4 head coaches who should replace Todd Bowles and usher Bucs into a new era

Are we already looking ahead to next year? Yep.

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Week 12 saw the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drop another tough one.

The Bucs have now lost six of their last seven games, and nothing seems to be changing whatsoever. Todd Bowles is the same guy after each loss, giving us all the same scripted coach speak in his postgame pressers.

In those six losses, the Bucs have scored 20 or more points just twice, proving that they have a problem. It's not just offensive coordinator Dave Canales, either. It's on Bowles. Both of them will likely be gone after this season, with the Bucs bringing in an offensive-minded candidate to replace Bowles and run the show.

With that in mind, let's try and narrow down four of the very best, most capable candidates the Bucs should be looking at.

1. Frank Smith, Offensive Coordinator, Miami Dolphins

If you want offense, look no further than the Miami Dolphins. The no. 1 offense in the NFL resides in Miami, where the Dolphins rank first in yards per game, passing, and yards per rush. They're also second in scoring, just behind Dallas.

What Mike McDaniel and Frank Smith have done in Miami has football fans everywhere watching with amazement. They're one of the most exciting teams to watch across the league, as Tua Tagovailoa has really taken off under their leadership.

Bringing a similar system to Tampa would be a breath of fresh air. The Bucs obviously have to figure out their quarterback position, which Smith would want a hand in as well. But, once that's done, this Bucs offense could look a whole lot different in 2024.


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