Bruce Arians Contradicts Himself About Tom Brady Criticism

Isaiah De Los Santos
Bruce Arians seems to have contradicted himself about criticizing Tom Brady.
Bruce Arians seems to have contradicted himself about criticizing Tom Brady. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a solid 8-5 record and are in the NFL playoffs hunt, but things could still be better for the team. Despite an offense loaded with offensive weapons, Tampa Bay has struggled to keep up with premier teams. Questions have arisen about Tom Brady's quality of play at 43 years old, and even head coach Bruce Arians has leveled criticism at his starting QB.

However, Arians seem to have now done a 180-degree turn, questioning why some are calling out Brady's play.

It's an interesting change in tone from Arians, who has called out his own QB at different points this season.

Brady has opened the door for criticism after making his much-hyped move from the New England Patriots this offseason. With the Bucs this year, he's still accounted for 3,496 yards and 30 touchdowns, although it's clear that Father Time is finally starting to catch up to the future Hall-of-Famer. Brady is currently tied for fifth in interceptions thrown this season and has failed to deliver catchable throws to his star receivers.

With the Bucs hoping to make the playoffs, perhaps Arians is taking a more protective angle for his QB after previous tough love. Tampa Bay will look to pad their playoff position with a win in Week 15 against the struggling Atlanta Falcons.

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