Todd Bowles References Replacing Players

November 6th, 2023

Interesting radio comment yesterday afternoon by Todd Bowles after he praised his offense for a 37-point output.

Then Bowles turned to his beloved defense. “Certain guys gotta learn how to play better or we have to replace them,” Bowles told the Buccaneers Radio Network.

Considering Bowles said the 39-37 loss was a complete failure by his defense, it’s hard to pin down to whom Bowles was referring.

Safety Ryan Neal already was benched for Dee Delaney yesterday. Formerly a starter, Neal got just 20 snaps and he appeared to make the best worst of them. Of course, Carlton Davis was roasted and toasted, and fellow cornerback Zyon McCollum often seemed a step behind where he should have been after he replaced Jamel Dean.

Dean wasn’t having a great day before his concussion.

The Bucs pass rush had an inconsistent afternoon, too.

Joe’s all for shaking up the lineup a bit. But Joe does not think there are quick fixes on the bench.

74 Responses to “Todd Bowles References Replacing Players”

  1. Voice of Truth Says:

    Certain guys need to coach better or they are getting replaced real soon….

    Mirror meet Todd

  2. Steelers fan Says:

    You fix the entire team if you fire Bowles and bench Baker. We could of won 1 of the last 6 games with Trask so whats the problem why is Baker still out there?

  3. Richard Dickson Says:

    21/30-265-2-0 is why Mayfield is still starting.

  4. Steelers fan Says:

    I guentee bucs win more than 1 outta the last 6 with Trask at QB. Does anyone disagree with that?

  5. Tbbucs3 Says:

    This was Lovie ball all over again.

  6. BrianBucs Says:

    Has Bowles been fired yet?

  7. Steelers fan Says:

    “21/30-265-2-0 is why Mayfield is still starting.”

    Thats a hell of a bar i dunno if Trask could live up to that.

  8. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Steelers fan

    Reminder that rookie CJ Stroud yesterday just surpassed your terrible quarterback Kenny Pickett in career TD passes yesterday.


    Can’t wait till end of season. Bowles needs to go NOW!

  10. THOMAS PFALZ Says:

    Bit of good news. My Bengals are on the move up.

  11. Steelers fan Says:

    Steelers fan

    “Reminder that rookie CJ Stroud yesterday just surpassed your terrible quarterback Kenny Pickett in career TD passes yesterday.”

    Guess what my crappy QB wins games

  12. Tye Says:

    This poser still employed today…
    FIRE TB!

  13. Rick Says:

    Do you lose more games with or without Bowles for the rest of the year? Whichever option loses more games is the one you go with.

    We need difference making players.

  14. BrianBucs Says:

    I wonder if Bowles and Licht even realize what a huge blunder they made by letting Edwards and Whitehead leave?

  15. rrsrq Says:

    Vaughn does not need to see the field as an RB anymore this season, let the rookie Barber grow, I rather see rookies, i.e., YaYa and Marquese Watts and vet Cam Gill get more time and make JTS play special teams. I think the Stinnie change should have happened way before now and wondering if Nick Leverette should be at the other interior guard over Mauch (is it pass blocking or run blocking, because if it is pass blocking, it’s Baker the escape artist.

  16. Jack Clark Says:

    Hey Joe, does Todd Bowles need to get back to the “fundamentals” of not giving up 70 yards and a touchdown with 40 seconds left to go in the fourth quarter?! 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

  17. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    Finally, Bowles is right. Accountability is important. If someone is letting the team down, they need to be sat down and I don’t care what the contract looks like. Now hopefully, Licht heard that as well and we hold EVERYONE responsible

  18. BrianBucs Says:

    Vince Lombardi once said that he wanted a team full of “Playmakers And Dominators”.
    The Bucs right now have way too few of both.
    Come on Jason Licht. You have a lot of holes to fill on this roster you built.

