Tom Brady: Bruce Arians’ offense is great for a quarterback

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Tom Brady held a conference call on Tuesday to answer questions for the first time since agreeing to sign with the Buccaneers and one of the early topics of conversation was what drew him to Tampa.

Brady said he didn’t want to delve too deeply into the process that led to his departure from the Patriots, but said “a lot of things were intriguing” about the Bucs. That list included head coach Bruce Arians and Brady said he’s watched enough of Arians’ offenses over the years to know that “it’s a great offense for a quarterback.”

Arians’ offenses have featured a lot of deep balls over the years, but Brady didn’t sound like he expected to change too much of his style because of the new address. He said the point of the game is to “get the ball to the guy who can do something with it” and that won’t change in Tampa.

“Everybody has different styles and philosophies and how they call things,” Brady said. “Football to me is about throwing the ball to the guy who’s open. If he’s open deep, that’s where you throw it.”

Brady noted that an offense isn’t about one player and that he has a lot of work to do to get on the same page as his new teammates. He acknowledged that there are going to be challenges doing that this year because of the changes to daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and that he’ll have to take things differently as a result, but said “having the opportunity to lead the team and play the sport is something I love.”

40 responses to “Tom Brady: Bruce Arians’ offense is great for a quarterback

  1. Don’t know why the media are obsessing over Arians’ style as if he couldn’t adjust to an older QB who likes to move less and fire fast. And Brady frankly either hasn’t had the protection or anyone much to throw it deep to anyway – other than Randy Moss for a while, long ago.

  2. lmao

    you didn’t throw to the open guy very well at all last year

    the binky addiction took over like we’ve seen in the past

    put your best cb on godwin, double evans with a safety over the top and it’s all over.

  3. tylawspick6 says:
    March 24, 2020 at 12:30 pm
    lmao

    you didn’t throw to the open guy very well at all last year

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    Lmao… Brady was #1 in the NFL in tight window accuracy last year.

  4. patriotmaleorgy says: But is it better than the coaches stealing the other teams signals?
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    Stop going on about what those ever cheatin’ Phins did to the Pats way back in 2008. Former Phins players admitted it (years later), that it helped them beat the Pats (by getting the jump on Brady and mimicking calls to cause false starts. But Goodly Fraudger decided to ignore it, as did most of the media and salty mountain of Patriot haters – and so should you, LOL.

  5. Chill_Mickelson says:
    March 24, 2020 at 12:39 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    March 24, 2020 at 12:30 pm
    lmao

    you didn’t throw to the open guy very well at all last year

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    Lmao… Brady was #1 in the NFL in tight window accuracy last year.

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    What does that have to do with someone who is open? Maybe the window wouldn’t be so tight if he ran the offense better and threw to everyone?

    Brady was horrible in December of 2018 and it carried over into 2019. If you remove his brilliants divisonal rd game vs zone D Chargers and his great game vs KC, he’s been trending down since SB 53, when they dribbled out 13 points on offense.

    The eye test is the eye test. He was horrible in compl%, his lowest since 2002.

    His red zone work in 2018 was also horrible. The amount of short fields and blocked punts in 2019 you’d think would have helped him. lol

    I can tell you, Stidham will love that.

    Inside the 10 yard line Brady had a 35% compl rate in 2018. That’s horrendous. That’s also with Gronk and a run game that produced a rookie rusher like Michel.

    This fade from Brady started in 2018.

  6. streetyson says:
    March 24, 2020 at 12:48 pm
    patriotmaleorgy says: But is it better than the coaches stealing the other teams signals?
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    Stop going on about what those ever cheatin’ Phins did to the Pats way back in 2008. Former Phins players admitted it (years later), that it helped them beat the Pats (by getting the jump on Brady and mimicking calls to cause false starts. But Goodly Fraudger decided to ignore it, as did most of the media and salty mountain of Patriot haters – and so should you, LOL
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    So you’re comparing a game to almost two decades worth. Seems reasonable.

  7. All I see is the Patriots fans upset and downing Brady, the Bucs, and Arians. On the other hand many Bucs fans screaming Super Bowl. Both should be more understanding.

    Brady seems happy with the change and starting a new chapter in his life. That’s the important story in all this.

    The Bucs have a lot of pieces in place to have a great season. Whether that ends in the Super Bowl nobody knows. The Bucs now have turned to a more conservative approach at QB in Brady. As opposed to the more gun slinger approach of Winston. That’s the biggest difference. It all has to play out next season. I can hardly wait!

