What’s going to occur to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after Bruce Arians retire?
This query popped up nearly instantly after Arians was employed in January of 2019 to guide the Bucs’ roster, and it hasn’t stopped being requested ever since. Even with a Super Bowl championship, there are nonetheless these out in Bucs Nation who surprise about what the future appears like.
The belief is Tom Brady received’t be the quarterback, probably as a result of he’ll have retired as properly, however who is aware of? So, with Arians and Brady gone, who will be part of Kyle Trask as the next leaders of the on-field manufacturing?
Will or not it’s defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, or somebody fully completely different as a result of each coordinators have beforehand left to search out different head coaching alternatives outdoors of Florida’s title-town?
That is the query requested to James Yarcho and me on the newest episode of the Locked On Bucs Podcast, and one we tried to reply as truthfully as doable. The underside line is, each of them may very well be gone.
If there’s a motive for one among them to stay round regardless of head coaching jobs although, it’ll be Bowles. A minimum of, that’s how I see it.
Bowles has already been a head coach. Certainly one of simply thirty-two folks on this planet to carry the title of NFL head coach at the time he was doing it, he took over a New York Jets group that hadn’t lived as much as expectations previous to his arrival and didn’t do significantly better after.
Is this the coach’s fault? Certainly he shares in a few of the possession. Certainly he isn’t the sole service of the blame although both.
My thought course of right here is that this: If you’re on the lookout for your first head coaching job, it is sensible to take the one given to you. If you happen to’re fortunate sufficient to get a couple of provide, take the one you need the most. Most probably although, first-time head coaches in the NFL often get one provide – the one they settle for – and it’s not often for a group coming off of a playoff run or Tremendous Bowl look.
A second-time head coach although, these are completely different. They have a tendency to get the alternative to be a bit of pickier. Not at all times, however generally. Partially as a result of their inventory as a coach is now seasoned with expertise, and has the advantage of negativity being cooked off from the years which separated them and the group they received fired from in the first place.
Briefly, Bowles has been there, carried out that, received the t-shirt, and brought the footage. He doesn’t must go on the next carousel trip. He can look ahead to the one which makes the most sense for him. Hopefully, for Bucs followers, his trip is a vertical one which sees him elevate in his present group.
Byron Leftwich nonetheless, he’s going to be in a little bit of a special place. Type of a ‘strike whereas the iron is scorching’ kind of deal. Granted he may most likely be a bit of extra affected person as properly. Take his time to work with Tom Brady as a lot as doable. Actually faucet into the TB12 methodology now that he’ll get to work one-on-one with him a bit greater than earlier than.
NFL groups love them a Brady coach. However he can’t be too affected person. Ultimately, the flame will extinguish, and if the Bucs offense sputters with it, then he could miss his trip.
That is simply my tackle it in fact, and there are others to be heard. Particularly, James Yarcho’s. He could be heard at the Locked On Bucs Podcast. In the meantime, you’ll be able to depart yours in the feedback under.
So inform us, what does the way forward for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching job appear like, after Bruce Arians?