Bucs Announce Arians Will Enter Ring Of Honor

On Wednesday, Bucs proprietor Joel Glazer introduced that the Bucs head coach can be inducted into the franchise’s Ring of Honor. Talking at Bruce Arians’ retirement presser, Glazer mentioned Arians’ induction will happen this season. The 69-year outdated will turn into the third coach in franchise historical past to enter the Ring of Honor.

It’s an incredible honor for Arians, particularly contemplating how brief his tenure in Tampa Bay has been. Arians solely coached for 3 years in Tampa Bay, however his success was unprecedented with the franchise. He steps down with a 31-18 report as head coach of Tampa Bay. His .633 profitable share is the very best in workforce historical past. Arians 31 wins are third-most in workforce historical past behind Jon Gruden (57) and Tony Dungy (54). Additionally, Arians’ 6-1 postseason report is the most effective in franchise historical past as nicely.

However Arians additionally turns into the shortest-tenured member of the Bucs Ring of Honor. Quarterback Doug Williams and head coach Tony Dungy had been inducted regardless of solely 5 and 6 years with the group, respectively. However, though Arians’ three seasons are unconventional for an award usually handed out on longevity, it’s tough to argue in opposition to his affect. The tradition of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fully modified when Arians and his workers arrived. The Bucs remodeled from a league laughingstock into an annual contender and Tremendous Bowl champion. It’s becoming that the franchise honors that with an induction for Arians this season.


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