Buccaneers’ Bruce Arians has stunning assessment of Tom Brady’s pair of interceptions
The 2020 NFL season got off to a rough start for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Bruce Arians with a 34-23 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Perhaps even more concerning was quarterback Tom Brady’s inability to find his footing.
Brady’s underwhelming performance was marred by two crucial interceptions that ultimately came back to bite them. Head coach Bruce Arians did not hesitate to pin both of the throws on his quarterback, per NFL Network’s Michael:
Bruce Arians put both interceptions on Brady. Said on that first one, Mike Evans read the coverage right but Brady did not. #Buccaneers
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) September 14, 2020
Arians is clearly not shy about holding Brady accountable for his errant throws. The approach is indicative of his efforts to ensure that the Buccaneers do not buy into their own hype that they generated with their influx of star power this offseason.
Of course, some rust was to be expected considering the circumstances of an unprecedented offseason due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Aside from this being the first taste of live action that teams have had since the preseason was cancelled, the Buccaneers had their hands full taking on a bonafide playoff contender in New Orleans. Brady’s errors shows that he is still in the process of getting a better grasp of a system that Evans is already familiar with.
This is hardly the first time Arians has called out his Buccaneers offense for their shortcomings. He criticized the Bucs for their lackluster effort in practice following a stellar performance in the team scrimmage. It is evident that this star-studded group is still far from a finished product.
Brady an the offense will be looking to bounce back with a favorable matchup against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2.
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