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Bruce Arians Gives Concerning Quote About Buccaneers

Zach Brunner
Bruce Arians gave a concerning quote about the Buccaneers.
Bruce Arians gave a concerning quote about the Buccaneers. / Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on paper, look to be among the most dangerous teams in the NFL. While they do have a respectable 7-3 record, they have not proved to be a major threat yet. To add to the concern, Bruce Arians recently came out and said the Buccaneers are "a really tired team."

With a game on Monday Night Football against the Los Angeles Rams, coach Arians said they are treating this as a mini bye week. But with the team supposedly "really tired" in Week 11, how will they look in the postseason?

Tampa was given the late bye week, with their bye coming in Week 13. Playing 12 straight weeks of football is a lot to ask, but their official bye is right around the corner, then they finish their season with four games against teams with a losing record.

Arians also said he hoped this mini bye would help Tampa start the game faster on Monday. Through 10 weeks, the Buccaneers are averaging 6.5 first quarter points, which is good for eighth-best in the league. However, their defense allows 6.6 first quarter points, which is the sixth-worst in the NFL.

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