Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians openly said Tom Brady was playing bad early in the season. Last month, the Buccaneers went 1-4. The Buccaneers, who entered November on a three-game losing streak, are 2-0 this month and have improved to 5-5.
Arians, who currently serves as a senior consultant for the Buccaneers, offered his thoughts on the Buccaneers' recent play. "Nobody is going to say that Brady was playing bad, but he was playing bad. We also had growing pains on a young offensive front and we weren't running well.
There comes a time as a play-caller when you're losing yards running the ball and you say, 'Forget this, I'm putting the ball in Tom's hands.,'" Arians told JoeBucsFan.
Arians optimistic Brady and company are figuring it out
Two weeks ago, Brady orchestrated a game-winning drive versus the Los Angeles Rams.
Then, Brady helped the Buccaneers beat the Seattle Seahawks in Munich. "I'm really optimistic about the rest of the season. First off, we're getting healthy. Tom smiled at practice last week for the first time this season.
He's going to be fine. I love the swagger we played with Sunday, especially defensively. It's been missing," Arians added. After Arians retired from coaching, Todd Bowles was promoted from the Buccaneers' defensive coordinator to head coach, while Byron Leftwich is still the team's offensive coordinator.
Arians reveals a good thing about those two is that they don't read the news and know extremely well have to block outside noises. "I talked to Byron every day when that was happening. He doesn't read the papers, and nothing bothers Byron.
That's what I love about him and that's why he'll be a damn good head coach one day, because he weathers everything. And (head coach) Todd (Bowles) does, too," Arians explained. The Buccaneers have a bye week this week. Next week, the Buccaneers are playing the Cleveland Browns on the road.