On Tuesday Bucs head coach Bruce Arians told the media he was unaware of any of his assistants having being contacted by other teams for interviews.
Bowles, 57, has served as Tampa Bay’s defensive coordinator for the past two seasons under Arians, and prior to that spent four seasons as the head coach of the New York Jets where he complied 24-40 record. Bowles also interviewed for the Falcons head job in 2015 before Atlanta settled on Dan Quinn who they fired earlier this season.
The Buccaneers defense finished the regular season sixth in the NFL in total defense giving up an average of 327.1 yards per game after finishing 15th in the league in 2019 in total defense.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org