Tom Brady Reacts

March 30th, 2022

Bucs quarterback Tom Brady took to Instagram to share his reaction to the stunning news his coach, Bucco Bruce Arians, is stepping away from the sidelines. You can see his full post below.


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46 Responses to “Tom Brady Reacts”

  1. Big Rob Says:

    Yeah those are the words of a man who had issues with his coach… :eyeroll:

  2. BradyBucs Says:


    All of this was in the works for Brady to agree to come back to the Bucs.

  3. D-Rok Says:

    I’m happy Brady spoke so quickly and so definitively. All we can go on is Brady’s words which suggest he respected BA. That’s good enough for me.

  4. BradyBucs Says:

    Big Rob,

    It’s a little bit SUPERFLUOUS if you read it a couple of times. Hardly the lengthy post someone would normally make about a coach they only played for two years with.

  5. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    It sure looks like all of this was scripted awhile ago, including that speech from Brady.

  6. Joe Says:


    Brady does employ a social media team that has duties typing just such missives.

  7. Proud Bucs Fan Says:

    Funny that some think Brady typed that and not his PR/social media team that had this ready a while ago.

  8. NeverGIVEup Says:

    Now it makes sense why Brady retired and unretired.

    It was a story line written years ago. Brady at 45 comes back to QB for the most diverse staff ever assembled on the greatest team ever assembles in the year his HC coach retired.

    Is Tommy Boy filming all of this with his movie company/studio?

    Who can’t wait to see this movie in theaters?

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Also, this has been in the works for a week from what I’ve read…I’m sure the team has known.

  10. Tom S. Says:

    I too would like to thank all of those horses who sacrificed themselves for the glue we enjoy today. I’m so happy you can spend time with the big horse in the sky and I appreciate all the time you spent in the fields.

  11. Infomeplease Says:

    I’m not sure what went down the past couple weeks, but I hope this all works out for this team!! Hey maybe now they’ll rework TB12’s contract and add a couple more years as well as additional cap space.

  12. WVBuc Says:

    For some reason the Instagram post is blank on my android tablet. Link doesn’t work either.

  13. Oxycodoms Says:

    Seems forced when he talks about arians qualities

  14. Bojim Says:

    Anyway, LFG!!

  15. Kalind Says:

    Yea. These guys were at each other’s throats. Sure. -_-

  16. Yucs2Bucs Says:

    Wow Brady got what he wanted and there was definitely a real fit between them and maybe TB12 stays another year or two ? I don’t know about Bowles getting a 5 year deal, but I pray he just focuses on making the defense good again and Tommy is now the OC. Sheet the QB met the coaches wife for the first time after winning the Super Bowl trophy, but Tom has to look good and maybe he should tell Will Smith how to deal with adversity.. lol, but Go Bucs!!

  17. Yucs2Bucs Says:

    Rift ^^ I had a feeling the entire time when he came back and it happened !!!! Wow

  18. Listnfrmafar Says:

    I call BS, good riddens BA, now you know how AB felt.

  19. David Says:

    Lotta people really reading into something that’s not there. It’s a social media post. It wasn’t good enough for you, Brady & BA don’t really care. I’m sure they’ve talked in private a lot.

    I don’t understand why everyone is trying to cause a rift or find something that’s not there

  20. Yucs2Bucs Says:

    David you don’t find it suspicious at all and don’t think that’s the reason why Brady retired and then came back ? Something definitely happened last year that none of us are privy to, but TB12 sure has a lot of power and pull, but I really hope now they can get the Browns to send Baker for Trask and a pick especially if Brady is only here for one more year.. I’m not sure about his salary or weight of it, but if they can have the Browns eat a lot of it that would be amazing!! Go Bucs

  21. Yucs2Bucs Says:

    and lastly @David you get the best QB to come back and then you decide to hang it up ? Come on bud !!! Something went on and no coach in there right mind would quit while having a team that could make another run and should of been there last year, but the new head coach got played by Staff and Kupp…

  22. New England Patriots Fan Says:

    No way they move on from coach without Brady signing multi year contract.

  23. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    Leave it to a guy from the Boston area to denigrate one of the greatest (highest win percentage in Bucs history) coaches in Bucs history, as well as a champion of diversity in Bruce Arians.

    BA has done more in his football life than you have EVER done @Sh!tlist.

    How many Super Bowls have you been a part of @Sh!tlist?

