Whether it is all his fault or not, Todd Bowles is the coach of one of the worst under-performing teams in NFL history. The Buccaneers need to fire him.
This season has been one to forget for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Of all the things that could’ve happened this year, barely limping into the playoffs by virtue of being better than three of the worst teams in the league is hardly anything to celebrate, and, based on how the Panthers have played in recent weeks, it is hardly anything to bet on.
This Buccaneers team with Tom Brady at the helm has been one of the biggest under-performers in the history of the league. Going from a favorite to make the Super Bowl to one of the worst modern offenses ever is impossible to shake off no matter how you spin it.
There are a lot of problems on this team that go beyond coaches, but the issues in the end will fall on Bowles’ head whether he is able to paper over the problems or not. That is simply the nature of being a head coach and having the burden on your shoulders.
As strange as it would be to move on from a coach in such a good position after just one year, the Buccaneers need to make the tough decision with Bowles, make a clean break, and start planning for the future.
Tampa missing the playoffs should be an easy piece of evidence to back this decision up, and even flaming out in the first round against a much better Eagles or Cowboys team should have the same effect.
Bowles doesn’t have this team. Bowles can’t enter the modern game with such a bad offense. Bowles refusing to fire Byron Leftwich after what we have seen is inexcusable.
The writing is on the wall if this team actually wants to be good again someday.
The Bucs need a change. That change will start with the coach.
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