Buccaneers have scary change coming on offense under Todd Bowles

Todd Bowles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The Buccaneers can’t let any major changes come on offense under Todd Bowles.

Todd Bowles is walking in as a new head coach for the Buccaneers with arguably the best job for a new coach in the history of the NFL. Having Tom Brady as the quarterback, a great staff, and a legitimate shot at a Super Bowl is far from the norm for most new coaches.

Arians retiring came as a surprise at first, but creating a team to hand over to Bowles when the time was right always seemed like the inevitable conclusion to the Arians tenure in Tampa.

This was far from a bad move. Bowles has completely changed the defense for the Bucs during his tenure and is loved by his players. The Bucs gave the job to a more-than-qualified candidate, and Bowles should have a much better time as the HC for Bucs than he did with the Jets. Still, one statement from Rick Stroud creates some concern about the team going forward.

The Buccaneers don’t need to change the offense

Offense is king in the NFL. Defense no longer wins championships in the way that offense does, even if defense does still play a major role in team success. The Bucs won a Super Bowl with one of the best defensive performances ever a few years back against the Chiefs, but that should not sway anyone towards the camp that defense brings more value than offense.

Within the realm of offense, the pass has more value than the run by a mile. The Bucs have proved this themselves over the past few years, and making a change now is not the right step forward.

The best teams in the NFL are the ones that pass better than their counterparts. From rules to player talent, passing the ball has reached a point where it will always bring more value than the run, and this is why Stroud’s statement that the team will try to focus on the run more is so concerning.

No team in the NFL should employ a run-heavy approach, especially not a team like the Bucs with Tom Brady and an offensive coordinator that he trusts.

The offense stuttered the most when the run was the focal point. Trying to focus more on the run will only slow the offense down next season.

The Buccaneers offense isn’t broken. There is no need to fix it. It makes sense that Todd Bowles wants to put his own touch on the team, but letting Byron Leftwich do his own thing like Bruce Arians did over the last few years is a much better way to guarantee offensive success.

The current split between the run and the pass is great. In fact, the way to improve the offense would be to pass more. One way or another, the Bucs don’t need a greater emphasis on the run.

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