Second-Hottest Seat

September 7th, 2023

This one is a little stunning because it comes from a young guy who says he loves and admires Todd Bowles, in part because his brother played for Bowles and adored him.

The FS1 panel of NFL experts includes former linebacker Emmanuel Acho, whose brother Sam played years for Todd Bowles in Arizona and in Tampa in 2019.

Emmanuel Acho is often quick to drop love on Bowles, his coaching methods and defensive acumen. But Acho also thinks Bowles is now an unsuccessful head coach on a hot seat. In fact, Acho named his hottest coaching seats entering Week 1 and Bowles ranked No. 2 behind Ron Rivera (Commandoes) and in front of slimy Saints head man Dennis Allen.

Interestingly, Acho had Bill Belicheat at No. 6, and many reports out of New England make the same implication.

Joe is rooting hard for Bowles and the Bucs. Winning is good for Joe’s blood pressure, wallet and overall mood. But Joe certainly could imagine Team Glazer pouncing all over signing an ousted Bill Belicheat to replace Bowles after this season.

For those who think 71-year-old Belicheat would retire if fired, he’s on a quest to pass Don Shula as the winningest coach in NFL history. Belicheat needs 18 wins to tie the record. He’s also 60 wins ahead of Andy Reid.

As for Acho, he sees Bowles as a guy who “got smacked around and blown out” of last season with Tom Brady at quarterback.

17 Responses to “Second-Hottest Seat”

  1. Cometowin2 Says:

    It should be hot! Win or go home. Wish we could keep as DC but he’s not a head coach IMO.

  2. Cleanhouse Says:

    If he ever really got fired, would He work as just a coach under Jason Licht? They do know each other supposedly.

    This would be amazing.

  3. kaimaru69 Says:

    If BB is fired, we can see if we can win one with Brady and one with Bellichick. Then we can really call ourselves Patriots South

  4. Erik The Viking Says:

    The Toilet Bowel needs to be flushed.

  5. Since76 Says:

    We will get our second season with bowled as head coach. 8-9 last season. With the goat at QB. I think it’s winning season or bust for him.

  6. Tye Says:

    It was a massive mistake to make him HC…
    Should have left Bowels as DC…
    As a HC, Bowels needs to GO!

    YES!… I’m hoping for a strong season BUT not expecting it…
    If the season is mediocre (less than 8 wins), He needs to GO!

  7. HC Grover Says:

    Bowles is a natural born loser. As HC/DC get ready for a possible perfect season…0-17

  8. Larrd Says:

    I feel bad Joe/s have to watch those clown shows on TV. Even if they split it up, it’s just too much.

  9. Lakeland Steve Says:

    Belicheat wouldn’t come here unless he could be G.M. too. So if Bowles got fired they would have to fire Licht too. Don’t think that is going to happen.

  10. Tim Says:

    If BB were to come to Tampa, it would have to be with the stipulation that Licht would be making the picks. Belichick sucks at drafting.

  11. D-dub bucs fan srq Says:

    Todd bowles needs to be on the hot seat
    5 seasons as a NFL head coach with a losing record not very many team owners would put up with that

  12. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Bowles teams adopt his personality, lifeless and boring. To go from scoring 31 pts per game under BA to last year’s debacle was hard to watch. The Browns game last year was unforgivable. Even his defense was mediocre at best.

  13. Since76 Says:

    Don’t want a coach with a losing record without Brady. Makes no sense to go there.

  14. Voice of Truth Says:

    His seat is smoking hot

    I hope we are all wrong and he suddenly becomes a much better game and player manager and it translates to victories

    If we have to come back in the 4th quarter or OT multiple times again this season there is no TB12 to work his miracles

    Without those comebacks last year we are 4-13…..we barely beat the Cards with a rookie qb on national TV….the Panthers was a one score game and we gave up 30+ to them – these were December games

    There is no earthly reason to have any confidence in one Todd Bowles

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    Todd Bowles has had a lot of chances, and he’s mostly been awful.

    But, again, as a DC, I really do like him – but he’s not HC material.

    He’s got this year to prove me, and everyone else, wrong.

  16. Hodad Says:

    Nonsense, unless there’s a complete collapse, Bowles will be back next year.

  17. It's Corn Says:

    it would be funny if Belichick came here and won a Super Bowl, to stir up the controversy again about was it Brady or Belichick… who could say!