The Buccaneers might be in first place in the NFC South with the ability to host a playoff game, but that doesn’t mean the coaching staff is in a good spot.
The Buccaneers feel like they have reached a new, unique situation in which the team is set up to win the NFC South at the same time as the fanbase is calling for the heads of the coaching staff.
Not a lot of Buccaneers coaches can say that they won the NFC South. Even less can say they are a key part of a team that won a Super Bowl in Tampa.
Still, despite all of the perceived success surrounding this team, many people wonder if Todd Bowles could be done as the head coach of the Bucs after just one season.
Those that are calling for the end of Bowles in Tampa and those that are defending him are both right.
Based on everything we have seen, Bowles shouldn’t inspire much confidence that he will keep the role or even be good at it going forward. This Bucs team could easily be worse than where its currently at with its record, and it is also fair to say that winning this division with the NFC South being this bad isn’t all that much of an accomplishment.
The Buccaneers are absolutely capable of being a much better team. The coaching is slowing that down, however, expecting Bowles to get the boot after one year just doesn’t seem likely.
Short of the Bucs losing the division, no one should really expect there to be enough for the franchise to move on just yet, but this season should probably put Bowles on the hot seat for 2023 if it isn’t enough to get him out of the role just yet.
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