Bruce Arians: Bucs Futures Of Antonio Brown And Mike Edwards Are Not Decided

December 3rd, 2021

Bucco Bruce Arians

“It pisses me off,” Bucco Bruce Arians said today.

The head coach was referring to the three-game NFL suspensions of receiver furniture-hurling, bicycle-throwing receiver Antonio Brown and safety Mike Edwards for using phony vaccination cards.

Arians said this afternoon that the Bucs futures of those players have not been determined.

Arians also reinforced that the Bucs have been virus champions with few cases compared to other teams and strict enforcement of rules.

Man, Arians seemed annoyed. First he said he wasn’t talking about the suspensions but he changed his mind.

Late in the news conference, Arians said he hopes [the NFL] will keep looking. Presumably he was talking about the league searching for other phony-V-card users.

Hey, that’s what Joe was Twittering about two hours ago!

75 Responses to “Bruce Arians: Bucs Futures Of Antonio Brown And Mike Edwards Are Not Decided”

  1. NCBucsfan Says:

    Have another drink Bruce! Maybe it will calm you down!

  2. Robert Says:

    probably that jab he got and the mental side effects kicking in. watch the BP coach.

  3. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Uncle Bruce is getting onery, in his golden years.

  4. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    It happens.

  5. tampabuscsbro Says:

    I could understand AB being run out of town (he shouldn’t be you don’t win titles by dying on some moralistic hill)

    But cutting Mike Edwards would be worse then most readers on this site will think it would be.

  6. Swampbuc Says:

    Right on Joe. Just like the NFL selectively releasing only the emails from Gruden to Bruce Allen. Where’s the consistency and fairness?

    And then to the righteous crowd — get over yourselves!

  7. August 1976 Buc Says:

    To play in the NFL is a privelidge NOT a right.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  8. tampabuscsbro Says:

    Oh also this could be coachspeak for appeasing the rats and snakes in the pen and mic club around here.

  9. tampabuscsbro Says:

    Also Joe I don’t consider you one of these rats or snakes. It just seems like most of our beat writers are just plain bad in the current era.

  10. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Give me a fing break. The only thing AB is guilty of is being stupid because he keeps getting caught. Are we to believe all the players that grew up under the “JOCK” umbrella have never done anything that could be deemed sexual harassment? And I guess none have ever got angry and committed assault on a man, woman or abused a child. None of these players ever falsified an official document, PLEASE. AB is either very unlucky or very dumb, either way the NFL is making him a poster boy for bad behavior.

  11. PassingThru Says:

    Arians has to voice his anger, but that shouldn’t involve kicking either AB or Edwards off the team. AB is the one hanging on by a tenuous thread, but if he goes the Bucs chances of winning the Super Bowl drop.

  12. Bucs since 76 Says:

    B A shouldn’t cut anybody unless the other 446 NFL players whose COVID Vaccine shot were not at team sites, have their vaccine cards reviewed. This includes practice squad players.

  13. Tampaabaybucfan Says:

    When a person whines, bitches & complains…..they usually don’t act…….AB & Edwards will stay.

  14. Listnfrmafar Says:

    BA grow up, the only thing AB is guilty of is stupidity. Are we to believe none of these players throughout their careers have never done anything that can be construed as sexual harassment, falsified a legal document, committed assault etc.? AB is the NFL’s poster boy for bad behavior. No one knows the whole story of what happened in Pittsburgh or LV but the only difference of what AB did versus what Roger’s, Wilson and DeShawn are trying to do is he got off the team. AB has been nothing but a model citizen and teammate for the Bucs. As far as we should be concerned like Edward’s this should be his first offense.

  15. Beeej Says:

    AB is in the twilight of his career, but Edwards is a starting safety on nearly every NFL team. We cut him he’ll show up on the slimy Saints roster the next day

  16. JGhotier Says:

    So now both Edwards and Whitehead are out this next game….that’s not good news to an already depleted secondary. A secondary where our Safeties may be the biggest/only reason that our back end hasn’t come completely unraveled this year. The Safeties have been the most consistent bright spot for our DB’s this year through all the injuries and whatnot. Without Edwards, Whitehead and AWJ this season, who knows how truly bad it could’ve gotten/been. Now we are unfortunately gonna be missing 2/3’s of that. Kinda scary if you ask me.

