Texans 39, Buccaneers 37

November 5th, 2023

What a choke job!

How about that heinous Bucs defense. It was historically bad today in an ugly groin-stomp of a loss that shouldn’t have been.

It was sort of fun being in a roller coaster shootout, but that’s where Joe’s fun ends and the Tampa Bay nightmare begins.

If Todd Bowles’ star-studded defense can’t stop a rookie quarterback — and allows him an NFL record 470 yards and five toucdowns — then what good is Todd Bowles as a head coach?

The Bucs are now 3-5, as the Falcons fell to 4-5 and the Saints grabbed the NFC South lead at 5-4.

Joe has mad love for Mike Evans’ big plays in the fourth quarter. Forget the big touchdown bomb for a minute, Joe loved Evans recovering the ugly Trey Palmer fumble in the red zone on what should have been the Bucs’ game-winning drive.

Pure hustle and heart. Evans ripped the ball from a Texans defender hustling for what would have been a game-winning recovery by Houston.

Joe also loved the massive strip-sack by Bucs sacks king Shaq Barrett late in the game to set up that Bucs drive, but it was all a waste of time.

C.J. Stroud was too much for the Bucs all day long. Carlton Davis might need a postgame trip to the burn unit at Tampa General.

Joe doesn’t understand much of what the Bucs are doing on offense. They’re not getting their best receivers involved early and there is no rhythm to the attack until the team is desperate.

The Bucs are bad and Joe is sad.

249 Responses to “Texans 39, Buccaneers 37”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:


  2. ATrain Says:

    Bowles is a JOKE!!!

  3. TheBucsAnthem Says:


  4. Scott Says:

    Fire Bowles promote Canales

  5. Since76 Says:

    Time to blow up the ship. Changes everywhere.

  6. Rican Says:

    He needs to be fired.

  7. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist and Founder of UniqueModernArt.com Says:


  8. mark2001 Says:

    Rebuilding time.

  9. I’m tired and 87 is right Says:


  10. ATrain Says:

    Bowles is a JOKE!!!

    Can’t say any different

  11. Pewter Power Says:

    With the first pick in the nfl 2024 draft the Tampa bay buccaneers select….

  12. LongSeason Says:

    What is Leeman Bennett doing these days. He would be better than Bowles.

  13. tampabuscsbro Says:


  14. Tye Says:


  15. StormyInFl Says:

    For once, I wish the Glazers would change their philosophy and fire this fool NOW.

    This is what happens when you hire a totally unqualified loser as a head coach.

  16. Bojim Says:

    They let a rookie pass for 470 yds. Nuff said.

  17. Breadwinnerbob Says:

    Fire Bowles Now

  18. I’m tired and 87 is right Says:


  19. Jack Clark Says:


  20. Bucsfaninchina Says:

    Hi Todd Bowles, I have some gimme a call if you want some recommendations on the bags you’ll be packing

  21. Walter Says:


  22. Boss Says:



    Finally…see ya toilet bowl

  23. CLEAN HOUSE Says:


  24. Bubby Says:

    Geez, if we only picked up a running back, right Joe? Lol!

  25. MadMax Says:

    all good….this is what happens….owners want Bowles so let them own it….i saw a lot that couldve went different, but f it

  26. ElioT Says:


    This was all on the offense.

    Total embarrassment of a franchise.

  27. Sam Says:

    I’m done with this coach. He cost us a trip to the Super Bowl and he has ruined this team.

  28. Bucswin Says:

    Season over.

  29. StormyInFl Says:

    “Scott Says:
    November 5th, 2023 at 4:30 pm
    Fire Bowles promote Canales”

    Why? What has the Seattle water boy done?

  30. realistic-optimistic Says:

    Carlton Davis. Wow that’s what $16 mil buys a team… Unbelievable

  31. Pewter Power Says:

    If you don’t have a good defense Todd Bowles why are you really

  32. Mike Johnson Says:

    We suck. We are who we thought we were. The lowly Texans went 75 yrds on us in 40 seconds and won the game. Their Rookie QB just set a new NFl rookie passing record..on us. I’m drunk..but trueful. The whole USA knows..we suck.

  33. Jw94buc Says:

    If Bowles is still coach Monday. I want The Glazers fired too.

  34. Tye Says:

    Ancient defense lost this game!

  35. CleanHouse Says:

    Dare FG for the win. Equally brutal and comical.

  36. Leopold Stotch Says:

    I told my friend to pick Stroud in Draft Kings and Tank Dell. I look like a fing genius. Which is really really sad. Holy crap what a disappointment.

  37. BucsLV Says:

    What a shame on the defense…. ugly or not the offense scored 37 pts and got the lead with less than a minute… how can you be so unprepared to defend that lead…. awful

  38. Jack Clark Says:

    Todd Bowles is the current mascot of this historically 🤡 organization!

  39. mtbucsfan Says:

    This was single handily the most embarrassing display of defense I have ever seen. Get Bowles out of here!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. WiscoJoe Says:

    Wtf is Canales doing in the shotgun when they only need 1 yard? Clean house and tank for a QB.

