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Pirates coach Todd Bowles said two days ago that there It wasn’t a decision On the future of offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich with the team, but the Bucs have now made that decision and it will lead to a change in Tampa.

Rick Stroud of Tampa Bay Times Reports that the Bucs They fired leftwich. The move was widely expected after the Bucs finished 25th in points scored during the regular season and once again fired an offensive streak in their playoff loss to the Cowboys.

Stroud mentioned that the team is parting with a number of other assistants as well.

It’s a sharp drop for Leftwich, who had taken the head coaching jobs at this point last year and was reportedly in talks to get the job with the Jaguars before turning to Doug Pederson. The 2023 season was Leftwich’s fourth season on offense in Tampa and they won a Super Bowl in 2020, but it was also their first without Bruce Arians as head coach, and the team wasn’t as successful as it once was for Leftwich. seasons at the helm.

Tampa’s search for a new coordinator will be affected by uncertainty in the quarterback position. Tom Brady He was hired for free agency and has given no indication that he plans to return, so whoever takes the job will do so without a clear idea of ​​who will occupy the most important place in the unit.