Tom Brady “Controversy” Makes Bruce Arians Laugh

May 28th, 2022

Revisits “controversy” on radio.

Hey, if you ever see former Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians having a bourbon at a local lounge, ask him how much Tom Brady hates him.

If Arians responds the way he did this week on Pittsburgh radio, Arians might shoot some bourbon through his nose he will laugh so hard.

Arians did a spot on KDKA-FM this week to promote a football camp in the Steel City named after one of his former coaches at Temple and a long-time offensive line coach at Pitt and Notre Dame, Joe Moore.

During the interview, Arians was asked if he wanted to address his final days as Bucs coach and the alleged “controversy” with Tom Brady.

Arians responded with a hearty laugh and admitted the alleged controversy is a running joke between him and Brady.

“(Laughs) Yeah, people loved to talk about it,’ Arians said. “Tom is fantastic. He is one of those guys, he wants everything answered before he takes the field. You don’t leave a stone unturned in his preparation. He comes to practice like he’s a little 12-year old kid with a smile on his face. He’s joking, he’s competing non-stop.

“I remember a two-minute drill I said it was incomplete and he threw his helmet and kicked the ball across the field. He loves to compete. … Tom is a unique cat. I loved the interaction, watching the rookies, especially the young receivers coming up to him and [Brady] taking them under his wing and making them better.

“We had a lot of laughs about [the reported friction] for sure. Yes we did. For sure. Still do.”

So is it all baloney? Arians didn’t directly say yes or no, other than he and Brady get a lot of laughs about it.

The interesting thing here is that apparently Arians and Brady still talk, so how much bitterness could there be? And Arians admitted he can still be found at One Buc Palace working with Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht on helping craft the eventual 53-man roster.

24 Responses to “Tom Brady “Controversy” Makes Bruce Arians Laugh”

  1. CleanHouse Says:

    He’s drinking too much Bourbon if he doesn’t prioritize getting Suh and JPP signed somehow

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Ever since his ‘retirement’ as HC, I’ve wondered ‘What REALLY went on at One Buc Palace during this off-season’? The stories that we’ve gotten through the media seem to have an awful lot of holes in them.

    Questions arise like ‘What REALLY is BA’s role going forward’? How much power does he REALLY yield in the Bucs’ hierarchy? Was BA’s health a major issue in his decision to transition power to Bowles so seemingly abruptly? Was Todd Bowles hired way back in 2019 to be the ‘HC-in-waiting’?

    The list of questions just goes on & on. I see a lot of speculation in the media, but opinions aren’t facts and we’ll most likely never know the FACTS surrounding all this.

  3. Delusional Intelligence Says:

    Wonder if (Corn)florio will even mention this, even if we all know what his response is going to be. In regards to the emotional media. I just remember a song lyric.

    If everything is subjective
    Then what good is truth anyway?

    Song – Old Regime
    by Bad Religion

  4. K2 Says:

    If Bowles demand Shu…he’d be here. So, when Bowles tells them he needs another player the Bucs will make some changes. My guess is no changes until they see the guys in pads…and know what they have or need.

  5. Hodad Says:

    You use the name Cleanhouse yet you keep begging they bring Suh,and JPP back. Maybe you should change your user name to I can’t let go.

  6. ModHairKen Says:

    They are men. Men don’t act like little sissies. They fight. They compete. They cuss. They spit. They drink.

    All this high school drama and feelings talk is not Scottish.

  7. BucBoy Says:

    “he wants everything answered before he takes the field”

    Like being told Arians was leaving before deciding to come out of retirement?

  8. Wade Landry Says:

    I respect Suh and J.P.P. big time.always knew we got the short end between Suh/McCoy draft and have loved Jason since USF. I doubt either one will be back.I do think a couple veterans at those positions will be possibly signed b-4 camp.

  9. Allen Lofton Says:

    the buuullll shiiiitttt that goes on……

  10. Mike C Says:

    Clean house, I wish you would clean your @$$ off this website. Fake @$$ buc fan.

  11. Mike C Says:

    And before you start defending yourself, stop, I have seen your previous comments. Anyone is free to hit the archives and judge for themselves.

  12. CleanHouse Says:

    Mike C, watching the Bucs since 86 as an 8 year old, when my family was season ticket holders. You’re a pathetic fool.

  13. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Must we hate happy endings? Must everything be tainted? There are obviously quite a few possibilities with shades of gray in there as well.

