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Todd Bowles Hints at Potential Staff Shakeups Following Thursday Night Football Loss

Larry Rupp
Todd Bowles hinted as a potential staff shakeup following a loss on Thursday Night Football.
Todd Bowles hinted as a potential staff shakeup following a loss on Thursday Night Football. / AP Photos/Chris O'Meara

Despite jumping out to an early seven-point lead, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football by a score of 27-22. It was their fifth loss in the last six weeks and head coach Todd Bowles hinted at a potential staff shakeup during his post-game press conference.

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Bowles started off by making it clear that the coaches and players alike know how dark of a place the team is in right now. He added that "until you win ball games consistently, and play four quarters consistently, it is going to be dark." That doesn't do much to inspire confidence moving forward.

What came next raised some eyebrows, though. Bowles seems open to shaking things up when it comes to his coaching staff, which is a complete and sudden change in mindset. He had just backed his staff following a Week 7 loss to the Carolina Panthers, saying no coaching changes were coming.

"We are going to talk about everything this weekend. When you are not playing well, everything is on the table for us, and we will discuss it as a staff."

Todd Bowles after a third straight loss

Spotting the weak points here isn't hard as the Buccaneers cannot find any success on offense. They average the fewest rushing yards per game in the NFL (61.9) and score a touchdown on only 45.8% of their red zone trips (No. 29 in NFL). Offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich remains on shaky ground.

Of course, he isn't the only one to blame for quarterbacks Tom Brady's first three-game losing streak since 2002. Tampa Bay is allowing 4.8 yards per carry (T-No. 24 in NFL) and have failed to get stops when it matters the most. Bowles has to hope the long stretch between games this week will help.

The Buccaneers have odds set at +1900 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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