Jay Glazer: Medical Evaluation & Hospital Visit Were Part Of Bruce Arians’ Bucs Interview; Expect Arians To Be Head Coach In “A Day Or Two”

January 7th, 2019

“Jason, I hope you stepped out during that last exam.”

NFL super insider Jay Glazer of FOX Sports been talking to Bruce Arians, so he said today on Colin Cowherd’s national radio show.

Glazer said he chatted with Arians after his Buccaneers interview in Tampa and he learned Arians’ doctor was part of the interview process that included a trip to a local hospital.

It was a precautionary step Glazer said he’s never heard a team take before.

Glazer believes Arians will be the next Tampa Bay head coach “in a day or two.” So Joe’s going to take a leap and assume Arians’ physical exam went very well.

Team Glazer did the right thing going to those lengths. The unfortunate 2014 Jeff Tedford situation had to be fresh in their minds.

Catch the Bucs chatter near the end of the video.

91 Responses to “Jay Glazer: Medical Evaluation & Hospital Visit Were Part Of Bruce Arians’ Bucs Interview; Expect Arians To Be Head Coach In “A Day Or Two””

  1. Lord Cornelius Says:

    70 is the new 60 I hear lol

  2. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Good, can’t happen soon enough!

  3. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Alvin Scissors Harper Says
    “Good, can’t happen soon enough!”

    I agree. The man is living on borrowed time, after all.

  4. Deez Bucs Says:

    Jason Licht and the Bucs are playing this situation MASTERFULLY.

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    bucs own all of the most embarrassing NFL records most by a long shot. will they be the soon hold the record for the first coach to go out during a game! It’s a bucs life!

    I can’t get past the 1 career playoff win that being said it is still not as embarrassing as dungy the clowns 2-6 playoff record as bucs coach.

  6. buddy Says:

    Can they please ask BA to take off the stupid GUIDO hat? And does BA realize he has to completely fire all of KLUELESSKOETTERS do-boys like the Snitch Equipment Manager and his staff. The dysfunction in the building stems from players not trusting the support staff that are all Dirks BFF’s.

  7. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^ the hat is cool, buddy. It stays.

  8. theodore Says:

    Licht: Bruce, are you sure you’re healthy enough to coach the Bucs?
    Arians: Yeah, yeah, I already told you that.
    Licht: Let me be clear… Are you healthy enough to watch Jameis play quarterback every week?
    Arians: Oh… well…
    Licht: Let’s get that doctor’s appointment scheduled, Bruce.

  9. calbucsfan Says:

    Have to agree with Glazer, if there’s anyone who can right JW, it’s Arians. Nice clip Joe, thanks.

  10. JimmyJack Says:

    Sounds like the Bucs have got all their t’s dotted and their i’s crossed.

    All’s that’s left is to announce to the world that Bruce will be Our new captain.

  11. Tyree Says:

    If Arians is hired rumor is Bowles will come along. Does that mean we will switch to a 3-4? Im all for it Beckwith & Kwon ran 3-4 in college, Vea is a perfect fit for that system. This D cant be any worse so I’d like to see the overhaul.

  12. JimmyJack Says:

    GO BUCS BABY!!!!!!

    I want to be the first member of the Bruce Arians fan club!!! “The Bruce Almighties”?

    Defientaly jumping into the lead coach of this bandwagon!!!

  13. B Says:

    Hey Joe,but

    Don’t hire BA because of his hat?😂😂😂😂😂

    Now we need to do a pole? What hat or no hat????

  14. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Speak softly and carry a fashionable Kangol!

    Ooo I can’t wait!!!

  15. Howard Cosell Says:

    I’ll believe it when I see Arians at the podium

  16. Buccernutter Says:

    Where’s but boi at? Been trying to tell this dude for weeks Arians is the guy.

    I like Richard a lot btw bro. He’s my #2 but Arians is PERFECT for this team.

  17. Buc4life Says:

    I’ve already ordered two Kangols, a red and gray one. Ready to roll with BA!

