Guys, our offensive and defensive play-calling was FANTASTIC tonight. Bowles AND Leftwich called near perfect games.
Committing to the run game, the creative screen passes and play action on 1st downs to take the heat off the Chiefs aggressive defensive playcalling, brilliance on behalf of Lefty and BA.
Bowles called a HELLUVA game as well. This is the first time the Bucs literally abandoned the run defense and it worked out for us. We very seldomly blitzed, but my god the pressure we got from a 4 man rush. I heard on sports center, 29 pressures on 56 dropbacks from Mahommes. I feel like Lavante blanketed Kelce in man coverage all game.. playing Dean on Tyreek in man coverage instead of Davis, very smart.
ZERO TDs to this Chiefs offense… we smacked the shit out of them. WOOOOOO! GOOOO BUCS!!!!
As TKraz said this morning, there are owners of losing teams asking their GMs why they didn’t hire Bowles. Especially in Detroit where they cancelled his interview.
But you also have to credit Licht for patiently assembling this defense through the draft and free agency. Licht and Bowles were on the same page, Licht finding players that worked with Bowles’ scheme.
“Donkey a while back you said Lefwhich was the teams biggest problem, the 0ne who’s holding it back. Do you still feel that way or are you man enough to admit you were wrong?”
Way back earlier in the season, a lot of us were critical about Lefty’s schemes and play-calling, along with Bowles’ performance as well. And rightfully so. It took some time for these guys to figure out how to utilize all the talent properly. Hats off to both now, a great playoff run and a Super Bowl Championship!
It just took a while for the whole thing to properly come together. Too many were negatively judging Bruce, Byron, Bowles, the young secondary, White. In this instant gratification world, very few were patient enough to let the team grow to maturity.
Yes a veteran pitcher can say no to the catcher, but a rookie pitcher better just nod and throw it. I saw one play with 3:46 left near end of the game where Brady said no to the play call and then nodded at the revision. Then he threw a deep incompletion when he should have handed off and killed some clock. But whatever so yeah Brady could override. So what?