Get Ready To Hit

June 6th, 2019

On the third day, Roger Goodell created the first day to hit.

That’s essentially when the pads come on for the first time (permissible by the NFL-NFLPA pact that expires after the 2020 season). And by God, Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians plans to hit.

Today after the final practice of underwear football season, Arians was asked if he was going to allow players to hit early in training camp.

“Oh, yeah!” Arians said with a chuckle between drinks of water. “You can’t learn to tackle unless you tackle.”

It was refreshing to hear but not at all surprising to Joe. Remember, Arians is a Bear Bryant disciple. You know, the man behind Junction Boys.

For Arians, like Bryant, the idea of no hitting in practice when allowed is hateful and downright un-American.

17 Responses to “Get Ready To Hit”

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    hope the DB’s are still flying around once the pads come on….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  2. Stonedbuc Says:

    Apparently GMC favorite band is nickleback, it all makes sense now..

  3. Bucs fan from Philly Says:

    Can’t wait for the JBF minicamp updates later today

  4. Bruce Blahak Says:

    @stoned. Yeah, McSofty got all the gold and the Bucs got a nickle back

  5. AwShbucs Says:

    Dork and Smitty: “No tackling to the ground during practice!”

    Also Dork and Smitty: “Why are we so soft? And why are we missing so many tackles?”

  6. DB55 Says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else feel like BA hasn’t even started? To me it’s like nothing has started until the pads come on. All you’ve seen thus far is kids getting in shape and learning the playbook, as it should be but wtfdik.

    That’s why I thought it was funny when he said the secondary is all fixed now. Lol.

    We need a RT and a RG, a vet safety and CB and possibly another pro-bowl pass rusher, I’m growing impatient. I want to win dammit.

  7. K2 Says:

    Kendrick, Drake, Pusha T and of course Nickleback (one-tenth the cost of 50 cent and half of 10 Cent)

  8. NOSBOS Says:

    All I know is like St.Pete said on the last thread when you have speed you have speed. I give a s#%$ if it’s underwear or pads. What y’all expecting my young DBs to slower or something. Please.

  9. NOSBOS Says:

    I love all our guys but I see there is divide amongst poster. This training camp I’m on team DBs side. We fina get it to y’all @$$.

  10. NOSBOS Says:

    Just like we been doing.

  11. Barbosa Says:

    I will keep my eye on RoJo once the hitting starts. Will he man up this year? Or fade away?

  12. DB55 Says:


    Jeff Demps called and said whaaaaaaaas up, lol. Jk man busting chops

  13. 813bucboi Says:


    i agree….

    him and the right side of the oline…..

    GO BUCS!!!!

  14. JimmyJack Says:

    It would be nice to see some tackling around here.

    That Pittsburg game still haunts my dreams. Poor tackling lost us that one.

    My greatest hope is for Bruce to get this team producing on 3rd & 1. These are the biggest plays in football and we have lost over 90% of them for years on end…….No team has ever won a SB that was lousy on 3rd &1(go rewatch the AFC championship please)……It’s also something the 2001 Bucs were awful at. Gruden fixed it and we would not have won our SB without it.

    I will ultimately judge Bruce on 3rd & 1.

  15. NOSBOS Says:

    Save it 55,my young Silverhawks crawling all over our beloved WRs and y’all don’t like it. Which is crazy to me,you should be highly encouraged by this. Iron sharpen Iron.

  16. Billy_43 Says:


    And why are we constantly injured.

  17. Mike Johnson Says:

    Look for yet..more injuries. Just sayin….