How Physical Can The Bucs Be?

May 31st, 2019

One reason the Bucs haven’t been good the past two years (at least) is they haven’t been a very physical football team.

Too often, the Bucs either got worked on the line of scrimmage or couldn’t match an opponent’s physicality. The defense was so bad, a powderpuff team could have been more physical.

Will that change with Bucco Bruce Arians running the show?

Of course, we are in the middle of underwear football season and only the mandatory minicamp next week remains in underwear football season, plus the first few days of training camp. It’s hard to tell if a team can be physical if they can’t hit anyone.

Today, Arians was asked about physicality. He believes there are signs in underwear football that reveal a team is physical.

“That part’s really hard,” Arians said of determining how physical a team may be. “We talk about being smart, fast, and physical – the physical part will have to wait. You can only do so much in shorts. But, I like the attitude and what we’re practicing, and I see that transferring over to pads very, very [well].”

Of course, Arians is already raving that the secondary is already fixed. Color Joe less than sold. And Joe is still paranoid the Bucs will have little to no pass rush, which may make Arians’ proclamation for the secondary look bad.

Having a team that doesn’t get worked over by more physical teams could help compensate for holes in the roster.

28 Responses to “How Physical Can The Bucs Be?”

  1. AlteredEgo Says:

    It is entirely possible JPP returns sooner rather than later and that would be a huge break of good luck…a simple bone fracture if not displaced mends in 4-6 weeks…so far there has been no real medical commentary offering from JPP or the Bucs

  2. Skipper Says:

    From what I understand with Todd Bowles, there is other ways to pressure the QB besides the front four.

  3. SCBucsFan Says:

    Physical without discipline only leads to stupid penalties. You have to play hard but you have to play smart too.

  4. BucEmUp Says:

    JPP will start week 5 across from Nassib who about to break out. Suh and Vea are beyond solid and the Lb’s will actually blitz. The CORNERS will blitz. It’s called coaching, something this team has lacked for a very long time.

  5. James Walker Says:

    No one thought JPP would return after blowing off his hand. His neck is nothing compared to that. He will start week one.

  6. NOSBOS Says:

    No worries this team will be physical. Men have been giving they’re bodies up for BA for years. Why??? They simply believe in him and believe the man genuinely cares about them. This can be proven by simply asking him how many of his former players stay in communication with him. Ask him Joe. Pat Pete didn’t call him a genius to be nice. He honestly feels that way.

  7. NOSBOS Says:

    As for JPP,I’ve stated my belief on that situation. If JPP cool with playing in this 3/4. Folks he’ll be on the field week 1. Vets rather not participate in any camp stuff. They know how to be ready for the season because of they’re experience in the league.

  8. NOSBOS Says:

    I can’t confirn whether he’ll be a Buc next season or not. But JPP just fine people.

  9. Louis Says:

    Comparison : Bruce Arians power chess Dirk Koeter checkers
    Todd bowles MMA Mike Smith pillow fight

  10. NOSBOS Says:

    Y’all should make a point of reading the Bucs app notes from OTAs. The sentiment I’m getting is the defense is getting the better of what I’m sure will be an explosive offense next season.

  11. NOSBOS Says:

    “There was a lot of created pressure,It Came From All Over The Field”. This defense should be the last of y’all worries.

  12. AlteredEgo Says:

    Louis Says:
    May 31st, 2019 at 9:35 pm
    Comparison : Bruce Arians power chess Dirk Koeter checkers
    Todd bowles MMA Mike Smith pillow fight
    we’ll see of Koetter does against the Bucs defense twice this year…

  13. NOSBOS Says:

    “They were simulating pressure and breaking up passes all afternoon”. We secondary full of cover corner guys now and BA knows what it looks like when he see’s it. That’s why he told you this secondary is fixed now Joe.

  14. Jeffbuc Says:

    For all the 10 teams wanted McCoy chatter. He visited three teams and will make his decision this weekend. What happened to the 7 other teams.

