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Bruce Arians Takes Shot at Saints Defensive Lineman

Larry Rupp
Bruce Arians took a shoot against a Saints' defensive lineman following a blowout loss in Week 9.
Bruce Arians took a shoot against a Saints' defensive lineman following a blowout loss in Week 9. / Sarah Stier/Getty Images
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Nothing went right for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday night as they suffered a 38-3 blowout loss at the hands of a divisional opponent in the New Orleans Saints. One certain performance along the Saints' defensive line even prompted the team's Twitter account to remind people what Buccaneers' Head Coach Bruce Arians said after the Week 1 matchup.

Arians simply called out Trey Hendrickson as the easiest player to block along the Saints' defensive line. While the Saints d-line is led by All-Pro Cameron Jordan, Hendrickson has put together a very impressive season and has even jumped Marcus Davenport on the depth chart.

Hendrickson had arguably his best game of the season in Week 9 as he was able to get into the backfield and sack quarterback Tom Brady twice. It is the former third-roud pick's sixth game of the season recording at least 1 sack. Who knows, maybe he had a little extra motivation heading into this game.

It's great to see that the Saints' social media team was ready for this and had the receipts all lined up for Hendrickson to make Arians eat his words. It acted as a cherry on top of what was a very decisive and impressive win by quarterback Drew Brees and company.

Next time, it seems like it may be better if Bruce Arians just keeps these kinds of thoughts to himself.


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