Bruce Arians Addressed Tom Brady About Taking Hits

December 15th, 2021

No more hits.

After Sunday’s win that featured the new Michael Vick running for 16 yards and taking a hit while getting a first down against Buffalo, Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians apparently had seen enough of his Vick wannabe.

Yeah, that’s enough of that sh!t,” Arians said.

In short, Arians knows how valuable Tom Brady is and he doesn’t want him getting taken out by a knuckle-dragging linebacker looking to get on “Good Morning Football.”

Appearing on the “Dull Patrick Show,” Arians was asked about Brady’s running.

“We don’t need to see him taking on linebackers either,” Arians said yesterday. “We actually had a conversation during the game, that enough is enough. Let’s get on the ground and take no more hits.”

And that is Arians’ biggest concern. He’s cool with Brady running but Arians wants Brady to slide and avoid contact.

Even Brady on his weekly podcast ,”Let’s Go!” mentioned Arians’ brief chat with him about taking too many hits. Brady said his coach is right.

Later when Arians was asked who knows more football, him or Brady, Arians laughed and deferred to his quarterback. Mind you, Arians has been in the game of football so long he worked for Bear Bryant at Alabama in 1981.

“I don’t know if there is anybody that knows more than him,” Arians said of Brady. “The amount of snaps he had taken under center and processed so much information over the years. I don’t know if there is any quarterback or any coach who knows that much.”

Arians added his football conversations with Brady are largely as an overseer. He rr the final gameplan with him, going over final touches and nuances and philosophy of what the Bucs want to accomplish.

You can see Arians’ directive to Brady in the Paramount+ video below.

16 Responses to “Bruce Arians Addressed Tom Brady About Taking Hits”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs hopes of repeating as Super Bowl champ rest on Brady. Take him out of the picture & our chances go down considerably. Not hard for BA to do the math on that one.

  2. Bucsfanman Says:

    Filed in the “no duh!” category. You love to see that competitiveness but, in the open field with defenders and bad intentions? Take the slide Tom.
    As stated above, our success hinges on Brady under center.

  3. August 1976 Buc Says:

    I kept thinking and saying when I saw J Allen take off and run so much, that Josh you are going to shorten your career. And then as the game went on Joss got an injury when tackled by Devin. Pretty simple, all these guys that like to run, even Mr Superman, Cam Newton has a beat up body from the pounding he has subjected himself to.
    You know maybe being a shooting star is okay for some, but you will pay for it with a broken and beat up body. That is just the reality of a very violent game.

    So Tommy Boy, stay smart bro.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  4. adam from ny Says:

    yeah tommy was trying to keep up with the kardashians…


    i mean josh allen…

    let allen run himself into the ground over a few years time…

    and tom should stay acting goatish…


  5. mg Says:

    Heis no Bobby Douglas.

  6. Roy T. Buford Says:

    It’s football and it’s Arians Theater. There is no HC that will tell a QB he can’t run…at most it would be to tell Brady to slide earlier. Brady needs to continue doing what he needs to do, including goal line and 4th and 1 carries to further help his team win. Only a fool would publicly announce with any true intent that Brady will not continue doing what he is doing.

    Something Arians and BL should work on is not frittering away plenty of time left on the clock to get more points…be it near the half or after they have a lead.

  7. Tampabaybuscfan Says:

    BA is absolutely right about not taking contact…..OK to run & slide when he’s wide open…..but that’s it.

  8. Listnfrmafar Says:

    The reaching out for the first down was a thing of beauty. It’s a catch 22, Brady expects his teammates to give 100%, how can he lay down, it’s in his blood. BA must of had the same conversation with Evan’s. Sorry readers, I couldn’t help myself.

    I love the Brady knows more paragraph, if he dies then let him manage the timeouts so the momentum isn’t stalled. It will suck to see any player get hurt the next 4 games but what will really suck if covid strikes this team during the playoffs. GB and AZ is beat up, Bucs still have a chance at the #1 seed.

  9. Joe Says:

    There is no HC that will tell a QB he can’t run

    Arians ordered Jameis not to run. And he was sneaky good with his wheels.

  10. buc15 Says:

    M V P

  11. John Collins Says:

    Brady is going for 100 yards against the Saints. You see how he reacted to Romo talking sh..
    Well he wants to but he is a team player and settle for a win

  12. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Even Brady can run against the Bills! I am sure when BA orders him to do something, he’s like ok, in one ear out the other.

  13. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    I agreee with BA. They might as well put Brady in a bubble wrap and if one bubble pop, it should be roughing the passer, half distance to the goal, first down ! 🤣. Seriously speaking, Brady is smart and he knows very well when to run, in small yardage, to get that first down. Unlike the rest if the so called mobile QB’s. GO BUCS !!!!

  14. Beeej Says:

    Every successful run makes the next pass that much easier

  15. Jmarkbuc Says:


    I didn’t hear BA tell him not to run. I heard him tell him not to take hits.

  16. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    BA is a joke; the only thing he can still do, is talking all day long to the media.
    Tom ran those two plays just because he is HUMAM/MAN too. Before plays he got to a confrontation (designed to make him nervous/scared) with Bills D.
    TB12 is in national TV, yes he is the GOAT, but he felt the need to be tough as well.
    There is NO ONE that loves his body more then he does.
    TV🤡 ran out of stories for his media friends, and pulled this one like a caring person.
    We saw that with Gronk, and Scotty…messed them up.