Welcome Minicamp Quarterbacks Coach Bruce Arians

June 7th, 2022

“Kyle, listen to him. You have my blessing. No matter what the national media says.”

The ol’ ball coach was on the practice fields of One Buc Palace today.

Those who listened to Bucco Bruce Arians talk last month on an out-of-town radio station learned he was watching Bucs spring practices, but it was unclear whether he was just soaking in the film. Arians hadn’t been seen on the field during the few sessions open to media.

But today’s opener of mandatory minicamp was another story.

Joe saw Arians standing right behind the quarterbacks during position-specific work, and at one point Arians was back in his red golf cart and called backups Blaine Gabbert and Kyle Trask over for tutoring (or bourbon recommendations.)

Sporting a huge straw hat, Arians seemed comfortable and at ease, though he was a good distance away from media.

Joe is very pleased to see that Todd Bowles had Arians working with his inexperienced quarterbacks. It’s the wise move.

Joe didn’t see Arians coaching up Tom Brady, which probably will become a hollering point on a BSPN show later today.

24 Responses to “Welcome Minicamp Quarterbacks Coach Bruce Arians”

  1. Bucs Win Says:

    One of the Joe’s said it on a podcast and I agree 100%, Arians number one job should be developing Kyle Trask. BA catches a lot of garbage from uniformed trolls but if you know anything at all about pro football you know what an elite coach he is. He knows what it looks like. It will only help having coach BA around.

  2. SlyPirate Says:

    BA’s first HC job came in 2012 … 11 years after TB12 became the starting QB for NE. TB12 has forgotten more about the QB position that BA knows.

  3. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Go away, BA! This is Bowles’ team now

  4. GOB Says:

    SlyPirate, couldn’t have said it better myself. BA has probably forgotten more football than he knows now.

  5. An Erection for Sacks Says:

    SlyPirate Says:
    June 7th, 2022 at 11:52 am
    “BA’s first HC job came in 2012 … 11 years after TB12 became the starting QB for NE. TB12 has forgotten more about the QB position that BA knows.”

    That’s just about the dumbest take I’ve ever heard!

    To wit:
    Career history
    As a coach:
    Virginia Tech (1975–1977)
    Graduate assistant
    Mississippi State (1978–1980)
    Wide receivers coach & running backs coach
    Alabama (1981–1982)
    Running backs coach
    Temple (1983–1988)
    Head coach
    Kansas City Chiefs (1989–1992)
    Running backs coach
    Mississippi State (1993–1995)
    Offensive coordinator
    New Orleans Saints (1996)
    Tight ends coach
    Alabama (1997)
    Offensive coordinator & quarterbacks coach
    Indianapolis Colts (1998–2000)
    Quarterbacks coach
    Cleveland Browns (2001–2003)
    Offensive coordinator
    Pittsburgh Steelers (2004–2006)
    Wide receivers coach
    Pittsburgh Steelers (2007–2011)
    Offensive coordinator
    Indianapolis Colts (2012)
    Offensive coordinator & interim head coach
    Arizona Cardinals (2013–2017)
    Head coach
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2019–2021)
    Head coach

  6. Neal Says:

    @SlyPirate Yea, because coaches usually don’t start learning about QB play until they get a HC job…🤡

  7. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Clyde Christensen said Brady and Manning loved to be coached hard. I just don’t think BA should be out there. Christensen is the QBs coach. It sends a conflicting message to the players. Let Todd run the show. I also hope BA doesn’t show up to the press conference. I’m sick of that loud mouth.

  8. Dooley Says:


    BA coached football from 1975 to 2021, first HC gig was 1983. Brady was born in 1977 & 6 years old when BA started running his own team LMAO your statement is ridiculously false lol

  9. ClwJB Says:

    FT tutor for the kid, Watch Brady and learn from Arians – Trask is going to be a very good QB for us for a decade

  10. J Ghotier Says:

    I said it the day BA got his new position title and handed the reigns over to Bowles….whatever else BA’s new positional duties or jobs are, his number ONE goal is to help find, groom or draft our QB for the future post the inevitable Brady retirement.

    That’s the QB Whisperers number one objective/mission as far as the future of our Franchise.

    Whether it’s Gabbert, Trask, another Draft pick or another possible QB Veteran to take the reigns….who really knows at this point!

  11. CleanHouse Says:

    Glad to see him involved, gives me some hope for the Bowles regime

  12. GOB Says:

    BA didn’t become a head coach until the ripe old age of 61. That was only an interim position because Chuck pagano had cancer. So let’s call it 62. Name another coach with BAs lengthy resume, that had to wait that long. If BA were this great coach, he would’ve broken through much much earlier.

  13. GOB Says:

    Dooley, Sly was talking about NFL HC, not college. So his statement is quite accurate

  14. GOB Says:

    If Pagano never had cancer, it’s very possible BA never even becomes a head coach

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    If Pagano never had cancer, it’s very possible BA never even becomes a head coach…plus go onto winning 2 Coach of the Year awards and a Super Bowl.

    There I fixed it for ya!

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    Go away Pats fans!

  17. Dooley Says:

    GOB- You’ve gone on record with your bias BA, so you can do the intellectual gymnastics to make what your saying sound good, but it makes no sense. Fact is BAs been coaching as long as Tom Brady has been alive, and you’re try to defend the inference that Brady knows more than BA cause BA wasn’t an “head coach” until 2012 is ridiculous. Tom Brady wouldnt have been a starter if Drew Bledsoe got hurt, does that mean my 15 year old cousin knows more about QBing because he’s been a starter since mitey-mite football? LMAO

  18. Iamabuc Says:

    I just don’t get the beef in this here pages, with the man that brought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back to relevance after so many years of sucking. You all should thank the man, and offer him a drink if you ever see him around town. SMFDH. 🤦‍♂️

  19. GOB Says:

    Bucs1987, name me the last 10 coach of the year award winners. You can’t, without looking it up because it’s meaningless.

    Dooley, I could give two poops about college coaches. We’re talking about the NFL here. No intellectual gymnastics needed. It’s clear that’s what Dooley meant. Twisting yourself into a pretzel to make a point is disingenuous

  20. GOB Says:

    Iamabuc, Tom Brady brought your franchise back to relevance, not Bruce arians. Do you honestly think BA wins a title here with anyone else?

  21. Dooley Says:

    GOB that’s the thing what you care about is the basis of your perception of reality not reality itself. Nice one though, I’m still laughing at your erroneous claim and the fact your trying to defend it lol I’m pretty sure the college & pro players BA has coached in his +40 year career have benefited from things BA learned along the way regardless of his official job title or the variety of hats his worn in that time.

  22. GOB Says:

    Dooley, wrong. The Bledsoe injury only accelerated the process. Bill was dying get Brady in. He would’ve been the starter at some point that year, regardless of the injury to Drew. It’s been documented. Bill was all but done with Drew because of his fat contract. Remember, Bill was DC in New England before Brady was drafted, so he had an up close look

  23. David Says:

    Love it!!!

    He has been fantastic with quarterbacks for decades. Glad to see him working with Trask

  24. Bucsfan13 Says:

    BA’s reputation as a “QB whisperer” is overstated. He’s inflexible. It’s a my way or highway type of attitude. There’s a reason that when he actually had to develop a young QB instead of been gifting a great QB he failed miserably. Winston said he had to do Google search to learn how offenses worked. Was BA ever in the film room with him? There’s a reason why Winston became a more efficient QB when he played with NO. That reason is Sean Payton. Payton is by far a better offensive coach than Arians. You want BA working with Trask? Be careful what you wish for