Breaking The Law

October 10th, 2019

BeavisBucco Bruce Arians broke his own law.

In the lead up to the Bucs traveling to London a little later today after practice and meetings, in an effort to smooth the time difference in London and potential jet lag, the Bucs are relying a great deal on their sports science staff.

Arians yesterday even joked the Bucs didn’t want to leave it to him on how to figure out the best ways to cope with the time change on a new continent.

“Sports science all the way – my gut stinks,” Arians said. “It doesn’t know anything. We’ve got outstanding people and the plan has been set in stone for months and I think our guys are following the plan pretty well.”

So under the advice of the sports science crew, Arians set down rules — or laws — he hoped the team would follow. One was to start eating Melatonin to help regulate their bodies to the new time zone and to go to bed much earlier to get used to London time.

But Arians admitted he broke his own law Tuesday night.

“If you’re going to take it, you need to start taking it Monday,” Arians said. “They were on schedule with all the prescriptions – whatever they needed for them to start going to sleep earlier, not watching the Rays – which was great, go Rays.

“I didn’t follow protocol because I watched the game [Tuesday night against the Astros] and I know O.J. [Howard] didn’t because he was at the game.”

Arians also quipped the sweet catch by O.J. Howard of a foul ball that was caught on network TV didn’t dislodge any of Howard’s fingers.

Arians’ Cardinals team played in London so this isn’t new territory for him, though they traveled on Monday of their game week. Asked what his biggest takeaway was from playing in London, Arians quipped, “Don’t let your quarterback break his arm.”

11 Responses to “Breaking The Law”

  1. JP_09 Says:

    This has become a comedy. They need to be worried about the Panthers not jet lag. I’ve been on countless flights changing time zones multiple times within days and never have had a problem with “jet lag”. Bruce needs to be more worried about how to get Evan, Howard and Brate involved in the game. He also needs to realize that RoJo is your feature back and needs to get 20-25 touches a game.

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    beat the panthers and we’re back on track….simple as that…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  3. doctor_berto Says:

    Bench hargreaves and we got a shot

  4. Hodad Says:

    We’re playing a back up QB that’s on a three game winning streak, no way we win that one. We beat a beat Cam, and out dueled Goff, who put up a lot of yards on us. We couldn’t beat Jones, back up rookie getting his first start, and last week back up Teddy gave us the shreddy. No way we beat a back up QB of the Panthers, we never have before.

  5. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Lose and the season is over

    Just glad it’s an early game so my whole day isn’t wasted watching this tragedy

  6. 813bucboi Says:



    have a pass rush and we have a shot….

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  7. Barbosa Says:

    This is a must win. Simply because being 2-4 going into bye is heading straight into Buccaneer cove. Not accepting this anymore.

  8. Colorado Says:

    Yes JP_09 your personal experience trumps a team of sports scientists with all the research behind them.

    Wait, the Bucs haven’t hired you yet? Why?

  9. Pewter power Says:

    Both teams have to travel top London so this talk about sports science is stupid. If they get their doors blown off he’s only gonna look stupid.

  10. Cgmaster27 Says:

    813 have a pass rush and we have a shot?! Nope! They still get to throw the ball at your boy hargreaves. Who as usual will be in the trail position about 10 yards behind the reciever.

  11. jmarkbuc Says:

    “my gut stinks,” Arians said. “It doesn’t know anything.”

    Good to know.