Bruce Arians Says Bucs Will Play Full-Throttle In Finale

December 28th, 2020

No breaks for the Falcons on Sunday.

That was the word from Bucco Bruce Arians this afternoon.

Arians said he considered resting players in the season finale but all the players he talked to about it insisted on playing. And Arians also talked about wanting to go 11-5 for pride and the No. 5 overall seed. The head coach emphasized that’s not about caring who the Bucs will face in the opening round, just a desire to go out strong.

“11-5 is special,” Arians said.

It is special, though Joe would like to see Rob Gronkowski and Jason Pierre-Paul get the day off.

Regardless, Joe likes the mentality. Maul the Falcons and keep on rolling.

38 Responses to “Bruce Arians Says Bucs Will Play Full-Throttle In Finale”

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

    They have no choice!

  2. unbelievable Says:

    Hopefully we’re up big by half time, and then we can rest guys.

    Gotta keep Brady, Evans, JPP and a few others healthy for the playoff run!

  3. FirstTimePoster Says:

    11-5 is second best franchise finish. Do it!

  4. Robert Says:

    they better. I asked before the last ATL game why everyone already had an L in our column and it seemed like a trap game. Luckily we won….this time it should not be about luck. Bucs NEED to be NASTY and play it like a playoff game. this team is maybe 80% of their potential and needs more games like detroit.

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

    Bucs have to win every game for the rest of the year
    One game at a time

  6. Godlovesbucs Says:

    Only guys i would consider pulling are jpp, gronk and evans. Only if they get a good lead and those guys get their milestones.

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

    Atlanta is coming to town to kick ass and go home with a win… we’ll see if White has learned his lesson, because Dirk has a few tricks up his sleeve until White can beat him at his own game

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    All of this BS about resting JPP……do you realize we were up 47-7 on the Lions and JPP was playing late in the 4th quarter…..

    Full-throttle……play to win……don’t worry about injuries…..if they happen, they happen….now if we are up 47-7……by all means, rest JPP.

  9. Mitch Says:

    Bucs still don’t have 5th seed locked up… Play to win or risk playing Green Bay, New Orleans, or Seattle in the first round of the play offs.

  10. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Now we’re talking! This is what REAL football is all about! Let ‘m play! That is what real footballers do no matter what their salary.

    Go Bucs! Trounce the Falcons.

  11. Joe in Michigan Says:

    This is good news. As we saw a few weeks ago, Atlanta is no slouch. Play hard, win the game, go into the playoffs with momentum.

  12. #1bucsfan Says:

    Sorry y’all we can’t afford to have players get rest then be sluggish for a win or go home playoff game. These guys are professionals. This is what they get paid to do. Use this last game to start fast and keep fine tuning this team. We had a bye week not to long ago and we played Saturday so there is a extra day of rest. Let’s go Bucs

  13. Tony Says:

    I hope u all don’t mind me adopting your team for awhile I’m 55 and a life long Patriots fan can remember them all the way back to mid 1970 s and Steve grogan hog Hannah and the bunch.Anyway with Brady and gronk with u guys I’ve been following the bucks this year think u guys have a real shot with the talent Tampa has if they can continue getting better stay injury free and don’t turn ball over in playoffs think we lol I mean u guys have a real chance.. ps pass defense worries me and thx for letting me jump on the bandwagon i miss Brady and gronk 😋👍🏻

  14. Richard Dickson Says:

    I’d much rather guarantee the 5th seed and go to the NFC East winner than have to rely on the Cardinals to beat the Rams and risk having to go to Seattle.

  15. Another J Says:

    It’s time to win, There ain’t no time to rest, We can rest once we have the trophy In hand!

  16. Pete timchal Says:

    Play to win, no other way to look at it.

  17. Casual Observer Says:

    “Mauling the falcons” won’t be easy. They just played KC pretty evenly. But the way the Bucs are playing, they have a good chance for a solid win. And, hopefully, rest some of the vets mentioned. A good finish to the regular season would be very nice and I suspect that will happen on Sunday – a good team attitude seems to be in the air.

  18. Mark Says:

    Feel sorry for Brady. Only the 2nd time in his career he hasn’t won the division.

