Per Tampa Bay Times‘ Rick Stroud, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles fired offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich on Thursday.
The Bucs have fired offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich. The team is making sweeping changes to their coaching staff following an 8-9 regular season and wildcard loss to Dallas. As many as five offensive assistants and two on defense are expected to be let go.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) January 19, 2023
It’s a move that was widely expected, especially after Pewter Report‘s Scott Reynolds reported Leftwich’s eventual firing on Tuesday.
Leftwich helped the Buccaneers win Super Bowl LVI and his offense was one of the league’s best in 2021. But things took a dramatic turn in 2022. Injuries, poor play sequencing, ineffective execution, and other issues contributed to the Buccaneers averaging 18.4 points per game after averaging 28+ the prior three seasons.
Per NFL Network‘s Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport, Georgia Bulldogs OC Todd Monken is on the Bowles’ list of candidates to replace Leftwich. Monken was the Buccaneers OC from 2016-2018 when Dirk Koetter was head coach. Most fans remember him for the job he did calling plays during the Buccaneers’ epic 48-40 win over the New Orleans Saints back in 2018.
For the first time, #Bucs coach Todd Bowles will assemble his own offensive staff. Per me and @MikeGarafolo, one name to watch as OC: #Georgia OC Todd Monken. The former #Bucs OC could be back. https://t.co/EknZ2HKLdR— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 19, 2023
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