Bruce Arians Offers Blaine Gabbert Public Vote Of Confidence

August 3rd, 2021

Bruce Arians has his back.

Joe understands that Blaine Gabbert is not the most popular Bucs player. And some people stress way too much over the Bucs’ backup quarterback.

With a team gunning for a repeat Super Bowl season and with a starting lineup that’s damn near a Pro Bowl team, Joe cannot get worked up about a guy who you hope never takes a snap.

That just seems backwards to Joe. Why not worry about the guys who will be on the field?

At a couple of practices this training camp, Gabbert has been downright awful. At best he is inconsistent. There are some days that you wonder if Ryan Griffin isn’t a better option behind park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking, tequila-shooting, smartphone-phobic, waffle-grilling, trophy-throwing, rolle- coaster-scared, numbers-rules-peeved, helmet-tossing, football-punting, Bucs-Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady.

Well, Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians put to rest any notion of Gabbert not being the Bucs quarterback if Brady goes down for any reason. Arians today after practice, as he has in the past, is firmly behind Gabbert as his No. 2 quarterback.

“My confidence is off the charts,” Arians said of his belief in Gabbert. “I know how good Blaine is. I mean, he was on fire today. He knows where the ball should go, when it should go there; he can make every throw.

“Now sometimes he’s got so much talent he tries to fit one in a little tiny window. But that’s usually at practice to see if he can get it in there.

“He’s got ‘wow-you’ talent and he knows this offense inside out, so I have all the confidence in the world.”

And there you have it.

For those who want anyone but Gabbert as Brady’s backup, well, kvetching about that will be about as productive as a backyard dog howling at the moon.

Instead of stressing out about Gabbert, why not stock up on Palm Bender or Bromosa from Big Storm Brewing? If Gabbert does have to play for the Bucs, you will likely need plenty of Big Storm Brewing beer to help you navigate the game.

33 Responses to “Bruce Arians Offers Blaine Gabbert Public Vote Of Confidence”

  1. PSL Bob Says:

    As I recall, BA also had a lot of public confidence in JW. Hopefully, we won’t have to find out if that confidence is warranted.

  2. Medicated Pete Says:


  3. Medicated Pete Says:

    Bruce is gonna look like a drunken doofis caught w/ his pants down if Gabbert has to play at all

  4. JA Says:

    For me, those kudos border on the kind of compliments created in honor of my favorite people, the left-handed.

  5. mark2001 Says:

    I don’t see it…but then, I’m not a long time NFL coach, with a bunch of SB rings in his drawer from Pittsburg and here. So I’ll defer to him and his judgment.

    That being said, I hope we never have to find out, except during some cleanup time in games out of our opponents reach.

  6. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I’m not buying it one bit.
    Gabbert is garbage.

    Let RG earn the backup role and see if you can trade Garbage for something.

  7. IrishMist Says:

    If the Bucs were a communist country, the vote of confidence would shortly be followed by Gabbert being lined up against a wall and blown to bits with heavy artillery.

  8. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    BA is full of BS.

  9. Ben green Says:

    Gabbert sucks. It’s him or Trask in 2 years. Get use to 6-11. Roflmao

  10. Ben green Says:

    Ok I’ll give you 6-10-1

  11. Beeej Says:

    I’m not worried about Gabbert. He played on some crappy Jag teams, has played sporadically since, usually better than average

  12. FlBoy84 Says:

    Don’t question his arm talent, understanding of the offense or performance during practice or preseason. My biggest concern has always been his ability to handle the pressure and speed of the game when the lights come on. Understanding an offense and having the mental acumen to read and react quickly under pressure and perform is what has always separated the good/great QB’s from the career underachievers.

  13. Oneilbuc Says:

    Been Green. I know the media didn’t pump Trask up so a lot of yall hate Trask because of that reason. Go look at Trask numbers in college vs Brady and you tell me if he has a chance??

  14. Capt.Tim Says:

    Only issue Ive seen with Gabbert, is that he gets “happy feet” when pressured.
    Understandable. The poor Guy took some life altering hits, behind the crappy
    J-Ville teams. I think he will eventually gain composure, behinfld the Buccaneers Rock of Gibraltar
    He looked fantastic, coming out of college. He has the talent.
    Im sure he can win games with this team.
    I hope I never find out if Im right.

  15. Winny Testaverde Says:

    BA has a man crush/is a fan boy of Gabbert. Is it the feathered hair? Tight spirals? Tight shorts? Whatever it is…Gabbert appears to be a made man in The Bucco Bruce Family.

  16. Eckwood Says:

    Child Please !! Jeff George had Wow You Talent !! Mike Smith has Wow You football knowledge and they drafted Trask ( 3 rd rd) ,,,,,, Arians is also aware of all these !!!

  17. SlyPirate Says:

    Confident in BG as a backup? Yes
    Confident BG could lead the Bucs to a Super Bowl? Probably, not so much.

  18. Oneilbuc Says:

    Gabbert is trash yall sit here and crap on Jamies but you give Gabbert a pass lol 😆😂 ok !!

  19. gotbbucs Says:

    @Capt. Tim

    I’m right there with you. I don’t think anyone here really understands how good of an athlete Gabbert really is. I would like to see Brady play forever, but when he’s done I have no problem seeing what Gabbert has to offer.
    Rich Gannon didn’t get a good shot with a good team until he was twelve years into his career, and then suddenly he goes off. Are we to believe that the talent wasn’t there those first twelve years, or was he always on lousy teams?
    When you get a chance to sign Tom Brady, obviously you take it, but I think Arians was willing to roll with Gabbert had they not landed Brady.

  20. Oxycodoms Says:

    Will trask make the team?

  21. stpetebucsfan Says:

    It can be challenging to imagine an athlete doing something they’ve never done before. But it’s not too much to expect them to repeat whatever level of success they have previously attained.

    In Gabbert’s case we’d have to compare him perhaps to his best year as a starter for San Francisco in 2015.

    He started 8 games on a very forgettable 5-11 Jim Tomsula coached team.
    IE…He wasn’t playing with a fraction of the talent or coaching staff that now surround him.

    On that crappy 5-11 team… .310 winning % Gabbert went 3-5 .375 and so Gabbert won SLIGHTLY more than the team as a whole.

    He showed that he can at least play to the talent around him. The talent around him is now superior.

    Am I suggesting that Gabbert will get us a second SB…NO…but he could step in over a stretch of games and keep us in the hunt for TB12 to get on a playoff roll when he returned…if it was a temporary injury.

    If Brady is lost for the year I do not give up on the playoffs with Gabbert but I do not see us making it much more than one and done without Brady.

  22. Wild Bill Says:

    Talk is cheap. Let’s see how he does in preseason games.
    If Arians and Licht had no confidence in Gabbert they would have gone after someone else via trade. I have not seen Gabbert play enough to pass final judgment. He is likely to get the most preseason reps. The guy deserves a fair shot. Not many teams have two starting quality QBs. Most teams don’t have any top 5 QB. Gabbert is probably about as good as 16 other starting QBs. Loosing Brady would be a disaster. But same goes for KC, Greenbay
    and Seattle. Those are four top teams that would likely suffer just as much if their starter went down. Quit your bitching and pray for Brady. Amen.

  23. Clw JB Says:

    okay, if he is our starter for any length of time expect sub .500 W/L during his tenure

    just as his throws in practice are hot one day and cold the next, that is who he is

    someone with NFL level talent physically, but inconsistent with his mental progressions – the complete opposite of TB12 – he is a true back up

    If he starts more than 4-6 games the season is lost, regardless of the smoke screen BA is perpetuating

  24. firethecannons Says:

    agree with all the above comments, Gabbert is hot garbage and will single handedly lose entire games

  25. Rod Munch Says:

    This is a 3-14 team if Brady is injured and Gabbert is the QB.

  26. NDoGS burner Account Says:

    Trade Brady. Gabbert’s gonna take us to the SB this year.

  27. Joe in Michigan Says:

    The good news: Blaine Gabbert gives the chronic complainers something to complain about.

  28. matthew veal Says:

    Sounds like Jim Plunkett or rich Gannon. That means Trask will be on the bench like Spurrier! Ouch

  29. Jason Says:

    BA and “coachspeak”. The one thing Realist had a valid point about. LoL.

  30. buc15 Says:


  31. allbuccedup Says:

    Trask is new but Gabbert and Griffin are probably the two worst backups in the league Gabbert thrown as many ints as tds in the league and 31 year old Griffin 4 total passes in his illustrious career. Please Tom stay healthy.

  32. matthew veal Says:

    To better word my thoughts. Here goes

    Interesting that the bucs kept Gabbert over Winston. For the same amount of money. So it was about going forward, I doubt Winston would have been a problem if he had stayed. Sounds like Gabbert showed enough.

    I’m a Trask fan, the ouch part is it sounds like he sounds like a future backup so far. It’s still early, yes, but top teams like veteran qbs

  33. Southern Skeeter Says:

    Lots of whining here. All of the back up, waiting, and moving up depending on Brady. He is highly intelligent, got good reads on plays, great arm. Highest numbers in SEC for 2 years. He works hard. He will not quit. Ive seen Blaine play often thru the Jags. I sure hope Urb can help them. Been a fan for 30 plus years. I get it. Thanks Matthew Beal. Maybe y’all can give me a chance too. Have a great weekend. I’m working on Saving the world. Go Bucs!