Bruce Arians Says He Got A “C” On His Physical

January 15th, 2019

How healthy is new head coach Bucco Bruce Arians?

It’s a question that’s been considered by many Bucs fans. Yes, Arians passed an intensive physical in Tampa. But how did he score? He talked about that today on 98.7 FM in Phoenix.

“Man, they gave me this unbelievable physical,” Arians said today. “They said I got a C. That’s like the best news I’ve had in like 10 years: I got a C on the physical. Yeah, I mean, Cs were always great for me … you know what I mean?

“When you’ve been an F health-wise for 10 years, a C is great.”

Hey, a “C” score for a refreshed 66-year-old guy who had been working part-time sounds like he’s a typical guy for that age, but it also sounds like he’s not 66 going on 58. Hopefully, Arians will stay on top of his health in Tampa. He has said he’s very serious about losing 30 pounds.

Arians still throws back the cocktails and is happy to talk about it. But there’s no crime in that.

Joe wonders whether part of Arians’ deal is an annual physical to monitor him closely.

During the interview, Arians also added that NFL broadcasting etiquette drove him a little nuts because he couldn’t speak freely. “I got in trouble for saying a guy is “wide-ass open,” Arians said of his first game behind the mic.

32 Responses to “Bruce Arians Says He Got A “C” On His Physical”

  1. BuccaneerByBirth Says:

    I wonder if the prostate exam raised or lowered his overall grade

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    losing weight will help…..along with winning …..


  3. Robert Says:

    don’t like the C so much on an old dude but I like the honesty

  4. 813bucboi Says:

    tell bruce to drink 2 table spoons of black seed oil every day along with walking or jogging 4 times a week…..this FLA heat will knock that weight off him real quick….


  5. gracelivin Says:

    just finished his book QB whisperer, cool details about his philosophy, I do believe Jamies has some of the qualities he looks for in a QB. A “c” is not a bad grade and losing some weight will help bring that up to a “C+/B-” so I think we are in good hands.

  6. westernbuc Says:

    Sure looks more like a rental than a purchase

  7. Darin Says:

    I wouldnt be surprised if its more often than annually. Always good at any age anyway if u can afford it.

  8. Dewey Selmon Says:

    An F is 4-12 in coach speak. He improved to C which is 8-8. Hoping for a B which would be 10-6. or an A, which is 12-4 or better.

  9. theodore Says:

    He was told Jameis is the QB, so a C grade is pretty good all things considering. He was probably a B before.

  10. Lubby Smith Says:

    An elderly, obese drinker?

    You don’t see that everyday…

  11. tmaxcon = POSITIVE REALITY Says:

    50-50 he makes it to week 8 without growing frustrated with this minor league franchise. health will just be an easy out once he figures out glazers have no intentions of winning.

  12. Wausa Says:

    Would like to see him loose a few pounds. Drinking puts on the weight so he may have to scale back there a good amount to loose significant weight.

  13. Wausa Says:

    I know he has had health problems but the guy is not that old. He’s younger than Nick Saban.

  14. Cgmaster27v Says:

    Theodore trying to be funny and failing miserably

  15. Buc believer Says:

    @Western… sometimes renting a really nice car is better than buying an old beaten down broken jalopy. If we get around 22-25 wins for the next two years I will take it.

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m wondering if that exam was before or after the dinner at Ava………I’m thinking the meatballs dropped him from a B- at least.

    It’s like my Dr. told me……everybody knows an “Uncle Jake”….

    Uncle Jake is 96…..drinks a lot…eats bad food has high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and never exercises……but he made it to 96.

    Then the Dr. told me….the only problem is that everybody’s “Uncle Jake” is the same guy….there is only one of them.

  17. pick6 Says:

    he’s certainly not from the Pete Carroll school of longevity, but for a guy who literally drank paint as child he’s probably stuck around longer than he expected to so it’s all gravy right now

  18. Defense Rules Says:

    Coach Arians … “Yeah, I mean, Cs were always great for me … you know what I mean?” Oh ya, believe me coach, I know exactly what you mean. Always felt the same way myself in college.

  19. Pryda..sec147 Says:

    He will lose that weight in no time ! Tampa is such a great city so rich in history and has really good restaurants. Training camp alone he will drop from that sun.

  20. Wesley Says:

    Joe- People keep saying he had health issues. What exactly were those health issues?

  21. Jimmy Says:

    With the Bucs’ luck, we’ll probably have a great start to next season and Arians will have a heart attack or something and be forced to retire. The future looks super bright so naturally something will have to go wrong.

  22. theodore Says:

    @Cgmaster27v trying to be relevant and failing miserably

  23. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Wesley Says:
    January 15th, 2019 at 4:58 pm
    Joe- People keep saying he had health issues. What exactly were those health issues?

    My understanding is that he had terrible allergies………allergies to losing.

  24. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    For the sake of his well-being, he may want to reconsider this opportunity. Dude gotta C on his physical. Bound to be heading worse with this fan base the local media, and the Jameis Bashers. Plus if Arians keeps DJax Arians may die from the stress of his cancerous and cantankerous way.

  25. Fire Light Says:

    Fire Licht!

  26. Buccfan37 Says:

    66 years old is not an antique or necessarily a jalopy.

  27. Irishmist Says:

    Just as long as it was a little c and not the Big C.

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    I’ve never got a grade from my doctor, but if he gave me anything less than an A+ I’d fire him and get another doctor. Easy solution here.

  29. Fire Light Says:

    DJax may kill Bruce. Jameis may save him

  30. Mike Johnson Says:

    Hate to tell you guys this. A C on a medical Exam ain’t that good. Its not bad. Butt….A C means You can below any time. Just sayin….

  31. pick6 Says:

    @wesley, 2 types of cancer and i believe a heart issue. it’s not an inconsequential medical history

  32. RODNEY J ALLEN Says:

    I’m 43 n I’d probably get a C so good for him lol