At one point during Bruce Arians’ news conference, he took one last jab at the conspiracy theory that his relationship with Tom Brady was one reason why the QB retired.
“People got to write s***,” Arians said. “It couldn’t be further from the truth.”
It was an interesting moment because now it leads to why Brady came out of retirement after less than six weeks and now Arians is announcing his retirement as Todd Bowles steps in.
Shannon Sharpe thinks that Brady certainly had something to do with it.
“99.9%. I hate saying 100%, but 99.9%,” Sharpe said. “Because Tom Brady told BA: ‘You’re stepping down today, and we’re going to have a press conference tomorrow, on Thursday, at 1 p.m., and you’re going to say all the right things. I believe Tom Brady told the (Bucs) management: ‘It’s BA or me.’ It’s as simple as that.”
According to Arians, he’s stepping aside now because he wanted Bowles to coach a team with Brady at the helm, not because Brady wanted to play for a team that didn’t include Arians in the head coaching seat.
Despite all his respect and admiration for Arians, Brady seems perfectly fine with Arians stepping down after he came back from retirement.
We should not forget that Arians was the one who said in January he was definitely coaching in 2022 and told NFL Network that same month, “I’m coaching until I can’t.” He was also the same person who stated he would not trade Brady to any other team if he had came out of retirement, which meant he seemed all-in for the 2022 season.
The truth is right there in our face and the Bucs can try as they might, but it is obvious some issues were going on between them.
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