Bruce Arians has become more involved in coaching Buccaneers quarterbacks

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Technically, Bruce Arians is the Senior Advisor to the General Manager in Tampa Bay. As a practical matter, the former head coach is still coaching.

A fascinating item on JoeBucsFan.com takes a closer look at what Arians has been doing.

Per the report, Arians was “front and center” in the coaching of the Buccaneers’ quarterbacks during the two days of joint practices with the Titans. Blaine Gabbert was “seeking Arians’ counsel repeatedly.”

Arians was sufficiently involved to draw a flag during the 11-on-11 sessions. JoeBucsFan.com caught up with Arians during the practice, telling Arians he “looked like a guy who missed coaching and wanted to get back into it.” Arians also was told that the item eventually posted by JoeBucsFan.com would float the notion that, if offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich becomes a head coach in 2023, Arians will become the offense play caller for head coach Todd Bowles.

“Arians neither waved off the suggestion nor told Joe not to write the story,” the article explains.

Arians, according to JoeBucsFan.com, was “seen talking more and more to [Tom] Brady on the practice field, and Brady was seen going to him” in the days before Brady embarked on his ongoing, open-ended, training-camp hiatus. One assistant coach suggested to JoeBucsFan.com that Brady possibly misses the “constant feedback” from Arians.

“Nobody talks to Tom the way Bruce does,” the unnamed coach said.

It will be interesting to see how involved Arians remains in coaching quarterbacks once the starter returns. Whenever he returns. Regardless, no one would have dreamed in late March that, come late August, Arians would be working at Buccaneers practice — and Brady would be nowhere to be found.

14 responses to “Bruce Arians has become more involved in coaching Buccaneers quarterbacks

  1. Finally, the answer to the Brady Vacay: I told you to get rid of that guy! I’m gone until he’s gone.

  2. Just a reminder that the Bucs have the lowest winning percentage of all 32 teams in the history of the NFL…

  3. You’re onto something here. Brady’s hiding, from Arians? No way they win a playoff game this year

  4. One assistant coach suggested to JoeBucsFan.com that Brady possibly misses the “constant feedback” from Arians.

    Thanks – I needed a good laugh.

  5. yeahbut says:
    August 19, 2022 at 12:01 pm
    Finally, the answer to the Brady Vacay: I told you to get rid of that guy! I’m gone until he’s gone.

    I don’t get this hatred for that coach. Didn’t he just bring a Super Bowl championship to Tampa? Very recently??? Your vitriol for Bruce is ridiculous.

  6. Brady did not want him back! Brady takes the leave of absence and coach has made his way back down to the sidelines to help the QB’s. The rift is probably why the whole Brady to Miami shenanigans were in play! If/When Brady is back, Bruce will be back in the booth.

  7. Everybody is sick of his loudmouth ways. He should have retired after he coached the AZ Cards it literally gave him heart trouble.

  8. yeahbut says:
    August 19, 2022 at 12:01 pm
    Finally, the answer to the Brady Vacay: I told you to get rid of that guy! I’m gone until he’s gone.

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    Hmmm…Same thing happened in New England when Brady wanted Garoppolo gone. When/if he comes back to the Bucs, Arians will make himself scarce. He’s like a spoiled kid now.

  9. theoriginalsurferbob says:
    August 19, 2022 at 12:44 pm
    yeahbut says:
    August 19, 2022 at 12:01 pm
    Finally, the answer to the Brady Vacay: I told you to get rid of that guy! I’m gone until he’s gone.

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    I don’t get this hatred for that coach. Didn’t he just bring a Super Bowl championship to Tampa? Very recently??? Your vitriol for Bruce is ridiculous.

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    It’s not my vitriol. And Bruce “brought a championship to Tampa” in much the same way Barry Switzer brought a championship to Dallas. Tommy, the GM/HC, drove the former bus. Jimmy Johnson, and his assembled & trained team, drove the latter bus.

    Barry was decent enough to just enjoy the ride and sell a few extra books with his increased notoriety. Bruce wants everyone to think he was the pilot of the Good Plane Buccaneers when everyone, sans you, know he was the noisy passenger in the back row that the others tried their best to ignore.

  10. Gruden and Arians coached 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers teams to championships . They both deserve respect regardless if people don’t like their coaching ways. Long live the Tampa Bay Buccaneers!!!!!

  11. I bet Mr. Bowles feels a certain way about this. I have been in the situation where I am the New Boss, with the old Boss still around and poking their nose in things.

  12. I have no doubt that Brady absence is related to Bruce. It’s well know that Brady can’t stand Ariens. These two egos can’t be within 10 feet of each other. I seriously doubt Brady comes back to Tampa as long as Blowhard Bruce is actively coaching.

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