Aggressive Todd Bowles

October 2nd, 2023

Bucs coach Todd Bowles wasn’t happy with the loss on Monday night. He thought the Bucs were too passive. So Bowles made sure to correct that.

When the Bucs had a chance Sunday in New Orleans, they took their chances, took their shots. And it ended up in a 26-9 Bucs win to put them at 3-1 all alone atop the NFC South.

Bowles discussed how he didn’t want a repeat of Monday.

“We wanted to be a lot more aggressive,” Bowles said. “We were trying to take what they gave us. If they crowded for the run, we threw it. If they tried to take away the pass, we ran it. It was a good balance with that.”


Throwing passes to Deven Thompkins, who had his career best game, and Baker Mayfield running for timely first downs was a breath of fresh air.

Joe loves it when the Bucs take the fight to the other team. There is nothing wrong with forcing your opponent to make errors. The Bucs have been aggressive against the Vikings, defensively against the Bears and offensively again against the slimy Saints.

That’s 3-1 on the aggressiveness scale and in the standings.

12 Responses to “Aggressive Todd Bowles”

  1. Todd Says:

    Love that h broke the spell of running and passing a predetermined amount of times, regardless of the looks given.

    And I’ll add…man, Baker is really, really good. He has an amazing command of the offense. He’s a stud.

  2. Florida man Says:

    Icing on the cake was Winston’s interception

  3. Baking with Canales Says:

    We look good and getting better.

    I can’t wait to see Kancey next to Vea. If he comes back against Detoit, we might have a chance to tame the Lions.

    Go Bucs!!!

  4. Bucsfanman Says:

    This is what this team is capable of. It shouldn’t surprise anyone with the talent we have. The “x-factor” to me is how gritty this team is.

  5. BucU Says:

    Don’t get me started w Kancey today. I want to enjoy this win.

  6. First Name Greatest Says:

    Glad the other Joe was there in person to see “America’s QB” (LOL) do what he did way too often here

  7. Hodad Says:

    Everyone was right about a coach in the NFC South that was on the hot seat to get fired before the season began. Everyone got the coach, Todd Bowles, wrong. Looks like Dennis Allen might be that coach. Expected to win the NFC South with the great D. Carr, Allen’s Saints look like pretenders for the title yet again. Sorry Buc fans who were rooting against Todd, and Baker to fail. Looks like you won’t get your wish of starting over, with a new coach, and rookie QB. Thank god. Licht won’t be going anywhere either. I’m sure one slip up the peasants will be grabbing their pitchforks again, but for now, no one is cleaning house.

  8. orlbucfan Says:

    There’s always a bunch of yahoos on here and other Buc sites howling “Off with their heads!”. I laugh at them. Mayfield has definitely infected the locker room with his feisty enthusiasm. Bucs locker rooms have usually been close knit even in the Dark Ages. I’m sure it’s infecting the coaches, etc., too. Speaking of hot seats, wonder how old ahole Sean Payton is faring in Denver?

  9. gp Says:

    Very happy to see a change up in the play calling, getting our skill players into better positions to produce. Strangely, attacking outside of the tackles made it easier to attack inside later in the game.
    Spreading it around made us just a little less predictable yesterday.
    That’s a good thing!

  10. stpetebucfan Says:

    Can we stop with the juvenile name calling and attacks on Kancey?

    So Vita Vea has only played only two complete seasons in his five years with the Bucs. His 3rd season he only played in FIVE. Nobody questioned his manhood or debated the value of his draft position.

    Then there is GMAC. In 9 seasons with the Bucs he only played all the games in 3 seasons. His second year he played only six! After just 13 his rookie year fans here were calling him names and questioning his masculinity as well.

    So how did patience with GMAC and Vita work out? Kancey has missed FOUR games and some of the vitriol here is embarrassing for the people posting it.

  11. Rod Munch Says:

    He’s still got to learn analytics, like if it’s the 2nd quarter, and the other team gets a foul on a TD, you take the ball at the 1 yard line and go for two, had they done that and got it, down the stretch when they were up by 8, a one score game, they’d have been up by 9, a two score game.

    Then, later on, up by 14, he goes for 2, which made no sense. You take the extra point in that case, because you’re up by 15 and there’s no penalty on the play, so your odds from the 2 yard line are less than from the 1. I really have no idea why he went for two in that situation while passing earlier when it would have mattered, unless they just wanted some practice, in which case I’d be fine with it. But I highly doubt that was the case.

  12. garro Says:

    I love that we have realized that running into a stacked box is mostly futile. Going to a check down can get you the win. Especially when you check to a capable offensive weapon like Evans or Godwin.

    Go Bucs!