Bruce Arians’ Responsibilities Will Change In 2023

November 17th, 2022

Retirement nearing.

It seems former Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians will start winding his career down to retirement starting in 2023, if he hasn’t done so already.

As we all know, Arians stepped down as Bucs coach in March, handing the baton to Todd Bowles. This year, though his job title is senior advisor to Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht, Arians does all sorts of stuff. He scouts, he sometimes coaches in practice and he’s involved in offensive meetings.

In other words, he’s at One Buc Palace each day. That will not continue next season.

In speaking to Dan Pompei of The Athletic, Arians told him that next year he plans to dial back his interaction with the team both at practices and at games. Instead, he will likely only study players.

As for the future, Arians says next season he probably will not be with the team every day. He plans to be less involved in coaching and more involved in personnel. He says he watched more tape than ever leading up to the 2022 draft and worked closely with Licht to set the draft board.

When Arians came to the Bucs, he signed a four-year deal with an option for a fifth-year. Next year is that fifth year.

Though Arians, 70, didn’t say this to Pompei, this tells Joe that Arians will likely be working more from his Georgia lakehouse. Have high-speed internet, will travel.

26 Responses to “Bruce Arians’ Responsibilities Will Change In 2023”

  1. ‘79 Defense Says:

    Thanks Coach! You turned around some very dark days. It’s still like a dream.

  2. Arians4President Says:

    Agreed ’79defense

  3. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    He’s done a ton for the Bucs. Licht, Bowles and Lefty are lucky BA brought his formula to the Bucs and put those guys under his wing. To have guys like BA and Brady in the building just brings decades on top of decades of football experience and hopefully the young, and not so young, core of the franchise is taking it ALL in.

  4. geno711 Says:

    BA changed the culture at One Buc Place.

    Best combination of coach and character we had here.

  5. orlbucfan Says:

    BA has heart issues, He knows he has to dial down. I’m glad he is doing so, and I thank him for coaching my Bucs.

  6. D-Rome Says:

    There will be plenty of goobers who will say hE sHoUld bE gOIng tO tHe oFfiCe lIke tHe reSt OF uS.

  7. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I STILL want to know the real story about Arians. Did he choose to step down, once Brady decided to return, because he wanted to leave Bowles in good shape ?
    Or, was he forced out by Brady, who refused to return to Tampa, if Arians was still head coach ?
    My football friends are divided on this issue. Some of the guys at the local Sports Bar think Arians was forced out by Brady!
    However, not all the guys at the Sports Bar feel that way.

    BA really changed the culture here in Tampa! Licht got Arians and his bunch to come here! Best move he ever made, besides signing Tom Brady.

  8. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    If he was forced out, he would not still be with the organization. There’s your common sense proof.

  9. teacherman777 Says:

    Go watch the NFC championship game.

    Arians screamed at Brady after Von Miller launched into Brady’s head.

    Arians screamed at Brady instead of screaming at the refs.

    This was the play that broke that broke the camels back.

    After that moment, Brady wanted Arians out.

    Go watch it again.

    Tom had a bloody chin. He was pissed off. He had just received his first ever unsportsmanlike conduct flag. And Arians screamed at him instead of screaming at the refs.

    Why am I the only person who saw that? And mentions it?

  10. 941bucsfan Says:

    This is bad news for the bowles leftwich haters… 100% chance they will be back next year regardless on what happens this year. Likely with a new QB, NOT named kyle trask

  11. JD Says:

    Thank you for all you’ve done for the team.. Now shut the hell up and go back in your hole!

  12. geno711 Says:


    You see things in a different way than I do. I think you are highly critical and sometimes it leads you to take a negative viewpoint that it is hard for you to move from.

    I think Alex Cappa was one example. You acted like he would never be a good guard because of his height/weight. Did you ever give him his due?

    Will you ever give Arians his due for his great part in making us Superbowl Champs?

