Bruce Arians Has “Bark And Bite Left”

August 26th, 2021

What a difference in profiles from two different folks.

Recently, the Bucs’ video production crew did a really cool feature on Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians mic’ed up at practice.

The video sure made Arians look the part of a caring, calm, easy-going grandfatherly type puttering around the practice fields in his Bucs-red golf cart chatting with referees and Bucs employees and sometimes players. It was as if he was making the rounds at his neighborhood coffee shop or the corner bar.

(Remember, only Bucs in-house media is allowed to interview players in the locker room after games this season.)

Then there was something a bit closer to reality.

This week when Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller, co-hosts of “Movin’ the Chains” heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio, did their training camp tour show with the Bucs, AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht dropped by for an interview.

Licht painted a different image of Arians at practice than the profile

“I think it has been very, very intense,” Licht said of training camp. “Bruce has had a very rigid camp. He definitely has a lot of bark and bite left in him.

“He’s not letting anybody sit on their hands. We are very motivated to try to prove that we are worthy of being a contender again.”

Now Joe hasn’t seen Arians running a Marine boot camp, though at times Arians has said he sure wanted to but was scared he would be thrown in jail.

At times Joe heard Arians holler at a player, and not in the manner you would greet someone leaving church on Sunday morning.

Unlike Licht, Joe is not on the sidelines each day standing within easy earshot of Arians.

Though when Mount Arians blows, you can probably hear him at Steinbrenner Field.

Joe enjoys the ornery Arians a tad more than Pappa Arians, portrayed in the video.

But both are cool.

13 Responses to “Bruce Arians Has “Bark And Bite Left””

  1. Bird Says:

    Mount Arians. Good one!

    Guy loves and respects his players and players love and respect him back

  2. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    “Movin’ the Chains” may be the best block on Sirius/XM NFL Radio. If they would ditch taking calls from morons, that show would be perfect.

  3. mark2001 Says:

    The old dog might get a little long in the tooth, but still has the heart of a warrior. You can take the dog out of the fight, but you can’t take the fight out of the dog.

  4. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I don’t see Arians as a caring, calm, easy-going grandfatherly type, all the time.
    All one has to do is watch him with a Ref, when things dont go his way.

  5. mark2001 Says:

    Chris..agree. To be in the business he is in, with some of the characters he has to coach, he would have to be smart, tough and wily, in addition to having many other “fatherly” characteristics.

  6. Chesapeake Bay Bucco Says:

    Same guy he’s always been, very true to character. Coach em up now, hug em later!

  7. Ben green Says:

    I have no doubt he screams and hollars, but we call that end stage alcoholism, not coaching. The man is a clown and everyone knows it. Brady runs the team. Watch Winston put up pro bowl numbers, and y’all will get it. Thankfully the goat doesn’t need coaching

  8. Mike Says:

    Tough love!

  9. Craig Says:

    I think it is efforts to stave off another heart attack.

    He coaches up the practices to the best of his ability and tries not to blow a gasket in games.

    He should be really glad our old QB is an Ain’t now, or he would have blown his head gasket.

  10. mark2001 Says:

    Green.. A Saints Jock sniffer, obviously.

  11. mark2001 Says:

    Craig…I agree a man that age has to be a little careful about blowing out a gasket.

    But I think he knows that just yelling constantly at refs won’t get the job done as well as mixing it up. And in fact if you just yell all the time, people can’t tell the difference whether it is yelling as normal or yelling because there really is some abnormal level of concern or urgency.

    And yeah. Having Brady probably has extended his coaching career, and as importantly, helped him control his blood pressure.

  12. Ben green Says:

    I hate the saints, but I admire good coaching. Something that poor Jamison didn’t get in tampa

  13. mark2001 Says:

    Again Ben…he had good coaching here. He just kept self destructing after a game showing some promise. He will pick up some tips, but under pressure he reverts to the same Jameis. Remember… 17 games. And when he self destructs at the worst times for your team, you will know the pain we felt for years.