“64 Mental Errors, We’ve Never Had More Than 32”

August 2nd, 2019

Bucco Bruce Arians likes what he sees from his team, he said tonight, but he also emphasized that he’s got a close eye on their inconsistency in training camp.

Bucs fans know that the most consistent thing about the Bucs since the 2010 season has been their inconsistency. It’s been eye-opening. Even the 9-7 season of 2016 featured a 3-5 start and some truly horrid defensive performances by the same team that finished the campaign as the best third-down defense in the NFL.

The Bucs started 6-4 in 2012, and then they were 6-9 entering the season finale. In 2011, a 4-2 start with wins against good teams turned into a losing parade of 10 in a row. Lovie Smith appeared to right the ship in 2015, but then his club lost four straight to close the season and he was fired.

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston? The dude hasn’t freakin’ won a road game since 2016. Now that’s consistency!

After training camp practice tonight, Arians talked about seeing “64 mental errors” on his famous accountability sheet after Thursday’s practice. “We’ve never had more than 32,” Arians said in disbelief. But yes, the Bucs were much better tonight and Arians said Thursday might be the result of a bad adjustment to a night practice following a day off.

But as Arians said, it just doesn’t matter. When your bell rings, you have to answer it, morning, afternoon or night.

Arians added he wants to see how the team focuses with an 8 a.m practice next week.

Joe just wants to see consistency. That would be a real sign of culture change.

8 Responses to ““64 Mental Errors, We’ve Never Had More Than 32””

  1. Sport Says:

    Accountability. Coaching on every snap. BA is doing his part. This rookie class is gonna hell to deal with for.years to come because of it.

    In BA I Trust!

  2. Swampbuc Says:

    The fact that he is counting mental errors and plans on doing something about it is huge.

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    Agree totally Joe on the consistency issue. Bucs have consistently beat ourselves with mental mistakes (penalties? etc) & some lazy technique (poor tackling? etc). IMO that all comes back to leadership and accountability. Having leaders on the field, like Sapp-Brooks-Lynch, who set the standard for performance AND held teammates accountable is a critical element that we’ve been missing for too many years now. I looks like our Bucs are returning to our roots, at least on defense. Still not sure I’m seeing the same thing on the offensive side of the ball, but time will tell.

  4. Bird Says:

    No road wins since 2016 is not something you want on your resume

    That streak will end this year.
    This defense is gonna be much better.
    Just to many weapons at receiver/ tight end

  5. Jeff Says:

    Dirk would just work through the kinks in game day. Glad to see that loser approach is finished.

  6. TOM Says:

    BA, enough with the petty excuses. Adjusting to a night practice after a day off. Give me a break. Just say they sucked & move on. No excuses. No road game wins since 2016. The streak will end. You think?

  7. Bucsfan951 Says:

    @bird. They’ve had a couple of road wins since then…

  8. BucsFan727 Says:

    NO game last game of 2017 was a win for Winston.