Bruce Arians on Chase Young’s remarks: Be careful what you wish for

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Washington defensive end Chase Young has placed Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady on notice. Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians has placed Chase Young on notice about placing Tom Brady on notice.

Asked by reporters on Monday about Young’s “Tom Brady, I’m coming” line, Arians said (via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times), “Yeah, we’ll have our hands full, but it’s one of those games that [be] careful what you wish for.”

Brady is one of those guys that any defensive player who says anything about or toward should be careful what he wishes for. Already supremely motivated, he’ll use any actual or perceived slight to crank up the engine even more, a la Michael Jordan.

Remember when Steelers safety Anthony Smith guaranteed a win over the then-unbeaten Patriots in 2007? Brady claimed he hadn’t heard what Smith had said, and then Brady repeatedly torched Smith during the game, while also getting in Smith’s face to let him hear what Brady had to say.

“I don’t care to repeat what I said,” Brady said at the time, “especially if my mother reads it. She wouldn’t be very happy.”

Of course, Anthony Smith wasn’t a big, fast, and powerful defensive player who would be pursuing Brady all day. The key to beating Brady resides in constantly pressuring him, and Young is well equipped to do it.

So maybe Young is one of the few who can talk, and who can back it up. We’ll find out on Saturday night.

20 responses to “Bruce Arians on Chase Young’s remarks: Be careful what you wish for

  1. It’s a QB league and Tampa Bay has the much better QB. Chase Young is a first ballot HOF Defensive End. I’ll take the HOF QB’s team any time.

  2. Looking forward to this game. I wish Brady well, and would love to see him go off on the Washington defense. However, if the Bucs don’t put at least 2 guys on Chase Young, he will be Brady’s kryptonite. Either way, it will be an interesting game to watch.

  3. just another nobody trying to get his 15 seconds of fame using the notoriety of the living legend!…
    Washington will be 1 and done team.. 6 wins has no business in the playoffs!

  4. Chase Young turned out to be the real deal. I really thought Okuda would be the better pro and I was absolutely wrong.

  5. Chase Young is a first ballot HOF Defensive End.


    Dude has played one season. Seriously??

  6. I Love Young, but you need to keep quiet right now and let your actions do the talking.
    You’re not renting a room in Tom Brady’s head.

  7. Chase Young is a first ballot HOF Defensive End.
    Way too early to describe young as a HOF DE.
    Wouldn’t be surprised if he flames out.

  8. Young is a monster, but one guy isnt going to change the outcome of this game. Washington is severely outmatched here.

  9. Let’s not go enshrining Chase Young just yet. He is supremely talented and off to a good start, but greatness requires years on consistent superior performance.
    Also, Washington under the current ownership is where dreams go to die.
    That is all.

  10. Don’t poke the bear. HC Rivera should make that lesson #1. But then he couldn’t/wouldn’t rein in Cam’s excesses. Loads of respect for Rivera but he doesn’t run a tight ship.

  11. WFT should start Taylor Heinicke at QB because Alex Smith looks like a stationary bike in the pocket right now.

  12. With Arians playoff history he’d be better off just keeping quiet. With anybody else as coach I pick Tampa to win but with Bruce in charge it could easily be a blowout the other way. He historically does not get his guys ready in the playoffs.

  13. Chase Young is just a young man itching to make a name for himself against a legend. Probably admired Brady’s play when he was in grade school. Chalk it up to youthful enthusiasm.

    I hope Brady can beat him.

  14. It’s about to be Bucs 40-13 or something. I don’t get why suddenly everyone is on the Washington hype train lol. Yes Chase Young is a beast and their defense is great, but they are 7-9 for a reason! They squeaked out the NFC East title and barely beat the Eagles who were trying to tank with their 3rd string.

    Of course there’s a chance for an upset, but haters are really just wishing the Bucs would lose. Watch how they handle the pass rush now, AB is in the groove and he’s going to negate that rush with quick short routes.

  15. The list of “flavor of the month/year” tough guys that were going to come after Brady and teach him a lesson in the playoffs is so long and forgotten that you can’t even list them all here. More often than anyone in history, he’s the last man standing, so I doubt he’s even 1% worried about it.

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