WATCH: Reporters Attempt to Push Race Angle, Buccaneers Coach Todd Bowles Promptly Shuts It Down With Ridicule

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles. Screengrab credit: Twitter

Sometimes, someone so perfectly nails what the leftist media is trying to get away with that you can just share a video of what they said — and step out of the way. This is one of those stories.


Let me set this up for you a little first. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. At a mid-week press conference with the Bucs’ head coach Todd Bowles, several reporters latched on to the fact that both head coaches happen to be Black.

As ESPN reported, someone began the narrative by asking Bowles about the match-up against Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin, who is also Black:

“I have a very good relationship with Tomlin,” Bowles said Wednesday when asked about them being two of the league’s four Black coaches, a group that now includes Steve Wilks, who replaced the fired Matt Rhule on an interim basis this week in Carolina. “We don’t look at what color we are when we coach against each other, we just know each other.

“I have a lot of very good white friends that coach in this league as well, and I don’t think it’s a big deal as far as us coaching against each other, I think it’s normal. Wilks got an opportunity to do a good job, hopefully he does it. And we coach ball, we don’t look at color.”

ESPN reporter Jenna Laine then asked this follow-up question:

Bowles then was asked about the impact of representation and what it means for aspiring coaches who are minorities to see NFL coaches who “looks like them” and possibly “grew up like them.”

“Well, when you say, ‘They see you guys,’ and ‘look like them and grew up like them,’ it means that we’re oddballs to begin with,” Bowles said. “I think the minute you guys stop making a big deal about it, everybody else will as well.”


Neither reporter appeared to catch on that their angle is being ridiculed here–or the irony that anyone in 2022 would try to make it a big deal for two people of the same race to do anything at all.

Now, whenever the name “Buccaneers” has appeared in a news story, at least in recent times, the angle usually has something to do with quarterback Tom Brady. I’ll tell you, it’s sort of a relief that this wasn’t the case this time.

You can hear both reporters’ questions, and Bowles’ great answers, in the clip below:


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