Bruce Arians will accept a broadcasting gig soon

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Someone had better get ready to hit the bleep button.

Former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who has a reputation for colorful (and at times profane) language, will become an in-game analyst during the 2018 football season.

Via Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic, Arians currently is weighing two offers. He expects to make a decision within the next two weeks.

Unless one of the offers is from ESPN for Monday Night Football, Arians will likely choose between becomes one of the Sunday afternoon color analysts on FOX or CBS.

Arians retired from the Cardinals after five seasons as the team’s head coach. He was named coach of the year twice, both as head coach of the Cardinals and in 2012, when he served as interim head coach of the Colts, while former coach Chuck Pagano battled leukemia.

If Arians applies the same candor to broadcasting that he used when coaching, things could get very interesting in the booth — and during production meetings with coaches and players that Arians possibly will be criticizing in unvarnished fashion.

29 responses to “Bruce Arians will accept a broadcasting gig soon

  1. Good for Bruce Arians, but I hope Arians doesn’t do many Packers games. The honesty would be too much for us fans. We’re used to fantasizing that our Packers are still good.

  2. Can’t wait for them to introduce him as “Two-time Coach of the Year, Bruce Arians…” What a joke. This guy did nothing with some very talent laden teams.

    He won a Superbowl with the Steelers. You embarrass yourself quite often around here!

  3. Can’t wait for them to introduce him as “Two-time Coach of the Year, Bruce Arians…” What a joke. This guy did nothing with some very talent laden teams.

    He won a Superbowl with the Steelers. You embarrass yourself quite often around here!
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    Bruce Arians was the head coach of the Steelers, AND won a Super Bowl? Damn I totally missed that.

  4. Bruce was invariably Coach Permanently Grumpy when interviewed in front of the cameras. It will be interesting to see if he can expand his TV repertoire beyond Foghorn Leghorn.

  5. It’s natural for the 2012s to get defensive, they’ll probably lose every game he broadcasts in Seattle.

  6. Great choice. Fanboys, do you hate all analysits and play by play announcers? Why? Is it because you think you could do a better job? Explain fanboys.

  7. @TheDotardinChief

    2 time coach of the year. Every time I read that my head explodes. Went 11 – 5 to Carroll’s 12 – 4. Lost the wild card game, Seahawks won playoff games and went to the Super Bowl for the 2nd year in a row yet Arians actually accepted that award with a straight face. He’s a joke.

  8. Hey hawkforlife, didn’t Arians cards beat the almighty homefield hawks in the final game with a 3rd string QB and RB, scoring 26 points on the Legion of boom? LOL

  9. Actually, Carson Palmer never lost a game in Seattle while he was on the Cardinals. And of course the Cards stomped them again in Seattle with Stanton/Gabbert and no David Johnson.

    Hawkforlife is just sad that his franchise is declining under Pete Carroll, and hasn’t had a good draft in years.

  10. Arians is a nice man. His players like him because they said he was fair and honest. If you screwed up he told you, you screwed up. If you simply did your job… he told you you had a great game. He’s a straight shooter.

  11. Arians coached hard and got the most of out his teams but at the end of the day showed appreciation. Belichik coaches hard and gets the most out of his teams but at the end of the day he reruns the tape over and over showing player mistakes and then gives the player a pay cut.

  12. Just when we thought we were done with the self proclaimed football maven, he’s going to reappear broadcasting. Good grief…

  13. He is an olympic gum flapper and own-horn-blower, so it seems certain that he’ll fit right in with the rest of the annoying talking heads that populate my tv screen before, between, and after the fun stuff happens.

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