Is The Hype Lasting Too Long?

June 7th, 2020

Bucco Bruce Arians talked last week on Alabama radio about what could be one of the great challenges on his plate.

Antonio Langham asked Arians how he will keep the extraordinary hype surrounding the 2020 Bucs in check for his roster and for fans.

“I think you embrace it, you know, don’t back off of it, then put it to bed,” Arians said on 100.9 FM. “You know we talk about the process all the time, the daily grind. You set goals and then you start going to work, and if we’re not getting our work done, those things aren’t going to happen.”

Normally, Arians would have been able to quash the wild hype in late April, but The Sickness has kept the team apart.

Arians said he’s saving his core message to the team until they’re back together in person. And obviously, players aren’t going through the daily grind that quashes the hype and gets a team’s mind right, per Arians. So in many ways, the unprecedented national back-slapping of the Bucs has been allowed to linger much longer than Arians anticipated.

Joe can’t say if that’s good or bad for players. But it’s certainly different.

When it comes to getting the team’s mind right, Joe suspects Arians will get one hell of an assist from Tom Brady on Day 1 of training camp. There really isn’t a minute to spare with the Bucs facing a veteran and elite Saints team on the road 54 days after they arrive at One Buc Palace.

20 Responses to “Is The Hype Lasting Too Long?”

  1. John F Ensch Says:

    The Buc’s have never handled “Hype” well at all. Every time there is a lot of hype about them before the season, they end up falling on their faces during the season. Look back and you will see it’s true.

  2. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    We going to crush the Aints

  3. Mike Johnson Says:

    Yes, the hype not only has lasted to long. It makes for a bad confrontation and letdown if we do not produce. The backlash will be insurmountable. You thought ole lovie dubbie got the bad treatment? wait until you see what happens to ole Brucey if he cannot win with golden boy. I never brought into it. to many if with a 43 yr old beat up vet. I hope for the best. But quite frankly, unlike a lot of you, I do not expect us to go all the way. The window is far to short.

  4. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:

    Well Mike, you can always curl up in the fetal position in the corner and just not watch the whole season. Or maybe pick another team. It would probably be more healthy for you than constantly complaining about our former “30 mil demanding, now 3rd string tradebait” QB being replaced.

    And yeah, you didn’t mention that in your post, but we know what you mean.

  5. bojim Says:

    Yes. Let’s play!

  6. Bucsfan77 Says:

    There is Hype, and then there is expectation Hype. Too many times the Bucs hype was strictly wishful thinking hype of “we are going to do and be better”, this hype is “OK we bet the farm and they better be better.”

  7. Pewter Power Says:

    That’s a dumb ass question honestly there is hype in the off-season when has it ever died down before games are played lol whatever. There has been no training camp or ota’s which mostly ever reporter in the business would be here in normal times. Lol has the hype lasted too long, I’m curious what would stop it other than games!!!

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

    Have you missed me ?
    Did I miss anything?
    Are we there yet, Joes ?

  9. Craig Says:

    Hopefully this hype will last for a long time, like all the way through the season and a good run of post-season.

    This is a different hype than any I have seen as a Bucs fan.

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    At least this hype has a basis…

    We have all our returning coaching staff….(rare)
    We have zero…..turnover with the starting defense (but adding Winfield) along with another year’s experience for the younger players, Vea, White, Whitehead, Davis, SMB, Dean, Edwards
    We have all the important pieces of the Offense returning and adding Brady & Gronk….Wirfs…..
    We have the National media’s attention……prime time exposure coming…..

    And……we have DARE!!!

  11. Buddy Says:

    That dumba$$ hat has lasted too long that Grandpa Bruce wears, quit trying to be cool and just win some games.

  12. Bucamania Says:

    The media spotlight will be on this game for sure! Drew Brees’ first game after he divided his team and the debut of Tom Brady. Can’t wait!

  13. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Yes Buddy, judge somebody on the hat they wear, not by the content of their character. 🙄

  14. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Remember the story about the little train who made it to the top of the hill chugging along…I think I can…I think I can…

    Am I mistaken? In the versions of that story I heard the little locomotive made it all the way to the top of the hill. Despite all that repeated hype…I think I can…I think I can…now if we had added encouragement from the side of the tracks as folks screamed out…yes little locomotive you can do it! Would that have diminished his chances because it all went to his head.

  15. Chris l Says:

    This team is way more mature and they realize the horrors of underwhelming the hype.

  16. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    That’s a deep thought there Buddy

  17. Roadwarrior Says:

    Buddy Says:
    June 7th, 2020 at 6:01 pm
    That dumba$$ hat has lasted too long that Grandpa Bruce wears, quit trying to be cool and win some games.

    Buddy your mother’s calling you. let it go bro. I know someone $hit in your corn flaks over at one buc. first it was Dirk’s staff now it’s Bruce Arians staff. You don’t know squat your just a hater. Go away and quit acting like you know something

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  19. SB Says:

    Where the heck is Ndog when you need him??

  20. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Buy into the hype. The Patriots sure did for 20 years!

    And anyone putting down Bruce Arians is NOT a Bucs fan.