Bruce Arians has every reason to be upset with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ heartbreaking loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the Division Round on Sunday. Despite an incredible 21-point comeback late in the third quarter to tie the game at 27-27, the Arians’ team were unable to take the game ahead.
With just 42 seconds left on the clock, the Rams took the lead through Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp’s great link to the game stamp. Loss to Rams ended Tom Brady’s bid for eighth place Super Bowl and come Buccaneers season.
Bruce Arians muted after Buccaneers lost to LA Rams
After the crushing defeat, the Buccaneers head coach made his feelings public in the press after the game. He say:
“The ultimate count of this game is ab*tch. The changing room of the boys who have been and come back this year. And I love them. They stick together through all the hurt and everything else. Really, really proud of the comeback. Not the end. ”
Brady was stopped by Rams’ defensive duo Aaron Donald and Von Miller in the first half of the game. At 27-3, it looks like a walk for the LA outfit, but the seven-time Super Bowl winner won’t give up easily. The star defender pairs well with the wide receiver Mike Evans and Scotty Miller to close the gap. In the final moments of the game, Rams’ Stafford and Kupp Set Game Winning Goals to eliminate the defending champions.
The Arians’ late call drew some criticism for letting Kupp, the NFL’s top receiver this year, arrive safely. The 69-year-old head coach said there are no regrets:
“That’s who you are. No regrets about it. Everyone took the call. I was wrong about that. We put Suh up in the middle. We just had to cover better in that situation. when we’re behind the midfield they just need maybe 12 yards to the goal on that pitch I don’t wonder what that’s called, but when we do that, we have to get to the front guard.”
Arians were also asked about coaching next season and the future of Hall of Famer winger Brady. He has already outlined his plans:
“No, I think it’s a reload like every year. We’ll see how much we can get back and then build the team from there. Last year, for everyone to come back, it was amazing. I doubt we can do it all again this year, but we’ll still give it our best.”
Arians added that he has yet to chat with Brady:
“I haven’t spoken to him yet. (He will) take all the time he needs. We’ll see,” concluded Arians.
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