“Your Give-A-Sh*T Meter Better Be Real High If You’re Going To Make Our Team”

March 1st, 2019

Joe has noticed a trend from new head coach Bucco Bruce Arians.

If you ask Arians (or get him talking about) effort, then he typically busts out the foul language, one of his many trademarks.

That happened when Arians was introduced at One Buc Palace and Joe asked him how he handles seeing. That was fun.

During one of his many media chats at the NFL Scouting Combine this week, Arians again got talking about effort and he got feisty.

“Your give-a-shit meter better be real high if you’re going to make our team.” Arians said.

Joe’s going to go out on a limb and say effort is a huge hot button for Arians and bad effort won’t be tolerated for a second. That hasn’t been the case around here since Commander Schiano was patrolling the sidelines. Hallelujah!

Asked about players worried about keeping their job, Schiano said that’s critical in any industry and “every player should have that fear.”

20 Responses to ““Your Give-A-Sh*T Meter Better Be Real High If You’re Going To Make Our Team””

  1. Bruce Blahak Says:

    So, McCoy and djax are gone…their sh*t meter is low

  2. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    All praise the sh*t meter!

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    If true, will he be able to field a team on Sunday’s????????? Or like the “real” fans have been saying, that to succeed, the roster will need major turnover!!!!!!!!!!!!! The “real” question is, if the local media think and say that he is a “meany” by having a standard of working hard!!!!!!!!!

    The 2019 season will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Buc believer Says:

    @Bruce Blahak… you beat me to it bro… Mesean and Batman are GONE! No more showing up in training camp with your bathrobe (see GMC) and smiling and laughing your way thru… and no more pouting on the sidelines (see Mehax) if your QB isn’t throwing you the damn ball.

  5. OneBuc55 Says:

    Effort has been a big problem for a while around these parts going back as far as Shianos last year here…Guys like Jameis, ME13, Hump and only a handful of other players are definitely high effort guys… everyone else leaves a lot to be desired…

    Enter in BA’s “coach’em hard, hug’em later” coaching style…This is what this team has been missing for a long time… especially being such a young team… pressure bust pipes, but it also makes diamonds…

  6. Darin Says:

    You guys are pointing out McCoy over DSmith? Your effort meter readers must be malfunctioning. These comments by Bruce are what lead me to believe smith isnt coming back. We shall find out soon.

  7. Stanglassman Says:

    He’s referring to the ‘accountability board’ that every player who screws up goes up on. You jump off sides your on the board. You miss an assignment your on the board. Etc. . You get in the board too much and you’re off the team.

  8. DooshLaRue Says:

    By chance does Bucco Bruce have a little dog named Turd?

    J-McKay 2.0

    I freakin love it!!

  9. D-Rome Says:

    Quotes always sound so wonderful during the winter.

  10. Pickgrin Says:

    This is why the Buccaneers needed a coach like Arians. To substantially raise the “give a sh!t” meter…..

  11. Bucnjim Says:

    With the amount of quitting (by players and coaches) for the last decade it’s time to adjust that give a Sh!t meter to high and get rid of any player who’s been part of the quitting culture.

  12. Hodad Says:

    He won’t be the first coach who thought they could get our lovable losers to play like they give a sh#t. Usually turns into they play like sh#t.

  13. 813bucboi Says:


    wrong again as usual!!!!!!!!

    there will be no massive turnover…..

    players on this roster will finally be developed and put in position to succeed…..

    BA has yet again exposed dirk and smitty….instead of tolerating “loafers” players will be held to a higher standard and they will be held accountable…..something that never exists under dirk…..

    now go finish proof reading smitty diary’s!!!!!!!….


  14. Bucsfanman Says:

    Good ‘ol accountability! Get ’em coach!

  15. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Anyone who refers to fans as “real” and some as “sheep” is a f*cking asshole IMO


    GO BUCS!

  16. Bucsfanman Says:

    Lord C.- It’s definitely a baaaahaaaaaad look! LOL!

  17. SOEbuc Says:

    This sounds like TC and developing the roster. I think Jameis’ and Mike Evans’ and others jobs are safe at the moment without having to “Give a sh!t”

  18. Rob Says:

    Good thing the fans don’t have a give a $hit meter or the players would be in an empty stadium, except for the 30,000 fans of the opposing team. Go Bucs!

  19. firethecannons Says:

    Donovan Smith and Benenenoch are real low on the give a sh*t meter Look forward to BA getting those two turds tuned up! Smith caused Jameis to get seriously tackled by drug addict Randy Gregory. Lack of motor/motivation!

  20. Ruggyup Says:

    That is NOT foul language, it’s fundamental locker and meeting room speak. Those who don’t understand and perform should be given quick help cleaning out their lockers.