“They Had Watched All Or Nothing”

June 29th, 2022

It seems reality TV not only helped Bucco Bruce Arians get the Tampa Bay head coaching gig, but it also smoothed his transition to the role of culture-change-in-chief.

Arians was on The Eye Test For Two  podcast yesterday and answered lots of questions about the Bucs. During one of his replies, Arians explained how Tampa Bay was his happiest spot throughout his career.

And it started on Day 1, he said, when he met with Team Glazer and the interaction was so easy and they were so welcoming.

“They had watched All Or Nothing,” Arians said, referring to Amazon’s groundbreaking and R-rated chronicling of the Cardinals’ 2015 season.

Cuss-flowing Arians was the star of that show and apparently Team Glazer did their homework on the eight-episode series and “they knew my style and embraced it,” per Arians. “It was such an easy meeting.”

Hearing Arians reflect on that got Joe thinking about offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, who wants to be a head coach but is rather invisible in the media.

It’s extremely rare for Leftwich to do an interview, and he obviously has no interesting in putting himself out there when he doesn’t have to.

The Bucs likely are lucky that Leftwich doesn’t want to cultivate a public personality; it probably helps the chances of Tampa Bay keeping him for several more seasons. And Joe is convinced the Bucs would have nearly no shot of keeping Tom Brady in town if Leftwich were to bolt after this season.

One could speculate that without the All Or Nothing series, Arians would have had to sell himself to Team Glazer and might have ruffled their feathers too much in the process? Thankfully, that was never put to the test.

Regardless, it’s a great happily-ever-after story and Joe’s glad Team Glazer came prepared to the interview.

13 Responses to ““They Had Watched All Or Nothing””

  1. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    LOL, I can see where it helped, considering Arians is quite the acquired taste
    His cussing never bothered me, quite the opposite
    But then I grew up in Detroit, where everyone cusses, so I am used to it

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It’s extremely rare for Leftwich to do an interview, and he obviously has no interesting in putting himself out there when he doesn’t have to.

    Leftwich says absolutely nothing and completely butchers the English language…..he’s wise to stay away from interviews and if he wasn’t required to do his pressers, I’m quite sure he would skip them also.

  3. BucsfanFred Says:

    You want to hear some gratuitous swearing talk to a new Marine right out of boot camp. When my brother and my son came home from their respective camps they seemed to have a goal that 3 words out of every 4 had to be a swear.
    They couldn’t answer yes or no without at least 3 cuss words.

  4. BucsfanFred Says:

    Lord have mercy did they hate squids.

  5. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Fred, tell them a squid is the highest form of Marine life. They’ll like that. Go Navy!

  6. Crickett Baker Says:

    I’m glad Joe linked that interview. I couldn’t find it yesterday and I really miss Arians talking. I also didn’t realize how long he has been a coach. Since 1975. That’s really something! Thanks.

  7. Buczilla Says:

    I don’t trust the Glazers as far as I could throw one of em, but they made the right call with Arians and he’s my favorite coach that we’ve had by far.

  8. geno711 Says:

    Leftwich kind of reminds me of Cam Cameron. A solidly strong OC, who especially understands offenses from a QB viewpoint since he played it.

    Not sure that he will ever be an effective enough head coach.

  9. Bucs&Bolts Says:

    That all or nothing was fantastic !

  10. Marine Buc Says:

    I have nothing but love and respect for BA. You can’t argue with success…

    – No BA – No TB12 – No Super Bowl – 24 regular season wins the past 2 years – 6-1 in the playoffs…

    That being said I believe it was a good time to move on…

  11. Goatfarmer Says:

    I’m with Marine on BA. The drooling trolls who think they know football better than him are probably also promoting the flat earth concept. After all, they know best.

    We’ll see about the moving on part. I’m really nervous about Todd.

  12. Dooley Says:

    The average 69 year old man retires from a job he’s been doing for longer than he spent his life NOT working said job, you’d get a few FB posts about fishing or a road trip. Let a 69yr old NFL coach retire from the job he’s been doing as long, and the speculation just floods every relevant feed you can google search.

    Good on the Glazers for understating, as I’m sure if there’s anybody who knows it’s their bean counters telling them they need a few more buckets. Brady helps, but I’m pretty sure BA laying the foundation and setting the standard ONLY a year prior to Brady’s’ arrival played a role in luring him TB12 to TB.

  13. mark2001 Says:

    I can tell you this, being up in Packerland. The family night event is a great deal of fun for the locals. Surely, it is a glorified workout session. But the fans get to see the new guys and their fan favorites, while having a good time. Of course, up here, it often rains, and isn’t always the best of weather. But as was said in the article, it isn’t an expensive proposition for the families attending. And with a waiting list for season ticket holders, many couldn’t go to a regular season game even if so desired. So it is all in good fun. And the fans love it. If there are any “secrets” given away, I’d think it was on the coaches that showed everything on that singular event. But it doesn’t need to be so.