  18. TexBuc Says:

    Maybe BA will switch to a Bucs pirate hat and then home games will be filed with fans with pirate hats.

  19. B Says:

    Now a Kangol hat with the Buds Logo!

    A new fad😁😁😁😁😁

  20. B Says:

    Now a Kangol hat with the Bucs Logo!

    A new fad😁😁😁😁😁

  21. 941bucsfan Says:

    Wont be a 3-4 defense. Bowles has ran both 4-3 and 3-4. People need to give up on the 3-4 talk. Its been going on for over a decade smh

  22. Mikiebucsfan76 Says:

    see Bucs fans. earlier today one of those football analysis stated that it might be a delay in hiring Arians because Dungy was pushing the Glazers for J Caldwell. that didn’t make any sense to me when Dungy is not a part of the Bucs front office. we now know the truth. football analysis please stop the guessimating

  23. MarqBucsFan Says:

    Good call joe, you’ve been saying BA is the man for like a week (or more) now. I think the doc being present is a good thing, make sure BA will stay at least a year, hopefully longer if things go well. Go Bucs!!

  24. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Let’s beat Joe to the punch. Who has the best Bruce Arians’ moniker?
    Bucko Bruce Arians?
    Tampa Bay Bruce?
    Tampa’s Savior Arians?
    Bruce No Bullsh*t Arians?
    Busta Move Bruce?
    Two Time Coach of the Year Bruce?
    Bruce Winston Whisperer Arians?
    Bruce “Get outta my ear hole, a-hole” Arians?

  25. Roadwarrior Says:

    Buddy stop with the equipment guy stuff. If your an employee just say so if not SHFU. The equipment guy is not the reason for what happened.give it a rest.

  26. DayOnePaul Says:

    That whole “stick carriers” horsecrap that I bought into last season was a bunch of bs.
    Just like the koetter talk of so many leaders in the locker room and the discipline t-shirts.
    Can’t brush the taste of all of that bull chit out of my mouth soon enough.
    Come on, Bruce. Make our team relevant again.

  27. Jimmy Says:

    Last week on Twitter former Bucs reporter Roy Cummings got upset that fans are excited for a new coach. So I guess he thinks Bucs fans are better off with Dirk Koetter than Bruce Arians.

  28. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    “Walk softly, with a pacemaker, and carry a big fu##ing stick”

  29. Tampa Bay Demon Says:


    Can we get him in here and situated before we are already worried about who will take next for him?

    I mean… i know we changes coaches quick in TB… but DAMN! This is ridiculous lol!!!

    Seriously.. i really hope we do this.. and Arians will be great.

  30. Jim Says:

    Didn’t anyone watch the Wild Card Play Offs? DEFENSE.

  31. buddy Says:

    @Roadwarrior quit being so butthurt whiny ho. I DO know for a FACT that the players in the locker room don’t trust Dirks hire of the equipment manager and staff, they play ping pong and the players don’t want them in their space (locker room) because they simply don’t trust the entire staff.

  32. CoReY Says:

    I think people are making too big of a deal about his age. You mean to tell me you wouldn’t be excited if Bellichick (66 yrs) or Pete Carroll (67 yrs) became our head coach? Would their ages turn you off too?

  33. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Few years ago maybe 6-8 arians was an animal mentally & physically to do this job at the highest level, but as stated above by others this is crazy. FL is heavens waiting room and arians is true football guy and was a helluva coach but this just seems like a typical horrible bucs move. If he does come hope he at least can fix lichts terrible personnel moves and point bucs in right direction, and god bless the guy & his health

  34. stpetebucsfan Says:

    LMAO I think I’m the senior dude here at 71. Trust me when you reach your 70’s if you are still are lucky enough to have your health you will not want guys writing you off.

    So as I mentioned a year and a half ago had the first heart attack, luckily a very mild type III. The only result has been the need to take meds and monitor blood pressure. I’m still permitted by my cardiologist to take spinning classes…play tennis…life weights…all activities more strenuous than coaching. Now if he’s going to pull a Chucky and show up each morning at 3:30am every morning and work well past dark he might have a problem…but really would you be shocked if Chucky had a heart attack or stroked out?

