“Somewhat Comical”

August 22nd, 2023

Todd Bowles

Hardcore Bucs fans will remember when former Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano told fans the Bucs were the “laughingstock” of the NFL before he arrived.

It was quite a statement considering his general manager, the guy in charge for the three previouis years, was sitting next to him in a panel discussion.

Joe got thinking of this because current Bucs head coach Todd Bowles is being laughed at around the NFL this week. Not everyone is laughing, but there are plenty out there. Joe shared how Bowles’ former player thinks Bowles is being “hilarious” by pretending he doesn’t know who the Bucs starting quarterback is.

Former NFL QB Brady Quinn piled on yesterday on FOX Sports Radio.

Quinn says Bowles is being a typical defensive-minded head coach by letting a quarterback compeititon drag on as a way to attempt to screw up his opening day opponent.

“I always finds this to be somewhat comical,” Quinn said.

An opening day opponent has more than enough time to scout Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask, so it’s not an effective strategy, Quinn said. “There’s no reason to let this thing drag on.”

It’s bad for the Bucs’ locker room and chemistry, Quinn added, and he wagged a finger at Bowles.

“No, dude, you know what you need?  You needed to get [your starting quarterback] reps with the unit he’s playing with,” Quinn said as if he were talking to Bowles. “Either [Trask or Mayfield] needs as many reps as possible because there’s a lot of other teams out there that have quarterbacks that have more experience in their system and their offense.”

21 Responses to ““Somewhat Comical””

  1. Voice of Truth Says:

    it’s not comical at all – it’s PAINFUL TO WATCH

    Todd coaches likes it’s still his playing days, not 2023

  2. ModHairKen Says:

    I find Brady Quinn’s career to be somewhat comical. And his ugly sister.

  3. Beej Says:

    I wonder what he’ll do if Baker stinks it up Saturday night

  4. Mark hardt Says:

    It would have been better if it came from a better QB such as Bernie Kosar but yes Quinn is correct. The reps are more important than playjng peekaboo with the Vikings defense. Just flip a coin if you have to.

  5. gotbbucs Says:

    This competition was F’d the moment they signed Mayfield. I said it before they ever signed him and before anyone knew they were thinking about signing him.
    I said then that if they brought in a former #1 overall pick and put him in a competition with Trask it would only lead to dysfunction.
    They needed to bring in a journeyman QB that would push Trask, but was no real threat to be in future plans. Then if Trask won out, they could sell it as giving the young guy a chance and seeing if he was the future, and if the journeyman won then they were bridging until they could draft “their” guy. Mayfield was the one guy on the market that could only bread confusion and they pulled that pointless trigger.
    Now here we sit. The organization trying to shove Doug Flutie 2.0 down our throat.

  6. Lord Cornelius Says:

    It is kind of funny that the Geno vs Lock contest went through the full preseason and I don’t recall everyone freaking out about it last year but maybe I’m wrong. Maybe because there was never a perceived obvious leader like Mayfield assumedly has been.

  7. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Ohhhh…and The Bucs had NO money to bring in a better QB that Mayfield. They forget to say that.

  8. BucU Says:

    They need to do nothing. This is a rebuild year to see what exactly we have to build on to be relevant again.
    I get what they’re doing. Start Baker and let’s see where it leads. If he fails to get it done then you bring Trask in right after the bye week. We will know exactly what Baker brings to the table by then. If we’re 2-3 or worse then by all means pull the trigger.
    I believe there would be more excitement by having Trask start with a Baker benching than vice versa.

  9. Drew Says:

    Coin toss. Heads I win, tails you lose.

  10. LOL Says:

    Bowles is inept.

    So many laughable moves.

    Did you see the Browns game last year LOL.

  11. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    Anger phase

  12. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    The longer this drags out the better it is for Trask

  13. JA Says:

    We currently live in a society where most believe any press is preferable to no press. Taken as truth, the Bucs perceived irrelevance of no press without Brady, Gronk and the psychotic ramblings of Antonio Brown, Bowles has at least kept the national media talking and writing about how “messed up things are down in Tampa.”
    By now, the Bucs players and local fans all know the Week 1 starter will be Mayfield. Although I’m no fan of Bowles’s unemotional, statuesque sideline demeanor, gotta give him credit for keeping the Bucs in the so-called minds of the national media.

  14. Toad Bowels Says:

    Is Antonio Brown coming back the Bucs to replace Russell Gage?

    That’s one way to drum up some fan interest in this team.

  15. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    I love Bowles as a DC but I hate the crap you get with a DC as the head coach. He will get fired at the end of the season Trask Mayfield, Mayfield Trask, come on man. We’ll be talking which QB we’re going to draft by October 1st.

  16. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    No one will remember this in 6 weeks

  17. HC Grover Says:

    Predict that under Bowles they will go from SB Champions to laughing stock. Hope they dump him before the season ends to get a jump on finding a coach.

  18. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    Everyone says this is comical but I think Bowles is shocked at how trask has been equal to mayfield. I think the longer it goes wo a decision, the more likely trask is to start.

  19. Dave Pear Says:

    Bowles, the laughingstock of the NFL.

  20. Infomeplease Says:

    Trask will not start week 1! Those who think otherwise are fooling themselves! Trask may start week 6 or 7 or perhaps next year. It all depends on the circumstances at the time. Week 1 will find BM starting!! What is, is what is!

  21. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Lord Cornelius

    Many quarterback battles have been determined right before the final preseason game. Must be a slow media cycle.