The Bucs offense went from bad to worse in the span of one week, as Tampa Bay lost to a second one-win team in Carolina on Sunday, 21-3. This on the heels of losing, 20-18, at Pittsburgh last week.
Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich has come under fire – and deservedly so – for a Tampa Bay offense that has clearly regressed from a year ago when it was scoring 30 points per game. Prior to Sunday’s debacle in Carolina, the Bucs were averaging 20 points per game – a 10-point drop off from the 2021 season.
Now, after scoring just three points against the Panthers, they’re averaging a ridiculous 17.7 points per game. This is an offense that is led by seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, and outside of a 41-31 loss to the Chiefs in Week 4, Tampa Bay has scored 20 points or more just twice. The first time was in a 20-10 win over the Saints in Week 2, and the second came in a 21-15 win over the Falcons in Week 5.
Yet, after Sunday’s loss that dropped the Bucs to 3-4 on the season and marked their fourth loss in the last five games, head coach Todd Bowles said that he wouldn’t be making any coaching changes.
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