Do Arians And Brady Have A “Mutual Truce?”

September 16th, 2020

In the NFL, things rarely are as they appear.

Coaches and general managers typically play deception games with media for the sake of misleading fans for their own personal gain, or in the name of team unity or a desire to manipulate and motivate players.

Sometimes that process includes a head coach having an advance agreement to blast a player publicly to seize the attention of others.

Brett Favre said on SiriusXM NFL Radio yesterday that he hopes that’s the situation with Tom Brady and Bucco Bruce Arians.

“Tom’s performance was not what we’ve come to expect from him, but I’ll say this, it wasn’t far off,” Farve said, assessing Brady’s overall game against the Saints.

After the game, Arians threw some blame at Brady, nothing Joe thought was harsh, but many analysts found it noteworthy because public finger-wagging isn’t something Brady got from Bill Belicheat, coach of the undefeated Patriots.

“Getting to Bruce Arians’ comments, true or not, I think the last person you want to call out after the first game of the year is Tom Brady,” Favre said.” “Now, maybe they had a mutual truce going into the game, going into the season, ‘Hey, I’m going to be hard on you. I want the guys to know we’re going to treat you the same even though technically I’m not, so are you OK with it?’ If they have that truce, great. If not, I think you are barking up the wrong tree.”

Favre went on to say scolding Brady publicly without that “truce” could lead to “dissension” quickly on the Bucs roster.

Frankly, Joe doesn’t think Brady is soft; he’s not the guy who’s going to have a problem with Arians calling things straight after Week 1. Joe thinks the whole thing is a tad overblown. After all, many of these same critics said two weeks ago that Brady is the greatest leader in the history of NFL.

Favre continued and used the popular wacky-preseason excuse for Brady looking off his game Sunday.

“Yeah, we saw, we heard where he was getting some kind of workout in, whether it be virtual or in the parking lot. But, look, it’s not even close to the equivalent of real bullets,” Favre said. And they protected OK. Tom, you know, if you protect him he’s gonna pick you apart. I don’t care if it is new receivers or not. And it just wasn’t typical protection. I’m not blaming the line; I’m not blaming Tom Brady.”

26 Responses to “Do Arians And Brady Have A “Mutual Truce?””

  1. TampaBayBucs55 Says:

    You mean Mike Evans is too immature for a little criticism? Thats scary, Joe.

  2. Allbuccedup Says:

    Either way truce or not without Brady we are 0-16 the backups leave a lot to be desired.

  3. Mitch Says:

    Eh, winning games is the cure for this kind of talk, but as long as Arians doesn’t try to trade him behind his back… I think they will be ok.

  4. Pablo Says:

    Tom Brady is a regular human being just like every other player. Pablo is happy that Bruce Arians is not a wuss and letting Tommy have it all week long. Keep that chip on his shoulder

  5. Bobby M. Says:

    This is typical for the environment we live in. Had we won, it would be Super Bowl talk all week….we lose its doom and gloom. That’s the media today, everything must generate an extreme reaction for the sake of clicks and ratings. If someone reports with a more balanced perspective, it doesn’t get “shared” or “liked”. Everything today is reported this way….there’s no substance in journalism.

  6. Hodad Says:

    There’s going to come a time where BA will have to look in the mirror. He cut his ST’s captain for a name player in McCoy who has no more game. Then he has the nerve to say our ST’s stunk. He’s blaming Brady for making the same bad plays Jamies made. Maybe it’s the plays, or play calling. Bucs players have a lot to prove, but this coaching staff can no longer say it’s all on the players. We were not New Orleans ready. That falls on coach Arains. When’s he gonna take some responsibility.

  7. Clean House Says:

    BS is like go-cart driver with a Lamborghini

    Incompetent, slop clown show.

    Will only end poorly.

  8. Mitch Says:

    Joe, how do I make it out of moderation?

  9. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Maybe BA should call himself out instead. And his pathetic excuse for a staff.

  10. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Bucs brought in Bruce Arians to make changes to this organization, 1 day later he hires longtime Mike Smith special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong. You can’t make this stuff up.

