Arians: “We’re Going To Be The Best In The Last Five Or Two” Minutes

August 17th, 2019

The sweet smell of victory was wafting through the Buccaneers’ locker room last night after one long preseason game played hard to the final seconds.

With roughly 30 seconds left, the Bucs offense behind Ryan Griffin and Tanner Hudson battled against Dolphins camp meat and set up Matt Gay for a winning 48-yard field goal.

Bucco Bruce Arians took note in his victory speech in the locker room, delivered by the official Buccaneers video below.

“We do those mock situations for a reason,” Arians tells the team.

“We know we can win games. They’re scheduled for 60 [bleeped out] minutes for the reason, because we’re going to be the best in the last five or two [minutes]. Whatever it takes to win. That was a great example of it. It’s a team game, all three phases. Great job.”

High expectations. Refreshing.

Lots of bleeped out words in the video. What a shame. Regardless, it’s good for the Bucs to get some love here from Arians. It’ll balance out what happens when (if?) they lose.

42 Responses to “Arians: “We’re Going To Be The Best In The Last Five Or Two” Minutes”

  1. JimmyJack Says:

    Just do your job Bruce and have us prepared. This offense can move the freaking ball however you need it.

    All’s you gotta do is have them prepared. Our last regime did not have them prepared and what happened is we ran out of time on several occasions. Errors like those are almost unforgivable yet they repeatedly happened……..Because of it we list games which meant we built no confidence and that we gained no momentum on the season.

    Just get us properly prepared and this offense will execute a 2-1 minute offense…………Great job last Night with 32 seconds and kudos to Byron. Keep up the good work!!!

    GO BUCS!!!

    Dang it winning feels good!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Am I the only one who think Blane Gabbert should be cut and Ryan griff back up Jameis?

  3. tmaxcon Says:


    Excuse me… winning feels good…. is it that bad in bucland where a meaningless week 2 pre season that was played by players who will be selling insurance and driving for fedex in a few weeks that exciting that it convinces you this team is set and winning feels good. damn dude. raise your standards… BA is 0-0 and the head coach of the worst o line in the entire league….

  4. rhenry Says:

    Devin White is gonna own that locker room before long. So glad McCoy is out of here.

  5. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I agree that Ryan Griffin has shown enough to earn the back up QB spot to Winston. He hasn’t taken a snap in a regular season game but is that his fault. He has earned the right to have that opportunity. It would be cool to see how he would play with the starters.

  6. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Anonymous- No you are not. Gabbert may be sticking around to help teach the offense

  7. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    With a field goal kicker like Gay, Arians is right !

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I hate to throw a wet blanket on last night…..but it was a mixed bag & I’m usually more positive.

    We gave up 3 at the end of the 1st half……our D folded…..and we gave up 6 plus a 2 point play very late in the fourth quarter to give up the lead.

    Yes….we ended up winning and that was good…..but our play late in the half & late in the game was mixed.

  9. JimmyJack Says:

    Alan great point. Off field value might be most important sometimes.

  10. Buccaroo Says:

    Our defense gave up 2 fg’s, a TD, and a 2pt conversion. That’s pretty good. Our starting 2 QB’s did virtually nothing and we won 16 -14.

    For the Debbie Downers, our defense saved our bacon.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We also had a bit of strange playcalling….I’ll chalk it up to trying to work on things during preseason……3 straight runs inside the 10……for example.

  12. Ben Says:

    Am I the only one who feels like B. Gabbert should be cut and Winston should be the back up to Ryan Griffin

  13. ModHairKen Says:

    Team results in preseason do not matter. What counts is seeing players in particular situations and whether they hustle and improve.

    Gabbert is not good.

  14. Buc4evr Says:

    Agreed, RG4 is the man. Gabbert not so much….

  15. ncbucsfan Says:


    YES!!!!!! You are!

  16. DEFF JEFF Says:

    Wouldn’t be a bucs preseason if we weren’t debating who the back up quarterback should be would it

  17. BucEmUp Says:

    Gabbert and ELLINGTON are not up to par in my opinion but Im loving this coaching!

