Bruce Arians Names The Two Things He’s Most Proud Of

January 26th, 2021

Not every head coach spits out predictable and clichéd responses.

Thankfully, Bucco Bruce Arians isn’t boring.

Asked last night on the Buccaneers Radio Network to reflect on what he’s most proud of when it comes to the 2020 Buccaneers, Arians went in directions some fans may not have expected.

First, Arians said he is most proud of the closeness of the team. In Arians’ mind, when guys on the roster are close, they’ll hold each other accountable more often and play harder for each other.

Of course, this has been a challenging year for player bonding.

Eight guys, for example, can’t sit around a cafeteria lunch table at One Buc Palace because of NFL COVID restrictions, and there’s certainly no postgame bonding at local clubs or at the eventful South Tampa pool parties former Bucs running back Derrick Ward took to another level.

Second, Arians said he’s “so proud of how well we beat COVID. … Two more weeks to beat the virus before we can beat the Chiefs.”

What a telling statement from a coach heading to the Super Bowl.

Virus-dodging was not on Arians’ resumé entering this season. But he has managed to lead a highly successful effort — in a region of the country where there’s certainly a ton of temptation when it comes to higher-COVID-risk activities.

Ironically, one could argue that Donovan Smith missing a game due to a COVID quarantine, and Devin White getting two weeks off, freshened their legs at just the right time. And Ronald Jones’ COVID absence opening a door for Leonard Fournette certainly wasn’t a bad thing.

21 Responses to “Bruce Arians Names The Two Things He’s Most Proud Of”

  1. Casual Observer Says:

    Covid exposure in the next 2 weeks is a big concern. Keep up the good work.

  2. Bruce Blahak Says:


  3. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Intermingling Jones’ covid and injuries with Fournette’s production is ridiculous. Fournette got more work and more confidence. Hardly “ridiculous.”–Joe
    Both players have contributed- Fournette’s td run was great , but he also dropped passes and misses a blitz block resulting in a Brady interception.
    Jones has his moments of greatness, but his missing time has hurt his consistency.
    Just glad Bucs’ have 2 capable backs and decent depth behind them.

  4. Robert Says:

    seeing TB walking around the field mask less post game made makes me very nervous.

  5. geno711 Says:

    Bucs a team first this year!

    Tampa Bay 1 pro bowl selection this year despite all the National TV games.

    1st Round Playoffs – Washington – 2 pro bowl players.
    2nd Round Playoffs – New Orleans – 5 pro bowl players.
    NFL Conference Championship – Green Bay – 7 pro bowl players.
    Super Bowl – Kansas City – 7 pro bowl players.

    How are we even competing!!

  6. 6throundpick Says:

    Methinks, the Bucs can improve…one more game to tune up. Cheers!

  7. Buxszntkt Says:

    I’m staying COVID free by staying in each morning to watch Kay Adam’s ! No more runs to Starbucks !

  8. Ben green Says:

    How the team avoided a covid shutdown is something to be proud of. I really believe that even with that junk roster the pats would’ve made the playoffs if not for the covid mess they had.

  9. sgrd0q Says:

    Brady was about the only person without a mask at the NFC trophy presentation. Taking a risk.

  10. Perimeter Blocker Says:

    When a team feels like a family it is powerful.

  11. james west Says:

    joe any word on whitehead?

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Robert Says:

    “seeing TB walking around the field mask less post game made makes me very nervous.”

    I thought the masks only protect you from giving it to others…if Brady don’t have it…where’s the problem?

    Oh nevermind. Sorry I even brought it up.

  13. buxszntkt Says:

    I just hope they covid tested Brady’s son prior to that hug, lol !

  14. Formally Tampa 2 Says:

    @Geno The Bucs have been a joke and irrelevant for many years. And did not get the national attention everyone else did. And even thou we had players that certainly deserved being named (David) our players were passed over for more popular players. Watch what happens next year!

  15. Bird Says:

    Two more things:

    Where is mike johnson?
    -He commented season would be over in a few weeks with covid
    -He commented brady injured for season cause of his age and he thought terrible offensive line

  16. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Until the Playoffs, the Bucs crapped the Bed in primetime games. The week 6 game when they demolished the Pack was a Sunday afternoon game. So it is understandable. The Defense was sleeping for too many regular-season games. Glad to see the D ball out in the last 2 games. GO BUCS!!!!!

  17. Destinjohnny Says:

    Such a team effort as a lot of people have contributed
    I think Fournette down the stretch would be my none Brady offensive mvp
    Then D White on D

  18. daniel Da Man Says:

    Next year the name will be The sunday / monday nite Buccaneers.
    And for that im so glad i could go potty.

  19. daniel Da Man Says:

    I have watched every superbowl played, this one ill loves it to the end.
    77 here, hope to see Brady in least one more.

  20. Herman marler Says:

    So glad to see Brady walking around without a mask. Now Im a fan. Good job Brady. Show people theres no need for the fear

  21. Oneilbucs Says:

    Herman my brother in-law is suffering from covid right now as we speak . I can’t stand you stupids, it’s been over 400,000 people who died from covid !!! . Buy guess what dummie Brady has the money for good treatment you don’t stupid .