The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have recently conducted a Bucs Reacts Survey to gather feedback from their fans regarding the offensive coaching staff. In a season where the Bucs are aiming to defend their Super Bowl title, the organization is keen on exploring all options to improve their performances. Fans were asked to rate the staff’s performance thus far, suggest changes that they’d like to see, and share their hopes for the future. The survey’s insights will likely have a significant impact on the team’s coaching and gameplay strategies going forward.
The Offense Needs an Overhaul
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a relatively inconsistent season in 2020. They started slowly, won some big games in the middle of the year, and finished strong. However, even as they overcame their weaknesses and won the Super Bowl, one part of their team continued to struggle: the offense.
Our recent Bucs Reacts survey showed that fans are not happy with the offensive coaching staff. According to the survey, only 37% of fans have confidence in the offensive staff’s ability to lead the team to success. Fans have expressed their dissatisfaction with the play-calling, the lack of creativity, and the inability to consistently move the ball down the field.
A Disappointing Performance in the Regular Season
The Bucs had perhaps the best quarterback in NFL history in Tom Brady, but the offense still struggled. They averaged just 24.8 points per game in the regular season, which ranked 7th in the league. but a lot of that success can be credited to the defense. Despite having many weapons on offense, the team just could not put it all together.
A Play-Off Turnaround
Things turned around in the playoffs. The Bucs offense clicked and they played some of their best football when it mattered most. They averaged 30 points per game in the playoffs and the team rallied around Brady to secure their second Super Bowl trophy in franchise history. However, even in the playoffs, the offense was inconsistent at times, struggling to get going before catching fire in the second half.
Where the Offense Can Improve
Looking ahead, the Bucs offense still has a lot to prove. They have plenty of talent across the board, but they need to find a way to make it all work together. Specifically, they need to be more aggressive and creative in their play-calling. They need to find ways to get their playmakers, like Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, more involved in the offense.
Additionally, they need to improve their consistency. Too often last season, they would go stagnant for long periods of time and struggle to move the ball down the field. They need to find ways to sustain drives, control the clock, and wear down opposing defenses.
The Coaching Staff Must Step Up
Ultimately, it will be up to the offensive coaching staff to make these changes. Head Coach Bruce Arians is known for his aggressive play-calling, but he may need to take a step back and let Offensive Coordinator Byron Leftwich take more control. Leftwich was a former NFL quarterback and has shown flashes of brilliance in his play-calling. Fans will be looking for him to be more aggressive with Brady at QB.
Another important factor is the return of Quarterbacks Coach Clyde Christensen. He’ll be critical to helping Brady continue his growth. Christensen is well-respected and has helped develop many quarterbacks over the years. Having him back on the staff will only be a good move for the Bucs offense.
Fans Expect Better Results in 2021
At the end of the day, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a lot of expectations to meet in the 2021 NFL season. They have one of the most talented rosters in the league and a quarterback who’s been to ten Super Bowls. Fans will be looking for better results from the offense in 2021, and the coaching staff needs to deliver. It’s time for Arians and his coaching staff to show that they can consistently put together an offense that can compete with the best in the league.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a lot to be proud of after a Super Bowl winning season. However, our Bucs Reacts survey shows that fans are not happy with the offense. The coaching staff must be more aggressive in their play-calling, find ways to get their playmakers involved, and focus on consistency. With the return of Clyde Christensen to the coaching staff, the Bucs have the pieces in place to make the necessary improvements. Fans are looking for better results in 2021, and it’s up to the coaching staff to deliver.