Sport Bruce Arians says he, Tom Brady 'fine' after Bucs coach criticizes QB for Week 1 INTs
Rob Ryan rips Bruce Arians for Tom Brady criticism
Longtime NFL defensive coordinator Rob Ryan thinks Arians should have taken the blame himself rather than publicly calling out Brady. “You wanna blame somebody, blame yourself because your team was outcoached,” Ryan said on Sky Sports’ “Inside the Huddle,” via Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.Ryan added that public criticism was “the wrong thing to do to Tom Brady. How about you rip yourself?”Ryan has no issue firing off hot takes in the media. In this case, however, he’s taking the same side of an NFL icon, so maybe there’s something to this.
Perhaps Tampa Bay Buccaneers coachcaught some off guard. After all, Brady's former coach with the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick, rarely offers that type of assessment toward one player or a single play.
Nonetheless, Arians cleared the air this week by saying he and Brady "are fine."
Bruce Arians not too concerned about Leonard Fournette's role
Fournette got only five carries in his Bucs debut, tallying five yards. In contrast, Ronald Jones got 17 carries and went for 66 yards. Fournette wasn’t really a part of the offense at all. It doesn’t seem to be a safe bet that will change anytime soon, especially if Jones remains productive.The 25-year-old running back was very excited about joining the Buccaneers and playing with Tom Brady. It sounds like he has more work to do before he can get on the field consistently and really enjoy the opportunity to do so.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports.
"I don't really care what other people think. So it's just what he and I think," Arians told reporters Wednesday, via ESPN. "We left the stadium fine. We showed up today fine. There ain't nothin' to talk about."
Following theon Sunday, the 67-year-old head coach pinned both of Brady's interceptions on the quarterback himself, saying wide receiver Mike Evans properly read the defense on a miscommunication over the middle that led to the first turnover and that the pick-six Brady threw in the second half was a "bad decision."
On Monday, Arians reversed course after watching the game film and declared Evans in the wrong on the first interception, per ESPN.
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