“You Learn A Lot More From Almost Losing Than You Do From Losing”

December 14th, 2019

Bruce Arians has seen it all in football (which includes this wacky season), and he’s got a solid one-liner for nearly every situation.

While coasting to a commanding victory is nice, like the Bucs did against the Falcons to start their current three-game winning streak, nearly blowing a game but still winning is more valuable, Arians said this week.

As Joe wrote after last Sunday’s win, the Bucs squeaked out that “W” versus the colts after a garbage week of practice, according to Lavonte David and Devin White.

Arians referenced how he lectured the team before, during and after the Colts game about their poor practice leading up to it, including at halftime and on Victory Monday.

“You learn a lot more from almost losing than you do from losing,” Arians said on the Buccaneers.com show that bears his name.

Joe’s not sure about that, but it certainly sounds nice.

The Bucs have their share of almost losses this year (Arizona comes to mind) in addition to a healthy share of gut-punch losses. So by now the Bucs should be a very smart team that’s learned many lessons.

No reason that wisdom shouldn’t show up tomorrow in Detroit.

5 Responses to ““You Learn A Lot More From Almost Losing Than You Do From Losing””

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

    Does that apply to Jason Lite’s job ?

  2. Crabby fan Says:

    I agree completely…
    In other words, you learn more from barely winning as to almost winning lol

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    At this point another loss on the pile means little.

  4. Immaterial...WT(H) Do I Know..? Says:

    “When you lose, don’t lose the lesson” – the Dalai Lama. But WT((H) do I know…?

  5. teacherman777 Says:

    the off-season determines the season.

    If players work hard and evolve during the off-season, our team will improve.

    The Golden Era had players that evolved every off-season.

    Hargreaves and other divas like him, party in the off-season, therefore they never improve. They stagnate.

    I hope our players spend the off-season evolving. If they do, our team could be really good next year.

    I love our long-armed CB’s from Auburn and our Bunting in the nickle.

    We could have a really special CB trio for years to come if those 3 stay healthy and hungry.

    But MJ Stewart is imply not an NFL CB. I hope we convert him to LB/Moneybacker. He loves hitting. He’s just two short and slow to ever be able to cover anyone. Except RB’s and TE’s. He’s a LB, not a DB.

    Go Bucs!