“I Thought The Effort Was Good In The First Half; In The Second Half I Thought They Won”

October 23rd, 2019

Bucs special teams coach talks effort

Joe was a bit confused hearing two Tampa Bay coaches talk yesterday.

The Bucs have fought to the finish in games this season. They’ve made great plays late in tight games and they’ve been racking up garbage time yardage and points quite well. However, that late fight doesn’t necessarily mean the team’s effort was sound throughout a game.

Speaking on Buccaneers Radio yesterday, Bucco Bruce Arians said he likes the fight in his team and effort is not an issue, but he also called the Bucs a “slow halftime team.”

Special teams chief Keith Armstrong later summarized the Bucs’ performance in England that included this thought to Buccaneers Radio, “I thought the effort was good in the first half, in the second half, I thought they won.”

That’s always scares Joe to hear a coach or player say a team lost an effort battle, especially after a bye week of self-scouting. That was a division game against the rival Panthers with a lot on the line.

It doesn’t mean the Bucs were loafing, per se, but if you’re not playing as hard as your opponent, then bad things usually happen. It doesn’t take talent to give maximum effort.

20 Responses to ““I Thought The Effort Was Good In The First Half; In The Second Half I Thought They Won””

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    Bucs have always been mentally weak organization from owners to janitors so joe why are you surprised…. you write this post like you are actually covering a nfl franchise not the owners of worst winning percentage in pro sports and only one great year in 42. It must be tough going through the motions everyday knowing there is no hope with this circus glazers are running

  2. D-Rome Says:

    Coach Band-Aid had no idea of the mess he was walking into with his old buddy old pal Backstabbin’ Jason Licht.

  3. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    So many things wrong with this team – so disappointing where we are at.

    Its not just Jameis. All the draft capital spent on the secondary, and so little to get excited about. In 7 high draft picks spent, how do we not have one respectable CB?! Not asking for a shut down CB, not a great CB, just one that is respectable.

    So next draft we need to spend another high pick on a CB, but also desperately need OT and Edge players. And that is without getting into an argument over a QB.


  4. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Why do the bucs not have a media coach and an asst media coach or an A.A.R.M for the coaches so they stop making these dumb responses

  5. Bucnjim Says:

    When 70% of your salary cap is spent on weapons for Winston this is what you are stuck with. An overrated turnover prone offense and an inexperienced patch work defense with only two or three veteran players.

  6. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    At what time do the Glazers think…”Our fans deserve better”

  7. Todd Says:

    You know one thing that I’ve not heard anyone report is the fact that the day before the game, Jameis and his girlfriend were being London tourists. While I didn’t see them personally, the person standing in line next to me during pre-boarding (the flight back to Tampa) told me that he and his wife were on the exact same “carriage” of that London Eye mega-marry-go-round.

    Why in the hell would he be expending energy as a tourist?!

    I think with $18MM in the bank, he could afford to visit London during his off-season.

    Poor judgment if you ask me.

    Would Tom Brady ever do that? He’ll no! He’s be studying film and game planning.

  8. bucnole Says:

    I wonder how much of the effort this team showed was the result of the half-baked travel plans the team came up with. NOBODY does that kind of $hi& when playing in London

  9. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Bucs fans are like a cartoon character getting hit over the head with a sledgehammer and then saying thank you sir, may I have another?

    The Glazers don’t care about fans. They care about money. They share in NFL owner profits regardless of their crappy product. Pretty stress free money making scam they have here in Tampa.

    Plus, for some inexplicable reason, a large number of Bucs fans have an unending amount of patience and tolerance for losing. I guess after so much experience cheering for losers, people become numb to it.

  10. adam from ny Says:

    these guys were all zonked out on pills in london…

    nice plan…

    the exact opposite of being twitched up

  11. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    All NFL teams give their players a chance to walk around the NFL city they are in and be in by curfew, it isnt a big deal of Jameis walking around London and seeing the sites. Adam is more likely on to something with the xanax and not taking adderall

  12. America's Disgrace Says:

    6 turnovers by a quarterback in one game sure sounds like the recipe to demoralize a team!

  13. FanO’Bucs Says:

    Clearly the number one priority for this organization is changing the culture. If Bruce is the guide to change the culture and I believe he can be, we just have to stick with him.

  14. TOM Says:

    At this point, who in the hell cares?

  15. FanO’Bucs Says:

    Guy not guide

  16. buc15 Says:

    What in the entire Fook are these coaches looking at?

  17. 813bucboi Says:

    the 1st play of the game sucked uncle moe right out the stadium and put it on the panthers sideline….

    the teams knows just like we know…..

    after that first pass, they knew BAD JW showed up…..

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  18. NOLES Says:

    Another performance like last week & I don’t think I can watch anymore. As all the posters have said 6yrs into Licht error and we have as many holes now as when he started. I don’t see a future but sure hope I am wrong. Maybe if we all do the same and Boycott this joke of a team it may have a financial impact but probably not. Oh well… BUCS Life I guess

  19. Bucamania Says:

    Our fans do deserve better. Better owners.

  20. unbelievable Says:

    How about the reports that multiple Bucs players were out partying the night before the game in London?