Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has announced his retirement from coaching
I think it safe to say many of us did not want this day to come. Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has decided to call it a career. He is retiring from the NFL.
While there was speculation over the past couple of months, it was all premature. Arians had not made his decision until now.
On Sunday, Arians won his 50th game with the Cardinals in a 26-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. He won 49 regular season games and one playoff game.
Some have speculated on social media that Arians might “retire” and take another coaching job. That will not be the case. Arians said a long time ago this would be his last coaching job.
“The tears you see are tears of joy” according to Bruce Arians in his morning press conference. He did say he will continue to live in the valley and run his Arians Foundation.
Team president Michael Bidwill said the team learned of his decision yesterday. He said they have planned for this contingency and will start their search immediately for his replacement.
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For Arians he finishes with three winning seasons, one sub .500 season, and the .500 season just finished. His teams went 10-6, 11-5, 13-3, 7-8-1, and 8-8.
He took the Cardinals to the NFC Championship in 2015 against the Carolina Panthers. Unfortunately they could not get back to the playoffs, struggling with personnel and injuries over the last two seasons.
There will be those that will say they are happy to see him go. They were growing tired of “no risk it no biscuit”. Honestly though, that is just a testament to Arians’ personality.
Arians’ was a coach who was willing to take chances. That lead to many great outcomes. Not always. That’s where some fans read him wrong.
Arians was good for Arizona no matter what you say. He was good for the organization. This was purely an Arians decision. Make no mistake about that.
We will miss his personality but ultimately it came down to family. He realized his son Jake is 40 and missed a lot of time with him. There is much respect for that.
Thank you Bruce. We love you.