After dropping every major game so far this season other than one, it is time to reevaluate the future of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their coaching staff.
Seven and three turns into seven and five very quickly when you are playing talented teams. The Buccaneers started the season on a tear that kept the fanbase happy, but finishing the season slightly above .500 is not the greatest potential for this team.
The Bucs should be far better than they have been this season. The roster is one of the best in the NFL, yet Tampa Bay has been marred by lackluster performances any time adversity strikes. The players have a role in the mediocre performances, but the coaching staff has clearly been the biggest issue.
The blowout wins against weak teams and backup quarterbacks may not be enough to save Bruce Arians and Byron Leftwich. Tampa Bay can’t win the big games, and the coaching staff needs to be held accountable.
Teams that are above .500 don’t usually make coaching changes, but the Buccaneers are not getting the most from their athletes in this short window, and the team has to decide if mediocre is how they want to define these two years.
If the Bucs want to get better, the easiest way to do this is to make a change with the coaching staff. Tampa Bay doesn’t have to make sweeping changes, but adding any of these coaches in the offseason could make a massive difference on the future outlook.