No Risk It

December 30th, 2021

Actions match words.

Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians doesn’t BS people.

Long known for being Mr. No Risk It; No Biscuit, Arians loves to wing the ball downfield. And the Bucs’ 2021 stats bear that out.

The PFF tribe dug up a stat that shows no team has completed more passes over 15 yards than the Bucs. But it seems roughly just under 60 percent of those were between 15 and 20 yards. stats do no specify passes over 15 yards, only completions 20 yards or more. There, the Bucs rank second in the league with 62. Only the Raiders have more with 63.

So yeah, when Arians touts “No Risk It’ No Biscuit,” he’s not conning anyone. He practices what he preaches.

30 Responses to “No Risk It”

  1. August 1976 Buc Says:

    And thrown by a golden armed 7 ring GOAT.
    Whatever happened to those noodle arm comments lolololol

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  2. Youngbucs Says:

    But but but they changed the offense two years in a row.

  3. Bird Says:

    August 1976 buc

    Thats “bucs anthem”. He only comes out when the bucs lose. Yah. He is a real buc fan.
    Most of the trolls do. The messiah cult members. Aka the nutsmuggler brigade

    Everyone thinks we are just dink and dunk boring cause brady is old. I guess maybe not the complete story. And watch out now that AB is back. He does the sluggo/ misdirection/ double moves.

  4. Listnfrmafar Says:

    For those that ask “WHY!” the deep pass on 3&1 or 4th&2, there’s your answer. Nothing like a low percentage pass play to kill a drive. Go BA!

  5. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Hey List…..Thats why the Bucs beat Green Bay, with Lafleur being scared and going for the FG and got beat in the NFC title game.
    We see that Lafleur did not have the stones.
    We know BA would have gone for it. lol All the Bucs needed was a 1st down lol to seal the deal in the NFC Title game and Lafluer kicks a FG lol. Thank You for your scared play call Matt.

    Yeah I wish there was less deep plays on 3&1 and 4th&2, but it is also the mentality that Brady was a part of and won a championship.

    Like it or not but Brady can also go a different play also on those deep plays when only a short play is needed. There has been many times that someone was available short and Brady still went long. So include the GOAT in your love affair with the Coaching staff.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  6. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    BA surely was BS-ing in October.

  7. Listnfrmafar Says:

    August, Brady has 6 SB’s not throwing low percentage passes, not sure your argument holds water.

  8. August 1976 Buc Says:

    List…. It is not an argument, it is the mentality of this coaching staff.
    Like it or not, it is what it is.

    And like I said concerning 3&1 and 4th&2, Brady is the one throwing the Ball, and he could have thrown short on some of those plays that I like you, wish they did not go with a low percentage throw so many times, versus a simple check down and get a 1st down.

    And again the fact is that the scared play call by Lafleur was a gift to every Buc player, coach, and fan of the team.

    BA would not have gone with that scared crap.

    And the fact is, they won the championship playing with No risk it no biscuit mentality.

    Again it is not an argument, I simply stated the Mentality that was a part of the Bucs winning the Championship.

    There is a Lombardi Trophy at 1 Buccaneer Place right now from SB LV, and that is an undeniable fact, not and argument, that was accomplished with no risk it, no biscuit mentality.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  9. Defense Rules Says:

    I’m sure that there’s a certain amount of psychology … and REVERSE psychology … that goes into 3rd & 4th down, short-yardage play-calling. If there’s a 100% probability you’re gonna run it, opponents would most likely stack the box. But if they know you may very well go deep on the same play, they have to defend that possibility.

    BA has a reputation for being ‘unpredictable’ in situations like that. Yes the deep throws on 3rd & 4th down aren’t as much of a sure-thing as maybe running for the yard or 2, but it sure does keep the defense guessing. Bucs have the 2nd-highest 3rd down conversion percentage (46.7% currently) which tells me that we must be doing something right.

  10. August 1976 Buc Says:

    DR Says….Bucs have the 2nd-highest 3rd down conversion percentage (46.7% currently) which tells me that we must be doing something right.

