New Territory, Congratulations For Bruce Arians

October 27th, 2020

Joe eagerly awaited this glorious time, when Bucs fans could step out of the football-fan hell Jason Licht and Mark Dominik artfully crafted for 11 seasons with a little help from Team Glazer, who used to dance on the league salary floor before big spending became mandatory.

These past 48 hours, Joe feels like a guy who’s been wearing a mask all day at work and then gets to go outdoors, rip the mask off and have an airgasm.

Winning is liberating and invigorating.

Joe brings this up today because Bucco Bruce Arians, for the first time, is a winning coach in a Buccaneers uniform. He’s got a 12-11 record since getting hired in Tampa.

That’s rare air. Only Jon Gruden (57-55) and Father Dungy (54-42) have winning regular-season records as Tampa Bay head coaches.

What’s crazy to consider is this could be Arians’ last season.

If the Bucs march their way to a Super Bowl win, Joe suspects Arians would leave for a permanent trip to his Georgia lake house after the parade down Dale Mabry Highway (also known as Bill Currie Ford Boulevard.) And, (gasp!) Joe suspects that would mean retirement for Tom Brady, too.

25 Responses to “New Territory, Congratulations For Bruce Arians”

  1. EA Says:

    0 chance either retire even after Superbowl win. TB is playing great ball and Bruce has a massive staff to take the pressure off of him.

  2. BucEmUp Says:

    Im glad that they have allowed Brady more power with the offensive input.Throwing it to the tight end, checking down takingnwhat the defense gives them.Thats why they beat two good teams in a row. Not just execution but keeping the defense off balance is key.Hoping they keep it up.Im.not crazy about the constant runs up the middle.on forst down still, wish they would mix that up a bit more but as long opens.up the playaction ill take it

  3. james west Says:

    brady is going to play till he’s 50 they have let it slip on more than one occasion, if he is playing high caliber competitive football, and why shouldn’t he as long as he’s happy and their winning i suspect arians will want to ride his coat tails and hang on to a good thing as long as he can, along with the glazers

  4. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Its hard for me to believe that Arians took the job for two years and then ride
    off into the sunset. He took the job because he loved coaching, I, guessing that won’t change. That said, health matters and that will be the one unknown that
    will probably determine how long BA continues coaching.

  5. Boston Boy Says:

    I want to praise Bruce for evolving. The head coach of a football team is football hell. Management is on your back. Fans are on your case. No matter what you do someone in the media thinks they know more than you about something they don’t do. Bruce has allowed Leftwich and Brady to craft the offense. Bowles has total ommand of the defense. Ariens has evolved into The General. He is no longer one of the boys… he has become The Man. He came down heavily (internally) on the team for penalties. No they much less stupid dead ball ones. As he becomes more disciplined so will his team and the sky is the limit. .

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    ‘Airgasm’??? Not even gonna go there Joe. And neither will Webster.

    Seems like I remember a number of years ago that some Bucs coach used the phrase 5-dash-2. The ending wasn’t pretty.

    I chuckle every time I see players striking various poses after scoring a TD or whatever because I remember my college hockey coach chiding all of us to ‘Act like you’ve been there before’ after we scored a goal. Might be good advice for Bucs’ fans too (too early still to count the chickens or the eggs or even the roosters). One game at a time.

  7. El_Buc941 Says:

    Brady and bruce will both stay for another 3 years if this team keeps playing the way they are now. TB is having fun and hes doing it calling his own shots with freedom he never had. The OLine is keepi g him clean and upright injury free. Hes enjoying the Florida weather. And most of all hes proving everyone wrong that age is just a number. He will retire before he starts to decline.

  8. Darin Says:

    Zero chance would be something that wouldn’t even be possible coming from that persons mouth, much less anyone else. I could see Arians opt out but not Brady. Think he wants to be the 50 year old version

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I agree……BA would likely stay another year because he has his coaching organization to delegate to… if he loses a couple of coaches….maybe.

    Brady, no……Brady stays….

  10. Allbuccedup Says:

    If the bucs advance deep into the playoffs they will lose one or two coaches. They could afford to lose Leftwich because Arians could run the offense. But they could not afford to lose Bowles.

  11. TheBradyBunch Says:

    Winning is fun Joe. I think BA and Brady have too much fire to hang it up after one huge year. Now if they can miraculously go back to back then maybe after the second year.

  12. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Joe says, “If the Bucs march their way to a Super Bowl win, Joe suspects Arians would leave for a permanent trip to his Georgia lake house…….Joe suspects that would mean retirement for Tom Brady, too.”

