Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians first few words on Thursday following the team's training camp practice discussed his receivers dropping too many passes. On Friday night after practice, Arians had praise for those same receivers, sort of. He stated the receivers looked like professionals on Friday instead of scrubs.
One can question Arians' use of the word scrubs, but what you can't question is why Arians uses certain methods. It's clear, whether it's stating a player "better not be pulled up too long' after leaving practice with an injury or describing his receivers performance as playing like pros instead of scrubs, Arians wants his player to be available to play & play at a high level.
During the media interview after practice, Arians discussed practicing indoors without the air conditioning on to simulate playing outdoors in the heat. He emphasized that the team needed to be able to adapt to playing condition elements & their game-time schedule. Arians said, "Our schedule doesn't allow us to sit at one o'clock every Sunday."
Arians saved some praise on Friday night for quarterback Jameis Winston, who he said performed well during the team's red-zone period of the practice. The coach also expressed he likes how the quarterback is spreading the ball around & hitting different receivers, In the video below, Winston hits wide receiver Chris Godwin with a pass in a tight window.
While Winston had more good plays than bad on Friday, he did made the mistake of trying to complete a pass over the middle that you can see in the video below ended up in the hands of rookie safety Mike Edwards, who always seemed to be around the football.
Click below to hear the full interview with Arians