The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the last teams in the league to have a bye week, and head coach Bruce Arians is trying to work through that reality right now.
Tampa Bay (7-3) will play 12 games before finally having a bye in Week 13. Along with NFC South rival Carolina, the Bucs are the one of the last two teams two be idle this season.
With no game this week until Monday night, Arians decided to try and build in some extra rest for his team. Yesterday, he admitted publicly that the Bucs are “tired” right now.
“I gave the guys off until Thursday; we’re a really tired team,” Arians said via JoeBucsFan.com. “We haven’t had a bye yet. So this is kind of a little bit of a mini-bye for us. And then Friday and Saturday night, we’ll practice at night, the same time as the game. Do a couple of different things on Monday morning to try and shake it up and see if we can start the game better.”
Extra time off isn’t the only change Arians is making this week. He’s having his team practice at night Friday and Saturday in an attempt to alleviate some of the primetime woes the Bucs have suffered through this year.
“Like I said, we’ve got to try something,” Arians said this week. “Luckily we have an indoor facility and we can work at night. So we’re going to do that and hopefully get a better result to start a ballgame at night.”
#GoBucs Arians: “Do some more game stuff actually Monday morning that we’ve been doing. Like I said, We’ve got to try something. Luckily we have an indoor facility and we can work at night. So we’re going to do that and hopefully get a better result to start a ballgame at night.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) November 16, 2020
The Bucs will host the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football in Week 11.
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