Todd Bowles Says Players Adore Baker Mayfield: “They Love Him To Death”

September 11th, 2023

It sounded this evening like Baker Mayfield is more of a Todd Bowles kind of quarterback than 45-year-old Tom Brady was.

Hey, don’t shoot the messenger. That’s how Bowles sounded during a visit to SiriusXM NFL Radio.

“His mindset is unbelievable,” Bowles said of Mayfield on Movin’ The Chains. “You know he’s a player’s player. He’s a warrior. He is always encouraging the guys. He leads by not just voice but example, as well. He’s kind of a quarterback/offensive linemen mentality; he’ll stick his face in the fan. You know, you don’t like to see that as a coach all the time, but he will stick his face in the fan and get guys going — just to get guys going. These guys follow him and they love him to death, and he’s a great leader. And he really has done it his whole career.”

As Joe wrote yesterday after Baker Mayfield sacrificed his body for a key first down in the fourth quarter against the Vikings (following his beastly stiffarm) Mayfield won more than just the game. He won over every inch of the Bucs’ locker room.

For the legions of Kyle Trask fanatics out there, Joe is sure Bowles’ comments were painful. Barring injury, it sounds like there is no chance of seeing Trask unless the order comes from Team Glazer late in the season.

96 Responses to “Todd Bowles Says Players Adore Baker Mayfield: “They Love Him To Death””

  1. Mike S Says:

    The guy has 170 yards passing and you guys are all sold.

    Check back in a few weeks and see how much everyone loves him.

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I hope his accuracy improves. That was a Heroic catch from Godwin to seal the win, but it was way off the mark.
    I think Baker will get better, as the season progresses.
    He is a Gutsy guy, that is for sure!

  3. Jay Corr Says:

    Why are there so many haters in our fan base? It’s kinda disgusting how so many people want to see our team fail or Baker fail!! I’m good with whoever is our QB just win us some games. PERIOD!!

  4. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Let’s see…according to my watch, we have about 6 hours left of overreaction Monday. Let’s see how he and the team does against Chicago which SHOULD be a winnable game.

  5. EEK Says:

    He was awesome late and in the clutch

    He’s a high injury risk with his style of play but if he manages to stay healthy all season and play like he did yesterday, we’ll be much better than projected in a terrible division

    He was the best QB in division this week

    Good stuff

  6. ghost Says:

    ^ only stat that matters is wins, only losers care about individual statistics

  7. MadMax Says:

    F all you Baker haters! I pushed for us to sign him just like I pushed for Brady!!!! Dumb dummies always gonna be here wishing for him to fail and our downfall! FU! Get on board or find another team chitheads!

  8. Hehatesme1213 Says:

    Mike S I’m not 100% sure these days but the last time I remember you win football games based on the points on a score board,not by how many yards a
    Qb throws for.
    I could be wrong though maybe that matters.
    I’m also pretty sure 170 yards passing isn’t much less then Brad Johnson was throwing the year we won our first Super Bowl.
    I could be wrong though

  9. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    And he definitely came out slow. If they can figure out how to get him to start out more accurate he’ll be great. Not sure of the numbers but it seemed like he was a 70% completion ratio from the before the half drive through the rest of the game. If the offensive line gels (which I think it will), after the bye we might be a very tough team.

  10. Defense Rules Says:

    Mike S … Everybody always loves you when you win. Lose, and the knives start coming out. Nature of the beast.

    Joe … ‘For the legions of Kyle Trask fanatics out there, Joe is sure Bowles’ comments were painful.’

    There are many different types of leaders with many different leadership styles. Baker Mayfield & Kyle Trask are 2 very different QBs, with 2 very different leadership styles. And Tom Brady was very different from both of them. Each can be effective in the right environment. But you already know that (troll much?)

  11. Pewter Power Says:

    And there we go Trask fans. I still think there’sa possibility we see Trask this year when licht is ready to tank

  12. Hehatesme1213 Says:

    In todays flawed football viewers eyes there is no such thing as smash mouth football.
    If your qb doesn’t throw for 400 yards he sucks!
    I’m old school I enjoyed playing in ugly win games and I love watching them

  13. Brandon Says:

    He really reminds me of a sturdier, bigger armed, not quite as nimble Jeff Garcia. Tough, scrappy, and clutch.

