Bucs Have “The Blueprint And Recipe”

February 23rd, 2023

Roster love for Jason Licht.

Joe has a visual of Todd Bowles wearing an apron and a tall chef’s hat while talking to his coaching staff.

It seems a similar image is in the head of new Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dave Canales, who just arrived after a generation on the Seahawks sidelines.

Canales, 41, shared what attracted him to One Buc Palace during a visit yesterday with WDAE Radio.

“I really just, you know, coveted an opportunity to come into a place that had some real key pieces, from the offensive line to the receivers, to the running back and the tight end group being versatile. You talk about the ability to be balanced in what we do; that really excited me,” Canales said. “And then you pair that with just a fantastic defense and the guys that they have on that side. You put all that together and that’s just been the blueprint and recipe that I’ve seen work and take us to the playoffs most of the years [in Seattle].”

Joe believes Canales sees what a veteran quarterback looking to Tampa for a landing spot would see: three studs on the offensive line, top-shelf receivers, quality running backs with versatility, plus a good defense along with a high-energy new playcaller hungry to make life easy for his quarterback.

Unfortunately, what that quarterback won’t see is a lot of salary cap room, and he might find a front office eager to go young at the position.

Flash poll posted at 1:08 p.m.

29 Responses to “Bucs Have “The Blueprint And Recipe””

  1. Pryda sec 147 Says:

    We got a good team. just need the QB to play average and don’t kill us with turnovers

  2. #99 the Big fella Says:

    1,2,3, go – here comes all the negative comments

  3. Hodad Says:

    I’m excited to see what Canales does with his chance. If he’s a H.C. in two years we’ll have done good. Our offense looked weak, and stale last year. Let’s hope this guy fixes that. I don’t see why Trask couldn’t function in this offense since it doesn’t put the QB on the high dive. I’m sure Licht wants his second round pick to get his chance, and hopefully succeed. Wouldn’t it be something if Trask turns out to be a starting QB. Time to find out.

  4. Mike Johnson Says:

    Who’s on !st? (playin QB)

  5. Redeemer Says:

    Talk about blowing smoke up your skirt. My good friend Beavis once said, you can’t polish a turd.

  6. Smashsquatch Says:

    Was it a tell at 13:25 in Canales’ presser when he said “you’ll see Geno (pause), last year, running down the field…” as he described what to expect from his offense? If the price is right, I’m on board. Canales’ candor is quite the contrast from Leftwich. I like the hire, but will reserve judgement until I see him call games.

  7. SB~LV Says:

    What is that Mike Tyson quote?

  8. robert Says:

    um….the recipe is fine…..it’s the head chef thats the problem.

  9. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Are you sure he wasn’t confusing One Buc Place with the Ravens facility? LOL

  10. BucsfanFred Says:

    I am excited to see what Canales can do. That’s about it

  11. Alanbucsfan Says:

    I know what Geno Smith, Derek Carr, Drew Lock and Baker Mayfield can do.
    I don’t know what Trask and Canales can do.
    I’d rather go with the unknown.

  12. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    Exactly Alanbucsfan. None of those retreads are leading us to the promise land.
    Go with the unknown. The know it alls will blah blah blah.

  13. @Hands2theFace Says:

    Baker Mayfield, come on down.

  14. Upstate NY BUC Says:

    Canales is just what we needed!! I couldn’t stop listening to his presser. Very intelligent and sounds pretty innovative. Some nice young blood, was a little worried before the listen, Go Bucs…

  15. Allbuccedup Says:

    Whats for dinner Todd crow casserole.

  16. Stebobucsfan Says:

    I am starting to become impressed with the new hirers. Unless I misread an article on pewter report, the tight ends coach has some experience as a OC. I am well aware of the new RB and LB coaches and their track record. So to me Thad who played QB @ both level, the TE coach who has been a OC and Canales sounds like a good combo on offense

  17. Goatfarmer Says:

    The Titanic had wonderful blueprints, great recipes, and an all-star crew. We know what happened next.

    Your 2023 Bucs are similar, although less talented by the time the season starts.

    But under the direction of Toad Blowzo the Clown, the Bucs ship will sink faster and deeper than the Titanic. Woohoo yippee, it will all happen in very non-negative fashion. Maybe the Bucs will even produce a 1000 rusher while losing all but 2 or 3 games.

    Very excited.

  18. Biff Barker Says:

    it’s gonna be at least 6-8 months before this team starts scoring against good teams. Reliably. That’s if we don’t Buc ourselves up as usual.

  19. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    We all are hopeful that Canales can blossom into a great OC. If Bowles matures into a good HC and continues to be a superior DC we will have several good years ahead of us.

    By doing their due diligence, Licht and Bowles came up with what looks like a find in Canales. They sifted through ten good candidates knowing full well the odds were that those who had already demonstrated their best at OC would probably not want to gamble with their careers, given our situation post Tom Brady. Right now things are trending in the right direction.

  20. Voice of Truth Says:

    Spend deans money on pass rushers and we can make it work with vets on minimum contracts in the back end

    A great pass rush makes a weak secondary look much better

  21. Usfbuc Says:

    That’s true a good d line fixes everything else

  22. Cobraboy Says:

    SB~LV Says:

    What is that Mike Tyson quote?

    ? “I like your ear, bro…” ?

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    Just for a reference, presented without comment, here’s a list of the top 5 teams that ran the ball the most in 2022…

    1. Chicago (3-14)
    2. Atlanta (7-10)
    3. Baltimore (10-7)
    4. Carolina (7-10)
    5. Tennessee (7-10)

  24. Goatfarmer Says:

    Rod Munch — nice stat pick up. And we have a head coich pining for the 2015 season. When Doug Martin ran for 1400 yards, and we lost double digit games and Lovie, mercifully, was canned.

    Blowes is so bad, he deserves the humiliation he gets, and is going to get more of.

  25. Stanglassman Says:

    This guy is going to be fun to root for. I think the players are going to put it all in the line for him. Make the Bucs exciting again.

  26. Who Says Says Can't Say Says:

    Wow I didn’t realize the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl this past year.

  27. destinjohnny Says:

    the plan is simple, get one draft pick that is good once every three years.

    then sign free agents

  28. Goatfarmer Says:

    In the Bowels of purgatory. I wonder if any NFL head coach has ever held the job while enduring six consecutive losing seasons. That’s what we’re looking at. Blowes will have the “but 2023 was really my first year and salary cap and waa waa waa”, so he’ll get to repeat in 2024. That will make six in a row.

    Imagine if a successful company changes CEOs after a couple record profit years, and the successor comes in and loses money multiple consecutive years.

    Toad the Blowzo is the luckiest clown in the NFL right now.

  29. BucU Says:

    I want Trask out there this year. Sink or swim. He was selected with a valuable 2nd rd pick so it’s time to see what Jason Licht saw in him. I loathe a baker Mayfield type of QB coming here.
    I’ll definitely give the new OC a chance. The big problem is you know who is still gonna be running the show.