Bruce Arians Sitting Out Buccaneers Season Due To COVID?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers completely redid their offense this past offseason.
The team added Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, plus offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs out of Iowa in the draft. Those pieces coupled with wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin seem like a recipe for a Super Bowl in 2020.
The team’s head coach, Bruce Arians, is also the perfect football mind to harness all of the talent on the roster.
The only problem is the fact that Arians, 67, is a cancer survivor. As a result, his immune system is likely compromised to some extent and he is probably not the best person to be out and about with COVID running loose.
Many have wondered if perhaps Arians would consider sitting out this coming NFL season. He addressed that matter this past week.
“I got to be real careful,” he said during a recent interview.
“I’ll probably double with a mask and a [face] shield. You know, because l already had my scare out there [in Arizona] once a couple of years ago. For me personally, I’ve got a plan and I just have to be smart enough to stay with it.”
While money and roster obviously played a part, a big reason why Brady ultimately agreed to come to Tampa Bay was to work with Arians. Him not being part of the team for this coming season would be a huge blow for the organization. Fortunately, it does not look like that will be the case.