The Buccaneers are going to fire Todd Bowles before he finishes his current contract. Waiting to make that decision only prolongs the inevitable.
There is one simple truth that the Buccaneers need to accept despite how hard it is to come to terms with; Todd Bowles is not a long-term answer at head coach.
You may disagree or say that what he has done with the defense should let him keep his job for now, and while he probably should get to coach the rest of the season, the Bucs need to make a change after one full season.
This year is shaping up to be one of the most disappointing for the Buccaneers in a very long time. There is far too much talent on both ends of the ball to be under .500 right now, and it looks like the only reason why Tampa could make the postseason is that the NFC South is one of the worst divisions in football again.
The Bucs can take the wait and see approach with Bowles into next season, but it seems like all that will lead to is a wasted season when he doesn’t make it through the season.
Tampa gave it a shot, it didn’t work, and now they need to accept that a change is the only thing that will put this team back on the right track. The coaching staff is holding this very talented roster back, and that starts with Bowles and Byron Leftwich.
A change is needed. The Bucs should let the year play out because there isn’t a reason to have an interim coach with Tom Brady, but that change needs to come as soon as the season officially ends.
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