On the ‘Dumb’ Buccaneers, Bruce Arians speaks out.
After the Buccaneers’ surprising loss to the Washington Football Team, head coach Bruce Arians did not hold back in calling his team a “dumb football team” during his postgame press conference.
Arians went on to say that the coaching staff is to blame for the team’s lack of awareness.
“Energy and passion are very fixable,” Arians said during a press conference on November 14. “The penalties, they have to be corrected sooner or later.”
“I mean, we’re shifting and jumping offsides on the first play of the game, and they don’t even run a play, and we jump offsides.”
If we’re going to get anywhere, the stupidity has to go.
…It’s all about execution and being a smart football team, not about ability.
We’re a clueless football team, and the coaches are to blame.”
Although the Buccaneers only committed six penalties against Washington, Arians is concerned about the pattern of errors that have plagued the team in the first half of the season.
The Buccaneers are ranked near the bottom of the NFL with a ranking of No.
26 points per game, averaging 7.2.
If there is any good news, it is that the Bucs have been trending downward in penalties over the last three games, averaging 6 per game.
Here’s the complete postgame press conference from Arians.
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The Buccaneers’ Performance vs.
The Buccaneers’ performance over the last two weeks has been “baffling,” according to Arians, who praised the team’s practice habits but has no explanation for why it isn’t translating to game results.
“That performance was eerily similar to the last one, baffling to me after watching these guys practice for a week,” Arians observed.
“That we could play as badly as we did.”
For about eight or nine minutes, we played with sufficient passion and energy.
We need to show up on Sundays to win games in this [league].
We’re working hard Monday through Friday, but we’re not here on Sundays.”
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