Arians Explains Losing Lingering At One Buc Palace; 24-Hour Rule Eliminated

September 18th, 2020

Joe talked a lot this offseason about Tampa Bay coaches’ aversion to modern technology.

The whole virtual meeting and teaching focus wasn’t a Bucco Bruce Arians/Byron Leftwich kind of thing. Both expressed that publicly, and the Bucs were not NFL leaders when it came to offseason virtual innovation and learning driven by The Sickness.

The Sickness has forced a lot of change, including limits to meeting sizes the day following a game. Joe presumes that’s to allow for postgame COVID testing results to arrive before a team gathers en masse.

Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio this week about how he eliminated the famous 24-hour rule this week — postgame time spent on a loss — because he doesn’t want to address players online. Players took Monday off and convened on Tuesday.

Arians said he doesn’t like the change but it’s important for him to look players in the eye and meet with them.

“I’m not a big believer in that type of video showing when you’re trying to make major corrections, and when I’m talking to the team I can look in some people’s faces. We did it all Tuesday and got them out at lunchtime,” Arians said.

Arians’ friend, former boss and Hall of Fame general manager Bill Polian, seemed concerned by the change and asked Arians if he’s “Ok with that.”

“It’s very hard because you always had the 24-hour rule,” Arians said. “You know, that game is put to bed by 5 o’clock on Monday and you want to have Tuesday as a player day off they can do their stuff in the community and come in and get their [weight] lifts, or whatever, and then go to work on Wednesday. So I don’t like it, but I definitely don’t like virtual meetings. That’s for sure.”

Joe finds this very interesting and wonders how Tom Brady and veteran Bucs players feel about it.

Joe also finds it interesting that Bill Belicheat told SiriusXM Radio how being forced into virtual meetings and an online offseason made him a much better football teacher once he got past the technological learning curve, and he’s eager to incorporate virtual innovations and teaching going forward.

16 Responses to “Arians Explains Losing Lingering At One Buc Palace; 24-Hour Rule Eliminated”

  1. Roy T. Buford Says:

    For a team where it appeared many veteran players “mailed it in” Sunday, I agree that a virtual meeting won’t do much to right the ship for this weekend. But I DO believe the leaders on that team…and there are many, and some instense practices this week, WILL make ALL the difference against the Panthers and beyond.

    For various reasons, few expected the Bucs to beat the Saints last weekend.So if they can use that “L” to avoid futures ones, good on them.

  2. Believe it when I see it Says:

    Tell you what I’m not believing in is Arians….. Dude hasn’t coached winning football in how long? Not just with the NFLs punching bag ( The Bucs) but also with his previous team. He should look in the mirror.

  3. Clean House Says:

    Last paragraph speaks for itself-
    This guy has packed it in on every level

  4. Hodad Says:

    You either move with the times, or time passes you by. Sounds like time has passed Bruce by. Bellichick is no spring chicken, but goes with the flow, and uses what’s available to his advantage. Bruce sounds like the old guy yelling, get off my damn lawn!

  5. BucEmUp Says:

    Arians isnt a head coach….he used to be and I wish we got the old Arians, but this guy doesnt coach.He observes, he delegates and hes letting one person on his staff, his ‘protege’ drag down the entire operation.

  6. Clean House Says:

    Agree w Buc em up

  7. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Belicheat adjusted and learned how to do something he was uncomfortable with because Belicheat LOVES coaching. It is disappointing to see that our coach does not have the same passion. PASSION is what separates…

  8. thepick6defenders Says:

    can always tell who are the Winstonites.

    all these people belly aching about Arians probably had no problem with him when we hired him but since Winston couldnt remember which team he was on most of the time everything became Arians fault and now that Winston is gone now “time” has passed Arians by and he sucks and no good and whaaaa whaaa whaaaaa cry and moan because your alls messiah is a 3rd stringer and couldnt even land a legitimate back up job anywhere ANYWHERE lol.

    Go root for the Saints then or literally any other team. You all are pathetic.
    You’re not Bucs fans.

    I did not think Winston was the answer but i still watched every game listened to every post game on 620 and rooted every Sunday for the BUCS to win.

    you cry babies want them to lose so you can somehow say “see” we shouldve kept Winston.



  9. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ Roy

    So stupid meng…… player “mailed it in”



    dumb …….comment

  10. TOM Says:

    BucEmUp 100% correct.

  11. August 1976 Buc Says:

    BL with a mistake prone QB,that led the league in Passing, and turnnovers BTW lol and the offense was still #3 in the NFL. Yes there are those times, that you are like what was that, ( End of NY Giants game last year) I do not like predictability in play calling either. But the bottom line is if you are calling the plays mostly, with (BA Interjections from time to time) and you are leading the NFL in offense or top 3, then you definatley have a clue what you are doing. If the Bucs protect the ball and play stout defense, they are going to win most of their games. Because Brady will not continue look like what has been at QB here for over the last decade.

  12. Clean House Says:

    Hey pick 6 defender- your golden boy has now thrown a pick 6, 3 games in a row- so you have an apt screen name!

    Now I give him the benefit of the doubt because he’s the GOAT- I personally think it’s the utter lack of competent game planning.

    By the way one more and he ties the record with only two others- Matt Shaub and oh what a surprise, our terrible backup Blaine Gabbert, who’s on the Arians underlings plan, along with Leftwhich, Goodwin, and Armstrong.

    Maybe these guys can put together something solid for Carolina, I’d love to see something other than incompetence and chaos.

  13. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    @pick6, I don’t see anything wrong with questioning anyone, including BA, Licht or, like I said ANYONE. Just because they have a title does not mean they are always right in what they do. Anyone remember Lovie gutting our Oline?! Lovie was probably a great coach at one time – just now while he was in charge here.

    I don’t mind BA “observing and delegating”, but however he does it, BA is the one who must be held accountable for the end result. Having Brady at QB is a golden opportunity – this team is loaded. BA needs to make the best use of the time he is given, even if that is in a virtual meeting.

  14. Ryan Thompson Says:

    Man some Bucs fans really love to hate the Bucs… I’m taking notes and don’t want to hear y’all praising Brady or Arians when we make the playoffs.

  15. Oneilbucs Says:

    Ryan Thompson PLAYOFFS IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH !!! ALL I HEARD WAS JAMIES WAS THE PROBLEM WITH THIS TEAM . AND WE GOT RID OF THE PROBLEM . My hold point was that the offense is a high risk offense for turnovers but that was a excuse for Jamies . But now again they are looking for another scapegoat. So we know Brady will not get the same blame that Jamies got .

  16. Reach87 Says:

    Enter the rats departing the ship after one loss. Coach sux, players mailed it in, lets bring up the QB who is no longer on the team… Hilarious. Sad. Go Bucs!