After reports surfaced this week that the Atlanta Falcons would be interviewing the Bucs’ defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as a part of their search for a new head coach this offseason, Bowles confirmed on Wednesday during his weekly press conference that he will be interviewing for the Falcons’ job, but insisted that he’s focused on Tampa Bay’s upcoming playoff game against Washington.

Bucs GM Jason Licht and DC Todd Bowles – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

“Yeah, that’s true,” Bowles said about his reported upcoming interview with the Falcons. “Right now my focus is on the playoff game. That’ll come in time and I’ll deal with that then.”

Atlanta has already completed an interview with 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and interim coach Raheem Morris. According to a number of reports, the Falcons have requested permission to interview Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady and Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith as well.

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3 months ago

Probably a ploy by the Falcons to get free intel on the Bucs. The league keeps going more to offense. Its tougher for these defensive guys to get jobs because they are dependent on an Offensive Coordinator. If their Offensive Coordinator gets scooped up they are back to square 1 getting what is available and starting over. Offensive coaches like Arians, Andy Reid, Gruden, LaFleur etc. can rely on themselves if their coordinator gets another job. That has to be more attractive to owners.

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3 months ago

Falcons are probably after info on us as well but Bowles can also get his own info on what they are looking for and planning. He won’t tell them anything about us they don’t know from watching tape