  17. Robert Says:

    someone should suspend ME for falsifying route running

  18. Beeej Says:


  19. Beeej Says:

    ME is like a drag racer, he just goes in straight lines

  20. Mike Johnson Says:

    If the Bucs stand for what they say they are? Then these 2 players must be kicked off the roster. I know many of you say no but……Its the right thing to do. Goodbye AB. Brady cannot help you now.

  21. Lamarcus Says:

    Well BA should be and should be livid. We don’t have time for this crap

  22. brooks Says:

    cut excuses for this stuff. it serious.

  23. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Lol these guys ain’t going anywhere. Get real. That’s what the everyone outside of tampa wants. For the bucs to cut AB. He would get picked up in a hurry by a super bowl contender. It’s all about wins and losses in the nfl.

  24. Sparky Says:

    Keep Edwards, the suspension is fine for a first offense. For AB? I really don’t care. Never wanted him on the team in the first place. He’s fun to watch play, and you can’t deny he and TB have a great connection, but it’s just not worth the rest of what comes along with hiring a rapit, assaulter, and con artist. I don’t value football skill more than being a decent human.

  25. Francisco Guzman Says:

    @Mike Johnson wtf you talking about? I guarantee you there’s many unvaccinated right now but the nfl loves to play favorites. They’re so shady.

  26. Ray Buck Says:

    Green Bay? Quarterback? Still there? I rest my case.

  27. Alexstotle Says:

    Bruce has a right to be mad. Regardless if you believe in the vaccine or if you’re an uneducated science fool, he was straight up lied to. Bench them for the season.

    But yeah play them in the playoffs.
    My self righteousness means nothing compared to winning another Lombardi

  28. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Mike Johnson is easy to pick out in a crowd, he’s the one with the glowing halo.

  29. Greg Says:

    Ffs. Granted they are both idiots. Let the 3 games suspension be the end of it. AB needs the time to heal anyway. Edwards is justa kid. This isn’t Salem.

  30. Jp09 Says:

    Don’t forget to get your booster today

  31. crazybucs_CL Says:

    I hope he is NOT in charge for this decision.
    The TV🤡 will do anything to impress his media “friends”.
    He can become Dr Fauci of NFL.

  32. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Say it aint so. Just hope BA doesn’t fall into the “Me Too” movement.

  33. Ben green Says:

    Now you know what Ben went through for 20 years. The league picked on us for a generation. Spygate, deflate gate, most teams were doing the same thing. Nobody fined or punished the colts for pumping in crowd noise, and turning the thermostat up. The league is drenched in hypocrisy and double standards. Brown is an idiot, and a sorry excuse for a human, but you’re telling Ben these guys are the only ones with fake cards?

  34. Listnfrmafar Says:

    TB12 is telling BA, you get rid of AB, I’ll get rid of you. You don’t think Seattle, New Orleans, LA or GB would pick AB up in a heart beat. Even worse Chiefs do.

  35. Dave Says:

    Well we knew he was lying about not buying the fake card and remember Brady said he believed him but yet they all knocked Rodgers at least Rodgers didn’t break the the law to buy fake document, liars usually stick together

  36. Patrianakos Says:

    1) Let’s get real. Neither AB nor ME is going anywhere, until the off-season. “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”
    2) I don’t blame BA for his anger, I’d be throwing furniture. Because these guys lied to their teammates, their coaches, and to the front office. They let their head coach go out and publicly boast of being 100% vaccinated, when they knew damn well it wasn’t so. That is what makes it personal. At least (AFAIK) everybody inside the Packer “family” knew exactly what was up with Aaron Rodgers, it was just outsiders being conned.

  37. crazybucs_CL Says:

    JL to express hidden support 👻 to AB, make TB12 super happy, and save some $$$, should sit down with AB and sign the contract for 2022.
    Do it JL, and thorough it in the faces of all “journalists”. 👏👏👏

  38. Upstate NY BUC Says:

    Everyone take a deep breath, one game at a time. We have enough overall talent to overcome this adversity!! Just follow the GOAT……

  39. Lance Morton Says:

    Hey, to let’s villify a world class athlete for not wanting to poison his body with an unproven vaccine when he treats his body like a temple and he’s in his early 30’s.
    I reluctantly got vaccinated and have been dealing with an AWFUL side effect for more than 3 months now. I very much regret getting the vaccine. And I’m almost 50.

