Todd Bowles

25 Mar 19
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Media

The big splash that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had this off-season was undoubtedly the hiring of “Bucco” Bruce Arians. What came next was yet another great hiring in his former defensive coordinator in Arizona, Todd Bowles. Bowles has been known to run a 3-4 defense for the majority of his career. However, he has not […]

25 Mar 19
BUCS LIFE NEWS MEDIA

When it comes to April’s NFL draft there are a great many things the Bucs can do, including a trade. One thing they shouldn’t do however is passing on Kentucky LB Josh Allen. The Bucs need a pass rush, and Allen is as good as it gets. Allen was First-Team All-SEC and led the Wildcats […]

25 Mar 19
CBS New York

Picture this: New York Jets owner Christopher Johnson parading around next winter with a certain Super Bowl bauble on his head.

25 Mar 19
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Media

Follow @allthingsbuccaneers on IG. | Follow ATB on Twitter: @allthingtbbucs __________ (TAMPA, FL) It is no surprise that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in desperate need of a starting middle linebacker. Since the departure of Kwon Alexander, the Buccaneers now has a glaring hole in the middle of that Defense and so little of Salary-Cap […]

25 Mar 19
Jets Wire

A lot has changed on 1 Jets Drive since the last time owner Christopher Johnson spoke publicly. January was the last time Johnson addressed reporters following the hiring of Adam Gase as head coach. In the two months that followed, Gase put together a volatile coaching staff and New York engaged in a free agency […]

25 Mar 19
National Post

PHOENIX — Picture this: New York Jets owner Christopher Johnson parading around next winter with a certain Super Bowl bauble on his head. Sure, Johnson was dreaming about something his franchise hasn’t achieved since 1969: an NFL championship. But in March, optimism flows through everyone in pro football. “If we win the Lombardi Trophy,” Johnson […]

24 Mar 19
Jets Wire

As the Jets inch closer to the 2019 season, the first big media availability before the NFL draft in April is the NFL’s annual league meetings in Scottsdale, Arizona this week. Jets CEO and Chairman Christopher Johnson surely will face the brunt of many questions surrounding the Jets as he enters his third season leading […]

24 Mar 19
Arcynewsy

Once the 2018 season ended, Stephen Hawking (RIP) did not understand that Tampa Bay's buccaneers would have problems with hood space during the next offseason. The Buc have died last in the league when it comes to spendable money and there is not much relief in sight. In fact, if the season starts today, the […]

24 Mar 19
BUCS LIFE NEWS MEDIA

According to Pewter Report, NFL insider Benjamin Albright says that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested in a trade with the New York Jets for linebacker Darron Lee. The Jets are shopping their former 2016 first-round selection due to the belief that he is not a fit for their new defensive coordinator’s system. it is […]

24 Mar 19
Random Acts Of Dumbness

There’s no need for an introduction anymore. By now, you know what we’re doing here. We are taking every single NFL franchise and ranking every head coach that they’ve hired during the Super Bowl era. Get it? Got it? Now, up next……   Let’s Rank All Of The New York Jets Head Coaches     […]

22 Mar 19
BUCS LIFE NEWS MEDIA

Opinion Editorial: Ok my fellow Bucs fans, hear me out. I have been a Gerald McCoy supporter since day one when Tampa Bay drafted him in 2010. However, it’s time to face the reality that 2019 is probably going to be McCoy’s last season in Tampa Bay. There are a number of reasons for this. […]

22 Mar 19
BUCS LIFE NEWS MEDIA

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are among several teams attending Josh Allen’s Pro Day in Kentucky. Allen is an elite talent. He is a hybrid linebacker capable of moving from cover to pass rush with ease. He has elite size, speed, and explosiveness, and has the ability to get even better with training. He is a […]

22 Mar 19
Panthers Wire

Let’s review what each team in the division has done and where they stand now that we’re in the second week of 2019 free agency.

22 Mar 19
BUCS LIFE NEWS MEDIA

The former Bronco was a standout as a reserve, a spot starter, a fan favorite, and often referred to as poor man’s Von Miller. The former 2013 Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year appeared in 61 games, over the past four seasons, for the Broncos despite being in a reserve role behind Von Miller, Shane […]

21 Mar 19
ThinkProgress
Last month, at the Women’s Careers in Football Forum, which exists to aid the National Football League in identifying “qualified women to join its next generation of leaders,” newly minted Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians announced his plan to hire a woman as a full-time assistant coach this season. On Wednesday, Arians over-delivered on his promise by hiring two full-time female coaches: Maral Javadifar, an assistant strength and conditioning coach, and Lori Locust as assistant defensive line coach. There has been a lot of hand-wringing over the last couple of decades about the best way to increase diversity in the the NFL’s coaching ranks. But Arians has led the way forward with a deft demonstration of his process: He simply…hires women and people of color! “I know how hard it can be to get that first opportunity to coach at the highest level of professional football,” Arians said in a statement released by the Buccanneers. “Sometimes, all you need is the right organization to offer up the opportunity.” In 2015, it was Arians — then the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals — who made history when he hired Jen Selter as an assistant coaching intern for training camp and preseason, making her the first woman to ever coach in the NFL. She wouldn’t be the last. In 2016, Kathryn Smith became the first full-time female assistant coach in league history, when Rex Ryan hired her to be the special teams quality control coach for the Buffalo Bills. In 2017, the New York Jets hired Collette Smith as a defensive backs coaching intern for training camp. Last year, Kelsey Martinez became the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Oakland Raiders, Jennifer King was hired as a coaching intern for the Carolina Panthers, and Phoebe Schecter earned a year-long coaching internship with the Bills. Most of these coaching stints have been short-term hires only; Katie Sowers, who has spent three years as an offensive assistant for the San Francisco 49ers, is the longest-tenured female assistant in the league. She is also the only openly gay coach in the NFL. Locust played semi-professional football for four years, then launched her career as a coach, most recently working as a coaching intern for the Baltimore Ravens during last year’s training camp, a defensive line/linebackers coach and co-special teams coordinator of the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks of the National Arena League, and a defensive line coach for the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football. Javadifar — who played college basketball at Pace University — earned a doctorate of physical therapy degree from New York Medical College, and completed her sports physical therapy residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in August 2018. Most recently, she worked as a physical therapist at Avant Physical Therapy in Seattle. “I have known Lori going back to my days at Temple University and I’ve seen firsthand just how knowledgeable and passionate she is about this game,” Arians said. “I was equally impressed with Maral’s background in performance training and physical therapy and I know she will be a valuable asset to our strength and conditioning program.” Busting the barriers to coaching careers is nothing new to Arians, who has also been a leader when it comes to hiring black men as coaches. Despite the fact that 70 percent of the league’s players are black, the NFL is continues to struggle with this task. But during his tenure with the Cardinals, Arians pro-actively recruited and mentored recently-retired black players on his coaching staff. Now in Tampa, all three of his top assistant coaches are black — offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong. If Arians has proven anything, it’s that it isn’t hard to diversify your staff. The candidates are there; hire them.