“I Want To Get A Ring”

March 6th, 2020

Bucco Bruce Arians answered a question many people have about him last week at the NFL Scouting Combine.

And he managed to give a straight answer and a vague one at the same time.

Arians found his way to the FOX Sports TV cameras and was asked point blank how long he wants to coach.

Bill Belichick turns 68 next month. Andy Reid has no desire to mail it in. Nick Saban turns 69 this year, and even quarterbacks have a very long shelf life these days, Arians was told.

“A ring. I want a ring. We get one; I want two. That’s it. I want to get a ring,” Arians said.

Joe believes Arians will stick around as head coach as long as he can keep his staff intact, unless he gets fired for consecutive losing seasons.

Arians has a firm belief and trust in Todd Bowles. And Byron Leftwich showed he was up for the playcalling gig, his first full NFL season in that role; Leftwich should improve in 2020. But if one of those guys bails, Joe could see Arians mailing it in because he’s not looking for significant change, which would mean more stress on his plate.

57 Responses to ““I Want To Get A Ring””

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    Translation….. i want to get a ring equals i dont care about the long term consequences of my upcoming piss poor decsions that will set franchise back even further….

  2. Ghettos of Siberia Says:

    Sure glad you cleared that up..

  3. Sport Says:

    As he should, and I hope he does. This group can coach. Regardless of the ‘name’ on the back of the jersey.

    Another year to get his type of player on the roster, and the ones he doesn’t off the roster.

    And for those of you tagging BL’s play calling, did you consider the game plan got blown up multiple times thanks to our number 1 overall pick from 2015, in a prove it contract year!?


    In BA I Trust!

  4. 813bucboi Says:

    he’ll get a ring once JW is sent packing…..

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  5. Pewter power Says:

    How do you know he’d mail it in if those guys bail which last year it was the joke arians was trying to get all his buddies a job so guess he doesnt want a ring just wants to get his staff steady work sorta like they have here.

  6. Hodad Says:

    Yeah, and I want a toilet bowl made out of solid gold, but it’s just not in the cards baby! Seriously, most likely Arains whines up on the scrap heap with the rest of the HC’s the Glazers hired.

  7. #1 Pick QB 2 Cent Brain Says:

    Can’t get a ring if you don’t coach to your best players strengths…

    Can’t get a ring if you don’t hire and trust the best people and just your friends…

    Can’t get a ring with leaving the league in turnovers and dumb penalties

  8. Tye Says:

    NEVER happen with a guy who is known to CHOKE in regular season games with meaning SO playoffs could never be trusted with him.
    Arians statement also could be a message that he isnt so concerned with drafting a rookie qb..

  9. '79 Defense Says:

    Let’s start by first winning a freaking playoff game. If this year’s team doesn’t win one then 2003-2020 will beat out the wonder years of 1980-96 and take sole possession of the longest stretch. The 80’s to the mid-90s were horrible, but we’re about to take it to a new level. The bar just keeps getting lower…

    Joe, please inform Arians of this record to avoid.

  10. soggy Says:

    Got to get to the playoffs first..lol, better just hope for playoffs, for what I can tell that would be a superbowl for the bucs these days with JW..

  11. Big_Buc$ Says:

    Can’t go anywhere with out a running game and a well rounded defense. Look at every team in the playoffs. They all had in common the ability to run the football. Meanwhile in Tampa 3rd and 1 becomes 4th and 3 because we can’t get a push or BA and BL refuse to run the ball when you running back has the hot hand. I still can’t get over that drive the last game of the season when RoJo carried the balled all the way to inside the 10 for 1st and goal and the call 3 pass plays in a row and not to mention a added offensive PI call on OJ Howard. So what if the defense played good the back half of the season but lost to every team over .500 record. Regardless of the turnovers defense still was bad. Gave up lot of points even if you take the picks 6s out because I know alot of you will try to mention that. The defense gave up a lot of points. I know we had rookies and their play improved but I want to see that play consistently. I keep saying this if the trenches, running game, kicking game, and scoring defense isn’t fixed no matter who the QB is the results will be the same.

  12. LordCornelius Says:

    At least this team knows how to string us along every offseason lol

  13. Craig Says:

    Translation: I want a QB that doesn’t get a case of the stupids for every game. The rest of it will take care of itself. The defense will improve and the O-line is close. Give me a real QB.