    Bucs have the 2nd-highest 3rd down conversion percentage (46.7% currently) which tells me that we must be doing something right.

    Bucs have the 2nd-highest 3rd down conversion percentage (46.7% currently) which tells me that we must be doing something right.

    Bucs have the 2nd-highest 3rd down conversion percentage (46.7% currently) which tells me that we must be doing something right.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  11. Listnfrmafar Says:

    August, sorry for your studdering handicap 46.7% doesn’t mean 3rd & 4th are always deep throws. The deep throws could be preventing the % from being higher. If a play call is to throw deep on a short yardage 3rd or 4th play chances are as DR said the box would be stacked so an abundance of pressure is coming and the pass is more timed than going through reads, plus the underneath guy is easier to cover since the safeties and LB’s are already up. Answer designed play call that needs to be timed perfectly.

  12. Beeej Says:

    Long passes on 3 and 1? Why not? All their people are up front, you’ll probably get single coverage

  13. Buddha Says:

    Ashame the press hates Brady and won’t give him the MVP award he richly deserves.

  14. Cobraboy Says:

    It’s hard to deny the last two Buc seasons have been, by far, the most enjoyable in Bucs history.

    Yeah, the great D of the Dungy years was nice, and defense does win, but a blazing O is just a blast to watch.

    Enjoy it for now True Bucs Fans, because it will come to an end and sooner than later. Father Time hits all his draft choices.

    PS: I have zero issues throwing a bomb on 3rd and 1…as long as the game is under control and the D is playing well. Hit that and the play call was frickin’ genius.

    There is no biscuit in always running on 3rd & 1.

  15. August 1976 Buc Says:

    List… this is about the mentality of this coaching staff, led by BA. Risk it no biscuit.
    It is funny how in your love affair with the Coaching staff, you do not take shots at Brady like you do the Coaches on a daily basis on JBF. I mean Brady is a huge part of the plays being run.
    We have all seen Brady shake off BL multiple times when he did not want a play run. Yes Brady is the GOAT, but he is a part of the play calls actually being played. But why not include him in your daily Coaching jabs?

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  16. Cobraboy Says:

    I agree with DR: always running on 3rd & short is Dungyball. Yeah, it’s nice to be able to dictate to the D. It’s also nice to have Mike Alstott…who was also often stuffed on 3rd and short.

    Having to defend the whole field on 3rd & short softens a short-yardage D. Not just in one game. In every game.

  17. August 1976 Buc Says:

    As I stated before List,
    “Yeah I wish there was less deep plays on 3&1 and 4th&2,
    BUT….. it is also the MENTALITY that Brady was a part of and WON a CHAMPIONSHIP”

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  18. Listnfrmafar Says:

    August, last I checked the C on Brady’s jersey doesn’t stand for coach. Absolutely Brady is involved in many of the plays run. I don’t deny that and yes on a 3rd & 1 or 2 take a shot from TIME to TIME. Not a fan of 4&1 or 2. It just seems like Bucs call it far to often and they kill drives at crucial parts in a game, and other than the last two games often lead to opponents scoring or Bucs D getting gassed. You only have to be on the open game day thread to read the dismay every time it happens. Who’s making the call I don’t know but if BA’s tag line is No Risk it No Biscuit, it isn’t hard to figure out who the finger should be pointed at.

  19. August 1976 Buc Says:

    There are times BA will jump in and make a call, that was stated back in 2019. In a loss to the Giants that season, BA stated that he jumped in and made a call in a crucial moment near the goal line that he wishes he did not. I went bad.
    So we know BA jumps in sometimes, but overall this is BL’s play calling and Brady’s actuation of the plays. And sometimes Brady does what he thinks is better.
    I have no idea if BA is jumping in everytime they have those short yardage plays or not. Mostly I believe BL is doing it.
    But again the mentality of this team, is risk it, no biscuit, and it was proven that you can win a championship this way.
    As Brady has said, he found out there is other ways to win the Super Bowl then what he was a part of during a very successful Patriot Dynasty.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  20. Listnfrmafar Says:

    August I get what you’re saying, I guess I’m accustom to seeing a different way where hi percentage passing gets a team to a SB. Pat’s have been to 9 vs BA 1 ( I will give you Brady here 1 season). Other than Scotty, (by the way 3 ints on deep passes in the same game) how many games have Bucs won due to the deep ball versus possibly lost. The answer is no comparison far more losses. That’s why I am not a BA fan his philosophy goes against the odds.

