“I Love The Expectations”

May 9th, 2020

Bucco Bruce Arians studied the 2020 Tampa Bay schedule released Thursday night, opening in New Orleans followed by five prime time games before Thanksgiving, and shared his feelings with NFL Network.

In typical Arians fashion, he’s fired up for the spotlight and what comes with it.

“I love it,” Arians said. “I love the expectations and the excitement that brings. I think our players will enjoy it. As coaches, you have to embrace it and get ready for it. You know, I think our guys are going to be really, really excited about the season.”

Arians added that he prefers the toughest parts of his season early (nothing tougher than opening at the Saints) and the big challenge is preparing players for the weekly changes in routines, which will be plentiful with this year’s national attention.

Always a challenge, Arians said, is “building practice schedules around the times you’re going to play so your guys’ bodies [will be] awake at [kickoff].”

If the Bucs can just find their way to a 3-2 start, however they get there, Joe will feel great about the team’s ability to finish strong and find its way to the postseason.

46 Responses to ““I Love The Expectations””

  1. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Just get in Baby!

  2. Sport Says:

    Damn Skippy! Let’s kick some ass!!!

    In BA I Trust!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I’ve just gotta big old Smile. How Good it is to be a Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan! There is DEFINITELY a whole new Vibe going on in Tampa Town. And it feels Really Good! 🏁💥🏁

  4. TomTerrific Says:

    I like a little cockiness by the coach. We have high expectations because we finally made moves that winners make. Soi boy Jamoist is a third string scrub on a team we’re going to dominate. Let’s do this!!!!

  5. Ndog Says:

    This guy is such a freaking tool!!!

  6. Ndog Says:

    Yeah the vibe is a bunch of bandwagon idiots.

  7. Bucsfan951 Says:

    ^this dude is super funny. I just explained that dude who commented above to my wife and she lol’d at him. Oh man, pass me another crown and coke!

  8. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Man every comment section.

    LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO. This is the most exciting season I can remember having for this team. Npuppy go to some saints boards please if you have such an issue with being excited and having hype for your team.

  9. ©MadMax Says:

    Ntard Ntard Ntard, please let me know what game you’re going to and what section you’ll be in! I just want to give you a high five….to your face!

  10. Cainishere Says:

    The Schedule is pretty tough looking if you ask me. No one will be able to call the Buccaneers “Paper Champions”. If the Bucs fail to gel properly (highly unlikely). that schedule would whup their asses. It seems the Glazers have done a nice job building another winning team. Their dad would be proud.

  11. Alaska Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Bucs fans have been waiting nearly two decades to be considered contenders again but you want to call us fans band wagoners?
    So when the Bucs go to the Playoffs you won’t be on the wagon? What’re you going to do? Protest by not watching the game and then tell us how we aren’t real fans for rooting out team on?
    Bro, get outside, go for a run, take a bike ride, go shoot some hoops, throw a ball to your dog, just do something man, you are worrying me. Mindspace app is cool at first, might help a bit.

  12. Bobby M. Says:

    IMO…Divide the season in quarters and we likely need (2) 3-1 runs…(2) 2-2 runs to make the playoffs. I feel like 11-5 or better is only guaranteed ticket. The season has a very similar vibe to our run with Gruden. He had a compressed offseason to install a new offense, had to rely on defense, signed some old vets….AND we opened in New Orleans on the road. As a fan I have genuine hope we can be in the playoffs. With Winston I just never felt it was realistic with all the turnovers, you simply don’t win in the NFL turning the ball at that rate. I have faith in Brady playing at a high level execution, stats may not be elite but we’ll be winning.

  13. Defense Rules Says:

    Most seem to be looking at Tom Brady as being ‘The Savior’ in terms of fewer INTs, more consistent drives, etc, and I think that has an excellent chance to happen. We have a decent chance to rank in the Top-10 offensively in terms of Points Scored, although I suspect it’ll be the lower portion of the Top-10.

    BUT … I’m convinced that the story of 2020 will be the Bucs’ DEFENSE. We ranked #29 last year in terms of Points Allowed (449 points). Our defense produced a LOT of takeaways (28), but that pales in comparison to the 41 giveaways our offense & S/Ts allowed. The MINUS 13 Turnover Differential was a killer. Despite ranking 5th in takeaways, we led the NFL in giveaways and ended up ranking #28 in Turnover Differential. Bummer.

    I personally expect our takeaways to INCREASE this year IF we stay healthy, to someplace around 32. More importantly though, I expect our giveaways to DECREASE this year down to 16 or less (average of 1 per game). Just for info, Brady & the Patriots had a TOTAL of 60 giveaways in the past 5 years for an AVERAGE of 12 giveaways/year over that stretch.

    A PLUS 16 Turnover Differential last season would’ve ranked us SECOND in the NFL to, yup, the Patriots (their #1 defense had a PLUS 21 Turnover Differential). Oh and the second best team in terms of Turnover Differential last year? The New Orleans Saints with a PLUS 15. They only had 23 takeaways, but more importantly, as a TEAM they only had 8 giveaways. You can’t win in the NFL if you don’t hang onto the ball.

