Bruce Arians has seen “dramatic improvement” in Jalen Hurts since October meeting

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When the Buccaneers and Eagles played on a Thursday night in October, Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts went 12-of-26 passing for 115 yards with a touchdown, an interception, and a pair of rushing TDs.

The Buccaneers won that game 28-22. But a few weeks later, the Eagles started finding something in their rushing attack, fully taking advantage of Hurts’ running ability.

Philadelphia ended the season with the league’s top ground game, and Hurts led the club with 784 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns.

So as the Bucs get ready to face the Eagles once again for Wild Card weekend, head coach Bruce Arians told Philadelphia reporters this week that he’s seen “dramatic improvement” out of Hurts since October.

“Total command of that offense, really accurate down the field, really improved as a passer,” Arians said, via Dave Zangaro of NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com. “Really knows when to pull it down and knows when to throw it. I’ve seen great growth out of him.

As a passer, Hurts finished the regular season completing 61 percent of his throws for 3,144 yards with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 15 games.

7 responses to “Bruce Arians has seen “dramatic improvement” in Jalen Hurts since October meeting

  1. I’ve seen no such improvement – he is ready to bail out of the pass faster than Lame from Baltimore – he has also increased his running which is natural since he’s not a Qb at all.

  2. Hurts has surprised me and improved quite a bit. I still think they don’t have much of a chance against the Bucs in Tampa.

  3. In the last meeting, when Genard Avery got called for taunting Fournette (a questionable call, but the kid should’ve done better to hold back his exuberance), it kept a Bucs drive alive that had stalled. The Eagles were about to get the ball back down a score with plenty of time on the clock and all the momentum.

    They’re playing better than that now, so I like their chances.

    That said, the Bucs just have more players, even with the injury bug hitting them lately.

    Bruce can keep his bouquets for Jalen. Let’s just put it on the field and see what happens.

  4. As a Saints fan, I’ve seen firsthand the damage that Hurts team. A team that shut out the SB champions at their place, beat them twice, allowed only three points to Aaron Rodgers and GB, and made Matt Jones look like a D-III QB could not stop Hurts to save their lives. Tampa Bay better be ready or they are in for a nasty surprise

  5. domefieldadvantage, all that and Saints still couldn’t make the post season. Wouldn’t have mattered if they did, Saints don’t win in the post season like GB

  6. “I’ve seen no such improvement – he is ready to bail out of the pass faster than Lame from Baltimore – he has also increased his running which is natural since he’s not a Qb at all.”
    ——-
    Maybe that’s why you are not an NFL head coach.

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