    I’ve had a malignant melanoma removed back in 2002 so I can match cancer too…lol.

    IF…I had the talent and ability I have NO DOUBT I could coach the Bucs. I don’t believe Arians will take any snaps or hit players during practice. He’ll be as fine as the next guy.

  35. Pete I Says:

    All 66 and 67 year olds are not created equal. It’s not just age it’s also he was sick and had to leave the game. His quote was : “Too much to live for to die on the sideline”

    None of the hot young up and coming coaches had to interview with a hospital visit…

    Only the Bucs

    Arians: “Too much to live for to die on the sideline”
    Posted by Darren Urban on January 9, 2018 – 10:16 pm

    Bruce Arians was doing the media tour Tuesday, talking with both Rich Eisen and Colin Cowherd a week after retiring and mentioning he’d like to get into the media business. I can’t imagine someone won’t be willing to give him a chance. During his appearance on the “Rich Eisen Show,” Arians talked again about retirement, touching on familiar subjects with some more detail.

    — He admitted his 2016 health scares “were eye opening.” He didn’t want cancer to drive him out of the game, and he was able to return. But there was concern for both himself and his wife, Chris.

    “The stress of being a coach’s wife, of watching my health go up and down with wins and losses,” Arians said. “I knew I was done too, I was, ‘Yeah, you’re right, there’s too much to live for to die on the sideline.”

    — He reiterated he knew he was done in the last game in Seattle when Phil Dawson made his field goal and then Blair Walsh missed. But he acknowledged the family had talked about it as far back as the weekend after the Thursday night home loss to Seattle. “My wife, she was done,” Arians said. “God bless her, 47 years in this business is enough.” (Arians had previously written he was considering staying one more year and renting an apartment if his wife went back to their “forever home” in Georgia.)

    Guess these quotes no longer apply…heck it was one year ago…glad to see his wife is not done…

  36. Colonel Angus Says:

    Those hats are stupid. For that reason alone, I say he is doomed for failure.

  37. Loyaltotheend Says:

    This or a Harbaugh would’ve been the only acceptable hires if they fired Koetter. Can’t go back to hiring another coordinator learning to be a head coach

  38. Pete I Says:

    Here’s a few more quotes from his “retirement”

    This past Summer when he realized his son was turning 40 years old and he missed most of his life, that’s when he knew it was time to hang it up.

    “I can’t get those years back. My Granddaughter is now 23 years old, graduated and working here in The Valley. So, when Asher (his Grandson) was born and that 40th birthday hit me. I was like yeah I’m not missing this. It’s time,” says the 65-year-old.

    Hmmm…well I guess she’s 24 now and his son is 41…I guess those ages can be missed?

  39. stpetebucsfan Says:


    For six months after my heart attack I was just scared and didn’t do my normal activities. When you get a really serious illness it challenges more than just your health but your mental situation.

    Once I got past the fear I’ve been fine ever since.

    Now I do not wish to burst your bubble but your could croak tomorrow…go into the hospital for a simple checkup and find out you’re wracked with cancer…just happened to a friend of mine.

    You mentioned in your post something that probably played into this decision. Georgia! They can build their dream home and reach it easily from Tampa. They can probably get a private jet there in a couple of hours. Reportedly that Georgia connection for his wife also influenced why BA liked the Bucs.

  40. AlteredEgo Says:

    BA and his agent are smiling…. they have the GBoyz over the barrel… as long as it works who cares….

  41. Pete I Says:

    Again not all 66 and 70 year olds are created equal. not all have stress filled jobs. Not all have spouses who are “done”.

    He walked away from one team because of health scares…

    Let’s hope StPete that he was fully energized for the stress that is coming his way…again!

  42. Mike Johnson Says:

    Its great Arians will be our HC. However, coaching and game-day in this Tampa heat is a tad different than an air conditioned AZ dome. I do hope he’s healthy.
    My guess is he’s here for 3 yrs or so. Then he turns it over to somebody else. Bruce is no nonsense and he’s capable of making in game adjustments. I liike that. More importantly, his Road-dog..Todd Bowles can coach Defense. Unlike my man, Pressbox Smitty. I do think we can win under Arians. He beleives in solid O and D lines. So I expect some changes to be made in player personnel.