    Chef Steven Ruiz AB doesn’t want the vaccine but has an organization breathing down his neck about being a team player and makes a bad judgment error in the face of extreme pressure. And we declare him a selfish jerk?

    He is doing his best to navigate a tough situation. How about that? He was the one taking the risks by not getting vaccinated. He could be a carrier either way so he’s the one taking the risks.

    Yet,we choose to hate the player and not the game. Probably because we were too weak ourselves.

  40. Ash Says:

    Just so stupid why ab? Geez guess we won’t know until three weeks from nowthe final outcome of this everything else is just useless speculation and opinions. Actions always come with consequence geez ab get it together such a disappointment he bought the card and then got the shot anyway? I just can’t anymore so stupid.

  41. captivajim Says:

    Let them both play out this season including playoffs & SB !!!!!.. Definitely keep Edwards next yr.. I would make decision on AB who may or may not be durable enough to contribute. If he can, keep him..

  42. SOEbuc Says:

    Very good chance AB will not return next year. Honestly he’s very lucky to still be on the team but it’s WIN NOW 2.0 and he’s needed. But the Bucs run the most professional franchise in the NFL and won’t have that, especially with AB record. Whitehead is going to be a UFA. We’ll have to see about the young Edwards.

  43. brooks Says:

    it won’t even be 3 weeks mark it down they’ll both be cut. He’s injured anyhow who cares who picks up these guys.

  44. Rojas Says:

    Getting rid of them during the season would be a huge mistake. Playoff teams will pick them both up.

  45. Winny Testaverde Says:

    A little bit of faux outrage…well played BA. I tend to believe they’d be cut by now if it was going to happen. Bucs can’t repeat without these two in my opinion. Who’s this baby biach chef that ran to ProudStroud and Jenna Lame? He’s the real turd in this punch bowl.

  46. brooks Says:

    you think he would be in new england??????

  47. Rob3810 Says:

    Lance if you’re having horrible symptoms from the vaccine 3 months later imagine what you’d be feeling if you actually got COVID-19!

  48. stpetebucsfan Says:

    “I reluctantly got vaccinated and have been dealing with an AWFUL side effect for more than 3 months now.”

    Oh no Lance! You mean swollen testicles like Nicki Minaj’s friend’s boyfriend?
    And three months later giants nuts. Ouch!

    Too bad Lance that you are in the infitissmal number who have had bad side effects that linger…you and Nicki Minaj’s friend’s friend.

    As far as the two Bucs who lied…they’ve copped to their guilt and apparently are remorseful.

    So we’re really talking about the level of punishment for an admitted offense.
    Three games seems probably pretty close considering Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton and the general atmosphere.

  49. Show Me the TDs Says:

    My problem, as the head coach, would be, how do you ever trust these guys again.

  50. Jp09 Says:

    Don’t forget to boost your booster before you go to bed tonight

  51. brooks Says:

    watch Stepen A Smith espn first take it says it all……. Thanks Stepehen well said

  52. Bellingham Bucs Fan Says:

    I care more about another Lombardi than Pfizer’s bottom line. AB and Edwards help us get there.

  53. Francisco Guzman Says:

    @brooks are you even a bucs fan? Get real dude. Again you cut AB and he would be picked up in a nano second. This is still about wins and losses. If you don’t wanna bring him back after the season’s over is another.

  54. Listnfrmafar Says:

    brooks, New England had a murder on their team. Did you think no one knew Hernandez was associated with a gang? Oh, and the owner was investigated for being in a sex trafficking rub & tug and let’s not forget Spygate and deflategate. Donte Stallworth arrested for hit & run while driving under the influence. Chandler Jones walked into Randolf MA. police station naked high as a kite after rear ending a car. Josh Gorden suspended for drug abuse multiple times, Julien Edleman suspended for peds, do you need more?

  55. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Mike Flyod arrested for DUI, a nice pick up from AZ with a already known drinking problem.

