Bruce Arians Talks About Crying, And 5 More Things The Head Coach Talked About Tonight

February 10th, 2021

Bucco Bruce Arians was drinking and partying with his Buccaneers on the Hillsborough River today, and tonight he visited SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Here are highlights of Arians chat with Hall of Fame GM Bill Polian and Friend of Joe host Alex Marvez.

On crying: “I can honestly say, it really hadn’t hit me til we got halfway down the river. I shed a tear or two. It was like, ‘Wow.’ It finally hit me we’re Super Bowl champs.”

On the overall plan against the Chiefs: Arians said the Chiefs aren’t known for physicality. “We wanted to beat them up in the trenches.”

On offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich: “Byron put one of the most unbelievable game plans together offensively. … To have two weeks to prepare was absolutely amazing.”

On a special moment that revealed some of Leftwich’s greatness: “Watching [Leftwich call plays for the Cardinals] when I was doing CBS [in 2018], you know, with Josh Rosen and they had so many injuries. And he scored points and beat Seattle. I’m like, “This guy really knows what he’s doing.” So yeah, I can’t say enough. This guy’s a superstar. Thank God for me that the hiring process has already taken place, because I’d probably lose both my [coordinators].” Editor’s note: Joe looked it up. Arizona did not beat Seattle that season. But hey, the drinks were flowing today. Joe loves good fiction!

On coaching Tom Brady: “I picked his brain a lot.”

On Devin White: “Oh, man. We just left the [party] bus and he’s getting ready to go ride his horse around the stadium. I mean, he’s an unusual cat, man. When you got a guy 235 [pounds], 240 that runs a 4.30 [40-yard dash] and he’s got great hands. He’s a freak of an athlete. The kid’s a great kid. I love him to death.” … “When you have two linebackers that run like [White and Lavonte David], it’s kind of easy coaching.”

11 Responses to “Bruce Arians Talks About Crying, And 5 More Things The Head Coach Talked About Tonight”

  1. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Licht has to make it a priority to sign Lavonte David. With two fast LB, teams can’t run the perimeter and unlike most LBs, these two can cover the best Tight Ends.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Nice to see our guys liquored up and having a great time….letting it all hang out.

  3. EA Says:

    BA keeps talking about 2018 Cardinals like they won the Superbowl, in reality they finished 3-13 and were ranked last in points scored ……with a QB they drafted in the first round. I don’t see anything worth praising the OC here but BA never fails to bring it up.

  4. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    Great work getting this for us, Joe.

  5. ModHairKen Says:

    Keep David

  6. Godlovesbucs Says:

    EA- yes, the cardinals in 18 were bad. They had little talent and rosen has shown that he is not NFL starting caliber. But i think arians saw something in leftwich that he believed would make a high quality OC. He was right too. His accomplishments as the coordinator the last 2 years are pretty impressive.

  7. Rod Munch Says:

    The game he’s talking about was the debut of Rosen, who looked pretty good, he put them in a position to win only to have the kicker lose the game. I think Arians just blocked out the kicker part of the story, and who can blame him?

  8. David Says:

    BA and Evans and Devin were all over LVD and Godwin On the stage after the parade letting them know that they are not going anywhere and that everyone is coming back. They told that the Shaq and Suh also.

    I don’t think Suh will be a problem and Shaq has made it very clear that he does not want to go anywhere else, so that’s a good sign

  9. Buxszntkt Says:

    BL had some excellent additional training on game planning from TB12 this year. He’s probably better then ever now.

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Coach of the Year.

  11. TOM Says:

    They probably should have released Griffin & had Rosen take his place on the roster.