Arians Waves The Victory Flag

August 28th, 2021

Bucs starters were supposed to play one half tonight in order to get used to game speed and be ready for opening day.

The plan changed.

Early in the second quarter, Bucco Bruce Arians had seen enough. His Bucs were throttling the Texans. The offense was humming after a lousy opening drive and the pass defense was on fire. So Arians pulled the starters off the field.

It was as if Arians was a boxing referee who called a Round 2 TKO.

What a beautiful sight it was, though Joe hopes Chris Godwin didn’t get too dinged up by the big shot he took to the ribs after a reception and some quality YAC (yards after catch).

The Bucs certainly look ready for the Cowboys in 12 short days.

26 Responses to “Arians Waves The Victory Flag”

  1. Bird Says:

    Nah. It was right to his kidney
    That hurts so bad

  2. SB Says:

    I wish I could have seen the game!
    I am STOKED for Sept 9th!!!

  3. The Red Mirage Says:

    Brady was throwing darts boy!

  4. Bird Says:

    This was the perfect game matchup. Get some confidence against a subpar team

    I saw a lot of comments on gabbert. I dont get it. He is just not that good. Not even for a backup

    JTS looks like a steal at 32 draft pick

    KJ Britt definitely made team.

    Trask played better

    Grant stuard changed his nickname from “big hair dont care” to “real slow gotta go”

  5. BA4President Says:

    Can Blaine Gabbert be on the practice squad and Trask be the #2?

  6. SOEbuc Says:

    That AB and Godwin rotation between the slot and outside.

    Do you happen to have a fresh pair of under?

  7. TheShaz Says:

    Bucs in a hurry up spread offense.

    The last time the Bucs offense played(Super Bowl) it was heavy with extra tight ends.

    Pick your poison.

  8. SlyPirate Says:

    Offense had a little rust to start the game but boy they came alive. The defense looks okay. The reigns were pulled back. That said …

    Tryon is a monster!

  9. SOEbuc Says:


    Hard to speak when you’re grinding your teeth.

  10. JimmyJack Says:

    I will give a lot of credit to Byron Leftwich for the offense tonight. I loved in the 2nd series the 2 quick out throws to get it started. Those completions got us into a nice groove and the offense didnt look back until we put in the 2nd unit and they responded with an imediate sack ha ha ha

  11. Rod Munch Says:

    It was the Bucs homecoming game… just on the road in preseason.

    The Texans are the worst team in football, but it’s always nice to beat up on a bad team and leave after two nearly perfect drives.

    Of course the fact that terrible team took our backups to the wire… ugh.

  12. Craig Says:

    After Brady got his hands wet mine got wet. It was gorgeous. Twice.

    Then Gabbert did his thing and it got ugly. Trask, at least, got a touchdown this pre-season.

    That points more towards Trask than Gabbert as the number 2. Trask stilll needs to settle some, but soon he will be close enough to steal the love from Arians.

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    “After Brady got his hands wet mine got wet”

    That sounds repulsive, like the beginning of a Brady fan-fiction.

  14. gp Says:

    I don’t think Trask is No. 2 yet but he sure looks a lot better than some of the “talent evaluators” that post on this site think.

  15. Leighroy Says:

    It’s almost pick your position at backup qb. Gabbert gets the nod bc of experience and Trask can hold the clipboard for a while. I think he showed both his potential and the developmental setbacks this preseason. But he has time to sit back and watch the goat cook!

    I’ve seen enough of Griffen, but maybe he can stick around on the practice squad.

  16. Leighroy Says:

    Pick your poison dang it

  17. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Godwin needs to learn how not to expose himself to a big hit like that. He just kept drifting backwards after the catch with his back exposed for a big hit, and it happened. I was thinking about it and suddenly he was nailed.
    Come on Chris, play smart, no need to miss more games this year. It is one thing if you are going forward with authority trying to gain yards, but Chris was just drifting backwards with his back totally exposed for a head hunter. Not Cool.

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  18. Lakelandsteve Says:

    Come on Kyle Trask is not ready to face a 1’st string NFL defense. That’s why Gabbert will be the #2. I think they are doing the right thing by Trask and the Bucs organization. Sure he looked great against a bunch of guys who aren’t going to have a job come Tuesday but if something happened to Brady especially early in the season you let Gabbert play. Gabbert is not Tom Brady by a long shot but he has to be #2 at least until later in the season if Trask can show in practice he can play against the big boys. However being third string QB he won’t get many reps in practice. Hopefully Brady stays healthy all season and this is all a moot point.

  19. Drunkinybor Says:

    Mr. Irrelevant is a just name for him. He seems to diagnose plays well but he just does NOT have the athleticm to compete at this level. Maybe after he’s on the practice squad or just released. He can take some human growth hormone or some kind of steroid and he will look jacked. But natural ability he’s just not that dude.

  20. Pine Hills Says:

    Bradts always been pretty durable

  21. lambchop Says:

    1) Chris got hit in the back. Ouch, he looked like it definitely left a mark.

    2) What about Scotty Miller? He looked like he got dinged up too.

    3) Gabbert played poorly. Hopefully he’s better than that with the 1s.

    4) If Joe Tryon-Shoyinka can get more and more playing time, he’s going to be in the hunt for DROTY. He’s already a massive steal at R1P32.

    5) Trask looked good. His shoddy OL let him down.

    6) Couple of depth guys on D that looked solid. Herb Miller in particular.

  22. bucfanforever Says:

    The Godwin TD was one of the most impossible to defend completions I’ve ever watched. Just Godwin running straight down field, and barely turning at just the right moment, without really even breaking stride to catch the ball and keep going right into the end zone, making two defenders look useless.

  23. Listnfrmafar Says:

    No one is mentioning the 1st string O line, they played awesome. Brady didn’t get touched and opened holes for Rojo. Like to see more of Bernard, you can’t let a ball hit you in the helmet. Brady is 44? That’s insane, can he be anymore accurate. I blame the Evans 3rd & 3 drop on alligator arms.

  24. Cobraboy Says:

    I was not at all impressed with Bernard, but anyone can have one bad game.

  25. Cobraboy Says:

    I can’t wait to watch that fantastic season opener between the Texans and Jags!

    A match made in heaven!

  26. DalvinCookRules Says:

    Brady looked great, we just ripped thru the Texans on those two drives like we were playing against air.

    That said, we looked downright horrid on offense without Brady. Really disappointed in Gabbert, no wonder he couldn’t even challenge Winston in the slightest. Trask is getting better, but still less trustworthy than even Gabbert.

    Brady’s 44, we have an extra game on our schedule, and our OL has been a bit shaky so far–it’s not outlandish to think our season crashes and burns if Brady goes down. Also, we are going to be every team’s SB game and get their best shot. That’s why I can only give us a 5-10% chance of repeating