Niners Taking “Sweat-Filled Measures”

September 3rd, 2019

Bucco Bruce Arians isn’t the only guy with a staff that studies player performance.

Over in the other Bay area, 49ers officials are dialed in to the likelihood of playing the Bucs on Sunday in 90 degree temperatures and high humidity at the Den of Depression in Tampa.

Jacob Hutchinson, 49ers reporter for KNBR radio, typed on some details on how San Francisco is going above and beyond to prepare.

In order to deal with that, some sweat-filled measures have been put in place.

According to starting left guard Laken Tomlinson, the team’s head strength and conditioning coordinator Dustin Perry has cranked up the temperature in the weight room to about 100 degrees. In addition to that, the team’s head of player health and performance, Ben Peterson, brought out a hot tent where the team stores some of its stationary bikes; players hop in and out of the tent, often after practice, to get acclimated to the heat. Tomlinson said it feels like it’s 110 degrees in the tent.

Joe sure hopes the Bucs can finally find a home field advantage this season, especially in the fourth quarter of early-season games in the Tampa swelter. Joe keeps hearing about somehow the choking heat on the home turf is a benefit, but the reality has been something different.

If Kwon Alexander makes a play to win Sunday’s game late, Joe will cascade into a deep depression. Hopefully, the Bucs will win this extremely winnable game.

20 Responses to “Niners Taking “Sweat-Filled Measures””

  1. D-Rome Says:

    The heat and humidity is not a home field advantage.

  2. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    The oppressive heat and humidity is a home field disadvantage…because it absolutely limits attendance. However, if we had a domed stadium……..(I’ve been saying this for years).

  3. Hodad Says:

    If you have to depend on the heat, and humidity to win, and still lose, you’re just not a good football team. Talent wins games, not the weather.

  4. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    However havent the bucs been playing inside most of training camp?

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    Dusthty…lol that made me laugh.

    Then sigh.

    Good point.

  6. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    The heat and humidity have historically favored the team with the most points on the score board at the end of the game……….

  7. Boogie Says:

    Yeah dusthy they have been because it’s been raining a lot here in Tampa ya moron… idiot fans need to be banned from this site

  8. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    I love the stadium

  9. Ben real Says:

    Exactly … there is no advantage with the heat … it’s about being prepared and executing your job and winning

  10. BridleOaksBuc Says:

    “Hopefully, the Bucs will win this extremely winnable game.”

    I dont see this as extremely winnable, not after seeing what the Browns D-line did to our offense. 49’s D-line…oof!

  11. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Awww lil stuffed up today boogie? Fortunately joebucs believes in the free enterprise system and a ton of leeway for the stoopid fans like myself that can comprehend what has been reported on this site and others

  12. Cobraboy Says:

    Heat and humidity have an impact on player performance, just like cold, rain and snow does.

    Unless the game is played indoors.

  13. Snook Says:

    Kwon makes a play to win the game?


  14. No Risk It No Biscuit Says:

    The season is over Bosa is playing. Lol

  15. Tye Says:

    IMO PS game #3 was no accident… Just like in that game, the Bucs struggle to even score a field goal trying to work out the issues learning a new offense While 49ers jump out to score early and often..
    John Lynch and Kwon Alexander fly home giddy about getting the win in the stadium they once called home..

  16. Destinjohnny Says:

    If u aren’t used to the heat… you wilt late man

  17. Jean Lafitte Says:

    The visitors come to Tampa for one game a season in this heat. The Bucs play in this heat every home game so you would think it takes more of a toll on us in the long run.

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    According to Football Outsiders, the Bucs have the 4th best home field advantage in the NFL. That takes into account SOS, expected wins, etc. The Bucs defense under Smith was dramatically better at home for some unknown reason, that’s a big part of why the home field advantage is so high.

    Also there’s a bunch of dry in moving in as the hurricane moves away, so right now on Sunday it’s looking like temps in the low 90s with little chance of rain, humidity around 55-60% at kickoff. Feels like is only expected to be around 100, which is lower than you’d hope, but there’s not much wind expected. Overall it should be an advantage to the Bucs assuming they haven’t been overusing their tent.

  19. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    The reports are that the Buccaneers have been practicing the “first teamers” outside mostly for the past week or two. Pay attention now, will ya.

    This report only means that other teams we play will come here prepared to win. What else would you expect from a team manged by a former Buccaneer winner like Mike Lynch.

    Go Bucs, win now!

  20. Mike Duggan Says:

    Football was meant to be played outdoors.