Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians isn't going to overthink having Tom Brady as his quarterback.  Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Bruce Arians has coached Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Carson Palmer among other top quarterbacks during his 45-year coaching career. Arians is known for being able to get the most out of his quarterbacks, and now he’ll have the chance to coach Tom Brady.

So what is his plan for Brady? It’s a humorous but wise one.

Roethlisberger, who was coached by Arians as Pittsburgh’s offensive coordinator from 2007-11, had an exchange with his former coach about Brady joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“I asked him what he’s going to do now that he’s coaching the GOAT,” Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ron Cook. “He texted right back, ‘Just stay out of his way.’”

Arians probably will do more coaching of Brady than that, but that gives you an idea of his mindset. He doesn’t have a huge ego and understands who he’s working with. He’s not out to prove something to Brady or to make Tom fit into his system. Knowing how the two of them operate, they will probably end up having a successful relationship. And when you look at Brady’s approach, everyone seems to be focused on success.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.



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2013 / 5,477
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2011 / 5,235
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2016 / 5,208
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2012 / 5,177
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2013 / 5,162
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2018 / 5,129
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2019 / 5,109
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2018 / 5,097
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1985 / 5,084
Dan Marino
2008 / 5,069
Drew Brees
2011 / 5,038
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2012 / 4,967
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2014 / 4,952
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2014 / 4,952
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2016 / 4,944
Matt Ryan
2011 / 4,933
Eli Manning
2018 / 4,924
Matt Ryan
2016 / 4,917
Kirk Cousins
2012 / 4,903
Tony Romo
2019 / 4,902
Dak Prescott
2015 / 4,870
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2001 / 4,830
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1981 / 4,802
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Philip Rivers
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2004 / 4,717
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