Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians seems to side with NFL over Antonio Brown
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown faces a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians spoke to the media about Brown’s suspension and seemed to side with league over player.
“I just hope they don’t stop looking,” Bruce Arians said of the league’s investigations into COVID-[19 vaccination cards. When asked if he thought there were more abuses in the league he said “Maybe.l
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) December 3, 2021
That’s a very interesting thing for Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians to say. Antonio Brown was a very important piece to Tampa Bay’s hopes of repeating as Super Bowl champions and now is very much a question mark thanks to his own actions.
Not only that, but Arians also said he wouldn’t speak about Brown or Mike Edwards, who was also suspended, saying that “nothing has been decided on their futures.” Hmmm, there’s a lot to unpack here.
Arians thinks there could be other NFL players out there getting away with what Antonio Brown got away with. In a sense, Arians is siding with Brown here by saying that if his guy got caught, then others should be caught for doing what they did. Other teams, especially ones competing with his Buccaneers, should also be punished.
However, it reads differently when one hears what Arians said about the future of Brown. The Buccaneers and Arians waxed poetic about the talent and physical ability of the former Pittsburgh Steelers wideout.
However, Arians is saying a lot without saying much of anything. He’s not commenting on the future of Brown with the Buccaneers because maybe there isn’t one. Maybe the Buccaneers, and Bruce Arians, have grown tired of the antics of Antonio Brown.