Bucs’ Arians: “Everybody Tried To Hand Us The Lombardi Trophy In August”

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lavonte David

Tampa Bay mounted a late comeback attempt against the Chiefs on Sunday, outscoring Kansas City 14-0 in the fourth quarter, but ultimately fell by a score of 27-24. The Bucs are now 7-5 and sitting as the sixth seed in the NFC on the heels of back-to-back losses as they head into their bye week.

Head coach Bruce Arians spoke to the media following Tampa Bay’s loss on Sunday. Read the full transcript below.

On Carlton Davis’ struggles against Tyreek Hill, the plan to limit Hill

“[Davis] had [Hill] man-to-man and we tried to get a safety to him if we could but you’ve got [Travis] Kelce on the other side too, so that’s a lot of weapons but when we did play man-to-man Patrick [Mahomes] found him and then made some really good plays.”

On the defense not being able to stop Mahomes late

“We stopped the run, we stopped the pass but we couldn’t stop the quarterback from scrambling. That was two big first downs and when you have an athletic guy who can make plays… I knew they were going to throw, we knew they were going to throw, we just had to keep him contained. We kept him in the pocket and he slid it up under us. That was a big part of it.”


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