Latest Todd Bowles News

With busy offseason looming, Buccaneers face myriad questions about re-signing players

Feb. 27, 2024 17:54 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — At first glance, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look flush with salary cap space — nearly $49 million below the recently announced total of $255.4 million. But with the potential of five key players including Pro Bowl quarterback Baker Mayfield and star wide...

Panthers agree to terms with Bucs offensive coordinator Dave Canales to become their next head coach

Jan. 25, 2024 21:51 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dave Canales will attempt to do what Frank Reich and Matt Rhule before him could not: turn around the struggling Carolina Panthers. The NFL’s worst team agreed to terms with Canales, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator, to become their head coach...

Analysis: No excuse for Bucs' Bowles forgoing final timeout after Lions snapped the ball too early

Jan. 23, 2024 06:02 AM EST

Todd Bowles didn't want to prolong the agony by using his final timeout in an against-all-odds situation -- but that's exactly what he ended up doing by letting the final 36 seconds tick away on the scrappy Tampa Bay Buccaneers' season. While the Lions were celebrating their 31-23...

Baker Mayfield's future is Buccaneers' top priority entering offseason for NFC South champs

Jan. 22, 2024 18:19 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baker Mayfield and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers feel they’ve built a strong foundation for continued success. The biggest question the NFC South champions face in the coming months is whether the team’s future includes the much-traveled quarterback, who...

Buccaneers defense falters in second half of 31-23 loss to Lions in NFC divisional round

Jan. 21, 2024 20:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tampa Bay's defense slowed down one of the NFL's leading offenses for a half. The Buccaneers had no answer in the second half Sunday and the Detroit Lions scored three touchdowns on their way to a 31-23 victory and a trip to the NFC championship game at San...

Patriots coach Jerod Mayo says 'everything under consideration' as new era begins in New England

Jan. 17, 2024 17:27 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jerod Mayo will be a first-time head coach, and the youngest in the NFL. He’ll also be following one of the winningest coaches in NFL history in Bill Belichick, who built the New England Patriots into one of the league’s preeminent franchises. ...

Buccaneers playoff path is lined with potential opponents who beat them during the regular season

Jan. 16, 2024 18:34 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The NFL playoffs are shaping up as a redemption tour of sorts for Baker Mayfield and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The NFC South champions pummeled Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles 32-9 in a wild-card matchup, advancing to next weekend’s divisional round...

Mayfield throws for 337 yards and 3 TDs to lead Buccaneers to 32-9 NFC wild-card rout of Eagles

Jan. 16, 2024 01:03 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — All Baker Mayfield and the resurgent Tampa Bay Buccaneers wanted was an opportunity to make some noise in the playoffs. A strong finish to the regular season provided one. Their 32-9 wild-card playoff victory over Jalen Hurts and the defending NFC champion...

Black leadership at head coach, QB to be more visible than ever during NFL playoffs

Jan. 12, 2024 15:27 PM EST

This year’s NFL playoffs will feature a record number of Black men who have thrived in leadership positions they rarely had the opportunity to hold in previous generations. Three Black head coaches have reached the playoffs — Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin, Tampa Bay’s Todd Bowles...

Mayfield, Buccaneers relish having second shot at Hurts, Eagles in prime-time NFC wild-card matchup

Jan. 11, 2024 21:21 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers insist they never doubted themselves. Not after Tom Brady retired. Not even after the Philadelphia Eagles gashed them in an early-season, prime-time matchup that suggested there was a huge gap between themselves and the defending NFC champions. ...