  14. BucEmUp Says:

    Leftwich sucks

  15. Ivan The Insider Says:

    NEW BUCS UNIFORMS = New marketing turning point which also means a new Face of the Franchise.

    LASIK EYE SURGERY (after 5 years as a Pro and football one’s entire life) = Desperate PR move by an NFL agent after realizing his player’s current team has decided not to resign him. Agent now hopes the lasik surgery will be enough to get another team to take a chance and risk big money on a contract.


  16. Adrnagy Says:

    Two real possibilities for Winston as a starter.
    Raiders- Gruden loves Winston. And Gruden know how awful bucs have been since he left.
    Titans – Jon Robinson GM. He was here at the bucs. Winston 2015 pro bowl.
    Also … the only thing Titans missed in playoff was deep ball or take shot down the field.

  17. Dewey Selmon Says:

    You’re right BigBucs, 3rd and 1 and we go empty backfield and throw a 15 yard out. The OL and RB will be addressed and improvement is inevitable. We actually lead the NFL in 1st downs last year and we didn’t choke in the red zone like we did under Dirk. But the interceptions from Jameis cost us bigtime.

  18. NOLES Says:

    Hey this team SUCKED & he went 7-9 w JW the TO machine…

    I don’t understand the negative feedback on Arians.. At this point I’d say he is one of the TOP 3 or 4 coaches in the entire franchise history. Have you all been paying attention to our past coaches.. I am thankful he took the job if not who else was gonna coach this historical losing franchise with these LOSER Glazer boys. They are CLUELESS!

  19. Adrnagy Says:

    Trade d. Smith for Trent Williams

  20. tmaxcon Says:

    i can’t believe all this time i thought it was leadership and talent that made a team but I’ll be damn it’s the uniforms….

  21. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    If Jameis leaves I think everyone will be ok with that because we understand why. But man, I hope he stays so I can see you all blow a gasket. Get him a run game and we are playoff bound

  22. Buccernutter Says:

    I have had internal discussions and I will tell everyone what is happening.

    Bucs want jameis back. He wants to be back. There is a margin between how much they are willing to pay and the amount he wants. He is aiming for above 30. We are aiming for below 30. We have said that we will not negotiate unless he is willing to take less and meet us much closer to our figure. We are looking at brady and bridgewater as a backup with teddy being the likely choice as tom will not come to tampa. This has been leaked to show jameis we are serious.

    Discussions will continue early next week. If they don’t agree (which I suspect jameis will cave), then he is gone and teddy is the #2 target with brady being #1.

    That’s what is happening right now.

  23. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    Who is a realistic better option for us then Jameis? Im not buying the Brady hype. Rivers? Hell no. Maybe Derek Carr. Brittle Bridgewater? Not behind this oline.

  24. The Coroner Says:

    Want a Ring, BA?
    Bucs SB 2002 formula:
    QB who protects the ball.
    RB who makes defenses think about him.
    I am not telling you anything.
    Goodbye, Jameis.

  25. JimmyJack Says:

    Oh cut through the BS y’all…….the Bucs already know who they want at QB and know if he’ll come.

    Maybe they do want Brady. If they do they already know if Tampa is an option for him.

    If Winston is their top choice I would think we know before this tag deadline next week. If somebody else is third top choice Bruce already knows who he is and if he’s willing to sign here. They aren’t about to be playing games with the most important position. Feels like if Winston hits free agency Thursday he’s not their guy and never was.

  26. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Buccernutter vs. Ivan the Insider.

    You guys definitely have 2 COMPLETELY DIFFERENT inside stories.

    This is it. A showdown for the ages.
    Who is going to be right?
    We will see!

  27. K2 Says:

    Unique insight… a coach wants to win the super bowl and get a ring.

  28. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^ I was sort of thinking the same thing, K2.

    Can you imagine a coach coming out and saying..
    “I want to go 4-12, d@mmit!”

  29. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Absolutely nobody has mentioned Nick Foles, who the Jags want to cut loose.

    He has a reasonable salary and he likes to throw the deep ball.

    Any chance whatsoever that he has flown completely under all of our radars, and that is someone that the BUCS are thinking about?

  30. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    To be honest, I have not really thought about it before now either…
    but he IS a Superbowl MVP.

