Long-Term Goals Are Short-Term

November 8th, 2021


Fresh from his Georgia lakehouse watching football all weekend, Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians was asked what his goals and expectations are as the team begins to tackle its final nine games (and hopefully a few more).

“Our expectations are to win every game,” said the confident man in the neatly-trimmed gray goatee who happens to lead the defending Super Bowl champions.

Arians, however, cautioned that to reach your long-term goals, a team must meet its short-term goals. And those short-term goals are a daily routine.

“Our expectations are to practice as hard as we can to eliminate the mistakes we are making in games,” Arians said. “And play better each week. [There are] no long-term goals other than make sure today is the best day we had.”

Which is basically Arians saying take care of the little things and then the big things will often take care of themselves.

For Joe, the first goal, getting health, is very much out of Arians’ hands.

19 Responses to “Long-Term Goals Are Short-Term”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    They haven’t listened up to this point. Devin White will continue to play like he has an 85 IQ

  2. Joe Says:

    They haven’t listened up to this point. Devin White will continue to play like he has an 85 IQ

    T-Max! 🙂

  3. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Speaking of low IQs…… what does “short-team” mean?

  4. PassingThru Says:

    A short-term goal means achieving your long-term goal. Not to be confused with your long-term goal of meeting your short-term goals.

  5. adam from ny Says:

    i think bruce might be developing the bruce bochy syndrome…

    the gigantic head…

    look at the above pic, he is busting out of that tiny boy sized ball cap on him man sized noggin…

    please get BA suited up in an array of ball caps that fit him, or let him wear his signature gatsby hats with a bucs flag on it

  6. adam from ny Says:

    yeah tjmaxxcon is def back in the building

  7. Tye Says:

    going into Dec. the Division crown looks to be even more promising:

    Panthers – @ Cardinals; WFT ; @ Dolphins; Falcons – Possibly 6-7…
    Falcons – @ Cowboys; Patriots; @ Jaguars; Bucs – possibly 5-7…
    Saints – @ Titans; @ Eagles; Bills; Cowboys – possibly 6-6…
    Bucs – @ WFT; Giants; @ Colts; Falcons – possibly 10-2 (9-3 if they have another bad game)..

  8. Kentucky Buc Says:

    There’s a short bus joke in there somewhere.

  9. Robert Says:

    I like his sarcastic tone….except for the earlier article laughing at the dirty birds/saints game. hey BA…..you lost that game, and your team is un disciplined and getting soft. not a good combo.

  10. Medicated Pete Says:

    Pete’s just being honest….u can’t tell me the LOSS to NOLA wasn’t more surprising than the JAPANESE bombing PEARL HARBOR

  11. SOEbuc Says:

    Joe my head is really spinning with the fake azz Devin White haters. I’m pretty sure he leads the team with 61 tackles at the half way point with these practice squad CBs. Team sport people and that includes the practice squad defense.

  12. Mike C Says:

    Well I wasn’t on the hate Devin White train, until that taunting penalty, he has got to check his EGO!

  13. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs need to get back to what we do very effectively when we focus on it: control the game. In our first 3 games we lost control at various times during the games, and it bit us in the arse once (and could’ve very easily in the Dallas game). Bucs lsot the TOP in all 3 games because we were overly pass-happy, and had a crappy run-pass ratio in those 3 games.

    But we adjusted after the Rams’ loss, and were IN CONTROL in the nest 4 games … all wins. Our run-pass ration was MUCH better, and it showed in the TOP (which we won handily in each of those games).

    Yet against the Saints, we went right back to our old ways, had a crappy run-pass ratio (24.1%), lost the TOP handily (26:44 to 33.16) … and lost the game because we were never in control. Saints forced us to be one-dimensional (shut down our run game quickly) and we played to their strength (they rank #2 in the NFL for INTs with 11). Lo-and-behold they managed to intercept Tom Brady twice.

    The only team on our remaining schedule that ranks even close to the Top-10 in stopping the run is the Bills. There’s no reason we can’t control every game (except maybe that one) from here on out. Control the game = Win the game. And of course knock off the dumb penalties & turnovers. BOTH keep you from controlling the game.

  14. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Pete ain’t no tpmaxx. Different writing style. Joe should know better. Watching the Aints lose last night was priceless. They played just the same way we did and had a chance to win in the end but Atl shut that door fast. Even with our turnovers on offense we still should’ve won if defense was more disciplined and Brady had hit Mike for that td. NO didn’t shut our run game down we abandoned it again. We were making done good runs. Should’ve stuck to it longer..

  15. Craig Says:

    They really do need to go back to the basics, the stuff they should have learned around age 12.

    They also need to find someone like Mike Vrabel to give them some inspiration. Play as flat as they did at the Saints means complacency. They need some kind of motivation.

  16. DBS Says:

    ^^^^^ Here he goes again. Everybody else fault except you know who.

  17. Leighroy Says:

    Ok seriously, what is the point of comment moderation if Pete can post stupidity like this? What exactly are we monitoring?

  18. August 1976 Buc Says:

    You know when BA threw that INT on the last drive of the game against the Aints to lose the game, what was he thinking?

    OH, I forgot that was the 7 ring GOAT Brady doing something rarely seen from him.

    lol lol lol GO BUCS!!!!!!

  19. Joe Says:

    Ok seriously, what is the point of comment moderation if Pete can post stupidity like this? What exactly are we monitoring?

    Good question. Now when you can figure out how to get WordPress software to answer questions, you’ll make a boatload of cash.