  13. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Yes he has turned around the fire hydrant of the nfls worst team we call the Bucs. Wish he was coaching still this year. He’s very much still needed on the sidelines cursing people out and sending players home for messing up. Bowels needs to take this page out of arians play book

  14. Bucsfan13 Says:

    I wish Tom would go on his podcast and rip the play calling. I bet they wouldn’t like that. Aaron Rodgers would’ve lit into BA and the coaching staff. I didn’t want BA as our coach because i hated his attitude. He and the other coaches can never do wrong. He used to throw Carson Palmer under the bus in AZ.

    It used to frustrate him. People are caught on the Brady quotes, and have ignored that he basically said Lenny should be benched. BA stepped on Bowles’ toes. Todd likes to handle things privately. That’s why he didn’t criticize Devin publicly. The best coaches take responsibility publicly and rip the players privately. Ripping players in meetings in front of their teammates is way more productive than calling them out in the press. Players should be held accountable for their poor play by their coaches and teammates. Those are the people who real

  15. NEfan Says:

    The fire hydrant was blowing in full force in 2019. Brady turned the organization around. Joe wrote BA works from 9:30 to 2, isn’t that the definition of retired? Keep praising the man that left you with the worst coaching staff in the NFL, all 50 of them.

  16. Dooley Says:

    Drawing up conspiracy theories on a 69 year(now 70) old man retiring is kind of wild to me, considering he’s been apart of the game 50 years, caught COVID at the end of the season in 2021 and has had two separate cardiovascular health scares in the last decade. I could imagine it’s pretty interesting in the Bucs draft war room with BA there, and having 50 years of evaluating knowledge to lean on can’t hurt our scouts and front office folks.

  17. Tye Says:

    Sincere THANKS and much respect to The greatest HC in Bucs history for bringing them out of the Dark decade, transforming them into contenders, even to win a Super Bowl!

  18. JimbobBucFan Says:

    I want to thank Bruce Arians on behalf of some of the long suffering fans who toughed it out over a long period of time. He was much more than a “quarterback whisperer” for us. He set many thing in place and had a major role in our recent status as contenders and of course as a recent Super Winner.

    God bless you, BA! Thank you again!

    Go Bucs! 🏈

  19. Stanglassman Says:

    Thanks for the memories BA. We love you!

  20. captivajim Says:

    so,, it’s bee arians who has been pushing his draft choice -Goedeke for left guard —who was getting thrown around like a ragdoll…. It was also BA promoting Hainsey to replace Jensen rather than trade for a proven player..

    No way Brady plays in Tampa next yr …..

  21. Seattle Buc is back in TB Says:

    I always thought it was the walking on to the field and slapping the helmet of our player that got Arians in trouble.. Remember that? The goobers on TV made a big stink about that incident.

  22. Pickgrin Says:

    BA can watch video for scouting purposes just as easily while fishing his home lake as he could sitting in a dreary office. Semi-retirement while still being “involved” sounds awesome!

  23. Crickett Baker Says:

    BA best coach EVER. I am glad he is still somewhat around. I just love to hear him talk.

  24. NEfan Says:

    Best coach ever??? Are you all ignoring the fact he took the HC job to block others from a chance to interview for the Bucs HC so he could force feed his buddies down Lichts throat? There should be a bounty on his head.

  25. David Says:

    If he had that much input into the draft… Between Hall, Zion, the punter, the TEs, & White …. Seems he knows what he is doing!

  26. alton d green Says:

    Yes siree jimmy joe bob. BA is the best coach ever…….In Tampa Bay at RJS. I just watched an interview with the great Steve Young. Steve was going nuts about Bruce calling Brady out. Come on people use your frick’n head. Young said “top QBs don’t need to be told they’re playing bad, they KNOW the’re playing bad. That had to be one of the most arrogant things i’ve ever seen. BA is better than Todd, See? you didn’t need to be told that right?