Joe Maddon Helped The Buccaneers Land Their Coach

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up during a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Raymond James Stadium on August 30, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Bruce Arians is your new head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and it’s all thanks to… Cubs manager Joe Maddon? Turns out Maddon played a role in luring Arians out of retirement to take over the Bucs, by convincing him that Tampa is a great place to live. Maddon, who used to manage¬†the Rays and still lives in the area, first met Arians about four years ago during Cubs spring training in Arizona, when Arians was coaching the Cardinals. Was Arians a good choice for the Bucs?¬† Why do you think they went with an older veteran coach instead of a younger one as seems to be the trend?

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