Before training camp started, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that he doesn’t want his players to go from the hunters to the hunted. Although it’s still early in training camp, Arians sounds very frustrated with the team’s energy thus far.
Following this Friday’s practice session, Arians ripped the Buccaneers’ performance while speaking to the media.
“I’m really not pleased; I thought we were really, really sluggish,” Arians said, via the Tampa Bay Times. “We talked about it before we left [Wednesday] and took the day off [Thursday]. I don’t know if our receivers caught a pass. Same thing defensively, we didn’t stop anything over third-and-9.”
Bruce Arians went one step further and called this Friday’s session a “horses**t practice.”
'Twas a rough day today 😬 pic.twitter.com/h0IUyGHGDm
— Sports by Tampa Bay Times (@TBTimes_Sports) July 30, 2021
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was also asked about the team’s lousy performance in practice on Friday. He admit that just about everything went wrong for their high-powered offense this afternoon.
“Communication, execution, missing throws, missing reads,” Brady said. “Overall just a poor day.”
Luckily for the Buccaneers, they have plenty of time to correct all the mistakes they made on Friday. The reigning Super Bowl champions won’t take the field for an actual game until Aug. 14, when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals for their preseason opener.