Bruce Arians, ex-Boxes head coach, says it’s “possible” he’ll remain head coach if Tom Brady remains retired

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The relationship between Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady And former coach Bruce Aryan has been a hot topic in much of the NFL’s offseason.

the two Together they won the Super Bowl Brady’s first year in Tampa Bay before losing to the Los Angeles Rams in the 2021 NFC Playoffs.

Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) participates in a press conference during the mandatory mini camp at AdventHealth Training Center.
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Brady announced his retirement from football shortly after the end of the 2021 season, before making a face change and returning to the Bucs for his 23rd league season. Shortly after Brady announced his return, Aryan stepped down as head coach – he appointed defense coordinator Todd Bulls as head coach – and took up a position in the front office.

There were rumors that the relationship had grown strained – a rumor that both Brady and Aryan denied – and now Aryan says Brady is back in business. Tampa Bay has had an impact about his decision to walk away. Just not in the way some would like to think.

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“I was going the other way. I was thinking he wasn’t going to play,” Arians was quoted as saying by the Tampa Bay Times. “I was thinking who would we get? Who wants to trade? There was no one to draft. That was obvious. I, for the audience, was fine with the two we had: Blaine (Gabber) and Kyle (Trask). Because I saw Blaine win With a good team behind him. If Tom hadn’t come back, I would probably still be training. I couldn’t give Todd that attitude.”

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Senior Advisor to General Manager Bruce Arians watches the action on the course from his golf cart during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Minicamp on June 7, 2022 at the AdventHealth Training Center on One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Florida.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Senior Advisor to General Manager Bruce Arians watches the action on the course from his golf cart during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Minicamp on June 7, 2022 at the AdventHealth Training Center on One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Florida.
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Arians told The Times he had been considering retiring from coaching for some time, saying the 2022 season would likely be his last regardless of the results.

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

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After Brady retired, Arians planned a comeback because he did not want to hand the Bulls a position without a quarterback franchise in his second assignment as head coach in the NFL.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) participates in a mandatory mini camp at AdventHealth Training Center.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) participates in a mandatory mini camp at AdventHealth Training Center.
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When Brady decided to come back, Aryan told The Times it was time for a change, a change for him and the Bulls.

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

Arians called Brady while the seven-time Super Bowl champion was on vacation in Italy to inform him of the move. A move Brady was totally on board.

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There was nothing going between me and (Brady), Arianes said. “That was just what I wanted to do. I asked him if he was ok with the plan and he said, ‘Hell yeah!”

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