Buccaneers Coach Todd Bowles Promptly Shuts It Down When Reporters Try to Push Race Angle

Every once in a while someone so flawlessly understands the issues leftist media are trying to hide behind that you can show a video of their speech and nothing further. This is one of these instances.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. In a press conference with Bucs director of football Todd Bowles, several reporters took note that both head coaches are Black.

As ESPN said, a person began the story by asking Bowles about the game 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.

The reporters did not seem to pick up the fact that their position is being criticized here, or the irony that someone in 2022 could make it an issue for two people from the same race to engage in something together in the first place.

When the name “Buccaneers” has appeared in the news in recent years it is usually something related to player Tom Brady. It's somewhat of a relief this was not the case this time around.

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