Bruce Arians: Belichick Did Nothing Different

October 7th, 2021

So much for the Patriots’ defensive mastermind.

What did he do versus Tom Brady that was so special and unique on Sunday? Joe wasn’t seeing it, and neither was Bucco Bruce Arians.

Of course, the iconic defensive is Bill Belicheat.

Arians was asked point blank this week on SiriusXM NFL Radio to note what sort of unique and different looks he got from the Belicheat defense.

“I didn’t see anything different than [when] we had played them for the last 10 years,” Arians replied without hesititaing.

Yes, lots of coachspeak comes from Arians and most head coaches deliver more than he does. But Arians was talking on radio to his former boss and current friend Bill Polian, the Hall of Fame general manager. Arians isn’t one to fire a bunch of BS in Polian’s direction.

Arians did note that the guy given opportunities by the New England defense — and via his play — is Antonio Brown. He had a shot for a 150-yard night, per Arians, but penalties and non-catches/drops cut that number significantly. “We just didn’t make those plays which we’ve been making,” Arians said.

Joe was intrigued to hear Arians say Belicheat served up nothing special.

Yes, New England once double-teamed Bucs backup tight end Codey McElroy in the red zone, but that’s more of a decision than a unique look.

38 Responses to “Bruce Arians: Belichick Did Nothing Different”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Arians told all kinds of fibs on dan patrick this week. Do the players even listen to him anymore?

  2. August 1976 Buc Says:

    As I stated in a previous post,

    Here is the blueprint lol

    Pray for rain

    Give Brady a wet football to help him be off target so many times that he is usually like clockwork

    Receivers dropping easy passes when Brady actually threw a catchable pass

    Yep Another brilliant game by Billy B lol lol lol

    If the Bucs actually play a clean game, the game would not have been close

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  3. PassingThru Says:

    It’s nice that Arians didn’t break from his sleep habits prior to the game.

  4. Youngbucs Says:

    Like I said the blueprint is hope we drop passes.

  5. Sparky Says:

    @Medicated Pete

    I should know better than to pay attention to anything you say. But I just listened to the whole interview. What exactly are you referring to?

  6. R.O. Says:

    If we score TDs rather than kicking FGs it was a blowout. Bur coulda, woulda, shoulda ain’t an excuse.

  7. Listnfrmafar Says:

    He’s covering his backside, clearly something confused Brady at times. Have they turned the sprinklers on in the event it rains Sunday? Won’t want more dropped passes or bad passes. Brady was clutch in inclement weather , I guess BA figures why dirty their practice uniforms. How many times Sunday night did we notice Brady looking back at BL & BA dumbfounded by the play call?

  8. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    The fact is, it was a close game. And excuses are unacceptable, in Big Boy Sports.
    Pats kicker, missed what could have been a game winner, by inches.

    TB12 was not throwing the ball well, and Succop had already missed a field goal (if I remember correctly) so, no last minute TB12 come back, was certain.

    But the Bucs got the Win, the most important stat.
    All the other stats, are just window dressing.

  9. Hodad Says:

    Enough of that game already Joe. On to Miami.

  10. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Bear whisperer, (intentional) I love how many put this on Brady. No doubt he had a few uncharacteristic throws, but what is the score if the 6, yes 6 dropped balls right through the hands of his receivers were caught. Evans cannot run a difficult route. Did you all see the out and up back shoulder pass & catch to AB? The burst of speed AB had when he caught the flare pass? Where was Godwin? 2 great catches then invisible he had to be covered. The problem with this team, the coaches and its fans is they expect Brady to bail them out every game. He’s only human, yet for the most part he manages to save the day.

  11. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    What Hodad said, “on to Miami”
    The last game, is in the books.

  12. BucsandPatsFan Says:

    Imagine the chorus if Brady UNDERthrew . . .

    With #12 we always have a chance . . . and having a run game makes it a better chance.

    Speaking of run – Some love to the D for the negativity . . .

