Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians reveals one thing he doesn’t want Tom Brady doing
It’s official. Longtime New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is now a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With Brady becoming a member of the Buccaneers not even a week ago at this point, Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians already has plans for the future Hall of Fame quarterback — well, sort of.
Arians has already made it abundantly clear to the public that he does not want Brady to just dump it down to his wide receivers and running backs. With a slew of weapons at Brady’s disposal, it appears as though Arians will ask the former Patriots cornerstone to really sling the rock in 2020.
“I thought his deep ball was outstanding last year,” Arians said of Brady, according to a recent story from ESPN. “Through [the Patriots’] play-action game, they hit a lot of deep balls…
“…I think the freedom of looking downfield on certain routes and in certain situations, when the matchup’s perfect — take it, don’t be afraid to take it — some quarterbacks are afraid to take it. I’m not looking for a ‘checkdown Charlie’ quarterback.”
Brady will now be able to utilize the wide receiver tandem of Chris Godwin and Mike Evans, who could arguably be two of the top 10 wideouts in the game today. While Brady became famous over the years for doing so much with so little on offense for the Patriots, that surely won’t be the case in Tampa Bay. It is also worth noting that the Buccaneers currently employ quite the tight end tandem as well with both Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard in the mix.