  19. I remember 21 Says:

    Agreed there’s not a fix or replacement for every guy that’s playing bad, but sitting Neal for Double Dee was a no brainer and should’ve happened WEEKS ago. JTS should also be riding pine except to spell YaYa. Even on known passing downs, he gives us next to nothing. We know he’s not in our long term plans, we’re clearly not going anywhere this season, let’s get YaYa seasoned up and see what we have. If White really is injured, let’s let Sir Dennis get a few more snaps here and there (not start). I don’t buy the injury narrative anyhow. If he’s really injured (more than every NFL player is mid season), why would he agree to hide it when he’s looking to cash in with the super bag next season while putting out horrible film this year? And I’m not even saying all these moves just to soft tank or develop young guys. I think some of these changes would bring a better result to the field. But it’s all a pipe dream as long as bowles is in charge. Never seen a guy that coaches like he wants to get fired more. The Glazers need to make his dream come true post haste. #FIREbowles

  20. Duane in Sanford Says:

    Bowles needs to learn to be better at call third down plays. He was getting splash plays on the early downs, then gave up the booty on third and longs most of the day. Nothing he says can be trusted. He should finish the season out, then move on. Its Black Monday- he just doesnt know it yet.

  21. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Dean always sucked will always suck but still they gave him a contract

  22. TheMIGHTYVH Says:

    The swoon is in full bloom… 4 game losing streak with the Titans up next and then off to play SF and INDY… gonna be a very, very long final 9 games. Maybe a 5 perhaps 6 win team when it’s all said and done. And I am being kind only because our division sucks a$$

  23. AtlBuc Says:

    Is Bowles going to replace the person who was calling the defensive formations during a 75 yard, 40 second drive to win the game??

  24. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Safety Ryan Neal already was benched for Dee Delaney yesterday.
    -Delaney blew the inside coverage on Stroud’s winning td pass.
    …and Stroud had a clean pocket…where was Vea?

  25. Tbbucs3 Says:

    The defense was NEVER this bad last season, which is very discouraging because the offense (despite it’s flawed play calling) has improved from it was in 2022.

    So there’s 0 excuse for this regression, Bowels/Licht should be ashamed.

    Licht needs to be asked directly why he replaced a superbowl saftey Mike Edwards for Ryan Neal.

  26. Mike Johnson Says:

    I’ve always supported Bowles. Even when many here were calling him out. But…,,its time for him to pack bags. He might be a…Dead Man Walking.

  27. gofortheface30 Says:

    SteelersFan – not the hill you want to die on dweeb. Steelers have been outscored, and bottom 5 in both defense and offense. Big congrats on your smoke and mirrors, house of cards team that will come crashing down just like it did in 2020. I will say though, I would likely be much happier if I had your level of ignorance and denial with your Tim Tebow like, trite commentary that he “just wins games.”

  28. Capt.Tim Says:

    Only thing on this Team worth paying attention to, Is Mayfield.
    If he can have a 97 QB rating with this slop, and this feeble excuse for a head coach.
    He could really be interesting with a real Head coach, and a team thats actually playing.

    NOTHING else on this team is worth watching. And I wont.
    Never thought Id see a Bucs defense this horrible

  29. Deadwood South Dakota Says:

    Bye bye todd.. ur defense.. your boys didn’t even play for your job.. but wait here we go todd.. we will.address that or that’s for the room.. well u and devin with ur bs excuses are soon to be gone

  30. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Time for a culture change.

    Bud Licht and his flip flops need to be shown the door with the rest of the Arizona experience..

  31. Nick2 Says:

    Too little too late. Bye Todd

  32. Nick2 Says:

    Joe; whats the chance we land Jin Harbaugh?? Dream big Glazers!!!!

  33. Allbuccedup Says:

    Bowles look in the mirror you should have taken the 10 second runoff after evans fumble recovery. You had the guaranteed tie possible win then Stroud would have only 30 seconds to beat you plus you would have a timeout to remind the DBs to get their heads out of their asses. The Bucs are paying Davis and Dean all that money for this please this teams talent is vastly overrated. Plus how did Dean get a concussion from falling down after that WR burned him. Maybe that was a convenient excuse for the TD.