  8. The eye test is the eye test. He was horrible in compl%, his lowest since 2002.
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    For somebody who thinks he knows everything about football you should know Brady had the exact same completion % last year as he did in 2004 (60.8) and was worse in 2013 (60.5). Actually 2003 was his worst (60.2). 2002 Brady was at 62.1. But this is the guy who was convinced that Wynn could come back a week earlier than the rules permitted.

  9. “Brady frankly either hasn’t had the protection or anyone much to throw it deep to anyway ”

    A couple years ago he led the league in completions of 20+ yards in the air and also 40+ yards when he had Gronk and for awhile Gordon, as well as the occasional long throw to someone else. He was in the top 5 or 10 of deep completions for several years before that. “Brady can’t throw deep” is a myth.

  10. streetyson says:
    March 24, 2020 at 12:48 pm
    patriotmaleorgy says: But is it better than the coaches stealing the other teams signals?
    ————–
    Stop going on about what those ever cheatin’ Phins did to the Pats way back in 2008. Former Phins players admitted it (years later), that it helped them beat the Pats (by getting the jump on Brady and mimicking calls to cause false starts. But Goodly Fraudger decided to ignore it, as did most of the media and salty mountain of Patriot haters – and so should you, LOL.

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    It was actually December of 2006. Ray Anderson, one of Goodell’s right hand henchmen, said what Miami did was perfectly legal. If NE did it, it wouldn’t be and they’d be framed for cheating like we’ve seen.

    lol

  11. Arians runs a good offense that excels with a good QB. If the Buccaneers can protect him and give him some weapons, there’s no doubt in my mind they can go to the playoffs.

  12. patriotmaleorgy says:
    March 24, 2020 at 1:18 pm
    streetyson says:
    March 24, 2020 at 12:48 pm
    patriotmaleorgy says: But is it better than the coaches stealing the other teams signals?
    ————–
    Stop going on about what those ever cheatin’ Phins did to the Pats way back in 2008. Former Phins players admitted it (years later), that it helped them beat the Pats (by getting the jump on Brady and mimicking calls to cause false starts. But Goodly Fraudger decided to ignore it, as did most of the media and salty mountain of Patriot haters – and so should you, LOL
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    So you’re comparing a game to almost two decades worth. Seems reasonable

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    So, ”2 decades worth” (according to you, with zero basis for that) but no other team does or did anything resembling it, then or now. Just the “mean ol’ Patriots”, right?? Wow. Preposterous on every level obviously.

    People like you only single out the Patriots for accusations that make no sense or are complete fabrications because they have won so much, and I’m guessing you really didn’t like it. That’s the long and short of it.

    Look no further than your silly screen name for proof of this affliction. If your team was run more efficiently, identified talent better, managed the cap better and minimized mistakes, maybe they’d win more too, and your handle would reflect THAT team’s greatness—not the sadness of your continual frustration and pain.

  13. tylawspick6 says:
    March 24, 2020 at 12:30 pm
    lmao

    you didn’t throw to the open guy very well at all last year

    the binky addiction took over like we’ve seen in the past

    put your best cb on godwin, double evans with a safety over the top and it’s all over.

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    Can’t you get off this anti-Brady hobbyhorse? Everybody who reads PFT has heard your talking points ad nauseam–and I mean that literally at this point.

    We had 20 years of greatness with Brady and the Patriots, but you’re so bitter about the Brady-monster you’ve created that you can’t acknowledge or appreciate that unprecedented success. You spend all your time bashing a guy who helped bring outright joy to New England fans, year after year. Football is supposed to be fun, but for you it seems to be nothing but grievance.

    Oh , just to forestall your usual: I am far, far, from a millennial.

  14. Brady missing OTAs makes up 1 year winning the SB and 1 year not. Attending OTAs the previous 18 seasons he is 5 for 13 in SB wins. So what say you about the 13 seasons Brady and the Pats did not win the SB? So do you see how dumb your argument is? Brady envy runs through your veins.

  15. So basically, Brady wants to return to the least successful iteration of the Patriots, the Star Wars offense days when they lost to the Giants twice

  16. smarter than you says:
    March 24, 2020 at 2:57 pm
    So basically, Brady wants to return to the least successful iteration of the Patriots, the Star Wars offense days when they lost to the Giants twice
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    So that offense was unable to win anything all year either of those years?

  17. Hate to rain on your parade, but Brady will take the Bucs to a last place finish in the NCFS and will throw almost as many ints has Jameis.

    That’s Ariens’ trademark. his QBs throw ints. The condition of Brady’s arm will reveal a guy who stayed too long at the fair. This is not the AFCE. We play real football down here.

