Todd Bowles has proven himself to be one of the top defensive minds in the NFL, and that type of talent makes for an attractive quality in a head coach.
Of all the players and staff that the Buccaneers could lose this offseason, Todd Bowles would sting the most. As an integral part of a defensive shift in Tampa Bay that has brought the unit into the forefront of league discussion, Bowles has started to garner some buzz as a head coaching candidate.
According to ProFootballTalk on Twitter, Bowles is interviewing with the Falcons for their open head coaching job. Let’s hope that he holds off on accepting.
Don’t get us wrong, Bowles absolutely deserves another chance as a head coach. The head job with the Jets was a trap from the start and should not be the only way to evaluate head-coaching ability, and Bowles has seen his stock steadily rise since leaving. While Bowles does deserve another shot at HC, we selfishly hope that it comes down the road in Tampa, not in Atlanta.
Bowles has taken one of the worst defenses in the NFL and made it a consistent competitor against most opponents. Sure the unit has slipped from time to time, and Bowles has made some questionable decisions, but the product this season is almost unrecognizable when compared to last season. It only furthers Bowles’ credit that he is using a nearly identical roster to last years’.
All of this success was bound to bring interest to Bowles’ name, but the Buccaneers certainly do not want to lose him to a division rival.