  13. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Brady can do no wrong, and never has a bad game.
    He’s the “anointed one” lol

  14. Oneilbuc Says:

    Listnfrmafar . I bet you Evans wish he had Jamies now lol 😆 🤣 him and Godwin . Brady is really not the right quarterback for Evans or Godwin . Brady throws the ball better with smaller receivers than big receivers and that’s ok . Evans is a down the feild receivers who catches 50 50 balls not yac type of passes. Brady has been throwing to short receivers for most of his career other than the time he played with Moos. Gronk makes catches but most of the time he’s open. Brady can’t throw 50 50 balls down the feild anymore . The only time when he throws down the feild is when AB, or Miller has a receiver beat by a yard or maybe by a step or 2. I get it he’s yall goat and nothing is never his fault or it’s the rain even though he played in it for 20 years and he can’t play in it anymore ?? We got the win that’s the only thing that matters. But please stop worshiping Brady yall sound like a bunch of loser !! That’s why Skip Bayless call yall the sucknears !! Because yall don’t represent the rest of us bucs fan !!!

  15. unbelievable Says:

    He was dropping 6 – 7 guys into coverage quite often, especially in the red zone. That’s how they took away Godwin and kept us from scoring TDs.

    Brady was also throwing high most of the night.

    Add in a few critical drops and voila- 19 points.

  16. Sparky Says:


    That is some of the most idiotic drivel I’ve seen on this site yet.
    1 Skip Bayless has his lips firmly planets on TB12s nutsack, so no, he never said any such thing
    2. Gronk is 6’6″, Moss was 6’4″ Evans is 6’5″ and had 1000yds and 13 TDs catching from TB12 last year which contradicts everything else you said about big receivers.
    3. No one wishes Jameis was back as QB, especially not two WRs with rings they got with TB.

  17. Youngbucs Says:

    Oneilbucs has out done himself that’s gotta be the dumbest spit I’ll ever read. And who here was worshiping Brady in the comments. Dude come back to reality you’re a loon living in a fantasy world.

  18. Youngbucs Says:

    Ban this fool from the site for stupidity!

  19. Oneilbuc Says:

    Mike barley had a 1,000 yards last year it took the the last game of the season to hit a 1,000 yards . I said Moos how long do you think Mooss played with Brady?? That’s not a insult on towards Brady it’s facts. Some quarterbacks are good with certain receivers than others that’s all I’m saying. You don’t have to get mad because I said that about your god!! If Brady gets hurt I think some of yall are going to cry 😢 !! I’m a bucs fan before I’m a fan of a player . I don’t put no player above the team and I can give Brady credit for helping us win but yall make him the only reason why we win . Yall are on here every day gushing over Brady. And when a defense plays our offense good than yall make a bunch excuses on why Brady not the offense but Brady on why he didn’t throw 5 tds. And that’s crazy lol 😆 😆 🤣. I rather talk to real bucs fan because I can’t tell the difference anymore between a Patriot fan or a Brady fan or a bucs fan.

  20. Sparky Says:


    I’ve been a Buc fan since the creamsicle days. I don’t worship Brady, but I’m not one of his multitude of haters either. Just like you think people give him too much credit, plenty of people blame him for everything wrong the Pats did, and think he’s accomplished nothing, etc. What I AM a fan of, besides the Bucs, is FACTs, and your post was factually wrong on many counts, which is what I took issue with.

  21. Jeffbuc Says:

    O’Neil not a good look. You sound like a Winston fan who is jealous of Brady. Because Brady had an off game but he didn’t throw 4 picks. He won a game where if you are the buc fan you say we would lose that game with any other qb. That’s the exact game we used to lose every year. So get over yourself and if you have to say on joe bucs fan look I am the biggest bucs fan than maybe you really aren’t. Your the biggest Winston fan. And let me guess your favorite college team is FSU

  22. Bucschamp Says:

    BB told his DLine not to trash talk Brady. They don’t want to fire him up and turn into psycho Tom.

  23. CrunchBuc Says:

    Speaking of TEs…once again #80 was invisible on the stat sheet. In fact he didn’t even block worth a crap. Even with Gronk out the guy can’t get open for one target. What a pos bust.

