Bruce Arians Comes Out Swinging

July 25th, 2021

The man coming off the greatest coaching job in Buccaneers history came out swinging at his opening training camp news conference.

Rather than play defense, before questioning began Arians opened by warning media not to ask about player health — or why someone isn’t on the field or when they’ll return. Don’t go there, Arians cautioned, because he’s not going there.

Postseason workhorse tight end Cameron Brate, who was seen at practice in street clothes, is not participating and is on the physically unable to perform list. Fellow TE O.J. Howard was not practicing with teammates, though was working out and catching balls.

One reporter ignored Arians and asked about Howard’s general timetable. Nope. Arians wasn’t having it.

Yeah, don’t even ask about Tom Brady’s left shin-calf wrap. “Ask Tom,” Arians said when queried about it a few minutes later.

Arians did share that newcomer veteran safety Raven Greene was excused from practice for personal reasons.

NFL coaches love secrecy. Media was not permitted to take any pictures of video after the first 30 minutes of practice today, though there were no such restrictions on the couple of thousand fans in attendance.

10 Responses to “Bruce Arians Comes Out Swinging”

  1. SlyPirate Says:

    So this news story is about no news?

    If you’re in search of ideas, here’s a request: What’s the vibe? How does it compare to last year? There’s all the talk about repeating but do you feel it?

  2. IrishMist Says:

    We just called this press conference to let you know we won’t be taking any questions.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I actually don’t blame Arians….there are multiple players with what appear to be minor injury issues…..what, are there 89 of them?…..He doesn’t want to get tied up with a myriad of questions.

  4. Hodad Says:

    Maybe Brate tore something catching the S.B. trophy.

  5. SoFloBuc Says:

    I know the media is happy but I really liked the Zoom conferences over the podium ones. I can hear the questions.

  6. Eddie Marz Says:

    Don’t know why answering a few questions is so bad. Lighten up coach. This information doesn’t mean anything anyhow. LMAO. GO BUCS!

  7. Mike Says:

    String up Arians, defend your freedom!

  8. John Sinclear Says:

    No video after the first 30 minutes? So, Joe, be a reporter. Hire a ticket holder to shoot video for you. Reporters always have sources!

  9. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Nothing to see here. Why even hold a press conference?

  10. Dan Paradis Says:

    Anything good for the team is good enough for me !! GO BUCS