Bruce Arians Talks About Coaching Changes

July 7th, 2020

The in-your-face, feel-my-wrath version of Bucco Bruce Arians won’t be the same this season.

A team meeting?

Count on Arians being inside the giant Glazer shed using a microphone, with players a good distance away and presumably sitting in the bleachers six feet apart.

Arians told TampaBay.com about that and other changes coming to One Buc Palace as the 67-year-old coach will be exercising an abundance of caution tied to The Sickness, especially since he’s not in superior health.

One quote Joe found especially interesting, Arians noted 81-year-old assistant coach Tom [Moore] “is probably the healthiest one of all of us,” and added, “We’ve got to be careful. The players, they’re going to all get sick, that’s for sure. It’s just a matter of how sick they get.”

It seems wants all players expecting to get coronavirus and is more concerned about how they deal with it individually and as a team. Joe finds that to be a strategic tactic by Arians. Joe suspects some NFL coaches will go the other route — emphasizing to players that they’ll be fine and protected in every possible way.

Joe talked on the Ira Kaufman Podcast about Arians potentially having a raised coaching platform on the playing field during practices and games. So he often can stay above the heavy-breathing range of those around him. That certainly couldn’t hurt.

But if Arians is convinced all players are going to be sickened by The Sickness this season, then it would almost be a miracle in that scenario if Arians could get through seven months around the team and stay uninfected.

Joe absolutely hates typing that. What a mess.

22 Responses to “Bruce Arians Talks About Coaching Changes”

  1. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Well , the “in your face feel my wraith” fell pretty flat last year, to put it nicely!!!!!!!! “Word on the street” is that ole stale biscuit’ golf cart will be covered with plexiglass!!!!!!!!!! Some already say it will look like the Pope-mobile, who by no coincidence is also Old and wears Funny Hats!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  2. geno711 Says:

    Arians had some well thought out plans.
    I hope he will be fine.

    Don’t the stats suggest that load level is a factor in how serious the symptom/condition might be?

    To Joe’s point though that time in front of players will certainly be a risk. However, if he keeps the load level of the virus lower, by keeping more distance, wearing a mask, and washing then he is better off.

  3. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    These are the craziest times we are living in right now. The Sickness was supposed to slow down in the summer; instead it is exploding. The people of the greatest nation on earth, are fighting each other over wether or not to wear masks, and that being the only response we have to the Sickness at the moment. Stupid and sad

  4. Stanglassman Says:

    We knew back in early February that this strain of virus wasn’t effected by heat or humidity when it was spreading like crazy in warm regions in the Southern Hemisphere. Only people spreading false information were saying it was going to go away with the heat. Just another example of how it’s nothing like the flu or even other viruses.

  5. Pok Says:

    I just hope everyone clamps down for real this time and the Murrica Liberty 2nd Amendment Cosplay crowd starts wearing masks and we bend the curve back so we can actually have sports. Trying it the other way gave us caseload explosions in Florida, Texas, Arizona and other states and we may overrun our hospitals. Time to give civic responsibility a chance- it will allow us to actually have an economy and sports again. I would really like some football this fall please.

  6. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Senor Harry

    I’d add the two other things the expert add to masks…physical distancing and washing hands.

    How are things in Costa Rica. Haven’t seen you guys in the news much so perhaps no news is good news?

    We are learning things at an incredible rate of speed. Things change…no heat obviously doesn’t slow it down….it’s 20X more infectious indoors than outdoors even with physical distancing. That obviously varies on the “health” of the building…air transfer etc.

    IMHO two things that are lacking right now that could help. Patience! Unity!

  7. Chip Chipperson Says:

    This is why I visit JBF…to read dolt’s (with inflated self-esteem) posts bloviate on a virus because they watched CNN last night. Stop pretending you’re experts.

  8. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    All I know is not that we have not gotten it in my house. Other than grocery shopping and my sons working through this whole thing (they were lucky), we’ve been doing the Stay At Home thing. Thankfully, I do my work at home.

    But here in the same town, I still lost an aunt to it last week. She was also staying at home, but her grandchildren visited her often, several of which were spending time at the beaches. I know they didn’t wear masks around her because they took pictures together.

    And finally, our FL governor keeps telling us the virus is ‘flattening’, and yet our numbers keep skyrocketing…which tells me our governor is lying to us.

    Had we all done the stay at home thing a month or so longer, this thing would be gone by now. Instead, the virus is worse than ever and the businesses that said they needed to reopen are going bankrupt.

  9. [email protected] Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    The unspoken thing about the Sickness is this _ The more people who get it, the more people who are gonna get it, that’s the way it works.
    Arians is being honest about our players getting it.

  10. Craig Says:

    Build him a tower and get him binoculars and a megaphone.

    Arians has more than enough staff to not have to do anything other than overview the work.

    He has long since made his desires known. Now his lieutenants have to initiate the battle plan and do the minor adjustments. No sweat for Arians.

    Our battle against COVID was lost from the beginning. It was here long before anyone realized it and has too big of a footprint to be wiped out. We need to learn to live with it for a while.

    It will be good practice, there is probably something else coming, new diseases are appearing more often all the time. The next might be much worse, though it hard to be worse for those who have died or been seriously damaged by this one.