  24. Oneilbuc Says:

    Spark. Yall say every body hate Brady just when they don’t worship him. And yall love to bring up Jamies but go look back and see how many times the defense gave up games and it waay more than the offense. And stop with the lieing about people blaming Brady because Brady never gets blame for nothing especially since he been with the bucs. Yall blaming the rain you blaming the receivers who drop 3 passes . You blaming the emotions of Brady as well . We won the game so who cares how he played. And that game was won because of the defense and that’s a fact!!

  25. Oneilbuc Says:

    Youngbucs. You his main servant you say every time the bucs win it’s because of the goat . If defense plays good it’s because of the goat. If they give other players credit you say it’s because of the goat lol 😆 😂 !!! You hate Belichick because of what you think he did to Brady . Yall try to discredit him and he’s the greatest coach of all time. Remember he went to New England with 2 rings as a DC. And it was because of his defenses they won those superbowls with the Gaints. BA had a great defense when he was the OC in Pittsburgh.

  26. Oneilbuc Says:

    Yall act just like Robert De Niro on the movie the fan !! Lol 😆 🤣

  27. Oneilbuc Says:

    If yall haven’t seen the movie go watch it because that’s the same way yall feel about Brady lol 😂 🤣!!

  28. Chesapeake Bay Bucco Says:

    Pete, get re-medicated, man! BA don’t lie, he tells like he sees it, but lies seem to be all you ever hear in your warped brain! Must suck to be so negative all the time, eh?!

  29. Sparky Says:

    Why do you keep calling me yall? I’m one person.
    BTW Belichick is 63-75 as a HC without Tom Brady.

  30. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oneilbucyall, so when little guys Brate & Evan’s drop passes in key times of the game is his fault? Not many WR are as tall as Moss & Evan’s, you failed to mention Givens, Ben Watson, Kyle Brady, Stallworth, Patterson, Hogan, Mitchell, Hernandez and others. The fact he could win with them and smaller receivers like David Patten & Branch just shows his versatility. The small guys were primarily slot receivers like Welker, Edleman, Amendola, guys you may not of heard about if.not because of Brady. FYI, New Orleans wishes they didn’t have Jamais. I have no doubt if Folk makes that field goal Brady has 50 seconds left and a timeout, he gets them in at least field goal range or scores. I.have seen it 100 times. You’re a hater and my guess is because he is white, which is sad. I also believe eventually Jamais gone Garropalo picked up by NO at some point.

  31. Oneilbuc Says:

    Listnfrmafar. It’s not Brady fault if the receivers drop passes. What are you talking about bro ?? Yall think Brady throws a perfect pass every time he throws the ball lol 😆 😂..

  32. Oneilbuc Says:

    Listnfrmafar. Lol 😆 🤣 😂 You must hate Jamies because he’s black . I like Brady I just don’t worship him like yall do!! I’m sure you hate Mahomes because he’s black as well right? Man Shut UP you stupid !!!

  33. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Actually Mahomes is by far the best QB in the NFL. Even his performance in the SB was impressive to say the least. Wilson is a great QB, a little overrated and there are other great black Qb’s past & present. No Brady does not always throw the perfect pass but the two I mentioned were. I don’t hate Jamais I just don’t think he is good, that’s all and his record proves that. You keep coming back to him and try to compare him to Brady, the sad truth is Jamais may retire before Brady because like Cam Newton their time has passed. Maybe with better coaching Jamais could of been better but that day has passed as well, old dog new tricks. So the reason I question your prejudice toward him is because I don’t see another reason why you would dismiss the fact that he turned this Bucs organization around and unbelievably helped them win a SB. Do you acknowledge they were a slight level above Jets & Jacksonville pre Brady?

