his best to get the Bucs the #1 pick in 2024. After we secure that top pick, THEN clean house.

    Also, the Glazers should sign Licht to a long term extension. He’s mostly done a very good job, and the team is going to be losing for a while as they have to rebuild. There’s no reason to run Licht out of town next season when they go 3-14, we all know it’s coming.

  92. Saul Says:

    When have the BUCS ever had a running game?? Let me answer that , NEVER!! We won the super bowl by great defense and letting Brady throw the ball. Neither showed up for the playoffs. You have the worst running game in the league and your going to try to run the ball in the playoffs??? This is a new league. Ever heard that the passing game opens the running game!! How can you run the ball if the defense knows when and where you run the ball straight up the middle. BUCS didn’t throw a deep pass until the end of the third quarter and it went for a touchdown even though cowboys were lighting it up. We were losing 25-0 and we were still running the ball for a one yard game up the middle. No effort to try to win the game. You got the best quarterback in the history of the league and you trying to run the ball even though your last and running the ball

  93. Neutral Observer Says:

    I’ve watched this board from afar as a neutral observer. I’m a lifelong 49ers fan. Montana is my GOAT for life, but I’ve always been a fan of Brady. It’s why I started watching Bucs games. I’ll follow individual players that I like. A friend of mine linked a good article two years from this site, and I’ve followed this site since then. Here are my final thoughts after the season, and Bucs fans please don’t take this personal.

    Thank This fan base has turned into a of bunch of entitled and whiny bunch. Never forget your roots because I haven’t. I watched for years as my 49ers clobbered you guys. I watched while you trotted out the likes of Vinny Testaverde and Craig Erickson. And you want to complain about Brady and throw him out like trash? Your franchise has the worse winning percentage in the history of the NFL!! And you want to throw away Tom and act like this guy didn’t bring you a SB and add relevance to your franchise.

    Your team was relegated to early games in unbearably humid weather before Tom arrived, and now you’re breaking viewership records. I remember hearing the insufferable Boston media mock Tom for choosing Tampa. They thought this franchise with it’s losing ways was beneath him. The way that you guys are talking about Tom is absolutely disgraceful. I watched my beloved Montana regress slowly and then finally called it quits in KC. I once never spoke ill of him as you are of Brady. Montana never had the longevity of Tom, and that’s been the impressive thing of Tom’s career. He’s had 3 separate HOF careers.

    Finally, Tom made this franchise relevant. You had a whole decade of irrelevancy. It’s why you can boast about free agents wanting to play here. Before Tom, no player would touch this organization. And now fans are talking about the likes of Lamar Jackson and Aaron Rodgers joining the team. I’ll have a separate post breaking down specific issues that led to to your embarrassing year.

  94. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Yeah. I don’t ever see the Bucs winning with this guy as a HC. He’s clueless. Strangles his own offense. Will take a stupid risk on D (looking at you, zero cover blitz against the Rams) but is terrified to go for it on 4th and 3. He sucks. I don’t know if I can watch him ruin another year of Brady.

  95. Rod Munch Says:

    BTW, this story confirms everything I said all year. The offense is 100% on Leftwich, Bowles was hired on March 30th, had no say in staffing, was told to let the offense stay on autopilot. Only the people saying that (Arians) didn’t realize how truly stupid and clueless Leftwich is.

    So anywho, to all those that said I was wrong, or didn’t know what I was talking about, eat a big one.

    God bless.

  96. Rod Munch Says:

    Neutral Observer – why you posting that here? Everyone is complaining about Leftwich that I see. While there are some truly retarded people out there that think Brady is the issue, they’re really a small minority of idiots, mainly Florida fanbois who think Trask is a 1st ballot HOFer and will break all of Brady’s records, if only he could first win the backup job over Gabbert, then win the starting job. But those people are just idiots, the same idiots that defend Leftwich and say he’s doing a great job.

  97. adam from ny Says:

    i’m not so sure you tank for another number one pic and get a qb…

    we wasted a 5-6 year period if you think about it…

    and the great debate was jameis or mariotta…

    neither seem to have panned out…and both franchises wasted a lot of time…

    i’m thinking the glazers might realize to just get a proven qb in here, and build around them quickly in a “not for long” league…

    it will be interesting to see if the glazers decide to collapse things out to leaner years again, or catapult themselves to the top with a few key acquisitions…

    because if they do bounce back post brady with big success, they are saying we are a top flight organization in the league now…and that doesn’t come easy – it must be sustained…

    there are some teams that are always good..and at worst, decent…

    hopefully the glazers want to keep the bar high, as opposed to older leaner times

  98. Rod Munch Says:

    adam – you have to rebuild the team in any case. The team has gotten old and slow there needs to be a purge to get the cap back under control. But I’m fine with building a team again then just dropping the best QB of all time. Sure.

  99. Brandon Says:

    Neutral Observer,

    Please go back to being silent. We are not waiting for your analysis with baited breath. Irrelevant… blah blah. We are a talented team and it has little to do with free agents. Brady CAME here becau, se of the homegrown talent. Mike Evans, Godwin, Marpet, David, Ronald Jones, Vea were already here and excellent players. Our homegrown talent is amazing…Licht has been perhaps the best in the draft for years. Wirfs, D White, Davis, Dean, Winfield, you recognize any of those names. Keep your analysis to yourself. This has nothing to do with ENTITLEMENT This has everything to do with the fact that we have a talented roster and seriously underachieved this season… and a large part of the underachievement was Brady, who never passed on an opportunity to throw a check down this season or a smoke screen off a one step drop… Leftwich is awful but whatever happened to the fanboys that credited Brady for running his offense the previous two seasons? You’d think he’d wield more power without Arians and his red pen being in charge… but no, he ran the plays that were called… or even worse, checked into worse plays. The blame doesn’t fall squarely on Leftwich. The offense was awful and #12’s execution wasn’t up to par.

  100. Brandon Says:

    I keep seeing people using the blanket statement… we’ve only gotten old and slow… okay, care to name some names? We’re actually far younger this year than last with no starters under contract for next year on D that are over 30… or even close. On Offense, I think Shaq Mason is the only starter under contract for offense. Please show me where we are slow. Evans and Godwin are no burners but they are the same as they were two years ago. Fournette is awful but just as awful as he was when he arrived in 2020. Cade Otton is several steps up in speed over Brate and is an athletic TE. Old and Slow… great cliche, doesn’t describe this team unless you are counting Brady. This is still a fast team at every position other than RB when Fournette is in there.