Arians: Get Rid Of The Offensive Line Drills

February 28th, 2019

Bucco Bruce Arians says he’s loving being back in the head coach routine and that includes the whole NFL Scouting Combine process he’s involved in now.

However, there is is something he doesn’t like. The offensive line drills you’ll see on television, part of the underwear olympics you’ll see televised for the biggest men in the game.

“Put some shoulder pads on them and let them do what they really do,” Arians told PFT PM when asked what he’d like to eliminate from the combine. “You see athleticism; I don’t judge the players [here]. Guys will catch your eye. They ran a 4.3. Turn the tape on and they run. Then there’s a guy who ran 4.5 but he plays 4.3, you know. Believe what the tape shows you. This can confirm some things. He might be stiff. He might not be stiff. So you can see the athletic part of it that might go with the tape.

“I enjoy the interview part; I don’t ask many questions. I try to figure out who coached him, who’s his agent, and how he coached him, then throw the question out that’s going to blow his mind and see if he sweats.”

Arians said that kind of all-angles questioning can reveal whether players think on their feet well versus just being “robots” that won’t be able to adjust when necessary.

Speaking of offensive line, Arians also noted that his offense is loaded and all offensive assistants told him they are good with the talent they have to work with right now.

7 Responses to “Arians: Get Rid Of The Offensive Line Drills”

  1. RawDog Says:

    Hope they aren’t okay with the O-Line talent they have to work with right now. Could use some upgrades…

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Title: ‘Arians: Get Rid Of The Offensive Line Drills”.
    Photo: Bucs OLine

    BA’s quote: ZERO to do with getting rid of OLine drills at Bucs’ practices. Perhaps a LITTLE misleading Joe?

  3. BucNole Says:

    Seriously dude. . . do you get butt hurt over everything???

  4. 813bucboi Says:

    i agree with BA….

    no one wants to see a linemen run the 40…lol…


  5. El_Buc941 Says:

    @Defense rules I thought the same thing brother.i thought,man if DJax convinced Arians he doesn’t need to go 100 during practice maybe Arians thinks the same for the OLine and he’s going to drop some routine practice drills. But nope…Joe strikes again.

  6. Owlykat Says:

    If BA’s Assistants tell him he has all the talent he needs right now on the OL and he tells Licht we don’t need any OL upgrades in the draft or in Free Agency then BA needs better OL Assistants. Now if they can take Benenoch and make him replace D. Smith and avoid all the sacks, pressures, and drive ending penalties that are routine for D. Smith and they can save the $14 million we need to fix the back end of our defense by hiring Honey Badger and Claiborne, then I will withdraw my reservations and applaud his MAJICK OL Assistants.

  7. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:


    You should spell magic like this. When you throw a “K” into the word, you are delving into the occult.

    But maybe you already know that. Is this why you have the “owl” in your name? More satanic symbolism.