  56. Chris Flores Says:

    Their jobs are imperil but Aaron Rogers doesn’t even get a fine

  57. Craig Says:

    If Edwards is cut, he will be picked up in less than a minute, probably by someone we don’t want to have him.

    I still haven’t heard exactly what he did, I don’t think he went out and solicited for a fake card, so he could claim entrapment.

    If that cook approached him, he should appeal. He should be able to get it down to 1-2 games.

    I can’t give AB the benefit of that doubt, he has pulled too much stuff, let him go; I doubt anyone else will take him.

  58. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Craig, so you should be judged by everything you’ve done in your past?

  59. crazybucs_CL Says:

    @”..@brooks are you even a bucs fan? Get real dude…”
    Definitely not. Brandon fan definitely yes. FGS, who watch espn anymore??!!
    ..or as J call it: BSPN

  60. John Olmstead Says:

    A professional athletes body is his/her living. No government or employer has any right to dictate what a player does or does not put in their body except in the cases of illegal substances or performance enhancers. Show me in the contract where it says players are obligated to vaccinate? If the player had adverse reaction to the vaccine, is the NFL going to compensate?

  61. JimBuc2 Says:

    Im no SJW. Dont think NFL players a choirboys. Not by a longshot. I mean I get it. Protect the shield and all that, but when I watch a game I expect hard hitting tackles, viscious stiff arms, you know smash mouth, hard nosed manly men competing on the gridiron. If I want sanctimony I’ll watch politics. Get off my favorite entertainment you self-righteous A-holes. Arians is right to be pissed. So am I
    Go Bucs!

  62. Wesley Says:

    Would be foolish to get rid of either one of them.

  63. Allbuccedup Says:

    Edwards is young he will learn. AB hes on a one year contract keep him but don’t resign him next year.

  64. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    How about just forget about forcing this on people and trying to ostracize people for not getting it!! It’s like the dang Salem witch trials all to make medical phonies rich!! Keep baaaaaing sheep!!

  65. crazy t Says:

    y make people get vaccines when u still can get covid, I have lost family and friends that were vaccinated fully.. I thought we had choices not by force…don’t take the mark 🤔

  66. Brandon Says:

    Only crime here is the NFL mandating experimental and ineffective vaccine or constant testing and treating unvaccinated unequally. I never cared for Brown but now I have a new found respect for him. Edwards, he’s now my favorite defensive back.

  67. Since76 Says:

    So………if your not vaccinated you can get covid. If you are vaccinated you can get covid. You can spread covid vaxed or unvaxed. What in the hell is the difference. Dont tell me vaxed people are more likely to survive. I know three people who have supposedly died of covid. Two vaxed one not.

  68. BT-Tampa Says:

    This is a perfect time for “straight shooter” Arians to come out on how false the COVID narrative is and tell the NFL to shove it. In case you haven’t been keeping up, the vaccines destroy your immune system, much like HIV, so you will die from the common cold. When the next wave hits, they will blame it on Omricron and those evil people who refuse to get sucked into the vaccine bioweapon.

  69. Bring back Jameis j/k Says:

    Players are not required to vaccinate. Man some of you are dense.

  70. Purplepirate Says:

    “Hey, to let’s villify a world class athlete for not wanting to poison his body with an unproven vaccine when he treats his body like a temple and he’s in his early 30’s.”

    He didn’t have to get vaccinated. There’s no rule requiring it. He’s being vilified for lying about it.

  71. Buccos Says:

    They should not be forced to be vaccinated if they don’t want to. None of us should have to have these stupid cards. AB and Edwards were taking a stand. A one game suspension would have been adequate for Edwards and maybe 2 games for Brown. They should appeal. And every other teams cards should be verified as well. FJB

  72. chaingang Says:


  73. Lloydmurphy19 Says:

    All but two morons did things the right way. Get rid of both of them before they poison the whole team. No point in debating vaccines here. You folks would do anything for a win. If AB shot someone on 5th Avenue he would probably get away with it.

  74. David Says:

    It should piss him off. What Brown and Edwards did was very selfish. All they had to do was not lie and follow protocols.
    Now Whitehead is out and his back up as missing 😡

  75. yucboy Says:

    They should have got a 14k fine, the same as Aaron Rodgers. Whos cares if they got a fake vaccine card, they’re still vaccinated