  41. ATrain Says:

    Great First pick in the DRAFT that worked out well for us last time

    Maybe we need a change in Executive Level TALENT IN THE OFFICE ID HORRIBLE TOO

  42. Capt.Tim Says:

    Fire Bowles.
    That defense is inexcusable.

  43. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Fire Bowles

  44. unbelievable Says:

    Carlton Davis should get left in Houston.

    After all, he was their best player today by a long shot.

  45. Rod Munch Says:

    Mayfield has no lost 5 of his last 6, it’s time to bench this loser!

    Them the rules, right, boys? When Winston would get a last minute score to ‘win’ the game only to have the defense collapse, it was always a loss on Winston. So just playing by your rules.

    Bench Mayfield, he’s terrible.

    Anywho, welcome to the 2024 mock draft season!

  46. BucThis Says:


  47. HC Grover Says:

    First Magnitude Bowlezo Blunder for another great loss. That was a fun one. Very exciting. I doubt next weeks loss will be half as good as this one.

  48. unbelievable Says:

    And congrats to Todd Bowles for helping Cj Stroud set a new record rookie!

    Way to go, Todd!!!!

  49. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Carlton Davis with the worst performance from a corner I’ve ever seen

  50. Canabuc Says:

    My pet peeve with this team is how we are unable to stop teams on third down. When you have the opponent looking at third in 10 or longer and you let them complete screens for 15 or 20 yards time after time then clearly you do not know how to coach your defense. This was a pathetic showing.

  51. BucsBeast Says:

    BUCS owners need to decide. Coaches or fans. Your Defensive Guru coach
    Just let the Rookie QB record to be set and failed to secure a win.

    I’m boycotting until Bolwes is gone!

  52. D-Rome Says:

    70% passing, 2 TDs, 0 INTs. Baker wasn’t the problem here but CJ Stroud just showed us why the Bucs QB of the future isn’t on the roster.

    The defense is atrocious. Winfield is the only guy worth a darn in the secondary.

  53. ATrain Says:

    Joe I’m serious I got your next round !!! FREE ATRAIN

  54. RTG_BUCS Says:

    Just checking, has Bowles been fired yet??

  55. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist and Founder of UniqueModernArt.com Says:

    I had a feeling we were going to lose when Bowles elected to use our gibal timeout to keep 10 sec on the clock.

    And then we didn’t take any time off on our insuing kickoff.

    That gave them an extra 15-sec or so and that’s exactly the extra time they needed to score and win.

    Loser coach creates losing team.


  56. SteveK Says:

    Badly coached game.

  57. Max Says:

    Just like the Atlanta game. They really don’t understand clock management. We were at their goal line with 50 seconds left and 1st down. Run the clock out! Don’t score on 1st down!!

  58. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers: making rookie QBs look like Hall of Famers since 1979.

  59. BrianBucs Says:

    Todd Bowles defensive genius my ass

  60. gotbbucs Says:

    Decision to add the 10 seconds to the clock at the 14 yard line very questionable.

  61. Buc4evr Says:

    Fire Bowles, Fire Canales. Total bums.

  62. Simeon Says:

    Must be fired

  63. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Another great morale victory, for the Bucs!!!!

  64. ChiBuc Says:

    Prepare your resume

  65. PB Says:

    Bowles is an idiot. The the Bucs are F’d if he stays the coach. This Defense is a fail in every big moment starting with loss to LA.

  66. Colonel Angus Says:

    Wish they’d fire Bowles tonight.

  67. I’m tired and 87 is right Says:

    I’m selling all of my tickets for 10 dollars. That’s what they are worth. Don’t forget the refs calling ghost flags as well. NFL is rigged and I’m sick of it. Horse shat!

  68. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Carlton Davis is and always has been a fraud.

  69. Dreday Says:

    I bet the bros are already searching for coaches. This loss alone sealed his fate

  70. Jw94buc Says:

    We could have been sellers at the deadline .

  71. Please Says:

    It’s been enough – this team is exactly like last year’s. It wasn’t Leftwich, it isn’t Canales. It’s the constant.

    And at this point, who cares who coaches the D. Who/what could possibly do any worse?

  72. confido75 Says:

    Fire Bowles! You let a rookie QB drop over 400+ yds and 5 tds on your D. Your guys gave up on you. Your time is up!

  73. Jeff Says:

    Bucs org too weak to fire Clueless Todd tonight. Weak.

  74. Miller5252 Says:

    Someone needs gone after 470 to a rook. Never fails, rookies always smoke the Bucs. Leaving points on the board at halftime and playing running game while the Texans clawed back and momentum. Gave it all away. Time to tank and fire everyone and start over. 5 years the same D coach and they keep getting worse. Sorry team!! Davis does need a burn unit and needs to give money back

  75. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Bowles blows.

  76. BucU Says:

    Thank GOD I refused to watch the game. This organization is right back where they’re destined to be. The laughingstock of the NFL.