  14. Kidfloflo Says:

    Wait so Baker came out slow as did the whole offense, working under live bullets for the first time with a new system and a first time O.C calling plays!? No way…u people are laughable. Look how Brady did his fist year early! It took awhile to gel and get in synch. If we can rack up some wins while figuring it out all the better! Least D who has been in the same Bowles system looked ready to go! Patience young grasshoppers, jeez

  15. George R Says:

    Not making any judgments yet. Winning makes everything better. If we lose the game how much blame is on Baker. He had a horrible first half. Second half was better. He was the first pick in the draft, there is talent there. I like his attitude. I hope he plays better in the next couple of weeks.

  16. Mike S Says:

    Jay Corr because the guy is a bridge at best. Every snap this guy takes on the field robs Trask – or anyone else they get from developing onto a QB that can make Tampa a playoff team capable of winning the super bowl.

    Baker ain’t the guy and God help us if they ever pay him like he is. He’s a symbol of mediocrity and fits the pattern this franchise has taken since forever – from Deberg to Erickson to Griese to Garcia to McCown to Leftwich to Fitzpatrick to now Mayfield – the list of guys they pull out of the refuse and try to sell off to the fanbase like a savior is long.

    He will never be anything more than a middling QB just good enough to get a coach fired – which will happen.

    Sometimes I shake my head at this fanbase. You polish up any t#rd they’ll come running like it was a dinner bell.

    I suspect they all know Baker ain’t the guy, too. But this is about winning just enough games to keep Bowles around – not about developing the future at QB. Get these players motivated and see they got any fire.

    Game one – so far so good. Mark my words, when the wheels come off – and they will – then we’ll see what fight this team has in it. There is simply no way this pop-gun offense will win a meaningful amount of games.

    Will the defense show up every week like its 1999? Cousins was 75% against them. Turnovers were huge. Without those TOs the Bucs get blown out. They have to prove its more than any given Sunday.

  17. Fansince76 Says:

    Lets all hope Baker has a second career resurgence like Drew Brees did with the Saints when i got there from the Chargers.

  18. realistic-optimistic Says:

    I adore any Bucs QB that can consistantly WIN. Rough start, but nice finish, Baker. Keep it going next week!

    ps. Canales looks great so far

  19. Hodad Says:

    It shouldn’t be painful watching Mayfield succeed if you’re a Buc fan. I had hoped Trask would get the job, but the right decision was made. I’m totally sold on Mayfield. However, like they said in Starship Troopers, I’ll tollarate you, till I can replace you. In all seriousness, good for Baker. Go Bucs

  20. BucaneroJim Says:

    @ D. Rules… agreed.

    Mayfield, Trask and Brady are different quarterback styles and leaders – that said, any style can work. Like arguing if a peach, apple or orange tree produces a better fruit. Depends on the innate quality of the tree, placed in the right soil to grow, as to whether it produces successful fruit. I’m hoping both Mayfield and Trask (should he be needed) will thrive in Tampa. Like our apple?… no reason to hate our peach – we may need both.

  21. SlyPirate Says:

    QB, QB, QB, QB …

    There are 21 other starting positions on this team. 5 offensive & 9 defensive players on this team have a Super Bowl ring. We won because this TEAM has a heart of a champion. We won because this TEAM played complimentary football.

    (Why is no one talking about how GREAT our ST played?)

    Baker is a player’s player. Please. He’s playing for his NFL life. The other guys have a SB and 2xNFCS Championships. They’re cut from a different cloth.

    Mike Evans, LVD, Wirfs, Winfield … They carry the banner. Not Baker.


  22. Tucker Says:

    I love baker’s fight and it looks like it’s rubbing off on the team, baker has that dawg in him, someone mentioned that in another comment and it fits perfectly. I want the whole team to have that go bucs 1 and 0 baby go bucs!!!!

  23. Bobby Says:

    Lots of ignorant football posters on here that are in the Trask bandwagon. We lose that game if Trask is in there. He doesn’t have the mobility that Baker has and he would have been sacked repeatedly in spots where Baker eacaped. Also, you can’t blame Baker for the two drops Evans had. Those would have both been big plays. I don’t know what you saw in the preseason that made you think Trask performed better than Mayfield. Obviously the people that matter thought Mayfield win the battle. I think this is a team that Mayfield can excel with. You don’t do what he did in college and then suddenly lose all your talent as a pro. I think with the weapons we have we can shock the doubters but the offensive line is the key. Even Brady sucked when he was under constant duress. Go back and watch the regular season games vs Saints prior to Super Bowl run. Even in the playoff game it was the defense that turned that game. I have faith in Baker to win close games and our defense should give us plenty of those. If Trask were in there I’d be 100% behind him because I’m a Bucs fan first, not a Gator fan first. I’m excited to see where this season takes us. Go Bucs!!

