Bruce Arians Comments On Deshaun Watson Eating Too Many Sacks

February 21st, 2022

Bucco Bruce Arians

Once upon a time, NFL Network was the greatest creation known to man, then NFL Game Pass ran away with the crown.

Joe can’t think of anything much better than inhaling condensed NFL games (40 minutes each) on a fall Wednesday night or Saturday afternoon with a cold Big Storm Beer.

One of these years, Joe is going to commit to watching every single play of an entire NFL season.

It’s February, so Joe has more free time, which means Joe has been brushing up on the play of creepy, sleazy potential Bucs starting quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Back in December of 2018, after publicly declaring his interesting in becoming the Cleveland Browns head coach, then-retired Bruce Arians was on the CBS broadcast team that called the Texans-Browns game featuring Watson versus Browns QB Baker Mayfield.

It was there that Arians revealed he had a problem with Watson eating too many sacks.

“If there’s one negative right now to Deshaun’s game, he will not throw the ball away,” Arians said. “He’s got that Superman cape on; he thinks he can make something out of nothin’ every time. Nobody’s open. Don’t lose those yards. Throw that ball away.”

That comment sure conjured up Joe’s memories of Jameis Winston, a quarterback Arians discarded a little over a year later after Jameis ate 47 sacks and wouldn’t throw balls away for the 2019 Bucs.

Jameis ate 47 sacks in 2019. A year later Watson was dropped 49 times with a lot fewer attempts than Jameis. The primary difference was Watson threw seven picks on a bad football team whereas Jameis fired 30 interceptions with a solid cast around him.

Watson always has done a good job protecting the football. But during that 2018 season, Watson led the NFL with 62 sacks despite enjoying life behind a punishing running game. He will hold the ball.

Is Arians hungry to coach that out of him? Or does the head coach/quarterback whisperer prefer more of a conservative pocket passer?

23 Responses to “Bruce Arians Comments On Deshaun Watson Eating Too Many Sacks”

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    He is a lot like Winston, in that he tries to do too much.

  2. godlovesbucs Says:

    He also was on a MUCH worse team that Winston was. Behind a much shakier o line.

  3. Bqen green Says:

    Isn’t that what Arians offense is? Hold the ball until recievers get forty yards down field? Deep drops and constant bombs aren’t exactly conducive to throwing the ball away. godlovesbucs is correct, Watson had to run for his life in Houston.

  4. Ash Says:

    Tom Brady had one of the fastest release times in the NFL so I don’t think that was what arians offense was in my opinion

  5. Bqen green Says:

    Ash I’m talking about BAs offense, not Tom Brady’s. Brady all but scrapped BAs offense after the bye last year.

  6. Its a Bucs Life Says:

    Arians, is a clown, you cant take what he said a few years ago seriously. For proof of that look at his AB comments.

    Arians ran off Brady with his shoddy way of doing things and I wouldn’t’ trust him with a franchise changing decision of picking another QB

    He’s bound to pick Gabbert

  7. Niles Says:

    Joe wears the jersey of 2021-Round-1-Pick-11 Justin Fields, who ate 36 sacks in 12 games his rookie season. Bwahahahaha.

  8. Its a Bucs Life Says:

    Arians is dumb to adjust his scheme, that’s why the report of him red lining game plans is dumb.

  9. Craig Says:

    The thing about Brady is that he has no problem throwing the ball away, because he can make the next play work.

    JW wouldn’t throw the ball away because he was not capable of running a sustained drive.

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    i would simply..LMAO if one day a press conference is called and..Enter the Dragon..Famous Jameis Winston is back. Don’t think it is impossible.

  11. SB Says:

    We all know how much you luv you some JW2 MikeJohnson.
    Keep holding your nuts.

  12. 1sparkybuc Says:

    The franchise records for QBs are dominated by Brady and Winston…….Craig.

  13. SB Says:

    The only franchise records held by Winston are yards in a season and turnovers in a season. Not wins, not TO/TD % or any other good stats.

  14. JB Says:

    Bridgewater is under center in 22. He’s going to be cheap, the others aren’t viable for a reload. Arians loves “Teddy” – Trask and Gabbert there to back him up. facts. not what anyone wants. just facts.

  15. HC Grover Says:

    Bucco Gabbert. Special D.

  16. QB1 Says:

    No more Felon QB’s needed. Either Trask or a solid Veteran not named Gabbert. We’ll have enough of a hard time winning games next season without the criminal elemant in play. Be smart!

  17. Irishmist Says:

    You can’t eat wins if you fill up on sacks.

  18. Listnfrmafar Says:

    As much as it pains me Ben is right. If your offense is NO RISK IT NO BISCUIT it is inevitable the QB will be sacked. Someone may prove me wrong but didn’t Luck and Palmer used to get beaten like a house pet when they paid for Arians?

  19. Brendahadababy Says:

    Damn I hate click bait. See you when the season starts.

  20. Bqen green Says:

    Listnfrmafar, Ben agrees with you plenty.

  21. Swampbuc Says:

    Die Zwillinge aus dem Nordost versuchen sie sich einer neunundsechzig. Was ein Paar Liebchen! Wie schoen.

  22. lambchop Says:

    This assessment by coach was made while eating too many snacks!

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    “Jameis ate 47 sacks in 2019.”

    Winston was throwing the ball deeper than anyone else in the NFL — literally had 1000 more air yards than anyone else, which means you’re holding onto the ball longer than anyone else. Yes, Brady took less sacks, but in case you didn’t know, Brady is literally the greatest of all-time.

    In any case, holding onto the ball too long is what most young QBs do, in particular in a deep ball offense.