Bruce Arians Says Bucs Are “A Really Tired Team,” Details Schedule Change

November 18th, 2020

Joe’s glad the Bucs are exhausted. They should be. That’s what happens when you’re 7-3 after a road-heavy schedule without a bye week.

Joe would be worried if the team was daisy-fresh.

Bucco Bruce Arians was candid about the collective state of his roster yesterday and explained he’s adjusted to create a “mini-bye” for the players.

“I gave the guys off until Thursday; we’re a really tired team,” Arians told Bucs Total Access. “We haven’t had a bye yet. So this is kind of a little bit of a mini-bye for us. And then Friday and Saturday night, we’ll practice at night, the same time as the game. Do a couple of different things on Monday morning to try and shake it up and see if we can start the game better.”

Joe loves that Arians is willing to shake things up, call audibles. Many old school coaches wouldn’t consider this kind of stuff.

Will the added rest and radical schedule shift work? Will the Bucs shake their night-game malaise? That’s unclear. But if it doesn’t work, at least the players won’t be able to blame coaches. And there’s great value in that going forward.

20 Responses to “Bruce Arians Says Bucs Are “A Really Tired Team,” Details Schedule Change”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    As I recall, due to the sickness the Titans didn’t practice for 2 weeks then came out and won….
    I think the extra rest is warranted & may help.
    Laying off practice doesn’t seem to hurt players like JPP, Gronk….

    The night practices are a great idea….only wish they could have been at Ray Jay.

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    Do a couple of different things on Monday morning to try and shake it up and see if we can start the game better.”

    AMEN!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  3. Pewter Power Says:

    Sorry but Byron leftwich makes it kinda easy to blame him.

  4. Casual Observer Says:

    Plus – the Rams have some special worries that we don’t. Sure hope the game is not postponed.

  5. Joe in Michigan Says:

    “Joe loves that Arians is willing to shake things up, call audibles. Many old school coaches wouldn’t consider this kind of stuff.”

    ^^^^^

    Me too. The best thing about this year is the Bucs sense of urgency to WIN games. Hopefully we’ll never see the days of trotting someone like Caleb Benenoch out there every week, knowing he couldn’t do the job.

  6. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Rope a dope

  7. Swampbuc Says:

    “Pewter Power Says:
    November 18th, 2020 at 9:50 am
    Sorry but Byron leftwich makes it kinda easy to blame him.”

    You’re a real football genius, aren’t you?

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Pewter Power ….we are 10 games in with a 7-3 record yet Leftwitch is EASY to blame, for what I ask? Good winning!!! smh…YOU PEOPLE!!

  9. Delaware Bucs Fan Says:

    There’s a stat floating out there about McVay being undefeated if they go into halftime leading. That is an ill omen for this team. Getting out to a quick start via hook and/or crook needs to be top priority. Hope the guys rest up and skip any gate crashing parties. Seems like a team we SHOULD beat, but it’s going to require excellent-outstanding execution by all phases. Go Bucs!

  10. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Anyone who has the game recorded, I Urge you to go and watch the FIRST play from scrimmage. Come back and tell me WHY we didn’t begin with a Pick Six!!!
    CD had a better path to that ball then Robby Andersen did but he was staring down the WR. NOT looking at the ball. Now THAT woulda been how to start a game

  11. [email protected] Says:

    Lets go Bucs!!

  12. Mitch Says:

    Yes Rams are 31-0 when leading at halftime since 2017. It’s imperative Bucs start fast Monday night.

  13. Jmarkbuc Says:

    SB

    True dat….Not sure why it takes the defense a half to wake up, if they do. And the ten yard cushions still drive me crazy and have opposing quarterbacks licking her chops.

  14. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    If we’re fortunate to go into the bye at 9-3 or 8-4 then we will be well rested if we make the playoffs. The practicing at night is one of the smartest things I’ve heard, more power to Arians!

  15. stpetebucsfan Says:

    7-3 winning 70% of our games projects to 11.2 wins for a 16 game season.

    11 wins this season will be success by anybody’s standards and surely get us into the playoffs.

    If the season ended today it would be a big success. We just need to keep it up.

  16. Michael Says:

    I thhink Bucs are doing great
    Keep it up guys.

  17. unbelievable Says:

    9-3 would be incredible. 8-4 seems more realistic.

    I kind of like our chances against KC more so than against LA though to be honest. We can go up against good offenses, it’s the good defenses that have shut us down.

  18. DaBux Says:

    I just love BA. He gets it.

  19. Ericb Says:

    We need to practice i think….i understand we only practiced twice before saints game..it is kind of bs we have a way late in the season bye. I understand that were tired but we gotta keep winning and def no more losses…we need to pressure the hell out of goeff all game and well intercept him..just like miami did get in his face all game it will create turnovers..watch the miami game get some tips from that…and im so glad if thebsaints start JW bc itll be outlr chance to get firat place when he loses his games he plays lol go bucs!!!!

  20. Lakelandsteve Says:

    I really like the fact that we have a late bye considering how things have played out so far. After the bye we have 4 winnable games and having that extra week of rest should really bode well for a playoff push and possibly high seed. Also we still stand a fair shot of winning our division especially now since Brees is out for awhile. Enjoy everyone, it’s been a long time coming. Go Bucs!

 

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