“I Just Think Bruce Arians Was Tired”

April 16th, 2022

Former Bucs guard Ian Beckles (1990-1996).

Just like you, former Bucs guard Ian Beckles heard all the rumors about how Tom Brady shoved Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians out the door.

But Beckles isn’t buying them. The popular local sports radio personality took to his podcast “In the Trenches” and said Arians retired, basically, because he needed a nap.

“After the dust settled, I just think Bruce Arians was tired,” Beckles said. “I think he just went home to his wife and said, ‘Honey, I’m tired. They want me there every day.'”

And Beckles really does believe Arians was trying to do a solid for his long-time friend Todd Bowles by setting him up with a great team to coach.

“Everybody should be happy,” Beckles said. “OK? Period.”

Beckles however very much believes the Dolphins had or have Brady lined up to buy a chunk of the team.

(Beckles also roared about how hilarious it is the Dolphins are trying to build a pass-first offense for Tua. “Does anyone wanna see Tua throw the ball more than 25 times? So why would you bring in Tyreek Hill?”)

 Joe has written several times wondering why hasn’t Brady gone on social media to defend his old coach rather than leaving the poor guy twist in the wind, if Brady really didn’t have any issue with Arians?

Meanwhile, Tristan Wirfs publicly admitted he didn’t have Brady’s cell phone number and within about two or three hours Brady not only made sure Wirfs had his number, Brady blasted out the info on social media to ensure the western world knew he gave Wirfs his number.

But to date, he has yet to stick up like that for his old coach, other good luck wishes in retirement.

37 Responses to ““I Just Think Bruce Arians Was Tired””

  1. Allen Lofton Says:

    Brady’s lack of public comment on BA shows a lack of character

  2. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Tua has improved despite having 2 different Offensive Coordinators his 1st 2 years – he’s shown he can win when he protects the ball and can stay healthy.
    Dolphins will surprise many with their upgrades on offense this year.
    Comparing sharing giving out a phone number to a 3rd year probowl OLineman and not responding to unsubstantiated Media rumors is absurd.

  3. SufferingSince76 Says:

    I am glad he is our QB, but I agree with Allen. If TB is capable of everything he’s been blamed for, it doesn’t show him to be the above board, stand up guy he’s made out to be. Do you want to appear to be petty and selfish like Aaron Rodgers, Tom? Whether true or not, it will hang around your neck like an albatross.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Many can’t relate to BA’s motivation to leave a legacy with his coaches…..many are selfish and motivated only by personal gain.
    I truly believe that handing over the reins to Bowles when the Bucs are loaded with talent, including Brady, was exactly why BA moved upstairs.

    Was he tired…..most certainly….anybody his age could relate……did he and Brady have some differences…..certainly….but not enough to cause Brady to force him out.

    Even if Brady came out with a statement supporting BA……it wouldn’t end the speculation……why?…..It’s the nature of the media beast…

  5. Proud Bucs Fan Says:

    Strange, because anytime there was national media there or scheduled for interviews, bruce arrogance was at work bright and early and was not tired at all.

  6. lambeau Says:

    Yes, Joe, Brady’s silence speaks volumes.

  7. westernbuc Says:

    There’s always a chance Brady is saving his version of the story for his show or some project. Brady tries to keep his social media pretty light hearted. Might not be the right medium or time

  8. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Maybe this isn’t a fictional story and Brady’s silence is because he doesn’t want to get caught lying to the press. If he says there was no issue and a reliable source from the locker room comes out later and proves differently then how does Brady look? He is probably just staying silent until eventually the story blows over to protect the old tired one BA. Geez, didn’t he nap the last 3 seasons? It’s a good thing Brady doesn’t nap.

  9. Letsbuccinggo Says:

    Nobody knows the truth but Brady and the Glazers. Their attendance at the soccer game in England was where it was hashed out. You can’t believe what anyone says lying is part of our culture today.

