Buccaneers have exciting opportunity ahead of offseason shakeup
By John Paul
The Buccaneers could lose Byron Leftwich this Summer, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Could the Bucs see a return of OC Bruce Arians?
Bruce Arians is an offensive mastermind before all else, and one of the biggest shames during his time with the Buccaneers stems from his minimal role in the offense. Byron Leftwich hasn’t done a bad job, in fact, the offense has been great under Leftwich, but it has been far from no risk it no biscuit.
The deep shots and risk-taking have taken a noticeable step back this season, and this actually hurts the offense.
Aggressive play-calling is extremely important in the modern NFL, and the Buccaneers may get back to that sooner than later.
One way or another, changes are coming in Tampa this offseason, and they likely start with Byron Leftwich leaving to take over a much-deserved head coaching gig.
A loss of any key personnel or players from the last two seasons hurts, but this could be addition by subtraction when mixed with Bruce Arians’ recent comments.
According to Arians, he might step back into the offensive coordinator role if Leftwich leaves, and that should excite Bucs fans in a major way.
Say what you will about the high-risk offense, it certainly is fun, and Tom Brady has shown that he actually flourishes in a system that is pushing the ball deep into the hands of his more than capable receivers. Just look at the deep shot to Mike Evans yesterday as evidence of this working.
History shows us that Arians is more than capable of calling plays that make it hard for any defense to keep up, and pairing this plan with Tom Brady’s talent should make for an extremely interesting offense in 2022, assuming Brady stays that is.
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