  21. August 1976 Buc Says:

    List says….”how many games have Bucs won due to the deep ball versus possibly lost.The answer is no comparison far more losses.

    Actually BA has a winning record with the Bucs.
    But I do agree more with a less percentage of risk it no biscuit, but you have to keep teams on their heels though, you know with real threat that any play you take the top off the defense.

    You can not argue with the results of the Pats Dynasty led by Billy B and Qb Brady.
    But also the Pats have consistently had good defenses also through the years.

    But at the sametime it is what it is, this team is going to play risk it no biscuit, so I am going to enjoy the ride.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  22. Leighroy Says:

    It’s simple. From now on if the Bucs DO end up connecting on one of these deep throws on 3rd and short, y’all aren’t allowed to cheer.

  23. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Leighroy says…….lololololol

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  24. D-Rok Says:

    My gut instinct tells me, when the Bucs go deep on 3rd or 4th and short, it accomplishes 2 things:
    1) Might get lucky and get the completion. Good for the present.
    2) Putting stuff on tape for important games. It’s the playoffs, it’s 3rd and 3, in the defenders minds, they should be thinking, “Obvious run or short pass, BUT, remember in week 12, they went deep?” Good for the future.

    I can see this mentality loosening up defenders, making them hesitant in their reads. In important games, this might be very useful.

    Can’t speak to what actually happens on those plays, but I can see where “setting up” looks now can help in the future, potentially. Let’s hope it’s helpful.

    GO BUCS!!

  25. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Fair enough Leighroy. August Pat’s never had a front 7 as good as Bucs do. Pat’s do always have one great CB & safety.

  26. Oneilbuc Says:

    Listnfrmafar . Lol 😆 🤣 I get you love Brady but you are waay off bro !! Brady has always played with a top ranked defense every year with the Patriots and you know it. Again name 1 10th ranked defense Brady played with ?? I’ll wait !!

  27. PassingThru Says:

    The optimal offensive strategy? Be unpredictable, and take what the defense is giving you. That means studying both the personnel on the field their defensive formation for any “tells”.

    In Game Theory, mixed strategies work best. Why? Because by being unpredictable, your opponent has to guess for his countermove. If you do the same damn thing over and over, they know how to prepare.

  28. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    I love all of the discussion here! Let me add a little something.

    If Bruce Arians is smart of enough to have learned from mistakes he made in the past two years at his age why should we not expect the same from LeFleur who is still relatively young in his career and in his tenure at Green Bay. If we should have to go through Lambeau Field again on our way to the “Two-peat” all bets are off. What happened last year is irrelevant. A superior coach would find a way also to guide his QB, a perennial choker so far, to overcome his mistakes. He should as well as have learned from his own previous bad in-game decisions during the playoffs.

    But I let’s not get ahead of ourselves yet. One game at a time as usual!

    Go Bucs!

  29. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Jimbo ….the point I was making about the scared decision Lafleur made versus, what BA would have done. I made the point as an example of Bruces mentality of risk it no biscuit versus Matt and his decision to basically gift wrap the game for the Bucs.
    That has nothing to do with what Lafleur would do in the same situation the next time around. I do not think he would do the same today, but I do not know. We will see when the moment arises again during his career.
    Maybe you remember BA had stated that he was going to go all out in the game afterwards, leave nothing on the table.
    That really struck me, the difference in the young Coach versus and old Coach.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  30. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oneilbucyall, how about you tell me the ranking of all the defenses Brady played with. My statement was that Pat’s never had a front 7 that equals the Bucs, I also stated Pat’s made a point and still do to have a very good if not Pro Bowl CB and Safety. Not sure what part of that you don’t understand.