3 realistic coaching hires the Buccaneers could make in 2021
By Rob Leeds
If the Buccaneers really want to maximize Tom Brady‘s potential, Josh McDaniels could be a great offensive coordinator to invest in. McDaniels is understandably untrustworthy in a head coaching role, but his experience and success with Tom Brady speak for themselves.
McDaniels struggled as the head coach of the Denver Broncos, but his time as the offensive coordinator for the Patriots has shown that he would be a great fit with this Buccaneer team.
This pairing works well because McDaniels has done an admiral job in New England with very few offensive weapons, so coming to Tampa Bay could lead to a substantial uptick in production from the entire offense. If McDaniels can make an offense hum that heavily relies on Julian Edelman, imagine what he could do with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and O.J. Howard.
Moving on from Leftwich in this scenario seems complicated, but his play-calling has been terrible this season. It is evident that Leftwich and Brady don’t have the chemistry necessary to make this pairing work, so McDaniels is the logical option to help right the ship offensively.
Tampa Bay shouldn’t go all-in on McDaniels by making him a head coach, but the offense needs new life, and Tom Brady desperately needs an offensive coordinator to help him out.