TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - “No risk it, no biscuit.”
“Coach ‘em hard and hug ‘em later.”
Bruce Arians, the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, abides by those two sayings in his day to day life and in his football life.
First, he believes risks can lead to rewards.
Arians admits he may have taken too many risks over the years but he knows the “biscuits” are well worth it.
He is also not afraid to be a tough coach. However, he will leave that toughness on the field and embrace the players as soon as the final whistle blows.
We learned at the press conference on Thursday that Arians has an interest in the ideas of former players.
Dexter Jackson, the Buccaneers Super Bowl MVP, attended that press conference. We asked him if he would like to provide Arians and the current team with any tips.
“I have one idea. If you bring me along, I think I could help the defensive backs and the safeties,” he told us with a laugh.
He said he appreciates Arians' willingness to mentor players looking to break into coaching in the National Football League.
“I think that is a formula for success in the NFL,” said Jackson.
“You have guys that have actually played the game and they understand the game and, to give them opportunities to grow and to become coaches, I think it is a great experience.”