    Joe, are you smoking something crazy? No way a competitor like Brady quits football after getting another ring. At this point, it is all about his legacy. He is the Greatest of all Time (G.O.A.T) and as long as he is able to add to his record, he going to continue. Brady is a competitor and these guys rarely quit at the peak of their game.

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    EA Says
    “0 chance either retire even after Superbowl win.”

    • Arians is up there in age. He probably took the job in the hopes of finally getting a ring. Once he does that? Well, zero chance is wishful thinking.

    • Tom brady wants that final ring that will give him more than any QB in history, a record he is currently tied for.

    • Tom also wanted to prove he wasn’t wearing the coattails of Bill Belicheck for 20 years, that he could win without him. He’s pretty much proven himself there…and the Pats are hurting.

    If the Bucs win the ring, there is every chance in the world that Arians, Brady, Suh, and JPP will retire.

    Hopefully, Bowles will become headcoad, rather than Leftwich. Byron has no experience, and him being made HC would reek of the Raheem Morris promotion years ago.

  14. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Wishful thinking is fine, if tempered in reality.

  15. 813bucboi Says:

    not sure BA wants to “run” the offense….

    we cant lose BL or bowles…

    but if we had to choose, it has to be BL….young and innovative offensive mind…..we saw what bowles did without a franchise QB with the jets….BL had the bucs offense ranked 3rd last year with a QB who tossed 30INTs…..

    fun times….lol…


    GO BUCS!!!!!

  16. Chris l Says:

    I would be ok if that happened!

  17. 813bucboi Says:


    mcvay, pederson, nagy, rhule, kyle, kliff all had no experience….lol….

    dirk had no experience…lol…that was the morris hire….

    BL is a former NFL QB, SB champ and has guided the bucs to over 30points per game ranking 3rd in the nfl…..

    his resume screams experience…….

    BL will be a HC next….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  18. August 1976 Buc Says:

    If the Bucs win the SB and BA and TB retire, HOPE NOT, Todd Bowles is my choice. Hopefully it would only be BA retiiring. Sure is nice to have excellence on display at the QB postion. And a top ranked D. The NFC Championship rolls through Tamps. GO BUCS!!!!!

  19. D1 Says:

    Bonzai, Brady has 6 rings that is 2 better than the next few players. He isn’t tied with anyone. Did you mean a player other than a QB?

  20. Brandon Says:

    Arians retires and Bowles takes over… wouldn’t be the first time Tom played under a defensive minded head coach. Leftwich likely stays as he is as about as important to the offense as some of the guys in league history that rode coat tails off a head coach’s system and legend QB (McCoy, McDaniels… McLeftwich, don’t think GMs don’t notice that this is Arians’ offense with a lot of input from Brady himself. Peyton Manning has gotten coordinators jobs before only for it to be later discovered that Manning was the one running the O.

  21. Davenport Buc Says:

    Arians may retire if some team comes after Bowles — probably would want Bowles to be in a great situation. Brady plays this season and two more.

  22. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Buccaneers Bonzai – no chance in hell Brady retires next yr. Number one – the Bucs play at New England next year. You better believe he doesn’t want to pass up the opportunity to scorch them. 2 – every single human on that potentially historic Bucs offense will be back next yr – “maybe” even Antonio Brown. Now you’re talking about a potential Suh and JPP return to be a part of a team that may not lose a GD game next yr. Brady ain’t walking away from that. I can however – see Bowles taking over with BL as assistant head coach/OC

  23. 813bucboi Says:

    McLeftwich, don’t think GMs don’t notice that this is Arians’ offense with a lot of input from Brady himself.
    that BS!!!!

    so mcvay was running HIS offense when he was in WAS under jay gruden?

    nagy was running HIS offense when he was in KC under andy reid?

    pederson was running HIS offense when he was in KC under andy reid too huh?

    i guess ERIC B is running his offense in KC currently….lol….

    this is “arians” offense but dont think BL hasnt put HIS TWIST on things….bradys into is a plus….

    and GMs are taking notice…thats why he’ll be HC next year…..

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    D1 Says:

    “Bonzai, Brady has 6 rings that is 2 better than the next few players. He isn’t tied with anyone. Did you mean a player other than a QB?”

    Ya always have to fact check Bonzai…lol

    Google’s your friend Bonzai.

    Most Super Bowl rings :

    “Tom Brady, six as starting quarterback New England Patriots the most Super Bowl rings in NFL history as a player at any position .”

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    I really think it all boils down to Brady wanting to prove to the world and himself it wasn’t all Bellichick.

    He’ll keep playing for as long as he keeps playing at a high level.

    Does anyone think he’s not playing at a high level?

    Not me.