The Tampa Bay Buccaneers found their next head coach. Bruce Arians will bring experience, and what should be a talented staff to an organization desperate for wins.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired former Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce to become the franchise’s 12th head coach.
Arians signed a four-year deal with a fifth-year option.
Arians spent the 2018 season in the broadcasting booth for CBS. He spent the previous five years with the Cardinals building a 49-30-1 record and making the playoffs twice.
The link between Arians and Tampa Bay was clear from the start. He worked with Bucs general manager Jason Licht in Arizona. He also talked highly of Jameis Winston in the past.
Tampa Bay’s ownership and front office aimed for the stars by targeting Arians. He was one of the top available candidates and to have him land in Tampa Bay is a massive victory for the organization.
Arians brings a lot to the table for Tampa Bay. Aside from his ability to put a consistent product on the field, he can help develop Winston and bring in a tremendous staff of experienced coaches.
Winston will be Arians’ biggest project. If he can get the most out of the former number one overall pick, the Bucs’ offense could become one of the best in the league.
He has experience working with quarterbacks that are turnover prone too. Carson Palmer, Andrew Luck and Ben Roethlisberger love to take chances. He should be able to put Winston is a position to succeed.
Harold Goodwin will be the Bucs’ run game coordinator and offensive line coach, Byron Leftwich will be the passing game coordinator and Clyde Christianson will be the quarterbacks coach.
Arians’ health concerns won’t be such a major issue if he can bring in coordinators that he can groom to become head coach when he is ready to step away from the game for good.