Bruce Arians promises no music, but lots of profanity, at his first Buccaneers training camp

AP

A coach who curses like a sailor has probably found the right team to lead.

The Buccaneers, who have a pirate ship in their own stadium, launched their first training camp with Bruce Arians in charge. And he had a message during his first Tampa Bay training-camp press conference.

“Come have fun,” Arians told reporters. “We’re going to have fun. It’s going to be different when we put the pads on. There will be a lot of hollering and screaming and there won’t be any damn music. So you’ll hear some things. You know, maybe put some earplugs on the kids.”

Arians retired after the 2017 season, but after a year in the broadcast booth, where he once described a receiver as “wide-ass open,” he’s back on the sidelines, and he says his enthusiasm is “probably higher than ever.”

“I’m really excited about this team, about being back in it having been gone a year,” Arians said. “I came back early. I usually come back the day before. I was here early to get started.”

Arians promised a “really physical” training camp, with live tackling.

“That’s the only way to learn how to tackle,” Arians said. “You have to tackle some. Are we going to tackle a lot? No. Are we going to tackle certain guys? No. But we will tackle, yes.”

Arians also had a message for his players when it comes to dealing with the widespread belief that the Buccaneers won’t be very good.

“Don’t listen to the noise,” Arians said. “Go to work every day. I go back to my first year in Arizona, it was five, mostly six [predicted wins]. We won 10, and we had injuries, but we won games in the last two minutes. When you go back and look at the 5-11 record [from 2018], there were a lot of close games. We didn’t play smart enough to win, or we missed a kick, or we had a penalty or busted assignment. It was Bucs beating Bucs. Eliminate that. It wasn’t talent. It’s just play better in the final two minutes of the half and the final two minutes of the game and they’re at least 8-8.”

Former coach Dirk Koetter wasn’t able to get the players to avoid Bucs beating Bucs. This year, the task falls to Arians, a two-time NFL coach of the year who could be pulling off what he’d call a f–king trifecta if he can take the Buccaneers to 10 wins in 2019.

14 responses to “Bruce Arians promises no music, but lots of profanity, at his first Buccaneers training camp

  1. Arians throws his players under the bus and never takes responsibility. Dude can’t even speak to players without cussing and screaming. He throws temper tantrums like a 2 year old.

  2. niners816 says:
    July 26, 2019 at 7:45 am
    Arians throws his players under the bus and never takes responsibility. Dude can’t even speak to players without cussing and screaming. He throws temper tantrums like a 2 year old.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I thought using profanity was a sign of intelligence.

    Maybe he’s tried using the calm approach but that didn’t work so he’ll now yell and scream. Of course the media will only focus on his yelling and not his one-on-one buddy talks.

  3. When are these young kids gonna get it? Old timers like Arians and Fangio don’t wanna listen to music by the N.W.O or The Googoo Dolls. If these kids enjoyed some Sinatra or Dionne Warwick it might be different, but songs about sex and candy and “letting the dogs” out ain’t gonna make the grade for these older men with actual taste in music.

  4. That’s kind of what we need. Sugar coating things definitely hasn’t worked for us by past coaches. Putting it to them harshly might prove more effective.

  5. So we’re supposed to be excited about the team because the head coach cusses a lot? Ok…

  6. When are these young kids gonna get it? Old timers like Arians and Fangio don’t wanna listen to music by the N.W.O or The Googoo Dolls. If these kids enjoyed some Sinatra or Dionne Warwick it might be different, but songs about sex and candy and “letting the dogs” out ain’t gonna make the grade for these older men with actual taste in music.

    And the award for “Worst Attempt to Guess What Today’s Players Listen To” goes to…

  7. What a tool. But what else can we expect from the self proclaimed maven of football.
    Hey Bruce how about you start training camp without your goofy caps? If he thinks he is getting fans fired up or players scared of his coaching, by using profanity, he is so lost its not even funny. Even if true, why would the buffoon mention it?

  8. That roster was 10-6 caliber last year. Koetter was a very bad coach with one of the worst defenses in league history. Arians wouldn’t have taken this job if he didn’t see what I see.

  9. Why would anyone want music during practice? Talk about a major distraction to a team trying to learn a new system.

  10. Let me get this straight, we lose 3 of our best defensive players, two free agency, 1 auto accident, replace them with a journeyman mediocre DE, a draft pick with ZERO NFL experience, and a head case that I am embarrassed is on our team, and anyone in their right mind thinks we could be better at defense? BTW, Winston, what you see is what you get. His turnover stats are HORRENDOUS and after 4 years, he’s shown ZERO improvement. Can make plays, CAN NOT throw a deep ball EVER! 7-9 would be the TOP of my expectations for 2019-2020.

  11. HagemeisterPark says:
    July 26, 2019 at 10:25 am
    Why would anyone want music during practice? Talk about a major distraction to a team trying to learn a new system.
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    Have you been to a football game? There’s constant music being blasted onto the field as well as crowd noise. Why wouldn’t you want to practice how you are going to experience those conditions?

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