  77. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    They were in a PREVENT DEFENSE playing against a Rookie QB who only had 46 seconds left……..


  78. Fishhawkbuc Says:

    Chuck E Cheese got rid of their tokens. Why can’t we get rid of our token head coach?

  79. Rod Munch Says:

    unbelievable Says:
    November 5th, 2023 at 4:32 pm
    Carlton Davis should get left in Houston.

    After all, he was their best player today by a long shot.


    Almost all of those plays were while the team was in zone. The only play I recall that was in man-to-man was when the WR pushed off and it wasn’t called, but that hasn’t a score.

    I don’t know, if you have a $15m press man-to-man corner, maybe use him that, instead of saying he needs to defend a space.

    But that’s just me, the guy who didn’t give up 500 yards passing and 5 TDs to a rookie QB, what do I know.

  80. Formerly Says:

    Glazer’s need to fire Boles AND the new coordinater.

  81. Bigherc73 Says:


  82. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Keep Todd Bowles. The NFC loves him.

  83. Brian Cawood Says:

    They are one of the worst teams.

  84. Capt.Tim Says:

    Bucs were disgusting.
    But lotta lotta respect for C J Stroud

  85. BucfaninMi Says:

    No positives with this team. Win a SB, suck for 20 years. Nah! Too much time, money and nice days wasted on this. The only thing worse, is being a Lions Fan or Browns fan

  86. Architek Says:

    Blow this team up please – it’s a mess

  87. I’m tired and 87 is right Says:

    The narrative of the NFL is entertainment. It’s not football anymore it’s the WWF.

  88. DFW Buc Says:

    When someone said fire the cannons, they must have meant into the deck Tampa’s ship. Time to blow it all up!

  89. Fansince76 Says:

    The season was over when they lost to the crappy falcons at home!
    this was just the icing on the cake, Bowels is a gone and let the
    re-set begin which sucks arse!

  90. godlovesbucs Says:

    How does bowles make it thru the week? No way you don’t fire a d minded head coach that has choked 2 games away in the last minute to a rookie and Desmond ridder. That is unacceptable, poor coaching abounds with penalties, people being in the wrong position, poor play calling and overall ineptitude. This is by no means a great team, but losing this game and the falcons game are unacceptable.

  91. ModHairKen Says:

    Who caused this? Arians. He did this. He quit so late that they had no choice but to hire Bowles.

  92. Mike Johnson Says:

    No pass rush. Stroud had time to make Pizza back there. 3-5. Yep, thats what we are.

  93. Curse of Gruden Says:


  94. BICKLE Says:


  95. Bubby Says:

    The real turd is Jason licht. We should have gone 2-15 on purpose with multiple first rounders next year. Now we’ll go 7-10.

  96. Show Me the TDs Says:

    If I were as bad at my job as Bowels I would have been fired yesterday…and I work for the government. SAD.

  97. realistic-optimistic Says:

    Worst game I’ve ever seen from Davis. Worse than 250 to Tyreek in one qtr.

  98. yucboy Says:

    Todd Bowles used a timeout instead of a 10 second runoff after the Palmer fumble, and Texans scored with 6 seconds left. Game should have been over long before

  99. Cobraboy Says:

    Tank Time for Caleb now?

    I hope the Glazers are pi$$ed.

  100. Boomer Says:

    The defense stopped the run, but couldn’t contain a wide receiver the 2nd half. They played scared and just plain sucked.

    Still think we lost the game in the 3rd qtr with 11 yards of total offense. That’s 100% on Canales.

  101. Bucs2023 Says:

    They’re not going to fire Bowles during the season. 9 more weeks of this. Enjoy my friends. Lol.

  102. Rod Munch Says:


  103. BucfaninMi Says:

    This is how they’ll lose good players not wanting to resign. 80s all over again

  104. Tbbucs3 Says:

    CD3 more like CD300 yards allowed.

  105. ChiBuc Says:

    Raheem Canales

  106. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Fire the Glazers and Bowels

  107. Buc Says:

    “Don’t really understand what Bucs are doing on offense??”

    They scored 37 points….

    There should be zero talk about the offense

  108. Doc Says:

    Fire this G,M NOW

  109. orlbucfan Says:

    When are the Glazer Boyz gonna jump the NFL about the referring? Buffalo was bad enough, but this game was worse, more blatant. Sure wish we fans owned this team.

  110. John Says:

    Fire Bowles

  111. Bojim Says:

    Oh yeah, and 5 tds.

  112. SteveK Says:

    Baker is not the problem, nor the answer. Sorry, D-Rome, give me a taller, thrower or the football. He’s not elite. He’s got heart and spunk, but is undersized and I feel that limits his ability to see over the line and make throws over the middle.

  113. Kory Says:

    Worst defense ever

  114. SlyPirate Says:

    I enjoy this community but watching this coaching staff is pointless. SO MANY horrible coaching mistakes. This is the NFL. I’m out until Bowles is fired.

