How Much Will Bucs Use A Hurry-Up Offense?

January 22nd, 2022

What’s up his sleeve?

Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians recently said his offense is trying to incorporate more hurry-up for two reasons.

First, of course, is because it seems to work really well. So if that is the case — and it seems to be — then it’s dumb in Joe’s eyes not to use this option more. You know, don’t fix what’s not broken?

And the second reason Arians said the Bucs are trying to use more hurry-up is it wears down a defensive front much quicker.

Unfortunately, a cold front (for Florida) is in the area so the Bucs can’t hope for warm weather to help wear out a defense. Tomorrow’s weather, which will barely break 60, is sort of California-like. No advantage there.

Given that the Bucs likely will be hurting up front (at best), perhaps wearing down the Rams’ defensive line along with the Rams playing on a short week and traveling cross country will zap them in the fourth quarter?

Or, with so many receivers out, do the Bucs try to ground-and-pound with Playoff Lenny? Joe heard Jalen Ramsey’s interview on the “Rich Eisen Show” yesterday and it sure sounds like the Rams expect Playoff Lenny to play.

But if a hurry-up offense works so well for the Bucs and helps keep bodies off Tom Brady, perhaps that is the way to go?

30 Responses to “How Much Will Bucs Use A Hurry-Up Offense?”

  1. tampabayallday Says:

    Hopefully all game

  2. BucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Which is easier for a 2nd string Olinemen to do-Run Block or Pass protect?

    Run Block of course. So run the ball , and mix in some jap plays like a reverse pitch back flea flicker to keep Rams off balance. Trust me when I tell you Bucs win going away.

  3. Francisco Guzman Says:

    These other wideouts have to step up. It’s gonna be difficult to move the ball if they don’t show you something at least. Find a way and get a running game. Play very physical! They can’t play soft against this team. Can’t get punched in the mouth.

  4. Proud Bucs Fan Says:

    The only thing up his sleeve is a flask of alcohol. And what the old fraud will do is what Head Coach Tom Brady will tell him! Bucs will get exposed tomorrow. They are not playing the Eagles.

  5. NeverGIVEup Says:

    Funny his name is Brown. That can be confusing for some

  6. Mike Says:

    I think one of the great things about hurry up is it prevents a lot of substitutions, so if the other team is used to heavy rotations or a lot of different packages and you catch them in a grouping that does not play to their strength, you run hurry up and keep them on the field.

  7. RustyRhinos Says:

    “Can’t get punched in the mouth.”
    Hey Francisco, We have and will get punched in the mouth. We are still Super Bowl Champs! It is what we do when we do get punched in the mouth that matters. Do we crumble and shy away from the Big Bad Rams? No, we should continually punch them in the mouth and move forward as one. Win the battle in front of you. Just Keep Moving Forward!!

    Go!! Bucs!!

  8. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Rams have a fast but smaller D line. Play smash mouth football and wear them out. Can’t fall behind of course. Be more physical- that is the key.

  9. NeverGIVEup Says:

    John Brown will make some plays on the bubble screens if done out of the hurry up.

    The Rams and perhaps Bucs fans are sleeping on this guy. BA said he has come in and has picked up on everything nicely.

    Go watch his Highlights. How did Jason L find this gym so late in the season?

    We need a John Brown story before the game IMHO

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It’s very helpful that our entire defense is back……..and I think it’s mostly healthy…..that will go a long way towards helping us win…….

    We need an unsung hero in this game…….Johnson, Scotty, Brown, Brate, Darden, OJ….Gio……

  11. ARealSonOfABeach Says:

    Looking forward to this game !!!!!!!!!!!!! Should be a knock down drag out type!!!! GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Swampbuc Says:

    I like hurry up and take your time. No huddle, but line it up, motion around a bit, take the play clock down to 5 seconds and hike. That way you’re not gassing your own defense and can still have decent time of possession.

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    ^^^Swampbuc^^^ took the digits off my fingers: you can “hurry-up” and slow the pace at the same time, as well as draw some neutral zone penalties.

    Of course, this requires a trait that often condemns the Bucs: patience.

    This is one of the most evenly-matched games I can recall.

    It will all come down to trenches, penalties, and turnovers…and not necessarily scheming.

  14. Cobraboy Says:

    Has Brown been promoted to the active roster? Did I miss something?

  15. Im not tired anymore we Super Bowl Champs!! Says:

    Just out physical them. We have to want it more and be ready to come to the fight. This is our house and we will protect it! Time to get loud Bucs fans! Don’t forget what the Saints did to us in our house this year. I was at the game and it stung big time. We will not make the same mistake. We will be dialed in ready to dominate and suffocate the Rams. Go Bucs!!

