The Buccaneers have a great defense but a terrible offense and special teams unit. This is an unacceptable split in the modern NFL.
The only thing that matters in the modern NFL is having a good offense. Being great on this side of the ball has become a baseline requirement for any team that actually wants to be good, and unfortunately the Buccaneers are far from being good offensively.
This is a major problem. Being good at defense doesn’t make you a Super Bowl contender. Having a good special teams unit doesn’t make you a contender. An offense is all the matters, and the Bucs had this en route to their Super Bowl win in 2020. It is worth noting that the special teams unit was also bad then and the defense only really showed up in the playoffs.
Offense wins game. Offense wins championships.
The Buccaneers currently lack even a mediocre offense and their special teams unit is one of the worst in the league. For this reason, the Bucs need to clear house with their coaching staff at the end of the season.
Keith Armstrong’s special teams unit has been in shambles for a while now. STs don’t play a huge role in the modern game, but one has to think that a marginal improvement would help this team in some areas.
Todd Bowles has been good in the way that he has constructed one of the best defensive units in the league, but what he has done to the offense with Bryon Leftwich is fireable on its own.
The offense is dead. The coaches don’t care about scoring points, converting on third downs, or using any bit of common modern knowledge to fix the issues.
The run is always going to come far too often and in the worst situations and the staff is going to be fine with it, essentially being content with half of the productivity that this group is capable of.
The Buccaneers are not a good team right now. Changes are needed, and those changes start with a coaching staff that is failing across the board in the most important areas.
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