  43. FireMikeSmith_orDie Says:

    He’s Bellichick’s age without Bill’s talent and rings.

    This is a good hire is all you’re trying to do is get to .500 with a coach that won’t be around for more than 3 years. In other words, this was a DESPERATION HIRE.

    Clearly this franchise suffers from lack of talent at the very top of the food chain.

  44. StoutGospel Says:

    So…. you know how a heartbeat goes on a monitor during an EKG….it’s like up(spiked), then down below that level, then level then, barely up, then down….a normal heat “BP” on a monitor (for the obtuse and uneducated).

    That’s Bruce. No one said he wouldn’t create a …..blip.


    You stooges choose.

  45. Pugs&Bucs Says:

    Judging from the past history of the Glazers hiring people, I would not be surprised in the least if this falls through at the zero hour and Arians takes a different job. Just like Parcells x2, Spurrier, and Kelly.

  46. uckinator Says:

    All hail Bruce Almighty !

  47. Mikiebucsfan76 Says:

    I think this hire is a little different. it seems like Arians really want to coach Tampa

  48. BucEmUp Says:

    Pugs&Bucs, Yup this is where we all wake up tomorrow and read


  49. Pickgrin Says:

    Due Diligence. Sounds like the Bucs are doing a good job covering all the bases.


    First high profile Bucs coach since Chucky.

    This should be fun.

  50. Jimbo Says:

    Joe-Tedford was full of BS.

  51. joestang Says:

    bruce can only do so much with a feckless gm like licht, he should go to browns where they have a good gm and young talent.

  52. Aceofaerospace Says:

    I do remember recently going to bed thinking Chip Kelly was our new coach.

  53. Ndog Says:

    So let’s here from all the tank for Tua losers now? Pick 6 first possession of National Title game.

  54. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    lol Ndog you beat me to it. The thing is, those fools don’t have any idea what their talking about. They literally only want Jameis gone because they’ve bought into the incredibly false narrative constructed by ESPN that he’s some kind of monster.

  55. Geno Says:

    FireMikeSmith_orDie Says:
    January 7th, 2019 at 7:58 pm
    He’s Bellichick’s age without Bill’s talent and rings.

  56. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    And the announcers keep talking about how the corner fooled him, which he did. But they failed to mention the fact that it was an errant throw low and inside.

  57. Rod Munch Says:

    Not to be political, but Joe Biden is going to be your Democrat presidential nominee and lets say he won he’d be 79 when entering his first term. Pretty sure you can coach a team at 66. BTW Pete Carroll is 67, Belichick is 66, Nick Saban is 67, and Dirk was already the 6th oldest coach in the NFL as it was.

  58. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    That throw was on the money tho.

  59. Geno Says:

    FireMikeSmith_orDie Says:
    January 7th, 2019 at 7:58 pm
    He’s Bellichick’s age without Bill’s talent and rings.

    I agree but after Belicheck was bad as the Brown’s head coach and was 5-11 in his 1st year of being the NE head coach who was suggesting he might be the best NFL coach ever. Is the Packers hire today better than Arians?

  60. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Not a good argument. Winston threw a pick 6 on his first professional pass.

  61. Bird Says:


    Obsessed much ? I will wait…

  62. TampaTown Says:

    My vote for new moniker is Bucko Bruce. It’s gotta be. Of course the Joe’s will make the final call.

  63. SchwiftyBuc Says:


    So did Brett Favre.

  64. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Not my first, second or third choice. With that said I will support Coach Arians and wish him success. GO BUCS!

  65. Dave Says:

    Health is a concern. He left his previous gig for health reasons. Not a shocker they would ask for a physical before committing to that much money.

  66. WalkdaPlank Says:


    As you know I am not a believer in Jameis being a franchise QB

    However with that being said

    Tua is a system QB. He got exposed when he finally played a good defense against UGA. Jameis is better than him.

