Bowles prioritizing winning over balancing Bucs offense
Todd Bowles isn't concerned with balancing his club's offensive production after being named Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach in March.
"My attitude is to win the game any way possible, and if we have to throw the ball 50 times to win, that's great," said Bowles, according to team reporter Scott Smith.
He added: "Nobody's putting handcuffs on the offense from that standpoint. We're going to do whatever we have to do to win the game."
While Tampa Bay has produced a prolific passing attack over the past two seasons (298.6 net yards per game), its ground game has struggled to find equal footing, gaining an average of 96.7 yards.
The Buccaneers plan to stick with the "no risk it, no biscuit" philosophy coined by Bowles' predecessor Bruce Arians. Tampa Bay has led the league in points per game (30.4) and ranks second in net yards per game (395.3) since Tom Brady joined the team two years ago.
Following Brady's brief retirement, the Bucs return some familiar faces on offense, including running backs Leonard Fournette and Giovani Bernard.
Bowles says he won't step on the toes of offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich after the club has posted a 29-10 record and won a Super Bowl title since Brady's arrival in 2020. The head coach is more concerned with doing "whatever we have to do to win the ballgame."