In an appearance on Showtime with Ray Lewis this week, Bucs coach Bruce Arians opened about the fact on his latest Super Bowl win. In the show, Arians were asked to shed some light on Tom Brady’s seventh Super Bowl win.
“I think his competitive spirit is so strong that he wanted to do it. He wanted to show people,” Arians said via JoeBucsFan.com. “I’ve never said anything bad about Bill Belichick; I know everybody tries to say I do. His record speaks for itself. He is probably the greatest one ever. But I think [Brady] wanted to try a different way.”
Bruce Arians commented about Patriots head coach Bill Belichick
Arians also spoke about Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, as Tom Brady played for the Patriots. Arians said that his approach and Bill Belichick’s approach toward Brady are different. But Arians also thinks that people have misinterpreted some of his tactics.
Tom Brady left New England Patriots for various reasons. But Arians thinks, “Brady wanted to show he could win a different way than in New England.” Further, Arians also praised the Patriots coach respectfully.
Arians also insists that Tom Brady has more freedom at Tampa Bay Buccaneers than he had in New England Patriots. He fundamentally wanted to support the idea that Brady wanted to show the world that he can win without Belichick. Tom Brady did it without Belichick, but Bruce Arians guided him this time. Although Arians’ comment seemed a criticizing Belichick, it was with great manner and respect.
Brady completed 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns in the big game, which led him to win the fifth Super Bowl MVP award.
The Patriots, on the other hand, finished with a 7-9 record with quarterback Cam Newton. Though it was an average performance from the Patriots, they did well while Tom Brady played for them. Brady played with them for 19 years, from 2000 to 2019. New England made the playoffs 11-straight seasons, but that came to an end in 2020 without Brady.