  115. Pewter Power Says:

    What’s funny is the majority of our draft picks were defensive players

  116. BuxfaninTX Says:

    Should’ve taken that 10 second runoff, Todd

  117. BrianBucs Says:

    Is Bowles fired yet?

  118. Daniel Z Says:

    Todd Bowles had one month of good defensive play in 2020, and convinced everybody that he is a defensive genius. He is not and today just highlighted how bad this defense actually is. Next to no pass rush, ONE pass defended (on 42 passing attempts), and Stroud just marched them up and down for 470 yards in the air.

    If Bowles is still head-coach next season, I’m gonna pull out my goddamn hair.

  119. Seattle Buc is back in TB Says:

    Horrible. Unspeakably frustrating.

  120. Voice of Truth Says:

    Bye Todd!!!!

  121. NE Fan Says:

    Can we ALL agree it wasn’t Brady or Lenny and even BL even though he blew. Can’t blame the O this week Mr. Tood!!!

  122. unbelievable Says:

    I’m so pissed I wasted money on youtube TV for this garbage

  123. Rod Munch Says:

    If the other QB is putting up 500 yards and 5 TDs, I think the Bucs need more than some ‘play it safe’ QB putting up 250 yards and 2 TDs.

    How about getting a QB out there whose job it is to score MORE points than the other team instead of just playing it safe.

  124. Jack Clark Says:


  125. APiratesLife Says:

    Should’ve been a win. The best part is other than SF, we have some more “easy” games coming up. If we win those everyone will be boasting about how we own the South. Now, if we don’t pick up those easy wins……

  126. Cobraboy Says:

    I agree with HairModKen: this is Arians fault for quitting so late Bowles was the only.choice.

  127. Posey99 Says:

    Defense played well, give stroud his props precision passes by the QB. He was too much for tampa.

    You can’t throw for 250 yards and expect to beat a performance like that. The better Team won today as much as it hurts me to say.

  128. Perimeter Blocker Says:

    I was patient with Bowles and gave him the benefit of the doubt but he has to be fired. I hope we can find someone better than a ‘Schiano, Morris, Smith, Koetter…. Etc. This is probably the beginning of about 5 years of consistent losing even if we make the right decisions. Very sad day.

  129. godlovesbucs Says:

    I do not blame Davis or dean. They are man press corners playing zone. Reminds me of the darell revis debacle… If that’s the plan, don’t sign them.

  130. Sacker58 Says:

    Todd Bowles gotta go ,that defense is never near Anyone that catches a ball.What are they teaching these guys.

  131. rfdes Says:

    Putrid with a capital ‘P’. We’re done, I see no recovery.

  132. Crazyhorse54 Says:

    Waiting for the billboard on Dale Mabry. TB, DC, JL all need to be gone along with several quitters

  133. unbelievable Says:

    Bubby Says:
    November 5th, 2023 at 4:35 pm
    The real turd is Jason licht. We should have gone 2-15 on purpose with multiple first rounders next year. Now we’ll go 7-10.



    You think team is going to win 4 more games? They can’t beat anyone

  134. Todd Rolls Says:

    Wow is Dean that good

  135. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    This team has been an f’ing bad joke sonce the day Arians stepped down. Glazers scab head coaches NEVER work! Glazers couldnt care less.


  136. Jimmy J Says:

    Fire everyone and cut #9. He’s invisible every game . He has the cleanest jersey after every game.

  137. rrsrq Says:

    Do it like the Raiders, don’t wait til the season is ova

  138. Voice of Truth Says:

    We have to boycott the games until ownership listens

    I am not attending another game until he is gone, period

  139. godlovesbucs Says:

    Posey- Better coaches won today.

  140. Esteban85 Says:

    Wish we were saying fire the cannons! Instead I’m screaming FIRE THE COACHES!!

  141. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    So, here are my thoughts, keeping in mind that the Texans are a lousy team as well:

    Texans were the better team. We could not beat them…even without them having a kicker.

    Bucs Offense actually wasn’t bad for once…against a bad team.

    Losers like to blame the refs…but in this game, I don’t think the refs did a bad job at all.

    Bucs defense was not as bad as people are claiming…but they did blow it in the 4th quarter again. This makes me think about player conditioning…clearly they keep running out of gas in the 4th quarter.

    Bowles really blew that game. No blitzing the QB???

    Stroud is a really good QB for a rookie. Made the record books against us today.

    Mayfield…Mayfield…well, we lost, so he did not hurt our draft…but I actually felt for him. Against the second rate Texans, he looked decent today.

    Mike Evans was a total beast today. Trading him would have been a huge mistake…so think about that people who wanted to.

  142. Vlad The Impaler Says:


  143. B Says:

    How bout Davis and White getting thrown around by a tight end ON THE SAME PlAY!

  144. nick houllis Says:

    bye bye bowels

  145. BucsFan81 Says:

    Complete rebuild Fire Bowles. Should have been gone last year.

  146. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Rod does the thing that absolutely nobody is doing right now and finds a way to find a way to blame Mayfield for this.

