1:33PM UPDATE FROM THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS:
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that the team has parted ways with Offensive Coordinator Byron Leftwich, Specialists Coach Chris Boniol, Wide Receivers Coach Kevin Garver, Offensive Quality Control Coach Jeff Kastl, Assistant Defensive Line Coach Lori Locust and Running Backs Coach Todd McNair. In addition, Quarterbacks Coach Clyde Christensen, Senior Offensive Assistant Rick Christophel and Outside Linebackers Coach Bob Sanders have decided to retire.
“We appreciate the hard work and contributions that all of these coaches made to our successes over the past four seasons,” said Buccaneers Head Coach Todd Bowles. “As a collective group, we did not meet the high standards that had been set for this past year and my focus now is on doing what is needed to ensure a successful 2023 season. These were very difficult decisions but something that I felt was necessary for our football team going forward.”
The Bucs are reportedly making some big changes to their coaching staff, with multiple personnel getting the axe. The 1st to go, Bucs Offensive Coordinator, Byron Leftwich.
Byron Leftwich's OC career:
2019-3rd scoring offense (with Jameis Winston)
2020-3rd scoring offense (Super Bowl LV Champs)
2021-2nd scoring offense (Tom Brady leads NFL in passing TDs)
2022-25th scoring offense (1 spot ahead of Steelers)
Per Rick Stroud, as many as five offensive assistants and two on defense are expected to be let go by the Bucs.
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