Buccaneers coach doesn’t hold back about poor performance

Todd Bowles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Todd Bowles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

The Buccaneers have another embarrassing loss on their record after dropping a game against the Steelers. Todd Bowles called it like it was after.

In what was undoubtedly one of the most embarrassing losses of any team this season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to the Pittsburg Steelers in their Week Six matchup.

In what was supposed to be the easiest game of the Bucs’ entire schedule, especially considering the fact that the Steelers were dealing with multiple crucial injuries to their defense, the Buccaneers were unable to produce anything offensively while simultaneously looking pretty terrible on defense as well.

The fact that the Bucs played as terrible as they did and still barely lost should give people an idea of how awful the Steelers are and how embarrassing this loss really was for a team “trying” to win another Super Bowl.

After the game, Bucs’ head coach Todd Bowles didn’t mince any words saying, “I think guys that are living off the Super Bowl are living in a fantasy land.” 

What makes very little sense about this statement is the fact that Bowles took no accountability for the loss himself despite saying that the issue was people not being focused enough and living off of the laurels of their past Super Bowl victory.

Generally, when there is an issue with the focus and attitude of a team, that should be dealt with by the head coach. Teams are always a reflection of their coach, and the Buccaneers are certainly no exception to this.

If Bowles is upset about the atmosphere around the team, he should be doing something about it and set a clear tone, not complaining to reporters so he presumably doesn’t have to confront players or coaches.

Bowles has always appeared to be a likable, players-type of coach which works for some teams around the league, but it would appear it is high time that Bucs fans began to notice it definitely isn’t with the team’s current personnel.

After this loss, either Bowles needs to drastically change the way he runs things, or the team should begin looking for a new head coach that can better motivate the current players.

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