Bruce Arians elaborates on his new position with the Buccaneers

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Bruce Arians is no longer the head coach of the Buccaneers, but he’s still there. Appearing on the Eye Test for Two podcast with Ira Kaufman and Clark Judge, Arians explained his new role in Tampa Bay.

It’s a ‘What do you think?’ job,” Arians said, via JoeBucsFan.com. “Everybody asks me what do I think and they know they’re getting a brutally honest answer, whether it be [owner] Joel Glazer, [G.M.] Jason Licht, [head coach] Todd Bowles or [offensive coordinator] Byron Leftwich. It’s been fun going to practice, watching and learning some more, watching us change, looking at the new guys. Man, that draft class is going to be a home run. Looking forward to getting to camp.”

Arians also answered an important question as to his role on game days. He won’t be on the sidelines.

“Sundays might be different sitting upstairs,” Arians said. “I might be able to still holler loud enough to cuss out the refs from up there.”

As we’ve said before, Arians could be missed during those key three hours of each week. Rarely if ever did he provide a narrative for criticism or ridicule. He didn’t make bad decisions. He didn’t mismanage the clock. He didn’t ice his own kicker.

Coaches are often like long snappers. They aren’t noticed unless they screw things up. But for the rare next-level Bill Belichick move, a coach who does his job well on game days provides fans and media with nothing to really talk about.

That will be the challenge for Bowles. If/when he makes a decision that doesn’t work, and if it’s a decision Arians wouldn’t have made, it will be noticed. And it will be interesting to see whether the brutally honest Arians will have anything to say about it.

19 responses to “Bruce Arians elaborates on his new position with the Buccaneers

  1. You’re such a bunch a jerks. Not a damn thing wrong with my comment about likely sidelining Arians until Brady leave.

  2. Everybody in TB is sick of this blowhard. Tom Brady we love, him not so much. Go ahead and retire Bucco Bruce.

  3. Team bartender and chief mixologist.

    Basically they let him stumble around drunk, let him rant at whatever he wants to, and ignore him while trying not to laugh in front of him.

  4. Arians was a great coach, should have gotten a chance earlier than age 60. Belongs in the hall of fame.

  5. Arians is just another corpse waiting to be buried. Just like Coughlin from the New York Nightmara Family Crime Syndicate. In due time, he will no longer be able to stay vertical and we can drag him away behind a golf cart.

  6. BDUB says:
    June 28, 2022 at 6:16 pm
    Arians was a great coach, should have gotten a chance earlier than age 60. Belongs in the hall of fame

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    HOF? Please child….

  7. So basically he’s admitting that he was told he had two choices. Take this do nothing Job we’re offering you, or if you don’t resign you’ll be fired.

  8. Arians was a clown at the Cardinals and regularly threw any and everyone under the bus to try and explain his losses…

  9. The Bucs earned their super bowl with three road playoff wins. That said, the schedule broke their way. A Washington team without a winning record if I recall. An injured Saints team. A Packers team with a recent history of losing big games. Finally, a Chiefs team with a weakened offensive line. Sadly, Washington gave them the best game. Their D, Brady and the schedule were all more important than Ariens in my view but he still gets credit.

  10. mackcarrington says:
    June 28, 2022 at 6:12 pm
    Team bartender and chief mixologist.

    Basically they let him stumble around drunk, let him rant at whatever he wants to, and ignore him while trying not to laugh in front of him.

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    So what he did the last 2 years while Brady and Leftwich ran the offense and Bowles the defense.

  11. There’s a big difference between being “brutally honest” and brutally right.

  12. Bowles may have been a fair DC but I have my doubts about his being an effective HC based on his time with the Jets.

    It helps having Brady instead of the garbage he had with the Jets, but even so, I don’t expect a good performance.

  13. I’d love to get fired, hang around my office buddies and still have a paycheck coming in.

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