Published: Wed, January 09, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Bruce Arians' Interview With Buccaneers Included Physical

Bruce Arians' Interview With Buccaneers Included Physical

After retiring from coaching for a year, former Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is coming back to the National Football League sidelines.

It turns out he did, after it was reported Arians was interested in the opening in Tampa Bay after they fired their head coach.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports it will be a four year deal.

Coming off a their second straight 5-11 season, the Buccaneers let Dirk Koetter go after three seasons in which he compiled a 19-29 record.

Bruce Arians is happy to pick up the pieces. According to the Tampa Bay Times, "Arians reportedly did not bring a doctor's note to his interview with the Bucs". Bowles will serve as defensive coordinator while Leftwich is set up to be the pass-game coordinator and Goodwin will operate as run-game coordinator.

With five years of coaching with the Cardinals, Arians racked up a 50-32 record including the playoffs and steps away as the winningest coach in franchise history.

A new coaching staff's goal: seeing if Jameis Winston is the quarterback the Bucs can build around as he enters the fifth and final season of his rookie contract.

The Cardinals replaced Arians with Steve Wilks, who was sacked after one season and a 3-13 record.

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