    Only 35 Head Coaches have won the 56 NFL Super Bowls. Now think about how many Head Coaches that there have been in the history of the NFL. BA is ELITE.

    How many NFL Coaches of the Year have you won @Sh!tlist?

    How many coaches have you helped, of all colors @Sh!tlist?

    I notice you didn’t congratulate Todd Bowles? Wonder if it had to do with something about Todd Bowles appearance?

    Wouldn’t be the first time a person from Massachusetts had a problem with someone who looks like Todd Bowles. Adam Jones at Fenway proves how Boston feels about that.

  24. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Listnfrmafar Says:
    March 30th, 2022 at 9:58 pm
    I call BS, good riddens BA, now you know how AB felt.
    Leave it to Listnfrmatard to be sympathetic towards a guy to took of his jersey and ran off the field during a game, quitting on his team.

  25. Joe in Michigan Says:


  26. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    The awesome Joe Bucs Fan site reported that Ira Kaufman asked why BA left the NFL meeting early, not even posing for the Head Coach group photo, and BA said that he left because he was sick.

    I think there is more to the story of BA’s health than what we know about right now.

  27. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    The awesome Joe Bucs Fan site reported that Ira Kaufman asked why BA left the NFL meeting early, not even posing for the Head Coach group photo, and BA said that he left because he was sick.

    I think there is more to the story of BA’s health than what we know about right now.

  28. FortMyersDave Says:

    Yucs2Bucs: there is an outside chance that Arians also has a health issue. If we hear that he is in St Josephs, Tampa General or some other medical facility in the coming months then we could have that answer as well. Arians also insured that his man Bowles got the head coaching gig, if BA stepped down earlier who knows? Leftwich? Brady did set some of the scene we are seeing but how much, I can’t say. One thing, hopefully Bowles delegates some of the defensive coaching to his staff so we do not have another Stafford to Kupp snaffoo that cost the Bucs dearly after TB 12 and the team mounted a great comeback. Mayfield is a possibility but doubtful if the Browns eat enough salary.

  29. FortMyersDave Says:

    @ BelleGlade Joe, good point on thee health angle. The guy is 70 and may have an undisclosed issue that kind of made him decide to step down, if we see that he is in the hospital in the near future, then we have our answer.

  30. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Whatever it is, I wish BA the best, and hope he’s a part of the Bucs front office going forward.

  31. Proud Bucs Fan Says:

    For the rubes that still don’t understand. This was a text book example of a power move. Brady just ended Bruce’s career, then Brady PR team wrote his obituary to permanently bury him.

    Power move indeed

  32. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    Bruce Arians is a cancer survivor.

    He survived malignant skin cancer and pancreatic cancer.

    I will not be shocked that skin cancer might be a culprit, as it is a genetically predisposed disease that is increased by the person’s exposure to UV rays.

    That explanation is much more probable explanation than any silly “power move” speculation when you understand science and BA’s medical history.

    The extreme UV exposure that comes with being outside in Florida is a leading contributor to skin cancer.

  33. Nprbuc Says:

    Way too many “ reporters” and not enough fans lately. Reporters dig for dirt, look for a narrative, try to sell their junk. Fans look forward to tomorrow and give a squat about yesterday! Why should we care if BA & TB have had a spat? What does that have to do with tomorrow? I care about what our Bucs do on the field- not who didn’t play nice in the sandbox last year. I care about who the coach is TODAY, who is on the team TODAY, who will be battling for spots TOMORROW! I give a crap about petty bickering between grown men that happened yesterday, IF at all. Let’s get a grip and look at the future of our team and stop all the dissecting of ancient history. Let’s nail the draft, sign the FA and UDFAs and get ready for football. The past has sailed. GO BUCS

  34. LakelandSteve Says:

    Yup, you can tell by Brady’s post that he had absolutely no respect and didn’t really like the man. Do you really think Brady or his team writes all of that if he didn’t like and respect B.A.? It would have been more along the lines of thanks for the memories, enjoy the retirement and don’t call me, I’ll call you.