  31. Buc Wild Says:

    I would sacrifice BA setting the franchise back 5 years from personnel decisions to win a Super Bowl in the next 2-3 years. 13 year playoff drought is long enough. Call me crazy.

  32. Buccernutter Says:


  33. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs simply can’t afford to pay over $23-$24 mil for a starting QB IF we expect to field an improved team this year (OLine, RB, Safety & somewhat better depth). FIX those other things & there are quite a few QBs who could win with a team like that.

    Jameis is one of them. So is Derek Carr. Teddy Bridgewater MIGHT be another, but I’m not sure that he could survive the beating that BA’s QBs historically take. Tom Brady sure couldn’t, and I don’t think that Nick Folk could either. Rivers probably could, but I seriously doubt that he’d want to at his age. Winston or Carr … that’s about it.

  34. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    He has the right attitude. Ring or nothing.

  35. CPN Says:

    Buccaneers will go all in on trades and moves that make sense for the short term while sacrificing the future. Might as well, I’ll take another super bowl if it means trading it all away.

  36. JimmyJack Says:

    Demon. I don’t think Nick Foles is a great option. The book seems to be out on him. Find a way to put some pressure on him and he crumbles.

    Hundreds of QBs have come along and had great arms but just can’t perform under pressure. Foles falls into that catergory for me.

  37. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^ Interesting point, JimmyJack, and the one thing that the Patriots did not manage to do in that SB, for some reason, was get any pressure on him.

  38. JimmyJack Says:

    Defense Rules…….That all sounds good in this blog but I don’t think it’s very realistic.

    Tell.me who is signing for 23-24M? It aren’t Derek Carr. He already makes more then that. Doubt Winston signs that. It’s several Million below tag value.

    I don’t think 23-24 represent what the QB market will be. 22M is what Flacco and Foles signed for last year and pricetags go up every year as does the CAP.

    I’ll guess that Rivers Carr Tannehill & Brady all sign for more. Same with Teddy and Jameis if they find starter jobs………But you can’t say 23-24 then say Carr. Makes no sense. He already makes more. So who you talking about?

  39. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    I am torn. So many people have made so many great points. — I definitely can see the concern of putting a less-mobile QB back there with B.A.’s open concept & less max pass blocking.

    Would Foles, Rivers or even Brady be sitting ducks back there?

    Oh well, we shall let it all play out!

  40. MTM Says:

    Get a ring. Lets start by making the play offs. That statement says I punt on Winston BTW. That goofball isn’t winning a Super Bowl in Arians lifetime.

  41. LordCornelius Says:

    I don’t think Teddy is injury prone.

    Played in 39 straight games in college.
    Didn’t get hurt his rookie year.

    Basically had 1 freak injury as far as i can tell?

  42. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    Stop playing, you know bridgewater will get destroyed behind this line. That freak accident was a major freak accident

  43. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    If Bridgewater had that injury during no contact football. Imagine him behind this matador oline.

  44. tmaxcon Says:

    Lord cornholio

    Even bridgwater’s mother accepts he is an injury prone fragile part time qb at best

  45. Defense Rules Says:

    JimmyJack … When I look at all the OTHER things we need to do to be competitive, and try to figure the least expensive way to do them (draft vs FA), the starting QB position can’t cost more than $23-$24 mil and STILL allow us to do those other things. And BTW, that’s AFTER releasing Brate & not re-signing Perriman. Unless of course the new CBA raises the 2020 salary Cap to above $200 mil.

    BTW, the transition tag for Jameis would be $24.3 mil. And oh ya, Derek Carr is scheduled to make $21.5 mil this year, then $22.1 mil in 2021 and $19.9 mil in 2022. And oh ya, Nick Foles is scheduled to make $21.9 mil this year, which then increases to $26.9 mil in 2021, and then $27.0 mil in 2022 (don’t want him BTW … never played more than 11 games in a season).

  46. D1 Says:


    You’re right about Teddy. One injury in his career. Damn near lost a leg , so it was serious. But there’s zero evidence of the man being injury prone.

    Winston has been injured in 3 different seasons, maybe more who knows with him. Fact is winston is more injury prone than ted. But I see how ted is built and therein lies the source for this misinformation. He looks brittle, ergo, he is brittle. Hard to argue against such sound logic.

    The QB is responsible for a portion of sacks and hits. Switching to another QB is , or should lead to a reduction in both hits and sacks. If not, then why switch. To suggest that the oline will be the same with a new QB’S as with winston is just uniformed fans with expert opinions. Its complete bull.

