Assistant Coach Says So Many Bucs Had COVID It Helped The Team

June 6th, 2021

Vita Vea is one of many Bucs infected by COVID-19 before 2020 training camp began

Joe remembers how much emphasis Bucco Bruce Arians placed on “beating the virus” when the Bucs convened for training camp last year — and how much his players were cautioned to be COVID-safe prior to camp.

And through the 2020 season, the Bucs were not affected by the pandemic to the extent many other teams were.

Was it great discipline and diligence by Bucs players?

Well, Bucs outside linebackers coach Larry Foote seems to have a very different theory, as expressed to the Sports Spectrum podcast.

“A lot of our guys had [COVID] in the summer [before the season],” Foote said. “A lot of our guys caught it; I’m not going to say no names in particular. But in my room, especially, I was kind of nervous, like ‘Man, that might be the guy that bring it to me and I bring it home to my family.’ So I was thankful that some of them guys had it. You know, when I started learning about the antibodies — they can’t catch it [again] for 90 days [after infection] or what not. So I think that played in [our] favor that we never had a big outbreak where the NFL had to adjust our schedule.”

For a long time, Joe has maintained that it was unfair to look skeptically at players who caught the virus — or to praise teams for “beating the virus.” There was/is just too much luck involved.

And it seems the Bucs found their virus luck about this time last year.

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13 Responses to “Assistant Coach Says So Many Bucs Had COVID It Helped The Team”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Devin White got The Rona at the perfect time. But we got lucky. No more playing w/ fire please.

  2. Brandon Says:

    90 days…. try 8 months or more, maybe forever. CDC pushing people that had COVID to get vaccine is indicative of how corrupt they are and how much Big Pharma controls them. They said from the start that natural immunity will always be better than a vaccine… but Big Pharma isn’t making the money they want so they’re pushing people with natural antibodies to get vaccinated. Center for Disease Corruption needs to be exposed.

  3. PSL Bob Says:

    Brandon, thanks for the input. Now please sit down and STFU! Thank you.

  4. Admiral Redbeard Says:

    Thank you for speaking up, Brandon! It’s too bad that some annoying little things like FACTS or TRUTH hurts some peoples precious delicate feelings.

  5. mark2001 Says:

    So don’t get the vaccine. And if enough of you don’t, businesses can stay closed, or have mask regulations, or crowd restrictions at public events. Who wants to make sure we are safe enough, in the aggregate to do so, and return to the pre-Covid America. Better to continue to live like we have the last year… And give the victory to Covid. SMH

  6. BT Says:

    The Governor of NY pushed people with compromised immune systems (thank you prescription drugs) back into nursing homes to artificially spike the death count. People in the Elmhurst area of NYC were “administered to death,” most of these were black. Look up the whistleblowers if you want to know more. The MSM spoke with a fevered pitch as though cases were the same as deaths, and they were not and are not. The overall death statistics are the same as the previous years before COVID. This is just like any other viral infection. HCQ was demonized because it wouldn’t justify lockdowns and a stolen election. Now that the election is past tense, HCQ is just fine, just like it has been for over 20 years.
    If you have taken the vaccine, I would urge you to look into NAC, ozone, and liposomal vitamin C to mitigate the effect of the spike protein. Dr. Burroughs, a hard-core vaccine advocate, has come out to say that they made a massive error with the spike protein. It is a toxin, not a solution.
    Mark2001, there was never any reason for the lockdown. Answer me this – if this is as bad as they say, why are drugs that suppress the immune system (putting you at risk of death from the dreaded COVID) still being sold? You can’t change a channel without some drug being figuratively shoved down your throat. Listen to the side effects; impaired immune system (heightened risk of infection) is a common side effect.

  7. unbelievable Says:

    Brandon I hate to break it to you but big pharma doesn’t really make any money off vaccines, no matter how many they sell.

    You should try being more butthurt about them pushing things like opiates on the masses for the last 30+ years and the lives that have been ruined from that, especially when they fully knew how addictive and destructive drugs like that would be.

  8. Eckwood Says:

    If we allow Larry Foote to attend college three or four years and speak English the way he does than shame on our system ……. this is totally indicative of the crazy inaccuracies andsupressing of tremendously effective antivirals , that if pushed like the ( shot ) , well maybe thousands would be alive . Thing is the very very effective antivirals havnt really been mentioned by Fauci , why ??? We all really know why !! Come On Man he cares as much as the heads of the border mess do about the child trafficking they are enabling !! ……… Now none of this means Larry Foote isn’t a good or even great coach but the ignoring of adults that can’t speak proper English is the same lack discipline that creates all this entitlement!! Come On Man !! Just speak properly , it’s elementary!!

  9. bucsfaninOregon Says:

    Before the start of last season I used to post on these pages my opinion that “there would be no season in 2020 due to the virus”.

    I am very happy to say, “I WAS WRONG!!!” See that wasn’t hard.

    But, I see that many of you cannot give up the irrational notion that the virus is a big scam, that Fauci is/was a lying traitor, that masks don’t work, that vaccines are dangerous, etc., etc.

    No wonder half of the GOP still think Trump is still prexy.

    Guys, we now know Trump muscled Fauci into semi-silence, that masks work (I know initially they were confused about this. That’s why they called it a NOVEL virus, and that vaccines are very effective. Is that so hard to say?

    I still doubt that a full RJ stadium will be totally safe since half of you are avoiding the shot. Keep those hospitals busy.

    Meanwhile, it’s a great day in Tampa when Julio Jones goes out of the NFC.

  10. robert wegnerowski jr Says:

    Unbelievable, are you serious? Of Course the RX companies are getting rich off of you think they are giving it out for free? WE are paying for it through our taxes..better check again my friend.

  11. robert wegnerowski jr Says:

    Unbelievable, I also 1000% agree with you on the opiate comment.

  12. BT Says:

    Thank you Roger for your service to mankind. I don’t have to be troubled with responding. That anyone would think that Big Pharma does anything in the public interest, for no profit, shows how far the propaganda has gone. Home school your kids.

  13. Eckwood Says:

    Well let’s see ,,, Modernas stock is up 250 percent since last March and their enterprise value has gone from 35 ish billion to appx 110 billion . The numbers are real and the mrna flu shot ( oh ya Fauci Vaccine)is a big part of that. Bio Tech n is up appx 170 percent so Unbelievable ,,, don’t go full CNN and say , I meant the profit on each shot ( stop it !! Be real !!) you clearly meant there’s not enough profit to matter for personal and political purposes/ gain !! Well you must just ( 😂 might as well speak like some others) don’t be understanded corporate value and valuations . BTW J and J is up almost 20 percent and that’s about 90 billion and I must agree on one thing ,these numbers are just Unbelievable !!! Go Bucs !!!