    Im still a bit worried with the playcalling but I will reserce judgement until next week at the earliest. Regular season leftwhich needs to be on his ganme and Arians beyyer have that headset turnt up!!!!!!!!!

  18. BucEmUp Says:

    Next week should be the first week we see actual game planning and our starters in action against what should be one of the leagues better teams. Im excited!

  19. Anonymous Says:

    They’re not going to show the rest of the teams what they may do in the red zone! So, I thought the play calling was great!

  20. Matt Says:

    Ryan has earned that job he’s got seniority and he’s simply better and cheaper !!!! Imo we have no reason to find a different backup on this roster than anyone else but himself this season. Winston gets hurt he’s the answer and I’m okay with that . Maybe not long term but for the season sure no doubt. I trust this guy with our playbook. He’s not that bad honestly . He just has to stay confident and moving inside the pocket. His awareness is his weakness he folds inside as a QB though his arm and talented IQ is off the charts I think . He does good things every preseason .

  21. Clw JB Says:

    Gabbert should have been let go at half-time last night, he is HORRIBLE!!!!!!

    How he is on an NFL roster is baffling

    No doubt Griffin should be the back-up, he looks like a young Brees, the guy is money

  22. Magadude Says:

    OMG. Really: “We do those mock situations for a reason.”

    And if YOUR 3rd string QB went three and out and YOU have another (unimportant) pre-season loss, what do you say? If the K you and JL drafted pushed it right, what do you say after THAT 57 minutes before? The self-bravado is sickening.

    BA–so the first two to three scripted minutes look good. Congrats! That is what Winston has been good at from his first year. And congrats: last night the LAST minute looked good. Kudos to Matt Gay and Thank God for you and Jason he got it, right?

    Now, the first 59 minutes, including the opening drive, look like a whole lot of LAST preseason. Last 10 years. Good drive, maybe a TD, maybe not…but moving the ball. Oh, yes, the RBs have some plays. Woo Hoo…let’s rejoice. So let’s talk about the last 58 minutes. What have YOU done, BA? You were ready to cut 30 a few days ago. WTF? Do your superior coaching awaken them all? Did you make a fourth trip outside that golf cart during practice that rocked the world?

    So let’s see what your team can do in Game 3. Do you have the stones to leave Winston in for the first half to see how he responds to the dynamics of the game as it progresses over scripts? Can you reveal to knowing fans how Arians plans to play a game in Tampa…if you can get out of the golfcart.

    So, what I saw last night is crappy TEAM effort that’s on BA and JL with some individual players workng their butts off to make the team. And BA saying this crap at the end. I know this wasn’t game planned…but what did HE do to make this work. Thank God he has Griffin in as the QB to do it. Does anything think his man, Gabbert, would have that? QB whisperer my azz.

  23. Dewey Selmon Says:

    And just to think Gabbert was good enough to beatout Kap.

  24. BA FAN Says:

    They need to watch the film from the Browns trouncing the Redskins and start getting our starters ready for a battle royal next Friday night. I have been watching other preseason games and the Browns are loaded with top talent and they have a HC who was mentored by BA and they are well coached and they will definitely make the playoffs this year. We need to measure ourselves against them. Jameis will need to follow all the great coaching he has been getting and be a leader to our Offense. We will need our Defense to blitz and make the Browns’ Rookie QB scared because he has tons of self confidence and now is playing like a Veteran already. They are undefeated. The best possible challenge.

  25. Magadude Says:

    Yes, the D, on various strings, made some plays. But this was Miami. It was pretty clear as I sat there in my seat watching bad football (yes, I know, that is expected with preseason) that we could very well have the two worst teams in the NFL before us. And it only cost two of us $722.50 (including parking). What would BA have said had they lost is ONE question I’d love him to answer.

    On a bright note: We are used to seeing other teams go down the field and score on us in the last few seconds. Bad D, late Winston INT, etc. So it was nice to have a chance to realistically knock a FG in at the end. After his 3 Aug practice, I knew he was the guy. Met all the tests.

