Bruce Arians on the Tampa offense: “We can do any damn thing we want to do”

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The Tampa Bay offense has endured much scrutiny this year, and the best part of the bye week (for them) was the absence of things to scrutinize.

On Sunday, everything went well. Coach Bruce Arians wasn’t bashful to say so.

“When asked early this week about our identity, I think we just showed our identity,” Arians told reporters after Sunday’s 26-14 win over Minnesota. “We can do any damn thing we want to do.”

They surely can. Whether they do it consistently remains to be seen. Despite Sunday’s win, they had some misfires. At one point, quarterback Tom Brady had plenty of time and still missed a player who, as Arians would say it, was “wide-ass open.”

But they did enough on both sides of the ball to win, and the winning likely will continue, especially with three final games that consist of the Falcons, Lions, and Falcons.

19 responses to “Bruce Arians on the Tampa offense: “We can do any damn thing we want to do”

  1. Bruce Arians may think he’s coaching a juggernaut, but the reality is they got dominated by the Vikings early, and needed several unforced errors from Dan Bailey to be gifted the win. I’d put money on the Bucs being one and done come playoff time.

  2. Tough to disagree…the guy is a nfl coach. One of the best of the best of the best. He knows more than any of us do on our pinky finger.

  3. Oh calm down. 3 points were a complete gimme from the refs. So they scored all of 3 touchdowns against a Vikings team without Hunter, Kendricks or Barr, and 2 rookies on the outside at corner. It was like the 2nd half of a preseason game, except TB kept their 1’s in against the Vikings 2’s. Ya, real world beaters there Arians.

  4. Ariens is too impatient & his offensive strategy shows it. He wants big plays whereas Brady is a ball control QB. Short low risk passes ball control & move it down the field keeping the ball out of the hands of the opponent. Ariens needs to change or it is one and done in playoffs. Ariens is NO offensive genius as he thinks he is.

  5. Except when you play the Saints or the Rams.

    This guy is awfully arrogant for a team that is looking to be a wild card. What he needs to do is run the ball with Ronald Jones and let Brady be a game manager.

  6. LMAO,Bruce Arians is not delusional. He realizes Tampa has one of the weakest schedules in the NFL.

  7. Legendary Vince Lombardi could really take it out on his players, BUT, he kept it in the locker room. That is one thing BA will never learn as he constantly throws his players under the bus in the media and never takes coaching blame. Shame on him.

  8. Watched a lot of football this year but yesterday was the first time I really watched TB.

    I didn’t see an offense or QB that would scare a good defense. TB had some REALLY bad throws and misses. I mean missing guys by 8-10 yards.

    Saints, Packers and occasionally Bills are teams whose offenses I felt could do whatever they wanted – more often than not.

    TB seems like an offense that worked fine when the defense gave them something to exploit. Packers and Saints – they don’t need to have the defense give them something – they simply create it – all the time.

  9. Take it easy, Bruce. Yeah you guys won but you definitely didn’t dominate in any way, shape or form. If not for Bailey getting the yips, that could’ve been an entirely different game. We beat ourselves as much as anything.

  10. If Bailey had been just average and the refs had called the game fairly, the Buccaneers would have lost this game. It’s clear that the NFL wants Brady in the playoffs and the refs were instructed to lean in the Buccaneers’ favor.

  11. Robert Weldon – Brady is not a “Ball Control QB”. Did you see his 50 yard bomb to Scottie Miller? Or the several other great long passes Brady threw? He’s lost some accuracy, but the guy can still get it down the field.

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