Tampa, Florida – Even if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win everything at the Super Bowl LV, coach Bruce Arians said there’s no way to think about retirement, despite he’s already retired once, after the 2017 season with Arizona Cardinals.
“Hell no. I’m going for two,” Arians 95.3 WDAE said Wednesday morning. “There’s no doubt. If the Glazers get me back, I’ll be back.”
Ariane has a five-year contract, but when he took over the pirate mission during the 2019 off-season season, many close to the 68-year-old coach wondered if he would complete the term of his deal. Some have suggested that he will train for three years before finally retiring.
But son Jake Arians told ESPN: “He’s spending the time of his life.”
Bruce Arians has dealt with a number of health issues over the past fifteen years. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007, melanoma cells were removed from his nose in 2013, he was hospitalized – in August 2016, thinking he had a kidney stone and in November 2016 he had chest pain. He was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, which is a type of cancer that affects the kidneys, and part of his kidney had to be removed in 2017.
But his ability to delegate more reduced his stress levels. Attacking coordinator Byron Liftwich handled playing duties during Arians’ entire time in Tampa Bay, while Arians called out to play himself in Arizona. Keep getting tested and get a clean bill of health.
He still has a good sense of humor, which helps too. When asked what he would have said if General Manager Jason Licht had told him prior to joining the team in 2019 that the Pirates would be in the Super Bowl in two years and they would be Tom Brady As the midfielder, Ariane said, “What do you smoke or drink? Get me some.”
However, Ariane expressed disappointment that Leviticus did not get any interviews with the coaches. Defense Coordinator Todd Bowles interviewed the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles and had some initial discussions with the Detroit Lions, although both sides decided it was best to cancel the interview.
“It really pissed me off,” Arians said of Leviticus not getting interviews. “I’ll be honest with you.” “The job he’s done – he’s coaching the midfielders, he calls the plays, he’s everything everyone says they’re looking for – I was really hoping he’d get his first few interviews and maybe he’d get a job from her. But I can’t talk about what the owners think and who they listen to sometimes.” But it is only a matter of time before he gets what he thinks. “