Invoice Belichick’s first stint as an NFL head coach didn’t work out too properly. He had 4 shedding seasons in his 5 years as head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 1991-95. It was an analogous story for brand new Bucs head coach Todd Bowles throughout his four-year run as the pinnacle coach of the New York Jets.
Belichick completed with a 36-44 report (.450) with the Browns earlier than turning the New England Patriots right into a dynasty and profitable six Tremendous Bowls from 2000-2021. Bowles had one profitable season and three shedding seasons from 2015-18 and produced a 24-40 report (.375) earlier than becoming a member of the Bucs as their defensive coordinator in 2019. After Bruce Arians’ sudden retirement, Bowles will get his second shot at being an NFL head coach.
Whereas it might be exhausting to think about Bowles having a second stint as a head coach as illustrious as Belichick’s, he might be profitable the second time round. Former NFL govt Mike Tannenbaum was lately a visitor on ESPN’s Get Up program in contrast Bowles to Belichick. Each are defensive-minded head coaches who’re below the Invoice Parcells teaching tree.
Tannenbaum Is A Large Fan Of Bowles
Tannenbaum spent years working with Parcells when he was the pinnacle coach of the Jets within the early 2000s. And he labored with Bowles in New York in 2000.
Whereas Tannenbaum stated that the street again to the Tremendous Bowl could be tougher with out tight finish Rob Gronkowski, who retired on June 21, he thinks Bowles could make a distinction for the Bucs.
“I feel it’s going to be actually exhausting,” Tannebaum stated. “I feel they nonetheless have a extremely good crew, and I feel an underrated storyline is Todd Bowles. I’ve labored with Todd earlier than. He’s an awesome coach, not a superb coach. You consider a man like Invoice Belichick, who struggled in Cleveland. He takes a while off and turns into a head coach once more and the remainder is historical past.
“I’m not saying that Todd Bowles goes to be Invoice Belichick, however why not? Why can’t he have an awesome second chapter as a head coach? It is a crew that missed over 47 [combined] video games on protection [due to injuries last year]. I feel this crew is loaded.”
Tannenbaum has spoken extremely of Bowles earlier than, calling him “an improve over Arians.”