  35. Listnfrmafar Says:

    DumbBelle and Joe in Michigan, you don’t find it odd how this went down? Brady comes out of retirement and BA who was all jacked up about coming back to coach decides out of the blue to retire? It wasn’t too long ago JackoffinMichigan you trashed Brady for quitting on the team, well eat shat, it’s your beloved WINING, QB whisperer BA just QUIT on his team. Arians hadn’t won squat without Brady, he was 7-9 as the Bucs HC with a Probowl QB, who apparently the whisper couldn’t coach up so he kicked him to the curb. As far as Toilet Bowels, he is a loser as a HC and cost the Bucs a potential SB last season. Flores should of held out longer, he’s a quality HC. DumbBelle, FYI, I played on a collegiate bowl winning team unlike your church league flag football team where everyone including the physically challenged like yourself get a trophey. You guys know nothing about the game except what you read on the stat sheets. BA embarrassed the entire team not once but twice on national TV. NOT a good look for a team that historically isn’t broadcast nationally to often. You should be rejoicing, Bucs odds to win the SB just went up.

  36. ChiBuc Says:

    I’m not one for conspiracy theories. Usually, the principle of Occam’s Razor prevails, but you gotta be one seriously gullible guppy if you buy into the sincerity of that post. The post is so prescribed, generalized, and timely that it is hard to imagine a “shocked” TB dictated these “heart-warming” sentiments. Open wide little birds, your daddy12 has another worm for you.

  37. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    @List is a liar.

    @List never played ball.

    Bravo on your imaginary bowl win. My college team won the National Championship and I got a ring that means something.

    Bravo @List, as we already know that people from Boston don’t like people who look like Bill Russell or Adam Jones, you now show us that you also have a bias against people with physical disabilities like our brave wounded warriors who served our country and lost limbs as they fought for our freedom, as well as Special Olympic participants.

    Fact: @List likes to cluck like a hen in the hen house. All @List has is gossip, rumors and speculation. He had ZERO verified data, but he sure does love to cluck like a good little hen.

    Fact: Bruce Arians is a skin cancer survivor. Malignant skin cancer is deadly. Bob Marley passed away from malignant skin cancer that started in his toe and spread to his brain. Marley passed away in 1981 at the age of 36. Florida is not a good environment for a 70 year old skin cancer survivor.

    Fact: BA is the winningest Coach in Bucs History.

    Fact: BA has been the Head Coach of 3 different NFL Teams.
    Fact: BA has never had a career losing record at any of the 3 teams he was the Head Coach for in the NFL.
    Colts = 9-3 (Not officially counted as he was Interim)
    Cardinals = 49 – 30
    Bucs = 31-8

    Fact: Unlike Bellicheck, you can’t ever call BA a loser at any of his 3 Head Coaching NFL Teams. Bellicheck was a loser at Cleveland with a record of 36 Wins and 44 losses.

    Fact: BA has only been a winning head coach at every place he was the Head Coach in the NFL.

    Fact: BA has a .624 winning percentage in the NFL, ranking him number 26 All Time in the NFL, ahead of Joe Gibbs, Bill Cowher, Bill Walsh and Tom Landry.

    BA’s career is that of an elite head coach. Those are just the facts.

    Now we await the high pitched clucking from @List.

  38. Aaron Says:

    Lol he left because him and Shady couldn’t figure us Saints out lol

  39. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    Brady figured the Saints out when it mattered.

    Brady won when it most counted against your Saints.

    Playoff Win > Regular Season

    Regular Season don’t mean a thing, when the Saints get beaten and the Bucs get the ring.

    How many rings have your Saints won when TB12 has been with the Bucs?

  40. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Belleclown, Fact your D3 ring means squat. Fact BA losing in 2019 7-9. Fact Belichick has 8 SB rings. Fact BA doesn’t win SB without Brady. Fact BA doesn’t get into HOF without Brady. Fact BA’s winning record in Tampa has nothing to do with BA. Answer me this stats man, what did this team lose by BA retiring? Congratulations on your ability to twist ones words because you have none of your own. You are a complete idiot if you cannot see this entire story is a PR cover up. It came to Brady or BA and the Glazers made the right choice. Brady doesn’t do lazy and that’s a FACT. That’s how I know you never played at a high level because of your ignorance to the inner politics.

  41. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    You’re the football ignorant who thinks that throwing the outside release route in Man Cover 2 is a good thing.

    You’re the football ignorant individual who didn’t know who Hal Mumme was or the fact that he revolutionized football and has had as far greater impact on the game than Bellicheck could ever dream to have had with his Air Raid offensive system.

    You didn’t know that Mumme changed the game, and that Bellicheck has contributed nothing original to how the game is played.

    You’re the football ignorant individual who says BA was a bad coach for TB12, when BA’s No Risk It No Biscuit offense is based on another game changing offensive geniuses in Coach Ron Erhardt and Coach Ray Perkin’s offense.