    But how about simply enjoying the moment. A head coach who took the Bucs to the SB…who apparently treated EVERYBODY he came into contact equally, black, white, male, female, he was open minded enough to give everybody a chance.

    For those who succeeded after being given BA’s chance there was enormous two way loyalty.

    So it comes to the end of his career. BA can leave a very competitive team to his one of his most trusted assistants to make the transistion to head coach as smoothly as possible. BA did all of this in a fashion that took into account EVERY coach and their families down to the lowest assistants. He left Licht and the Glazers in great shape. IT WAS THE FREAKING PERFECT ENDING!

    But we don’t like it? Because of course BA and TB got into pisssing contests on occasion. Neither of them would be the men they are without being competitive.

    It’s the perfect ending. I celebrate it!!!

  14. CleanHouse Says:

    I have a right to my opinions. They’re valid. I was a Winston supporter, and I doubted our front office like most people, until they pleasantly proved otherwise, I kept my screen-name because I can own it when I’m wrong. I guess you’re 100% in your assessments as a so called “real Bucs fan?”

    You seem like a loser to me

  15. CleanHouse Says:

    So I stand by my point that Suh and JPP provide lots of value, in fact I think they are the heart of the Defense that helped win the Super Bowl- all of the so called “real fans” think it’s so easy to just replace the anchors of O lines and D lines- Brady’s last year- not the time to experiment with new players who haven’t even played or flashed that much. Reminds me of the pompous nonsense of getting rid of all our Hall of famers prematurely- feels like the beginning of another lost decade- some thing you probably never say through as you jumped onto the Bucs/Brady bandwagon

  16. CleanHouse Says:


  17. Mike C Says:

    Ha ha you are such a clown

  18. CleanHouse Says:

    Mike C, I’m the clown? Why don’t you make a point of your own, or counter my comment like it’s an actual sports discussion? Because you’re clearly a troll with no solid take. I’m waiting…..

  19. GOB Says:

    If you really believe BA “promoted” himself to a meaningless front office position, I suggest you roll back the dosage of whatever you’re on. Did anyone really expect to get the real story? Like Defense said, all we have is fragmented reports and contradictory statements. It’s called plausible deniability folks. BA has a job for one reason. The bucs are paying him to keep his mouth shut. I’ve said this before, I think Brady personally likes Arians, not his coaching style. The Brady Belichick relationship was exactly the opposite. Because it worked with BA and Brady for one year, during a covid season without fans, is not an indication it would’ve worked going forward.

  20. Goatfarmer Says:

    There is a syndrome among some Buc fans. So exposed to losing, so used to it, So success comes in the form of winning coaches like Dungy, Gruden, Arians.

    Some of you idiots hate on the all. Rather have Raheehaw? Schiamoron? Lovie?

    Arians probably goes to the HoF and will get a standing ovation from his players and colleagues. And the man likes a drink and a good time, also knows how to be a leader and delegate yet you fools crucify him for it.

    Now you get Todd Bowles. I’m pretty sure a true Bucs fan will be missing BA big time.

  21. Crickett Baker Says:

    I hate it when people “name call” on here. Just because their comments might seem asinine, that is no excuse for calling them losers, or fools, or clowns, etc. They may be fine people otherwise, even though what they say here is pretty dumb. BA changed our whole team when he first came here. Brady would never have come to the Bucs if he didn’t like the coach..GEEZE.
    Winning years and change of culture is not JUST due to Tom (of course knowing BL and BA recruited him). The winning culture we had (and hope still have) started with BA and the staff he picked. I can’t see how everyone doesn’t know that.

  22. James Robinson Says:

    Bruce Aries you just have to have a sense of humorously

  23. Bucbucgoose Says:

    My thoughts..
    1. If any coach was to leave for the reasons BA said he did… BA is the guy who would do it. The more I’ve learned about him since them, the more it sounds legit.
    2. Rich Eisen covered this on a podcast or something but he walks through all the details. From a half ass look at it, tension seems like a solid explanation. After you look at all the details step by step, Brady would have to be a sociopath to go about things the way he did.

  24. Mike C Says:

    Clean, I have been a season ticket holder for over 25 years so yeah been here for the lean years. My take is that you are ALWAYS talking about how the sky is falling, you gave the bucs NO shot during the super bowl run, and your takes are almost always wrong.