    Way to go, Rod Munch!

  147. Since76 Says:

    The bucs O played well against their bad defense. But then the defense collapsed. This coach isn’t getting it done. They say that they need time to not be confused then they are over prepared so they go to basics. This is what you get with the basics. No thank you. Next coach please.

  148. BangkokBuc Says:

    Flush this team’s Bowles

  149. Tikisan Says:

    This is not a good team. The offense as coached and played just putters along. Inconsistent. The defense? Total failure. Too many penalties. 450 pass yds with 5 TDs? And then those last 46 seconds. Coaches and players relaxed. Figured it was over. Just awful defense.

  150. jugheadfla1 Says:


  151. BomTrady Says:

    The NFL and Glazers are putting the Bucs fanbase through a second round of the failed Todd BOWELS as a head coach experiment. We all know how this ends, so just cut bait after this season and get a real coach.

  152. Jack Clark Says:

    Posey99 Says:
    November 5th, 2023 at 4:37 pm
    Defense played well, give stroud his props precision passes by the QB. He was too much for tampa. You can’t throw for 250 yards and expect to beat a performance like that. The better Team won today as much as it hurts me to say.

    Our defense gave up 39 points and you still think they played well??? 😂😂😂😂 You deep south boys are low iq af

  153. Bucs 95 Says:

    The raiders fired mc daniles with a 3-5 record so i think bowles should be done in tampa tmrw tday was the nail in the coffin

  154. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    Cut Carlton Davis immediately and fire whoever signed off on that absurd contract he was given. For good measure put defensive secondary coach on notice.

  155. Canabuc Says:

    Not sure why everybody is calling to fire Dave Canales after this game I thought the offense looked very good.

    But this defense is an embarrassment

  156. ModHairKen Says:


  157. Coquiro Says:

    No wonder Brady quit on us. Bunch of Pu$$ies. He would have went off on the bench.
    If Licht doesn’t make changes, he’s Puss also.

  158. Bucs4Life Says:

    This team is pathetic. Soft defense, lackluster offense, and horrendous coaching. I’m done with this season. We’ll probably win a few more games to ruin our draft position to pick any franchise player and be stuck in another lost decade.

  159. Todd Says:

    I’m out.

  160. Bucs911 Says:

    Confidence poll immediately!!!
    Joe NEVER runs the confidence poll until at least 48 hours after a win or loss. –Joe

  161. Rod Munch Says:

    People blaming Davis today literally have no idea what they’re watching. Davis is a man-press corner being told to play zone – and Stroud is really f-ing good and making pinpoint passes. When you mix corners who aren’t zone corners, and you get no pass rush, and you got a guy who is on-fire with pinpoint passes, maybe you should mix up what you’re doing.

    But nope, Bowles knows best, and it’s best to just sit back in your soft zone, let the other team move the ball at will and hope for some redzone turnovers.

  162. Irishmist Says:

    Look on the bright side. Carolina could have had Stroud, and then he’d be burning us twice a year for the next 15 years.

  163. Bucfan1234 Says:

    Looks like we all agree. Todd Bowles is a bum and shouldn’t ever be a head coach again. He’s just a loser.

    Also how did we spend $30M a year on the secondary and give up 5 TDs to a rookie QB? Carlton Davis got cooked like a thanksgiving turkey.

    Canales called an OK game, but he is too inexperienced.

  164. Miller5252 Says:

    Since the SB the D has continued to get worse. Run stop sucks most weeks and the back end is horrible. The back end should have been the best part this year since we payed so much. Fire em all

  165. Bosch Says:

    Joe, you shouldn’t have posted that article praising C Davis. I would say you jinxed him, but the fact is he is a below average corner, who is very capable of having this kind of game.

  166. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Erik Henson hit it. Could have taken 16 seconds off the clock and we have a better chance at winning bit guaranteed with this coaching staff and defense

  167. Bucfan1988 Says:

    Bowles is DONE…

    Supposed to be a defensive specialist and his team just laid an egg on defense against a ROOKIE quarterback…

    Barely any blitzing..
    Just laying back & playing zone defense which they suck at…

    Bowles should be instantly fired after this embarassment….

    Blow this crap up!!!!

    Oh also btw, our corners SUCK!!
    Carlton Davis, you’re garbage…Also got embarassed…

  168. Todd Says:


  169. HC Grover Says:

    Throw Bowzo in the Bay. Bring out the Head Bags. Bowzo was prepared to lose on a Kupp magnitude defensive blunder. He never fails.

  170. Tom Says:

    Time to blow up everything…somethings is just not right…right?

  171. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Not guaranteed!

  172. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    If theres any justice left in the world then the Glazers sell the team.

    But first fire the TOAD BOWELS

  173. Sacker58 Says:

    Todd Bowles ,gone,Devin white ,gone,Carlton Davis gone,Jamel every other game injured,gone

  174. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    Both of the Bucs corners play like garbage.