  26. Magadude Says:

    Ben…this is an AFU case of another HC coming in and using his guys. Doesn’t always work. Griffin > Gabbert. No question.

  27. Magadude Says:

    I see McKown ended his retirment to sign with the Eagles for $2M. Awesome for both parties. And we’re stuck with a guy who is one grab away from a year off and maybe starting his baseball career, a continuing to fail 1st round pick, and guy who hase never taken a snap because of the dysfunctional upper management that made the first two clowns happen.

  28. Magadude Says:

    BucEmup: “Gabbert and ELLINGTON are not up to par in my opinion but Im loving this coaching! Im still a bit worried with the playcalling….”

    Jees, just say it…this is ALL Arians. Who is behind all of that? The freaking QB whisperer. Yeah, let’s add Gabbert to Winston. And who hired him? And who got a five year extension? Makes me want to puke.

  29. JP_09 Says:

    Lol @ this guy ^^^ What a cu*k. You sound like the left when DT was elected. You should change your name to WhinneyLittleBit$hDude. Or better yet just quit watching/following the Bucs

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    What in the world did he say at the beginning of the video – is he speaking spanish or something? I rewatched that a few times and couldn’t figure it out.

  31. TiredOfLosingGoBucs Says:

    ^^^^^ i would expect a little more f&@$(ng noise when you when!!!

  32. Mike Johnson Says:

    LMAO here. Win within the last few Minutes? Thats..what they all say bro!!!

  33. Sport Says:

    Maga – you have some serious anger issues. I noticed louden is gone, I think we have a name change here….the next one should be Baker Act.

    Hopefully you get it all out blogging and treat yourself and others well in the real world.

    In BA I Trust!

  34. RODNEY ALLEN Says:

    D@mn tmax just STFU n take ur own advice n wait till week 8 to talk sh!t n b!tch n complain about how horrible we will be. See what happens! I get it weve sucked for a long time. Its hard to imagine us good but d@mn wait till it proved right or wrong. Its getting so old 🤦‍♂️

  35. BucsFan727 Says:

    Tmax the troll attacking fans. You must be hating it inside that my beloved Bucs won. Boohoo.

  36. BucsFan727 Says:

    Really your butt hurt over McClown. For what we have a future Hall of Fame QB in Jamies Winston. And if your referring to the money hungry Uber driver. Ya she went for some money after saying it wasn’t about the money. Im sure she new there was no statue of limitation on those types of cases in Airazonia. Uber app randomly pics drivers but some how she made it back to pick Future Hall of Fame Quarterback Jamies Winston with out Uber knowing. Hmmmmmm. Im sure she’s spent it all on a wardrobe. Broke. But atleast shes not a maniac like some so called fans. Troll max is another maniac that loves to be depressed. And we all know misery loves company but your never going to be happy. If sports makes you that depressed then just stop. O but you cant because you like the misery. Im betting if we do good those same negative trolls will still be negitive. Even if we when the superbowl they will bitch ” You didnt do it right.”. STFU

  37. Colonel_mp Says:

    Seriously, my services for being copy editor are super cheap. Just send me the article first for approval. No money needs to exchange. Just want to be first to read, and make sure it is free of mistakes.

  38. ChipBuc Says:

    All knowing Magadude. We should all stop posting because he is all knowing. Lets call this site JoeBucFanMagadude already Like i said before Magadude just because you say it, it doesn’t make it true. Just saying.

  39. WestChap Says:

    I went to 2 TC sessions and saw Gabbert killing it while JW was struggling. I didn’t type at the time as I need to give the Jameis hate a rest… but I seriously thought that Gabbert was going to start some games this year. He was the best QB on the field both days. Well… I guess he’s a practice-only kind of guy as he hasn’t looked good enough to carry JW’s helmet these last 2 games.

  40. TOM Says:

    If BA is truly serious about keeping the best 53, then Griffin, Hudson & Dare should be there.

  41. Magadude Says:

    Surrogate Pseudo to Pseudo to Pseudo to Pseudo. Can’t hide.

  42. Phil Says:

    Tanner Hudson better be on the final roster.