Bowles is one of several names that the Falcons will likely entertain in the coming weeks, so this isn’t news to get reactionary over yet. It is curious however, given Bowles lack of success against the Falcons in two years as the Bucs defensive coordinator. The Bucs did some good things against Atlanta last year, but in 2020 the Falcons put up 54 points in two games against Bowles’ defense, despite missing Julio Jones and several key offensive linemen in both contests. The Bucs were also without Carlton Davis, Devin White, Shaq Barrett and Steve McLendon in Week 17 against Atlanta.
Bowles has spent the past two seasons as the Bucs defensive coordinator, but was the head coach of the New York Jets from 2015-2018, amassing an overall record of 24-40 over four seasons.
Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft