After Tom Brady made this offseason overly dramatic, he has come back to the Buccaneers, but he will not be playing with the same Head Coach. Bruce Arians retired from head coach, and instead will be working for the front office of the Buccaneers.Embed from Getty Images
Todd Bowles replaces Bruce Arians
Todd Bowles is a former NFL player who has played for the Washington Redskins, and the San Francisco 49ers. After his NFL career, Todd Bowles switched to coaching where he coached for the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, and last year, was the Defensive Coordinator for the Buccaneers. Now, Todd Bowles has been lifted to the position of Head Coach for the Buccaneers.Embed from Getty Images
But does Bowles have what is takes to lead a team to the Super Bowl? The quick and easy answer to that is yes. Todd Bowles is a veteran coach, having coached countless teams, mostly as a Defensive Coordinator. The Buccaneers have a great defense, and now that they have their Defensive Coordinator at Head Coach, you can expect their defense to improve even more.
On the other hand, Todd Bowles has never been an Offensive Coordinator, but has been Assistant Head Coach so he is not completely clueless. The Buccaneers also have a great offense, so this new change might see a decrease in offensive power. Todd Bowles will need to do some serious homework on coordinating the offense so that the Buccaneers can rise to what they were last year.
Tom Brady’s Opinion
Now amid all of this action, what does returning quarterback Tom Brady have to say about the switch? Well Tom Brady gave his thank you to Bruce Arians and what he has done for him over the years on his Instagram account. “Thank you BA for all that you have done for me and our team…You are an incredible man and coach, and it was a privilege to play for you.” Tom Brady continues to thank him and praise Bruce Arians accomplishments. According to Bowles, both he and Brady are on the same page when it comes to their goals – winning.Embed from Getty Images
We will have to wait and see what the Buccaneers become, and whether or not they will succeed like last year. For right now, it seems like both Brady and Bowles are confident in their ability to win.