WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- On Tuesday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians praised the team’s quarterback Tom Brady for mentoring and imparting knowledge to young Bucs players.
- Arians also said that Brady was like “another coach” of the team and an “unbelievable competitor.”
- At 43 years old, Brady is the oldest active player in the NFL.
During his exclusive on The Rich Eisen Show Tuesday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians praised Tom Brady’s effort in teaching and mentoring the young blood, saying it was the most impressive move of the quarterback star for the team by far.
“I think the biggest thing is how great a job he does with young players,” he said.
“He’s like having another coach out there. I will tell a kid to do something, ‘Hey, pump your arms on this’ — I gotta tell him five times and Tom will say, ‘Hey, can you pump your arms?’ ‘Oh yeah, sure.’”
“When he speaks, they all listen, all like little puppies, so it’s been great,” the Bucs coach continued, adding that Brady is an “unbelievable competitor” and that he “loved everything about him.”
Arian’s unprecedented response may come as a surprise for Patriots fans, as noted by WEEI radio station. Over the past two decades of playing with New England, Brady was perceived as a demanding and unapproachable teammate.
Rumors spread that he did not build a bond with Patriots rookies N’Keal Harry and Jakobi Meyers in his final year with them before moving to Bucs. Brady also appeared to be frustrated given the management’s lack of support in acquiring good players for the team.
Brady, 43, is currently the oldest active player in the league. Aside from his talent, he brought a ton of wisdom and experience to Tampa Bay this year.
The legendary quarterback’s accolades include being a 14-time Pro Bowler, three-time first-team All-Pro, three-time NFL MVP, and six Super Bowl rings.
This year, Brady recorded a 66 success passing rate for 2,739 yards, 23 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He led the Bucs to a 7-3 standing.
Source: New York Post