When you bring the right culture people just want to work for you, those are words that are expressed in several places of employment, and the NFL is of no exception. Bruce Arians was a successful coach, arguably the best coach to walk through the doors of One Buc and sign a contract. He brings a resume that some coaches would undoubtedly kill for and names of some amazing players are references on that resume, others are coaches. One of those impressive names of coaches is Todd Bowles, and one of those players is the highly hyped Ndamukong Suh.
Suh was a name highly sought and requested by Bucs fans last season when he hit free agency and with good reason. He was seen as a meaner contrast of the multi-time Pro Bowler Gerald McCoy. But Suh wanted to win, and the Buccaneers team wasn’t in the position to win quite like fans (or players) wanted. So the Bucs were a no go, and he signed with the LA Rams. Which kind of worked in how he wanted.
Fast forward to this year: Suh signed with the Bucs and what’s more, is that he’s excited! He said in a short interview that was shared on NFL.com via The Tennis Channel:
“I’m very excited, I had a chance to talk very deeply with coach Todd Bowles as well as Bruce Arians. 2 elite coaches in years past and I like being part of things you can build and be able to put them over the top. Hopefully my talent as well as the other guys and former Nebraskans, Lavonte David we can play together and change the game there and put us into a winning situation.”
Yes, payment is a real thing and you’d be silly to say it wasn’t. But one undeniable piece is that the coaching staff brought him here and made him excited about things to come. He wants to be here, he wants to work with Bowles. Greatness attracted greatness. Simple as that.