Arians Says Hurricane Dorian Could Screw Up Waiver/Free Agent Signings

August 30th, 2019

Hurricane Dorian is definitely on Bucco Bruce Arians’ radar and he talked about it after tonight’s preseason finale in Dallas.

First, rather than practice Monday and have a typical Tuesday day off during a game week, Arians told the Buccaneers Radio Network the Bucs will be off Monday and will practice Tuesday up until opening day against the 49ers on Sunday, Sept. 8.

Arians said he and general manager Jason Licht are likely to pounce on cuts and waiver claims over the weekend, but Arians said the storm could screw things up because of transportation issues. “Claiming people and getting people there [to practice] could be a problem,” he said.

Joe wonders whether the weather could affect the Bucs’ decision to claim a player they were thinking of using immediately.

If a player, say in Minnesota, is awarded to them Monday on waivers and he can’t get to Tampa quickly, or to whatever city the Bucs relocate to for practice, then his value is diminished. And then Week 2 for the Bucs is a short turnaround, Thursday Night Football in Charlotte, which means little practice time that week.

Messy and scary times.

5 Responses to “Arians Says Hurricane Dorian Could Screw Up Waiver/Free Agent Signings”

  1. Jeffbuc Says:

    If a guy is good enough to help your team in week one without ever playing an offseason snap for you. He will be good enough three days later when he can arrive at your facility. That is just some overthinking at its best. He could help us week one if he get here on Monday. But if it is Wednesday when he gets here we will pass. Because those two days are crucial in a 17 week season. I know he can help us but he would be at a two day disadvantage so we will go with the lesser player with two more days of practice. Good thing you don’t build the roster.
    C’mon, Man. Coaches believe in the importance of preparation. Say an offensive lineman isn’t available until Thursday and the Bucs want him to be their backup center/guard, well, they might have second thoughts. And then Week 2 is limited practice. That might change the team’s perspective when weighing whether to keep a current guy who knows the system until Week 3 and then see who’s on the street. It’s not that complicated. Not talking about starters here.–Joe

  2. Jeffbuc Says:

    And we won 3 games this preseason in 4 games. Only two less than we won in the last two 16 game seasons. It’s that bad for bucs fans where I am actually happy about winning three meaningless games. That really actually mean nothing except for a can’t stop smiling grin on my face. Forgot how fun it is to win three games in a row. Meaningless or not it is still a good feeling. And watching the game Smith I think he was 43 he stood out tonight he was all over the field. And he actually ran down the receiver down the sideline on the long touchdown. Just couldn’t get him out of bounds. I bet he makes are practice squad. If I saw him flash a lot so did 31 other gms.

  3. philips Says:

    stupid post but jason is stupider
    Arians is the one who said this on live radio, not Joe.–Joe

  4. Sport Says:

    The GM has to.worry about the Entire Organization. Operations, safety protocols etc. Of course its on his mind and will have an impact. I’ll take this blog post over offseason drivel (not a knock on Joe, you guys rock! More so on the excruciatingly long offseason and that you guys still sprinkle nuggets of Bucs fodder, when there is literally no news whatsoever)

    On that note, I challenge anyone whining about Joes musings to do better in shear content creation and corresponding robust comment board. I may not always agree, but in large part, that’s the whole point.

    In BA I Trust!

  5. Bruce's Biscuit Says:

    sucks that there are so many haters on this site….Joe(s), you do a great job. Thanks for the updates and the info.