Bruce Arians blames strip-sack on Tom Brady

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It took a while, but Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians is once again calling out quarterback Tom Brady.

Via JoeBucsFan.com, Arians blamed a strip-sack on Brady holding the football for too long during an appearance on WDAE radio.

“You know, the sack-fumble, he just should have got that ball out of his hands,” Arians said, via JoeBucsFan.com. “He was getting a little greedy and should have got the ball out of his hand and we got a field goal. And of all the drives in the game, that was the one I was most disappointed [in] him. Because that was when we got the penalty, we were going in to score and we get the penalty for roughing and then we get the sack-fumble. It should have been 14-nothing. That put me in a bad mood for the rest of the game.”

Arians should be in a good mood. His team is 2-0. However, a couple of tough road tests are coming, with a trip to L.A. followed by Brady’s return to New England. That 2-0 could easily become 2-2.

Last year, Arians had no qualms about criticizing Brady, and Brady seemed to have no problem with it. Ultimately, it worked; they won the Super Bowl. So maybe Arians should be calling Brady out even more.

19 responses to “Bruce Arians blames strip-sack on Tom Brady

  1. Teach him how to do it, coach. You never know. He might turn out to be a pretty good QB some day.

  2. How is this even a story? Is Brady beyond criticism? BB was praised for calling out TB in film study. If someone makes a mistake, it’s ok to call them out on it, even Tom F. Brady.

  3. I don’t think Brady really cares, Arians has a big mouth and the players still seem to like him. He did this last year and they did fine

  4. Brady was expecting his line to be able to block for longer than two seconds against a below-average Atlanta front. If he gets jittery every time someone is around him he can’t be the QB he needs to be to win a championship. It’s about trusting your teammates to do their jobs. Arians may think this is an effective motivational tactic but the reality is Brady doesn’t need a coach at this point in his career.

  5. Brady was at fault for the fumble no question but that fumble never happens if Ryan Jensen doesn’t cost his team yardage in the red zone. Arians is a loud mouth who criticizes all of his players in the open . Brady won’t be phased.

  6. Brucie Woosie trying to pretend he’s relevant, as if he had something to do with the recent success. And you’re dreaming if you think they could “easily” go to 2-2.

  7. Pointing out a mistake a player makes in a game in not calling him out. Does anyone think that any player has ever played a perfect mistake free game? Of course not. Calling out a player is calling them lazy or soft or a quitter, something that is an affront to them. Saying they made a mistake is not calling them out especially if the mistake did not lose them the game.

  8. I smell a quarterback battle coming on between TB12 and Gabbert!! You can only ride this Brady guy for so long, time to see what this Gabbert guy can do.

  9. Just Psychology 101 at play. The media is fawning over Brady’s great start. Bruce is just trying to remind Brady that he has work to do. Trying to put a chip on his shoulder early in the season. Maybe Brady will give Bruce the evil stare glare(if they beat the rams). You know the one. He flashed it in the last 2 minutes of the Cowboy game.

  10. Brady better clean up his game – Arians is just looking for an opportunity to yank him for Blaine Gabbert.

  11. mark0226 says:
    “How is this even a story? Is Brady beyond criticism? BB was praised for calling out TB in film study. If someone makes a mistake, it’s ok to call them out on it, even Tom F. Brady.”

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    Of course no one is beyond criticism but the difference between BB and BA is that BB never does it in public, always closed door. BB never throws players under the bus. As you said, “in film study” not in public or to the media. Either way, Brady probably doesn’t care as long as they can help him win games.

  12. Belichick would have told Tom that he can be replaced by Johnny Foxborough. Brady is used to being criticized, and Bruce should spend his time shoring up and coaching his O Line. The Rams will give Brady heck, next the vengeful Patriots. Then there’s the backfield problems that Stafford will exploit. Bruce should do his harsh talking in front of the mirror.

  13. jg2040 says:
    September 21, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Pointing out a mistake a player makes in a game in not calling him out. Does anyone think that any player has ever played a perfect mistake free game? Of course not. Calling out a player is calling them lazy or soft or a quitter, something that is an affront to them. Saying they made a mistake is not calling them out especially if the mistake did not lose them the game.

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    But it wasn’t a Brady mistake. He was hit in under 3 seconds from behind. Ariens saying he should have gotten rid of the ball sooner is ignorant and his typical hot air.

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