Brett Favre Lauds Tom Brady, Bruce Arians For Candid Public Comments

November 22nd, 2021

Hall of Famer talks Bucs.

Some squeamish types get their briefs bunched up hearing Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians sometimes lash out at players for subpar play or for being dumb and unprepared mentally.

After last week’s loss to the WTF, Arians called his Bucs “dumb” and confessed his mind was blown how well the team practiced leading up to the game yet showed up going through the motions with their heads elsewhere.

The easily-annoyed types were aghast that Arians would speak so frankly.

The next day on his cuddly-soft SiriusXM show “Let’s Go,” Bucs quarterback Tom Brady sort of echoed Arians’ words when he said every player on the roster needs to prepare as one and be ready to roll on gameday mentally and physically.

Later last week on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre stood (sat?) and applauded Arians and Brady.

Farve said he saw absolutely nothing wrong with what Arians and Brady said and saluted them for their honesty. And for anyone criticizing Arians and/or Brady, Favre said in so many words that they have no idea what they are talking about or have very short memories.

“I think [Arians] has handled it exceptionally well, not that he cares what I feel or what I think,” Favre said. “And I think Tom Brady’s comments were absolutely superb.

“It starts from the top down. Yeah, Bruce Arians is the head coach. The next most important if not more important is Tom Brady. … How he handles himself, how he speaks to the media, how he practices, how he studies, how he carries himself in the building is so important because it resonates down the roster.

“If Tom Brady says it, how can another player say something different? And the proof is in the pudding. They won the Super Bowl last year and they had their trials and tribulations throughout the year. The end result has been a great result in regards to Tom Brady.”

Joe has no problem with this. Arians spoke the truth.

And if someone on the Bucs cannot handle the truth, then they should ask for their release and then go play for a team that doesn’t care about winning. There are several such teams.

Arians didn’t just fall off the turnip truck. He knows what he’s doing. And so does Brady. If both witnessed the same thing through their two very different prisms, then it’s accurate and was a subject that needed to be addressed.

Don’t want to be called out for playing dumb or being mentally unprepared? Then don’t play dumb and have your head screwed on straight by kickoff. It’s really very simple.

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20 Responses to “Brett Favre Lauds Tom Brady, Bruce Arians For Candid Public Comments”

  1. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Not exactly the same rhetoric. Brady’s much more professional, BA talks like he came from a Teamsters rally.

  2. Gbobucsfan Says:

    Let’s go!!! MNF !!! Nuff said.

    If you can’t get pumped for that, your wood is wet

  3. Bucs4821 Says:

    We all watched this, head buried in the sand, philosophy during The Lost Decade.

  4. SOEbuc Says:

    Get the W for my dads birthday on Thursday. Will be extremely thankful GOAT.

  5. Joshua porter Says:

    I’m sry but they get paid alot of money for any of them to whine like babies for being called out.. Like u said u don’t like it grow a pair and do better.

  6. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Remember when we almost saw a Favre/Gruden marriage in Tampa? That would have been so great.

  7. webster Says:

    Arians sounds like a football coach all his players and coaches respect over decades of time. Forget what some of the goobers in this fan base on this board thinks. They wouldnt know a coach or even what a good coach was if chuck knoll, jimmy johnson, and vince lombardi were all standing next to them. “Oh no, he rides a golf cart so he sucks. Oh no, he called out brady in the media (like he does any player he feels stunk today) so he sucks. Oh no, he sounds arrogant in the press conference so he sucks” Whine whine whine

  8. Mike C Says:

    “Remember when we almost saw a Favre/Gruden marriage in Tampa? That would have been so great.”

    IRA does

  9. Bobby M. Says:

    Polar opposite perspective from when we had Winston and he couldn’t be criticized publicly….couldn’t handle having a journeyman QB as his back up. What a joke that was. No coach could ever instill discipline in the team when the QB was the most careless player on the team….both on and off the field. What a clown.

  10. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Listnfrmafar, you obviously have a beef with Arians and cannot be objective, so your comments regarding him are to be ignored. On the other hand, Webster is spot on.

