The Bucs come into this week coming off the heels of a game where they not only won on the road, but where they dominated on both sides of the ball against the Falcons.

With a beatable opponent in the Jacksonville Jaguars coming up and the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, it could give reason to think that the Bucs might take their foot off the gas pedal this week. But Bruce Arians has assured that last week’s win is nothing more than a mere memory now, and the next goal is to win two games in a row.

Bucs LBs Lavonte David and Shaq Barrett
Bucs LBs Lavonte David and Shaq Barrett – Photo by: Mary Holt/PR

“For us it’s all about trying to stack two in a row, which we haven’t been able to do all year,” Arians said. “I love the way we went out there today and kind of forgot about last week already and started practicing hard for another great running back and a good, solid defense with a hell of a pass rush, so it’ll be a challenge.”

Tampa Bay won the game in the trenches last Sunday, allowing no sacks while notching six of their own on defense. For the winning to continue, they’ll need a repeat performance from the offensive line as they face the likes of talented pass rushers like Josh Allen, Yannick Ngaouke, and Calais Campbell.

Arians spoke about how well the Bucs did to not allow any sacks against Atlanta, and the importance of keeping that trend on Sunday.

“I think Jameis did a good job of throwing some balls away,” Arians said. “And we did a great job of protection, tight ends included. So yeah, it’s got to carry over this week.”

With a 4-7 record on the season, the Bucs chances of making the playoffs aren’t very good. Despite that, the Bucs still have plenty left to play for on the season as Arians and the coaching staff decide what players they want back for next season, along with developing the young talent they brought in this year.

The fact that the Bucs are not mathematically eliminated from has helped with keeping everyone focused on the present, while also preparing for what’s to come in the future.

“It’s huge,” Arians said. “We’re trying to take them one at a time and see if that adds up to being enough.”

 

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  1. Anything “stacked” is good.

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    • Right. If you’re stacking something up there must be value in it. Nice observation

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  2. Go Bucs make it 2 in a row!

    Just an observation, but This team has been so inconsistent In many ways this year. When we beat the Panthers in Carolina we won in The trenches. I don’t know how they can look so good on O line and D line against a good opponent then just look so bad shorty after. Anyways last week was a great total “team” win and secondary and O line Who had been sucking badly All year finally both put together a good game and we won. If we had lost and they played just decent or even poor all the conversation would be about the two int. Winston threw even though it Would have likely had little bearing on outcome if the other two things hadn’t happened!

    Winston likely will always toss one or two per game but if he throws 3-4 TDs and we win I don’t give a rats ass. We need the team around him to play better and we can win lot games.

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  3. Far too often we have “stacked” loses, so let’s hope this holiday season that we’ve finally learned how to play winning football. Last weeks victory was no accident it was won at the line of scrimmage by protecting Winston, running the football, and pressuring the opposing QB. If we’re going to be successful we’re going to have to maintain this approach and be even more disciplined at the line. No more botched snaps, Holding penalties, Offsides, False Starts, Sacks, and missed lane assignments. Lets see a heavier dose of RoJo & Barber and If we can just learn how to be a fundamental football team instead of this High Wire Tight Rope Act then we can begin to “Stack some Wins”. Go Bucs!!

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    • Fundamental football is what this team has lacked for over a decade. The talent has been here, raw natural talent. Hopefully Arians can be the chrysalis and help the talent we have evolve

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  4. Come on Bucs. This is one of the most winnable games left on our schedule. You players say you are sick and tired of Losing. Give us and yourselves 2 in a row. Catch a fire!

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  5. The Bucs will do what they always do, win enough to screw our draft. Not that it makes a difference with Licht doing the drafting.

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