  24. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Baker gives his all and that’ all you can ask. It would have helped if Evans would have caught his passes.

  25. Cobraboy Says:

    Mayfield played like an honest Paul Crewe.

  26. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Brandon Says:
    September 11th, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    He really reminds me of a sturdier, bigger armed, not quite as nimble Jeff Garcia. Tough, scrappy, and clutch.


    ^ Thats a great analogy. I hope he can win all season playing like that.

  27. Mike S Says:

    The moment Trask steps on that field and starts throwing the rock around its over for Mayfield.

  28. JN Says:

    It’s one gm people. He didnt make mistakes and made the plays that had to be made. A great start and building block for this team. Speaking of block, not impressed with run gm against a bad D. I hope to see big imrpovement with run gm vs Bears.

    My fear is Baker and the Bucs will just be good enough to keep us out of the qb sweepstakes next draft.

  29. Mike S Says:

    Vlad, Garcia’s late season chokefest in 2008 cost Gruden his job.

    Remember that.

  30. Mike S Says:

    2 years ago Gronk – who is two of Baker – got his rib broken on a hit.

    Baker has to be that crash guy or else he can’t market himself as a starter.

    The shelf life doesn’t look good for QBs that try to stiff arm LBs.

  31. David Says:

    Baker couldn’t make the several of easy passes with the receivers wide open specially in the first half. It had nothing to do in playing in a new system or with new teammates. Baker has been inconsistent all through his career and last night was a typical trash under achieved Baker.

    As Toilet Bowls, he confirmed that he has man crush on Baker with the the comments he made.

    So Baker will win a few games to save Toilet Bowl’s job. Then what ? How dies that benefits the fan in long turn ?

  32. AnonymousBuc76 Says:

    Good team win!…

    Baker Mayfield’s “moxie” was on full display…

    For the sake of the team I wish GVO…

    To be continued…

  33. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Cobraboy Says:
    September 11th, 2023 at 6:57 pm

    Mayfield played like an honest Paul Crewe.


    Lol That’s another great analogy. I can’t believe were all praising Mayfield after the preseason drama. I really felt like Trask is a more prototypical NFL guy but if Mayfield can do this ALL season then LGF!

  34. Mike S Says:

    David – my point exactly. Next year they’ll both be gone so we got to just tough this year out.

  35. Don’t tell me it’s raining Says:


  36. Vlad The Impaler Says:


  37. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    I’m still pessimistic about Mayfield delivering week in and week out. We’ll see..

  38. OilfieldTrash Says:

    If you can’t get behind Baker Mayfield then you’re a loser in my humble opinion….

  39. Beeej Says:

    Clearly the Bucs players don’t read this web site, or they’d KNOW stuff

  40. Don’t tell me it’s raining Says:


  41. Don’t tell me it’s raining Says:

    What words

  42. Mark hardt Says:

    The guy has moxie. He is fun to watch. Enjoy the Buc Show with shake and bake..

  43. go dawgs Says:

    this is sacrilege but Brady would of lost that game last year. He wasnt willing to give it up. So proud of the Bucs! go and beat a 13 win team at their house?? Slow start, offense doesnt play in the preseason. Baker put his azz on the line.. hes a gamer… I like him.

  44. Buccos Says:

    We have 2 good QB’s that are capable of winning some games. That is a great place to be. We’ve got backup

  45. Duane Says:

    There you go again, JBF, gratuitously insulting a very large number of Bucs fans by labeling them as “Trask fanatics.”

    Dude you are one disgusting piece of work, motivated apparently by an extreme desire to divide the Bucs fan base.

    Bucs fans are fans of the Bucs, period, whoever plays the most effectively. Quality quarterback play is NOT a zero sum game, where liking one player means disliking another player at the same position. It is great for the Bucs that Baker Mayfield came through for the team in the final 32 minutes of yesterday’s game.

  46. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    This is out of control, lol.