  11. Just stop Says:

    Cases are up because testing is WAY up. Many employers are requiring regular testing of their employees, lots of positive asymptomatic cases. Some states are also ruling anyone that had contact with a positive case as additional positive cases. To top all that off, there are many reports of false positives and contaminated testing kits. Experts say 50-80% of cases are asymptomatic. Most deaths have been in nursing homes, and most of the rest have been elderly living with other sicknesses. At this point it’s pretty obvious this pandemic is mostly political. My heart goes out to all the families and friends of people who have died from Covid. With that being said, it’s time we stop all the fear mongering and start to return to normal. Every year as many as 80k Americans die from the flu, 40k from car accidents, 250k from medical mistakes, and 300k from obesity-related illnesses. No one panics about those because they aren’t shoved in our faces 24/7 for months. The only thing I’m sick of is the fear and nonsense being pushed by the media and the brainwashed. If you are afraid, wear PPE or stay home. The rest of us should be allowed to resume our lives before they start pushing more Draconian laws on us in the name of “public health”

  12. BucEmUp Says:

    We never cared when it was peak flu season. The sooner they all get it the sooner they willnhave herd immunity.

  13. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Bonzai

    Be careful dude…the truth does not always land well here.

    BucEmUp

    The problem is the scientists are not even certain there will be a herd immunity.

    They now suspect that the antibodies disappear in as little as six months. This not only means no herd immunity it means we can no longer assume that once somebody has had the virus they are safe going forward.

    If someone has read something totally different please share.

  14. bojim Says:

    Hey Chip, maybe we should watch Fox instead and then we’ll REALLY be experts. pfft

  15. Mike Schuholz Says:

    I just hope everyone is safe I am a nurse and I work in one of the 12 covid facilities in the state. I can share this we don’t know anymore about this virus than we did 6 months ago.the only thing I can say is that I myself have been fortunate as well as my family. for me its work and home . don’t even go in house until all clothes stripped off and into the washer shoes stay outside.then right to shower before I say hello to wife or my dogs.there are a lot of theories out there. all can say is use common sense. wash hands repeat and wash again!!!!. we all are hoping for the best . as far as masks go I encourage you to go to osha recommendations for mask and read exactly what they are used for.i will let you decide what best serves your lifestyle.be safe out there!!!! distancing is part of solution but everyone has different need in life I encourage all my fellow but fans to live your life !!!! however please keep in mind your fellow fans . be respectful.distance wash hands and be kind to each other. hoping for a great season.Praying for the safety and wellbeing of all of you .I have seen and continue to see this monster up close and personal and it is not pretty!!!! peace and much love to you all go.bucs!!!!!

  16. geno711 Says:

    I am happy to live in Florida where the death rate is much lower than other large states. I think our problems have been when we opened back up there were many individuals that thought that social distancing was not required or good hygiene or masks. They always will be required until at least we can get a vaccine and at least a chance at herd immunity.

    The good news is we have done one of the best jobs on protecting our elderly like Bruce Arians.

    Lets get those social wanderers back on board not contracting the disease so we can continue to protect those most at risk in this state.

  17. Mike Johnson Says:

    Even Arians admits, The players will get sick. I hope nobody dies for..The Love of Money. i got the NFl starting the season inearnest. And players going down like flies. Then they call up any and all reserves to play. The season will not be completed. Covaid is the king for now. Screw with him and he will exact his revenge. Many are trying..and failing nobly.

  18. Chesapeake Bucco Says:

    With all of BA’s personal health concerns, the plague is very worrisome. He is one SOB, but also in the most vulnerable group. God bless us all!

  19. kgh4life Says:

    Arians will not have to worry about contracting COVID because the season will be canceled.

  20. Cobraboy Says:

    Stanglassman Says:

    We knew back in early February that this strain of virus wasn’t effected by heat or humidity when it was spreading like crazy in warm regions in the Southern Hemisphere. Only people spreading false information were saying it was going to go away with the heat. Just another example of how it’s nothing like the flu or even other viruses.,/Blockquote>

    Two flaws in your logic:

    1) The virus won’t go away from “heat” if all stayed inside in air-conditioned comfort. In fact, it keeps the virus from succumbing to heat.

    2) Staying inside, even for short amounts of time, weakens the immune system, making it more difficult to fight *any* form of infection.

  21. Cobraboy Says:

    Stanglassman Says:

    We knew back in early February that this strain of virus wasn’t effected by heat or humidity when it was spreading like crazy in warm regions in the Southern Hemisphere. Only people spreading false information were saying it was going to go away with the heat. Just another example of how it’s nothing like the flu or even other viruses.

    Two flaws in your logic:

    1) The virus won’t go away from “heat” if all stayed inside in air-conditioned comfort. In fact, it keeps the virus from succumbing to heat.

    2) Staying inside, even for short amounts of time, weakens the immune system, making it more difficult to fight *any* form of infection.

    Additionally, where I live in the 2.5rd world (DR) we have had 32,400 cases (.3%) and 800 deaths (.007%)…in 11,000,000 people living practically on top of each other.

    One difference is CV19 is not a political issue here…except the country has to do what the IMF says, if they want the free foreign aid cheese to continue.

    That said, I don’t trust anyone’s numbers.

    (One friggin’ typo destroyed bbcode/html code)

  22. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    geno711 Says:
    “Don’t the stats suggest that load level is a factor in how serious the symptom/condition might be?”
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    Yes. And if you are exposed, but not sick, you will not have a transmissible load (under normal circumstances). But, if you breath into a mask all day, what little virus you exhale can collect in the mask, potentially building up enough for you to make yourself sick by re-inhaling.

    I’m not talking spit when I say wearing a mask constantly is NOT good for you. It also reduces your oxygen levels which can cause damage to your internal organs. If you wear a damp mask from humidity or perspiration, the O2 deprivation gets worse.