It took a while, but Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians is once again calling out quarterback Tom Brady.
Via JoeBucsFan.com, Arians blamed a strip-sack on Brady holding the football for too long during an appearance on WDAE radio.
“You know, the sack-fumble, he just should have got that ball out of his hands,” Arians said, via JoeBucsFan.com. “He was getting a little greedy and should have got the ball out of his hand and we got a field goal. And of all the drives in the game, that was the one I was most disappointed [in] him. Because that was when we got the penalty, we were going in to score and we get the penalty for roughing and then we get the sack-fumble. It should have been 14-nothing. That put me in a bad mood for the rest of the game.”
Arians should be in a good mood. His team is 2-0. However, a couple of tough road tests are coming, with a trip to L.A. followed by Brady’s return to New England. That 2-0 could easily become 2-2.
Last year, Arians had no qualms about criticizing Brady, and Brady seemed to have no problem with it. Ultimately, it worked; they won the Super Bowl. So maybe Arians should be calling Brady out even more.