  67. tmaxcon Says:

    If America would do the right thing and institute a mandatory maximum age of 65 it would eliminate this discussion and solve global warming, population issues not to mention getting rid of all the government free loaders thus lowering national debt…. no one accomplishes anything meaningful after 65. Plus we get rid of Hillary, Pelosi and trump in one quick law.

  68. Aceofaerospace Says:

    @schwiftyBuc. Not condemning Winston for that pick 6 as I’m not condemning Tua for his pick 6 either. Just thought is was a bad argument for Ndog.

  69. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I hear ya and you are obviously correct that not all 66 year old dudes are the same.

    And I also agree with you that stress will be his biggest challenge health wise…not simply his health history. And a large part of that stress comes in football with hyper competitive coaches on the obsession with winning and the butt hurt at losing. If BA has learned to manage that he’ll be fine.

    Technically speaking stress rarely comes from our “condition” unless we’re physically challenged as in being lost in a snow storm and freezing. That is actually stress.

    The vast majority of what we call stress is actually just our reaction to circumstances and our interpretation. I suspect that BA has spent some time learning to manage that kind of “stress”

    BTW I used to be a type A personality…again worked one year from Jan 1 to St. Patricks day without a single day off and loved it. Used to have those thoughts running through my brain like cocaine crazed monkees hard to control.

    Meditation…or for me specifically the Silva Method. If you wish to gain some control over your thoughts and stress I highly recommend the Silva method…just google it.

  70. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    I think he was more so pointing out the fact that these loons act like no other QB on the Planet ever throws picks or makes mistakes but that’s just my perspective I guess.

  71. El_Buc941 Says:

    Bucko Bruce! Bring it baby!I think Duffner and Buckner stay along with Monken. Bring in Bowles and make Duffner assistant DC.

  72. Ndog Says:

    My point is college is a different game and BTW he happens to have the best WR in the country, best RB in the country and two first round olinemen, along with a sick defense, so his job is a little easier than playing for Koetter and with the Bucs oline, defense and complete non-existent running game.

  73. Pryda..sec147 Says:

    President of the USA is 72…

  74. AleteredEgo Says:

    Pryda..sec147 Says:
    January 7th, 2019 at 9:04 pm
    President of the USA is 72…


    has not had 2 cancers….kidney and prostate….I don’t know if BA has had heart issues too

  75. TonyC Says:

    How about a Bucco Bruce Orange Kangol. I would even buy it.

  76. Ndog Says:

    Tank for Tua right guys, two picks in a national title game in the first half.

  77. Rod Munch Says:

    On a different note I just now saw the story that Gruden hired Mike Mayock as GM and then Mayock has said that Gruden will have full control over personel. LOL! That’s now how it works Mayock! Gruden has to pretend he’s not responsible for personnel, then he can claim his GM never gave him the players he needed to win, ie, his stooge Bruce Allen. Gruden ran every aspect of the team after he got Rich McKay fired, and ran it into the ground.

    With that said Mayock says he’s primarily a draft guy – so I don’t actually see why he can’t do that successfully. If he gives Gruden good advice AND Gruden actually takes it, then maybe all those draft picks won’t turn out like 95% of the picks that Gruden made in Tampa. So get Mayock running personnel then get him a guy to take care of contracts, it might work. Probably not, but maybe.

  78. Ndog Says:

    Tank for Tua right guys, two picks and fumble that was 100% on him that he should have lost all in the first half.

  79. Bird Says:

    There is a tank for tua crowd and

    The flip side is for you Ndog

    Juggle Jameis’ jubblies …

    Dude. How obsessed are you with Jameis comparisons and excuses all day every day? I will wait….I mean wow. How old are you really ?

  80. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Ya’ll remember Jameis Winston’s last college game against Mariota and Oregon?

    Man what a fumble that was!

    Anyway Ndog as I said Jameis > Tua and Mariota but you never truly know what you’re gonna get out of a college guy. Only after he plays in the NFL with the big boys do you know what you have, unless that’s Jameis Winston of course.

