Buccaneers: Why Bruce Arians needs this Super Bowl win
By Rob Leeds
Bruce Arians needs this win as much as anyone.
Without using rings as a metric, Bruce Arians is one of the most accomplished coaches in the NFL. Arians has coached numerous Hall of Fame quarterbacks to mountains of success under his tutelage while finding impressive team success, and winning a Super Bowl this year is the final piece of the puzzle for a great career.
Starting as a college coach around when the Buccaneer franchise was created, Arians has seen and done it all. From coaching in college to serving as the offensive mind for Super Bowl teams to winning NFL Coach of the Year as an interim head coach, Bruce Arians’ entire career has led to this moment.
After retiring early following a mostly-successful stint with the Arizona Cardinals as their head coach, Arians decided to take one more chance at winning the ever-elusive Super Bowl ring with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As far as post-retirement locations go, Tampa isn’t much of a change.
The first season with Arians at the helm went about as expected. The “no risk it no biscuit” strategy was used heavily on Jameis Winston’s arm, but the team still fell short of expectations.
While Winston was the scapegoat for much of the negative reception, Arians and the rest of the franchise had room to grow. Even if the first season didn’t go as planned, Arians and the Buccaneers were laying the foundation for the current Super Bowl run.