5 Buccaneers players and coaches who won't be back in 2024

The Bucs will likely see some major changes next year.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Todd Bowles
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4. Todd Bowles, Head Coach

There is no doubt the Bucs have to clean house when it comes to their coaching staff. Todd Bowles has been a solid defensive coordinator over the years, but as a head coach, he just hasn't been able to cut it.

It's a tough situation to be in, because Bowles is a good man and very well respected by players and across the league. However, he doesn't belong as a head coach, and that's perfectly fine. There are plenty of coordinators who have made much better coordinators than head coaches over the years, and Bowles will always have a job in the NFL for as long as he'd like.

Moving forward, the identity of this Bucs team has to be on the offensive side of the ball. Over the years, for the most part, the Bucs have had good pieces and identity on defense. The same can be said for this current team, with some of the guys they have up front. Offensively, though, the Bucs need to keep up with the rest of the NFL.

This league is trending strongly toward each team being more offensively-minded and Tampa Bay cannot afford another defensive head coach.