    Bowles is going to talk him up no matter what…he’s his guy!

    Mayfield had a horrible game overall. Even when he seemed to get better, it was born of desperation. But hey…time proves all things.

  47. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Oh, and I am not a “Trask fanatic”…I am a “Traskmaster”. At least get the nickname right 😉

  48. kaimaru69 Says:

    Starting on the TD drive at the end of the 2nd Quarter, Mayfield was 18/23 or 78.3% completion

  49. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    If Mayfield keeps playing like that? He’ll be injured in no time.

  50. D Cone Says:

    They should look even better against a team that was two rungs closer to the bottom in team defense in 2022 next week.

    I’m sure Dan Campbell let his team enjoy the win before he brought them back down to Earth. They caught the Chiefs at the right time.

    Bucs caught the Vikings or Cousins at the right time. Defense covered for a pathetic start and kept the Bucs from being down at two scores at Halftime.

    Tied for 1st in the NFC is a great accomplishment 2-0 will be even better before the schedule gets tougher.

    Joe is right as far as Mayfield not trying to run like Mark Henry very often.
    Be a lot of Rah Rah time sitting on the sideline with a broken collar bone.
    Personally I wish him the best of health so I can get a good look at him over a half of the season. By game 4 OLine should be at what it’s gonna be for the remainder of the season. Then I will be able to tell if it was Kevin Stefanski and Brown$ GM that was responsible for the 2020 season or it was Baker. Baker has a Brady / Belechik opportunity this year. Baker 1-0. Browns 1-0.
    Good luck to him.

    He took one for the team so I tip my hat to Him.

  51. Larrd Says:

    They sure wouldn’t have called the quarterback keeper on fourth down with a yard and a half to go, if Brady had been in the game. Probably a one yard pass to Brate, who’d still be starting.

    Mayfield may be perfect for this team this year. He and Canales seem to energize Bowles, even.

    His throw to Godwin was a good one. The only way to lose the game would be an interception right there, and throwing to someone running directly away from you seems pretty difficult. It was very accurate, imo.

  52. Buddha Says:

    Baker’sfirst game as a Buccaneer, a win and no turnovers. Brady’s first game, a loss and a turn over.

  53. WyomingJoe Says:

    Mike S and David… I’m really sick of both of you. Take your loser attitudes and start following another team! I saw every game Baker has played as a pro. And once he begins to cook and the Oline and running game gels, he’ll end up a Top 10 QB this year. In the meantime… shove it.

  54. Shane Callahan Says:

    Mike S is a complete moron.

  55. Ugotrobbed Says:

    Blah blah blah blah blah!
    Go Bucs!!

  56. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Always fun to see a player lay it on the line. You cannot teach “heart” Baker is the Qb but for how long? In the sporrt like Pro football, injuries are the norm. Great to see Baker play like that, but how many games will he last? I do not know,but all the more in a “transition year” it is a very bright spot. For the Tyranical Trask Gang, you should be happy when Trask gets to start a game, because Baker sacrificing his body like this basically assures he is going to miss a game sooner or later. But with that said, when someone plays with heart like Baker has already shown, people will always respect that kind of player. Now each week is a survival contest for Baker lol, but he has a team 1000% behind him, and money cannot buy that. So for the Tyranical Trask Gang you have hope,because Baker will continue to lay it on the line every week. You cant call it the Tyranical Trask Mob, because there is the Mike Glennon Mob lol Who knows what Trask will ever do? Maybe good or maybe not, no one knows until he gets a shot. Time will tell. But for now, Baker has alot more Bucs fans in his corner.

  57. JBBUCS_06 Says:

    The Bucs SHOULD beat the Bears at home after what I saw of the Bears vs Bucs D. Let’s see how Shake N Bake does in a game he’s supposed to win. I’m not sold, but I’m a Bucs fan so I root for whoever’s in there.

    Go Bucs! and let’s shake n bake.

  58. Defense Rules Says:

    Mike S … ‘Game one – so far so good. Mark my words, when the wheels come off – and they will – then we’ll see what fight this team has in it. There is simply no way this pop-gun offense will win a meaningful amount of games.’

    The key words in those 3 sentences Mike are: ‘So far so good’. Let’s just take 1 game at a time & see how this thing progresses. I was hoping that Kyle Trask would finally get to start also, but that’s not the decision that was made. And Bowles & Canales have a LOT more at stake in that fight than I do. I’ll gladly support that decision until it becomes obvious that Baker isn’t ‘THE GUY’. I hope that doesn’t happen because I want this TEAM to ball out, but it wouldn’t be the 1st time that happened.

