The Overlooked Benefit

June 29th, 2021

GM Jason Licht explains

We all know what kind of offseason Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht had. It can’t get much better.

The key element that Licht is getting props for — deservedly so — is finding a way to keep all 22+1 starters for another Super Bowl run. That is impressive as hell.

And while many are focused on the roster (which they should be) so many are overlooking another critical element.

Reporter James Palmer took to the NFL Network gave Licht and Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians props for nearly bringing the entire coach staff back.

“… … Doesn’t happen every year,” Palmer said. “That’s a huge advantage.”

Indeed! But let’s be clear, one coach did leave: assistant wide receivers coach Antwaan Randle El, who not took the top receivers coach gig in Detroit. Other than Randle El, every assistant coach returns and more were added.

Often, a Super Bowl-winning will lose a coordinator to fill a head coaching vacancy. Sometimes both.

Not the Bucs.

So players won’t have to use most of the offseason to learn a new offense or defense or even the attack plan on special teams. With the exception of some backups and one assistant coach, the Band of Bucs is back.

18 Responses to “The Overlooked Benefit”

  1. Bojim Says:


  2. SB Says:

    I don’t know how it is “overlooked”
    It sure isn’t by me.

  3. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Seriously doubt we will be able to keep the same coaches next year if we repeat.

  4. Looking at YOU! Says:

    I seriously doubt it to. If we do repeat and even win the Bowl, then we will hope that there was “somehow” a contingency in place. If Bruce sticks around I Believe we might have another decent shot at it in 2022.

    It’s worth it this year to go All or nothing however, No Matter What..

    Go Bucs!

  5. OBP Says:

    People underestimate why continuity with a coaching staff is huge. Vets will know will have a better ability to understand what the coaches are asking for and will be able to better explain that to rookies/new players coming in through FA. Big reason why you’ve had teams like KC and NO is that they’ve had the same coordinators for years now, and thankfully this is now Year 3 for this team with BA, Lefty, Bowles, and Armstrong.

  6. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    “who not took the top receivers” / “a Super Bowl-winning will lose a coordinator”.

    Joe I recently retired. I can move back to Tampa and be your editor or just work remotely from VA. Since it’s my beloved Bucs – I will even work for free!

  7. Eddie Marz Says:

    Bring them all back and go for another. GO BUCS!

  8. Joe in Michigan Says:

    I like how the Glazers spent some extra money and let Arians hire more coaches. The Bucs will be able to promote coaches from within the organization, if they choose to. Having enough coaches for 2 practices going on at once surely helped the development of players like Aaron Stinnie and others.

  9. SlyPirate Says:

    I thought having the largest coaching staff in the NFL was a joke.

    I’ll admit I was wrong.

    Coaches are like cowbells. More cowbell.

  10. SB Says:

    Watch out Jaymiss Pick 6 Again.
    The Grammar Police Anti’s will get on you. 🙂

  11. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    I’m shocked Bowles wasn’t hired as a head coach after the Bucs D playoff efforts. I think Byron needed another year of seasoning. Which one gets the job after Bruce retires? My money is on Bowles.

  12. JimmyJack Says:

    I might have to say there was a bit of luck involved for Licht. Why nobody ponied up a big fat paycheck to get AB is a decision a couple teams may regret.

    Worse then AB is probably Fournette. Have no idea why any team looking for a RB could see what Playoff Lenny just did and not think hes worth more money to play for them?

    Im not sure the Bucs could have afforded to pay either any more then they did without losing other players. Its going to make JL look really smart and people are gonna be scratching their heads how we got those 2 signed for so cheap.

  13. JimmyJack Says:

    Alvin I think a big issue for Bowles is that our defense really didnt start to come together til the playoffs…….Perfect example is the difference vs the Saints in the regular season compared to how we looked in the playoffs.

    The problem is that dark Monday happens before the playoffs and most teams dont waste time to interview and hire.

  14. BucEmUp Says:

    Our qb is our offensive coordinator now soooooo….we could technically lose Leftwich and still avoid any loss in continuity.

  15. Tattoodonny Says:

    This is so cool, being the talk of the NFL bc we’re the most talented team. Cannot wait to finally get to see then live and in person. Go Bucs

  16. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    Right jmiss lol

  17. SOEbuc Says:

    When Arians went out with his search and seizure of coaches, Bowels was the first. Bowels might have picked out every one of our defensive coaches. Bowels was thrown into a long time dumpster fire in the Jets. Bowels has so much more of a chance to keep a strong team together. I think Byron is easily replaced with Clyde sliding into the OC position.

  18. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Geez it’s Bowles… Bowels are completely different