Penalties Are Dropping

December 14th, 2021

Talking penalties.

Joe isn’t trying to get you to ralph your breakfast all over your keyboard this morning. Honest.

Do you remember the first game against the slimy Saints? Yeah, Joe can understand if you got into a drunken stupor and blacked out. Understandable.

For those that do remember, without causing involuntary neck twitches, the Bucs were atrocious and sloppy with 11 penalties for 99 yards. Well, Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians must have really reamed his team out for all the dumb penalties. Of late, the Bucs are playing clean football.

In the two immediate games following that godawful Halloween afternoon in the Superdome, the Bucs cut their penalties nearly 50 percent. In the past three games, the Bucs have had no more than four penalties in a game.

“It was pointed out clearly after that ball game [against the slimy Saints],” Arians said his, ahem, talk with his team after that loss. “Same thing a year ago – it takes some time sometimes.

“Guys realized [we can’t have] pre-snap penalties. We still had two [Sunday] night trying to jump on the pass rush, but guys are doing a great job of addressing it.”

Joe can only imagine how an old school coach like Arians, who is not shy about using colorful language and speaking his mind, tore into his team about all the penalties.

Hopefully, history will not repeat itself on Sunday night.

9 Responses to “Penalties Are Dropping”

  1. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    BA – “Gosh darn it, guys! We need to stop these cockadoody penalties. Let’s all go out there and just do our best, right guys”

  2. Bucsfanman Says:

    The penalties were inexcusable in that game, a game we had no business losing.

    We have been better of late and I look for Brady to be locked in on this one.

  3. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong weren’t there some penalties at key times in the Bill’s game? BA gives his Howdy Doody speech and closes with, if anyone needs me I will be at happy hour with my coaching staff they are reserving 15 tables.

    All I want for XMAS is James Conners and the AZ cheerleaders on the Bucs.

  4. Tampabaybuscfan Says:

    The only good penalty is one that puts a division rival’s QB out for the season….that may sound cruel, but it is what it is.

  5. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    For a long as I can remember we’ve always had problems with penalties. Top third always

  6. Steve fan Says:

    As far as penalties go, they are starting to look more disciplined like the Patriots teams. What bothers me about the Bucs secondary on pass defense is not just the number of completions. It’s how wide open opposing receivers are with completions with no Buc in sight within at least 5 or more yards. Do they know their job is to block passes?

  7. #8 Says:

    The way my brain works is the entire regular season is pre-season.
    Find your holes, try to plug them as best you can.
    Penalties, coaching adjustments at half-time, play calling, D schemes, etc.

    If the Bucs are healthy going into the playoffs, look out. We get AB & Edwards back also. AB will be a massive difference maker. Edwards more depth, but still.

    AZ craps the bed. Go Bucs

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    In those first half of the season games, much of the yardage was attributable to pass interference penalties. Some were VERY costly. Bucs’ defense has cut that way way down.

  9. PSL Bob Says:

    TampaBayBucsFan, don’t think you’ll be nominated for Sportsman of the Year. LOL