Bill Belichick and Tom Brady may have not had the most fun relationship, but the Patriots head coach would never blame Brady for a loss in front of the media.
Bruce Arians, on the other hand, has no problem pointing the finger at Brady during his first year coaching the future hall of famer.
Arians cited Brady getting hit on one interception but admitted the Bucs quarterback misread the coverage on the pick that sealed a victory for the Rams in the 4th quarter.
“The first one he got hit,” Arians explained in his post-game press conference. “He got hit. It looked like he had Chris [Godwin] going right down the middle. [He] stepped up and just didn’t get enough on it with the pressure. The last one was just a misread of the coverage.”
Arians was also asked about the drops from Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones, and he once again placed the blame on Brady, noting, “a couple of them were not very good throws, either.”
The Buccaneers head coach was complimentary of offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich’s decisions but was critical of Brady missing open receivers along with the offensive line.
“I thought he called a good ballgame,” Arians added. “We just got to execute better. When guys are open, we got to hit them. We can’t misread coverage. We have to protect a little bit better when we do have guys deep and let him hit that guy instead of having that pressure that cost us an interception. Just, as a collective, everybody’s got to play better.”