“You Got To Be Careful Walking Around B.A. The Wrong Way”

February 2nd, 2020

Buccaneers players seem to love Bucco Bruce Arians but they’re also a little scared of him.

That’s the word from Bucs stud receiver Chris Godwin, who picks the Chiefs in today’s Super Bowl.

Godwin talked to SiriusXM NFL Radio last week and gave a glimpse into life on Arians’ roster.

“B.A. he’s a straight shooter, man,” Godwin said. “He’s no BS, and we love that. But like at the same time, he’s not a proponent of fighting. You’re not going to fight your own teammates. And I think a couple of guys started to kind of teeter that line, and he threatened us. And we believe that, man. You got to be careful walking around B.A. the wrong way. But at the end of the day he loves his guys.”

This reminds Joe of Shaq Barrett talking last week about the shock waves that reverberated through the Tampa Bay locker room when Vernon Hargreaves was cut.

Joe continues to wonder how or whether Arians’ accountability-based leadership will come down on Jameis Winston.

31 Responses to ““You Got To Be Careful Walking Around B.A. The Wrong Way””

  1. adam from ny Says:

    ok which guys almost had a fight this year…???

    this is interesting

  2. Youngbucs Says:

    Winston hasn’t been held accountable since he was drafted

  3. Youngbucs Says:

    Say what u want about dirk he was feed up with Winston

  4. Youngbucs Says:


  5. Ndog Says:

    Youngbucs Says:
    February 2nd, 2020 at 12:25 pm
    Winston hasn’t been held accountable since he was drafted

    So getting ripped non-stop when you’re unit is literally the only thing constantly giving this team a chance to win for five is not being held accountable?

  6. Bird Says:

    That picture looks like Rick from “pawn stars”

  7. El Buco Realisto Says:

    The “real” fans are most excited for the 2020 season, is if this is NOT A PLAYOFF team, then they all will be HELD ACCOUNTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Should be talking about new GM’s in October!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would tell the sheep to raise their standards, but I deal with the truth and “reality”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. MirrorMirrowOnTheWall Says:

    Dirk should never have been a head football coach. He benched Jameis for Fitzpatrick and he threw a bunch of interceptions just like Jameis. Matt Ryan’s interceptions went up this year. Atlanta had to move Raheem Morris to the defensive side to save the head coach’s job. Raheem Morris, now that is a football coach. I hope they lets Jameis go! I will follow him.

  9. SmoothBayRider Says:

    I’m only here to laugh at NDog’s comments .

  10. Defense Rules Says:

    Realist … We have a new GM. His name is Bruce Arians. JL is the horse-holder. And the Bucs have the POTENTIAL to be a playoff contender this year IF we make the right FA & draft selections. I’m convinced that this coaching staff can get us there, but they NEED the horses to make it happen. And right now … at this moment in time … we don’t have the horses. YET.

    And for those saying ‘Hold Jameis accountable too’ I’d contend that he IS being held accountable. If that wasn’t the case, he’d have a long-term contract right now. Jameis’ excessive turnovers last year cost him dearly (and the Bucs’ TEAM also). He’s not a $30-$35 mil QB, but for the price of the transition tag I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Jameis as our starting QB this year. I also wouldn’t be surprised though to see a veteran starting-caliber QB as his backup … just in case.

  11. Frankinthe813 Says:


  12. MadMax Says:

    ^ Nice! I like that DR!!! Arians as the GM when he’s ready to give up coaching (no offense Mr. Licht) But for the next 2 years, with Brady under center and grooming our new QB, we’re about to be feared by the rest of the NFL!

  13. BucsFanSince1976 Says:




  14. Ndog Says:

    Laugh and learn SmoothBayRider. It’s ok we all have to learn sooner or later.

  15. HurricaneBuc93 Says:

    Did this clown @Ndog just say Winston gives his unit a chance to win?🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂bruh shut up and let the people that actually watch the games debate please and thank you.

