2022 Was A Balancing Act For Bruce Arians – JoeBucsFan.com – Tampa Bay Bucs Blog, Buccaneers News


It seems like Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians sure wanted to coach this season, but he had to be careful not to step on toes.

That’s the gist of what Joe heard from Arians as the Bucs’ front office man hopped on “Late Hits” yesterday co-hosted by Alex Marvez and Robert Turbin, heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Marvez asked Arians to describe his daily routine on his job in the Bucs’ front office, known as a special assistant to the general manager.

“It was fun this year,” Arians said. “Go to the practices. Meet with the coaches. Do our thing and then go play golf.

“I’ve never played golf in the fall. It’s great. My game is a whole lot better in February than it normally is.”

Marvez wanted more detail so he asked Arians about his take on the Bucs’ 2022 season.

“I loved our transition,” Arians said. “I didn’t like the ending, the record. Obviously, we won our division. But it wasn’t good enough. Obviously, there is some transition on the coaching staff [now].

“Todd [Bowles] is going to do a great job.”

Back to his daily responsibilities during the season with the Bucs, Arians admitted he was walking a tightrope. He still enjoys working with players but was very mindful the Bucs are no longer his team.

“Help as much as I could and then get out of the way,” Arians said was a daily habit. “I didn’t want anyone thinking I was overlooking and getting in their way.”

In retrospect, Joe thinks Arians should have basically told people, “Eff off, I’m taking over the offense.”

Asked if he might be the Bucs’ next offensive coordinator since there is still an opening, Arians said no chance.

That’s too bad.

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