  11. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Let me put it to all you Pop Warner wannabes. This is not high school or college this is the NFL. The NFL is a business that has employees. Many of these employees are players and players share the same rights as facility, admin, medical staff etc. So let me ask you this. Is it OK for management to come in to the board room loaded with staff and say listen up you dumb asses better get your sh$t together and fast or better yet they go on a media channel and state the same, guess what If you bosses talk to you like that whether you deserve it or not call your local labor board, it warrants ramifications. Dumbasses!

  12. Anthony Says:

    I haven’t responded before but feel compelled to donso now. I am not concerned BA called folks out even Brady (TB12 can handle criticism and in fact is motivated by this). It’s more about BA missing the boat (so Superbowl parade pun intended). The defensive line is now a problem along with the secondary. Washington burned the clock at in the 4th quarter and the front 4 couldn’t stop the run. Also, too many penalties that are stopping our plays and prolonging the other teams play. They don’t seem focused and motivated and are losing games to mediocre teams. So what is BA’s critical analysis that tells us he will fix this? He mentions Brady’s pics are the problem..seems to me BA wants to signal he is in charge by criticizing Brady…which is his job as coach but misses the real problems. I am questioning his head coaching skills.

  13. Listnfrmafar Says:

    I applaud you Anthony, well said!

  14. BucsFan90 Says:

    Bobby m
    Jameis is probably the most criticized college/pro player of the last decade, he wouldnt be where he is if he didnt have thick skin lol. When you believe you’re a lion, you don’t care what the sheep think

  15. webster Says:

    Bobby arians did criticize winston in public. Sorry you missed that. Oh i get it, he didnt blame winston for EVERYTHING like you did and like you wanted him to so that means in your mind he didnt criticize winston. I can remember him saying after a game that winston should have threw the ball in the dirt when he threw an int on a screen. I can remember him in the media saying winston should not have thrown the out route int to barber when richard sherman was guarding him. These are off the top of my head but you cant stand the fact that arians called out his wide recivers for poor routes as oppose to simply blaming the qb for EVERY int. Arians calls out everyone when its time. Naw, arians is not the clown here. Look in the mirror.

  16. FortMyersDave Says:

    Les just hope that the comments help motivate the team. Some players like OJ Howard are simply a lost cause, that penalty on the first play of the game last week was the final straw. If Gronk was healthy, perhaps that could have got him cut to send a message. I think the penalties will be a key gauge to see if the locker room heard and accepted the message. A lot of the penalties are simply mental breakdowns. One can not blame the refs for every single call against them though the Bucs probably have a reputation for drawing the flags and the refs are aware of it and will thus flag the guys on a 50-50 call. I do not care how they do it, I just want to see the Bucs finally win a game under the national spotlight convincingly, none of this drama down the stretch like the Bucs had with Cowboys or Pats. Just do what they did with the Bears, boat race an inferior opponent.

  17. webster Says:

    Anthony if you have not seen arians call out his defense as a whole or individually for poor play then you must be blind, or deaf or in a coma or all 3. You haven’t seen arians get on this team publicly about penalties? This article is literally talking about arians saying we are a dumb football team. This is not the first week he has addressed the penalties. Did you not see him call out white after the saints game? Where do you guys come from?

  18. Slappy Says:

    Put Favres’ name in google and look up the story about the nearly million dollars he stole and just recently paid back (missing an interest payment).

    Other people involved this fraud have gone to prison and been charged w/crimes, but Brett got his crime swept under the rug. Great QB but pill-head crook…not a good person.

    I don’t care what he says and neither should you.

  19. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Favre is a pig farmer that got lucky

  20. Kris Says:

    Favre didn’t commit any fraud. According to the auditor, he didn’t know anything about it:

    “I want to applaud Mr. Favre for his good faith effort to make this right and make the taxpayers and TANF families whole,” Mr. White said. “To date, we have seen no records indicating Mr. Favre knew that TANF was the program that served as the source of the money he was paid.”