    I wouldn’t call Canales system a ‘pop-gun offense’ though. Baker went deep 5 times yesterday, but he only hit on 1 of those (ME13’s 28-yard TD). He did throw several intermediate passes though from what I could estimate watching it on TV (I consider that to be the 10-20 yard range). And we did run it on almost half of the plays, so I think there was a decent mixture of short, intermediate & deep passes in Baker’s 34 passes.

    The Bucs’ first half was obviously a disaster, and without our strong D & 3 TOs we would’ve almost surely have lost the game before halftime. But it was the 1st game, with a new QB, a somewhat new OLine, a new OC & playing in a very loud indoor stadium. Hey, gotta work out the bugs. Bucs had the ball for 8 drives in the 1st half, totaling 29 plays for 10:36 TOP. Vikings had it for 8 drives also, totaling 42 plays for 19:24 TOP.

    And yet the score was tied 10-10 at halftime … thanks to our defense getting 3 turnovers at critical points on the field (the INT killed a sure Vikings TD, 1 fumble was in TB territory so that saved an easy FG at least & the other fumble was in Vikings territory & resulted in a Bucs’ FG). 10 points saved & 3 points scored … easily the difference in that 20-17 ball game.

  59. ATLBuc Says:

    I’m a Kyle Trask fan but Baker is playing well. Also, one thi I saw Baker do yesterday that I NEVER saw Brady do was chop it up with the receivers on their bench. Twice I saw him communicating with them. Brady would just sit on his bench

  60. Bobby Says:

    Turnovers are part of the game in a team sport. A lot of teams win games they otherwise would have lost because they win the turnover battle. Defense did their job and offense did their job by scoring enough points to win and holding onto the ball to close out the game. Great team win.

  61. RGA Says:

    Bucs win that game based on the Vikings turning the ball over three times.

  62. ATLBuc Says:

    Bucs win that game based on the Vikings turning the ball over three times.

    Bucs win that game based on the Bucs taking the ball away three times.

  63. RGA Says:

    One was a QB center exchange.

  64. RGA Says:

    Yes, for sure if the Bucs can create takeaways then we can steal some games.

  65. Don'tBmad Says:

    Mike S is another hating clown….just like a Democrat, will keep spouting lies until the one time it’s true then claim to be psychic

  66. Tom Says:

    There were5-6 drop passes.

  67. DBS Says:

    Bucs won the game by putting more points on the board then the Vikings. Total team win by coaches and players doing what needed to be done.

  68. stpetebucfan Says:

    THANKS TOM!!! Nobody seems to wish to mention the drops much although some have pointed out if ME13 expects the BIG money he has got to stop the dropsies.

    If this is how the Trask lovers and just general negative nellies react after yesterday’s outstanding performance imagine his first truly bad game.

    “That was a Heroic catch from Godwin to seal the win, but it was way off the mark.”

    I don’t know how many here can admit to their mistakes. I shall share this. We LEARN from mistakes if you stop making them you stop learning. Brad Johnson taught me a great lesson one night at the old Sombrero when he was playing for the Vikes.

    Johnson kicked the Bucs butts but his passes were not that pretty. Being a biased Buc fan I groused disgustedly until the 4th quarter when I realized all those “bad” passes like MAYFIELD’s final toss were actually perfect throws placed where the D had NO chance to int and only the WR could get his hands on it. That was the first time I realized Brad was actually a VERY good QB.
    His SB for the Bucs only confirmed his abilities for me.

    Mayfield brings an entirely NEW dimension to the offense. After watching an over the hill frightened statue fall down rather than take a hit watching Mayfield was a refreshing change. That short flick pass to the RB to turn a sack into a gain was out of the Mahomes playbook. NO I’m NOT saying Mayfield is comparable to Mahomes or Brady!!! I am saying he IS a Heisman Winner…the only QB in DECADES to get the Browns to the playoffs and decades longer before they won a road game in the playoffs. He is NOT chopped liver.

    Much of the disgust is obviously from biased Trask lovers like Mike S!

