Bruce Arians Isn’t Playing Around

July 24th, 2021

Puts foot down.

Ever since a vaccine for The Sickness became widely available, Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians has been pretty vocal about his players’ need to take the needle.

Apparently, Arians is done talking about it.

Per multiple reports today, Arians has stated that he will see to it that the NFL fines any unvaccinated Bucs player he sees — without any warning — some $14,000 if caught not masked up or violating NFL virus protocols.

League rules,” Arians told Jenna Laine of ESPN.

Last season before a vaccine was available, the Bucs seemed incredibly disciplined in protecting themselves against the virus. But just a day before the Bucs were scheduled to report to training camp this morning, safety Jordan Whitehead was placed on the COVID list.

Whitehead must not be too sick, provided he tested positive, because he posted video on his Instagram account of himself pumping weights in a garage.

The NFL is tight as a drum when it comes to the virus protocols. Joe, per media protocols, had to get tested this morning at One Buc Palace in advance of training camp, despite being vaccinated. Even walking into the medical trailer the Bucs have set up for daily testing of unvaccinated players, Joe was required to mask up.

Playoff Lenny is almost certainly one of the unvaccinated players. He twittered out this week that he “can’t” take the needle, and since deleted the tweet.

56 Responses to “Bruce Arians Isn’t Playing Around”

  1. mark2001 Says:

    Even Steve Doocy, Sean Hannity, DeSantis, and Mitch McConnell are imploring people to now get the Vaccine. They understand the threat to our economy, and the NFL to the season with this new variant. I expect to see the screws tighten for those that continue to follow the anti-vax line of thinking, in a material sense. Little more can be said to convince people to do so, so those days are coming to an end.

  2. Casual Observer Says:

    And don’t forget Kamala Harris who said that she wouldn’t take any vaccine produced and recommended by our former president. Even she changed her mind and got the shot. Come on, Lenny.

  3. Medicated Pete Says:

    Do what the Kool-Aid Man says

  4. Marine Buc Says:

    I wonder if Tom Brady is vaccinated.

  5. Buc50 Says:

    VP Kamala Harris understood what is now coming out that TFG only cared about being re-elected so she wanted grownups to make the decision on when the vaccine was ready. Is it really that hard to understand?

  6. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Arians looked like a Zombie at the White House. A little over vaxxed.

    I hope he doesn’t keel over dead on the practice field like all of those pilots who died mid air.

  7. vabucsman Says:

    @ Ghost of

    You know crackpot websites aren’t good for you right???

  8. Oneilbuc Says:

    I saw every one killing kap for kneeling during the national anthem and a lot of people got mad saying he was disrespecting the flag wich is his constitution right. Then some of yall said you can’t do that at the work place . By kap kneeling during the national anthem because of police brutally didn’t put no one in the hospital are in the grave! Now we have a virus that can be spreading to hurt other people or killed other people and all you have to do is get a vaccine that can prevent from killing people wich it has and still killing other people . And now you have the same people who hated kap for exercising his rights is now backing people for not getting the vaccine and now yall want to talk rights , and how the NFL and teams are wrong for holding those players and coaches accountable for not getting the vaccine that hurts and kille others. What a big contradiction !!!

  9. BucEmUp Says:

    What a world where you cannot freely decide what goes into your own body without being fined. Some things are more important than money.

  10. Jason Says:

    So what’s the over/under on how long until Joe shuts down this comment thread? Lol.

  11. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Taken from the UK government website: Covid Report Page10 paragraph 32

    32. The resurgence in both hospitalisations and deaths is dominated by those that have
    received two doses of the vaccine, comprising around 60% and 70% of the wave
    respectively. This can be attributed to the high levels of uptake in the most at-risk age
    groups, such that immunisation failures account for more serious illness than unvaccinated
    individuals. This is discussed further in paragraphs 55 and 56.

  12. vabucsman Says:


    Nooooo, you will get fined if you go against COVID protocols. (i.e masking and social distancing)

  13. webster Says:

    Buc50 you would think it would be easy to understand based on the simple fact is she said exacly that but as we know some love using alternative facts.

  14. mark2001 Says:

    GOH…fact check fail on pilots dying after Vaccine. Arians has had Cancer and is overweight. And it is 69. I hope he doesn’t keel over as well…but has nothing to do with the Vaccine.

