‘Man of My Word’- Bruce Arians Gets Inked to Celebrate Super Bowl LV Win

Published 03/31/2021, 9:40 AM EDT
Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) and head coach Bruce Arians celebrate during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


The Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers started their 2020 NFL campaign with a chip on their shoulder. They had great ambition but played under no pressure as coach Bruce Arians instructed them to just enjoy themselves on the football field.

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The Buccaneers made some key additions in 2020 signing Rob Gronkowski, Antonio Brown, Leonard Fournette, and LeSean McCoy to short-term contracts.

NFL Football – Super Bowl LV – Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Kansas City Chiefs – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, U.S. – February 7, 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Rob Gronkowski celebrates scoring their first touchdown with Tom Brady REUTERS/Eve Edelheit

The Buccaneers finished 2nd in the NFC South with an 11-5 record behind the New Orleans Saints. However, they managed to qualify for the NFL Playoffs. The rest, as they say, is history.

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Tom Brady led Tampa Bay to consecutive playoff wins against Washington Football Team, New Orleans Saints, and the Green Bay Packers to seal a spot in the Super Bowl LV finale against Kansas City Chiefs. What happened next came as an absolute shock to NFL fans across the globe.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians celebrates Super Bowl LV win

Playing on home turf at the Raymond James Stadium, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers put up a defensive masterclass to completely outplay the Chiefs.

They defeated Patrick Mahomes and Co. by a 9-31 scoreline as the Bucs became the first team to lift a Lombardi Trophy in front of home fans.

Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after beating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Of course, Tom Brady earned rave reviews after throwing 3 passing TDs as he won the Super Bowl LV MVP award. But it was HC Bruce Arians and Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles who deserve credit for shutting out the likes of Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and Tyreek Hill.

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All hell broke loose in Florida after the Bucs pulled off arguably the greatest sporting runs in history. Coach Arians had previously promised that he would get a tattoo if his team went all the way in 2021. He kept his word of getting inked to celebrate the triumph.

Bucs GM Jason Licht is working round the clock to guarantee another successful season in 2021. They’ve already re-signed the likes of Lavonte David, Ndamukong Suh, and Lavonte David while placing the franchise tag on WR Chris Godwin. RB Leonard Fournette and WR Antonio Brown are also expected to return ahead of preseason training.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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