Bruce Arians: Buccaneers are 100% vaccinated, including every player, coach and staffer

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All members of the Buccaneers organization have gotten their shots.

Head coach Bruce Arians today referred to the Bucs as a “100 percent vaccinated organization” and said that included every player, every member of the coaching staff, and every other franchise staff member.

Bucs running back Leonard Fournette, who had previously indicated that he was hesitant about getting the vaccine, confirmed today that he got it, saying that it ultimately came down to wanting to be the best teammate he can be and understanding that NFL protocols make it easier for vaccinated teammates to work together closely with no limitations.

Fournette is right, and getting everyone on board with the vaccine program is one more reason to think the Bucs have a good chance of repeating as Super Bowl champions.

57 responses to “Bruce Arians: Buccaneers are 100% vaccinated, including every player, coach and staffer

  1. Their Super Bowl victory six months ago is nothing compared to this accomplishment. Congrats Bucs!

  2. That’s great leadership from Arians and Brady. Everyone is on board to do what it takes to achieve TEAM goals. It’s not surprising this happened on Brady’s team.

  3. Buc players have already been put on the covid list. The key is they are able to return to the team much quicker than an unvaccinated player.

  4. Hats off! Great job! The fight is not over. One out of five people that are afflicted have been vaccinated. That’s how virulent the Delta variant is. Keep pressing.

  5. This should be a total NFL at 100% announcement. Won’t keep you totally safe from the Delta variation but it will probably protect you from a Covid related departure from this planet.

  6. Some anti-vaxxers are even starting to realize how stupid they are, and that is saying something!

  7. Not having to worry about unvaxxed player protocols at all is definitely a competitive advantage.
    Would say that I would have not picked Bucs to be first team that was fully vaxxed. Love Tom Brady and his success speaks for itself, but he does have some “unorthodox” health ideas, so would not have been surprised to hear he was a antivaxx.

  8. They are willing to do everything they can to be ready to go on game day to defend their title. Good for them.

  9. Thats what I am talking about – there is no I in TEAM. One for all all for one. Great job – you are performers and performers need both themselves and their teammates to be available. Even if one of them goes out and meets up with an unvaccinated person and catches it – they will not be out for long and their passing it on phase is reduced significantly.

  10. And yet they will still have a lot of positives and players miss games. The vax is too leaky, and its time some of you realize that. You’ve been wrong and in fear since day one, and continue to be.

  11. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    September 2, 2021 at 12:54 pm
    While no one will admit it I think Cam getting cut rattled a lot of players
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    I think you are right. The next guy to get cut should be Cole Beasley. Bills fans have been waiting decades for a team as good as this one and this clown could screw it all up.

  12. How sad America that everyone in a single close group, with as rare an opportunity as being in the NFL, all managing to go through with a no-brainer decision should even be considered an accomplishment. But yeah. Just waiting now for the NFLPA to investigate.

  13. This team now has a huge advantage over the others.. Come on 49ers be the next team to get there.

  14. What’s your point other than playing devil’s advocate? Seat belts don’t guarantee you won’t die in a crash, but they increase your chances of survival immensely. Gun trigger locks don’t guarantee accidental shootings, but they increase the odds that it will not happen by a huge margin. How many people got Polio last year? Not many because most people are vaxxed. Fire alarms don’t guarantee that you won’t die or get hurt in a house fire, but they increase the chances that you will not. The fact that their whole team and staff are vaxxed will increase the chances of everyone in that room will not get severely ill if they contract Covid and it will decrease the likelihood that there will be an outbreak among the staff and players if someone were to be infected.

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    goingdeep81 says:
    September 2, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    No guarantees really.

  15. And yet they STIlL have players on the COVID list right now. Succup is still on the list. What was the point if you can still get it and spread it? If this was the regular season, Succup would miss at least 2 games, even though he’s vaccinated.

  16. I find it hard to believe that Brady got vaccinated. The man is obsessed with what he puts in his body. Not buying it!

  17. Quote from Mark Twain applicable to the anti-vaxxers and why they are unlikely to come around and get vaccinated: “It’s easier to fool someone than it is to convince them they’ve been fooled.”

  18. The anti-vaxxers are out in force here. should worry the site advertisers as some of them might unwilling no longer visit.

  19. In honor of the Bucs being fully vaccinated the league is having this year’s Lombardi Trophy made in the shape of a needle.