    “Every snap this guy takes on the field robs Trask”

    Yeah that’s the ticket whine about Baker because a QB for a 12th/13th ranked COLLEGE football team is on the roster? Really? I’ve shared what Mayfield has ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISHED…what has Trask actually ACCOMPLISHED that makes you biased Gator fans want to rock a 1-0 start and an incredibly successful first game?

  69. Cobraboy Says:

    @Vlad: I liked Garcia, a real competitor.

  70. stpetebucfan Says:

    Oh BTW Mike here is what Trask accomplished against actual competion and not inflated by the half dozen mismatches college teams get to play against the smaller schools. The NCAA unlike the NFL is not concerned about parity!

    SEC Championship Game,
    L 46–52 vs. Alabama
    Cotton Bowl Classic,
    L 20–55 vs. Oklahoma

    Overall record…8-4.

  71. LANshark Says:

    Baker had 6 (yes, go back and count them) SIX drops yesterday on good passes. Balls that should have been caught, including 2 by Mike Evans, and a “fumble” by Cade Otten. His stats would be one hell of a lot better at 27 of 34, with over 200 yards easily.

    I saw one awful overthrow (to Ko) and one got batted at the line. And another got batted out by the Vikings D after it was in the receiver’s hands. There was also at least one play where he missed seeing a wide-open Godwin – but we don’t know if Godwin was even one of his reads on that play.

    He had a better game than you guys are giving him credit for. And yes, he only played about 1 and 1/2 quarters in the pre-season. He was also under a LOT of pressure early on til we figured out their blitzes.

  72. StormyInFl Says:

    Anyone who thinks Trask would have done anything but lose yesterday are delusional. One of the aspects of Mayfield’s game is his mobility. The Vikings were in the backfield a lot. He escaped the rush multiple times where Trask would have been dumped for a loss.

    You guys are hoping Mayfield melts down so your mancrush can play. Some fans you are. Christ, some of you were calling for Trask after one series. Pathetic.

  73. Buccos Says:

    How is hanging 46 on the Alabama defense a negative?

  74. Buccos Says:

    Trask may have won that game also. We will never know. That is the problem, that we will never know. And we have established a pattern of our QB’ leaving us and going on to win Super Bowls elsewhere

  75. StormyInFl Says:

    “Buccos Says:
    September 11th, 2023 at 10:33 pm
    Trask may have won that game also. We will never know. That is the problem, that we will never know. And we have established a pattern of our QB’ leaving us and going on to win Super Bowls elsewhere”


    Doug Williams was a journeyman who had a game for the ages for Washington. They couldn’t replace him fast enough with Rypien.

    Steve Young was a mistake. I’ll give you that one.

    Trent Dilfer – was carried to a win by a historic defense. If you think he was instrumental in that Super Bowl, you’re high.

    Who else?

    Oh and none of those QBs were evaluated by the current staff and only one (Dilfer) by this ownership group. It’s a silly argument.

  76. optimisticbucsfan Says:

    Only in Tampa can 245 yards of offense be called outstanding.

    SMDH. That was a freak win. A gift.

    Lots of disappointment incoming.

  77. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Believe it or not Joe, us Trask fans want to win, regardless of who the quarterback is.

  78. StormyInFl Says:

    “ceofaerospace Says:
    September 11th, 2023 at 10:59 pm
    Believe it or not Joe, us Trask fans want to win, regardless of who the quarterback is.”

    Not all of you. Some of the Trask fan club was calling for Trask after the first series.

  79. David Says:

    Toilet Bowles (32-49-0) and the midget Baker (33-39) losing records speak for itself.
    No further discussion is needed. Baker is a loser. You can put a lipstick on a pig it still a pig.

    Toilet Bowls is a good defensive coach not a head coach. He had a good game plan against Kirk C. He is 4-1 against the over rated Cousins.

  80. Don’t tell me it’s raining Says:

    Towering at 6’ 5” and referred to as the “Elite of the Elite” by CBS Sports. Josh Allen, the #3 rated QB in the league threw 29-39, 236 yards and 1 TD in regulation. His counterpart, Zach Wilson, standing 6’ 2” (in his padded socks), went 14-21, 140 yards and 1 TD.

    Only 140 passing yards. Shorter QB. And yet somehow the Jets won the the game. I just don’t understand how the team with less passing yards and playing against a midget QB, could beat a team with a 7’ tall Elite of the Elite QB. Well they did score more points, so there’s that.

