Bruce Arians Expects Brady Will Get Bucs To “Have Their Sh*t Ready To Play Right”

March 27th, 2020

All the leadership chatter surrounding Tom Brady fixing the we-don’t-know-how-to-win Buccaneers is everywhere.

Bucco Bruce Arians clarified it a bit yesterday.

Speaking on CBS Sports Radio, Arians was asked about the transformative impact of Brady in the locker room and on the field.

The head coach can’t wait to watch it evolve.

“That to me is the most intriguing part,” Arians said. “I mean, I know he can throw the football. I graded all the film. But when he steps in the huddle, it’s a different huddle. And there’s an an expectation of everybody that’s in that huddle to have their shit ready to play right, and great. Because that’s what he expects from them because that’s what he’s giving them.

“So yeah, I think that part of it. That excites me more than anything because we were so close last year. We were 7-9, but we were so close so many games. And he’s going to bring that confidence that we’re going to get this done.”

Joe can’t wait to see Brady lead this team, but Joe really thinks the hype is going over the top. Up next, Brady will redirect hurricanes, stop overcrowding at Pasco County Schools and legalize recreational marijuana.

39 Responses to “Bruce Arians Expects Brady Will Get Bucs To “Have Their Sh*t Ready To Play Right””

  1. SausageKingOfChicago Says:

    Last week Adam Schefter said “Free agents flocking to Tampa begins” to join Tom Brady. We signed a backup OL. We lost starters Nassib, Perriman, & Barber. I know we are retaining our own, which is necessary, but if we could please start the “flocking”, that would be great.

  2. gofortheface30 Says:

    Joe likes talking in 3rd person, and Joe wouldn’t surmise that the hype is over the top if it was in reference to “Americas Quarterback” – Joes favorite moniker for Joes favorite school FSU. Joe doesn’t like that Jameis was kicked out in to the street. Joe is feeling down and in the dumps.


    Brady is only 1 1/2 years younger than Payton… who retired 5 years ago. We need to draft a QB between the 3-6 round. While I am thrilled Jaymiss is gone, I don’t think Tom is going to be healthy long. Come on… no Hall Fame QB has done well here… this is Tampa. Not that you will be able to tell from inside RJ next year with all those annoying yankee accents surrounding you. Yippee!

  4. Tbbucs3 Says:

    I know ppl think that there are soooo many FSU Jameis only Bucs fans out there (There’s probably 12) get ready for an entire new subsection of Bucs fans not only when Brady arrives but when/if he starts winning games.

  5. Bird Says:


    Mr Abe Froman…love it…

    So after last 2 Resignings including suh, they only have around 7 mil in free agency as draft picks will need 7-8 mil

    Maybe they are saving that for Edelman…bradys buddy…to make Brady more comfortable on new team. could you imagine him in the slot with Evans…godwin…OJ…Brate…

    That is what you call firepower….leaving a quality performer against the third DB or free safety …other teams cannot match up against that dream team lineup

  6. JP09 Says:

    No joe, Brady will just throw to the open receivers and not turn the ball over

  7. Cobraboy Says:

    I don’t expect miracles, just the anti-dumba$$ Winston at QB. That in itself is plenty.

    And I doubt Winston will eat W’s.

    There is a reason Winston is languishing in FA without a sniff: nobody wants him.

  8. Tbbucs3 Says:

    They will flock in the thousands

  9. Sport Says:

    This is a different team and coaching staff. Break free from the Eeyore Shackles of the past.

    Joe – you are too funny…your compass on trying to figure things in the NFL is at best spotty and worst downright pitiful. Attempting to downplay Brady’s leadership while putting JW on a pedestal and your professing your Manziel Crush is out of hand laughable.
    Joe is not downplaying Brady’s leadership. Joe is just not overblowing it. BIG difference. You know how many times Joe has written that Jameis was an ineffective leader? Many, many, many times. –Joe

    In BA I Trust!

  10. Youngbucs Says:

    Joe gets endless author predictions all day long. Please don’t waste your time. They don’t appear here. And most of the predictions are incorrect, as was yours. Thank you. –Joe

  11. WillieG Says:

    Can you really over hype the GOAT? I don’t think so.

    Being a veteran and a former (20 years) first responder, I understand the importance of leadership by example and how good leaders can elevate the performance of those around them.

