Retired Bucs HC Bruce Arians Throws Shade At Tom Brady: “Brady Gets Way Too Much Credit For What Byron Does With Our Offense”

Published 04/07/2022, 2:30 PM EDT

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians can’t help himself from having his say on Tom Brady and the Buccaneers offense. Arians was giving offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich his respect for his contribution to the smooth operation of the unit. But he did name-drop his former quarterback Tom Brady while discrediting some of his efforts for their offensive production.

He believes Leftwich is a star on the rise, and his offensive mind should receive appreciation from the Bucs organization. While talking to Arizona 98.7 FM, Arians states, “I get credit…One of the reasons I hope he gets all the credit he deserves this year is to get a coaching gig.

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Arians believe the Buccaneers OC will soon take over head coaching duties of an NFL franchise. Leftwich began his career as an offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals but it was Arians who did bring him to Tampa Bay in 2019. He worked with then-Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston before working with Tom Brady after signing him in 2020.

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The former Super Bowl-winning head coach did give fans an insight into why he retired. He also reveals how defensive coordinator Todd Bowles’ promotion was always going to happen. He believes that to leave Bowles in the best possible situation to succeed. While talking about his reasons for departure, he states, “I was waiting for Tom and see what he was going to do…Once he decided and he came back, it was a no-brainer (to retire)… Probably wouldn’t have done it had Tom not unretired.

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He revealed there were contingency plans for if Brady was going to stay retired. Arians will now be taking up the post of a senior football consultant. His role involves helping all the branches of the team with anything they require.

He will be rooting for the success of the new regime in Tampa Bay with Bowles, Leftwich, and Brady.

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The Buccaneers fans will hope to see their franchise back in the big time again after being marred by injuries last season. The comeback of Tom Brady and having a fully fit roster at his disposal can be bad news for any of the contending teams in the 2022 NFL season.

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

Edited By: Deepika Bhaduri

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