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Tampa Bay to Hire Bruce Arians as Head Coach

Retirement? I don't think this word means what you think it means. After a year off, 66-year-old Bruce Arians is back in the league. This pairs a head coach who loves to go deep with a quarterback who's best throwing deep, so it seems like a good marriage. Arians apparently will come as a package with his former Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and say what you want about Bowles as a head coach, but he ran some pretty good defenses for Arians with the Cardinals.

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7 comments, Last at 09 Jan 2019, 5:25pm

1 Re: Tampa Bay to Hire Bruce Arians as Head Coach

by Cogitus // Jan 08, 2019 - 9:56pm

I’m surprised Arians wanted this job, he seemed like the most qualified coach available. Why wouldn’t he go for Green Bay or Cleveland/NYj? Were they really not interested in him?

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2 Re: Tampa Bay to Hire Bruce Arians as Head Coach

by MC2 // Jan 08, 2019 - 10:36pm

Maybe he prefers warm weather. If so, I can't say I blame him.

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6 Re: Tampa Bay to Hire Bruce Arians as Head Coach

by mehllageman56 // Jan 09, 2019 - 4:24pm

He wouldn't go to the Jets because they just fired his friend Bowles. Perhaps Cleveland wasn't interested in him? He is 66.

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3 Re: Tampa Bay to Hire Bruce Arians as Head Coach

by Cogitus // Jan 09, 2019 - 1:02am

Read he has a personal connection with Winston from his qb camp. I suppose that makes sense

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4 Re: Tampa Bay to Hire Bruce Arians as Head Coach

by serutan // Jan 09, 2019 - 2:53am

Be interesting to see if the health problems he had in AZ come back to haunt him. Even if he succeeds, I'm guessing he's there 5 years max since I believe he'll be 70 around then.

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7 Re: Tampa Bay to Hire Bruce Arians as Head Coach

by Will Allen // Jan 09, 2019 - 5:25pm

I think his health problem was likely that working for Steve Keim made him sick.

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5 Re: Tampa Bay to Hire Bruce Arians as Head Coach

by johonny // Jan 09, 2019 - 12:51pm

Darn, I was hoping Todd Bowles might head back to Miami as D coordinator :( The only question on Arians is his health. But I think its a big question.

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