Arians Details Plane Fiasco

November 15th, 2020

Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians.

They could have used it as an excuse.

Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians shed light on the longer than long day the Bucs had yesterday, when they were imprisoned on a plane on the tarmac at Tampa International Airport due to mechanical failures.

When it was determined a new plane had to be flown in to take the team to Charlotte, the team was taken off the plane after five hours and scattered about on purpose to keep with social distancing procedures.

Unlike what was reported last night about the plane fiasco, Arians said after the game today that the team was unable to have any type of meetings because players were spread out all over the place. Again, social distancing.

Arians said pizzas and sandwiches were ordered for the players. After a seven-hour delay, the Bucs finally got to their hotel in Charlotte last night around midnight.

Jason Pierre-Paul said when he got in, as he noted on Instagram, that even though it was a horrible day, there are no excuses. Play football when toe hits the leather, JPP said.

Former Bucs tight end John Gilmore praised the Bucs for the ability to put the long, long, long Saturday behind them.

“The way they were able to lace it up and play like that [after the plane fiasco], that’s a bonus for them,” Gilmore said on the Buccaneers Radio Network after the game.

It almost sounded like Arians expected the team to be rusty today because of the lost day on Saturday. He joked he thought the offense left 20 points on the field.

Unlike past Bucs teams who would collapse at the sound of a cough, the Bucs had every opportunity to have a rotten game and blame it on a bad Steve Martin spinoff.

Instead, they took their Saturday frustrations out on the Stinking Panthers.

13 Responses to “Arians Details Plane Fiasco”

  1. Augsut 1976 Buc Says:

    The NBA prep season continues as the Bucs build for a playoff run. GO BUCS!!!!!!!

  2. Aceofaerospace Says:

    November and no one has mentioned the draft. Brings a tear to my eye.

  3. Joe Says:

    November and no one has mentioned the draft. Brings a tear to my eye.


  4. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Left Tackle.

  5. Jmarkbuc Says:


    “Unlike past Bucs teams who would collapse at the sound of a cough, the Bucs had every opportunity to have a rotten game …”

    You have been watching the last two weeks right? We’ve done plenty of collapsing, thank you very much.

  6. Roy T. Buford Says:

    People in the U.S. military deal with this all the time when it’s playing for keeps. A bunch of guys playing a kids game who have to space out, eat pizza and sandwiches, and sit on their butts playing with their cell phones for 7 hours should be able to adjust…if they are professionals. And they did. JPP is right. No excuses. If the Bucs even hinted at this being an excuse, they’d deserve to lose.

  7. MadMax Says:

    Draft you say? Im always on it….we have too much money tied up in TE’s…baby Gronk Freiermuth, Notre Dame…Thats my call for now….then a QB to learn under Brady.

  8. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Draft? It better be a QB. Tom ain’t gonna be here long.

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    Ace…winning sometimes brings a tear to my eye….

    I’m a Bucs fan after all.

  10. Larry Says:

    Hey Joe!
    That Steve Martin movie is a classic!! Go Bucs!

  11. BADMAN Says:

    Does anyone really know why the saints beat the Buc’s twice ?? Because of that traitor jame winston , He gave the Buc’s play book to the saints head coach , They knew every move the Buc’s made on every play , That’s why they got Tampa’s number,,… the finger eater j.w.

  12. Oneilbuc Says:

    I like the Gators quarterback for the future .

  13. Oneilbuc Says:

    We got to beat good teams with good to average defenses before I say we going to the superbowl . But it’s still superbowl or bust !!