    Being a Bucs fan since the days of Doug Williams, I also understand the importance of victories over total yardage.

  12. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Yeah !….but can he eat W’s ?

  13. gofortheface30 Says:

    TbBucs – how about this – try selling out some games with all of us locals first, and THEN maybe complain about new fans. Who are you to complain about new fans, we cheer for the Bucs and theyre irrelevant nationally. Newsflash, popular teams get bandwagon fans, whether it’s the Golden State Warriors, the Patriots or the Cowboys. That should be a good problem. Actually, that isnt even a problem. Get over yourself

  14. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Doubt any sports team is gonna sell out anything, anytime soon.

  15. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Cobra Boy – how do you know Jameis is getting calls from teams? Why should he rush this. If I was his agent I would say hold tight until after the draft. He will have chances in places like New Orleans and Pittsburgh to back up aging greats that will retires soon. However, if teams like New England and Sad Diego don’t address the position in the draft he may come in as the starter. There is no need for Jameis to sign anywhere right now.

  16. Gettinthebucs Says:

    I can’t fight this feeling that this is going to be a major failure.

  17. Tbbucs3 Says:


    Popular teams win games and it’s certainly not guaranteed that the Bucs will win with Brady because even though you all think we’ll have a good defense its a huge question mark.

    And Ive heard so many complaints accusing Bucs fans of being “FSU Jameis Fans” so if you thought that’s a problem just wait when Brady gets here.

    And I stand by the idea that there is a huge difference between a new Bucs fan and a long/longer time Bucs fan who have had to go through the years of Greg Schiano, Raheem Morris, Lovie etc.

    Because 90% of the news Bucs fans will be Brady only fans and could give two craps about the Bucs, how is that not annoying? Sure it will bring in temporary revenue but as soon as Brady leaves those “fans” will drop like flies.

  18. james west Says:

    there is always a plethora of FA signings the first few days and week of free agency, then there is usually a cooling off period, i think tampa hit a homerun, we signed the players we had to, got the goat, moved on from jameis, i won’t act like i know how much money is left, after putting aside for the draftees, but generally this is the time in between opening FA and the draft, that GM’S are waiting to see who get’s cut, and feeling out if they can get a player at a reduced price, excellent job by jason and bruce, imho keep it up fellas

  19. Ndog Says:

    Bingo Tbbucs3!!!

  20. Ndog Says:

    So if Brady is going to inspire the team, make sure they do their job, call the plays, pick the players, build the gameplan then what exactly is the head coach doing?

    Oh that right he’s calling back 2 back timeouts to help us lose games or taking a delay of game penalty on purpose to make the kick “easier” and of course he is here to take all the credit but NONE of the blame. Man Brady is really getting underpaid since he was brought here to pretty much do everything.

  21. 813bucboi Says:

    leadership and accountability….

    something JW is still researching….lol…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  22. 813bucboi Says:


    brady aint doing none of that….

    he’s doing to do something JW failed to do…..lead by example….

    should i continue to remind you how clueless and wrong you’ve been regarding JW?…

    Ndog Says:
    December 14th, 2019 at 6:46 pm
    The people saying sign him for $10M to $15M are yet again proving how CLUELESS they truly are. SMH!!!

    he’s currently worthless in the NFL!!!!!!…LMAO!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  23. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Tom Brady…….6 rings, Joe…….Tom Brady “Lord of the Rings”

  24. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I just hope TB admits that he just has to get better and that he is truly blessed and God is good.

  25. Bird Says:


    So Sport says the same thing i do and no threats there
    Whats up with that ?

  26. Ndog Says:

    I didn’t know Jameis has retired 813, it’s nice to know you believe time has stopped today.

  27. chris L Says:

    Joe – why are you surprised with the hype? this is typical media. winston was HATED by the media especially outside of tampa. brady is loved everywhere and he is the greatest. you cant tell me with the lack of turnovers this team cant be better. it is the NFL. teams can go from 3 wins to the superbowl. nothing is guaranteed but the fact of the matter is, this team is due. this team is talented. there was lack of leadership in that room and now our young guys can step up too. for once tampa is talked about as a good team and we should not like it? they need to prove it yes but this is way better than people bashing us.

