The Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff is coming together after officially announcing the hires of head coach Bruce Arians and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.
With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff beginning to fill out, now is the time to take a look at which positions the Bucs have reportedly filled, and where the current vacancies lie.
The Bucs moved quickly regarding their top position coaches on Tuesday and Wednesday. After locking Bruce Arians up on a four-year deal, Tampa Bay was able to sign his top assistants within 24 hours.
Reports quickly indicated that Arians brought in three of his top offensive minds almost immediately after the hire. Byron Leftwich would be the Bucs’ passing game coordinator, Harold Goodwin would be the run game coordinator and Clyde Christensen as the quarterbacks coach.
In an interview on The Rich Eisen Show, Arians confirmed that Leftwich would call the offensive plays. Leftwich received his first taste of play-calling last season with the Arizona Cardinals. He stepped in as their interim offensive coordinator after they fired Mike McCoy.
Arians also grabbed one of the top defensive coordinators on the market in Todd Bowles. The former head coach of the New York Jets, Bowles will lead the reclamation project that is the Buccaneers defense.
So far, the Buccaneers coaching staff looks terrific. They have plenty of experience, but some assistants are young and could be groomed into the next head coach down the road. Arians’ connections around the league remain extremely strong.