  175. adam from ny Says:

    i can’t believe what i just saw…

    CD3 got punked out there all day…

    and bowles should be handed a pink slip first thing monday morning…

    you really can’t bounce back from something like this…

    bowles cooked his own team…for the season…

    just let him go in the morning…i hate to say it…but i’m saying it as well

  176. Jody Says:

    DONE – This team is garbage and if I were the glazers, I’d fire EVERYONE before their post-game pressers. Football season just ended for me.

    We have them up by 4 points with under a minute to go and this so-called “vaunted defense” lets the other team run down and score? Not worth my time.

    Fire em ALL!!!! Interims couldn’t be any worse.

    Brady was right to retire….Bowles should follow today!

  177. James West Says:

    Lovie Bowles, has this team in the toilet, time to, burn it down, and begin the rebuild, I said it when bucco Bruce handed the team to his buddy, he sucked as head coach wherever he was hired, time to turn the page!

  178. BomTrady Says:

    To quote the CBS studio guys, “I have no idea what Todd Bowels and the Bucs defense is doing out there, no blitzing and playing Tampa 2?!?!”

    They don’t know either.

  179. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Devin White and LVD both had a great game…minus 1-2 plays.

  180. Vlad The Impaler Says:


  181. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Nice Todd reboot this system!

  182. John Says:

    Mike Evans is checked out. Can’t blame him. He comes up big when his number is called but it’s not often

  183. Jody Says:


  184. Eric Says:

    Have you seen enough lol!

  185. optimisticbucsfan Says:

    SEASON OVER!!!!!



  186. Rod Munch Says:

    Canabuc Says:
    November 5th, 2023 at 4:40 pm
    Not sure why everybody is calling to fire Dave Canales after this game I thought the offense looked very good.

    But this defense is an embarrassment


    Hummm…. I seem to remember the Bucs offense putting up lots of points, with a defense that was giving up even more points, and all I ever heard was about how bad the offense was. So those are the rules. If you lose, for any reason, it’s on the QB.

    Also, putting up 250 yards passing in 2023 is pretty pitiful, and this was probably Mayfields best game.

    Said it before, by Mayfield is just a new version of Mike Glennon. So if you think you’re winning a SB with Mike Glennon, then by all means, keep starting him.

  187. Bradys Ghost Says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Bradys ghost here to laugh at all ya’ll babies! Happy losing!

  188. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Add that to your resume Bowles.

    Exactly Joe – what good is Bowles? What is he good at? Hanging your hat on your D that gave up an NFL record to a rookie QB? Uh bye bye.

  189. Dreambig Says:

    Mod, can’t blame Arians, this is Bowles 2nd year. This is on Licht and the Buccaneers ownership.

  190. Ted Says:

    That was a tale of two franchises. Houston has great young players, a smart aggressive head coach, and a 28 yr old OC from the 49ers that has learned well under Shanahan/McDaniels, and real franchise QB. The Bucs have none of that.

  191. bucs_shak Says:

    In football fan depressed.

  192. PbnJ Says:

    The Bucs being a laughingstock is the only really normal part of my life at the moment.

    This season was the one to determine if they could sustain success or have had two saviors for a season who became stale. Gruden & Brady.

    Looks like Licht is seconds away from rediscovering he’s awful & the guy who traded up in the 2nd for a kicker then used a 4th on another two years later.

    Is he still amazing?

    Greenberg is master of cap but hasn’t been tapped by another naybe makes sense?

    I feel the worst for Baker. He doesn’t deserve this to be a final act.

    Evans & 45 will be happy when another team pays them.

  193. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Jody Says:
    “Fire em ALL!!!! Interims couldn’t be any worse.”

    If you fire them all…there would be no interims.

  194. gregoreo Says:

    a real punch to the gut. great start for another decade of darkness. its a bucs life

  195. jugheadfla1 Says:

    Just sitting here hitting refresh to see when Joe posts the Bowels fired post…….i’m waiting

  196. Jody Says:

    hire the cheerleaders then…they couldn’t do worse.

  197. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Email Bowles his pink slip on the way back!

  198. Jody Says:

    Hire me. I’d right the ship

  199. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    The Glazers don’t fire coaches mid season

    ……they fire coaches in December

  200. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    ModHairKen Says
    “Who caused this? Arians. He did this. He quit so late that they had no choice but to hire Bowles.”

    That is a total crock, friend. Bowles was the planned replacement from the moment Bowles was hired as DC. It was a condition of him coming here.

    They should have fired him last year, but I get why they didn’t.

    Why hamper a new head coach with cap issues? So keeping bowles this year made sense.

  201. Time to Fire Coaches Says:

    Fire the HC tonight
    The D collapse is on him

  202. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I’ve watched alota bad Bucs games since the Creamsicle days……..

    …..but this game was another all time low for this Franchise

  203. PbnJ Says:

    What does the Tampa Bay Buccaneers & Marijuana have in common?

    They both get smoked with Bowles!

