Buccaneers focused on Bruce Arians as next head coach, report says

Buccaneers focused on Bruce Arians as next head coach, report says

Buccaneers focused on Bruce Arians as next head coach, report says

As a former Bucs coach himself who still lives in Tampa and worked with Bruce Arians nearly 30 years ago with the Chiefs, Dungy, now an National Football League analyst with NBC, says Tampa Bay made a good call in luring his former roommate out of retirement.

Leftwich even has a Bucs connection as a player, having started three games back at quarterback for Tampa Bay back in 2009. But before Bowles had signed a new contract, there was word that Bears head coach Matt Nagy's long relationship - Nagy's father once coached Bowles - and the chance to work with the Bears' more talented personnel could re-route him to Chicago.

Arians replaces Dirk Koetter, who was dismissed December 30 after leading the Bucs to 19 wins and no playoffs berths over the past three seasons.

During his five seasons with the Arizona, Arians recorded a combined 40-27-1 regular-season record along with a post-season one of 1-2.

"I think he can win it all", Arians said.

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Though names are still trickling in, including Todd Bowles as defensive coordinator, via ProFootballTalk.com, Albert Breer of theMMQB.com believes the first task of the new Buccaneers coach is complete.

Jason Licht previously worked with the Cardinals during the tenure of Arians. The Broncos were tied for third with a 4.9 yard rushing average. According to the Tampa Bay Times, "Arians reportedly did not bring a doctor's note to his interview with the Bucs". Turnovers and a porous defense were the main culprits.

But Winston, who's 21-33 as a starter and only led the team to one winning season in four years, has not been a bust.

"Growth and unbelievable potential, how good he can be", Arians said of Winston.

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