Dominating At Home

November 23rd, 2021

Finally, safe at home.

Joe has already written about the new comfort level the Bucs have at home after 11 years of a steady kick-in-the-nuts losses.

Now it seems the Bucs have turned the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway into a weapon, an advantage. And Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians spoke about it last night.

“As Dorothy would say there’s no place like home,” Arians began. “Totally different, obviously, when you have our crowd and everything. It’s been a long time. Playing like that with that total team effort I thought was outstanding. …

“I thought front and back end [on defense] played well together and we feed off the crowd,” Arians said. “We should and it makes it hard on teams to come in here and try to execute. It’s totally different this year than it was last year.”

Last year the Bucs finally put that 11-year streak to an end. Yes, that was 11 years without a winning record at home.

Now? The Bucs are a dominant home team. Eight home wins and counting.

13 Responses to “Dominating At Home”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Bruce is hilarious. He’s a comedian. He’ll be performing at The Funny Bone next weekend (Thursday, Friday & Saturday).

  2. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Pill popping Pete hates Arians…calls him pickled/ammonia brained and longs for The Lovie and/or Mike Smith Era.

  3. Ed Says:

    I think the offense also benefits from the lower volume. On the broadcast you can hear Brady changing plays and moving players around. I heard him at one point say “OJ, move in closer” as Howard was wider on the line and Brady called him tighter.

    There is so much communication in the Bucs offense away crowd noise eliminate what Brady is trying to do. Buc offense was very efficient last night. Still they need to hold on to the ball better. Seeing that ball bounce off Mike Evans, one bouncing off of Brate, Evans bobbling one before he pulled it in. Perriman missing an opportunity.

    I can see why Brady wants Gronk and Brown on the field because they are more aware of where the ball is going to be and anticipate being in the right place.

    Playing with Brady you have to be ready for the ball to come zipping your way and often some of the Buc players seem to not be aware its coming.

  4. SlyPirate Says:

    Winfield and White need a shout out. Those two were all over the field making plays.

  5. TheShaz Says:

    I agree with Ed…

    The microphone crews did a great job. Several times while under center you could clearly hear Brady tell a player to move out or come in.

    On the flip side to me that is NOT a good sign. At the point in the season players should KNOW where to be.

    We did leave too many points off the board.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The stadium on Dale Mabry is Raymond James Stadium

  7. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Pete, on the other hand, is none of those things. Your trite comments are stale. Try having a real take sometime.

  8. SunkenGardenz Says:

    I was shocked how little I heard from the Giants “crowd” during the telecast, even at the start of the game. Did any of y’all attend the game? What was the % of Giants vs Bucs fans?

  9. HC Grover Says:

    The little fellers capitulated with 4 minutes left. Heck yea!

  10. jason Says:

    i was at the game. there was maybe 2-5% giants fans. also we were talking to some before the game and they were saying they wished we would have beat Washington. so brady would not be mad and take his anger out on them for losing two in a row.

  11. Mike C Says:

    Joe, has anyone asked Brady how he feels about that First Down Tampa “BAY” chant by the crowd when he is trying to direct traffic?

  12. orlbucfan Says:

    I’m starting to think of RJS as the Licht House. It was cool looking last night. Joes don’t remember the Dark Ages at Tampa Stadium….talk about a Den of Depression……it was rough and you had to have a cast iron stomach.

  13. ClodHopper Says:

    The crowd caused a Giants false start last night too