Buccaneers’ Head Coach Bruce Arians once retired from coaching due to health issues at the end of the 2017 season as he had a daunting bout with Cancer, which resulted in tumors being removed over multiple surfaces of his body. Cancer can lower the body’s immune system, and as a result, makes a person more susceptible to infections and viruses. Bruce Arians told the Tampa Bay Times that he will take extra precautions to ensure that he does not get sick and miss out on the chance to take the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl this year.
“I got to be real careful. I’ll probably double with a mask and a (face) shield. You know, because l already had my scare out there (in Arizona) once a couple of years ago. For me personally, I’ve got a plan, and I just have to be smart enough to stay with it.” – Bruce Arians as per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.
According to the CDC, older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions are at severe risk of catching the 2019 Novel Coronavirus also known as COVID-19, but anyone, even healthy people, can catch this virus, and have complications from it.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have to worry about everyone, not just the older coaches and staff members, but everyone. Even Bruce Arians believes everyone is probably going to get sick.
“We’ve got to be careful. The players, they’re going to all get sick, that’s for sure. It’s just a matter of how sick they get.” – Tampa Bay Times.
Despite Head Coach Bruce Arians not being concerned enough about his health to leave football this year and avoid any chance of catching COVID-19 altogether, he will stay in the league and implement ways of avoiding contact with players and staff as much as possible. I would expect that he will, again, ride the golf cart in practice and coach from a bull horn, similarly to the way he did it last year, but keep players and other coaches away at a 6 foot or more distance. Aside from Arians worrying about playing in an indoor stadium, he believes not much is going to change in the way he coaches games. You should still see the Bucs’ Head Coach on the sideline the same way that you always have, except this time, he will be wearing a protective mask.