    BEU…when your body is part of a team effort and team sport, it isn’t as simple as that. You don’t want to meet the job requirements and part of a team and its success, find a new job.

  15. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    56. This shows that most deaths and admissions in a post-Roadmap resurgence are in people who have received two vaccine doses,

  16. Andrew Says:

    GhostofDarrel, simply not true. Please dont spread that stuff.

  17. Crickett Baker Says:

    I am glad to see someone that I agree with, Bucemup, finally. This drug hasn’t even been tested as much as ANY other thing the FDA says is ok for humans to ingest, as far as I am aware.

  18. Crickett Baker Says: can’t even get it anonymously! The government has to know who takes it. It is a horrible privacy invasion, which hardly anyone seems concerned with, anymore.

  19. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    “MP’s in England are exempting themselves for the vaccine passports to be rolled out in September”

    They must have read the report Page10 par 32

  20. Defense Rules Says:

    @Ghost of Darrell Henderson … “This shows that most deaths and admissions in a post-Roadmap resurgence are in people who have received two vaccine doses”.

    That’s not even close to be true In the United States Ghost, and I seriously doubt it’s even true in the UK despite the fact that they’ve used some different vaccines than we have.

    Dr Fauci said in a 4 July interview on Meet the Press … “Well, if you look at the number of deaths, about 99.2% of them are unvaccinated. About 0.8% are vaccinated. No vaccine is perfect. But when you talk about the avoidability of hospitalization and death, Chuck, it’s really sad and tragic that [al]most all of these are avoidable and preventable.”

    Our Florida governor (not exactly a fan of Dr Fauci it seems) pretty much seconded that when he said this week … “If you are vaccinated, fully vaccinated, the chance of you getting seriously ill or dying from COVID is effectively zero. If you look at the people that are being admitted to hospitals, over 95% of them are either not fully vaccinated or not vaccinated at all. And so these vaccines are saving lives. They are reducing mortality.”

    Ghost, if you don’t want to get vaccinated, fine; your choice. But don’t be spreading misinformation to influence others to follow your preferences.

  21. mark2001 Says:

    Jason.. I think Joe will let it ride until the fake information train carries the thread over the cliff. Good thing the NFL, the Owners, and Arians don’t believe all their bull spit.

    And BTW GOH… the report didn’t say the Vaccine didn’t work. But that since so many of the older group have gotten it, and the younger folks will either continue to get it or be strong enough to avoid death and hospitalization, that most of the growth will be among those vaccinated. “not protected against death… This is not the result of vaccines being ineffective, merely uptake being so high.” Amazing how your source left out the “not the result of vaccines being ineffective” part.

  22. Steven007 Says:

    Ghost of Don Knott’s, you are the biggest and most egregious disinformation peddler on this blog. Even the anti-vaxxers that would seemingly side with you know you’re pedaling utter crapola at all times. But hey, you do you.

  23. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:


    I quote official govt facts provided by the United Kingdom and you go ad hominem??

    Ad hominem… Attacking a person’s character or motivations rather than a position or argument.

    Appealing to the emotions rather than to logic or reason.

  24. BradyBucs Says:

    The worry is if this Delta variant explodes in growth and creates more mass lockdowns. This could not only harm the economy but could affect NFL games again.

    Israel is one of the most vaccinated nations in the world (Pfizer). Their latest data shows that Pfizer vaccine is only 39% effective against the Delta variant.

    But that’s an overall average. What’s worse is that their data shows that the longer people have been vaccinated the least effective it is against getting Delta.

    So it seems the vaccine starts to ‘weaken’ over time as far as protection is concerned.

    BUT… vaccinated people vs. unvaccinated people definitely have much milder symptoms if they get the Delta variant or the primary strain of Covid-19.

    Pfizer is apparently hustling to create a Delta variant booster for their vaccine.

    I fear the Delta case numbers, even if they aren’t as deadly due to many vaccinated people getting it, will still cause major lockdowns in the US again.

  25. BradyBucs Says:

    TO CLARIFY: If you’re vaccinated and get Covid (Delta variant or other) the data shows it’s more likely to be a mild case or potentially less deadly than if you’re unvaccinated.

  26. Oxycodoms Says:

    Players can freely decide if they dont want vaccines. They just cant play thats the choice they have . Its part of being a professional athlete in the nfl.
    They can go work at Publix if they dont like it

  27. Colin in Canda Says:

    Ever since the NFL announced these strict rules for non vaxed players my favourite websites and instagram follow comment sections have been over run by anti vaxxers. Its really sad that people feel the need to comment on the research theyve done and add their two cents on science.

