“Working With Tennessee Is Going To Be Fun”

June 10th, 2021

Yes, Julio Jones will help the Bucs for a change this year.

After mandatory minicamp today, Bucco Bruce Arians’ focus turned to training camp kicking off on July 24.

One element missing from last year’s Super Bowl team was the chance to practice against another team in preseason. The “joint practice,” as it’s known is beloved by many coaches not named Lovie Smith.

It gives teams a chance to have live, scripted work against real competition, minus the quarterback hitting and unpredictability of preseason games. And then those same teams play a preseason game a few days later.

The Bucs face the Titans on August 21 in Preseason Week 2 at The Licht House. Before that, the Bucs will square up with them at One Buc Palace.

“Working with Tennessee is going to be fun,” Arians said. “Hell of a challenge to practice with them.”

Of course, the Titans just traded for Julio Jones to complement their punishing ground game. And that represents a much greater challenge for the Bucs defense than Tennessee was two weeks ago before Julio was traded.

Jones gets hurt every year, but he’s usually healthy in the summer. And this time he should be eager to impress his new teammates. So what a productive challenge ahead for the Bucs secondary. Arians is correct.

Damn, Joe is so fired up to have real football around the corner.

11 Responses to ““Working With Tennessee Is Going To Be Fun””

  1. Bucsfanman Says:

    The only thing I would NOT look forward to with the Titans is facing Derrick Henry.
    Tennessee has a good roster and would be a game opponent to be sure.

  2. Godlovesbucs Says:

    Tennessee imo is the toughest matchup in the AFC. If their run game gets going they are so scary. One of the only teams in the NFL that the run game could still get theirs against tampa.

  3. WillieG Says:

    A prelude to SBVI

  4. WillieG Says:

    Make that LVI. Doh!

  5. SOEbuc Says:

    Can we agree at the moment? Defense wins championships. And having Brady helps. They picked up two CB and a LB in the first three rounds but their passing defense and scoring defense was near bottom of the barrel last year. Then again, they dealt with crazy sickness last year.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Just noticed Joe that Jim Fassel passed away a couple days ago out in Las Vegas. Personally thought he was a good head coach when he had the Giants (1997-2003) and trained a number of pretty good assistant coaches (Sean Payton & John Fox among them). Father Time’s still undefeated apparently. Bummer.

  7. Mike C Says:

    Are we Tennessee ready yet?

  8. PSL Bob Says:

    A great tune-up to ensure our No. 1 run-stop defense is ready to roll against Dallas when the regular season begins. Henry is the ultimate challenge.

  9. Slugglife Says:

    Henry- meet Devin White.

  10. #1bucsfan Says:

    Honestly would love to see how our number 1 rush defense would fare against D.H. that dude is a beast. Be a great test. Like to think our team wins still.

  11. unbelievable Says:

    Actually I think practicing against Derrick Henry will be awesome for the defense…

    They’re gonna hurt a little afterwards though lol