Baker Mayfield Sees A “No-BS” Bucs Team

May 23rd, 2023

Baker Mayfield isn’t sniffing the stench of the Browns organization before it hired sleazy Deshaun Watson to replace him.

And Mayfield isn’t detecting his 2022 Carolina team that actively tried to tank it season.

In Tampa, Mayfield likes the aroma coming off his teammates, coaches and general manager Jason Licht.

Speaking after spring practice today at One Buc Palace, the Bucs’ likely starting quarterback reflected on his past and shared how pleased he is about what he sees at his new home.

“I’ve always been pretty highly competitive,” Mayfield said. “It’s just, if I was to tell you when I first got drafted that I was going to draw up my career and I was going to end up in Cleveland, I probably would’ve told you how it was going to go. But that’s not how it shook out. That wasn’t God’s plan, so on to the next thing. And this is a place that has been very welcoming, and I am excited. Obviously, it’s a one-year deal and I am just trying to make the most out of it one day at a time. And this is a great group that seems like a no-BS squad that is all about winning.”

Joe will give Todd Bowles credit for being a no-BS head coach guiding a team with a strong mentality, not including Devin White. That’s why Joe was so flabbertasted when Bowles yanked the ball out of Tom Brady’s hands in the fourth quarter against a bad Cleveland team last season.

Rather than being “all about winning,” Bowles was all about not losing in that moment despite having a living legend at quarterback and A-list pass catchers.

Joe sure hopes everyone at One Buc Palace learned from that horror.

23 Responses to “Baker Mayfield Sees A “No-BS” Bucs Team”

  1. BBQBUC Says:

    JOE: “the Bucs’ likely starting quarterback”

    Why is Joe always puffing up Mini Mayfield? Is Joe afraid of Kyle Trask shining and making Joe look bad for the third time (after the Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston fiascos of quarterback prognostication)?

  2. Bojim Says:

    Man everyone’s on Mayfields or Trasks azz even before anything happens. Still reallyyyyy early kiddos.

  3. Crickett Baker Says:

    I hope Bowles spent some time learning to coach during the off-season, so far, instead of just getting his college degree so he can move to the private sector should he get fired. He needs to learn time management, play-calling, and evaluating players properly. I am sure there are books and people he could learn these things from.

  4. Austin Says:

    Everyone playing for pride and their futures this season, im sure we’ll do great. Lots fight and passion on this team

  5. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    I agree with @Bojim. Neither has played a down for the Bucs yet, but both are no good.

    I’m hoping (at least) one of them are good. Because, what are the other options?

    Is a young Joe Montana, waiting in the bullpen? lol

  6. HC Grover Says:


  7. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Myles Garrett ran around DSmith and sacked Brady on Bucs’ 10 yard line, then N Chubb ran through Bucs’D to send game into overtime.
    Narratives don’t change the facts.

  8. HC Grover Says:

    Our opponents will stuff the run.

  9. Defense Rules Says:

    HC Grover … ‘Our opponents will stuff the run.’

    Might be a somewhat early to make that prediction? Not even sure what the real starting OLine will look like at this point. Will we add another RB (hopefully)? Who’s our starting QB? Will we emphasize the run more than the pass? The pass more than the run? How effective will our new OC be in scheming guys open? So many questions HC; so few answers in May.

  10. HC Grover Says:

    Maytrask ain’t Tom Brady. 4th qtr fails upcoming. No Gronk to save us. Outlook not so good.

  11. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Joe’s! I’m stuck at home with a hernia, going crazy here! I NEED a podcast asap!

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We know the narrative……..Kyle Trask won’t start and Mayfield may or may not be good…….the defense will be too good to tank so we will not be sitting well to easily draft a QB.
    Let’s face it……Todd Bowles’ head coaching leaves a lot to be desired….

    We need to shed some cap this year no matter what…..

    We have gotten much younger and hopefully more athletic.

    Joe doesn’t like hope but that’s what we are left with.

  13. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Welp, I’m sticking to my normal ritual. Waiting till around week 4 to bring out my pitchfork, if things ain’t going well.

    That is (usually) enough time, to get a grasp of how things are going.

    I can’t complain too much, because I can’t do what they do.

  14. Puck Says:

    The Faker will break your heart in Tampa, he sucks always did always will

  15. Bobby M. Says:

    Bowles will lose games simply from poor/conservative game management. The league is built to reward risk takers, that’s completely counter to Bowles mentality. He couldn’t produce a winning season with Brady at QB, imagine how much more conservative he’ll be with Mayfield or Trask. We’ll be running even when the defense is stacked to stop the run.

  16. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    I watched Baker’s presser. I guess I missed Trask’s presser?

  17. FortMyersDave Says:

    That Cleveland game could/should have got Bowels launched. Have to like Mayfield’s attitude, he is saying the right things. Hopefully it results in a productive offense and puts the Bucs in situations to win if Bowels does not go turtle again ala Lovie.

  18. Stanglassman Says:

    Did anyone find out if Gage got injured last week as Baker suggested?

    Any clarifications?

  19. BBQBUC Says:

    Bowles has always coached not to lose.

  20. RustyRhinos Says:

    Hey Alanbucsfan -“Narratives don’t change the facts”.. well said.

  21. RustyRhinos Says:

    Do we all only think our players are getting paid and trained to play NFL football? WE lost, not Coach Bowles, we all lost. It sux, it happens, move on. Maybe HC Bowles had a different view of what was going to be called from our former OC Up the Gut again Leftwich. This could be another reason he is no longer here in Tampa.
    I like the team we have post-Brady. He can never be replaced, too many games played. We have a few vet QBs and an OC who is bringing in a new offense. That is different than what we have been playing. We had a very good draft of players up and down the draft and UDFA that I want to cheer for and support and look longer term than the end of this season-quarters-half season-first five games to see their growth.


  22. Jeff Says:

    “God’s Plan” Oh come on! What are we all even doing here if everything is preordained? Be your own god, Baker! That’s what Brady did.

  23. BillyBucco Says:

    Now we are bringing the man’s religion into it.
    Go join a cult dude!!!!