Just over two years after head coach Bruce Arians was named the latest head coach of the Bucs, and less than a year after the Bucs signed Tom Brady, Tampa Bay won their second Super Bowl championship in franchise history, with Brady being named Super Bowl MVP behind 201 passing yards and three touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday.

Throughout Arians’ career he has received two AP Coach of the Year Awards and served as the offensive coordinator during the Pittsburgh Steelers victory in Super Bowl XL, but his victory in Super Bowl LV was his first championship as a head coach, in turn making him the oldest coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl.

Arians spoke to the media following the Bucs’ historic win.

On Leonard Fournette in the playoffs
“He’s been fantastic, running and catching and pass-blocking. He’s been an all-around back and done a great, great job for us.”

On the game plans from Byron Leftwich and Todd Bowles
“I thought all three guys had great plans. Byron did a great, great job I thought of just mixing it up with the run and pass and then pounding them when we needed to. And Todd had a great plan, keeping them in front of us and let our front four get after [Patrick Mahomes] and they chased him around all night.”

On Brady’s performance and the scoring drive before halftime
“That was a huge drive, that two-minute drive with a minute and something. Just wanted to start out a little conservative, make sure we get a play in, we got the long pass interference and then a great, great throw with Antonio [Brown]. He played outstanding the whole ball game. He protected the football, we had great protection and found a couple guys like Antonio and [Rob Gronkowski], both of their touchdowns were more of improv plays and just did a great job. Great line, great tight ends, everybody just did a hell of a job, a team effort.”

On getting some of the Bucs’ recent additions back in free agency this year
“You have to give Jason Licht a ton of credit for this football team. He put a great roster together, picking up those guys and still staying cap friendly. We’ve got a very limited time to get into free agency and we’ll try to keep our guys, that’s for sure.”

On Bowles and the defense during the playoffs
“You can’t give him enough credit. I think he got a little tired of hearing about how unstoppable they were. I thought he came up with a fantastic plan just to keep us in front of us and tackle real well. Patrick wasn’t going to beat us running, we’d let him run all day and just keep chasing him around and see if we can make some plays.”

On retirement
“Hell no, I ain’t going anywhere. I’m coming back, trying to get two and then we’ll see after that. But this football team, I love these guys and we have a great staff, great team and hopefully Jason and I can get together and keep most of them and try to repeat.”

At what point he knew that Brady was going to have enough success to win a Super Bowl in Tampa
“It was slow and steady progress, every game, every week. Really the second half of the Chiefs game, well, we made a nice comeback but I think really, the 31 points we put on Atlanta in the second half we started attacking more and we haven’t stopped attacking since.”

On what it was like to finally reach this moment as a head coach, having his family and friends in town
“It was fantastic. We had a great day-and-a-half with mom and my brothers and sisters and brother- and sisters-in-law and grandkids. I had a great morning this morning playing with two-year-old grandson out in the back yard and pushing him on the swing and then came to the game. That’s what makes this all so gratifying, is to be able to share it with our family.”

On Gronkowski and his two touchdowns
“That was huge, man. That was huge. Especially that second one. Gronk made a great adjustment but the protection was unbelievable for Tom to hold that ball for that long and then made a great throw and catch.”

On going from retirement, to a return to coaching, to a Super Bowl; if he could have imagined getting here
“No, not really. I think I’d have been smoking something illegal to really imagine this. I can’t thank Jason enough and the Glazer family for giving me this opportunity and my coaching staff, I mean they are outstanding. I don’t do anything, they do it all, and we have great, great players. And again, Jason gets all the credit for the roster and I just try to get out of the way and not screw it up.”

On all of the pieces falling together in such a short amount of time
“It really wasn’t that improbable when you think of the professionals that they are. These guys have history in the playoffs. When you start adding Tom, then [Gronkowski], Leonard [Fournette] went to the championship game, [Brown’s] been in playoffs and they brought that confidence to all of our guys. We’re a really talented football team that no one wants to give us credit for, but we’re a very talented football team, we just needed to believe and the hardest thing is to build a culture where people start believing. We started believing pretty early in the season and we knew that we were going to be a tough out, all we had to do was get into the playoffs.”

On the key to keeping this group together and trying to repeat
“I think the biggest thing is to keep our guys. Do what we can to make sure that we can keep our guys here and hit a home run in free agency, just with our guys. Maybe an outside guy but just keep our guys. Jason will hit another home run in the draft and we’ll continue to build this football team. We don’t have many weak spots. If we get the guys back that we want back and we need back, we’ll just be adding great athletes in the draft.”

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