“We’re Still In The Crawling Stages”

September 18th, 2020

Bruce Arians

Fresh perspective from Bucco Bruce Arians on what Bucs fans witnessed Sunday in New Orleans.

The Buccaneers’ chief shotcaller opened up about his offense in different ways during his weekly visit to SiriusXM NFL Radio.

“Some receivers ran some unsure routes, which really put [Tom Brady] in a bind,” Arians said.

That really had Joe flummoxed because Joe knows the Bucs receivers on the field were all back for their second year in Arians’ offense.

When it comes to getting Brady in sync with receivers, Arians said, ““We’re still in the crawling stages that way, but we should still be good enough to win ballgames.”

Also, he said that while Mike Evans’ hamstring is fine, “We were careful in how many times we sent him downfield.”

This is all very interesting to Joe and many questions should be answered when the Bucs play the Panthers in two short days.

As for getting a team ready for the regular season, Arians said he’d be just fine if the NFL cut the preseason to two games and teams could have two practices against other teams.

16 Responses to ““We’re Still In The Crawling Stages””

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    defense will play a little better than they did last sunday….offense still wont “click” but they wont play sloppy of shoot themselves in the foot….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  2. BucDan Says:

    Need more drags and slants to Evans! Square up that big body and have Tommy hit him in the numbers all day!

  3. Kawabunga Says:

    Still not sure it was a good idea to let Jameis walk to the Saints?

  4. TOM Says:

    I have to agree about Winston. At the salary he’s getting I’d have rather seen the Bucs sign him as backup. Better than the backups we have. Learning from Brady would have been a plus. But I’m sure the Bucs just wanted to wash there hands of him.

  5. hammerhead Says:

    ^^ Hahahaha, you really think Winston would’ve stayed around as a backup?

    You do remember he was looking for a 30 million dollar contract, right? He wasn’t thinking of himself as a backup and only accepted that after it was clear nobody wanted him as a starter. When was the last time a 5 year starter took a demotion to backup without switching teams?

  6. catcard202 Says:

    What will BA be saying next week – if they Bucs dump WK2 game to CAR @ home??? What excuses will he have then???

    The team better come correct on SUN or the season is lost…0-2 would be a nail in the coffin, even with expanded play-off inclusion.

  7. Danny C Says:

    All will be good when we win this Sunday. Even if we los, which I don’t think we will. It’s still not the end of the world, or this team.

  8. Formerly Tampa 2 Says:

    Still say Leftwich is way too predictable!

  9. LakelandSteve Says:

    The offense probably won’t really start to click until week four or five. However, don’t be surprised if the Panthers move the ball a little more against the Bucs than New Orleans did. If we remember back to last year Teddy Bridgewater picked us apart. I know it was the Saints offense but he is much more mobile than Brees, he gets rid of the ball quickly and he can throw the deep ball. I don’t know that the Bucs really respected Brees ability to throw deep against them last week. The defense needs to get at least a couple of turnovers this week and put our offense on a short field. It seemed like we started every drive within our own twenty last week. We still should win this ballgame but the defense needs to be tough until the offense figures things out.

  10. Roy T. Buford Says:

    One thing in Arians’ favor: He never said he was “Tennessee Ready.”

    He is right; the biggest example was of Mike Evans stopping and pouting on the play that ended with the first pick. He was owned all day by the Saints because of his immaturity. Dude’s gotta grow up. Mike Evans was mostly hot garbage Sunday.

    Brate looked a bit listless–on the few times Brady bothered to target him. On his routes, Gronk looked like he was out there jogging around in the middle of a grade school kickball game. OJ, Miller, Godwin…all good from what I saw.

  11. Etzel Says:

    By the time the offense is in sync, Tom’s body will be shot. Especially with the type of beatings he’ll be taking behind this OL

  12. Mike Johnson Says:

    LOL. Crawling stages? Come on man..You paid 60 million off season to two over the hill players and you wanna say you crawling? Get off the golf cart Arians and do some hands on. after all, they say..you are a QB whispered right? Looks like you got a lot of whispering to do.

  13. Allbuccedup Says:

    Its starting to look like maybe BA and BL are the problem not the quarterback.

  14. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Ole stale biscuit and the sheep sure are singing a different tune then just a short few days ago!!!!!!!!!!! They were exposed on the field once again!!!!!!!!!! And the only way anyone is surprised, is because they did not pay attention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And do the bucs need the largest coaching staff to crawl along!!!!!!!!!! I could not imagine how the sheep would rip the last coaching staff if they said the exact same thing!!!!!!!!!!! But ole stale biscuit is once again not held accountable, and how their are no standards for anyone hired that has national notoriety!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  15. Jim Says:

    Can’t we just give the ball to Nick Chubb and let him run with it?

  16. unbelievable Says:

    Receivers STILL running the wrong routes?

    This is what we heard last year.

    Maybe by year 5 they’ll be able to teach them correctly.