That may have inspired Brady (and Byron Leftwich) to rely more on Brown vs. the Rams, when he produced a dismal 4.4 yards per target. Get ready Bruce. RADIO.COM . He’s taken just seven snaps per game over the last three weeks, after averaging 34 snaps per game in the previous four weeks. Bruce Arians is now officially an Antonio Brown enabler. Really, in the three games prior to Brown’s debut, Brady looked as good as he had in years. It’s what he signed up for when he brought Antonio on board. Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians had his first media availability on Thursday since word emerged of an October 15 incident involving receiver Antonio Brown. How Hurts turned Eagles' offense around vs. Saints, Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near you. If the team didn’t know, it’s fair to ask whether before signing Brown they asked if there are any other incidents they don’t know about. Share this article 5.1k shares share tweet text email link Luke Easterling. Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians claims that wide receiver Antonio Brown is still on a “one-strike” policy. Seemingly as a result, what’s become the biggest talking point in NFL land this week has been the blame game in Tampa Bay. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set at wide receiver. Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians voiced his support for … Perhaps it's best not to steal him in fantasy this week against New Orleans. Register now! Team: 31 points per game, Tom Brady, since Antonio Brown’s 2020 debut Bruce Arians reveals what Antonio Brown's role will be in debut. The latest camera-smashing allegations involving Antonio Brown do NOT have the Bucs concerned ... head coach Bruce Arians says he knew of the … You signed him buddy. Arians had little desire in talking to the media about the incident, however. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are taking a risk bringing in Antonio Brown . Arians … Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said wide receiver Antonio Brown, who is currently serving an eight-game suspension for multiple violations of … Bruce Arians doesn’t have time for nonsense. “Like the statement said, we were totally aware,” Arians said. Team: 24 points per game. Deal with it. The Browns and the Broncos shut down their facilities. Bruce Arians on Antonio Brown: “We’re kind of excited about it” The Buccaneers won’t have receiver Antonio Brown at practice until Wednesday, and he won’t play until Sunday night. ———————– Rookie receiver Tyler Johnson had also carved out a role — albeit a modest one — in the offense. “And he’s been a model citizen. The problem is out of Brown's control. You can email Michael Hurley or find him on Twitter @michaelFhurley. The Bucs instead ran a number of plays designed solely for Brown, in the form of quick passes to the outside, or failed running plays, or designs where Brown is really the only option for Brady. Johnson caught nine passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns from Weeks 5-8; he was targeted just once per game in Brown’s first two contests with Tampa, and he wasn’t targeted at all vs. the Rams. Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has been impressed with the way Antonio Brown has looked on and off the field ever since he signed with the team last month. Brown knows that. 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Miller had previously averaged three receptions for 50 yards per game, and he had the best game of his career vs. the Raiders, just one week before Brown’s arrival. HE may think he’s done talking about it…but…. 8 games, 6-2 record 3 games, 1-2 record Not good of you Bucs. On the season Brady has a 68.9 passer rating when targeting Brown, and a 96.7 passer rating when targeting everyone else. December 9, 2020 4:07 pm. Bruce Arians acted fed up with the Antonio Brown subject Thursday. Colts star DeForest Buckner tested positive. That’s like driving a yellow Ferrari and telling people to stop looking at your car at stoplights. Browns offense clicking despite loss to Ravens, Jackson plays hero as Ravens win thriller on MNF. By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. He is the most coddled athlete by the commissioner and the refs that has ever existed in sports history worldwide. Antonio Brown had a prominent role in his debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past Sunday, receiving 39 snaps. Logically, one might say that the insertion of Brown over the likes of Scotty Miller or Tyler Johnson is an upgrade. Antonio Brown is under investigation by the NFL for destroying a security camera during his year-long mandatory sabbatical from the league. Bruce Arians tells us that despite the latest incident with Antonio Brown, the wide receiver is in good standing with the team… "He's been a model citizen, if … ... Antonio Brown Is A "Model Citizen" Says Bruce Arians … Brown caught seven of the eight passes thrown his way that day, fitting right in line behind Chris Godwin (92 yards) and Mike Evans (77 yards) and ahead of Rob Gronkowski (51 yards) and Cameron Brate (31 yards) on the receiving chain. Our guess (and it’s just a guess) is that the Buccaneers didn’t actually know about it before signing Brown, and that Arians is either accidentally or deliberately blurring the lines so that he doesn’t have to answer questions about it. I was not pleased with the Brown signing, knowing all the drama and distaction it would bring. Not a member? Bruce Arians, who was the Steelers' offensive coordinator when Antonio Brown was a rookie, has been observing the All-Pro wide receiver from afar and doesn't like what he sees. The pair initially spent some time together with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and neither emerged from the experience particularly fond of the other. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians made it clear over the offseason that the team had no interest in signing Antonio Brown. Never sign a guy who made fun of your hat! 814 yards, 7.3 Y/A, 271 Y/G 76-for-125, 60.8% Only a fool would try to discount what he did from 2011-18. 