Buccaneers’ Antonio Brown officially ‘dangerous,’ per Bruce Arians
Antonio Brown has grown to become comfortable in his new home with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While the seven-time Pro Bowl wideout was seen as a major risk for any team that took him in after he cleared suspension earlier in the season, the risk-reward tactic has paid off handsomely for the Bucs so far as they head further into the playoffs.
Though Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians may have been skeptical in regards to Brown’s legitimacy to help the team contend, that tone has changed as Tampa prepares to take on the New Orleans Saints:
“He’s [at] game speed,” Bruce Arians said about Antonio Brown in an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday. “He’s back to being A.B. He’s a handful. . . . He is playing really well. Tom [Brady] and him are [on the] same page. He’s into the offense now. He knows the offense, knows where his receptions areas are. So anytime we can get him the ball, it’s dangerous.
Tom Brady’s prior connection with Antonio Brown opened the doors to the possibility of the two reuniting with the Buccaneers. The two stars spent a rather short amount of time together with the New England Patriots, but Brady believed that Brown’s capabilities far outweighed his troubles off the field. So far, that has been the case.
Brown finished the regular season bringing in 483 yards along with four touchdowns through eight games. He was instrumental in helping the Buccaneers take down the Washington Football Team in the NFC Wild Card Round, as he caught two passes for 49 yards and one touchdown.
Antonio Brown will now try to make his presence felt again versus a tough Saints defense.