Tom Brady Reacts to Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians Calling Them “Dumb”
Tom Brady, quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, refused to downplay head coach Bruce Arians’ harsh language following the team’s 29-19 loss to Washington on Sunday.
In his postgame press conference, Arians called the Bucs a “dumb football team.”
During his Monday podcast, Let’s Go!, Brady hinted that he hoped the team heard it loud and clear.
“Hopefully, we’re all very receptive to it because that’s what being a player and a great teammate is all about,” Brady said on the podcast with Jim Gray.
Brady admitted that he won’t be able to hide from Arians’ media comments or other reactions to the Bucs’ humiliating loss in Washington.
Brady’s loss to Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke sparked outrage from media personalities and fans alike.
“It’s very natural because we’re all surrounded by family members, agents, and people from our schools who want to protect us when things don’t go well,” Brady explained to Gray.
From Brady’s two interceptions to the defense allowing a 19-play fourth-quarter scoring drive, the Bucs’ second-straight loss had a lot of negatives.
Arians bemoaned everything, particularly the lack of energy and the six penalties.
“All you need is the truth,” Brady said to Gray.
“And the truth is, when you walk into that building the next day and look at the entire roster, you look at each other and say, ‘We are the problem.'”
We win and lose as a team.”
“It’s pointless to point fingers at anyone or anything.”
It serves no purpose.
Brady added, “We’re all in it together.”
“If we want to improve things, we need to address our issues.”
This year’s Bucs, according to Brady, have ‘different problems.’
Last year, Tampa Bay struggled in the middle of the season before rebounding in December after a late bye week.
Deep throws, turnovers, and stopping potent passing attacks were all problems for that Buccaneers team.
Some of these issues have resurfaced, but penalties and a lack of focus have also become concerning.
This season has seen a lot more injuries than last, with the most recent being Richard Sherman and Vita Vea.
“The problems we’ve had in the past aren’t the same as the problems we’ve had this year,” Brady explained to Gray.
“As a result, we need to take a different approach…
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