Bruce Arians has been a well regarded coach in the football world before he even became the new Bucs head coach. Starting his coaching career in 1977, Arians has had many stops along the way at both the college and NFL level.

Known as both a players coach and a man who is serious on accountability, Arians still receives praise from former athletes that played under him.

One former player who gave such insight on the coaching of Arians was former Super Bowl winning offensive linemen for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Willie Colon. Colon, who was a member of the Steelers from 2006-2012, and then the Jets from 2013-2015, played under Arians when he was the offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh.

During his show as a co-host of the Laces Out Podcast on Barstool Sports, Colon recalled a story of Arians during his second year in the NFL. It was a moment that got him in the right mind set, and has stuck with him ever since.

For Bucs fans wanting to know what Arian’s coaching could be like, this tells a story about Arians holding his players accountable.

“BA, he was quirky, he can joke” Colon said. “But he was dead a** serious.”

***Warning, Explicit Language In This Video***

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  1. For those with doubts this is EXACTLY why we need Bucco Bruce!

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    • Had me rolling. Dude saying “I was calling out plays I never made before” lol. I love the accountability and seriousness with which B.A. takes to the game. This team sorely needs that

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  2. Absolutely what this team needs.

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  3. Agreed! Hold everyone accountable!!!

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  4. No doubt cgmaster27.
    Once the Bucs staff saw Brett Grimes dogging it, they should have walked him over to the bench, showed him a seat and told him to make himself comfortable, he was going to sit there for the rest of the season.
    And don’t tell me they didn’t see it. IT became apparent in the Chicago game and they don’t even have any $12 million wide outs he had to cover.
    The problem with Grimes was his money was guaranteed which was Licht’s fault for constructing his contract in such a manner.
    Surely to god there was a CB out there somewhere we could have brought in for $7 million who would have done a better job than Grimes.

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    • Grimes said he was disrespected, the Bucs weren’t paying him enough to cover the top receivers…Give me a break if I pay you $7 Mil a year…you better be willing to do anything I say. Otherwise, I will figure out where the loop hole is in your contract and I will ensure you feel the respect…maybe cleaning toilets, taking out the trash. I don’t know and that is a bit sarcastic, but I think his play was disrespectful…He may have been paid $7M, but he didn’t earn it.

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  5. I think there are some guys on this team who are making so much money they don’t care if they win or lose as long as the checks keep rolling in.
    They could careless about the playoffs because that is just more work for them and the payout is minimal.

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    • Theres no doubt drd. These are the players jpp was talking about not being real.

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  6. Nice. Love it. Accountability.

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  7. I love the smell of accountability in the Morning. It smells like Victory.

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  8. Amen for BA, can’t wait for the 2019 season to kickoff.

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  9. Somebody PLEASE make sure Donovan Smith gets a copy of that clip!! Or maybe not, just let him experience that shit first-hand and see if has any affect.

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    • Perhaps he can watch it on his way out of town. Admittedly, I don’t know. Maybe the experts are right that he is going to get 14-15 million from half a dozen teams if they show him the door. People saying they should move him to right tackle for half the pay; however, are not dealing with reality. He is a free agent – why should he make a career move to a position that pays half the money – seriously? Still hoping one of he two left tackles are there in the draft. Save a ton of money and bring someone in who can be a decade long performer. There have been many OL tackles who start and are extremely effective in year one – especially a high 1st round pick. At least I think with the talent coming in, and if Licht is true to his word that he plans on being on the same page as the coaches we have a fair chance that we will take the best player at a position of need. I plan on trusting the staff to evaluate each position against possible draft picks and there are certainly enough of the reported coaches who can look at tape and make the call on what we have on the OL. Just because a player may be worth that kind of money in a thin free agent class doesn’t mean we can’t get an immediate upgrade in the top 5 or 10 if we trade down. LT is at least a skill position that doesn’t have as huge a learning curve as a CB, WR, etc. At least there is hope to speculate again.

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    • EXACTLY!!!!

      We need to draft a stud LT and move D. Smith to RT for the year. My guess is under this regime he’ll get better and maybe stick on the right side. Either way, his market value drops to what he’s probably worth and he gets the RT discount he’s earned. After that, keep him or move him at a price that makes sense.

      And tell me BA doesn’t grab Ryan Jensen and tell him to EARN his highest-paid-center-in-the-league paycheck.

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    • I think D Smith is going to experience that clip live and in person directly from Arians himself. That, or he’ll be gone.

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  10. people about to get exposed in tampa, young players, old players, defensive guys, offensive guys… special teams. he ain’t having it period!

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  11. Get those toes on the line. I love it. Lolly gagging Swaggy Baker type players can close the door on their way out.

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  12. What’s going to make the biggest difference is the two new line coaches we brought in. Warhop was a joke.

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    • Amen for that!

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  13. This is exactly what this team needs.

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  14. Great video here Matt..Thanks! I’ve followed Beuce Arians for a long time. And I do beleive the Glazers FINALLY..got it right! All the needless Penalties are gonna disappear. Well, not all . But a lot of them. Bruce demands his players heads are in the game. And although he is offensive minded, His teams actually play better Defense than Offense. Expect changes along our O and D lines. And expect our Defense to be quicker, swarming and hitting hard under Bowles. The Arians/Bowles hire feels different than the Koetter/Smitty hire did. A lot of Bucs fans have renewed faith in this hire. I certainly do.

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  15. I’m liking what I hear. A coach that likes to push the ball down field. Has an appetite for high risk high reward, but will hold people accountable. Maybe we will stop being conservative, reduce penalties and be able to close out games. I’m tired of the one score games when we have the talent to score 30+ points per game. This could be one of our best years yet.

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  16. Finally a true evaluator of talent! “You can’t find a diamond in the rough, if it’s standing on the sidelines!” Bet your ass you can’t Dirka Dirka! We’re finally going to kick the tires and rummage thru the basement to find out who we really have on this team.,we know the obvious pieces but what IF Rojo is a great running back, or Shaun Wilson is a stud etc etc. Just knowing we have the right people to evaluate our talent and put that talent in the correct places just saved me a few ulcers.

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  17. Thank the lord. Respect is earned. Who the [email protected]$& do you think you are!? No doubt we have a better team and players not getting snubbed for pro bowls next year. They’ll earn his respect and respect around the league or their gone. Absolutely love this. There’s no children allowed on RayJay turf any longer. Let’s go men!

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