766 yards, 6.1 Y/A, 255 Y/G And I agree – he should have seen something like this coming. The 46-point showing vs. the Panthers was Tampa’s highest-scoring performance of the season. The Buccaneers took a chance by signing Antonio Brown this season, and coach Bruce Arians and the team are standing by the wide receiver following his latest off … Despite making the playoffs in just two of his six season as an NFL head coach and despite having as many .500 or worse seasons as he does seasons better than .500 and despite a 1-2 career record in the postseason, Arians has seemingly enjoyed putting down Tom Brady whenever given the opportunity this year. But real life NFL football is also not a video game, and the over-the-top effort to lean on Brown as much as they have has noticeably altered the way the Bucs’ offense has functioned. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians doesn't think Brown has lost a step or that he isn't being used properly with his new team. Brown … Go figure. It’s really ruining the Ravens’ entire operation, with reigning MVP Lamar Jackson being the league’s biggest name yet to test positive. Bad call Bruce. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. From blaming Brady for Mike Evans running the wrong route in Week 1, to failing to accept even a shred of blame for the team’s offensive struggles as recently as this week, Arians has had no issue passing the buck and pointing a finger at No. And the statement didn’t say that the Buccaneers “were aware” of the incident upon signing Brown. Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said troubled wide receiver Antonio Brown has been "a model citizen" since joining the team. Yet if you look at the numbers for Brady and the offense prior to Brown’s unnecessary arrival this season and compare them to the three games with Brown, the comparison is quite staggering. Brown shouldn’t even be in the league, and he definitely wouldn’t be in Tampa if Brady was enabling that to happen. Could the decline of America’s Team result in major changes? 20 TDs, 4 INTs Tom Brady, Weeks 6-8 2,189 yards, 7.1 Y/A, 274 Y/G 103.1 passer rating Whether the team did or didn’t know about the October 15 incident before signing Brown becomes an important distinction, given that the NFL (according to the NFL’s in-house media operation) didn’t know about the October 15 incident. Bigtime Bucs fan here, and I’m disappointed with the world guys like Bruce Arians thinks we live in now, where we can just declare we’re done talking about something that really is a public issue. Months later, the Buccaneers shocked the NFL by … That’s cool, they’ll just starting asking his teammates about the situation. 74.9 passer rating The offense was rolling. He’s been on the field for an average of just 14 offensive snaps per game since Brown arrived, after averaging 40 snaps per game over the first eight weeks of the year. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Especially considering Brown is still engaging in off-field nonsense? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a controversial addition to their roster at the halfway point of the 2020 season, signing free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown to a one-year deal. Run away from the whole thing Bruce! “By the way, I talked to Bruce Arians this morning. Bruce Arians raves about Antonio Brown after first Bucs workout By Dan Mennella. You must be logged in to leave a comment. Learn how your comment data is processed. LOL! And so, the football world and all the television and radio talk shows have discussed and debated a potential rift between Arians and Brady while trying to figure out exactly where to place blame. This is getting old. Sure, Brown is technically one of the best wide receivers in the world, and one of the best wide receivers in NFL history. As a result, Brown has been targeted 26 times in three games. This is what happens when the circus comes to town. 3 games, 1-2 record But on the field, he’s ostensibly distracted his quarterback from running the offense in the most efficient way possible. 78-for-112, 69.6% BA is overrated anyway, cma1973 says: Now this. Tom Brady with TIME, finds the rookie Tyler Johnson. Antonio Brown, even though the Seahawks though they had a shot, they did not. That’s understandable. While Brady has been responsible for a number of poor throws this year — none worse than the picks on Monday — the coach has no doubt gone a little overboard when publicly dumping on his quarterback. Antonio Brown has certainly had his issues over the last year. Antonio Brown is already making a good impression in Tampa Bay. Why Antonio Brown has made the Bucs offense worse. So let’s instead compare the three games prior to Brown’s arrival and the three games after Brown’s arrival. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Bruce Arians is done talking about Antonio Brown’s October 15 incident. Going with three deep passes, starting with Tom Brady dropping it in a bucket to Scotty Miller in the back of the end zone pic.twitter.com/lbRP2JxYG3, — Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) October 27, 2020. Did Arians really think they were going to bring Brown in and get a pass on talking about his off-field nonsense? Bruce Arians has apparently changed his tune on Antonio Brown. Barely a week in and already a distraction.. Bruce shouldn’t be annoyed at the questions. Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians had his first media availability on Thursday since word emerged of an October 15 incident involving receiver Antonio Brown. BOSTON (CBS) — The top story in the NFL right now is COVID-19. It’s a problem. Bruce Arians outlines expectations of Antonio Brown's debut. October 29, 2020 10/29/2020 12:06 am. There’s been enough statements about it.”. Instead, the statement said only that they “are aware” now. November 19, 2020 at 7:17 pm. You’ll be asked a ton of questions in just a few weeks when the lawsuit against AB begins. 