The Buccaneers are out of the playoffs in heartbreaking fashion, and now, the focus of the team turns to rebuilding and reloading.
The dream run is over, and the chances for Tom Brady and the Buccaneers to win two Super Bowls in a row is dead.
Fans should’ve seen something like this coming after watching the biggest issues for the Bucs during the regular season and looking at the last two matchups against the Rams, but it still hurts all the same.
Perhaps it would’ve been easier if the Bucs never made it close in the final seconds. The hope was almost worse than the first three quarters.
Regardless, this season was still a massive success with everything considered, and this year likely ends as one of the most successful seasons in franchise history.
The pain will end soon, and the franchise will be back to gearing up for the future quickly. Here are the biggest changes coming to Tampa in the coming months.
1. Coaching changes are coming
Right or wrong, coaching changes are on the horizon. Byron Leftwich or Todd Bowles should get an offer as a head coach, and this will be good for all parties.
Bruce Arians is staying put and is the most important piece, and he will be able to replace either assistant with ease to keep the team in a good position to compete.
Leftwich and Bowles have generated plenty of buzz over the past few weeks, specifically Leftwich with the Jaguars, and it seems hard to imagine that neither will get an offer at leading a franchise.
After the questionable decisions in the game last night from both assistants, a change from either departing would give a fresh start to the team and the coach.