  19. AJ Says:

    If we had been putting together solid, 4 quarters of football lately. I could see resting our guys heading into the playoffs. But especially on defense going against a good offense like the Falcons. I think playing to win is how you get razor sharp heading into the tournament.

  20. sgrd0q Says:

    @Mark: “Feel sorry for Brady. Only the 2nd time in his career he hasn’t won the division.”

    Damn! I had to look it up. You are right. Since he became the starter in 2001 the Pats finished 2nd only in 2002 and 2008. 2008 being the year he was out the whole season with a leg injury. So technically, only one year in two decades. Every other year, AFC east champ. Unbelievable.

  21. Crack3rK Says:

    Welcome aboard Tony. Thanks for the 2 year loan on the GOAT and Gronk. Nice to taste some of what you Pats fans enjoyed for 20 years! It’s been a long time coming.

  22. tony Says:

    crack 3 u guys deserve it and although hard to remember but back in 1980s pats had some horrible years 2 wins and all,i also agree with people here about falcons think they have been playing better than there record with a lot of close losses plus a divisional game to boot..So take care of business bucs !! ps im not the only new england fan rooting for u guys ive heard several others on the radio up here feel the same way as me..

  23. Allbuccedup Says:

    Wide receiver is about the only position with any depth. The defense really doesn’t have much depth you could see that with JPP and Barrett playing most of the game against the kittens.

  24. Buc Bro Says:

    Hope the Bucs can finish strong and secure the 5th seed. Can’t afford to get outcoached by Rah & Dirk again

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    One of my neighbors is a new Buc fan…..he said he thought he was a NE fan but realized after Brady left, he was a Brady fan….loves Gronk too….

  26. Slapmyassandcallmesally Says:

    Thom Bratey will go down in history as a top-tier QB.

  27. JimBuc2x Says:

    2017 Buccaneer HC Dirk Koetter said about his team’s running game “It’s not like we have Gayle Sayers on our roster” Someone needs to tape that comment on Ronald Jones II’s locker. I’ll bet RoJo gashes those Dirty Birds for a buck-fifty rushing yards! Oh yeah, up yours Dirk.

    RoJo: “Hey coach, remember me? Well, just call me Gayle”

    Go Bucs!

  28. SlyPirate Says:

    A short yellow bus is special. Resting your players for a playoff run is smart.

  29. Allbuccedup Says:

    Rojo needs to get at least a 100 yards and Mike Evans needs at least 40 yards. And we need to blow out the dixie chicks to secure that 5th seed, it would be nice warm up game with a stinky NFL east representative in the playoffs.

  30. Ed Says:

    Roll over Falcons and fly into Dallas, Washington or New Jersey for your opener with momentum. We have seen what happens when this offense gets going, it is unstoppable. The only time they have really had issues has been with teams that have a great front five like New Orleans, Chicago and the Rams. Thats only because their left tackle is inconsistant.

    They do have to get their game plans adjusted for the type of teams they play. Atlanta isn’t a great pass rushing team but they are more than capable of putting up points so the Bucs have to plan on scoring a lot.

  31. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    This team must go into the playoffs with momentum. A loss to the Falcons will kill that momentum.

  32. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    They need to start the game the way they ended the last game. Act like they’re 17 points down and unleash the hound AKA Devin White.

  33. adam from ny Says:

    river boat ron ain’t playing around in washington…


  34. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Welcome to Bucs Fandom, Tony. We’re nationwide now.

  35. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Adam in NY: It’s strange to me that Haskins wasn’t cut last week, if they were going to cut him. Do he do something else to piss off management further? Or was it the backup played well enough to dump him now?

  36. adam from ny Says:

    when you dump your 1st round quarterback draft pick, you better have consent of everyone in upper mgmt. and ownership…

    it’s a negative for the franchise as well as haskins…

    dude has jamarcus russell written all over him tho

  37. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Tony Says:

    “I hope u all don’t mind me adopting your team for awhile…”

    You are more than welcome to join us Tony; love having you aboard. There are many of you here following Brady. Pretty cool IMO. And I remember Grogan well, used to cheer for him.

  38. tony Says:

    thx harry i was stationed in panama funny u in costa rica its beautiful down there met my wife there be 30 years this june..ok well take care