‘We’ll Be Ok’: Buccaneers Head Coach Embarrasses Reporter After Question On Weather


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Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles had a hilarious response to one of the dumbest questions I’ve ever heard.

While reporters asked Bowles questions ahead of his team’s Sunday away game at the Detroit Lions, one journalist displayed an embarrassing lack of knowledge about the upcoming contest.

“Coach, looking forward to Detroit, um… the weather’s been a factor in some of the playoff games even for the most prepared teams. Today it’s 13 in Detroit which doesn’t compare to some of the temperatures it could get up to,” she waxed on. “Any special plans to acclimate the team to, not only endure, but perform in those kind of frigid temperatures should you face them in Detroit?”

Ironically, she mentions the most prepared teams because her question exposed just how unprepared she was. Detroit plays in, and has played in for 50 years, a temperature-controlled indoor dome.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MARCH 14: Aerial general view from a drone of of Ford Field on March 14, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – MARCH 14: Aerial general view from a drone of Ford Field on March 14, 2020, in Detroit, Michigan. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images



Bowles tried to let her down easy but his face belied a bewildered and baffled expression as he answered her, “You do know we play indoors right? They got a dome. I don’t…” Bowles replied.



Bowles pulled it together and tried to make light of the moronic question. “No. Nothing planned. We’re indoors and we only have to be outside for 20 seconds getting off the bus going into the thing, so… we’ll be ok.” (RELATED: It’s High Time The NFL Eject QBs For ‘Fake’ Slides)

Good Lord that’s embarrassing. Besides the fact that her run-on question made it sound like she was doing her best Kamala Harris impression, how can you not fact-check your question before asking it? I’ve been in press conferences with other sports reporters before. I can only imagine the snickers and stares she invited with such a dumb question.

To be at the level of getting an invite to an NFL presser means you should be at the top of your field in sports journalism. This ridiculous question makes me wonder if she was a diversity hire.