“I’m Glad There’s Going To Be 3,000”

January 12th, 2021

Slow starts or fast starts, Bucco Bruce Arians can deal with those.

But there’s one thing about starting a game it seems he can’t handle well.

That would be silence.

And that’s why Arians is happy (almost oddly too happy) that the cavernous Superdome is permitted to host 3,000 fans on Sunday, as it did last weekend when the Saints beat the Bears to advance to play our beloved Buccaneers.

For Arians, that tiny fraction of a crowd (Joe will call it a studio audience) is far better than the alternative.

“I’m glad there’s going to be 3,000, because when we went there for the opener, it was dead. I mean dead, dead. And it’s like, it was eerie,” Arians told The Dan Patrick Show today. “At least we’ll have some noise. I want to hear people booing or cheering. It adds to the game. That dead silence or that airplane noise, it’s not been good.”

As he did months ago, Arians referenced how things just weren’t feeling right on the road in night games against the Bears and Giants in empty stadiums.

Joe’s just glad the Bucs won’t have the silence distraction/excuse for Sunday’s game. If they need a little noise to feel good about the game, then thank you New Orleans government officials.

32 Responses to ““I’m Glad There’s Going To Be 3,000””

  1. Buc Bro Says:

    Bucs lit up a top 5 defense in the last round, lets do it again.

    Go Bucs!!!

    Protect the Savior and True America’s QB

  2. unbelievable Says:

    Just win baby

  3. aFEDupBUCfan Says:

    😭😭😭😭😭😭 Facts

  4. Bucs since 76 Says:

    A little noise but not enough to stop Brady from changing the play.

  5. SlyPirate Says:

    This article is noise. Stop avoiding the real news, Joe. Let’s tackle real topics …

    1. Godwin absolutely crapping the bed. Will Brady throw to him? Will Godwin rebound?

    2. The Saints destroying the Bucs last game, the history of teams that play 3 games in a season and lose the first two, and why we should have hope?

    3. The age of the DL. Can they get to the QB at this stage of the season?

    4. Evans and Godwin. Can we actually keep both and field a team? If yes/no, who goes?

  6. Anonymous Says:

    There might be even more noise when they crack Brees’ ribs again

  7. Roy T. Buford Says:

    “Studio audience.” Too funny.

    I think most of us remember playing sports, or being in a band, etc. Even if the crowd was for the other team or hostile and unruly to you, you always like a crowd better than no crowd. It give you purpose to play…whether they are pro or con.

    Arians is 1-7 against Sean Payton, 0-4 in the past two seasons. I hope he and his guys get what they need.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Wow….3000…..wonder what prices are for those…..

  9. Laura Moo Says:

    Something that’s never been said before, “thank you New Orleans government officials.”

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

    “1. Godwin absolutely crapping the bed. Will Brady throw to him? Will Godwin rebound?”


    Dude had 4 drops his whole flippin’ career!!!! Give him a break!
    Either that or take your apron off and get on the field.

  11. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Having an extra day of rest plus starting at 6:40pm instead of 8:15pm is a much better situation for the Bucs than some of the alternatives. The NFL looked out for the Bucs in the scheduling.

    I’d rather there be a small crowd than no crowd or a large crowd. Again it’s the best possible scenario for the Bucs.

    If the Bucs can’t get more motivated for this game than any other game they’ve played this season they simply don’t deserve to be in the playoffs beyond this point.

    I expect a super close game with the Bucs winning late.

  12. stpetebucsfan Says:

    (Joe will call it a studio audience)

    And let’s hope to hell they use it for “natural sound” as it’s called in TV Production. The fake noise they’ve over amplified sucks and they can’t seem to figure out how to get the mix balanced properly.

    Just for once I’d like to actually hear the announcers without them being drown out by the mix.

  13. Leighroy Says:

    The answer to silly question #1, was answered during the same game. Brady went back to Godwin immediately after drop #3 for a 1st down play. The last drop happened later in the game.

    At risk of sounding like an apologist, 2 seemed more like legit drops and the other 2 were tough catches that we are spoiled to come to expect as sure things from Godwin.

  14. ClodHopper Says:

    You want to talk about annoying? I’m just glad the game is on Fox and not ESPN. What’s up with that annoying sound all game long? They been doing it for two years and it’s still that way. It sounds like an Ice Cream truck across the street. But it never moves. And it’s every game.

  15. alton green Says:

    As for Godwin? There’s a really old saying; “If you can touch it, you can catch it”. I honestly can’t remember 1 player droppin 4 passes in a game. But let’s remember who’s under center. Brady will know when or if to stop targeting him

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

    @ alton green…………… Nov 8th 2015 against the Giants. ME13 dropped SIX in one game.
    Credited with 9 on the Year while 6 came in one game.

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

    People were calling for ME’s head after the game. Calling him a Fake #1 wr, etc etc. Some idiots were even calling for Donte Dye to replace ME.

