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Is Bruce Arians making a valid point, an excuse or both?

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: We discuss the absolution the Bucs new coach granted Jameis Winston on two of his three interceptions, the Rays’ hot streak and Tommy Pham’s 20/20 season.
Upon further review, Bucs coach Bruce Arians said Peyton Barber's poor pass route resulted in the pick-six interception Sunday by San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman in the Bucs' 31-17 loss. [MONICA HERNDON  |  Times]
Upon further review, Bucs coach Bruce Arians said Peyton Barber's poor pass route resulted in the pick-six interception Sunday by San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman in the Bucs' 31-17 loss. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
Published Sep. 10

Only one of Jameis Winston’s three interceptions in the Bucs’ 31-17 opening loss to San Francisco was actually his fault. So said new Bucs coach Bruce Arians Monday after reviewing the film. Is he making a point, an excuse, both?

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We discuss that and other Bucs news, including the release of offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch after singing another offensive lineman and safety Justin Evans’ placement on injured reserve.

Also, Tampa Bay Times Rays beat writer Marc Topkin joins us to discuss the Rays hot streak after taking nine of 10 games on the homestand, how the Rays will work Tyler Glasnow and Blake Snell back into the mix and just how special is Tommy Pham’s 20/20 season.

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Contact Rick Stroud at rstroud@tampabay.com. Follow @NFLStroud

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