Just About Everything Bruce Arians Said On SiriusXM NFL Radio

August 7th, 2019

Yes, Bucco Bruce Arians dropped a few high-octane nuggets earlier today on the SiriusXM NFL Radio, whose training camp tour made its way to Tampa.

*Asked if he has regretted returning to coaching at any point, “Not really. This has been probably the most exciting training camp I’ve been in in a long time. You know, you kind of get in that grind for all those years and you realize what you missed.”

*Asked to name his greatest challenge since arriving in Tampa: “This has been easy. These guys work. I mean, from Day 1 in the offseason all the way through every single practice. We’ve actually scrimmaged and tackled twice. Something I’ve never done in camp, just because when I watched film I didn’t see a very good tackling team. We had to make that move. And the guys bought in.”

*On Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback: Arians said Jameis has practiced as well as any quarterback he’s been around the last three practices. “Spot on reads. Spot on accuracy. Deep ball. Everything you want in your quarterback in the last three practices, he’s been it. It takes a little time in this offense. It’s not an easy one to get.”

*Arians reiterated that Jameis is a workaholic and is at One Buc before the head coach gets out of bed.

*Arians says taking things to heart is a big trait he loves that Jameis has. Arians implies Jameis believes he got his past head coaches fired.

*The 49ers have “a great young defense,” Arians said.

*Chris Godwin is a “dirty work” receiver who blocks and can play over the middle but also can play outside. Arians says Godwin is unique because of that and Arians refers to him as a Larry Fitzgerald type.

*Vita Vea’s knee health is unclear, as he said at his news conference.

*Arians says he believes offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich will be a head coach in the NFL and this Bucs staff is among the very best in the NFL.

*”Join in” if you want to make the playoffs, Arians says he has told players, keep doing what you’re doing and you’ll go 5-11.

*Arians says fighting is never an option or acceptable practice and won’t be in the joint practice with the Dolphins next week.

*Building depth on both sides of the line of scrimmage is a major focus, Arians said.

*Arians says of Bucs receiver depth, the team has guys fighting for practice squad spots who would have made any team he has coached previously.

*The skills of Vernon Hargreaves and Carlton Davis fit the Bucs defense perfectly, Arians said.

16 Responses to “Just About Everything Bruce Arians Said On SiriusXM NFL Radio”

  1. JGhoti86 Says:

    That was pretty incredible to read. Thank you for that.

  2. Steve in Mad Beach Says:

    So apparently everything is about perfect, nothing to see here, we’re supposed to smell the roses from the out house!

  3. JGhoti86 Says:

    Something’s different this year. And in a very good way. I can feel it. That Jordan Whitehead interview y’all did a few days ago really stood out to me. The last coaching staff (and Dirk is a great person) did not know how to fix the issues. The players didn’t buy in. The players are believing that this coaching staff knows how and is currently in the process of actually doing so. They have bought in and believe the coaching staff knows how to FIX this team and get them to the playoffs. It’s so obvious. If you haven’t realized that yet, you might not ever.

    p.s. in saying that, only the Bucs, to lose Vea, JPP and David currently, only arguably your three best defensive players. Hoping Vea is ok and David is indeed ready for he regular season.

  4. Buc believer Says:

    Dude must be Native American he blows so much smoke up peoples arse..

  5. Swampbuc Says:

    I am very happy to read these comments. Straight ahead stuff, and the confidence edge needed.

    Hopefully Vita’s injury is no more serious than a few weeks. That would really stink to lose him for a portion of the year — again.

  6. Buc4evr Says:

    Nice read, but I’ll believe it when I see it. I think the team has the right mindset but concerned about injuries and talent in a few key areas.

  7. westernbuc Says:

    It actually gives me hope that Jameis feels he got his coaches fired. It shows some humility and self reflection.

    Of course he didn’t help and his part shouldn’t be downplayed. The suspension was terrible, and his turnovers certainly cost some games, but let’s be real. Licht, The Glazers, and Mike Smith cost Koetter his job.

  8. July Joe Says:

    Arians LOVES him some Jameis Winston … because … he’s not an IDIOT who has been infected with “Jameis Winston Derangement Syndrome”.

  9. July Joe Says:

    Let’s really be real, Dirk Koetter cost Dirk Koetter his job.

  10. Crockett69 Says:

    Great Article Joe. Well reported.

  11. Jean Lafitte Says:

    TY Joe

  12. AMI_Chris Says:

    5-11 sounds about right.

  13. FortMyersDave Says:

    Good article. Perhaps some accountability from Bucco Bruce will help the Bucs avoid another 5-11. In retrospect, Koetter was a horrible coach and his staff besides his DL coach and Monken were simply sieves who went through the motions for a paycheck and the Glazers have to own that debacle and I will puke if I ever hear Ir@ say how much of a gentleman Mike Smith was again; if Smitty had any honor he would have resigned after the Bear game last year and if the Glazer lads had any sack whatsoever they would have forced Licht and Dirk to fire the guy after 2017! Perhaps Bucco Bruce and his coaching staff helps Licht and the Lads atone for their numerous mis-steps in the past 5 years…

  14. Cobraboy Says:

    Old School still works in the NFL.

    I like what I am hearing and have high hopes it translates to actual games.

    Seems the last staff wanted to be liked by the players. These guys don’t care as long as players do their jobs.

    Coaching matters.

  15. FanO’Bucs Says:

    Go Bucs!!

  16. kyle Says:

    16-0 superbowl baby!!!!