  10. K2 Says:

    Brady wrote an absolute tribute to the man…that Joe Bucs Fan ignores

    “Thank you, BA for all that you have done for me and our team. You are an incredible man and coach, and it was a privilege to play for you. You are a true NFL legend and pioneer for all the work you have done to make the league more diverse and inclusive,” said Tom Brady to Arians as he steps down as Bucs coach.

    “I’m so happy you will spend the much-deserved time with your loving and supportive family that has given so much to our communities. Congratulations on an amazing coaching career but more importantly, how you positively impacted me and everyone else in the game of football,” the Bucs QB continued.

  11. Bird Says:

    Allen lofton (new poster name – shocker)

    Every player/ coach/ analyst / expert/ hot dog saleman at games says clearly the opposite

    Your comment actually shows clearly a lack of a brain
    Just curious …how high up in the messiah cult organization were you?

  12. Cobraboy Says:

    @K2: I didn’t ignore it.

    Conspiracy theories abound, all with many moving parts, any one of which craters the conspiracy theories.

    And then there’s Occam’s Razor: Brady was bummed when losing to the Rams after his epic comeback, made an emotional quasi-retirement tweet, took some time to lick his wounds, decided to come back with family support, while Arians, who also did some soul-searching, did the same, and decided to spend time in the executive consultant rocking chair.

    As did Marpet.

    IMO, it would not surprise me if Bowles and Leftwich knew what was going to happen, otherwide they may have lobbied harder for a HC job elsewhere.

  13. SPARKY Says:

    Thanks K2, everybody should have to read that first thing every morning they get out bed before they try to rake Brady over the coals.

  14. Jmarkbuc Says:


    You’re correct. Conspiracy theories are all the rage.. so here’s one.

    Brady wanted to go to Miami, met with the Glazers and told them you either trade his rights or remove BA.
    They called his bluff.

    Who knows? At least we have one more good year of football.

  15. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Brady never addresses media fantasies. Never has. Never will. Still hasn’t addressed the split with BB and the Pats. Why do u think he’s going to address this soap opera ?

  16. JA Says:

    Beckles however very much believes the Dolphins had or have Brady lined up to buy a chunk of the team.

    (Beckles also roared about how hilarious it is the Dolphins are trying to build a pass-first offense for Tua. “Does anyone wanna see Tua throw the ball more than 25 times? So why would you bring in Tyreek Hill?”)

    Little problem with your take Ian. The Dolphins were not bringing in Hill for Bardy as you imply. The Dolphins traded for Hill ten days after Brady un—retired and announced he would be playing for the Bucs.

  17. JA Says:


  18. An Erection for Sacks Says:

    The word that is missing in the last sentence is “than”; that’s why it doesn’t make sense.

  19. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I agree with your theory that Bowles and Leftwich had a pretty good idea long before we did.

    If I was writing a “Sports Novel” here is where I’d play with this question.

    Brady came back BEFORE BA’s decision. Long shot though it may be it is at least possible that BA would NOT have stepped down if Brady hadn’t returned. He perhaps felt responsibility for leaving Bowles with a team in total disarray without an NFL QB…flash back to the Jets. Would BA have taken that fall and stumbled perhaps to a .500 season…barely making the playoffs..one and done…never a true contender. So THEN BA takes the fall!

    His buddy Todd Bowles would THEN step in with low expectations…decent draft picks…talented GM that could get this team back to SB contention in a couple of years.

    Gotta admit that would be a great “guy” story…and obviously with race involved it would be a feel good story there as well.

  20. GOB Says:

    K2, what did you think Brady would say? The guy already told you 90 % of his public comments are lies. I think he honestly likes BA the person, but not the coach. If the events and convenient timing can’t convince you, nothing will. If Brady directly came out and told you the truth, some of you still wouldn’t believe he pushed Arians out. It’s all right there in front of your eyes

  21. tampabuscsbro Says:

    Man everyone loves pushing mike florio and those two guys from the boston globs literal garbage.

    This is literal tabloid crap at this point. oh no Tom Brady who talked to Wirfs a lot of the time and communicated with him didn’t give him his number HOW HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Do you guys have every single person you work withs number?

