Grade The Head Coach

September 19th, 2019

It’s the weekly, 24-hour Bruce Arians Confidence Poll. Poll posted at 11:51 a.m. See last week’s results here.

29 Responses to “Grade The Head Coach”

  1. Fire the fans Says:

    The one jackwagon with little confidence lol what’s it like to be miserable all the time?

  2. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    shouldn’t no confidence be listed UNDER little confidence?

  3. DooshLaRue Says:

    Confident for the 2nd week in a row.
    I like him but I’m not sure I’m buying everything he’s saying about our QB.

    Todd Bowles, totally confident
    Byron Leftwich, little confidence

  4. D-Rome Says:

    The one jackwagon with little confidence lol what’s it like to be miserable all the time?

    It’s all the people that were “Totally Confident” with Dirk Koetter.

    I am totally confident with Bruce Arians. He holds his players accountable for bad play. He holds himself accountable for bad calls. What more could anyone possibly want at this point?

  5. Buchead407 Says:

    Confident in what? This week? This year?

  6. Buchead407 Says:

    I’m confident arians is a good coach. But I’m not so confident that we will make the playoffs this year

  7. Buddy Says:

    I’m confident that Grandpa Arians will use the excuse of being on the road for 6 weeks. Fun fact: the Bucs aren’t the only team in this situation, the Raiders have 6 weeks away also so NO EXCUSES BUCCO BRUCE.

  8. Iron Wombat Says:

    I’m assuming the 6 people that voted little/no confidence are Koetter die hards or still pining for Fitzmagic (or any Caucasian quarterback that might be available).

  9. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    VC for me

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    totally confident….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  11. DB55 Says:


    I like Arains social experiment.

    I’ve got little confidence in Bowles but complete confidence in Suh and LVD.

    No confidence in Leftwich or the special team co, whoever that is.

    Let’s just say Bowles is no Ron Rivera.

    Whoever looked at DW and said I gotta have that guy #5 overall inspires zero confidence, looking at you Licht.

  12. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Wow! What a difference between week 1 and 2. Winning is the best deodorant.

    I was confident after the 1st game and I am still confident.

    After the 49er’s, I saw a very good defense, an improved running game and special teams were improved.

    It was hard to win when there are two pick 6’s thrown but those were anomalies.

    After the very ugly Panther’s win, I saw coaches who correctly identified who the Panthers are this year. They had to shut down McCaffrey and make Cam beat us with his arm. Mission accomplished.

    Still not impressed with the offense but it should get better. They need to get Evans and OJ involved. JW is looking over coached to me, I would like to see him loosen up.

  13. RawDog Says:

    The team came out undisciplined & unprepared against the 49ers with penalties & turnovers. Arians was throwing other players under the bus to protect Jameis for taking blame on his interceptions. Arians tried to lose the game for the Bucs against the Panthers, but the players overcame that. That is why I voted ‘little confidence,’ not because I am salty about Koetter’s departure (I’m not), & not because I miss Fitzpatrick (absolutely not).

  14. Louis Friend Says:

    Grading Arians means grading his influence over Byron Leftwich and the performance of the offense, along with the effort and discipline shown by the team in going full out while eliminating penalties and mental errors. After the first 2 games the offense is still finding it’s legs and penalties remain an issue. Since it’s early and we don’t know how long it’ll take the offense to fully adjust:

    Arians can get no better than a “C” grade, or just average. When they consistently move the ball and cut down the mental mistakes it’ll be because of him ultimately – and his “A” grade with it.

  15. Buccernutter Says:

    I can honestly say I’m more confident under Bruce than I was Gruden.

  16. doctor_berto Says:

    Do one for Leftwich.

  17. BucemBruski Says:

    Iron Wombat with the worst statement I’ve heard since the last person who used the race card. Go Bucs! Hope Winston throws for 500 and 4 TD’s this week.

  18. Buc believer Says:

    I’m confident that Arians faith in Leftwich will cost us a ton of wins just like Dungys faith in Shula cost us games and Koetter faith in Smith cost us games.

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    Only issue I have with Arians is having Leftwich calling plays – so far Leftwich has been God awful. Hopefully that changes this week.

  20. 813bucboi Says:


    the way folks are complaining about leftwich, you wouldve though he threw 3 INTS week1 vs 9ers while also calling plays….lol….

    we’re 1-1….lol….

    what happened last year when the OC threw everything and the kitchen sink at defenses week1 and week2?….teams adjusted starting with the steelers week3 and we never recovered…..

    we dont need this offense peaking in week3…..


    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  21. Stanglassman Says:

    About a thousand votes in and only 3.5% with little to no confidence in BA. This is the honeymoon, I sure hope it last.

  22. Stanglassman Says:

    I don’t get how anyone can be for BA and against Leftwich. They put the game plan together and most of the first half is scripted. I’m sure BA is telling him what he wants to do in the 2nd half depending on how it unfolds. I would think if BA had any problem with the plays calls he would speak up. It’s just talking a little time for the players to get use to this offense. It’s only going to get better. Let’s give them all a chance.

  23. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    96% confident? Wow……

  24. 813bucboi Says:

    Stanglassman Says:
    September 19th, 2019 at 4:02 pm
    I don’t get how anyone can be for BA and against Leftwich.


    GO BUCS!!!!!

  25. Pigsueybucsfan Says:

    That sounds pretty racist.color of your skin makes NO difference in your play

  26. Buc1987 Says:

    Very Confident…and Realist is a moldy biscuit.

  27. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    As long as Leftwich is calling plays and Arians describes the team as a “run first” offense not sure how anyone can be confident about a retired coach collecting a check

  28. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Fire the fans Says
    “The one jackwagon with little confidence lol what’s it like to be miserable all the time?”

    I’m sure the ones who voted No Confidence are miserable, but I just voted Little Confidence, and here why:

    Unlike the traditional Tampa Bandwagon Fan who gets all excited after a win and all negative after a loss, I’m a pretty solid fan since the team was created. I came into this season saying #ShowMeDon’tTellMe.

    In other words: Earn it.

    The win was great. It excited me. But when it comes down to it, all this team has done is have a horrible game one and a game two filled with just enough mistakes to win it in the final seconds.

    While a win is a win, and I’ll take them any way we can get them, that’s also not showing marked improvement.

    Yes, the defense felt great to see. Winston made fewer mistakes. Kicking is much better. But as a team, the Bucs are not showing much of anything…yet.

    However, I fully understand that if it is going to happen, it will take at least half a season. So you won’t see me with highs or lows. You’ll see me having tempered enthusiasm. And I won’t give up four games into the season (ever) because I take the long view.

    So yes. I have a little confidence, which is exactly what the team has earned at .500 two games in.

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Oh, and yes, I liked Dirk Koetter. But that has nothing to do with how I voted. I have openly stated Koetter made his share of mistakes.

    This has more to do with putting a product on the field that earns my support. I voted by the team, not the coach.