  204. 808bucfan Says:

    Should have fired Bowles, when he chose to blitz Stafford, and he hit Kuup for the big play in that playoff game a couple years back. Keep us from going to back to back super bowls, which we would have won. Then should have fired him last season. Actually should’ve never let him be HC. Fire him now with Canales. They’re terrible.

  205. DFW Buc Says:

    The new confidence pole this week should have two options. 1 No confidence. 2. Time to kick him out the door!

  206. unbelievable Says:

    @Rod – Davis was 1 on 1 in man coverage on at least 2 touchdowns, plus another 7 or 8 massive completions.

    He could not have sucked worse than he did today.

    Stop making excuses. He’s been playing like garbage all season.

  207. Bojim Says:

    I did say earlier that I would’ve picked Stroud first in the draft. Doesn’t make me feel better. I’m just frustrated beyond frustrated. Feel bad for Evans. Wouldn’t blame him one bit if he left. Offense put up the numbers. Defense gave them away.

  208. dmatt Says:

    Will someone explain to me the reason JTS is playing in the nfl? Am I the only one to notice that he was in a state of shock to get the int, it was thrown right in his bread basket, he did nothing miraculous on that play.However, based on his hesitation, he really didn’t know that he could return the ball for two points. Look at the tapes. Also, he could’ve prevent the qb two point conversion had he wrapped the qb up,instead he tried to use his shoulder to make the stop. JTS is a BUST. FIRE BOWLES, NOW!!!

  209. Rod Munch Says:

    unbelievable Says:
    November 5th, 2023 at 4:47 pm
    @Rod – Davis was 1 on 1 in man coverage on at least 2 touchdowns, plus another 7 or 8 massive completions.


    Absolutely 100% not true. Wait for the tape. I watched all the replays to see what hew as doing on all of them, and he wasn’t in man on any of them, he’s just standing there, along with the rest of the secondary, like the brilliant head coach Todd Bowles commands them to do.

  210. Boss Says:

    So glad I napped through the game only to watch the final 3 minutes


    Sleeping is a better use of your time. You can only dream this team will do anything under this coaching

  211. Faspro Says:


  212. Thomas51 Says:

    I’m sad to Joe. Bummer of an ending.

  213. ItsABucsLoss Says:

    Yeaaaaaaaaa!!! Toad Bozo classic choke, fire the cannons, Mission #CollapseForCaleb is FULL GO!!

    Oh wait it’s the Bucs they’ll probably f that up too.

  214. MrWAK Says:

    The Bucs make another legend. Every rookie/reserve/backup is too tough for the Bucs to “Solve”. Not the first time and not the last. Fire Bowles now.

  215. Bradys Ghost Says:

    808 – yes Bowles 100% cost the 2021 Bucs the super bowl birth. He was rubbish as a coach then and is clearly much worse as a head coach…

    Brady’s Ghost thinks this is very funny stuff indeed. Keep burning down the ship Bowles! HAHAHAHAHAHA

  216. jimini Says:

    10-12yds cushines by our corners! Houston was pressing our outlets and tackle them for a lose or no gain. I agree, it’s time to get rid of Bowles he can’t seem to adjust at halftime. Plus, the offensive is too predictable.

  217. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    JTS is garbage…… pure garbage 🗑

  218. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    The play calling on both sides is abysmal.

  219. firethecannons Says:


  220. bob Says:

    incinerate the toilet Bowl

  221. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    808 you stop it with that stoopid schpiel! Someone today cried because he didn’t blitz enough. That was the right call Devin White didn’t get the defense lined up since he’s the MLB. The play rattler they let Kupp get a 1st down AND get out of bounds. A no no in football. They keep Krupp in bounds and the game would’ve ended before the kick. You guys are so lazy . Blame Coach Todd Chitterlings for what he’s done the last two seasons, after today

  222. DBS Says:

    The conditioning excuse is BS. Team’s adjustments and. Bowles does not counter the moves. He even backed off what he was doing in the first quarter. It’s time for the Glazers to step in and make a move. This secondary has sucked for a long time. Want to save cap money? Davis AND Dean can go.

  223. SBucs Says:

    470 yds is probably very indicative how well the defense is coached. Also the Bucs record after eleven games… 4 – 7….

  224. Bucfan37 Says:

    The Texans looked to be just too much for the Bucs.. It was not a blowout but sure seemed like one.

  225. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Imagine if Brady was still here and he lost to a rookie. Think he’d hate Bowles now? Glad he’s not. His 1st losing season as his last with us is a bad enough black eye on the NFLs laughing stock!

  226. SBucs Says:

    Why does Todd look like he’s smelling a full diaper? Maybe because he’s sh*t as a coach and he knows it….

  227. Crazyhorse54 Says:

    Upon arrival at the airport, the Glazers need to fire Bowles and Canales. It’s already happened with the Raiders and needs to happen here. Canales might be better as a college coach (Division 3). His happy words would be welcome by the kids. He has no business in the NFL.

  228. Crazyhorse54 Says:

    Billboard up on Dale Mabry yet?