  22. Chris K Says:

    Brady put out a heartfelt thank you on his social media after BA’s announcement. You guys want Brady to blow BA on a daily bases? C’mon people with all this fabricated BS already. This is football, not a soap opera that needs to fill your needs to be in the middle of some sort of made use scandal.

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    GOB…not some of us…most of us.

    I would be nice of Brady to clear the air but I don’t expect it.

    What K2 posted is good enough for me though, cause Brady didn’t need to say all that about Arians either, but he did.

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    Chris K…Joe’s the one starting it. Ha ha.

    Oh and Beckles too.

  25. tampabuscsbro Says:

    Pretty much Chris and 87. It’s a bit ridiculous at this point.

    If this was about his boy Jameis he wouldn’t be saying these things.

  26. cmurda Says:

    Either Ian has changed a little or maybe I’m a bit more gangsta in my opinions but I’m all about Ian’s opinions lately. Love what he’s been saying for quite a while now. I used to think that I usually disagreed with his thoughts but that was a long time ago. Right on Mr Beckles.

  27. Dean Giusti Says:

    I’ve been saying time and time again that Brady could put these reports to rest for good with one tweet.
    He hasn’t done that. So we have him this year because he has to play here or nowhere.
    That changes how I feel about Brady now.
    I’m a Buc fan first and foremost. You don’t wanna play here then I don’t want ya here.

  28. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Bucs got the greatest QB of all time for at least 3 seasons. What’s there to bitch about.

  29. Dean Giusti Says:

    I don’t root for any player that doesn’t want to be here. I don’t care who it is.

  30. SPARKY Says:

    Brady ain’t got time for negativity. Football is a multi million business to him. He couldn’t give a rats a$$ what we think.

  31. cmurda Says:

    @Kentucky. Exactly. Let’s just enjoy it. Besides, the truth is probably somewhere in between. Maybe the idea was floated. Maybe it wasn’t. Brady has never been one to shoot down rumors one way or another. He just wisely keeps his mouth shut and avoids controversy on social media. There’s some smoke. Can’t argue that. It’s not a raging fire though. If Brady isn’t already all in, he will be soon because everything in the world suggest Todd is detail oriented. I think our team is going to be filthy good this year and Brady is going to love Bowles. I think we all will. Judging Bowles on the Jets gig is like blaming Stafford for not winning with the Lions.

  32. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Dean then can you back BA? Brady came back BA quit. Unless you’re a hypocrite you should be changing your mind on how you feel about BA!

  33. directdriver Says:

    Brady prefaced his “90% lies to the media” comment with “for competitive advantage reasons.” So that means it’s about not revealing game plans or personnel usage but people keep using that to negate everything he said to the media. It’s really unfair to use that to knock the guy.

  34. alf Says:

    How many other coaches were interviewed before hiring Todd Bowels? And how many of them were not black? If they require interviews for blacks coaches then they need to do the same the other way around. This is called discrimination.

  35. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Alf, grow up the Saints promoted from within. Why does everything today have to be viewed as black versus white? I blame the politicians and sorry Joe, media for forcing this crap down our throats.

  36. T REX Says:

    I can’t stand when people try to look “smart” by trying to use occam’s razor then end up with an epic fail.

    The simplest answer is usually the right one.

    Dude up thread IGNORES all of the evidence and tries to “occam’s razor” it.

    Please stop. Bowles, Leftwich, Brady and Arians did not sing kumbaya together and decide on this.

    Occam’s razor would tell you that Leftwich and Bowles don’t have jobs because NFL teams deemed them not ready or the best available candidates. THAT is occam’s razor not all your emotional crap.

  37. Esteban85 Says:

    Bucs winning is all that matters. Everything else is a distraction. Ever occur to you that Brady might enjoy this circus going on around his aura? Why save the mockingbird media from itself? Let them destroy their reputations and build something up in their place.
    Sorry but the Rooney rule is dumb. Meritocracy should rule in the NFL. They need to do away with that BS.