Rapoport added that Arians hopes to finalize deals with Harold Goodwin as run game coordinator-offensive line coach, Byron Leftwich as pass game coordinator and Clyde Christianson as quarterbacks coach.
Despite setting franchise single-season records for points, total yards, passing yards and touchdown passes, Tampa Bay lost 11 of 14 following a surprising 2-0 start with upset victories over New Orleans and defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia.
The 66-year-old came out of a one-year retirement Tuesday to fill the team's fifth coaching vacancy in a decade. "He's in the office at 5 o'clock in the morning". "We all make mistakes".
Either way, there's no doubt that Arians is one of the best offensive minds in the National Football League, and he appears to be ready to take on the challenge of rebuilding the Bucs into a championship contender.
"Any time you bring in a new coach, I think there is a level of excitement from the fan base to the players, kind of everyone involved with the Bucs", Brate told FOX 13's Kevin O'Donnell. "He has the intelligence, the toughness and obviously the arm ability to lead a team". "We have to put the right pieces around him".
Despite his turbulent 2018 season, Winston actually seems to have made some progress.
Arians' track record with quarterbacks and field-stretching offense seem like a ideal fit on paper to unleash Winston's boundless, but still raw, talent.
"There is no doubt", Arians said of Winston's role as the Bucs' starter. "I've known him a long time and I'm really proud of his growth. Hopefully him and Jameis get along well, work well together, and be a good relationship between them".