  16. martinii Says:

    Just been sitting here watching a little pre-game Super Bowl hype. Watched an interview with Brett Farve that made some sense. Farve says roll of QB really changing. Players today are faster and better prepared when they come out of College. Farve believes QB’s who use their legs and can throw off the run are more prevelant in todays game. Players like Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson to mention a few are examples of players Farve uses to demonstrate his point.
    At 26 Jameis has shown the ability to make plays with his legs and he seems to make some of his best throws when he is on the move. Of course (like Farve) Jameis is an interception machine, big difference Farve was a winning QB. Buc’s have some tough decisions this offseason, Jameis has the age, athletic ability, arm strength and legs to be a winner. All he has to do is prove it. If I were BA I would give him that 2nd year that many say is important for an Arian QB.

  17. Smashsquatch Says:

    BA was a Jameis apologist all season until after the very last play, a pick six to end the season. He clearly intended to coddle Jameis in an effort to rebuild his confidence after it was so badly fractured in the 2018 season. How’d that work out Bruce? If JW remains in Tampa BA won’t hold back year two and the hook will come quickly. Bucs better have a solid backup if they choose to roll with JW in 2020.

  18. stpetebucsfan Says:

    “Bucs better have a solid backup if they choose to roll with JW in 2020.”

    Agree smashsquatch. I wouldn’t mind a pick in the second but no higher and I do not want to package picks to move up.

    The ONLY QB who excites me this year is Burrow and his zip code will almost certainly begin with a 45… not a 33…

  19. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    More and more I believe Arians overrules Licht and his prized pick of Winston and chooses Rivers. I may need to take a year off if that happens.

  20. Adrnagy Says:

    Would oj ever play on the level of kittle/kelce

  21. MadMax Says:

    @Bucsfan…oh yeah! I could be wrong, but im feeling it. And it makes a lot of sense…but you wouldnt get it, no capability to do so…but do you, i’ll do me.

  22. Reach87 Says:

    What does this article have to do with 5000 yards, 17-1 in the red zone, 33 TDS and 30 picks, millions of dollars you’ll never have, dedication to the team, team mates who love you and a smile you hate to see? Your infatuation with the QB is…sad. Go Bucs!

  23. adam from ny Says:

    interesting factoid:

    the moment bruce cut hargreaves he suddenly stopped looking beet red…

    he used to walk around looking like a blood orange or something for a bit there…

    then he cuts hargreaves and his blood pressure dropped tremendously and he got his good lookin’ color back…

    hargreivances must have been making BA crazy or something…

    he was sort of like a little version of mccoy actually – the hair and dress style and all…and now both are gone

  24. Isaac haggins Says:

    I like Winston but I assure you he hasn’t been held accountable since before he was 10 . Let’s be Real !!

  25. Stevebobucsfan Says:

    Reach87 high 5. I thought this article was about BA. why in the hell do I keep reading Jameis bashing comments as if Jameis is the one and only reason the Bucs has been losing. As I said before. Don’t like Jameis go watch Cleveland they make changes every year or watch Detroit. Washington has a very good coach now go watch the skins

  26. gotbbucs Says:


    Jameis does not have the legs to do what Wilson, Mahomes, Watson, and Jackson do. Jameis is a 5.0 40 yard dash guy, when he runs it just looks sad.
    There’s a big difference between making plays with your legs and running for your life.

  27. bojim Says:

    Seems like BA didn’t become the coach we expected until later in the season. Next year will be different.

  28. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Arians is a joke

    How do you coddle a INT machine that never learns from his mistakes?

  29. Chesapeake Bucco Says:

    bojim, BA needed a few games to evaluate….ask Hargreaves

  30. Chesapeake Bucco Says:

    Loyal, how would u know if Arians is a joke? U ever coach football?

  31. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    I predict that if OJ does not show Bruce Arians what he is looking for during this off season he will not be on our roster come the first game in September. My guess is he will have been traded.

    Like Jameis if he is starting in September BA will consider him “fixed”. In other words I don’t expect him to make into mid season like VH3 did last season.