  34. Chad Stone Says:

    When Trask had to play with lesser players his last game at Florida, he showed who he is. That OU defense could stop anyone all year until then. Trask is not the type of player that could do well in the current situation. Baker took the Browns to a playoff victory in Pittsburgh! He is an escape artist and is playing his ass off! I think they give him the rest of the year to audition as the QB in place while they rebuild the rest of team. QB isn’t where they need to start the rebuild. I’m not sure any of these QB are going to be great NFL guys. Nothing will kill a rebuild like reaching on an unproven QB instead of getting better on both sides up front and upgrading the secondary. Then get a cheap RB in free agency.

  35. Victor R Range Says:

    The only ones need to be replaced is Mayfield, Todd Bowles, and the the front office other than that Tampa Bay Buccaneers are done for a good 4years.

  36. Old School Bucs Says:

    Fixing that broken defense is a start, but that Oline needs a lot of attention too!!!

  37. WyomingJoe Says:

    TRASK SUCKS. That’s why he isn’t playing Steelers Fan. Brady thought of him the same way. Go back to a Pittsburgh where you and Trask belong.

  38. Bobby Says:

    Hey Joe, JPP is still a free agent, if Bucs management is serious about turning this around quickly. Call JPP

  39. TheMIGHTYVH Says:

    Hey Joe – look at the silver lining – at least the Panthers drafted the wrong QB and we dont have to face Stroud twice a year. Hell, looks like they got the 4th best QB out of all the big names. The UFA Bagent looks better than Bryce Young. Then again, Young will probably beat Stroud’s rookie record when he faces our lame secondary.

  40. TheMIGHTYVH Says:

    Baker is the least of our concerns. But I do realize he will NEVER carry a franchise. He needs to be complimented by a good run game, quality WRs and play caller/OC. Do you realize he has NEVER had those things except for that 1 season in Cleveland? And for those of you that think Trask is the answer you probably vote high confidence in Joe’s weekly Todd Bowles confidence poll.

  41. pmarcello Says:

    Enough of this bench Baker bash Baker crap. It haws become a lot of tedious nonsense vomited up by the same ignoranrt know nothing nobodys who think their stupid opinions are of any value. Same morons every day. Worsr fans I have ever seen.

    The fact is Baker played an A plus heroic unselfish game that he justifiably won or should have.

    Steeler an you need to STFU and go root for yoiur own sorry going nowhere team. Tomlin rode Ben’s coatails for a dozen years and ha produced nothing. Yunz are finding out that talent like Ben doesn’t grow on trees.Oh yeah did I mention that I am a Pittsburgh guy?

    Baker is the real deal. He came in here under a pay me nothing cheap “prove it” deal and has donr everything the coaches asked of him to operate their dumb system. Personally I theink they are holding him back. They have him so concerned about throwing picks that he hardly bothers to look down field. Why because the coaches are setting it up that way. They have a big gun and they are afraid to shoot it thining he will make a mitake. The Mistake is thers. It is called lack of agression. Baker was made for the attack.
    I am hoping he get an offer from the Rams next season. Mcvay knows how to release his talent and drive and skill. This town doesn
    t deserve Baker.

  42. Bucs4Life Says:

    Agree 100 with your closing statement.

  43. DEEEMO Says:

    OH MY…BAKER did NOT lose this game people. Coaching did. Bowles has lost the locker room….the defense played like crap the whole game. The Bucs have lost the last 4 that they should have won and were in each of those games. Bad play calling and players just going through the motions like they are coached….I think it’s time for Bowles to walk the plank…

  44. D1 Says:

    Texas Tony,

    Bucs also considered Will Levis with their first pick this year. What does that say?

  45. Steelers fan Says:

    “Baker is the real deal. He came in here under a pay me nothing cheap “prove it” deal and has donr everything the coaches asked of him to operate their dumb system.”

    OMG… You have a loser mentality like Baker. Loosing is a culture and Baker sits atop that throne.

    Houston D is horrid and Baker had 130 yrds after 3Q’s ( i see a patern here) Baker didnt do anything. He will continue to loose. Trask would of won alot of thos 5/6 losses 4 in a row. Bucs would def be looking at PLAYOFFS!!!

