Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has repeatedly stressed the importance of having veteran quarterback Tom Brady on his team. Arian has said in previous interviews that having Brady is like having an extra coach on the field. Arians reiterated this Tuesday in an interview with Dan Patrick on The Dan Patrick Show, adding that Brady’s ability to communicate with and coach young players was most notable. The way he treats young players. He’s a different coach. He’s real, Arian said, according to a report by Tom Westerholm of Boston.com.
Although he was shocked by Brady’s abilities at 43, Arians said he was also impressed with the way his veteran quarterback handles the team’s young and old players.
He coaches all the time, Arians said, adding that sometimes the player follows Brady’s instructions more than he does. It still pisses me off. I say something to a player and they look at me and he says it and they say: Okay, Tom, I’ll do it, Arian said.
Brady is not venturing intotraining.
Despite Brady’s penchant for coaching young players with the Buccaneers, Arians said its veteran quarterback will not venture into coaching after finishing his NFL Hall of Fame career. Arians compared Brady to retired quarterback Peyton Manning, both of whom he described as perfectionists for whom many players don’t want to work. They would accept nothing but perfection, Arian said. Earlier, some analysts had asked Arians to let Brady decide his games after the Buccaneers failed to find their rhythm in the offense despite Pro Bowl returns Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.
Turntables restored on time
But after a two-game slide prior to the bye week, the Buccaneers came back strong, completing the final four regular season tasks to make their first playoff appearance since 2007 and secure fifth place in the NFC. In that time, Brady made 12 touchdowns and only one interception. Brady, 43, finished the regular season with 4,633 passing yards, 40 touchdowns and 12 steals.
Brady threw for 381 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in his 31-23 victory in the Washington Wild Card clash on Saturday as the Buccaneers play a divisional game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Revolving list of the four protected actors
For the clash with the Saints, the Buccaneers named four players to the protected training squad, reports Scott Smith of Buccaneeers.com.
Among them are home defensive veteran Deon Buchannon, goalkeeper Greg Joseph, guard Ted Larsen and corner kicker Herb Miller. The Buccaneers also defended four times before last week’s clash with the Washington football team. Each NFL team may defend up to four practice teams per week, which may not be signed by another team until the day of the upcoming game.
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