Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles is cruising towards a future where he gets fired during his first season in charge of such a talented team.
Todd Bowles might be a surprise one and done during this crazy season of NFL football. A lot of teams have looked very bad, the Buccaneers are no exception, and a huge part of that comes back to terrible coaching.
Todd Bowles and Byron Leftwich have performed like two of the worst coaches in the league this season. It doesn’t really make sense how it got to this point after seeing great things from both coaches over the past few years, but they are quickly getting rid of every bit of confidence in their abilities.
Everyone has seen Leftwich struggle with the strange reliance on the run and that has been talked about in great detail, but one area that hasn’t been discussed has been how Todd Bowles has been as a game manager.
In a move that surely lost the Bucs the game, Bowles refused to call timeouts at the end of the game, leaving the Buccaneers with only half as much time to go for the win after the Browns made it into Tampa bay territory.
After the game, Bowles did himself no favors by brushing off the notion that the clock, the easiest part of the sport, was anything that he and the team had control of.
This is probably one of the worst quotes from a Buccaneer coach all season. The outright silliness of this answer should be the first thing the Bucs use when the inevitably have to fire their head coach, and you can rest assured that this day is coming quickly.
More terrible answers like this that are provably wrong and terrible will only bring that day here sooner.
Bowles cost his team nearly 40 second today and acted like there was nothing he could do. If the coach doesn’t know how to use timeouts, something that a five-year old playing Madden can figure out, then why the Hell is he coaching a team with Super Bowl talent?
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