    Butt heck no even now bucs have a chance but they will keep doing the same thing and keep baker in there until the bucs are out of contention.

    What a waste, EVERYONE knows by now what Baker is. Trask floor is better than Bakers ceiling at this point.

    If ANYONE thinks Baker has played well you deseve the 5/6 losses and 4 in a row.

    QB’s LEAD teams.

  46. WyomingJoe Says:

    Pmarcello: Your assessment of Baker was dead on. He’s ranked 15th overall in stats this year according to ESPN, and he’ll finish in the Top 10 if he isn’t held back. Baker to the Rams and McVay works for me.

  47. WyomingJoe Says:

    Texas Fat A-s Tony: Brady not wanting Trask as a backup was mentioned on this site several times. So, kiss my a-s!

  48. Nybuccguy Says:

    Diaby should get more snaps, and we need to keep Delaney out there instead of Neal. We should also consider seeing what we have with Sirvocea Dennis and Trask.

  49. K_bassuka Says:

    Nothing will matter if the Bowel Movement is starting at QB. Welcome to Cleveland south!

  50. UKBuccaneer Says:

    Only on JBF can we see ‘fans’ losing their minds about a QB after scoring 37 points and losing a game they led with 46 seconds remaining.

  51. Oneilbuc Says:

    Wyoming Joe. I hope they give you your wish with Baker Mayfield so you can go with him. Baker Mayfield played good for the first time this season even when the bucs won he was very average against the bears and the Vikings. He’s on his way to his 5th team in 7 years and you and some of the people on here thinks he a hall of famer lol 🤣🤣🤣!!

  52. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow, watching it real time I didn’t even notice that Neal was only out there for 20 plays yet still managed a massive screw up and allowed a TD.

    Gee, in the future guys, maybe you should question why any team would let a young guy, who is claimed to be talented, walk for free when he’s on a cheap deal.

    To me, that was a HUGE red flag. Meanwhile everyone else here was already putting him in the pro-bowl.

    To be clear, I had no issue signing him – it was the idea that he was just handed the job. That was insane. Then the people in the comments who were literally saying he would be great … if he was great, why did Seattle tell him to hit the bricks when they literally could have kept him for near min wage.

    In any case, just something to keep in mind for the future.

  53. Jeff Says:

    Clueless Todd!

  54. Pewter Power Says:

    Bench yourself Bowles god that super soft zone coverage you call defense. Yaya and JTS have zero pass rush moves and just run into the tackle and stop. The only outside linebacker with any kind of pass rush moves is Shaq. He’s coming off injured and Still our best rusher

  55. Lakeland Steve Says:

    Bowles picked these players for his defense and he picks the players who are on the field the most. It’s his job also to put these players in the best position to win. We play the first half mixing things up on defense and had a lead. We spent the second half playing zone trying not to lose. That’s Bowles in a nutshell, instead of going all out to win, he plays not to lose. That’s what a loser does!

  56. Keith Henig Says:

    The Bucs should think about “replacing” Todd Bowles…

  57. Larrd Says:

    Start Sir Dennis inside and Devin White takes Shoyinka’s spot and blitzes full time from all over.

    White was shot out of a cannon at Stroud in the first half, then dropped into no-man’s land all second half. Baffling!

  58. Bali High Says:

    Baker plays defense?

  59. orlbucfan Says:

    Brady can shove it. He’s gone and good riddance. Still nothing about the refs today. C’mon Joe, you won’t get censored by the NFL.

  60. Roy Says:

    Bucs fans. Yall always blaming the coach n crying when your team losing. Then hop on the bandwagon..please beware the Saints are winning the NFC South. Take yall medicine and enjoy the ride. Bucs can’t catch a cold in Alaska with no panties on .hahaha

  61. Bill Schwartz Says:

    Bowles should be playing Greg Gaines #96. He is an excellent, consistent, and talented player. He essentially played every defensive snap that brought the LA Rams the Super Bowl in 2022.
    He is a dependable workhorse that performs. Also remember he and Vea were a tag team at UW for 3 years and know how to work together. He is incredible talent that is being wasted!
    Get him out on the field!

