Buccaneers’ Head Coach Bruce Arians Believes They Can Win the Super Bowl

Published 12/27/2020, 1:22 PM EST
Dec 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) talks to head coach Bruce Arians before a game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports


Bruce Arians and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers secured their playoff position by absolutely trouncing the Detroit Lions. Led by an amazing Tom Brady performance, the Buccaneers won the game by a resounding 47-7 scoreline.

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For the Buccaneers, it is one of those performances that could give them momentum to perform well in the Playoffs.

Nov 29, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians speaks with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians spoke to the press after the game against the Detroit Lions. Arians is still optimistic about the Buccaneers’ chances in the Playoffs and thinks that they can even reach the Super Bowl.

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In fact, he pointed to his Super Bowl win in 2009 as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive coordinator to show why the Buccaneers have a chance.

He said, “Anything can happen. I’ve been a 6 seed, gone all the way to the Super Bowl, and won it right here in this stadium, so anything is possible. Now that we’re in the dance, we’ve got to see what next week brings and where we’re going.”

Bruce Arians optimistic for the Buccaneers

For Arians, his season with the Buccaneers has been good, but it has been marred with some controversy as well. The major talking point this year has been the strained relationship between Bruce Arians and Tom Brady.

Arians has been candid on several occasions about his demands from Tom Brady. Tom Brady did not play in the way Arians wanted in the past. And Arians made his frustrations with Brady very clear.

His approach to Brady has been wildly different from Brady’s former coach, Bill Belichek. Many questioned his approach to the situation, especially given that Belichek had gotten the best of Brady by not throwing him under the bus in front of the press.

Oct 25, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians (left) celebrates with quarterback Tom Brady (12) after a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 45-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

As of now, the Buccaneers are the 6th seed in the NFC and have a 10-5 record. They play their final game of the regular season when they take on the Atlanta Falcons.

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Arians will be happy after the game against the Lions, which saw Tom Brady put on an all-time classic performance to get the win.

For Arians, his hope will be that Brady and the Buccaneers can continue to build on this momentum and use it to garner success in the Playoffs.

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The game against the Lions offers him optimism about the Buccaneers’ chances of reaching the Super Bowl this season.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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