SJ - January 18, 2021
Tom Brady is back where he always seems to be this time of year, playing for a chance to go to the Super Bowl. It's absolutely incredible. The 43-year-old felt like he still had plenty left in the tank when he left New England and went out and proved it.
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians, who was critical of Brady at times during the season, had nothing but good things to say after earning a trip to the NFC Championship game. In fact he took a shot at the Patriots while complimenting his future Hall of Fame quarterback.
From Larry Brown Sports:
After Brady led the Bucs to a 30-20 win over the New Orleans Saints, Arians and several Tampa Bay players praised the 43-year-old for his leadership. Arians also noted that he allows Brady to be a coach in Tampa Bay, which he says is something that did not happen with Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.
“Consummate leader. Has been all year. Got the air of confidence that permeates through our team every day,” Arians said, via Peter King of NBC Sports. “I allow him to be himself. Like, New England didn’t allow him to coach. I allow him to coach. I just sit back sometimes and watch.”
Packers fans have to be a little concerned about facing Brady and the Bucs. If anyone can go into Green Bay and beat them it's Tom Brady. Let's not forget that he already kicked their ass in Tampa earlier this season.