  14. Bucsfanman Says:

    I don’t know how any Buc fan can’t be excited about this season.
    For the record, I get this way every season but this one really does feel different. It started last season and rolled into the off season with accountability. Good enough just isn’t good enough anymore.
    I’m a Hokie, by marriage, so I’m biased. But, this is how Hokies roll. If you know any Virginia Tech fans, you know what I’m talking about…..
    ….cue “Enter Sandman”!!!
    Get pumped!

  15. Bucsfanman Says:

    Want to get hyped?! Do yourself a favor and watch one of the best intros in college football. Don’t jip yourself, there’s a Metallica cameo.


    To Bucs opponents…”exit light, enter night…..we’re off to never-never land”

  16. OriginalJud Says:

    VT Hokies suk. Don’t ever come back in here with a Virginia football take.

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I can’t recall a season with this much excitement from Buc fans and especially not from the media….perhaps the season after our SB win but that was quickly dashed.
    I’ll take the hype over the reverse…….losing culture…..gloom and doom.
    For those who like the gloom and doom…..continue to stay inside while the rest of us enjoy the sun.

  18. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Of course ole stale biscuit likes the “expectations” it means more “INTERVIEWS” for ole stale biscuit!!!!!!!!!!!! This dude loves the camera more than she-mc93 does and even IRA noticed!!!!!!!!! And Bucsfanman, instead of “enter sandman” maybe the Bucs need a song more for bruce Arrogance!!!!!!!! Maybe “liar” by Henry Rollins would be appropriate!!!!!!!!!!! Just go back and look at all the “tough talk” he did, to the scapegoating he did at the end of the season!!!!!!!!!!

    And the sheep are just embarrassing right now!!!!!! Maybe see the team play on the field before you hand them the NFC championship trophy!!!!!!!!!! Word on the street is the sheep have a superbowl victory parade will be the week before training camp starts!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Its time to herd the sheep, and put them back in the pen!!!!!!!!!

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

  19. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:

    Imagine being called a bandwagon fan because you cheer for the current players on your roster. Then imagine someone who is a tool calling somebody else a tool. Vagisil might help you with that crankiness buddy. Try it.

  20. RODNEY ALLEN Says:

    Go bucs

  21. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:

    Looks like everybody is already penciling in the L vs the Saints. It’s always fun to see fools lose their money on sure bets.

  22. DaBux Says:

    The Frank Caliendo version of his schedule reaction was awesome.

  23. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Some people just refuse to be happy and optimistic. Much more enjoyable for them praying that they get to say, “I told you so!” I, personally am very excited and am rooting for our Bucs to be in the Super bowl until the day they are eliminated. Tom Brady may not lead us to the super bowl, but I am extremely confident that he will not be the reason we don’t go. With Mr Pick-6, no lead was safe, because you never know when the inevitable pick-6 will show up.

  24. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Same trolls. Same comments. Cut and paste.

  25. Youngbucs Says:

    Dam ndog still😭😭😭😭I’ll be back later 🙄

  26. mark2001 Says:

    I think it very likely Arians is correct in his hopes and aspirations for the season. And for those that wish to disrespect his attitude and aspirations? That just can’t get over moving on into a brighter new day? I just hope that they will admit that they are tools, if what we hope happens. And if Brady plays like Jameis? I guess at that point, to be fair, they will be owned apologies. Time to man up at that point and someone should eat crow.

  27. El Buco Realisto Says:


    Very well said!!!! And the only question for you is, are you going to drive to the stadium, or are you going to “carpool” with Tampabaybucfan on his flying unicorn that farts rainbows??????

    It’s time to herd the sheep, and put them back in the pen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!

  28. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I think it’s pure jealousy that brings out the trolls…low self esteem…..latent homose……ity and a host of other disorders…..

    Let’s feel sorry for them….but ultimately, they will pass away like the rest of us.

  29. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Jealousy…. that must be the driving motivation behind trolling…..

  30. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    Bobby M, we opened 2002 at home against the Saints. We lost in OT after a blocked punt in the endzone resulted in a game winning TD for the bad guys. Happened right in front of me and it was hot as hades.

  31. El Buco Realisto Says:


    I don’t think mark2001 is “jealous”!!!!! Or are his insults and so called “trolling” and mine are not, just on the basis that you are with him???? Or was I wrong to assume your flying unicorn that farts rainbows has room for two???????

    go bucs!!!!!!!!

  32. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    @Defense – Great breakdown about TO differential. Right on point.

    @TBBF, I agree. It is jealousy, but also a lower IQ that leads to Trolling

  33. Lord Says:

    So many weird comments lol

  34. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    El Suckopessimisto…..

