Bucs Will Use Hurry-Up Offense, If…

January 18th, 2022

Offensive plans.

Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians said yesterday that there are multiple reasons why his offense goes hurry-up.

First, it stopped the Eagles’ substitutions. And part of it was to wear down the Eagles’ front line, which was supposed to be one of their strengths, especially the interior. And part of it was, well, it works.

“When you look back and do the self-scout, that’s when we’ve been at our best this year,” Arians said. “So why not do it more?”

Joe loves this approach. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

But here comes the big “but”…

But this only works if the Bucs have a healthy offensive line. Arians admitted as much yesterday. So if the Bucs don’t have Ryan Jensen and Tristan Wirfs, and don’t have backup right tackle Josh Wells, Arians said he likely won’t use a hurry-up. Instead, the gameplan will be different.

What that gameplan will be, Arians didn’t say. But it sounds like there are going to be nervous days this week wondering who the Bucs will have back on offense.

A couple of weeks ago, Arians said having young receivers on the field also limits use of the Bucs’ use of hurry-up offense because it’s harder for them to adapt.

17 Responses to “Bucs Will Use Hurry-Up Offense, If…”

  1. August 1976 Buc Says:

    “But this only works if the Bucs have a healthy offensive line. Arians admitted as much yesterday”

    Running or throwing only works when you have a healthy line.
    And the Bucs with the line healthy is not great at running the ball

    So you might as well give yourself a chance, and play no huddle off the bat, and then mix in more run as you go.

    The Bucs need 35-40 to have a chance to win. Hopefully they have at least 21 or even 24 points at halftime.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  2. 2022 Year of the GOAT Says:

    wirfs has to be able to push off on his ankle….. game plan comes down to that

  3. BBro Says:

    And the Rams defense will be another reason

  4. Aaron Says:

    Not feeling good about this game at all. I don’t we’ve looked competitive against the Rams the last 2x we’ve played them. There D is very similar to the Saints…rush 4..mix in zone with man / zone coverage. Our offense hasn’t changed our game plan against the Rams or Saints the last 6x we’ve played them…and we’re 0 – 6.

    I wish we could use some 49ers schem but I don’t think we have the personal. We need to scheme a good running game..play ball control..don’t turn it over and hope you turn them over…we’ll need to win this one on D…

  5. Bobby M. Says:

    Arians isn’t telling anything….wont shock me if we go hurry up with mostly young guys out there. They wouldn’t be out there if Brady didn’t have confidence in them. I expect playoff Lenny will be ready to roll and will work the edges with screens as we suck the defense in up the middle.

  6. Leighroy Says:

    Just make sure to let the umpire spot the ball!

  7. Beeej Says:

    Absent Wirfs and Wells, I don’t see a path to victory

  8. 4eva_i_luv_tampabay Says:

    No faith in the team…. Not a real bucs fan simple as that. It’s literally Tuesday and you guys already have conceded to the rams….. I love being the underdog especially at home….. Don’t worry about the offense let’s make sure Stafford doesnt have a chance.

  9. PSL Bob Says:

    4eva tampa – Agree 100%. We got Brady. We got Arians. These guys will come up with a game plan and will execute it perfectly. Keep Stafford off his mark and double team Kupp. We can win this game!

  10. Listnfrmafar Says:

    It looks like Stafford to a shot to the ribs and starting tackle #77 left with foot injury last night. Wished Cards could of made a game out if it so the Rams could be a little bit more sore this week. IMO Murray just hung on to the ball too long. I can see Ramsey on Evan’s and double Gronk. It’s going to be tough. Hopefully they come in over confident.

  11. PassingThru Says:

    It’s been a crazy season. We wait for the CBs to heal, then we lose Godwin, Fournette, LVD, and Brown immediately thereafter. Then LVD returns, Fournette on deck, and right when you start feeling good Jensen Wirfs go down (that sounds like the authors of Pascal).

  12. stpetebucsfan Says:

    CG is a young receiver. The rest are now Vets no matter their time in the league.
    Scottie and Perriman have played long enough and Scottie has produced under the most incredible pressure.

    Tyler Johnson is an interesting case. When he dropped that first pass from Brady it appeared he got “alligator” arms and I was screaming at the TV. I told my wife he rides the pines the rest of the day. Brady indeed showed his disgust.

    But then Brady showed why he has scoreboard and I only have keyboard.
    He goes right back to him and Johnson produced making a GREAT catch and contributing from then on.

    That trust, not giving up on him like I did, is why Johnson will continue to improve. He may be last year’s Scottie with a big TD in the next 3 games.

  13. Paul Murphy Says:

    This game has all the makings of last year’s Super Bowl…except we’re the Chiefs! We’ve got two offensive lineman down and a questionable secondary. If we can’t protect Brady we score maybe 17-24 as opposed to Stafford carving up the backend for 31-34 points. If I’m a betting man (and I am) I’d take the points and the Rams and I’ll hope I lose my money. Go Bucs!

  14. jvato24 Says:

    The Rams are fully healthy, Their strengths line up with our injuries, this will be a mega challenge

  15. Bucnjim Says:

    Watched the entire Rams game and there were open receivers most of the night. Murry was terrible and when he did actually get them the ball they dropped it. Im pretty sure Brady will have a little more luck especially playing at home.

  16. David Says:


    The Bucs are good at running the ball. They just choose not to that much because they have great receivers and the greatest quarterback to ever play. Hurry up offense is great but I think this game we will see a lot of methodical drives moving down the field, getting the first downs, eating up the clock. Lot of runs.
    That said, the Rams are vulnerable, more so than most teams they’ve seen in two months, to hitting a big play. There will definitely be a few deep shots taken.

  17. Swampbuc Says:

    Good gracious — no Wirfs no Jensen and no Wells?

    Run it three times, punt and hope the Bucs D can pick off Stafford with a couple house calls.