Arians steps down as Tampa Bay Head Coach

Bruce Arians, who’s been an NFL coach for 29 years and regarded by many as one of the brightest coaching minds, shockingly departed as Head Coach for the Buccaneers Wednesday evening. This came to the surprise of many, as when Tom Brady announced his return to the NFL, it looked like the Buccaneers were bring the band back together. The Bucs are coming off a overtime playoff loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion L.A Rams. Since Brady’s arrival in 2020, the Brady-Arians duo has achieved 5 playoff wins, an NFC South title last year, and the 2021 Super Bowl. The Bucs are no doubt one of the NFL’s best teams with Superbowl aspirations in 2022.

As Arians is stepping down from his role of head coach he will remain in the Buccaneers organization working in a front office role. The Bucs will miss his leadership and football brilliance. Replacing Arians will be former Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. Bowles was the mastermind behind the stellar defensive performance in the Super Bowl vs the Chiefs, and he’s had an elite defense over the past 2 seasons. Bowles is definitely a great play caller but his previous tenure in New York as the head coach of the Jets was a complete failure with just 1 season above 5 wins in 4 years. Bowles has a ton of pressure on him as the bucs have high expectations for the upcoming season.