    The confidence it takes to think that you know more than doctors who have spent their whole lives studying this kind of stuff… its mind blowing. Confident idiots. If you feel the need to respond please just know that i dont care what you think and your research means nothing to me and that you are wrong.

  28. Steven007 Says:

    So you’re actually answering to Ghost of Don Knott’s now? Good to know.

  29. Youngbucs Says:

    Oneilbucs for maybe the first time I completely agree with what you said!

  30. mark2001 Says:

    Steven… Don Knott’s … the star of the Ghost and Mr. too Chicken to get a Vaccine?

  31. Steven007 Says:

    mark, apparently. It’s ironic as I’ve noted before how the ones that used to use the term snowflake as a pejorative have literally become the snowflakes. Ouch, that hurts! 💉

  32. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Thee Don Knotts star of the Love God and The Incredible Mr Limpit??

    Love that guy!!

    Stephen, It’s sad when you have conversations between your pseudonyms…..A fictitious name, especially a pen name.

  33. Bojim Says:

    Get the fcking shot. Let’s stop this. Selfish SOBs

  34. Bojim Says:

    Eww my freedoms. Get it the fcking shot. Why don’t you want to kill this? Idiots.

  35. CantChangeStupid Says:

    All you pro vaxxers are loon conspiracy theorist. Lead by your loon conspiracy MSM lords and saviors.

    My body my choice you conspiracy nut jobs. I got your vaxx right here. I will take your Shot in the arm? But your gonna ha e to take my shot.

    BS sheep. Stick to sports you AI Trolls. Always knew some of yall was idiots, just didn’t think you where ACTUAL IDIOTS

  36. FirstTimePoster Says:

    I know this. I have a close personal family friend of 40 years, who is a nurse, that works in the Covid ward at South Seminole. She said “Don’t get the shot yet”. That’s all I need to know.

  37. CantChangeStupid Says:

    Just so we can all agree on something. I want things to get back to normal too.

    Like when the flu shot was optional for example!!!

    I mean thank God COVID Killed the flu OFFICIALLY. But I Want to take my chances by not getting a shot of something that I know I don’t want in my body vs something that might get in me and my body very likely will fight off naturally

  38. CantChangeStupid Says:

    And if you have been vaxxed. What are you worried about? Not like you can get it. Oh wait even when you get it. Its not like your gonna die. Oh wait, its not like you won’t have just as good of a probably of survival as I have without getting it. Oh wait…..

    Bottom line, just cuz you jump off a bridge don’t mean we all must do the same.

    Besides all this. We are all gonna die. Let me die on my own terms in pursuit of my own happiness.

    And if you don’t want to work with me, you dam sure won’t be working for me…


  39. Oneilbuc Says:

    Youngbucs. My cousin just got out of the hospital after being in their for 4 weeks fighting covid ! He almost died last week !! I don’t want nothing stopping us from getting that superbowl!! But most importantly I got the both shots and ain’t nothing wrong with me no side effects or nothing. Every one I know that got the shots ain’t nothing wrong with them. And I know at least a 150 people who got the shot and they are ok with no side effects !!

  40. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    My brother (70) got the shot, cost him $150,000 for a heart procedure to undue the side effects. Didn’t work, the doctors knew beforehand that the procedure was
    going to fail. There’s no cure for dead heart muscles.

    My Mom (92) got the jab, now the nursing home bills me $24 a day for kotex ($750 monthly) and $1500 a month for oxygen.

    Those are the only two in my family that got the shot, thank God!

  41. Capt Kidd Says:

    “A nurse said”. Nurses are not trained in microbiology, they’re trained to do the things the doctors don’t want to do. Their education level isn’t close. I’m not disrespecting nurses either, but to quote a nurse as being an expert opinion in epidemiology or vaccine effectiveness is asinine.

  42. jb Says:

    A Whole lotta idiots post here, and for the IDIOT that said his nurse friend of his said not to get the shot……..SHE SHOULD BE FIRED IMMEDIATELY! IRRESPONSIBLE NUMBSKULL!!!!

  43. mark2001 Says:

    “People with all kinds of cardiovascular risk factors and disease should definitely get vaccinated to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19,” said Dr. Mitchell Elkind, a professor of neurology and epidemiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City.

