Arians Says Live Tackling Will Return To Training Camp

July 25th, 2019

Get excited, Bucs fans.

For too many years and at least through the last two coaching regimes, live tackling, aka real football, disappeared from Buccaneers training camp.

In the mind of new head coach Bucco Bruce Arians, that’s over. Today at One Buc Palace, Arians said some players won’t be hit or tackled in camp, but there will be hitting.

That’s how you learn how to tackle, says Arians.

Joe has long felt that the risks associated with tackling in practice are not enough to supersede the benefit of live tackling — especially for a team that needs to win early to change its culture and avoid an early hole from too many road games. Hopefully, Arians knows how to manage that balance; he certainly has done it before.

If nothing else, it’s great for the fans who will be out there in the late-afternoon swelter watching camp.

14 Responses to “Arians Says Live Tackling Will Return To Training Camp”

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    mental toughness!!!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  2. TOM Says:

    Hit em again. Hit em again. Harder. Harder.

  3. #1bucsfan Says:

    Finally this isn’t powder puff ball. I love what Bruce is doing. Having them practice at the hottest point of the day an hard hitting no more sissy stuff GO BUCS #endthedrought

  4. Buccaroo Says:

    Well he does run the risk of more TC injuries but like BA like to say,

    “No risk it, No biscuit”

  5. Bucnjim Says:

    It takes the body time to get used to the physical contact again. Worst thing you can do in any sport is go half speed especially for NFL players. That is when injuries happen. Best to strengthen muscles for maximum usage instead of 50%.

  6. WestChap Says:

    “That’s how you learn how to tackle, says Arians.”

    Really? How exactly did it not occur to prior staffs to try practicing tackling. We’ve been so-so ever since the Brooks-Lynch-Sapp days. I have so many images of the mighty Kwon whiffing on tackles that I still have nightmares… only recently cured by watching Devin White tape at LSU (yes, I know he can over pursue every now and then). These articles are both encouraging (looking forward) and really frustrating (looking back).

  7. Mike Johnson Says:

    We shall see. Harder practices will either make these Bucs a better team or an injury plagued team. Lets hope for the former.

  8. 813bucboi Says:

    read yesterday that the denver HC has the team practices in tight game like uni’s to prevent defenders from getting in the bad habit of grabbing the baggy practice jerseys which translates on gamedays…..

    smart move by him….

    he also mentioned live tackling and no music just like BA….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  9. stpetebucsfan Says:

    There is some innovation in this area. Some teams are tackling but practice very carefully learning how to tackle as safely as possible. They have very effective technique drills that don’t pound the body but eventually you just gotta get out there and bust butt.

  10. Bucnjim Says:

    Mike Johnson,
    This team has literally been a walk in clinic the past for the past five years or more. Some of it has to do with drafting mentally and physically weak players but there is also bad luck and poor training as well.

  11. JimmyJack Says:

    What a joke that the team didn’t tackle in practice. Tackling may very well be the most important element of football.

    I bet our blocking in practice wasn’t done properly either.

    The downfall of our season was poor tackling too. Our turning point was getting embarrassed by Pittsburg at home. We win that game with good tackling. Tackling literally sunk our season………This is why I say our team was not prepared on Sundays. This article is the proof.

    Now we are going to be blocking and tackling and it will show with solid performances. No more embarrassing half time blowouts.

    We win more games this year without question. How many? Who knows.

    My guess 11-5

  12. BucEmUp Says:

    Where are all of the skeptical crybabies? You know, the “real fans” , the positive flames are getting a little high over here!!!!!

  13. Clw JB Says:

    It made me ill to watch camp practices with zero tackling…even more to then watch missed tackles, poor technique, and a complete lack of effort (Grimes) in the reg season

    Blocking and tackling is what this game is all about

    You don’t get better unless you do it, every play, every day

  14. Rob Tanner Says:

    With the tackling we had last season, it felt like we were watching Billy Graham. Made everyone watching stand up and yell “Jesus Christ” when we were on defense.

    Make sure to tip your waitress or waiter on the way out, thank you, thank you.