Much of the soccer world believes Tom Brady compelled Bruce Arians out as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and that notion tickles Arians’ humorous bone.
Brady retired in February, and returned 40 days later. About two and a half weeks later, Arians introduced an abrupt retirement from teaching, stepping apart into the entrance office so Todd Bowles may substitute him on the sidelines. Arians denied on the time that his retirement was a precondition of Brady’s un-retirement.
Arians appeared on “The Cook and Joe Show” on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, and was requested to explain what it was like working with Brady, and the “alleged controversy” with the way it ended.
“People love to talk about it,” Arians stated. “Tom is fantastic. He’s one of those guys who wants everything answered before he takes the field. You don’t leave a stone unturned on his preparation. He comes to practice like a little 12-year-old kid. He has a big smile on his face. He’s joking. He’s competing nonstop.”
Brady’s aggressive streak was not like anybody Arians had ever seen.
“I remember a two-minute drill [in practice] when I saw a pass [of his], he threw his helmet and kicked the ball across the field,” he stated. “He loves to compete, just like everybody. There’s not a bigger competitor than Ben [Roethlisberger], same with Peyton. They all learn differently and want to play the games differently, but Tom is a unique cat, and I loved the interactions watching the rookies come up to him, especially young receivers, and to see him take them under his wing and make them better.”
The coach and QB fostered a relationship of their two years in Tampa, however Arians continued to claim it was not rivalry — and Brady didn’t play a task in altering roles.
“We had a lot of laughs about it. Yes we did — for sure,” Arians stated. “Still do.”
This shall stay a narrative the place perception is within the eye of the beholder.