Will New Coach Affect Re-Signings Of Rob Gronkowski And Ndamukong Suh

March 31st, 2022


The Bucs have two big-name free agents, one guy on each side of the ball, still negotiating with the team to return. What does Bucco Bruce Arians stepping down mean to the effort to re-sign them?

Joe suspects this may hurt the Bucs in trying to get foot-rubbing tight end Rob Gronkowski back on the roster. His agent, oily Drew Rosenhaus, claims Gronk is torn about playing one more year or retiring.

Then there is beastly defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Joe suspects if anything, Arians being replaced by defensive coordinator Todd Bowles helps the chances Suh returns.

Suh, Joe had heard, wants to come back to the Bucs and if he didn’t have respect for Bowles, that wouldn’t be the case. When Suh joined the Bucs in 2019, he said a big reason was opinion of Bowles.

Now the question Joe has is with Bryon Leftwich now in full control of the offense, is Brady the de facto co-offensive coordinator, and would that help lure Gronk back?

17 Responses to “Will New Coach Affect Re-Signings Of Rob Gronkowski And Ndamukong Suh”

  1. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Fair or unfair, true or false but the “idea” of a power struggle between Arians and Brady isn’t far fetched. I think they liked and respected each other, but Brucey isn’t tip toeing around no man and it is entirely possible that this move gives Brady that much more say in game planning. If that is the case then it should INCREASE the chance of Gronky Kong coming back

  2. Mikejp Says:

    I believe Gronk will have more freedom. He drill have more days off

  3. Leighroy Says:

    Suh’s recruiter is Bowles and Gronk’s is Brady. BA probably has no impact since not much really changes those two dynamics.

  4. BUC IT Says:

    Now it comes to light. Arians had an impact on Brady’s retirement. Brady went to Manchester United game and spoke to Glazers. Glazers secretly agreed to remove Arians. Thats what happened.

  5. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    I personally don’t think Brady is the type of person to say I want BA out. I think Arians is retiring for health reasons and he wants to see Bowles do well. In my opinion very classy. We may even get an extra draft pick out of it. The greatest coach in Buccaneers history.

  6. Allen Lofton Says:

    Let TB Handle it

  7. LakelandSteve Says:

    I don’t buy all the Brady forced Arians out stuff, at least not directly. Now, would his agent have said to Licht he is not signing an extension unless some changes are made? I think something like that may be more likely. I think it will be much more clear if Brady reworks his contract in the next week or two and adds another year on his contract. That would be much more telling.

  8. VabucSINCE’97 Says:

    Joe you know Gronk coming back stop that corny ish man

  9. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    I’m not so sure Gronk has another whole season left in him.
    Maybe he should take a two or three week rest sometime during season to heal up.

  10. G in MA Says:

    At best all Brady wants to do is win SB’s or he wouldn’t take a cheap salary to keep good players around him ! Maybe if TB signed rogers for 50M you would get an MVP or 2 ?
    l don’t believe he tried to get rid of belicheat after he spent all the Brady saved money on lousy plsyers and his salary.

  11. Ed Says:

    Non factor. Arians isn’t head coach but will still be hanging out with team, just not working very hard. His presence will still be felt, albeit in a different, less strenuous role.

    Gronk only cares about staying healthy and catching balls from Brady. Bucs will find some salary cap relief to get him and Suh back with the band.

    When drafted players live up to expectation and their rookie contract run out, that is when the tough decisions have to be made. Whitehead and Cappa are examples of players that were not re-signed so that Godwin and Davis could remain.

    The vets like Suh and Gronk are just waiting out the Bucs as Licht has a job to do re-negotiating some contracts to free up money for Gronk and Suh. Both are great players although Brady needs Gronk more than Bowles needs Suh.

    Hoping both will be back and that Leftwich and Brady an get Gronk more one on one opportunities. The catches he makes in the middle of the field with 3 defenders crashing into him are one of the reasons he gets hurt frequently.

    Gronk works the sidelines well and he needs to take less punishment. Likewise with Godwin. Mike Evans knows how to avoid taking punishing hits. Gronk either doesn’t or can’t,

  12. Vadertime Says:

    Tom Brady is the defacto offensive coordinator now and he will call all the offensive plays. Whether or not he can lure Gronk back is the question, but the bigger question is whether Gronk wants to come back. He’s taken a lot of beatings over the past decade so the lure of retirement and soaking in a whirlpool may be very strong. Let’s hope he returns for another year. Let’s definitely work on getting Suh back in the fold. Go Bucks Go Canes.

  13. New England Patriots Fan Says:

    Gronk was waiting for BA to retire so Brady could sign an extension and the cap space available for him to play. Zero chance Gronk doesn’t play in 2022, I don’t think Brady would play without Gronk in 2022

  14. Coach Copeland Says:

    Can we trade some one on the can we trade someone on the roster now for Jordan Whitehead to the Jets and bring Jordan Whitehead back into Tampa Bay

  15. Paul Says:

    All a mistake ! Bucs would have been in Super Bowl and WONNif Bowles didn’t blow the game with call defensive play that set up TD .
    Now Bowl rewarded with Team Mngr. it’s ALL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION B. S.

  16. Hondo Says:

    It’s very difficult to imagine Brady did check in with Gronk before un retiring. Brady likely said “if I come back are you in”? Doubt if Brady came back without some assurances from Gronk.

  17. knowitall Says:

    Anyone who doesn’t place a huge bet in Vegas on Gronk coming back is a fool blooded communist