Radical plan to save the season for the Buccaneers

Tom Brady, Bruce Arians, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Brady, Bruce Arians, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

The Buccaneers are reaching a point of no return for the rest of the season. A huge change is needed to save the last year of Tom Brady in Tampa.

The Buccaneers are on the verge of seeing this season turn into a complete failure. A few more crazy things would have to happen before the Bucs lose their top spot in the dying NFC South, but it feels hard to rule that out based on how poorly the Buccaneers are coached.

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say the Bucs are one of the worst teams in the league from a coaching standpoint. It should be next to impossible to see the team play so poorly with so much talent, especially on the offensive side of the ball.

Unfortunately for Tampa, there is no saving this season without making some crazy moves, so that needs to start now.

The Buccaneers need to fire Todd Bowles and Byron Leftwich and then bring Bruce Arians back to coach the team down the stretch and into the playoffs.

It should take almost no explanation to say why the team would be better off without Bowles and Leftwich. There are already defensive coordinators that can shoulder that role, but the bigger change would be an offensive play-caller in Arians that 1) isn’t a coward and 2) understands modern football.

Arians is already in the building. He is at the games, just not on the field. Why would it be that big of a change to have Arians simply retake the job that he shouldn’t have given up in the first place?

The idea isn’t as crazy as it sounds; the Colts still have coach that has zero coaching experience.

Even if this isn’t the move, the Bucs need to do something to save their season very soon if they really want to make the most of being relevant during their closing window.

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