    Newsflash, more Erhardt/Oerkins offensive system also changed the game of football. Bellicheck will never be as impactful to the game of football than those two coaches have been.

    Being ignorant of the fact that BA ran a form of Earnhardt/Perkin’s system, the same system that TB12 ran in New England, shows everybody how ignorant you are.

    You’re the special kind of stupid because you don’t know what you don’t know.

    Yes, BA doesn’t win rings without TB12. Guess what genius, Bellicheck doesn’t win rings without TB12. Walsh doesn’t win rings without Montana. BA doesn’t win rings without TB12. Jackson doesn’t win without Jordan or Kobe. Cooper doesn’t win without Vasey. What an incredibly insightful observation you have blessed us with.

    Coaches in all sports win championships with the greatest players. Wow, who would have think it?

    All I hear from you is football nonsense and middle school girl rumor mill gossip.

    Keep clucking List, like the good little hen you are.

  42. Gobucs Says:

    Not a fan of Bowles as head coach… I still remember those awful last 2 calls against the Rams…. if anything that’s why Brady retired… why wouldn’t he .. he gets the game back to being tied with 40 secs left after the defence held them the entire second half. Then some idiot calls nickle blitzes giving esay field goal range away…. did anyone read the transcript of the conversation between Arians and Bowles!!!! Awful

  43. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Belleclown, I guess we’ll see how valuable BA was after this season with a much harder schedule. I am not the biggest fan of Belichick but the consensus is he is considered the best of all time. After all he did make the playoffs with a rookie qb the second season after Brady left. BA couldn’t do it with a Probowl QB that led the league in passing yards. I guess while you spent your time reading the biologies of coaching legends I was studying my trade to become professionally successful. I answered your stupid bracketing question to humor you and if you brought up Mumme it must of been in one of your long winded posts I skipped. You have your opinion, I have mine and I believe you’re a ass clown.

  44. stpetebucsfan Says:

    This triggers me for more than just football reasons. Why the F can’t we just accept people for what they say?

    Did Tom Brady type this? What kind of ignorant BS is that? Does Tom Brady type anything. Tom Brady is a consummate pro..not just football player. He certainly has PR guys checking his stuff before it’s sent but rest assured Brady is a well known control freak…it’s why he’s the GOAT. I simply cannot accept that Brady lets ANYTHING go out under HIS name without his permission and total sign off.

    So why do we always have to look for sh!t? Have we become so jaded that reality is too much for us. We need all this hate and division. Skepticism is fine and healthy…Cynicism is a soul crusher. Some of you need to crawl out from under that cynical steam roller that has mashed you.

  45. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    My trade is football.

    I get paid for it.

    Again, @List, you’re an ignorant football fan who never played.

    We all know it.

    The fact that you criticize BA for not being a good fit for TB12 when BA runs a version of the Erhardt/Perkin’s system, the same system that TB12 and Bellicheck ran at New England, just shows how ignorant you are.

    The fact that you give the brilliant observation that great players win championships for coaches was mind blowing. You’re a joke.

    Hey guys, guess what, List says that BA wouldn’t have won a championship if it hadn’t been for TB12, just like Phil Jackson wouldn’t have won all of those championships if he didn’t have Michael, Scottie, Shaq and Kobe. Wow, @List is so smart! Nobody knew that until @List pointed it out! Who knew that you needed great players to win championships. Thank you @List.

    Everybody on this site thinks you’re a joke.

    They call you by the nickname I gave you. Nobody but you and your Patriot fan calls me your lame nick name. I can tell you can’t talk trash @ List, it’s how I know you didn’t play. You got no swag.

    I love clowns. Got a black and grey of Pennywise. Big fan of horror movies. I like the bad guys. Heels are my favorite. Liked the Undertaker instead of Hulkamania, but loved Hollywood Hogan and the NWO.

    If you make fun of wrestling, I really know that you didn’t play ball.

    Please take a mental happy blue pill like cialis. If your brain becomes erect for more than 4 hours, don’t be alarmed, it’s normal for the rest of us, you’re just experiencing brain function for the first time. Everybody on the awesome Joe Bucs Fan site will welcome it.

  46. Crickett Baker Says:

    Hmm..wonder why Brady didn’t continually demand that Belichick stepped down. He was OBVIOUSLY having issues with HIm. Brady and no player would have that much clout. Geeze you guys are SOO off base.