Heading Indoors

August 31st, 2019

As of 11 p.m. last night, the Tampa Bay area was still very much in the Cone of Uncertainty as Hurricane Dorian strengthens in the Atlantic Ocean and barrels towards Florida’s east coast. Brevard County ordered a mandatory evacuation.

(Initial projections had Hurricane Dorian traveling right over Joe’s house. SOB!)

And while the storm appears to be taking a right turn as it hits Florida and then races up I-95 to sideswipe the east coast, anyone who has spent any time in Florida knows how unpredictable these damn things are.

And with the Bucs starting prep for Week 1 of the NFL season and hosting the 49ers a week from tomorrow at the Den of Depression, how the team handles this massive distraction seems unclear.

For the time being, Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians plans to keep the Bucs in town and simply move practices inside the Glazer Shed.

“I talk to 10 people, I’m getting 10 different things – Monday night, Tuesday, Wednesday,” Arians joked about trying to figure out the storm. “It’s just play it by ear and I don’t think it’s going to affect us in any way other than we’ll be practicing inside with a lot of noise and be ready to go.”

Two years ago when Hurricane Irma hit, Team Glazer graciously evacuated the team out of state so the Bucs and their immediate families could be safe.

If the Bucs decide to evacuate this year, Joe really hopes they head to Clemson and work out there so the front office can get a serious head start on scouting for the 2020 draft.

Maybe if the team trains at Clemson for a few days, the braintrust of the Bucs might have an epiphany and realize having a good running back won’t ruin a team.

14 Responses to “Heading Indoors”

  1. DB55 Says:

    That play would have been called back for holding. It’s not a hold but it’sabucslife

  2. Jack Says:

    We want swift not etienne. Have them go to Athens so BA can stay at home.

  3. adam from ny Says:

    cant rojo do that ???

  4. Buccaroo Says:

    Funny ..he never had to break a single tackle.

  5. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow, shocking, the NHC panicking people then saying “we lucked out this time”… Only happens like every year or two.

    Called it two days ago based on the huge wild swings of the models and what was blocking the northern turn, said the only place you need to worry about is if you’re in North Carolina. Now where does the Eurotrash model have it going? Into North Carolina…

    Amazing what you can learn from history and understanding how the models work and how the NHC pulls the same BS over and over again.

  6. Billy Bob Says:

    Hurricane models had it going over everyone’s house. The panic is worst than the hurricanes bite

  7. Oneilbucs Says:

    May God bless and keep yall in Jesus name!!!! I’m live in Houston and I remember how Harvy was so I will be praying for yall bro . Go bucs!!!

  8. orlbucfan Says:

    Number 1 Natural Law of Hurricanes: Unpredictable rules! Charley was a classic example. NHC cone starting to move away from the Tampa Bay area. Glad that most Floridians know this and prepare for the worse. Good luck to The Bahamas. East central FL still in the cone. 🙁 Go Bucs!!

  9. John Sinclear Says:

    Ignore the cone. Follow the track, closely. The cone was created by NHC to cover their butts after they called one wrong years ago. The track is not going to shift left or right by 200 miles in a 12 hour reporting period. Been following these things for 40 years +.

  10. Greg Says:

    Not just the NHC causing hysteria, local news has played a huge part in freaking everyone out. Right now the only people not overreacting are the military at MacDill, but most of that is the military waits until the last minute, then freaks out….

  11. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    I was in hurricane Charley when I was in 5th grade. We lived in port Charlotte and we only had a few hours to prepare. Completely destroyed our house with us in it. Nobody was hurt, but we lost everything. Scariest days of my life after that, with all the looters and no power.

  12. Mike Johnson Says:

    Stay safe Home State of Florida. I got relatives all over the state and cousins in Ft Pierce/Port St Lucie. Hunker down.

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    There’s nothing to hunker down for, the storm won’t get within 90 miles of FL.

    Now if you have friends in the Bahamas… well they’re about to be in for a bad couple of days.

    Also if you have friends on the outer banks in NC, they might want to start considering putting up the boards, then again it’s like 5+ days out, so it will still probably turn some more and even miss them.

    But it will be breezy. So if you’re scared for 15mph winds with 27mph gusts, then the next few days will be traumatising for you.

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    Mike Evans Goat – Charley is one of the biggest failures ever of the NHC. All the models had shifted the storm to come into the Port Charlotte area, you could look at simple weather map and see where the cold front was that was pushing it and know it was going to turn east prior to their forecast, but the NHC just kept pushing the idea that the Tampa Bay area was going to get nailed. In a very very rare show of balls even the local weather hacks started saying they didn’t believe the NHC and people down south needed to prepare quickly for what was coming.

    The NHC is a political office, they doom and gloom major population centers so they keep their name in the news to make sure their funding is safe. There is also the whole “better safe than sorry” angle to everything they do, where they will nudge storms into bigger population centers and then say, it’s better safe than sorry when they’re wrong. Problem with that is, once you do that 20 times over 40 peoples people stop believing them and you end up with Katrina where people didn’t leave because they thought they were being lied to once again. That’s why “better safe than sorry” doesn’t work. This storm, watching the models from early on, seeing the huge swings, knowing what was going to have to happen to keep it going into FL, it was an extremely low probability FL hurricane.