The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making a change at head coach.
Bruce Arians stepped down after three seasons to give way to former defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.
His resignation may be peculiar, but Arians thought that the time was ripe for turning over the team to Bowles.
This team is unlike the one he coached with the New York Jets from 2015 to 2018.
Instead, Bowles has the ability to continue the Buccaneers’ winning ways with Tom Brady returning for a 23rd NFL season.
Their rotation on both their offensive and defensive lines remains thin, but Arians will now be part of the front office that will address those concerns.
Despite speculations that a power struggle led to Arians’ resignation, Bowles clarified that everyone is on the same page.
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Bowles said, “We’re in this thing together. We’re going to ride this wave.”
Unfortunately, they must make the most of the wave because it won’t last long.
Their success is still tied with Brady, and their wave of success could be gone once he retires for good.
How Long Will The Buccaneers’ Wave Last?
Under Bowles, the Buccaneers would love to run the ball more.
That shift will make Fournette a bigger focal point of their offense while lessening the quarterback hits that Brady may absorb.
However, they can still turn into their passing game if needed, thanks to their collection of targets.
Still, their success will only last until Brady wants to play.
Again, the 2022 season might be his last, regardless of how it ends.
When he walks away with finality, who will the Buccaneers have as his successor?