Todd Bowles Admits Baffling Mistake That Bucs Fans Are Tearing Apart

Todd Bowles Admits Mistake That Buccaneers Fans Are Tearing Apart

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a bad loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Since then, many have voiced their frustrations about head coach Todd Bowles. Especially after he blundered the fourth quarter away in a game that could have been won in regulation. Now, it sounds like he’s making a baffling admission that has the fanbase tearing him apart.

First, Bowles came out and claimed he “didn’t want to risk an interception,” per Rick Stroud. Tom Brady’s thrown 420 pass attempts with just two interceptions. Considering how efficient Brady is in maintaining possession, you’d think the Buccaneers would give him a shot to make a play.

Now, however, the Buccaneers’ head coach comes out and admits what really was going on in his head during that late fourth-quarter situation. According to Rick Stroud, Todd Bowles claims, “We said if we didn’t get yards on the first play, we wouldn’t call timeout. We would probably let the clock run. If he saw something, he could throw it. But we didn’t get any yards on the first play. We got 1 or 2 yards with Rachaad [White] and we were backed up.”

And with that, Todd Bowles admits he was playing for overtime rather than giving Tom Brady, the best quarterback ever, a chance to drive the field and win the game. So, with that in mind, you can easily understand why Buccaneers fans are ripping Bowles apart.

This truly isn’t a great look for Todd Bowles right now.

It’s insane to not even give the GOAT a chance to win the game.

This season has been an absolute roller coaster for the Buccaneers. Maybe they can turn it around in time. However, when your head coach plays for overtime, then the season might be done already.