    I am the good shepherd….herding your so-called sheep……that is your problem with me…..and I’m here to stay……

  35. El Buco Realisto Says:


    Wrong!!!!!!!! You are a shepherd that will just sit on the fence until finally growling and barking are loud enough that you have to get off the fence and onto the field!!!!!!!

    Here is what you don’t get!!!!!! You can be one of the better posters when come with an opinion!!!!!!!! But when you sit on the fence and are “ok with things either way” or “sign this under achieving player but shave off a couple of million” and you would be fine either way!!!!!!!! Then I have to push you off the fence to take a side!!!!!!!!! You think I have attacked you, when in reality I am pushing you to be better!!!!!!!!! You are being coached hard son!!!!!!!!!! No stop thinking its “trolling” and run some laps, and think of good post from now on!!!!!!!!!!!

    Its time to herd the sheep, and put them back in the pen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  36. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    Supporting Jameis at a reasonable salary is not sitting on the fence…..the alternative is what we have…..either Brady, Rivers or a questionable draft pick….

    I don’t recall you supporting any move whatsoever.

  37. Anonymous Says:

    I LOVE the free entertainment I get when I bother to look on this site!
    This blog is hilarious! And his lady friend, what’s the delusional chicks name? Hang on..
    O, realist? LMAO! OMG! WOW! Now that is funny! Those chicks a SERIOUSLY CONFUSED! 😂😂😂

    What are you girls gonna do when the REALITY FINALLY HITS YOU SQUARE IN THE FACE? Doesn’t matter if it’s one of these guys that finally catch you in public or simply when THE REALITY that you are a TOOTHLESS DOG and your TOTALLY TRIPPIN lady friend “Not a Realist” with her unicorns, realize that IN FACT the BUCCANEERS AND THE COACH WILL BE GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS, whether you like it or not!

    You guys are NOT something special…. Just like ANY JEALOUS TROLL out there!

    Toothless Dog and Unicorn Girl…. Scary!

  38. mark2001 Says:

    Actually I was OK with signing Jameis to a 20 mil. tops contract, with incentives. But since I wasn’t a Jameis boxer/brief sniffer, I guess they would put me in the hater camp. With the changes at the QB position, I’d have to say I’m over him and glad we made the move we did. I guess supporting the team and the teams decisions is too realistic for some…better to bite bubbles in the bathtub and cry poor Jameis…if he had only had positions loaded with pro bowl O line, Defense, and running back players. Then all he would have to do is stay out of off the field problems and then he might get to play in a playoff game.

  39. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says:

    “…I don’t recall you supporting any move whatsoever.”

    and that is what makes El Suckopessimisto a Troll. Just takes shots, and is negative.

    Realist, years ago you had some decent opinions, even if I did not agree with you. But at least you were not strictly negative like you are now.

  40. mark2001 Says:

    And why should supporting a player from FSU, ISU or EIU be any different? Why should Jameis get adoration and undying support from FSU fans? As of recent, they all play the same quality football, though admittedly in different divisions and conferences. Fine to support a guy from a second or third tier football program, when it is your alma mater. But when you support the Bucs, support the Bucs… and not your alma mater at the expense of the Bucs team.

  41. El Buco Realisto Says:

    @Senor Harry in Costa Rica

    I respect your opinion sir!!!!!!!! How about this!!!!!!!!! I am positive ole stale biscuit will let down the bucs fans this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    How was that?????????

    It’s time to herd the sheep, and put them back in the pen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  42. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says:

    “…I don’t recall you supporting any move whatsoever.”

    That is because I told the truth all offseason last year and the years before!!!!!!!!! But you just figured it out, what I already knew and told you!!!!!!!!! But you ignored the truth, and called others trolls why claiming how great everything is going to be as always!!!!!!!!!! You need proof!!!!!!!!!! Its time for another requested ” Realist Repost”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    El Buco Realisto Says:
    June 17th, 2019 at 10:15 am
    “Even when hammered over the middle he’d find a way to hang on to the ball.”

    Would it not be easier to just find a “real” franchise QB that would hit the target in stride and on time so they would be able to get yac???????? Hard to believe that the sheep and local media want to pay top qb money for this guy and then in the same breath say he needs a top running game and defense so the team can hide him??????

    2019 will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. mark2001 Says:

    Realisto… You might want to cut the overuse of that 1/! key on your computer. It would be a shame to wear out your keypad and have to replace ir, or replace your computer all together, because you have destroyed that key from overuse. And it does nothing to reinforce your arguments !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  44. El Buco Realisto Says:


    That subject has been brought up for years!!!!!!!!!!!! And don’t worry, I buy keyboards in bulk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  45. Bucsfanman Says:

    OriginalJud- Or is it Original “Jug”?! I can only assume that since you’re the only one with a negative take on VT football (Arians played there!) that you must be either a couch-burning West Virginia fan, or a khaki, tie-wearing “Cavalier”?!
    No, I got it. You went to JMU. Am I close?!

  46. Tampabaybucfan Says: