Did Bruce Arians Forget He Was Here In 2019?

September 8th, 2021

Bucco Bruce Arians was talking tonight and dropped an interesting nugget.

Speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Arians said he’s very confident the Bucs can and will be improved this season, though he acknowledged that’s not always reflected in wins and losses.

“Whether or not our record’s better, but I think our football team can be better,” Arians said. “I think we’re a smarter football team. You know, just having been with each other now for a year and having an offseason for the first time.”

Joe heard that and wondered why Arians was saying this was the team’s first offseason together.

Joe doesn’t think it was a senior moment (also known as an Ira moment); Joe suspects Arians really feels like he has a totally different club after Tom Brady arrived last year, even if it is Year 3 of the Arians regime.

Regarding improving after a punishing Super Bowl victory, Arians added what he’s said previously, that his young secondary is more seasoned when it comes to “pattern reading” and understanding the defense versus just knowing what to do.

“Hopefully our record can prove out that we have improved,” Arians said.

Joe respects Arians take on the regular-season record. That’s sports. Sometimes you play well and lose. Maybe luck isn’t on your side, or the officials, or you run into playmakers that beat you. Or, for example, Antoine Winfield, Jr., doesn’t make that game-ending pass breakup against the Giants last season.

25 Responses to “Did Bruce Arians Forget He Was Here In 2019?”

  1. VegasBuc Says:

    I believe he was talking specifically about the Super Bowl core from last year imo.
    The Super Bowl core was here in 2019. –Joe

  2. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Weird angle Joe.

    “We’ve been together a year” means Tom.

  3. Netwalker Says:

    No Brady, Gronk, Brown, Winfield, or Wirfs – all making major contributions to the Super bowl. You got a really loose definition of core. ?? 10 of 11 defensive starters were on the 2019 team, 8 of 11 offensive starters. –Joe

  4. Espo Says:

    I’ve heard other staff, media, and many fans with a similar outlook. Pretty sure we’re all referring to the starting QB.

  5. Mort Says:

    Obviously TB12, Gronk, AB, Tristan and Tyler Johnson and KeyShawn Vaughn. It was said by a strictly offensive coach. Todd runs the defensive side of the ball.

  6. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Joe there is a clear line of demarcation, Before Brady and After Brady.

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  7. webster Says:

    Joe you tripping

  8. Winny Testaverde Says:

    The 2019 season was one of the most forgettable on record. Too many INTs…not enough WINs. BA was wise to delete that shat show of a season from his memory bank.

  9. Swampbuc Says:

    Bruce Arians knows his defense couldn’t bail JaMeis out anymore. His jettisoning Jameis and getting any QB that didn’t gift wrap a couple hundred points for opponents was bug. The fact they got Brady – HUGE.

  10. Tye Says:

    Arians probably counts 2019 as a ‘mulligan’ since he inherited a BUST at qb that cause hem many wins….
    Who could blame him!

  11. Ricky Says:

    You guys are talking to Joe but you forget that he wanted to keep Jameis instead of Brady… Not only did Joe embrace the Tom Brady signing — it was a no-brainer — it was Joe who pinned down Arians on his real-world interest in making a move. –Joe https://www.joebucsfan.com/2020/02/bruce-arians-names-tom-brady-as-a-quarterback-of-interest/

  12. webster Says:

    What are some of u people talking about? The defense hardly ever bailed jameis out in 5 years and thats why they were ranked 30th every year. Sure bowles in 2019 got the defense to play better the last 5 games but they absolutely sucked the first 11 games. Stop acting like the defense was good all year. He11 the bucs barely beat the rams by one score and they put up 55 pts. Stop it

  13. Youngbucs Says:

    Thx joe for shooting down the narratives! People who got nothing act like this roster was put together after Brady. It’s just another 1 of their excuses why some fail and others succeed.

  14. Youngbucs Says:

    webster Says:
    September 9th, 2021 at 2:27 am
    What are some of u people talking about? The defense hardly ever bailed jameis out in 5 years and thats why they were ranked 30th every year. Sure bowles in 2019 got the defense to play better the last 5 games but they absolutely sucked the first 11 games. Stop acting like the defense was good all year. He11 the bucs barely beat the rams by one score and they put up 55 pts. Stop it

    ???? How many tds the Bucs defense score in that rams game? How much good field position they give the offense in that gm? Didn’t winston toss a stupid pick 6 to get the rams in the gm????? On said pick 6 there was a man wide open in the middle check down!! The Bucs were up two possessions at the point deep in their own territory. The QB has got to know situational football and the flow of the gm. Oh I forgot BA told him throw into coverage 😂

  15. Youngbucs Says:

    Oh and wasn’t it the defense that finished off the rams????

  16. Youngbucs Says:

    Winston better ball out with the saints. If not the excuses will be epic I can hear them now. The temperature in the dome was to low y’all know he likes it humid. The saints oline is trash (1of the best in the nfl). The Bucs ruined him yea it will always come back to the Bucs 😂. With that being said good luck winston.

  17. Oneilbuc Says:

    Webster. I been saying the same thing bro !! But they still don’t understand that because they are blinded by hate .

  18. Oneilbuc Says:

    Youngbucs. The defense almost gave up that game you a trip lol 😆😂 the pass 5 years you know the bucs defense was trash. It’s hard on any quarterback young are old when you know you have to score over 30 points a game every week just to win because your defense is going to give up 30 points. And that’s a fact that’s why you have to give Belichick credit for Brady. Brady always knew he a defense that can stop the other team and give him back the ball. Most of their superbowl wins came down to their defense making the last stop to win !! The thing I fault Jamies on the most was him trying to win games on his own. Sometimes you have to play for self and not the team. People gives Rogers a lot of credit and he is good but if you go up on Green Bay by 17 late in the 3rd quarter you can beat Green Bay all day long , because Rogers ain’t gonna mess up his stats trying to come back and win . That’s why even when they lose no one blames him because of his stats.

  19. PSL Bob Says:

    I think Joe’s just being a little stubborn. BA’s referring to last year’s team. The team that won the SB. Yes, a lot of starters on that team were here in 2019, but that’s not the point. He’s talking about the team led by Brady that came on strong at the end of 2020 and went bonkers in the the playoffs. He thinks that team, which did not have a preseason, can be even better in 2021.

  20. Youngbucs Says:

    Shut up 🤡 the QB also contributed to the defense short comings. Of course the defense sucked for years. But 2019 brought in to focus completely that winston bared responsibility. You can cherry pick gms all you want. Up put a number of QBs on the Bucs in 2019 they in the playoffs. That team was ready the QB was not !!!!!! No worries though oneil he’s on the team you where praising all last year. It’s time right???? You’ll never acknowledge he was a problem that’s your problem not mine. My team made a good decision for everyone!

  21. Youngbucs Says:

    Bro don’t ever put winston and Rogers in the same sentence again. You are straight loony 😂.

  22. Youngbucs Says:

    Ricky Says:
    September 9th, 2021 at 1:10 am
    You guys are talking to Joe but you forget that he wanted to keep Jameis instead of Brady… Not only did Joe embrace the Tom Brady signing — it was a no-brainer — it was Joe who pinned down Arians on his real-world interest in making a move. –Joe https://www.joebucsfan.com/2020/02/bruce-arians-names-tom-brady-as-a-quarterback-of-interest/

    So refreshing comments for the link joe posted 😂

    Robert Says:
    February 25th, 2020 at 11:44 am
    just shows most of you fans are clueless folks without critical thinking
    Mike Johnson Says:
    February 25th, 2020 at 1:45 pm
    Wrong move for the Bucs. They sign Brady and they will regret after..He bamboozles millions from them on the injury list. Mark my words.

  23. Youngbucs Says:

    Ndog Says:
    February 25th, 2020 at 2:29 pm
    With this franchise they will tag Jameis, he won’t sign it cause their continued disrespectful comments, then they flirt with these other QBs who sign elsewhere, then we are left to trade valuable draft capital for the great Andy Dalton. So we downgrade at QB AND miss out on a potential starter in the draft. Well played Bucs well played.

    Freaking idiots.
    Oneilbucs Says:
    March 7th, 2020 at 8:53 am
    Man I hope they move on from Jamies . Because we will be in the superbowl with next guy. Clean pockets lol lol he was the most hit quarterback in the NFL . He was second most sacked quarterback in the NFL . This offense got big Ben Roethlisberger hit a lot and his offensive line was great . Lol lol just let him walk please . Because I’m tired of the excuses and blaming him for all the losses when this hold team and fan base sucks .

    Ndog Says:
    March 8th, 2020 at 1:16 pm
    If this franchise signs Bridgewater, Rivers or Brady we can just go ahead a pencil in no Superbowls for the next 5-10 years. Cause Bridgewater needs a great running game ( any success came with Adrian Peterson and Alvin Karma) and Rivers/Brady both need a great Oline to do anything. We are not going to have either of those so we need a QB that can carry an offense to the top 5 in scoring despite no running game, we need a QB that can get out of trouble and gain yards like having the 4th most scramble yards in the league, we need a QB that can take a beating but still show up each week.

    I wonder where we could get a QB like that? It would be extra nice if he was young as well.

    Ndog Says:
    March 10th, 2020 at 1:55 pm
    This is getting dumber by the day. Just sign the best QB for this team, best QB available, and youngest QB available and that is Jameis Winston. Simply do the right thing or this franchise is going to regret it for a very very very very very long time.

    Oneilbucs Says:
    March 10th, 2020 at 9:41 pm
    Man I hope he’s gone . So when the next quarterback comes in I don’t want to here about how bad our runninggame is or defense . We should go to the superbowl . Because according to this fanbase we just need Jamies to go and as long as Jamies is gone we will be a superbowl team lol lol lol . This franchise has never developed a quarterback what makes you think it’s going to change when Jamies leave lol lol lol lol ??? This franchise and this fanbase is a Joke . I garoteain we ain’t going to no playoffs this year . BA is a joke to me as well . All he does is talk a good game but he don’t care about this team winning he just wants to collect a check lol lol . Think about how he was with the cardinals . He made sure he produced a running game and now he don’t value a running game lol lol BA got all of yall fooled lol lol lol .
    Ndog Says:
    March 11th, 2020 at 1:12 pm
    Guys you don’t get it do you? It’s not about loving Jameis or who else is going to sign him it’s about what’s best for THIS team for now and the long run. Jameis is the best for this team now and the future but instead we are likely to either go with and old washed up has been or a guy multiple teams have already moved on from.

    It just makes me sick to my stomach to know we could have finally seen a complete team with Jameis and just as we were about to get it they screw it up. Well that’s the Bucs for us, I should not be surprised.

    Just ask Doug Williams, Bo Jackson, Steve Young, Michael Bennett, Aquib Taleb, Lagrette Blount, Trent Dilfer and many many others that lived it first hand.

    All I know it’s going to be almost impossible to get excited about this team next year
    El Buco Realisto Says:
    March 11th, 2020 at 5:09 pm
    The “real” fans just want to see who will have the nicest golf cart in training camp, ole stale biscuit or Brady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mike Johnson Says:
    March 11th, 2020 at 5:48 pm
    The Bucs are crazy if they Bring brady here. I like the guy…best ever don it. But his time is coming to its end. He’s one big hit away from Aidios Amigos . And he will certainly get that hit here in Tampa. Why would you break the bank on a guy who is going to give you 2 yrs at the most if that? Desperation is one thing but stupidity is all together different.
    Ndog Says:
    March 12th, 2020 at 5:54 am
    Yeah what happened to “we have to bring this defense back”?

    None of the CLUELESS seem to care about that if Brady’s here. You are so CLUELESS you don’t even know when you are talking out of both sides of your mouth. Morons!!!
    Oneilbucs Says:
    March 12th, 2020 at 1:02 pm
    Robert you are so stupid . Tom Brady was apart of a dink and dunk system with a great defense and a decent running game . Go back and see how many times that a team put up 30 points against their defense ?? Yall don’t know nothing about football yall are a bunch of media guys that have a narrative against Jamies . But who ever the quarterback is I don’t want to here about how bad the running game is or the defense . So I can’t wait until the season starts because we should be in the superbowl because every quarterback will win with these weapons as long as it’s not Jamies on the team . Lol lol lol yall are so stupid to me .
    Ndog Says:
    March 12th, 2020 at 7:22 am
    Only one thing is certain and that is that no matter what they do it is going to be a complete and utter disaster. It’s called karma and they are asking for it big time with they way they are “handling” this entire situation. Pure disgraceful in every form, I am embarrassed as a Bucs fan and that is saying a lot.
    Youngbucs Says:
    March 12th, 2020 at 8:02 am
    🙄yea ndog we know know all doom n gloom without Winston the world will stop
    Dude come off the ledge you swear your beliefs are facts above everyone else
    Oneilbucs Says:
    March 13th, 2020 at 9:02 am
    It doesn’t matter who the quarterback is going to be we are still going to lose . We can’t run the ball are play defense so it doesn’t matter . It’s just this time you can’t blame Jamies this time so who will be the scapegoat now is the question ??? Man I can’t wait until the season starts lol lol lol .
    Ndog Says:
    March 15th, 2020 at 1:35 pm
    Signing Brady would be the 2nd dumbest move in franchise history only bested by letting Jameis walk. So that being said with this franchise I expect them to certainly do the dumbest move and try hard to do the 2nd dumbest.

    I have never uttered the phrase below cause I always hated it but when the shoe fits.

    It a Bucs Life!!!!
    Ndog Says:
    March 15th, 2020 at 2:46 pm
    Who is more mobile Jameis or Brady?
    Who has a better arm Jameis or Brady?
    Who can take a beating better Jameis or Brady?
    Who has better chemistry with Evans and Godwin, Jameis or Brady?
    Who has a better future Jameis or Brady?
    Who can produce a top 5 scoring offense without a running game RIGHT NOW, Jameis or Brady?
    Who is more accurate under pressure Jameis or Brady?
    Who will stand in the pocket and stare down the gun barrel Jameis or Brady?

    So I ask you who is better for THIS TEAM Jameis or Brady?
    Mike Johnson Says:
    March 15th, 2020 at 7:29 pm
    I hope he does not come here. New system for an old man with old legs and a plethora of injuries. But it would not surprise me one bit. We are known to make major mistakes in our desperation to win. Brady will not last one season here. Not behind our Offensive line. He’s gonna be the next Sweezy only bigger. Guaranteed money to get injured. He’ll get his millions for nothin and his chicks..for free baby.
    LaMarcus Says:
    March 18th, 2020 at 12:10 am
    If we have to rely on Brady for any player to perform better than we have issues. We only have a qb turnover issue according to the haters so Brady should slide in win a SB auto right?

    Oneilbucs Says:
    March 18th, 2020 at 9:19 am
    This is going to set us back for years to come mark my words . This hold team is old besides the DBS . No running game and no defense but no excuses superbowl or bust ….
    Mike Johnson Says:
    March 18th, 2020 at 12:43 pm
    Laugh and celebrate Old man Brady coming to Tampa now. Enjoy it while we are undefeated. You can and will be…..Crying Later.

    Oneilbucs Says:
    March 18th, 2020 at 10:31 am
    This reminds me of the Eagles and the Browns . Every body thought they were going to the superbowl as well but what happened . This team will be 6 – 10 . Because Brady is a 43 year old quarterback with a bad offensive line and a bad running back . But it will be a lot of excuses on how bad the team is and how it’s not Brady fault . Brady had a 54 QBR last year and no one is talking about that .
    Adrnagy Says:
    March 18th, 2020 at 1:42 pm
    I feel like vomiting after all this “Brady buc fans “ .

    Brady came to Tampa bcuz he was not wanted. He’s a patriot.
    We took leftovers ….
    2yrs from now what ?

    You think Brady will win SB here …. think about Seahawks,saints, 49ers, Ravens ,chiefs , patriots, Steelers …. with our defense ?

    Lamarcus Says:
    March 18th, 2020 at 3:07 pm
    Learned alot about our fanbase when JW was here that I didn’t even know exist.

    That this fanbase has some really shi**y ppl rooting for the Bucs and looks like losing is all they really deserve.
    Oneilbucs Says:
    March 21st, 2020 at 8:59 am
    Bird a lot of yall just hates Jamies that’s it . Some of yall really don’t care if the bucs win or lose as long as Jamies is not on the team yall happy . Look I also know that some of yall really don’t want a black quarterback and I know what you’re going to say . I’ll take Wilson , Mahomes players you know we will never have . But Bruce Arians will leave this team just like the cardinals . And then all yall will be back mad but only this time the scapegoat is gone . And one more thing we still have to play the games . We have a 43 year old quarterback that can’t move with a weak offensive line and a trash running game . Brady looked bad the last 2 years but the bad part about is yall believe the national media and their excuses for Brady and guess what ain’t no number one defense and in Tampa to carrie him . Or you already know we can’t run the ball because we have a coach that’s not going to call run plays .

    Mike Johnson Says:
    March 19th, 2020 at 1:40 pm
    I am the voice of dissension here. I”m glad Joe allows alternate opinions. This is going to go down as one of the worst decisions ever made in Buc History. Be elated now but you will be crying during the season when the old man goes down. And go down he will.You’d better have an outstanding line for our..Statue of Liberty. This is all about Arians trying desperately to win a superbowl before he retires. It ain’t about the Bucs. 43 yrs old does not equal 35 or even 38.This does not end well for us or Brady. Don’t worry..I’ll be here to remind all of you..Mike Johnson told you so.
    Oneilbucs Says:
    March 20th, 2020 at 11:33 am
    Man every body is happy . But remember we still have to play the games . The Browns were happy last year . I remember the dream team with the eagles . So just wait and see what happens because also remember he’s 43 years old and that’s 7 years away from being 50 . So just slow down and wait until the season starts .

  24. Oneilbuc Says:

    Youngbucs. So I still stand by the bucs developing their own quarterback . They brought in 2 hall of famers and they changed the plays for Brady. Again develop Trask or any other young quarterback then you can bash any other quarterback that the bucs drafted. Talk to me then!!!

  25. Youngbucs Says:

    😂that’s your new motto what happened to all the Brady washed Bucs better win the super bowl??? Why can’t you just eat it admit you were wrong dude.