  81. Buckeyebuckchuck Says:

    The 3 first round QBs all went 0-1. Mahomes 0-1. Burrow 0-1. Don’t be so quick to judge Mayfield until the team starts losing, then have at it.

  82. RGA Says:

    Don’t tell me it’s raining, it’s turnovers. Similar to the Bucs game, three Viking turnovers. The Vikings had near twice the yards as the Bucs and lost because they turned it over three times. The Bills also had more yards then the Jets, but turned it over.

  83. DBS Says:

    The game always comes down to who puts the most points on the board. Don’t give a flying flip what else happens. Game over.

  84. Don’t tell me it’s raining Says:

    So if “it’s turnovers”, why did the Bengals lose? They had zero turnovers and the Browns had two turnovers. But the Browns won 24-3, so how does that work? I mean if “it’s turnovers” and the Bengals had 0 and the Browns had 2…I guess I’m confused on how this more passing yards and more turnover thing works.

  85. Don’t tell me it’s raining Says:

    You know DBS I completely agree with you. Because I always thought it was the team that scored the most points. But I guess it works differently where the guys who hate Baker live.

  86. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    We’ll never know if we would have won without the turnovers…but…to say the game was outstanding? Far from it.

    I think people are glad football is back and the Bucs won the first game. That alone is reason to be excited.

    Run defense was decent. Pass protection was certainly outstanding.

    Baker Mayfield played horrible for almost an entire first half…though some of that was the fault of dropped passes and bad pass blocking, a lot of his throws were incredibly bad.

    Going into a hurry-up offense is what turned the tide. The opposing defense was caught off guard and never got it together after that. Baker didn’t have time to think…he just reacted.

    But…the Vikings are a really bad team…the Bucs are going to face good defenses…and when that happens reality will strike.

  87. go dawgs Says:

    its a game… shiz happens, we won.. f the trask talk, i would never trust a Florida qb in the nfl. Bunch of loser lizards.. go baker go bucs

  88. go dawgs Says:

    stafford has a superbowl you stinking lizards..hahah

  89. BakerBucs Says:

    may I say 1 things Mike s is a complete loser no 1 is interested in a crappy thing u have to say the wood shed is waiting for u cause u r mentor n.pelosi is pissed at you u r nothing more than a loser Democrat moron

  90. BakerBucs Says:

    mahomes was asked who is the most underrated QB he said cousins some of u guys just say stupid stuff cause obviously u r stupid what did he say baker a midget so at 6’1″ u are now a midget tell us u r height bigouth the funny thing is BAKER is the QB & there isn’t diddly u or anyone on this web page can do about it so loosen u r belt cause u r belly is way to fat like u r mouth

  91. Mike S Says:

    BakerBucs LOL I’m not a P.O.S. shiplib Democrat.

    Don’t hang that on me.

  92. BakerBucs Says:

    Sorry to say but Bowles is a but he is also the head coach so get u r facts rite buster

  93. BakerBucs Says:

    may I say 1 things Mike s is a complete loser no 1 is interested in a crappy thing u have to say the wood shed is waiting for u cause u r mentor n.pelosi is pissed at you u r nothing more than a loser Democrat moron cud of fooled me but I’m not buying it everything u spew is democ(rat) dribble so wipe u r mouth off

  94. JD Still Says:

    When you look at the world,(or the NFL opposition) through rose colored glasses ,(and one win) , and are satisfied with that performance, you are setting yourself up for failure , you need to take those glasses off and view the real world as it is , Our defense was great , three turnovers and great hitting , our special teams were outstanding , the kicking game was great , but , We averaged 3.6 yards per play on offense ,the other teams that had that kind of offensive output had a collective total of 3 points scored, we only completed one pass over eleven yards and now the rest of the league has film on what we did and you can bet they are looking hard at what we did ,( or did not), do. No team , long term, has ever had a winning record with that kind of offensive output , so, Enjoy the win but unless We fix what needs fixing , that one win is going to be a distant memory in a few months.

  95. BucU Says:

    Once BM settled down he was just fine. Our running game is still a big issue.
    I don’t know if it’s the line or Rashaad. It has to be better if we’re going to be competitive in the big games.

  96. garro Says:

    Ok! Now everybody together! Sing it! Kumbaya

    Been on a lot of teams. Never one that everyone loved the QB.

    Just saying.

    Go Bucs!