“That’s The Growth. That’s The Biggest Growth.”

November 26th, 2021

Bucco Bruce Arians

Bucco Bruce Arians has a fascinating and unique role as head coach of this specific Tampa Bay roster.

Consider that Arians has what’s been labeled the largest coaching staff in NFL history. Then combine that with Arians bringing back 22 starters and most key reserves from a Super Bowl championship team along with all the key coaches, and sprinkle in the greatest quarterback ever, perhaps the greatest leader in sports history, and you almost have to wonder what Arians does all day.

The head coach said this week he doesn’t get involved much defense because he and Todd Bowles have identical defensive philosophies.

On offense, Arians is quick to say, “It’s all Byron,” referring to his offensive playcaller.

As for the players, well, Arians touts his stellar leadership and says “it’s their team” and the players call a lot of shots.

The oldest defensive player in the NFL, Bucs defensive tackle Steve McLendon, was asked to state the big difference between the 2021 Bucs and last year’s championship team during his visit this week to CBS Sports Radio.

“We do the necessary things without the coaches asking us. And that’s the growth. That’s the biggest growth,” McLendon said. “We have the veterans that help uplift the younger guys. … That’s a beautiful thing to have.”

Of course, McLendon also talked about how Tom Brady sets the ultimate example when it comes to daily preparation.

Joe is not knocking Arians here, just noting it’s stunning how the Bucs operate compared to other teams. Arians even says coaches don’t have daily meetings because everyone knows what to do.

It all keeps Joe hopeful that Arians will continue to coach for at least another year. After all, it always starts at the top.

19 Responses to ““That’s The Growth. That’s The Biggest Growth.””

  1. Cleanhouse Says:

    This is his Bear Bryant model.

    I have to eat crow- I didn’t like him at first, doubted him

  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    They’ll have to coach their tails off when Kyle Trask is handed the keys. That’s why Bruce is outta here when Tom steps down

  3. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Does Brady get a portion of BA’s pay? The images running the asylum. So the NFL doesn’t need a dedicated coaching staff. Is this guy for real. It’s no wonder they can never make adjustments mid game the ayers are to tired to figure this out. All you BA lovers, there is a difference between delegating and NOT working and now his staff doesn’t meet? I guess it was all on the players why they lost to NO & the WFT because the LARGEST coaching staff in the NFL knows what to do. Pete 100% right, what happens when Brady leaves? A comete Bucs melt down and BA will drive off in the sunset in his sputtering golf cart riding the TB12 train all the way to the HOF. He is hurting the Bucs future and present for that matter not helping it. The owners should read this and realize all the money they could say by firing all the coaches because BA said the players run the show. BA won’t go to work but sure as he’ll won’t miss a interview. This guy is a JOKE!

  4. Listnfrmafar Says:

    To all you like myself complain on how simple the offensive and defensive schemes are and the lack of creativity, just read this article again, there’s your answer. Proves this team wins on talent alone and when the talent is injured Bucs lose.

  5. Beeej Says:

    I bet you’re fun at parties

  6. Show Me the TDs Says:

    @List, you must be very young and inexperienced in life? Do you not understand BA’s mindset? Veteran players don’t need babysitting. They had guidance, growing up, from parents to coaches. Now, they are “grown men”. Results are all that matters and the results speak for themselves. One SB and heading toward another.

  7. bucsfansince89 Says:

    Wow the disrespect towards B.A. so hes talking coach media BS and you guys taking it serious like is Gospel. If you actually believe that then what is it that Joe says “I got some land in Iceland for sell” or something like that? If that’s the case and ALREADY got us a Superbowl win AT HOME. I’ll let him coach from home on his underwear virtually for what I care and give him more money.

  8. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Show Me, if your philosophy is correct, Raytheon should continue to build missiles without a management staff, the senior employees can handle it. You didn’t answer the question, what happens when Brady leaves? This does explain why Bucs sucked pre Brady under BA regime with a large number of the same players. I am not young on the contrary and have played D1 football at a very high level and do know the value coaching brings. This also explains why Sherman can jump in and coach, there was a vacancy. BA absolutely has the largest coaching staff ever, he added 53 more coaches to his staff, I guess there’s strength in numbers. Are we to assume all these players are on the same page when making vital game time decisions? I live in NE where coaching is prominent and legit. There are veterans on all NFL teams, do you want Cam Newton, OBJ, Clooney, Chandler Jones running you team? You do realize this is the reason for lack of focus,, discipline, penalties,
    turnovers etc? NO ONE is on the same page, that is why Brady has his Friday night meetings, he has to. Get real.

  9. Listnfrmafar Says:

    He continues to throw players under the bus and now I know why, they make all the decisions. He collects his pay check, wants all the credit and loves to hear himself talk. He should run for office, he fits in perfect in the current show me the money administration.

  10. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Cmon man.

  11. Campos Says:

    Huge difference between no daily meetings and no meetings, in a team like this you need fine-tuning, not hands-on coaching

  12. Steve M. Says:

    When TB 12 retires, go for AR 12 – Aaron Rodgers.

  13. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Bucs have yet to play a 60 minute game. Part time like their coaching staff. Comical, the teams they lost to were coached by McVay, Payton & Rivera and dodged a bullet against Belichick with a rookie QB. I guess you’re all right I am exaggerating the importance of dedicated good coaching. Here’s more bad news, Frank Riech is a good coach.

  14. PassingThru Says:

    You want to see a contrast of what coaching can do? Re-watch the Washington game. Riverboat Ron thoroughly out-coached Arians.

  15. Ericb Says:

    Clock managment is a must!!! Now is the time to really step up our game and our defense needs to stop taylor!!! Stop him game over…our dfense needs to come out hitting hard now is a chance to get a very top seed for playoffs!!! Pressure wentz and make him throw ints!!! LFGO!!!!!

  16. captivajim Says:

    We’ll see if we’re good defensive team against the run ….a couple of these injuries like quad pulls seem to be conditioning related.. I just don’t see BA reminding vets that they need more time in the wgt room . not all veteran players have the discipline that TB12 has …

    agree BA loves to talk

    AR 12 as Brady’s replacement is clever idea–it could work!!

  17. Morris Steelman Says:

    Well our superstar roster is just barely in the win column! Might be time to take charge there big boy! Maybe don’t ya think?

  18. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Could you image this team in Hard Knocks? All meeting rooms are empty and practice ends in time to beat work day traffic. In other words CRICKETS!

  19. The man Says:

    WOW,a lot of you all need to go back 5 years an remember what was being written by most of the same people. B.A. got the pieces in place so the playoffs and superbowls are possible. Y’all ain’t happy winning playoffs and superbowl game what will yall be happy with 17-0 every year. I sincerely doubt even that would do it. Just shup up and enjoy it while it last. OMG