Former Bucs head coach Bruce Arian says if Tom Brady retires he will ‘probably’ still be head coach – Henry Club

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interrelationship Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady And former head coach Bruce Arian has been a hot topic for most of the NFL season.

Two won a super bowl together In Brady’s first year at Tampa Bay before losing to the La Rams in the 2021 NFC Divisional Playoffs.

Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) attends a press conference during the mandatory mini camp at AdventHealth Training Center.
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Brady announced his retirement from the game of football shortly after the end of the 2021 season, before nearly going head-to-head for his 23rd season in the league and returning to the Bucs. Shortly after Brady announced his return, Arian stepped down as head coach—named defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as head coach—and took a position in the front office.

There are rumors that the relationship was strained – a rumor both Brady and Ariane have denied – and now Ariane is saying that Brady is back. tampa bay affected on his decision to step down. Not that some people want to think.

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“I was going to the other side. I was thinking he wasn’t going to play,” said Arian, According to the Tampa Bay Times“I was wondering who we’re going to get? Who wants to trade? There was no one to draft. It was made clear. I was fine with both of us, to the public: Blaine (Gabert) and Kyle (Trask). Because I’ve seen Blaine win with a good team behind him. If Tom hadn’t come back, I probably would have still been coaching. I couldn’t have given Todd that position.”

Bruce Arian, senior advisor to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager, looks at the field from his golf cart during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Minicamp at AdventHealth Training Center at One Buccaneers Place on June 07, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.

Bruce Arian, senior advisor to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager, looks at the field from his golf cart during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Minicamp at AdventHealth Training Center at One Buccaneers Place on June 07, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.
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Arians told The Times that he had been thinking of retiring from coaching for some time, adding that the 2022 season would be his last regardless of his results.

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“It was 90 percent that (this) year would be my last, anyway,” said Arian, who will turn 70 in October. “Seventy (years old) was about to happen.”

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After Brady retired, Arrian planned to return because he did not want to give Bowles a spot without the franchise quarterback for his second stint as head coach of the NFL.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) attends mandatory mini-camp at AdventHealth Training Center.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) attends mandatory mini-camp at AdventHealth Training Center.
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When Brady decided to return, Arians told The Times that it was time for a change for him and for Bowles.

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“Both. It was time to change the whole situation,” Arian said. “The narrative had to change. I was very upset with the hiring cycle.”

Ariane called Brady while the seven-time Super Bowl champion was on vacation in Italy and informed him of the move. A move that Brady was fully involved in.

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“Nothing came between me and (Brady),” Arian said. “It was just what I wanted to do. I asked if he was okay with the plan and he said, ‘Yeah!