    “People with heart disease or stroke – or for that matter, risk factors for heart disease and stroke – are at much greater risk from the virus than they are from the vaccine,” he said.

    American Heart Association….

  44. stpetebucsfan Says:

    This is of course coming to a head because we are literally talking about life and death and beyond that the ability to return to some sense of normalcy and ditch the masks.

    As soon as the FDA moves their approval from “emergency” to normally approved which is expected in months there will be no more arguments over taking the vax and the legality of requiring employees, customers, to provide a vax passport or simply forego that job or restaurant. The free market then decides.

    Don’t want to be indoors with unmasked unvaxxed folks you get to choose an establishment that requires vax. Those who don’t want to get the shot then simply get a job where it’s not required and eat in restaurants and socialize with folks that don’t mind the unvaxxed unmasked.

  45. All lives matter Says:

    The media portrays it as some right-wing conspiracy that people don’t want to be vaccinated when in reality there are a lot of voting democrats that refuse to take the needle as well. The media and the democrats want to divide us but what we really need is a voice of reason, one that will unite us and convince the unvaccinated that it’s ok to take the shot regardless of what political party you’re in.

  46. Bojim Says:

    Get the fcking shot!!

  47. Crickett Baker Says:


  48. MRRR Says:

    All of you who went to school realize what those shots were when you were a kid, right? You already have vaccines in you. Take one more so that we can get back to normal. Here is a stat that’s real:. In LA, 20 % of positive Covid cases are from people who have been vaccinated. Yet only .0059% of people hospitalized because of Covid have been vaccinated. Please don’t end up in the hospital because of stupidity. And please don’t infect me or my family because of stupidity. Go Bucs!

  49. Jerry Says:

    New AP poll shows vast majority of Americans who haven’t gotten the jab have already made up their minds that they won’t be getting it. So having politicians and celebrities going up to microphones and telling them to get it is not going to change any minds. We seem to have maxed out. Over in Europe they are having mass protests and riots as the governments talk about mandates and vax passes. So it’s not just an NFL or Bucs issue or even just an American issue. It’s a global issue.

    I also don’t see many employers requiring it. Many businesses right now are struggling to find quality workers as it is. Can these struggling businesses afford to lose 1/3rd of their workforce and have to defend a slew of lawsuits? I don’t see most business owners doing that. Not to mention it could open themselves up to fines and liability in places like Florida where the state government is very hostile towards any talk of mandates.

  50. Slugglife Says:

    Look at all the little authoritarians.

    They’re calling you scared because you don’t want an experimental concoction injected into your body. Because you’re scared.

    Meanwhile they’ve injected an experimental concoction into their body, because they’re scared.

    Makes perfect sense. Without sheep, they’re wouldn’t be any wolves.

  51. Bbro Says:

    How many players ever kneeled for cops being killed while guarding the streets and homes of our families. Get off the band wagon and look at each situation.

  52. Oneilbuc Says:

    Bbro. It comes with job of being a cop !! They chose to become a police officer . But it’s bad when just because you are black or Latino you could lose your life because of what race God made you .

  53. MRRR Says:

    Stop calling it experimental. It has been tested and is working. Normally I don’t care if you want to be reckless with your life (not wearing a seatbelt comes to mind). However, your recklessness can get others sick. Let’s all get the vaccine so that we can put Covid in our past. Please.

  54. Vdocter Says:

    If you are vaccinated and you are imune to covid and everyone that wants vaccinated can get it and be safe. Tell me why people who don’t want it should. Or does the vaccine not work. We are not communists yet. Are we?

  55. Oneilbuc Says:

    MRR . I’m with you bro I’m vaccinated and I have a cousin that just got out of the hospital from fighting covid for a month and he was saying the stuff people are saying on this site. Now he’s going to get vaccinated he almost died 2 weeks ago from covid. It’s better to be safe than sorry it’s better not to find out the hard way if you’re body can’t handle the virus !! Get vaccinated !!!

  56. MRRR Says:

    Yes, Vdoc. By wanting the virus gone we have become communists. Since we don’t want to become communists let’s get rid of all of our laws that keep us safe? By the way I assume you went to school as a kid. Di they put vaccines in you? The answer is yes. Did we become communists because of it? Or is it possible that we just want people to be safe and healthy?