  47. JimmyJack Says:

    OK Defense Rules. That’s a good point that if you trade for Carr you get his current contract.

    That does make it more affordable…..but I do think it’s gonna cost a bit more then what your saying if you bring in a free agent. Maybe just a few million more so I think you could get all the other players you still want but you gotta find a bit more money elsewhere. Marpet and Jensen are two guys you could restructure. Lavonte too. You could also move a bit of money around if you sign JPP or Barrett to long term deals. That can save you too.

    Oh and also add to your plan to get rid of OJ and bring in a cheaper blocker. That’ll save you money and make us a better team at same time. Plus maybe a extra draft selection.

  48. Cobraboy Says:

    Glazers to Brady: Bring us a ring and a piece of the franchise is yours.

  49. tmaxcon Says:


    Brady would choose a sex change before coming to Tampa…. no way he comes to this small market irrelevant franchise with a fanbase with a very generous combined average iq of 7. Im assuming you’re closer to iq of 5 if you truly believe the goat would consider Tampa. Playing for bucs is a disgrace not an honor the on field results prove this.

  50. WalkThePlank Says:

    tmaxcon Your comments are rude & insulting, but they’re simply based on your opinions and personal feelings. A mere subjective statement, which you are entitled to express. I am entitled to the same freedom, granted in the Bill of Rights- 1st Amendment to the United States Constitution. What you think of Tampa Bay’s fanbase or the Buccaneers franchise is not important. You are actually highly entertaining! Tom Brady, the G.O.A.T. ?! I don’t think so, at all. He’s been playing in a far different league than past quarterbacks, when the rules were not made to pamper and ” protect ” them like today’s. It’s an unfair claim to label him The Greatest of All Time. If possible, broaden your perspective by watching games from decades ago when the game was truly brutal, and no one was exempt from getting hit. As far as the topic of this post,- ” I want to get a Ring” I think Bruce Arians needs to focus on the immediate task of preparing himself, staff, and the team to go forward together to play and win to the upmost of their abilities. Win our division, playoffs, & ultimate goal of winning the Superbowl. It takes time, dedication, perseverance, strong mindset to successfully accomplish these things.

  51. The Coroner Says:

    Putting others down never makes you taller.
    Please have your mother review before posts.

  52. tmaxcon Says:

    Its says more about you than me if you’re offended or insulted by a commenter on a sports entertainment blog…. if people would stop saying stupid things they would not be targets of insults or reality checks…

    This franchise has been a 100% embarrassment to the sport of football and Tampa bay for nearly 2 decades. Hiring senile washed up has beens in lovie Smith, mike smith and BA then throw in a spineless koetter just proves the glazers have no intentions of competing consistently. You can’t be this bad for this long without trying to be this bad for this long 0

  53. tmaxcon Says:


    6 rings no one else period… goat

    Brady has as many rings as this minor league franchise has playoff wins in 43 years

  54. TOM Says:

    Leftwitch is crap as a OC. What a joke.

  55. Cannuckbuc Says:

    tmaxcon bud do you really feel that way about the Bucs? what are you doing here?, New England sounds nice for you. Just want to see you happy for once your views are always negative to the Bucs and I guess thats ok but ripping people for their views is not right…. Just my view of things lol

  56. WalkThePlank Says:

    tmaxcon I never said I was offended by your comments, in fact I said you are very entertaining. You claim other people say stupid things, so therefore you feel entitled to hurl insults and target them with your condescending, derogatory opinions. The reality check is upon you. Your patronizing, superior attitudes are a reflection of you, and your poor character traits. This sports entertainment blog is indeed, a platform for all of us to express our views. Good sportsmanship is appreciated by everyone who conducts themselves with respect. Great things are accomplished when we communicate with integrity. Do you know what the Golden Rule in life is? It’s a phrase we all have heard at some point in our lives.- Do unto others as you would have done to you. It’s Matthew 7-12. Tom Brady’s accomplishments are outstanding, for sure. I am just suggesting viewing the big picture of the NFL’s history of the game, and look at it in it’s entirety and transformation through the years and the effects the changes in the rules of the game and the outcomes due to them. That’s the undeniable reality. Let’s be objective here.

  57. Big O Says:

    We can’t even get better Unis!!!!!