Bruce Arians hopes Bucs benefit from crowd noise on Super Bowl Sunday

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Officially, the Super Bowl is played on a neutral field. But this year, the Buccaneers are playing on their home field. And with about 25,000 fans in the stands, coach Bruce Arians hopes most of them are cheering for his team.

Arians said his team became accustomed to quiet, empty stadiums this season, but the crowd at Lambeau Field in the NFC Championship Game was loud, and Arians hopes to benefit from the same kind of crowd noise against the Chiefs.

“I’m hoping there will be some crowd noise when we’re playing defense because our guys are used to talking to each other,” Arians said, via pool reporter Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “They’ve talked to each other all year and now all of a sudden, they’ve got to use hand signals. The offense, we used [crowd noise] a bunch before we went to Green Bay, and it was loud as hell up there.”

It’s unclear what percentage of the 25,000 fans in attendance will be Bucs fans, but there will surely be more Bucs fans than Chiefs fans in attendance. Arians hopes that gives the Bucs an edge.

23 responses to “Bruce Arians hopes Bucs benefit from crowd noise on Super Bowl Sunday

  1. MortimerInMiami says:
    February 4, 2021 at 7:02 pm
    The crowd cannot cover Hill & Kelce nor slow down Mahomes and neither can the Bucs
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    Save it. We heard the same over confident smack talk from Washington, New Orleans, and Green Bay fans too… and we saw how that turned out for them.

  2. Why would he assume that the crowd would be for Tampa Bay? Last year the crowd was overwhelmingly a Chief crowd.

  3. One-third of the crowd will be local front line healthcare workers. 99% of them are Bucs fans.

  4. I don’t think home field means much this year. I mean there were more Packers fans at Lambeau and it didn’t exactly help Green Bay in the divisional round and more Saints fans in the Super Dome…

  5. I am starting a Bucs movement…..no longer shall we say “Go Bucs”….we shall now say ” Fire the Cannons!!”.

  6. The fans in the stands will tell you alot about who the NFL wants to win this game. They are supposed to distribute the tickets fairly. If there is an overwhelming amount of TB fans there then you know your answer. And same goes for Chiefs fans.

  7. Save it. We heard the same over confident smack talk from Washington
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    Wasn’t Washington the team who played Heinicke (a 3rd string quarterback) and walked over that “scary” defense?? What cost Washington wasn’t offense, their defense let them down in that game. And I can’t remember ANY confident Washington fans.

  8. johncoctostan says:
    February 4, 2021 at 8:26 pm
    One-third of the crowd will be local front line healthcare workers. 99% of them are Bucs fans.
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    The 1/3 crowd of front line healthcare workers are not all from Tampa. Other NFL teams chose some as well.

  9. Tampa always gets a bad beat about fans . When we actually had a head coach or two it was electric around the area for many years. Top 10 defense for 6 years i think. Anyways yes if ownership doesn’t try to improve the organization we have other things to do boats/islands-getaways, also the best theme parks. Rayjay needs a dome. It is unbearable heat September till December down here. So to all you north friends this a travel note.
    With covid it sucks for our area. Lighting won,rays went to the show, and here we are at the superbowl and there are guidelines. Gonna be a good game, bucs by 4 &1/2

  10. Even if only a third are Chiefs fans, they’ll still be louder. We’ll hear the chop chant, to be sure.

  11. It’s fair to say there will be more TB fans. Geography doesn’t always tell
    You what team a fan will root for, case in point a Massachusetts health worker getting tickets to the game ‘likely’ means they are a Tom Brady/Pats fan and therefore will cheer for the Bucs. Not to mention Brady himself has been popular all around the country for 2 decades and fans from everywhere, people young and old tend to cheer for winners. And then you have my daughter wearing a Mahomes jersey and we love no where near KC 🤷🏻‍♂️

    May the best team win, hopefully it’s close and entertaining for us fans of the game.

  12. “but there will surely be more Bucs fans than Chiefs fans in attendance. Arians hopes that gives the Bucs an edge.”

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    I would not bank on that. Chief fans are more rabid than Bucs fans…..hotels are cheaper with more vacancies.

  13. One-third of the crowd will be local front line healthcare workers. 99% of them are Bucs fans.
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    Are the healthcare workers given tickets? Because for the amount these tickets are going i would think many would be interested in selling.

  14. This is where Godel and his office should step in and both teams be equal in noise level..

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