Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians says it would be easy to cut down to 60 players
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers don’t have to worry about cuts for a few weeks – just like the rest of the NFL. However, apparently head coach Bruce Ariana doesn’t need to wait. He’s already got most of the cuts locked and loaded.
According to Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk.com, Arians says it would be easy to cut the roster down to 60 players right now.
Okay, you could look at this two different ways as a fan.
You could be the pessimist and say that the players set to be cut are so bad it was an easy decision for Arians.
If you’re an optimist though, you could say that the players who aren’t set to be cut are so good, it was an easy choice for Arians to cut the others.
Either way, Arians will probably be happy he’s waiting. A lot can happen before the start of the season. I’m not just talking injuries either.
Players that you think you’re going to cut can end up showing out for the rest of the preseason, making you think they deserve a spot. Meanwhile, players that looked like sure things could falter. They could struggle on the field, pick up a nasty habit (like fumbling), or start to show poor work ethic.
Any number of things could change the projections of a roster. With that in mind, Arians won’t be jumping the gun.
Yes, he was obviously just stating that he feels like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster is nearly set. It’s not like he’s actually going to cut the roster down right now. Still though, that type of thinking could lead to tunnel vision and cause him to overlook someone or something.
Those roster cuts don’t have to come for another few weeks. So let’s all push them out of our minds at the moment.