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After reading a quote from Head Coach Bruce Arians, I’m definitely confident in his knowledge of the sport!
Arians on the importance of picking up the playbook:
“It’s everything. If they are going to contribute – first of all, special teams – make your niche on special teams, find a spot. The fourth running back or the fifth safety is not going to be the best safety, it’s going to be the best special teams player because you’re going to dress on Sunday, so find your niche on special teams. We threw a lot at these guys, and these guys coming out of college have so much to learn because so many of them, offensively, have never been in a huddle. They don’t huddle, they don’t get down in a three-point stance. Like I said yesterday, I said, ‘Put your hand in the dirt’ and the guy didn’t know what I was talking about. That’s the new wave – that’s how we have to coach now. It’s totally different than it was 10 years ago, but we are ready for it. Offensive linemen, especially, it’s a real tough learning curve.”
He’s prepared, focused, and confident. Now it’s time to go through the preparation and into the preseason to see what kind of team we have.
Players still need to produce on the field, no matter how prepared the coaching staff is!
I feel that the Bucs chose the right man for the job and I can’t wait for the season to begin!