All NFL personnel will need to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols for the upcoming season. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians will be no different. Bruce Arians said during a Zoom interview that he would take those necessary steps.
Arians said on the Zoom conference call yesterday that he will wear a mask and shield during this season. He also said that he would be doing so from the sidelines.
“There was never a doubt I was going to coach,”
Arians said. Adding that there was “no chance” he’d coach from the press box in order to limit his exposure to other people during this COVID-19 pandemic.
That’s How He Do
Coach Arians is known for his “get up in your face” style of coaching. He been known to have a word or two with game officials from time to time. It should come as no surprise that he plans no change to his being on the sideline during practice and in games.
After leaving the game after the 2017 season due to health concerns, coach had this to say during a press conference upon his return to coaching in 2019 with the Buccaneers;
“You can die at any moment doing anything,” Arians followed with, “I mean, so why not do what you love to do?
“If I die on game day, have a drink. Celebrate.”
Coaches will have precautions they must follow. Players will have them as well. As with all of society still recognizing an ongoing world pandemic, diligence will be the key.
For more on this and other topics from yesterdays Buccaneers media conference call tune in Wednesday night at 8:00 pm on Bucs Report for “The Audible with Joshua Cole Allen”.