Tue. Jun 18th, 2024
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It’s been rough for the Tampa Bay fan base.

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The Tampa Bay Bucs are 4-7 and somehow one game back from the NFC South lead. But bad coaching has been apparent throughout this regular season and the Bucs fans have had enough.

Ahead of the Bucs Week 12 loss to the Colts Sunday, 76-percent of Bucs fans felt the team should consider moving on from head coach Todd Bowles.


You have to think that number is higher now.

After starting out 3-1 and many placing the Bucs atop their power rankings, Tampa Bay is putting themselves in position for a high draft pick and a new coaching staff. Sure the players play and coaches coach and we’ve seen poor execution down on the field. However, Bowles has not prepared this team to win week in and week out.

Bowles gets away from what works for his defense, he is too conservative or plays not to lose, doesn’t want to “waste” challenges (see Mike Evans’ first down reception in Indianapolis), is outcoached late in games, etc.

The list of flaws continues to grow with each loss it seems. And only beating teams they’re “suppose” to beat just isn’t enough to buy Bowles an extra season.


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