Kelce Brothers Laud Todd Bowles Defenses

September 22nd, 2023

The Bucs have a huge chore on their hands Monday in the form of the Eagles’ offensive line.

At the center of that is Jason Kelce, brother of Travis Kelce and member of the annoying Kelce family.

In the glorious 2021 Super Bowl, Lavonte David locked down Travis Kelce en route to a Bucs victory. And 11 months later, Jason Kelce’s Eagles were beaten rather easily by the Bucs in the playoffs.

The Kelce brothers were together on their New Heights podcast this week and talked about the defenses of Bucs head coach Todd Bowles. They’re both huge admirers.

“You see so many [defensive] coordinators stealing things that they’ve been doing since his time in Tampa Bay in particular,” Jason Kelce said. “And that’s the mark when you’re that well respected — when other teams are replicating and taking what you’re doing and having success with it and implementing within their systems. ..Biggest compliment you can get.”

Bowles is a defensive mastermind without question. Of course, there is more in his current job description.

Joe can’t wait to see what Bowles has in store for the Eagles on Monday. But games still often come down to blocking and tackling no matter how good a coach may be.

Perhaps that’s why the only Buccaneer that Jason Kelce mentioned was Vita Vea?

12 Responses to “Kelce Brothers Laud Todd Bowles Defenses”

  1. Dave Pear Says:

    The Kelce brothers are great entertainers who know their stuff, obviously. Check out the interview they do with Gronk. Pure gold.

    Man I’d love to find Gronk for a few pints some place.

  2. Rod Munch Says:

    It’s such a shame he had to become head coach because I really do like him as DC, and I’d love to have him around for a long time as the DC, who knows, maybe he could have had a Monte Kiffin type of run.

    But as HC, there’s only one thing that happens, sooner or later you get fired. Hopefully he can keep it up this year and change the entire narrative about his coaching past. If he wins, that will do it. If not, he’ll be fired – and unlike Leftwich, he’ll have no issues finding a new coordinator job.

  3. Crickett Baker Says:

    I doubt he’ll be fired at the end of his first full year no matter what. He also has a 5 year contract.
    PS I sure hope we don’t lose Devon for the Eagles game. Suck it up and continue to ball out, DW! Go Bucs!

  4. BillyBucco Says:

    Devin White will be fine.
    I think Bowles looked at the Eagles injury report and said I guess we need to add a guy if he stubs his toe.
    Probably hoping they come out and try to run by adding both our run stuffers.
    Either team that comes out trying to ESTABLISH the run is idiotic.
    Maybe if either team looks wore down you can catch a few runs on hurry up, but neither team is going to own the middle on offense, no way.
    This game will come down to who can win the turnover battle and who can convert on 3rd down. I like the Bucs chances because they have been better on 3rd down.
    Plus ME13 has owned Darius Slay in the past.

  5. aleyz2020 Says:

    I still think they should reinstate Ronde’ for the game! We could probably use some help from Monte as well. Like Chucky used to say, they keep talking about how good they are but not many are saying anything about how how good we are? I guess we’ll find out!

  6. Rod Munch Says:

    aleyz2020 Says:
    September 22nd, 2023 at 11:24 pm
    I still think they should reinstate Ronde’ for the game!


    At the very least have him come out in full uniform. He still looks the part, and can probably outplay most DBs in the league still.

  7. SOEbuc Says:

    Gonna be rockin my white 54 Monday🏴‍☠️

  8. Tony Says:

    I think it’ll depend on how the OL plays against their D. Hopefully GODONKEY doesn’t stink. Wouldn’t of been any better if they still had Donovan Smith because he doesn’t seem to be doing any better in KC either. Gonna have to draft at least one maybe two OL next year.

  9. TampabayDJ Says:

    Tony – Our Bucs Oline has only given up 1 , one , uno sack so far this year. That’s tops in the NFL. Yes , Baker has broken some tackles , but the line has been A LOT better than everyone thought. Go Bucs

  10. Tony Says:


    Yeah & I think that’s one of the big reasons they’ve given up only one so far is because Baker has been able to break tackles & scramble & stuff. That’s the one positive about him back there over Brady is that he can move around & scramble whereas Brady didn’t run the ball that much. Unless maybe that’s why he hasn’t come back yet. Maybe he’s training with Michael Vick & learning how to run the ball?😀

  11. garro Says:

    Picturing Bowles in his lab coat and White board scheming away. single spy double spy Blitz repeat.

    Go Bucs!

  12. Shane Callahan Says:

    It’s a long season. Don’t freak out if we win or we lose… Go Bucs!