  34. Oneilbuc Says:

    Listnfrmafar. I have never compared Jamies to Brady and I doubt that Russell Wilson is overrated he would win a superbowl with this team as well. Just like I think Justin Herbert is a good young quarterback . I think Joe Burrow is good quarterback and he will be the next great quarterback. I was happy when we drafted Kyle Trask who out played every quarterback who was drafted before him . So how am I a racist just because I don’t worship Brady like you do . I’m a bucs fan first and plus I give Brady credit for helping this team win . I just don’t make everything about Brady . I look at the whole team!!

  35. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Once again you are wrong. Wilson would not of been able to recruit Gronk, AB & Lenny, 3 major contributors to the Bucs success. The team was pretty much the same in 2019, why no SB? I agree about Hebert, barring injury he has tremendous potential to get his name in the record books, Burrow not so much. Trask is far from one of the premier QB’s coming out of this year’s draft, from what I saw last week Jones looks like the front runner. Bottom line you are a Brady hater for whatever reason I don’t know but the fact remains this team does NOT go to SB without them and every coach, player and management has stated it. So I guess they’re all lying to protect his feelings. The man has 7 rings more than any franchise, he raises the standards of those around him which in turn they play better.

  36. Oneilbuc Says:

    Listnfrmafar. You call me a Brady hater because I don’t worship him like you do. When plays good I have given him credit every time. But I don’t ignore the rest of the team and as far as Russell Wilson he probably don’t get Gronk here and maybe AB because BA didn’t want him and he’s let Brady pick his players. And I don’t see BA letting Wilson do that . But at the same time if Wilson had these players he would have won the superbowl. And as for Trask didn’t he play in the SEC ?? Didn’t he have more yards and more touchdowns I believe so. He played better than any quarterback played against ALABAMA last year. He only had really 1 guy and a average receiver in Tony. He threw 43 touchdowns and only 8 picks and he threw 4 of them the last game without his starters. I get it it’s all about how the media feels about a player and that’s what most of yall opinions come from. But I go by what my eyes tell me. And remember people said the same thing about Brady, Montana, Wilson, Dak, and Josh Allen. Nobody seen those guys coming and yes Alen was not a good pick according to most people. I would love to see Trask take first team reps on Brady days off in practice. But we will never see it or hear about it as long as Brady is on this team and BA is the coach because he don’t want Brady to look over his shoulder if Trask plays good. I get it Brady is god in your eyes but he is a insecure guy and it’s been proven in New England . He understands the business of the game when it comes to age. That’s how he became the starter and that’s why he got Jimmy G out of New England . And the only thing you want to do is argue with people just like the rest .

  37. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Ok now your saying Trask could do the same job as Brady. Belichick was ready to kick Brady to the curb because like you with Trask he thought he has the next coming of the GOAT. Tjat backfired because Brady won ANOTHER SB. It was Kraft who kept Brady and he went on to win 2 more SB’s. As far as Wilson, he won 1 SB with probably the best defense & RB to ever play in a SB (oh by the way Brady beat that defense in a SB). I give tons of credit to the team but not for Brady, no SB. Scoring 30+ points a game, who is responsible for that? As for Trask do you really think coaches & players are going to listen or react to him like a man that at that time had 6 rings? Veterans have joined the Pat’s and now Bucs just for the chance to play with him and win. I don’t see guys begging to play with Wilson. He is not perfect, no one is even Mahomes, look at their record. Your a hater, simple as that.

  38. Oneilbuc Says:

    Listnfrmafar. Lol 😆 🤣 Brady has never played with a bad defense in New England his whole time their. And the superbowl against Seattle it was the defense that won that game. I like Brady but you worship Brady and that’s the difference between me and you . When the Patriots beat the Panthers it was the defense that won that game. Against the Rams it was the defense he didn’t even throw 1 touchdown that game. The Patriots has blew out no team in the superbowl because it their defense who stopped those teams. Other than the eagles and they lost that game. But I get it you a Patriot fan or either you a Brady fan . And as for Trask he will get his chance . The Patriots would have won a superbowl with Jimmy G . He went to the superbowl with 49ers so shut up . When Brady leaves I know you will be back rooting for New England or the next wining team that year lol 😆 😂 .