“He Didn’t Look Like He Was Hustling To Go Make That Tackle”

November 10th, 2019

This should be a good one to watch when the NFL releases the coaches film to fans later in the week.

Bucco Bruce Arians was asked after today’s thrilling win to explain why Vernon Hargreaves came off the field a lot in the second half in favor of M.J. Stewart.

Arians kept it real: “He didn’t look like he was hustling to go make that tackle.”

Asked to clarify the harsh critique of Hargreaves, Arians was willing. “He’s chasing somebody across the field and wasn’t running fast enough,” Arians said.

This is a great example of what Joe means by playing for the draft and for the future.

Hargreaves, in the fourth year of his contract, is not the future and is unlikely to be on the roster next season. Therefore, he should not be taking valuable snaps. The Bucs didn’t trade him, so he should be a backup until the final whistle sounds on this season.

Hopefully, Hargreaves has now reached that status.

26 Responses to ““He Didn’t Look Like He Was Hustling To Go Make That Tackle””

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    Vh3bust just another failed 1st rd bust…. convenience store clerk impersonating a NFL player

  2. Zzbuc Says:

    Big time joke!
    He is gone!

  3. Petty Officer Buc Says:

    “Wasn’t running fast enough”

    And gets benched for MJ Stewart of all people. That’s gotta sting.

  4. 813bucboi Says:

    He did bounce back with a key pbu in the 4th…

    But I agree with BA….hold players accountable…


  5. unbelievable Says:

    Lol it ain’t like slow-footed Stewart is gonna run faster…

    Good to see some accountability though I guess.

    Gotta give VH3 some credit too for that good pass breakup in the 4th. Very unlike him. Wish he did that more often.

  6. Lamarcus Says:

    Vh3 always been a serial loafer he gives up on every play. Then wags his finger. What a joke. Dean is already way better than him

  7. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    Hargreaves had zero trade value…Rams had to throw in a pick just to get Talib off their books. Likely a goner after this season.

  8. THETRUTH Says:

    I noticed the same thing on one play watching on tv , he jogged the entire time

  9. firethecannons Says:

    keep his ass firmly planted on the dam bench!

  10. ModHairKen Says:

    Whitehead,too, on Murray’s long run. Bad.

  11. bucsince79 aka bumaneer Says:

    Soft as cotton… Bench him & let the rookies get some time on field…

  12. Cgmaster27 Says:

    @813 and then the clown had an alsmot disastrous pass interference call. Hargreaves is toast, which hes used to

  13. Joe in Michigan Says:

    I noticed this last game. Too bad he had to go back in. I hope we decide to go in a different direction this week. See what Mazzi can do.

  14. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    I think Davis and Dean are the future for our secondary. Both very young but both very physical and love to make plays on the ball. VH3 just plays a little too soft and won’t fit this culture going forward. This defense WILL get better. White, Dean, Davis, Whitehead, Vea… All very young players with very high ceilings.

  15. Pewter power Says:

    Every general manager drafts busts but none hold on to them as long as possible like jason licht. He’s cowardly unless it comes down to cutting late round picks. Look how long it took before they stopped counting on noah spence who still seems to be out of football as far as I know. First day of training camp when he got called out that should have been the sign BA needed to go get a veteran corner.

  16. Easy Says:

    Hey atleast he can still wag his finger!!!!

  17. #1bucsfan Says:

    The whole secondary should be benched!!!! Ok Whitehead is the only one who should not be. Lol

  18. Dapostman Says:

    Pieces may be coming into focus a little clearer after today.

    C Davis

    Need 2 or 3 other young Bucs to step up and claim a spot. It is there for the taking.

    Hargreaves is done. He needs to put something on film for his next team. Hopefully he does.

  19. Defense Rules Says:

    Bruce Arians about Vernon Hargreaves … “He’s chasing somebody across the field and wasn’t running fast enough.”

    That ranks right up there with some of John McKay’s gems. Bye Vernon. It was fun … for you, not us.

  20. Bobby M. Says:

    That’s a really terrible assessment of a player we burnt a 1st rd pick on. Hustle isn’t a matter of understanding a scheme or athletic ability, its just will. Lavonte David is probably the best example of what can happen with hustle. Dude never gives up and ends up making turnovers for us.

    Never been a fan of Hargreaves, it always seemed there was more discussion about his instagram posts then his game film. Another busts by Licht…..this team is about to be dismantled.

  21. stpetebucsfan Says:

    BA promised to keep it real and accountable. Good to see him live up to his word.

    JOE I get playing everybody once the playoffs are out of the picture as in now…but that is not the same as losing like we did to get JW.

    Perhaps that is why JW has struggled so mightily on and off the field. What we did to get him was a disgrace!!!! And five years later we are STILL waiting to get to the playoffs. That losing against NO on PURPOSE has really worked out for us eh?

    Five years no playoffs and now that we’ve improved the team we’re back where we started…half the fan base wants JW gone yesterday…a quarter including me are simply growing tired of waiting which leaves a quarter who were happy we blew that game so we could have the promise of a franchise QB.

    Be honest JOE…five years later we are STILL waiting on a bonafide “franchise QB”

  22. George Rauh Says:

    The 2016 draft class was trash. more misses than hits. 1st round

  23. Pick6 Says:

    The plan is for Dean, SMB, and Davis to be the future anyhow, best to use Vernon as a cautionary tale now

  24. BUC CHEEKS Says:


  25. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Vern is lazy…

    Shocked that it has taken 9 weeks for BA to see it, but at least he pulled him out of the game some.

    I know Dean had a rough go in Seattle, but even then he showed some promise..yesterday he showed even more.

    Looks like SMB is hanging out with Vern, saw him wag his finger on a pass that Murray threw away. We need less Dikembe Mutombo from these guys and more pbu’s.

  26. Buczilla Says:

    Another failed pick by Licht and his horrible scouting department. We are going nowhere as long as this dude is running the draft.