When successor Antonio Brown officially joins the Buccaneers after the eighth week, he will start from the first square when it comes to studying the offense.
Speaking to reporters Monday, coach Bruce Arians was asked if Brown’s experience with Arians in Pittsburgh would become Tampa Bay.
“I think some concepts about routes and things like that, but when I left, they changed the terminology in Pittsburgh for all the years he played, so it would be almost zero, except for the route tree, how we manage routes and such things, ”Arians said. “It will be a big correction for him, but we will speed it up.”
Before they could accelerate, Arians and Buccaneers had to put Brown in the door. Ariani, developed by Peter King by Football morning in America on the steps that led to Brown’s signing.
“I know everyone wants to say that Tom Brady lobbied us to do this,” Arians said. “Tom Brady is lobbying me again, God, June, July, August. I said no. It didn’t fit then. We are hunting now. I owe it to my other players – if there is a low-income person who is a Pro Bowl player, let’s include him in our team. Who says you have to start? I mean, we just got another Pro Bowl player to come in if any of these guys fall. AB brings another dynamic to our team that we do not have. I owe it to the rest of our players to expose the best possible team. I do not foresee any problems. I do not expect a situation in which he and I will have a problem. He knows that if there is, it is a very short-term contract. “
Brown may agree to a reserve role to find a job, believing that the team will eventually realize that he deserves a bigger role. If he doesn’t, what happens?
“This move was not made without talking to each of our veteran players,” Arians told King. Do you want this man? Do you want this man in our locker room? Every man said yes.
Some would say that every man said yes because they knew Brady wanted Brown, and they suspected he would go back to Brady if they said no.
Nevertheless, the Buccaneers already have Brown. It remains to be seen whether he manages to get through the season, or even the month.