The debate is over and there could be no more questions. “It’s Super Bowl or bust“ according to Bruce Arians.
The head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appeared on the NFL Network show Good Morning Football this morning, and in true Arians style, did not mince his words at all. When asked by former NFL wide receiver Nate Burleson what the goals were, Arians responded with, “it’s Super Bowl or bust.“
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This is pretty much standard coach speak, although fans have been debating this point since the day Tom Brady signed his contract. Greg Schiano promised “to bring a championship to Tampa” on his first day as Buccaneers head coach. “I can’t wait to see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win a Super Bowl. That’ll make me as happy as any man walking.” Of course that never came close to happening as Schiano reigned over one of the darkest periods in team history.
Similarly, head coach Raheem Morris promised to lead his “youngry” Bucs to a title. This is something pretty much every head coach must do. The goal must be a Super Bowl. Multiple times this season Bruce Arians has alluded to the fact that the playoffs were really the goal this season. Just get into the dance and then see what happens. When pressed on the subject, any head coach would have to say that it is Super Bowl or bust. Expressing satisfaction with a playoff loss is unacceptable.
Arians is in his second year as head coach and will be leading his Tampa Bay Buccaneers into the playoffs for the team’s first post-season appearance in 13 years. The team heads into the final week with a 10-5 record as they face the struggling Atlanta Falcons, now coached by interim head coach Raheem Morris at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday at 1 PM.