Bruce Arians Sheds 15 Pounds, Says He’s “Halfway There”

May 14th, 2019

Bucco Bruce Arians at practice today

Much was made about the health of Bucco Bruce Arians when he retired from coaching after the 2017 season and then returned to the Bucs in January.

Team Glazer put Arians through a rigorous physical exam at a Tampa hospital and Arians joked that he got a “C” grade from doctors and was damn happy about it. It was his best grade in years, Arians said, likely only half joking.

Today at the Bucs’ first OTA practice, absent was Arians’ trademark golf cart, the rig he practically lived in through previous practices at One Buc Palace. Instead, Arians was buzzing around the indoor facility on foot as the Bucs practiced while escaping the rain.

Joe noticed instantly that Arians looked like a new man. The golf cart look made him appear feeble and old, but with that gone Arians looked mean and lean.

After practice, Joe caught up with the head coach and asked about his fitness. Arians said he has shed 15 pounds and is “halfway there” to his goal. Yeah, Joe confessed to Arians that Joe was wondering whether all that golf cart time meant the coach was lacking a little juice.

He’s not. It’s a great sign.

Arians working on his health means he’s preparing in all ways for the stressful run of the regular season — and hopefully much, much more than a two-year run on the Tampa Bay sidelines.

6 Responses to “Bruce Arians Sheds 15 Pounds, Says He’s “Halfway There””

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

    good for him….

  2. Locked In Says:

    The guy is likable and will be entertaining at least. He reminds me a little of John McKay for some reason.
    “If you have everyone back from a team that lost 10 games, experience isn’t too important.”

  3. The Fighting Schiano's Says:

    Loving how he called out VH3. I did like Koetter, but “his guys were his guys”. I kinda feel like he coddled them a little too much. Not so much with BA.

  4. Stonedbuc Says:

    Is Dr.Lux one of our assistants?

  5. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Good timing on this post. I was just thinking that they should cut the belly out of his hoodie so it’ll fit better. LOL

  6. Chris Simms 2020 GM Says:

    I always wondered how a head coach could be over weight.

    All that exercise equipment, trainers and dieticians on staff.

    Good job, Bucco Bruce!