Jason Licht Explains Bruce Arians’ Role

August 25th, 2022

Bucco Bruce Arians

Joe already outlined Bucco Bruce Arians’ fire and intensity during summer practices and what it might mean.

General manager Jason Licht gave fans a different look.

While visiting The Dave Pasch Podcast this week, Licht was asked what Arians’ is doing in his role as Senior Advisor to the General Manager.

“B.A. and I talk along with my directors and scouts constantly,” Licht said. “He’s been a part of those conversations how this roster’s shaping up this year, who we feel like gives us the best chance to win. I sit with B.A. during our games. I know he talks with Todd [Bowles] a lot, and the other coaches. You know, he still has a lot of passion for the game. But he is loving life right now. He’s loving his role. He looks great, he’s got a ton of energy, and I know he’s very excited.

“When I talk to him about this team and the potential that we have, you would think that he’s still coaching. He’s just not actually coaching the players.”

Interesting to hear that Arians is talking to Todd Bowles “a lot.” Of course, it’s highly doubtful that Arians is holding back in any way.

That doesn’t mean Bowles is taking Arians’ suggestions, but damn, what a unique situation Bowles is in with the former head coach in his ear on the regular.

Joe still stands by the assertion that Arians will serve as Bucs playcaller next season if Byron Leftwich leaves for a head coaching job. In that scenario, Joe thinks Arians would on-the-job-train his 2024 replacement.

23 Responses to “Jason Licht Explains Bruce Arians’ Role”

  1. D-Rok Says:

    Arians: “I can impart all my knowledge without accountability. Lovin’ THIS.”

    Bowles: “I can pick the man’s brain anytime I want, in case I’m not sure. Lovin’ THIS.”

    Perfect! Perfect?

  2. ModHairKen Says:

    Who cares about titles. All he needs to do is lend his experience and help motivate people. Perfect solution. Great man. Great coach.

  3. 99 55 47 20 Says:

    BA rocks

  4. Maniac Buc Says:

    It appears we have figure out why Licht may have passed on Punt. Maybe excellent back ground work. Either way, he was just accused of gang rape…

  5. SB Says:

    What D-ROK said!

  6. Kev@Inverness Says:

    What ModHairKen said!

  7. Bird Says:

    9 am – double mimosa with licht – talking football
    10am – 12 noon. Watch practice
    12 noon – 1 pm lunch
    1-2 Nap
    2pm -wake and bake with licht – laughing while talking football
    3-5 non stop jack and coke w cigars again w licht – talking football

    Leave work and go to lichts to finish off a 12 pack w full tuck canon balls in his pool


  8. Oxycondoms Says:

    Looks like licht made the smart move not drafting the punt gawd

  9. 2022 Fire the Cannons Says:

    He ran off crazy….. When he was needed the most due to injuries…. Now he watches from afar … Hmm….

  10. GOB Says:

    The only advice Licht should take from BA, is what drink to unwind with at the end of the day. If Bowles is picking BAs brain, I’m truly afraid for this group. He’s the HC, and doesn’t need a babysitter. Bowles isn’t a demonstrative guy. But, if I were him, I’d tell BA to go generally assist the GM, and get off the damn field!! Arians is still around for one reason, hush money.

  11. 2022 Fire the Cannons Says:

    So much for freedom of speech…

  12. BillyBucco Says:

    Can’t wait to see the Brady to Julio TD tomorrow night.
    Arians will be lovin it too.

    Will be nice to see Otton and White with Brady too.
    Hopefully it’s not a 3 play TD and he is done.

    Excited to watch this man.

  13. Duane Says:

    I think he is keeping his chops up like Joe said. He is not a slouch as an OC. I think he is being kept around to get the next qb up to speed. Easily wishful thinking, but can u imagine if BA had a guy like Lamar Jackson and made him throw the damn ball. Keeping my fingers crossed that Baltimore keeps him unsigned and unhappy.

  14. GOB Says:

    Duane, (my dear departed dad’s name) Steve Young recently freaking out about Lamar. Said something about he could be the best player in NFL history, if he just had the right coaching. Someone needs to teach the guy how to read the entire field. Young is an attorney (wicked smart) and was a running QB who was taught how to throw from the pocket. McDaniels lusted over Lamar Jackson. I’m sure they could’ve maximized his talent. Can you imagine Lamar in the 49ers offense? Or with Miami?

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  16. JimmyJack Says:

    Gotta love what Bruce has brought to our beloved Bucs. For the first time in a long time we have cohesion between the front office and head managament and coaching staff…….and the players and the scouts, all of it.

    This is a far cry from firing your HC every other year.

    We havent seen anything like this since Dungy and McKay were working in tandem. And they never won a Super Bowl. There is no doubt Bruce belongs on the stadium Ring. Kudos to the owners to put him there and show us all how big of a part he is to our contending former World Champion BUCS!!!!!

  17. JimmyJack Says:

    GOB you got it backwards. Steve Young was actually the best player in History. In his prime? Yes he has my vote.

    Tom Brady came out and beat him, of course. But there was a time where Steve Young was

  18. David Says:

    It is a great situation.

  19. Brazen Zebra Says:

    The ex-emporer has no clothes. Shh, don’t tell anybody.

  20. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Please get this relic out of the building. He is nothing but a distraction.

  21. buddy Says:

    @Listnfrmafar TEAM GLAZER is to too cheap to pay him off. So they make him sit in box for the games. Nobody wants him around the team anymore and they had to pay off too many coaches like Schiano and Lovie to go away so they created a made up job for him. Brady has told them keep him away from me.

  22. Joey Strom Says:

    No risk it, no biscuit! Keep that man around as long as possible. He’s a competitor and does not accept mediocrity!

  23. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Joey, except when it comes to him. Isn’t him negotiating part-time a sign of mediocrity.