  229. Bamboo Says:

    Don’t throw shade at Baker If everyone played as hard we’d be 5-3. Stroud was unconscious but if defense just played average there was a W there. Crap

  230. Bradys Ghost Says:

    David… the Rams blitz was not the right call. because it didn’t work. because the coach is not competent. Because white is not competent, because Stafford was the best in the league against the blitz… oh… did I say because it didn’t work?

    Brady’s ghost has more nuggets for you, if you like. Again… loving this from my mega yacht…. HEHEHE

  231. Kidfloflo Says:

    Couldnt even let us enjoy a great Baker come back TD for 47 secs!!!! I’d have the Raiders owner fire everyone in the middle of the night for us!!!!! And to a team without a kicker!!!! A new low

  232. Tony Says:


    Actually yes he does fail. In many ways.

    I wonder what the conversations are like with him & the team before every game. They need to dump Bowles, Carlton, Dean, Neal, Tryon & some of those OL for sure. Carlton, Dean & Neal don’t care & Tryon is just stupid. Carlton was just getting killed.

  233. Pittbucfan Says:

    Fire bowels now!!!!!!!

  234. Pittbucfan Says:

    And I hope the Baker haters go hide somewhere!

  235. DHeavy Says:

    Still waiting for the replacement of JPP. 400+ yards in the air for Texans by a rookie QB? That’s a dude in a comfortable pocket. Making one QB pressure every fifth or sixth pass play doesn’t get it done. Rules don’t allow for d-back play – You can only speed up the QB. Numbers don’t lie – 400+ yards tells me this or any QB against this D-front is playing in slow motion.

    Jason Licht’s only glaring resume smudge is continuous drafting sub-par defensive end/ outside backer…or our defensive head coach can’t developing them. I put it on the coaching.

  236. David Says:

    Houston turned the ball over in their own side of the field and Baker scores a FG.
    The game was lost there. If Texans had kicker they would have easily won this game not missing extra points .

    You can’t go on the road and score 2 touch downs and expect to win against the bad teams let alone good teams .
    Fire Toilet Bowls and bench the trash Baker who was out scored by a rookie

  237. David Says:

    Houston turned the ball over in their own side of the field and Baker scores a FG.
    The game was lost there. If Texans had kicker they would have easily won this game not missing extra points .

    You can’t go on the road and score 2 touch downs and expect to win against the bad teams let alone good teams .

  238. Tony Says:

    Alot of this isn’t Baker. He’s not getting much help from the others. Even if they put Trask in he probably wouldn’t do much better because he’d be running for his life also & Baker moves around more than Trask so Baker should stay in there. I’ve always said for the longest time alot of the problems with this team has been the coaching staff the front office & the Glazers.

  239. Tony Says:

    We should get Taylor Swift to buy the team.😀

  240. Duane in Sanford Says:

    Todd Bowles and his overpaid defense are the only ones to blame for this loss. Special teams were on point, and we saw the offense score 37. I would rather see shootout losses like this, but I know our defensive genius cant take the heat.

  241. cuzzo Says:


  242. Tony Says:

    @Duane in Sanford

    At least Kancey Vita & Lavonte were looking pretty good.

  243. Tony Says:


  244. Lenny G Says:

    When a team is coached by a defensive minded coach, and that team’s defense is the weakness, get rid of the coach.

  245. Patrick Says:

    When we scored a touchdown and left them time to move the ball, I knew our defense wasn’t going to stop the Texans. Running more time off the clock should’ve been part of that last offensive drive.

  246. NAW MAAAAAN Says:


  247. NE Fan Says:

    DavidBigBucs@ thanks to Toilet Bowls Brady had his first losing season, first loss when winning going into the 4th qtr, first loss to Dallas and lost to two rookies, Pickens & humiliated in SF by Purdy with Bowles swiss.cheese D. 2022 should have been a 4 win season. Mu guess is thanks to Bowles Canales won’t be able to find a coaching job again like BL.

  248. Les Says:

    Ina prevent defence games end ? Yea prevents winning ,no pressure on a rookie with seconds left . Bowles your fired .reminds me of the rams lose that cost us a super bowl. ! Tom Brady ran that show .hire him as a head coach !!or offence coordinator !! Gazer boys you know what you have to do. How much more embarrassment do you want ?

  249. Free agent seeking trade Says:

    Fire the whole coaching staff look forward to next season. Never was a fan of the Todd Bowles hiring because to often black coaches take on slumping teams and sign bare minimum talent players and coaches. Canales offense is still stagnant and is not better than of what Leftwhich had to offer. Canales offense had no type of run rachaad white has 305 yards that’s 20 more than Jalen hurts. No down field plays only in fourth when playing from behind offensive plays are horrible and predictable Baker is averaging 6.8 yards a throw this season 10 touchdowns and has one of the WR duos in the NFL. Offense still can’t score in red zone field goals won’t cut it . Secondary was and is hideous but the offense has to capitalize off turnovers, good field advantage because the defense is on the field too much these days and the penalties. Really ???