Bruce Arians Comments on Being Fired by Steelers in 2012

June 18, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Bruce Arians has thrived ever since the Arizona Cardinals hired him as their head coach in 2013, but a conversation with HBO's Real Sports shed light on the bumpy road he traversed before arriving in the desert.
Speaking to Andrea Kremer, Arians revealed his split with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 came as a surprise.
When asked how contract negotiations with the Steelers unfolded, Arians said head coach Mike Tomlin told him, "I'll get you your bread," before that promise went unfulfilled.
"I got a call on Monday and [Tomlin] said, 'I can't get you the money.' I said, 'OK,'" Arians said (via ESPN.com). "He said, 'No, I can't get you a contract.' I said, 'Are you firing me?' He said, 'No.' 'Well ... it's just a matter of words, Mike. OK. If I don't have a contract, I'm fired.'"
A trailer for the segment can be viewed below, while the profile is scheduled to air in full Tuesday:
When asked why he thought the team let him go, Arians told Kremer "t...

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