The Buccaneers coaching staff is better at coaching football than Jeff Saturday, but owning up to mistakes is an area where they struggle.
Comparing the Buccaneers coaches Byron Leftwich and Todd Bowles to Colts interim head coach Jeff Saturday is disrespectful to a degree. The only similarity between these three is that they are coaches in the NFL.
How they came into these roles differs dramatically.
Saturday has set the NFL world aflame by getting the head coaching job for the Colts despite no experience whatsoever at the NFL level. This has drawn the ire of many (due to the hiring practices of the NFL) but also the support of some based on the way that Saturday carries himself as an admittedly “learning” head coach.
Bowles and Leftwich worked hard for their much-deserved roles. How they got into their positions has been nothing but hard work; the furthest thing from what Saturday did en route to getting his job.
No one on the planet should ever say that the Buccaneers coaches are worse than Saturday (even if they have been bad this season), but they can stand to learn from the coach that might be in over his head.
After being in a similar situation to Bucs coach Todd Bowles at the end of a loss, Saturday acted the same as Bowles in not calling obvious timeouts.
Rather than come out and double down on his decision with BS answers that have a billion holes poked in them by the hour, Saturday did something that Bowles and Leftwich should do; he took accountability for an obvious mistake.
The Buccaneers coaches refusing to acknowledge the need to learn and adapt has been one of the worst parts of this phase of Tampa sports history. What they’re doing isn’t working, yet them come into the press conferences with terrible answers and act like they have it all figured out (at 5-6)? Why give terrible answers if anyone with eyes and ears can tell that they’re terrible?
At this point, if the Buccaneers want to build confidence in their coaching staff without making a change, they should stop putting them in front of cameras if we’re going to keep getting answers like the ones we just saw from Bowles.
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