    Stop. Hiring. Bad. Coaches. It didn’t work with the Falcons it’s not gonna work here.

  11. Razor Ramone Says:

    The most aggravating part for me were the penalties.

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m quite sure they had an understanding……BA was easy on Winston……Brady deserved some criticism but I think he’s his own best critic.

  13. ModHairKen Says:

    Arians needed to call out himself, his lazy LT, his lousy, worst-in-NFL RG, Cappa, and his OC’s playcalling.

    Cappa is a liability, and no one has mentioned him. He caused the blocked FG and whiffed on run blocking. The guy is not NFL caliber.

  14. JBuc Says:

    The pick six was a designed screen. Watch the play again. All Brady had to do was wait a half second longer and dump it down to Fournette. He got jumpy and made a really bad split second decision to throw the ball across the field to a single receiver side. Arians is just frustrated because he hadn’t seen Brady do that at all in practice. He’s really not calling out Brady even as hard as he could be in this situation, this is overblown.

    Avoid that pick six its a whole different game. It happened, move on. Never over-react to week 1.

  15. Here we go again Says:

    Hodad – you hit the nail on the head. New QB same results. Great coaches build their schemes around the talent they have. Can’t change an entire roster so adjust the play calling. Worth a try!

  16. Kobe Faker Says:

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    *She looked pi$$ed

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    Kobe Faker

  17. Sarasota Garey Says:

    Bruce said Brady has to show more grit, I can understand his jumpiness with Smith out there though.

  18. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Turnovers are killers

    Ya know what I’m saying Jaboo??????

  19. Brad Says:

    Larry Brown once did this with Allen Iverson. He asked AI if it was ok to treat him the same as everyone else and Iverson said yea. He chewed him out one day at practice and Iverson was upset after until they talked and Brown thanked him. He said something to the effect of, ” now I can coach the rest of the team.” I would be beyond shocked if this wasn’t a similar thing and was talked about all the way back in the negotiations.

  20. Clean House Says:

    The Bucs clearly need to raise themselves to the standards of Tom Brady

    This is so obvious it’s comical to even mention it. We have a loser slop dumpster fire

    Vs the best dynasty of our generation.

    Coach BS- put your cocktail down and stop winging it-

  21. Clean House Says:

    Actually I will enjoy the very public destruction of your false legacy-

    That’s Karma for trying to scapegoat the NFL leader JW

    Don’t think the lemming talking heads you depend on will bite on you scapegoating the actual GOAT

    I’ve already heard rumbles that you haven’t done squat

  22. Clean House Says:

    You’re messing w NFL royalty now and you’re a jester

  23. 813bucboi Says:

    imo, its OK this game because (if im not mistaken), BA took some blame by saying he didnt have the team ready to play….

    now i dont believe he went into detail by talking about the ST and penalties but its week1….maybe BA calling everyone out including brady will make everyone pay more attention to detail and focus….which could lead to bucs NOT beating bucs….

    im confident we’ll play better on offense vs CAR….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  24. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Amen to you, 813bucboi!

    The difference between a good season and a championship season will be accountability for BA, TB, all of the players and all of the coaching staff.

  25. Sesteprenelicus Says:

    Maybe Byron Leftwich is not that great… after what Becht said about the running game, and the pick-6 that was so reminiscent of last year because the DB knew where it was going.

  26. Oneilbucs Says:

    Where is Youngbucs who said that a running game doesn’t matter and that was just another excuse for Jamies ??? It’s not a excuse now is it ? All summer long yall was saying we got rid of the problem . And how Bruce Arians was a great coach even when we brought up his playbook that it was a high risk type of offense and how Payton Manning had a 100 interceptions under him and Clyde Christian and yall said that Payton made the playoffs 3 out of 5 years . And I told yall that Payton had a good team around him that’s why . But yall kept saying we making excuses for Jamies . Brady was the problem that game and SP teams were as well . Bruce Arians offense is out dated . Jamies was not the problem or even Brady it’s that out dated offense that Bruce Arians run .