  18. Big Ben got sacked 40+ times a year when Arians was the OC in Pittsburgh. Which is a big reason why he’s not there anymore.

    Go Steelers!

  19. Anton Chigurh says:
    March 24, 2020 at 3:19 pm
    smarter than you says:
    March 24, 2020 at 2:57 pm
    So basically, Brady wants to return to the least successful iteration of the Patriots, the Star Wars offense days when they lost to the Giants twice
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    So that offense was unable to win anything all year either of those years?

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    Unable to win anything that mattered. Do you think the Moss/Welker era was better than the Bruschi/McGinest era?

  20. tylawspick6 says:
    March 24, 2020 at 1:05 pm
    Chill_Mickelson says:
    March 24, 2020 at 12:39 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    March 24, 2020 at 12:30 pm
    lmao

    you didn’t throw to the open guy very well at all last year

    ====================

    Lmao… Brady was #1 in the NFL in tight window accuracy last year.

    9 2 Rate This

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    What does that have to do with someone who is open? Maybe the window wouldn’t be so tight if he ran the offense better and threw to everyone?

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    Yes because Brady is able to run routes for these guys… yikes.

    Maybe the window would be larger if, I dunnno, his O-line was healthy and played better, his fullback didn’t miss most of the year, his 2 most talented WRs played more than 7 or so games, the Pats weren’t among leaders in drops last year? the Pats actually had a real plan at TE? the Pats drafted better and got DK Metcalf and Chubb instead of Michel and Harry? if 4 of their best receivers weren’t complete flameouts last year in Harry, Sanu, ABrown and JGordon? There’s lots of answers.

  21. tylawspick6 says:
    March 24, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    I can tell you, Stidham will love that.

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    So you must have a Micheal Bishop jersey, right? And maybe a Ryan Mallet? Zac Sudfeld? All the Pats preseason heroes of yesteryear?

    Stidham is still a serious project. Its gonna be rough next year.

  22. patriotmaleorgy says:
    March 24, 2020 at 12:31 pm
    But is it better than the coaches stealing the other teams signals?
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    Dunno ask Bluetooth Guy. Your R*vens were nothing when he went away. How odd.

  23. lethalcecil says:
    March 24, 2020 at 12:28 pm
    It wasn’t that great for Jameis
    …………………………………………………………………………..
    5100 yards and 33 TD’s..can only imagine his numbers if he didn’t chuck 30 INT….what a terrible, terrible offence…

  24. smarter than you says:
    March 24, 2020 at 5:35 pm
    Anton Chigurh says:
    March 24, 2020 at 3:19 pm
    smarter than you says:
    March 24, 2020 at 2:57 pm
    So basically, Brady wants to return to the least successful iteration of the Patriots, the Star Wars offense days when they lost to the Giants twice
    ————————

    So that offense was unable to win anything all year either of those years?

    ________

    Unable to win anything that mattered. Do you think the Moss/Welker era was better than the Bruschi/McGinest era?

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    You are speaking from how you were left emotionally by those years. But the question is about the effectiveness of that offense and both of those seasons prove it was. Im not making any predictions how they do or don’t, its too early. But your argument for betting against them does not hold water.

  25. Anton Chigurh,

    I have no emotion about it whatsoever. Yes, the offense is effective but is that a super bowl winning formula? It wasn’t for the Pats, maybe it will be for the Bucs?

  26. I’d so love if Saints win NFC south and Bills win AFC east. Neither of these teams are going much deeper with wildcard.

  27. Unable to win anything that mattered. Do you think the Moss/Welker era was better than the Bruschi/McGinest era?

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    Belichick foolishly changed the offense system in 2007, adopted a system like Peyton’s, under which Brady had to hold balls longer for big plays, but he didn’t Brady that could hold more than 3 seconds for big plays.

    Dink n dunk is the best offense system to win SB, because good defense in playoff takes away your big plays (so comes defense wins championship). That is why Brady won ALL 6 SB when he played dink n dunk.

  28. Unable to win anything that mattered. Do you think the Moss/Welker era was better than the Bruschi/McGinest era?

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    They were all great. The whole era, and the “mini era’s” in between. Give the Giants credit for making one more play than the Patriots did in those SBs. The probability of that last Manning drive in ‘07 was about 5% if you watch it again. but they did it. I can still see that Tyree catch with my eyes closed as Harrison is all over him. how he comes down with it pressed to his head – I still can’t believe it. Eli’s throw to Manningham in ‘11 HAD to be perfect—and it was. Just like other (rational) fans give the Patriots credit for the many SBs they won with a key clutch play or plays, we have to do the same. You tip your cap and try to do better next time.

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