  81. tmaxcon Says:

    Deport Glazers to Yemen and institute 65 maximum age…. solving the worlds problems

    TMAX 2020

  82. SenileSenior Says:

    Deez Bucs says “Jason Licht and the Bucs are playing this situation MASTERFULLY. ”

    Perhaps, the Glazer brain trust Joel, Ed, Darcie and Bryan [but not Jay ;-)] actually decided to take a real hard look at what they have accomplished in the past 10 years or so and so they truly bore down on the “due diligence” this past year. The medical exam for a coach is a first to my knowledge. 🙂

    If they are as creative in the contract for Arians in a similar vein to some of the contracts players have been getting, they will have contingencies for several future scenarios built-in. They will have looked beyond Arians’ tenure however long it may be.
    With the state of the art of contemporary medical knowledge, including nutrition and exercise regimes, 82 years of age might be comparable to an earlier eras’ 62 and perhaps an even earlier eras’ 52.

    Stpetebucsfan, I’ve got you by one year. :->)
    “I want to be the first member of the Bruce Arians fan club!!! ‘The Bruce Almighties’?” JimmyJack, I’ll definitely join that club!
    The excitement and anticipation builds! Go Bucs!!!

  83. SenileSenior Says:


    We’ve all been told not to “count your chickens before they are hatched” all of our lives. However, there seems to be a lot of tapping noises coming from this batch. I even think I see a little hole emerging in one egg.

    I wonder what this could mean? 😉
    The anticipation continues to build! Go Bucs!!!

  84. Ndog Says:

    Bird all i know is when people are acting a fool and I can point it out I will take my shot everytime. All we hear over and over is how horrible Jameis is but isn’t it funny how even the wonder boy Tua looks like trash when getting hit every play and his defense is a sieve. Just proves my point yet again that teams win and teams lose, not QBs alone.

  85. TexBuc Says:

    a team game.

    even texas tech did not win anything even when they had pat mahomes as qb.

  86. D1QB Says:

    Improving the defense, the kicking game, the running game, coaching staff, GM , scouting dept and uniforms will , without a doubt, lead to more wins for Winston.
    Limiting the chances for turnovers by increasing the number of running plays will help. Winston can win games and arguments to the contrary are incorrect.

    If the team is successful in upgrading all but one area of the team and the team’s record improves……at that time…There’s one problem . ..Not a real problem but one of perceptions. There’s no room for giving any credit to the QB. It’s a very bad corner , arguments wise, to have created and it’s obvious that the end game is not something that has been thought through to its ultimate conclusion.

    Basically the day that some of you look forward to as it will validate all the steadfast support, will actually be the day that nullifies everything that the support is based upon. But I don’t believe that anyone will notice or care.
    Winning is satisfaction for the fans of the team. Winning with Winston will satisfy fans of him…..It’s a win win.

  87. Boris Says:

    Where’s the news there?

    If you’re over 60 there’s about a 50% chance you have prostate cancer.

    Kids use your googles.

  88. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    stpetebucsfan Says:
    “LMAO I think I’m the senior dude here at 71. Trust me when you reach your 70’s if you are still are lucky enough to have your health you will not want guys writing you off.”


    Good post SPBF, and no doubt, man. Age is a state of mind anyway. Bruce Arians has the fire & vigor of a 30 year old. He is going to be great.

  89. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Colonel Angus Says:
    “Those hats are stupid. For that reason alone, I say he is doomed for failure.”


    LOL what a ridiculous post. The hats are NOT stupid. Just because it would look awful on you (apparently) it does not make them stupid. I am a fan of someone who is comfortable being themselves, with their own flair.

  90. Hodad Says:

    We’ll be the first team in NFL history that uses it’s medical tent for it’s H.C. during games!

  91. Roadwarrior Says:

    The only one I hear whining is you.
    I’m glad that you know someone who knows someone that knows a guy that used to know someone that worked for the bucs.
    Now how many times are you going to repeat yourself.
    We get it you know some one in the organization. Maybe?