After the departure of Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians this offseason, many have speculated as to how his replacement, Todd Bowles, would influence the offensive scheme.
In his time with the Bucs and for his entire career, Arians has been known to take the big shots and never shy away from taking risks offensively. Obviously, play-calling like this can lead to massive mistakes but also massive success on the field.
It seemed to match perfectly with the experience and football IQ of quarterback Tom Brady. The riskiness of Arians’ play-calling was often offset by Brady’s situational awareness while simultaneously allowing Brady to take the big shot whenever the opportunity presented itself.
Obviously, this style has worked pretty well for the team the past two seasons, so Bucs fan will be happy to know that Todd Bowles has no intention of reinventing the wheel.
Bowles recently stated that he plans to continue allowing Brady to take shots and go for the big plays he has shown he is capable of time and time again throughout his career.
Bowles and offensive coordinator Bryon Leftwich appear to be on the same page about how they see running the offense this upcoming season, which should spark confidence and optimism from Bucs fans and players alike.
Bowles also stated that he has no problem running the ball all game if that’s what’s working. The Bucs did almost always win their games last season when they were able to effectively run the ball, so as great as Brady is, Bowles not shying away from giving the ball to Leonard Fournette is a good thing for the team.
Overall, Bowles made it clear that Bucs fans should expect to see the same high-powered offense that has allowed the Bucs to thrive the last two seasons regardless of their issues on the defensive side of the ball.
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