The Malcolm Glazer Influence Behind The Bruce Arians Hire

January 15th, 2019

More powerful video from the Buccaneers, sort of a follow-up to the in-house Hard Knocks style series produced this summer.

This time, it’s a glimpse into the hiring of new head coach Bucco Bruce Arians.

One of Joe’s takeaways from the video is that it’s very obvious that Arians was the No. 1 candidate before Dirk Koetter was fired. The footage offers another look at Arians saying at his introductory news conference, “when I heard that this job was going to be open.”

Also, Buccaneers co-chairman Bryan Glazer is heard quoting the late Malcolm Glazer, who bought the Buccaneers in 1995. Joe took Bryan Glazer’s comments to mean experience was a critical component to the coaching search that started and ended with a two-time NFL Coach of the Year.”

“I think as a family you have each other’s back. My father always said, “If you want to know the road ahead, ask the man that’s been there. And that’s exactly the case with hiring Bruce Arians,” Glazer said.

Enjoy the video below.

Dear Bucs, you should be doing a lot more video like this if you want to connect with fans and build a passionate fan base. Someone at One Buc Palace should seriously be considering allocating — or reallocating — resources to make it happen.

31 Responses to “The Malcolm Glazer Influence Behind The Bruce Arians Hire”

  1. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Nice Video…

    Doesn’t really do anything to change my opinion on Licht.

    In your 5th year now you decide to find a coach who can get things done and develop players and coaches? Sounds like after the fact honeymoon talk to me.

  2. Walter Says:

    “ I may be 66, but I’m 66 and sexy, baby!”

    I love it

  3. Loyaltotheend Says:

    How’s he gonna live up to QB Whisperer reputation when he’s not calling plays? I feel like this is a lot of hype with a lot of losing to follow

  4. buddy Says:

    I think the video is a joke. At least now once this fails we can finally get rid of Licht too. The Hat, the coolest coach comment, and the fact this guy is 66 is pathetic. How many rings did this guy win as a HC?? I’ll wait. Also Arizona really wasn’t that great with him at the helm. So in 2 years when the Bucs win 9 games its going to be considered great?? Don’t think so cause still be 3rd or 4th in the division. This hire really doesn’t move the needle kinda like the joke that was the Dirk Koetter Stick Carriers, alot of hype about nothing but business as usual at One Buc Joke.

  5. tmaxcon = POSITIVE REALITY Says:

    how many games will that video win?

  6. The Buc Realist Says:

    One Buc place seems to want to be a video production studio more than a professional football team!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Jaycee Says:

    It’s the similarity with their beards that did it

  8. Phil Says:

    Looks like the Bears are going to sign Kareem Hunt before we can get him. Hate seeing the Bucs asleep at the wheel.

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    hopefully after Saturday, we can begin draft talk….lol…


  10. '74 Bucs fan Says:

    What would “move the needle” for you Buddy? Tom Landry?

  11. Not there yet Says:

    too many on this site with irrelevant opinions about licht and this hire. He’s here for a reason and no one really cares about your salty opinions. Either watch or don’t watch but do us all a favor and save us from your dumb thoughts. It’s a slam dunk hire regardless of age, the team is not a failure or a success yet obviously because of he season is over. Let’s wait for the guy to actually get his players on the field before talking negatively. He’s got a track record just like Schiano, Lovie, Raheem and dirk except it’s a track record of winning. Let’s give him a chance to make his mark. It could take one season it could take more but he knows what it looks like and has a nasty habit of winning and developing. He doesn’t have to call plays for that to be true

  12. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I’ve getting into video production the last few years – mostly for music videos – but I’m down lol.

  13. TexBuc Says:

    And now it begins Bruce…..I wish you good fortune in the games to come.

  14. Roadwarrior Says:

    Hey buddy
    Your starting to whine again like a little ho.
    Why are you even on this site bro. You with a few others on here should go to the top of the skyway and have bellyflopping contest.
    Did you try and get your job back at one buc palace and they decided you were part of the loser mentality they are trying to get rid of. So now you’re just gonna be a hater and spew your negativity on every post.

  15. 813bucboi Says:


    stop whining!!!!!!!…..

    dont get mad just because dirk and smitty didnt leave you a tip for packing their U-HAULS!!!!!!!!!!……

    heres a tip:

    pull your skirt down, sit back and watch “REAL” coaches coach thru distractions/adversity!!!!!!!!!!


  16. Pryda..sec147 Says:

    Great video by the Bucs love that they do this!

  17. pick6 Says:

    hey remember that 5 part 10,000 word long form story on how meticulously Lovie Smith was implementing his vision for the Buccaneers?

    don’t get me wrong, i’m excited about the hires, but i’ll stay away from the hype train until we are actually turning this wisdom into wins

  18. The Buc Realist Says:


    I am just glad that you are on board with the “right” type of coach for Tampa!!!!!!!!! and not the slappies that you were suggesting the Bucs hire!!!!!!!!!!! And if they coach thru adversities and distractions that is great!!!!! Just don’t know why so much of it comes from ownership in this town!!!!!!!!!!

    Now you can go back and continue to make bad suggestions and come up with wrong conclusion!!!!!! Because just like lovie’s nfl career, this class is over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Defense Rules Says:

    Coach Arians … “When I heard this job was gonna be open, I’d just like to say that the stars aligned.” Oh yes they did Coach; yes they did. The ‘interview’ might’ve been recent, but like Joe wrote, “it’s very obvious that Arians was the No. 1 candidate before Dirk Koetter was fired.”