  62. Toad Bowels Says:

    I clearly mismanage the clock at the end of the game. Just Google it there are many articles on the internet about my mismanagement.

    Will I improve any? Can I motivate the team? Will Will I in the assistant coaches got down on the many penalties that have been killing our drives? Do the fans have any reason to actually show up for any of the remaining home games? Will I let my two highly paid man to man corners play man to man? Will I finally unleash my highly paid first round draft choice Devin White to blitz? Will I finally solidify my offensive line with the five best personnel in the five best positions for them?

    These questions answered next week same Bat time same Bat channel on “As The Toad Turns”

    Toad Bowels (on thin ice in Tampa, thinner than The Lightning Hockey arena)

  63. BakerBucs Says:

    All u need to know bout steelersfan say is he from a state that elected freak fetterman enough said OMG what a loser!!!

  64. Oneilbuc Says:

    Bakerbucs. You have 9 more games than you can follow Faker Mayfield to his 5th team in 7 years. And you can go to that team site and make excuses for Baker Mayfield!! And I’m not blaming him for this lost but all the others he was 80 percent of the problem on offense. To all my real bucs fans this is why I don’t like these old washed up quarterback that’s popular in the media! Because when they suck they always have a fan base that’s going to make excuses for them regardless how bad they play.

  65. Fansince76 Says:

    Here’s a quick fix, get JTS the hell out of his starting spot!
    get Nelson in there who is a way better player!

  66. 76 bucsfan46 Says:

    Maybe you and your staff should coach better. And simplify your defense. Run more line stunts. Play man coverage at the line.

  67. Johnny boy Says:

    Its time to fire Todd Bowles and send Jamel Deans and Varlton Davis with him

  68. Badbuc Says:

    Bill Schwartz nailed it. Put Vita and Gaines together on the line! We have starters that play 63 snaps in a game without a single stat. How the hell can you leave ’em out there.

    Playing the LB’s deep kills us every game. Bills shredded us with 1.5 second passes. Texans worked it as well. Every team knows this.

  69. Luis Says:

    Mayfield is balling. Steelers fan is a fool and probably a gators fan. The coaching needs to improve as they allowed a game winning drive with lees than a minute left. They should know better as they had the goat at QB when it comes to game winning drives.

  70. vadertime Says:

    Todd, how about you replace yourself first.

  71. Nuke Says:

    The offense scored 37 points. How can Mayfield be blamed for the loss? All the people that criticize him just don’t know what they’re talking about.

  72. Joe Says:

    The offense scored 37 points. How can Mayfield be blamed for the loss?

    You have to remember, the Bucs are prejudice. They are denying Kyle Trask his rightful and deserved place in glory because he went to an SEC school. You see, everyone at One Buc Palace are FSU homers. Jason Licht playing for Nebraska and Todd Bowles playing for Temple was just a front to hide their true FSU colors and they don’t want an SEC quarterback to succeed. That’s why he hasn’t taken a snap this year.

  73. Oneilbuc Says:

    Joe. I don’t think no one is blaming Faker Mayfield for the loss but he’s not a good quarterback. He’s Ryan Tanahill 2.0 and I’m talking about the past 2 years Ryan Tanahill. Baker Mayfield is trash and 1 good game does not make up for the past 3 losses we have. He was terrible in every lose this year but 1. Bringing Baker Mayfield in was just a waste of time and Kyle Trask was better than him in Training camp and you know it . I know a guy that was able to go to those camps when they were open and he said the same thing and he’s not a Trask guy . That’s why no other team wanted Baker Mayfield but the bucs as a starter.

  74. JackStanton Says:

    I said Baker Mayfield was a never been QB before the season began. I told you guys the Season was over when Bowles was named head coach and also when he named Mayfield as starter. A failure leading a failed QB, the Glazers need to demand better from themselves and their Staff.