74.9 passer rating Does Henry deserve more love for NFL MVP race? Actually, there has been only one statement from the teams. They know that. TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians is putting an end to any speculation that his team will be signing free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown, even … The integration of Brown — which, as far as we know, came at the urging of Brady, for whatever reason — has been a bit bumpy. I think we’re trying to beat a dead horse now. Arians, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach, evaded questions during Thursday’s press conference regarding Brown… Bruce Arians discusses latest Antonio Brown incident. Forget Bruce Arians: Antonio Brown Is The Problem For Tom Brady’s Offense In Tampa Bay November 27, 2020 at 11:26 am Filed Under: Antonio Brown , Bruce Arians , … “I think we’ve had enough conversations about that, thank you,” Arians said. If the Bucs hadn’t signed a player that brings this upon himself we’d be done talking about this nonsense. Bruce Arians, Antonio Brown Getty Images (2) The Bucs’ five rushing attempts against the Saints represented the fewest ever by one team in an NFL game. The 32-year-old Brown, who is allowed to attend meetings while working out with the team's strength and conditioning coaches, has made a quick impact on Bruce Arians, Brown… Bruce Arians Has Blunt Take On Antonio Brown Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians and wide receiver Antonio Brown have had a long and storied history. 3 games, 3-0 record And even with the news of the security camera incident coming out this week, the team is still behind the seven-time Pro Bowler. It would be great if we all could be done talking about this nonsense. If the team knew, it’s fair to ask whether the team told the league. Everyone knew the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be taking a chance on Antonio Brown when they signed him to a one-year deal. November 19, 2020 9:50 am. Tom Brady, prior to Antonio Brown’s 2020 debut ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. 12. Team: 36 points per game, Tom Brady, Weeks 9-11 If Arians was clear, truthful, and open we’d be done talking about this nonsense. 5 TDs, 5 INTs Most notably, Scotty Miller has been targeted just four times since Brown’s arrival, and zero passes were thrown his way vs. the Rams. Team: 24 points per game. Outside of a bicycle-tossing, security-camera-destroying incident that came to light, Brown has yet to create any dreaded distractions off the field. Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said Antonio Brown has been a "model citizen" with the team, but "if and when he's not, we'll move on." Zoeboy, Goodell won’t let Brady lose on another Monday night game period. We in Tampa just got finished last year finally when a bad news conduct story that lasted for five years. Maybe the Bucs’ bet on talent will pay off eventually, but thus far the addition has been a net negative. Since that six-catch, 109-yard, one-touchdown performance, he has just two catches for 14 total yards. Head coach Bruce Arians ended any speculation the team would sign Antonio Brown, saying Brown was … Of course, that’s not to say it’s been a total disaster. It’s reflected somewhat in the statistics and the results, but the immeasurable impact of disrupting the flow of a functional system seems to be even greater. I can’t blame Bruce. It would be great if we all could be done talking about this nonsense. On other plays, Brady has locked in on Brown and forced passes that would have been better off going somewhere else. 8 TDs, 0 INTs Officials erred by giving Washington extra time for field goal before halftime, NFL Playoff Picture: AFC & NFC standings after Week 14, Brian Flores: If Eric Bieniemy is not a head coach soon, something’s wrong, Sunday Night Football: Stefon Diggs goes for 130, Bills defeat Steelers 26-15, didn’t know about the October 15 incident. Who will the Patriots’ quarterback be in 2021? Perhaps comparing eight games to three games is a case of poor statistical usage, you may say. Can’t change the spots on a leopard and all that. That number’s gone up each week, from five targets vs. New Orleans, to eight targets vs. the Panthers, to 13 targets vs. the Rams. He was always intending on signing with the Buccaneers. 76-for-125, 60.8% Share this article 528 shares share tweet text email link Luke Easterling. Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown debuted with 39 snaps.That was too many for the liking of coach Bruce Arians. Though Antonio Brown is caught up in yet another off-field incident, Bruce Arians and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are standing firm. 766 yards, 6.1 Y/A, 255 Y/G The infamous wide receiver, Antonio Brown, seems to have turned over a new leaf, since joining the Buccaneers, on Week 9. We really need the inside story on this latest AB situation, its only right! If AB behaved we’d be done talking about this nonsense. Tampa Bay doesn’t play good on prime time Plus this Antonio Brown distraction all week… If the Buccaneers truly knew about the October 15 incident before signing him, then the Buccaneers acquired an obligation under the Personal Conduct Policy to tell the league about it. 204-for-308, 66.2% Still, even if he refuses to answer the question at his next virtual press conference, it’s fair to ask him for clarity regarding the timeline. In an interview done with Sirius XM NFL, Buccaneer head coach, Bruce Arians said Brown has caused no trouble so far. 3 weeks ago Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has had nothing but good things to say about wide receiver Antonio Brown's behavior since he joined the team. That said, Bruce Arians does not appear hesitant about pulling the plug if Brown… Future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald will miss Sunday’s game due to a positive test. Then Brown arrived, and it’s not as if the Buccaneers tried to seamlessly integrate him into the offense. 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