Buccaneers hire Arians as head coach

Buccaneers hire Arians as head coach

Buccaneers hire Arians as head coach

Bruce Arians is happy to pick up the pieces.

Arians' interview with Tampa Bay included a trip to the hospital for a physical.

It was a precautionary step Glazer said he's never heard a team take before.

The recently fired ex-Jets coach is expected to land on what will become Bruce Arians' staff with the Buccaneers as the defensive coordinator role. The unfortunate 2014 Jeff Tedford situation had to be fresh in their minds.

Arians, 66, stepped away from coaching after the 2017 season, citing his health and a desire to spend more time with his family.

The NFL Network is among those reporting that Arians, the former Arizona Cardinals coach, is being signed to a four-year deal with a fifth-year option.

Arians, 66, is a two-time National Football League coach of the year with a background coaching quarterbacks, including Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Carson Palmer. He has since been re-hired by the Falcons as their offensive coordinator. In his three years in Arizona before that lone campaign under.500, Arians helped the team improve from 10-6 to 11-5 to 13-3 in 2015.

Arians, who was 49-30-1 in a five-year run in Arizona, would replace Dirk Koetter, who was sacked after two seasons as Tampa's head coach.

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