  20. The man is insufferable.

    No way Brady put that in his body. We know he flaunted the covid rules when he got to Tampa, and he practiced with people when he wasn’t allowed to. He walked into a coaches house to work when coach/player communication was not allowed. Brady is a great QB. He also does what he wants when he wants, and will do whatever he has to to do it. He and his wife are loaded. He clearly had it set up where on record, he has the vax, but no way did he allow them to inject him with an experimental technology that has no true track record long term, which is a fact that cannot be debated. It may be safe, but we wont know for quite a while. Time determines that. Not us. I think there ought to be an investigation into whether Brady falsified his medical records.

  21. Well that settles it then… everyone is 100% guaranteed to not have to sit out because of Covid, right? That’s what this thing is about? Or, if someone vaccinated still contracts Covid they’ll sit out anyway. In which case, why the requirement? The only variable is how sick they get.

  22. It’s Totally obvious if you’ hadn’t noticed; the league has crowned the Buccaneers as America’s team..!

  23. “Their Super Bowl victory six months ago is nothing compared to this accomplishment. Congrats Bucs!

    Nah man, a Superbowl accomplishment is literally quite a but more and quite a bit better. Have we actually seen Brady’s vaccine card?

  24. “thaswussup says:
    September 2, 2021 at 2:31 pm
    The man is insufferable.

    No way Brady put that in his body. ”

    I agree, very easy for a guy like Brady to just say ‘yes I did’ or draw up a vax card. Nobody is going to question him.

  25. brentgregory says:
    September 2, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    “…The vax is too leaky”

    Is that a medical term, Dr.?

  26. I think there ought to be an investigation into whether Brady falsified his medical records.
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    The NFL can do another $5m investigation and come up with nothing.

  27. What’s your point other than playing devil’s advocate? Seat belts don’t guarantee you won’t die in a crash, but they increase your chances of survival immensely. Gun trigger locks don’t guarantee accidental shootings, but they increase the odds that it will not happen by a huge margin. How many people got Polio last year? Not many because most people are vaxxed. Fire alarms don’t guarantee that you won’t die or get hurt in a house fire, but they increase the chances that you will not. The fact that their whole team and staff are vaxxed will increase the chances of everyone in that room will not get severely ill if they contract Covid and it will decrease the likelihood that there will be an outbreak among the staff and players if someone were to be infected.

    Seat belts, safety locks, fire alarms and even polio have been around for some time. We’ve had time to understand and figure them out.. even with out guarantees.

    Thats kinda my point.

  28. Seat belts, safety locks, fire alarms and even polio have been around for some time. We’ve had time to understand and figure them out.. even with out guarantees.

    Thats kinda my point.

  29. To those saying no guarantees, obviously there’s no guarantee with anything, but better safe than sorry, it doesn’t have to be 100% effective, but every bit of protection and precaution will help. This team is ready this year, they’re already on the same page and ready to go win another one, I think they’ll be even more hungry this year. They got a taste of blood, they want more!

  30. likuidsmoke says:
    September 2, 2021 at 3:43 pm
    To those saying no guarantees, obviously there’s no guarantee with anything, but better safe than sorry, it doesn’t have to be 100% effective, but every bit of protection and precaution will help.

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    You must be one of the guys I see driving their car by themselves wearing a mask

  31. Google “leaky vaccine NIH”. Stop talking if you don’t understand a subject.

    TheCakeIsALie says:
    September 2, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    brentgregory says:
    September 2, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    “…The vax is too leaky”

    Is that a medical term, Dr.?

  32. I find it hard to believe that Brady got vaccinated. The man is obsessed with what he puts in his body. Not buying it!

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    And therein lies the idiocy of the anti-vaxxer ….

    might keep me from dying … not buying it
    FDA approved … not buying it

    they will always find an excuse!!

  33. It’s not so much about the team being vaccinated, it’s the comments here acting like Arians delivered a baby and moved mountains. I’m sure he’d send you all autographed 8 x 10’s if you email him. I’m also vaccinated.

  34. This is the Brady Effect! This organization saw what happens when personal agendas are set aside for the good of the team. These guys WANT greatness! My hope now is whenever TB12 decides to call it a career, the Glazer family will for me a way to keep Brady in the organization. I would love to see him become a part owner/ ambassador for the team.

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