Big Staff = Better, Says Bruce Arians; Team Glazer Calls It Trendy

April 15th, 2019

Team Glazer talks to Joe

Head coach Bucco Bruce Arians has lots of friends across the NFL.

And a significant chunk of them are collecting a paycheck from your Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In fact, the Arians offseason hiring spree seems to represent a shiny, new NFL record, if NFL super-insider Peter King of NBC Sports is to be believed.

In his Football Morning in America column today, King says the 28 men and women working under Arians is an all-time high. Joe will add that once upon a time in Tampa, Greg Schiano had a staff of 21 assistants plus Butch Davis as a consultant. And that was considered a big staff.

Joe asked Team Glazer about the giant Arians coaching roster during the annual blogger-to-billionaire-family chat last month in Phoenix.

Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer said it’s an extension of a league trend and Arians’ philosophy.

“As you look over the years at the NFL, that’s been an evolution,” Glazer told Joe recently. “Look back 20 years ago at the size of coaching staffs versus what it is today. But I think a big part of it also with Bruce is he always wants to be developing coaches because coaches do sometimes leave and you need people to step up and step right in. And it’s always easier once you’ve trained somebody or have somebody inside on your staff to have them step up to a role. So you talk about looking to the future a little, that’s part of it. You have to be prepared for people to potentially leave.”

Arians says size matters when it comes to his staff; the extra bodies will allow him to run two simultaneous practices through the spring, affording the chance to really evaluate bottom-of-the-roster guys. Plus, he’ll see if Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard can play wide receiver, among other things.

Joe’s all good with the big Bucs staff. Arians can always fire people if it’s not working.

Kudos to Team Glazer for giving Arians an open checkbook. Perhaps Jason Licht should bring in fresh sets of eyes to his department, as well.

25 Responses to “Big Staff = Better, Says Bruce Arians; Team Glazer Calls It Trendy”

  1. doolnutts Says:

    LOL funny you brought up Schiano… I remember all the complaining on the message boards about the bigger staff… Pretty interesting idea from BA to have two practices running at once. We will need as many eyes as we can get with that much going on.

  2. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    I am sure the Joes can research, but the coaching staff has increased in numbers each year since the Giants game… the Bucs last post season game

  3. Tnoled Says:

    Hey man if I was the Glazer’s I would be trying anything and certainly open to suggestions by my head coach who has a proven track record. It’s a refreshing change to have a coach who isn’t scared to jump in the pool try some cutting edge stuff. What’s the worse that could happen they go 5-11 hmm, been there done that!

  4. 813bucboi Says:

    its a welcome site…..

    might need a staff of 30 to, “coach the dirk outta players”….lol….

    all jokes aside, this will be great for player development which unless your a pass catcher, has been lacking for the pass 3years….

    #REALISTKNOWSNOTHING!!!!…GO BUCS!!!!!

  5. Rod Munch Says:

    Arians needs to follow his mentors example, Ray Perkins, and bring back three-a-day camps. Guys who will do that are guys who want to play. Anyone players snitch to the NFLPA about the three-a-day camps gets the Full Metal Jacket treatment of being beat gimmick filled sock.

    Make training camp great again!

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Doesn’t count against the cap……I could care less about the Glazer’s money…..and I suspect they don’t either.

  7. lowercaseg Says:

    You know nothing, Team Glazer

  8. delson Says:

    Lets hope this works

  9. bryan kohn Says:

    Like they say… Power, safety and leverage in numbers.

  10. Arian Nation Says:

    If the NFL was run by the government,there would be 300 coaches and 50 referees per game.

    35% would be women, 35% LGBTQ, and seeing eye dogs would be allowed.

  11. Tom S. Says:

    Let’s be clear about Licht, it’s not his or any of his scouts eyes. Anyone can read a draft guide and have a decent sense of who the top 30 rated players in the draft are. The question is do their college talent translate to the NFL (Noah Spence, VHIII, RoJo, MJ Stewart), will their mental fortitude or character end up sinking their career (ASJ, Aguayo), are there bigger roster weaknesses than what is being targeted (RB Charles Sims over a Guard, K Aguayo over virtually anything in Rd 2).

    In the end Bruce Arians is a good coach. He’d be a good coach with 5 assistants or 15 assistants. Jason Licht is a bad GM. He’d be a bad GM with 5 scouts or 15 scouts. While I understand every team is looking for an edge, Greg Schiano can tell you a room full of coaches won’t turn a team full of slappies into super bowl contenders no many how many formal or informal advisors you have.

  12. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Trendy, just like our uniforms. Maybe they should try substance over style.

  13. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Arian Nation Says:
    April 15th, 2019 at 5:54 pm
    If the NFL was run by the government,there would be 300 coaches and 50 referees per game.

    35% would be women, 35% LGBTQ, and seeing eye dogs would be allowed.
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    .
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    and I’d be in the stands wearing my
    MFGA hat 😉

  14. Destinjohnny Says:

    Needs to have a big scouting staff

  15. Jean Lafitte Says:

    I hope it works cause it feels like there is a curse on our franchise.

    Even after all these years it still feels like what Kevin Bacon so painfully said,

    “Thank you sir, may I have another”

  16. SchlomieBarmitzahCircumScissorStein Says:

    Increase the staff to 1000. Get everyone on the payroll then simply raise ticket prices. Brilliant move. More coaching staff than fans. I get aroused just thinking about. My eyes are closed and this feeling is taking me away.

  17. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Joel Glazer added: “Look, Team Glazer has the loot. We can bankroll any coaching staff in the league, but why bankroll one coaching staff when you can bankroll two? We like to pay players not to play, but we absolutely love to pay coaches not to coach! That’s just how we roll.”

  18. Figures Says:

    6-10 last place firmly in grasp.

  19. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Rod Munch Says:
    “… bring back three-a-day camps. Guys who will do that are guys who want to play. Anyone players snitch to the NFLPA about the three-a-day camps gets the Full Metal Jacket treatment of being beat gimmick filled sock. Make training camp great again!”

    LOL Blanket Party

  20. BigMacAttack Says:

    Can any of these guys rush the passer?

  21. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Bruce Arians prefers coaches to players apparently.

    Hope some of them can play football.

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    Expand the coaching staff to 65,000, then require that all coaches attend the games – and BOOM – full stadium every single week! Brillant!

  23. TDTB Says:

    Since practice time is so curtailed, it is simply logical that staff size should increase to ensure available time is used efficiently. The last thing a professional team wants is a sub standing in line watching. Better to have him performing and being coached while doing so.

  24. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Can we hire Mo Clairborne as position coach or dude cheerleader and sneak him in during the game?”

    Kobe Faker

  25. Phil Says:

    We don’t have much to brag about. At least we can say we have the biggest staff in the league. That will impress people.

 

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