    Gained a new appreciation for Jason Licht as a result of this video, even if it’s just a by-product of those ‘stars aligning’ & that Jason had a good relationship with Coach Arians from years past. Bucs 27-53 track record over these past 5 years won’t change, but hopefully our record over these NEXT 5 years will.

    And to loyaltotheend, guess what … you’re NOT. Statements like “I feel like this is a lot of hype with a lot of losing to follow” kinda give you away. Bucs have had TWO winning years out of the last TEN. In the 10 years BEFORE Tony Dungy became our head coach, Bucs had ZERO winning seasons. And yet with 2 pretty good HCs … and the same incredible DC all those years …Bucs only had FOUR losing seasons altogether in the 13 years spanning 1996-2008. PLUS we made it to the playoff SEVEN times in those 13 years AND won a Super Bowl. Hiring very good coaches started the ball rolling for sure, but ownership & management giving them strong support is what allowed those coaches to get the job done.

    I’m admittedly ‘cautiously optimistic’ at this point. The OPTIMISTIC part is because of Coach Arians. The CAUTIOUSLY part is because of what he’s inherited and whether Bucs ownership & management REALLY can & will get him what he needs to WIN here. I feel better now though knowing that the Boyz FINALLY listened to their daddy’s advice and hired a man who’s been there.

  20. Rod Munch Says:

    Really well done video from the Bucs, they should certainly keep these going.

    However one disturbing thing is how Bryan Glazer is starting have the mannerisms of Hugh Culverhouse. I hope that was just a bad camera day.

  21. Jonathan Lipnicki Says:

    Bucco Bruce saved a GM’s job…can he resuscitate a moribund franchise? I think that he can and will.

  22. Bucko40 Says:

    [See ya. — Joe]

  23. calbucsfan Says:

    I do believe many commenters here have been harder on Licht than he deserves. First, let’s look at the roller coaster timeline of hirings and firings:

    1/3/2014 – Lovie Smith hired as HC
    2014 season – no OC, QB Coach filled-in
    1/8/2014 – Koetter hired as OC
    1/21/2014 – Licht hired as GM
    1/15/2015 – Koetter promoted to HC

    Therefore, Licht “inherited” both HC Smith and OC Keotter. After a herendous 2014 season, Smith was shown the plank.

    Not wanting to create too much upheaval amongst a very young team, it made perfect sense for ownership and management to choose to promote Koetter to HC, especially because of his year working with rookie QB Winston and the bond they had seemingly built.

    Over the course of the next 2 seasons for various reasons both on and off the field that I won’t list here, the relationship seemed to alledgedly become strained while wins became harder to come by.

    12/30/2018 – As is the norm, HC Koetter gets fired

    1/8/2019 – Bruce Arians is hired as the new HC

    In defense of Licht, regardless of how much (or little) Licht researched and interviewed others before making the choice, and so what if he knew BA in advance….

    Arians is the FIRST HC Licht has ever hired!

    So I don’t know how many bloggers can say he should be fired, or BA has saved his job, or any other BS. There’s plenty of time to roast him over the fire if this doesn’t go well. But please fellow Bucs fans, by most all pundit accounts, this has been an excellent hire by Licht and he should be congratulated.

    Thank you Jason Licht, now let’s knock-out another grand slam in the upcoming draft!

  24. mrbucsfan Says:

    Bucs fans want Patrick Peterson in Tampa were hopeing arains can bring the shutdown corner to TAMPA WE WANT PETERSON #GOBUCS

  25. mrbucsfan Says:


  26. AfrikaThaRapper Says:

    Some of you sorry ass so-called Tampa Bay Buccaneer fans don’t have anything better to do than try to rain on the parade of the real supporters of this team. You guys bitch and moan about everything. We could win a game by 100 points and you bitches will still complain. Bruce Arians isn’t qualified, he’s too old, you don’t like his staff, etc….Who is good enough for you losers. Bill is not leaving New England for the Bucs, so you all might as well switch teams. The rest of us will continue to support, love our team and hope for a brighter future than what we’ve grown accustomed to. Go Bucs.

  27. Dano220 Says:

    The Gator fans are out in force I see. Still pissed off Tebow was an abject failure as a QB in the NFL. Glass half full boys, lets play shall we?!

  28. adam from ny Says:

    attention glazers:

    time to make buccaneers shaped flag biscuits…tasty treats for the fans…in a cool bucs packaging…as stadium grub and store treats…like th bucs version of haribos…

    the fans want all pewter color rush jerseys, kangols and biscuits

  29. adam from ny Says:

    i wonder which game is going to be the potential publix makeshift free kangol giveaway hat game day

    #WhoWoreItBetter #McKayOrArians #BucketCapVsKangol

  30. Hodad Says:

    Would some of you rather have Kliff Kingsbury, and his coaching record? Matt LaFluer who was a D.C. for one year, never been a H.C. at any level? How about Adam Gase who took the Dolphins to all those winning seasons? Oh wait, that was an old guy named Shula. He may be old, but BA has assembled a great staff, both, young, and old, for the first time the Glazers might have made the smartest hire.

  31. Jmarkbuc Says:

    My problem isn’t with BA….

    It’s still Licht. So he hired a guy he knew, and granted he does have charisma, but Licht has to do his job better than he has or Bruce’s hiring doesn’t matter.

    And DR, I’m a little (or a lot) surprised that one hype video seems to have changed your mind on Licht.. I didn’t peg you for the flip-flop type….

    To me the video just reinforces what a doofus Licht is.