  18. adam from ny Says:

    this could be the noisiest 3k fans in the history of the saints while brady is calling plays…

    (as they pump in the volume of say another 30k)

  19. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Brady has gone what 335? passes on the road without an int. And that might not include the Washington game.

  20. gp Says:

    You can’t control the reactions of 30k plus people. Any big play, offense or defense, regardless of the team, evokes a reaction from the crowd. A good team feeds off of that and uses it for inspiration.
    Nothing makes a visiting defense stronger than boo’s from the crowd. Like blood in the water!

  21. Priscilla Prenner Says:

    Godwin had 5 drops. I’m just hoping it was the jitters and not something like he was on the take. You just don’t see that almost ever from even a non sure-handed receiver.

    I think he’ll be the star of the game because they’ll put their best defenders on ME and AB. I also look for Gronk to emerge.

    Eerily looking forward to this game. If you want it all this year, and squash the detractors, then gotta defeat your nemesis.

  22. firethecannons Says:

    Unfortunately the broadcasters blast fake crowd noise and I can never hear what the Romo or others are saying, just constant fake cheering coming out of the tv set and the game. Over it already!

  23. A. C. Stackpole Says:

    Gawd… I NEVER Have Trouble Hearing The Broadcasters Over The Crowd, Never Have Since 1960.
    Maybe You All Need Hearing Aids Or Need To Adjust The Audio On Your T.V. Sets.!!! Geez.

    I’ve Been To Live NFL Games & They Are A Waste Of Money 💰. College & Pro Football Are T.V. Sports… Bad In Person. Baseball ⚾️ & Basketball 🏀 & Hockey 🏒 Are Live Crowd Sports. Soccer Is More A T.V. Sport As Well.

    Last Live Game Was Patriots @ Chargers, Sept 29, 2002 & Couldn’t Hear A Damn Thing & ZERO Patriots Replays Shown… Just Lousy Bolts.
    Complete Waste Of $80 Bucks.

  24. Pewter Power Says:

    Rooting hard for my Bucs I’m all about evidence and even though we have the players to beat them I see no evidence this defense can hold drew Brees and the Saints and score consistently enough to keep it close. JPP looks worn out, Shaq is on the back of a milk carton that’s the only place he can be found. I have no idea what Aaron Stinnie brings to the table and rojo may not be fully healthy. Saints won’t have this same team next year so I want to be able to rub a playoff win in their face and make Brees retire, until I see it I can’t believe it and that is the coaching staffs fault not mine

  25. Cassius55 Says:

    While the bucs o-line has played well all season, they really stepped it up against the WFT. If they can execute like that against NO, Brady & Company will have the time they need if it turns into a shootout. But, if the D can put the pressure on Breez like Chicago did, the Bucs should comfortably prevail. Actually hoping for a blowout in the Bucs favor – if so, shouldn’t be shocking, it’s what we all initially anticipated when the pieces were added.

    Just hope the playoff jitters were all left in the last game.

  26. David Says:

    Maybe you didn’t finish watching the game but of course Brady trusts Godwin and is going to throw to him.
    He continued to throw to him in that game, and Godwin had a bunch of yards and a touchdown. He could’ve had a monster game but that was a fluke. It’s in the past already

    Why don’t you think Godwin and Evans can be on the field at the same time? That makes no sense at all.
    Other than when someone is injured, it’s happened all year.
    They have Gronk, Brate, Evans, Godwin, Brown, Miller, the rookie… They use all kinds of sets all game and mix it up well.

    As for the Saints winning twice already, it’s in the past, learn from it and move on.
    The question about the D line is tied into why they lost those games.
    The D-line is the key to the entire game.
    They must get quick, consistent pressure

  27. Merlin Says:

    Brady was throwing passes into the dirt all game, but the receivers get credited for a drop. Godwin had 2 legit drops and it was painful. The others were barely catchable and would have been”dropped” by everyone in the league most days.

  28. john m.razi Says:

    Coach Arians needs an Ernie Adams – Have yet to see total overall excellent game by Bucs. Will be vital vs Saints-Sean Payton-Drew Brees on Sunday. As it looks, Saints in line for “W”. Defense needs to ‘anticipate’ & ‘strategically-adjust’ in every series. Have yet to see absolute energized focus, which is vital plus Julian Edelman passioned-play….all game.

  29. Jason Says:

    D White!!

  30. Anonymous Says:

    Saints screw up every time at this point. Bucs come home with the WIN!!

  31. Onehorse Says:

    Noise or no noise, the Bucs absolutely need to get off to a fast start. Getting behind early to a team that has beaten them twice (regardless of what that looks like historically) and playing on the road would be a recipe for disaster. The first game was fairly close, the second a fluke, this one is the only one that counts. The Bucs have the talent to get this win – Get it done!

  32. Carl Says:

    I am worried about D’s 3rd level play. They gave a lot of yards to xfl QB and a retread QB. That was eye opening at Washington! Brees will eat them up.