  15. AlteredEgo Says:

    Jeffbuc Says:
    May 31st, 2019 at 9:45 pm
    For all the 10 teams wanted McCoy chatter. He visited three teams and will make his decision this weekend. What happened to the 7 other teams.
    McCoy only wanted contenders so that may explain why…that and there may have been teams he simply did not want to play for…are you insinuating the 10 teams is a made up PR number

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Perhaps BA will play one of Joe’s favorites….”Let’s get Physical” by Olivia Newton John at practices….

  17. Cobraboy Says:

    This is not Mike Smiths defense.

    The secondary will be better because they won’t be playing 10 yards off receivers and just begging the receivers to catch the ball.

    You can see that in underwear football.

    And in my world a 3-4 defense is very similar to the old 5-2’s we ran in high school, except the DE’s stand up. There are more linemen-type players close to the LoS than in the Bucs old soft 4-3’s. One reason many 3-4’s do well is because they have more and larger bodies at the LoS than a soft 4-3, and is harder to block. The key is the agility of the OLB’s. A Will Gholston can’t do it. A Spence or Nassid might.

  18. PriMech54 Says:

    Beautiful breakdown, @Cobra. Pound for pound, in terms of the 3 down linemen, the Bucs might have some of the biggest bodies in the league out of the teams that run a similar scheme. I liken the presence of Vea & Suh to play the roles of Dockett and Campbell when this staff arrived in AZ. Neither of those guys had huge sack numbers during those years, iicr, but that was their role. Couple that with a bulked up Gholston and Beau Allen and you certainly have the potential to be very physical at the LOS. And if these edge guys in Nassib, Spence, Barrett and JPP can play with high intensity, then it’s like you said, these corners will have PLENTY of opportunities to make a play on the ball as long as they disrupt the timing at the snap.

    I’m super excited to see some of these guys (VH3, Gholston, Spence, etc.) play in a proper scheme.

    While i’m at it, a sleeper that no one is giving much credit is Justin Evans. Probably one of the most athletic safeties in the NFL. I honestly believe that kid is going to have a breakout year.

  19. MadMax Says:

    Hah! “little to no pass rush” … my goodness. You just dont understand Devin White and the scheme Bowles will have in place to use his speed…we pretty much have the fastest LB in the game, but na, ignore that ….laughable.

  20. MadMax Says:

    my guess is gmc will get about 7-8 mill from some team….prolly baltimore.

  21. SenileSenior Says:

    Cobraboy says:

    “The key is the agility of the OLB’s. A Will Gholston can’t do it. A Spence or Nassib might.”

    All people have to do is go to the Bucs web site and note who are designated as OLB and who are designated DL.

    Gholston is DL. He has been asked to bulk up. I am guessing by 15 to 20 pounds

    What I did hear BA say is that in general he is asking the guys to find the weight that they feel comfortable playing at. Some will add weight and some may lose weight according to what is being expected of them this year.
    Go Bucs!!!

  22. Allbuccedup Says:

    Who’s going to line up next to Suh and Vea? Gholston. Time for a trade.

  23. rrsrq Says:

    Gholston, the rook Terry Buckner Jr., will have opportunities, not worried about the third end, because as long as they hit the weight room, you line up Gholston and Nassib or Johnson on that side, that’s a lot of length to get around.

  24. Cobraboy Says:

    The line will be Suh, Vea and Allen.

  25. TexBuc Says:

    My personal opinion is we will not allow over 70% pass completions this year especially by backup QB’s. With the addition of speed at ILB and secondary CAR and NO will find outside plays will not be as effective as years past.

  26. MadMax Says:

    Nassib and Nelson will show out, especially Nassib! Nelson will probably be our edge surprise in 2 years.

    Get well JPP! Rest that. If you can come back, great. If you cant, all good…great career Sir.

  27. Allbuccedup Says:

    Cobraboy what Allen or you talking about.

  28. BA FAN Says:

    Allbucedup, Cobraboy is talking about Beau Allen who right now is the backup NT, but he has gotten more muscle this year and wants to be a starter. Since GMC is gone and Allen can also play 3 technique look for him to start as a RDE. That will allow us to stop the run and make our other opponents one dimensional and let our OLBs come after them and also use blitzes and force some poor throws into our new DBackfield with plenty of playmakers to intercept and make short fields for Jameis.