New Bucs senior consultant Bruce Arians isn’t quite sure what his role will be in his new position. One thing is for sure – he’ll have his hands in a little bit of everything. That responsibility sounds like it starts with the NFL Draft.

“Wherever anybody needs me,” Arians said about his what he’ll do in his new role. “I’m excited about having a hand in the draft. I’ve done a lot of work, maybe more work than I’ve ever done, in the draft this year. Then go from there.”

For Arians, he expects to offer his experience in a variety of roles. From game plans to the draft, and even being a pillar in the Bucs community outreach efforts. Arians is just grateful for his new opportunity with the organization.

“Anyway I can help,” Arians said. “Whether it’s helping Byron with a game plan, or helping Jason with the draft is huge. Doing something in the community for the Bucs. Anything that they need of me. But I’m so grateful that I have an opportunity to have an office to work at a place that I like.”
Bucs head coach Bruce Arians and DC Todd Bowles

Bucs head coach Bruce Arians and DC Todd Bowles – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

New head coach Todd Bowles expects Arians to be heavily involved in the draft process. That will include getting Bowles up to speed on the offensive prospects in the class.

“Up until this week he’s been involved in it,” Bowles said. “So, there’s a great deal he can help me on. I found out on Monday, so my draft process has strictly been about the defense. He’s got a great deal of film knowledge and knowledge on the offense along with Jason [Licht] and his crew. They understand what we’re trying to draft and what we’re trying to see. Now we’ll catch up in the next few weeks before the draft. And he’s going to be a great help to me in the draft process because he’s seen everything. He understands everything and he knows what we need. He knows what kind of offense we run, and he can give me great valuable advice that way.”

General manager Jason Licht raved about Arians as an evaluator of talent on the Rich Eisen show. Licht said Arians will be an asset in talent acquisition – through the draft and free agency.

“He’s phenomenal,” Licht said. “I’ll lean on him. He’s phenomenal with me, with my staff, with the draft, with free agency. He’s a phenomenal evaluator. I’m really looking forward to working with him more on that.”

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J.C. Allen is one of PewterReport.com’s newest beat writers. As a New England transplant, he has closely followed Tom Brady’s entire career and first fell in love with the game during the Patriots 1996 Super Bowl run. J.C. is in his second year covering the team after spending a year with Bucs Report as a writer, producer and show host. Some of his other interests include barbecuing, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. His favorite Buccaneer of all time is Simeon Rice and believes he deserves a spot in Canton. Follow J.C. Allen on Twitter @JCAllenNFL.
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fredster
fredster
3 months ago

Defense not offense in draft for most part please! I just watched rams Vs Bucs week 3 game from last year on NFL net. Defense was just pathetic!

JSW
JSW
Reply to  fredster
3 months ago

Agreed.

scubog
scubog
Reply to  fredster
2 months ago

Guess you missed the offensive explosion for three quarters (3 points) until the defense, you so want to criticize, got a couple of turnovers. One game, and certainly one play, isn’t the measure of a team.

Buc 1976
Buc 1976
3 months ago

IMO we should draft defense in 2 out of the first 3 rounds

JSW
JSW
3 months ago

Interesting – and I haven’t seen any stats on this, but: Bruce Arians coached 3 of the worst teams (in overall win percentage) in NFL history – the Colts, the Cardinals, and the Bucs. If I’m not mistaken, he is the winningest coach in two of those franchise’s history, and second winningest coach in the third, barely (win percentage – .750 with the Colts – Dungy was .759 with the Colts). In my mind, BA is one of the better coaches of all time.

a-bomb
a-bomb
Reply to  JSW
2 months ago

Sit back and think about that for a second- being the winningest coach in Bucs and Card’s history. Those are actual facts to back up BA’s achievements. All of these people taking shots at him now have missed the big picture. Without BA coming Licht was probably fired and TB12 never comes.