  28. CalBucsFan Says:

    TBBF saying Brady “Lord of the Rings” is absolutely hilarious and a nickname winner!! Thanks for that one!

  29. Don_RyJo(e) Says:

    I tend to agree with Joe(s) that the Brady hype is a bit much. Only a BIT though. I absolutely think as long as he doesn’t pick this year to fall off the dreaded cliff, and even if he provides an entirely average (game-manager) performance, we’re likely to go a lot further than last year. It will be very nice to be able to watch a Bucs game and not feel the need mumble a panicked prayer every time the Bucs QB drops back to throw.

  30. WestChap Says:

    Brady is undeniably an upgrade on the leadership front… there is no credible debate on that front. None.

    Brady is undeniably an upgrade on the decision making front… again, there is no credible debate… zero. Zip. Nada.

    We shall all see how/if those 2 undeniable upgrades are offset by the greatly debated downgrade (?) in physical talent. Bruce has made his bet. Glazers have made theirs… and I have placed mine. Bucs are currently #3 at +700 to win NFC (ahead of Eagles, Seahawks, Cowboys, etc) and I need insurance against the cost of SB tickets. Last time I placed a bet was when Bucs closed out the Vet to head to SB in San Diego. I’m feeling it. 🙂

  31. 813bucboi Says:

    Ndog Says:
    March 27th, 2020 at 11:06 am
    I didn’t know Jameis has retired 813, it’s nice to know you believe time has stopped today.

    I didnt know JW was signed by a team ndog, its nice to know you still are delusional….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  32. sincethebeginning Says:

    If Brady can at least educate you about what real QB leadership can do, then that will satisfy me. But you’ve got to be willing to learn.

  33. Ndog Says:

    So I’m delusional to think that a 26 year old that just threw for 5,000 yards, 33 TDs and lead the number 3 scoring offense in the NFL is going to get a job playing football?

  34. stpetebucsfan Says:

    JW was always “one of the guys”. I think he always wanted more than simple respect…he wanted to bond with his buds. JW had a personality more similar to Joe Namath while TB12 is more like Bart Starr…clean cold efficiency although Brady’s “Irish” certainly comes out more frequently than Starr.

  35. stpetebucsfan Says:

    “Because 90% of the news Bucs fans will be Brady only fans and could give two craps about the Bucs, how is that not annoying?”

    DUH it’s not annoying because it’s simply not true. 50% of the fan base did not want to draft a guy who was alleged to have committed rape…if not rape then just a distasteful sexual escapade where he and his buds get a girl wired up and then video…Cmon man….it did not need to be rape to disgust “some” people.

    Then a year later he totally betrays us all after eating his rep to sign him?

    You have you numbers Bassawkwards. A large % of the Bucs fans began to leave over disgust with JW. If the team had won perhaps he could have finally changed perceptions…but not only did we not win we were literally embarrassed in cities as far apart as Cincinnati and London.

    90% of the new fans are actually former fans just relieved the embarrassment stops.

  36. Pete I Says:

    No Ndog you’re delusional because you’re an idiot and a dreamer of all things

  37. Oneilbucs Says:

    I keep hearing about drafting another quarterback for what ? So yall can blame every lost on him ?? If I’m a young quarterback I don’t want to play in Tampa . Because in Tampa he will be the scapegoat for the defense and runningbacks and the coaching staff . Then they should look at the franchise and ask how many quarterbacks did they develop and that should be the answer if I want to play in Tampa .

  38. Rod Munch Says:

    The team was a winning team last year if the kicker makes his kicks… but I’m not sure how Tom Brady ‘leadership’ makes Matt Gay better.

    I like Brady being here, but I can’t stand the fake news idea that everything that has ever gone wrong with the team was Winston’s fault. That’s just lazy, it’s stupid and it’s not based on anything legitimate.

    Since 2015…
    Tampa Bay — Worst defense in football
    Tampa Bay — Worst kicking game in football

    Since 2016…
    Tampa Bay — Hardest schedule in football

  39. SOEbuc Says:

    Joe you can’t stop a Bucs fan from being this hyped until the first snap game one. This offense is gonna be extremely awesome. No losing eight games by less than seven points with Tom. Tom Brady with Mike Evans and Godwin makes me very giddy every time I think of this.