Jags Prepared For “Attitude?”

August 17th, 2016
Jags wary of Bucs' "attitude."

Jags wary of Bucs’ “attitude.”

Joe has written several times before this Bucs team has a different vibe to it, a different feel. Many would say, the team now has an attitude.

Or as Robert Ayers would say, “beasting.”

Did this new synergy precede the Bucs arrival to Jacksonville? After today’s practice, Jags coach Gus Bradley talked as if he was preparing his Jags to face a team that has an edge, or dare Joe suggest, perhaps a bit over the edge?

Read Bradley’s quote below and you see for yourself. Sure seems that way to Joe.

“Yeah, we talked about the attitude, the approach to this, and then poise,” Bradley explained how he instructed his team to prepare for the Bucs. “Poise was a big word the last couple of days with our players. I thought there were some things we’ll have to clean up. I know there were some hits that maybe were a little bit after the whistle, but for the most part I thought it was real professional. The guys handled it like pros and it really worked out well.”

Well now. “Attitude” and “after the whistle.” Those are charged words, folks. That doesn’t leave much for interpretation in Joe’s eyes.

If you read the transcript of Bradley’s press conference, it seems he was talking about the Bucs “attitude.” The video seems to suggest he was talking about his own team.

The quote “after the whistle” is pretty obvious to Joe what Bradley was referring to.

You know what, the way teams bullied the Bucs in the past five years, if teams are starting to get scared of the Bucs and perceive them as nasty, so be it. That tells Joe in some respects, other teams are starting to become wary of the Bucs.

Overall, Bradley seemed to really enjoy the practice with the Bucs.

“Yeah, without a doubt,” Bradley said. “I think for our team where we’re at, we needed to go through that. I think it’ll be great lessons for us.”

8 Responses to “Jags Prepared For “Attitude?””

  1. PRBucFan Says:

    You sure he wasn’t talking about the attitude his players should have in approaching the joint practice?

  2. Bucsfansince89 Says:

    Yo did Koetter just video bomb his interview??? lmao!!!

  3. Bucsfansince89 Says:

    Mike Smith in the Background too. lol

  4. DB55 Says:

    Sounds to me like our Def kicked his offense in the guts.

  5. BigMacAttack Says:

    I hope it’s a sign of things to come. I want to see this defense punch the whole NFL in the mouth. Beastmode

  6. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I think this is much ado about nothing. It seems like these joint practices always involve a brawl of some sort. I think he was just trying to avoid that with his team by laying down the law before practice even started. I don’t think it was because of some preconceived notion that the bucs are looking for a fight, or have a bad attitude. Just my opinion.

  7. Lunchbox Says:

    I do believe word is going to spread about our team, ladies and gents. Forget about the media, I’m talking about the players. The other teams. They are going to see each and every team we go against get punched squarely in the mouth. Say what you will about Licht’s track record in free agency, I think Robert Ayers will go down as one of our most impactful free agent signings since the Super Bowl days. He has brought a new attitude to our defense, reminding everyone what the Bucs have historically been known for. Run on us? No. Pass on us? I don’t think so. Score on us? No way in hell. Ayers is gonna be the catalyst for the resurgence to the rightful place of our Buccaneer defense, to rival the old days, and I couldn’t be happier. To the Bucs defense: don’t beat ’em, kick their a**.

  8. NJ BucFan Says:

    How do you even read that as Gus talking about the Bucs?

    Why would he reference talking to his players about poise the past few days if he were talking about the Bucs having an attitude and hitting after the whistle?

    Clearly he thought his own team needed to clean it up and stop hitting after the whistle. Maybe he thought the Bucs were doing it too but nothing in the quote suggests anything in regard to the Bucs.