Bruce Arians has the Buccaneers at eight and five and on the verge of making the playoffs, but is it really “his” system in Tampa Bay?
Bruce Arians is known for two things offensively, lots of points and lots of turnovers. These two aspects of the game have generally been inescapable for even the most talented quarterbacks in an Arians-led system, but this year has seen a change.
Bucs fans should be very familiar with the “no risk it” part of the mantra. Tampa Bay’s offense took many chances last season, chances that often ended in steep criticism of quarterback Jameis Winston. Unfortunately, the “biscuit” never came.
The Buccaneers were on the verge of something great last year, but it never clicked at the right times. Winston’s turnovers were detrimental to building a consistent offense, but Arians was equally to blame.
After moving on from Winston and adding Tom Brady, the offense was supposed to improve, but the Buccaneers have regressed, and a large part of that is likely due to Arians.
Tampa Bay has taken a step back from the aggressive play-calling with the addition of Tom Brady. The offense has also struggled to a greater degree than last season. Is there a correlation between these two events?