As most of the NFL is doing their best to get back to normal during a pandemic, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians announced that he still wants to play it safe when on the road this season.
With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, the Buccaneers head man is taking a stand on his player’s safety as we start the 2021 regular season.
#Bucs HC Bruce Arians said today that he won't allow his players (vaccinated or not) to leave the team hotel on road trips. They will be under the same protocols as last year. “There’s league rules and then there’s my rules.” pic.twitter.com/qNc6ytmmmL
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) August 25, 2021
Arians told the Tampa Bay media yesterday that the team will still follow the protocols of last season when on the road in team hotels. Players have been warned not to leave the team hotel and aren’t allowed any visitors during their stay.
Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop recently tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a dinner with players from the Tennessee Titans.
Arians told the media the NFL has their rules, but he has his own rules too. The defending Super Bowl champions do not want to risk the Coronavirus ruining any chance at a repeat this season. Will other teams across the league follow suit?