Bruce Arians Had This to Say Following Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Preseason Blowout Loss to Tennessee Titans

Published 08/22/2021, 2:10 PM EDT
Aug 14, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians talks with an official during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ plans of running it back in 2021 haven’t really gotten off to the best of starts. The defending Super Bowl champions who beat the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021 31-9 are yet to register their first preseason win.

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Dec 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) talks to head coach Bruce Arians before a game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

And their last loss was a total blowout suffered at the hands of the Tennessee Titans. Losing 34-3, the Buccaneers struggled to get going and stumbled to their second successive defeat.

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While their first loss came against the Cincinnati Bengals, this one must have been a harder pill to swallow.

Bruce Arians looks to play down Buccaneers’ loss to Titans

Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians hasn’t been too happy himself at times from what he’s seen so far from his side. At training camp, Arians mentioned that many players have simply lacked to showcase the spirit and talent required to play the sport.

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And he’s particularly referenced that to some of the younger athletes on the roster. Most first teamers have had limited game time over the past two weeks. This provided many unproven youngsters to seal their jobs. But unfortunately, many have failed to live up to the standards required.

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Arians had a conversation with match referee Jerome Boger after the game regarding a call that he felt should’ve gone in his side’s favor. But when the head coach was asked about his comments after the game, he seemed to laugh off the result. “It’s preseason for them, too,” he said via ESPN.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still keeping their chins up. Starting quarterback Tom Brady didn’t even suit up for the game, and in the previous game only played two snaps.

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The side has rested several key players as well so far, but it’s like that we’ll see them in action when the side take on the Houston Texans in their final preseason tie for this campaign.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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