  16. Capt.Tim Says:

    Even with all the injuries, Brady has more weapons here, than he often had in New England.
    We are still a talented team. Evans, Fournette, and Gronk are good enough to beat anybody.
    If Gio Bernard plays tomorrow( heard he might), then expect him to be spred
    Out at WR- where he is a mismatch
    Gronk, Brate, and Evans are three great recievers, all over 6’5”.
    The Rams depleted secondary cant handle three big talented pass catchers.

    All hope is not lost. We are the SuperBowl champs. We went on the road and beat 3 very good teams last year.
    We can damn sure beat Stafford and the Rams.

  17. SOEbuc Says:

    Brady does run a damn fine hurry up compared to what Byron does. On the subject of a cold front, I was talking to a girl from Sacramento last week at the dog park when it was cold and she said it’s really different in Cali because of the humidity. We can hate it year round, except on game days.

  18. Denny Gay Says:

    Someone posted this on another thread and I just looked. The Rams schedule, or really their wins, aren’t super impressive. I think this Ram team has something to prove

  19. Swampbuc Says:

    Tim, I’m not sure why Gio wouldn’t be active?

    I expect the Bucs will have four active RBs – Lenny, Vaughn, Gio and Lev Bell. And I like your idea of putting Gio out wide, in one of the slots of a 4WR set with Lenny in the backfield. Either Gronky or Evans in the other slot on those formations. Imagine Gronky out wide and blocking on some of those wide screens the Bucs run. Heh heh heh.

  20. Tackleblockwin Says:

    I don’t think we will use a lot of hurry up vs Rams. I expect the Rams to use hurry up more against our D, which may backfire on them. I predict the Packers to use a ton of hurry up though vs 49ers and Rodgers will shred them to pieces today. I could be wrong though and all that matters is a Bucs W.

  21. Swampbuc Says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if………Jimmy G didn’t play like Jimmy G and the Niners beat the Fudge Packers tonight?!

  22. Listnfrmafar Says:

    BA should just text McVay his game plan just in case he didn’t see his press conference. And you people think I’m whacked? Why would you tell people this?

  23. BillyBucco Says:

    Umm probably because it doesn’t matter if they know it’s coming.
    They can’t substitute period.

    It’s NOT telling them the play, or even when we will hike it.

  24. Pickgrin Says:

    Sure – its all well and good – until you don’t execute…

    Going up tempo – especially on your side of the field and to begin a drive is risky.
    A 3 and out puts your (still recovering from the last series) Defense right back on the field….

    Best use of the “hurry up” – or more accurately “no huddle” offense is to catch the defense in a specific personnel grouping you consider favorable – and hopefully exploit the “matchup” you like on the following play….

    Its easy now for Brady to rush them to the line – see what he sees from the D’s initial look – call a play at the line – and execute vs the mismatch….

    The problem is – with backups at receiver and RB Tom has been playing with the past few weeks – the communication is not at the same level as when he had Godwin and Lenny in there.

  25. Swampbuc Says:

    Listiot — did you ever consider that maybe BA is putting up a smoke screen or two to keep ’em guessing? Of course not, yet you’re the great entrepreneur who knows more about football than hall of famers Derrick Brooks and Brett Favre. Because you played xbox NCAA football in 2002.

  26. Listnfrmafar Says:

    No swamparse did I think for one minute BA is playing mind games. He loves to hear himself talk and will spew anything that comes to his senile mind.

  27. Jmarkbuc Says:

    He loves to hear himself talk and will spew anything that comes to his senile mind.


  28. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Walked right into that one.

  29. sasquatch Says:

    Hurry up also wears out the offense, so strategic deployment is critical. Maybe you use it on the first drive to get the early lead. On turnovers to capitalize on momentum and demoralize the opponent, etc…

  30. Idahobucfan4life Says:

    A hurry-up attack is good in a few situations: A tight game, early in a game and trying to make a comeback. If the Bucs are able to build a lead and are trying to protect it toward the end, hurry-up is not the strategy to use. They had better be able to run the ball at some point. Hopefully a hurry-up early In the game can wear the defensive front for the Rams down. How can anyone not have a ton of respect for this Rams defense?

    And why don’t the Bucs ever line Scotty Miller up as a RB in the backfield and send him out on wheel routes against linebackers??? Even the speedy Devon White would struggle with that match-up (if the two were on opposing teams).