After he ended his 40-day retirement, Bruce Arians stepped down as the team’s head coach to take a front-office role.
Replacing him is former defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.
Arians claims that turning the team over to Bowles was only a matter of time.
Likewise, he didn’t want to give Bowles a weak team to coach.
However, some football fans speculate that Arians’ resignation was a condition for Brady’s return.
That scenario created an alleged rift between the head coach and quarterback.
But Brady claims that Arians’ resignation isn’t his doing.
Tom Brady says there was no truth to reports that his relationship with Bruce Arians soured. “Zero whatsoever.” pic.twitter.com/XVkpkiTDJ9
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) June 9, 2022
Tampa Bay Times reporter Rick Stroud tweeted, “Tom Brady says there was no truth to reports that his relationship with Bruce Arians soured. ‘Zero whatsoever.'”
Brady said in the accompanying video, “He and I have a great relationship and I think that’s part of why I chose here, it’s because of Bruce. He and I have had incredible communication and I have great respect for him. He knows what I feel and that’s the most important thing. And I know how he feels about me.”
Is Brady Telling The Truth?
Even if there’s a rift, Brady won’t admit it in public because it could be detrimental to the team.
Such a distraction wouldn’t help their preparations for the 2022 season.
Reading between the lines of Brady’s statement revealed nothing either.
It’s easy to claim that they have respect and incredible communication even if the contrary happens behind the scenes.
As professionals, Brady and Arians will bury this concern.
However, it’s telling that Bowles was the one promoted, not Leftwich.
Could it be a sign that Bowles wouldn’t interfere with what Leftwich and Brady will devise?
Regardless of the issue, winning puts gauze over the wound.