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Bucs Coach Bruce Arians on Antonio Brown Coming to Tampa: “Not Going to Happen”

Tom Brady is a big advocate for troubled but talented former Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, but Bucs head coach Bruce Arians shot down the chance of a reunion, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

“Yeah, it’s not going to happen,” Arians said. “It’s just not going to happen. There’s no room and probably not enough money. But it’s just not going to happen. It’s not a fit here.”

Arians was offensive coordinator for Pittsburgh from 2007 through 2011, his final two years being Brown’s first with the team.

When asked if he would take Brown on a minimum contract, Arians said, “No. I just know him, and it’s not a fit in our locker room.”

Having been released by the Raiders on Sept. 7 due to his antics, Brown signed with New England on the same day, then caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in a 43-0 win over Miami before more off-field problems prompted the Patriots to release him.

There had been speculation that Brown might join Brady with the Buccaneers. On Wednesday, Brown was asked on Instagram if he would sign with Tampa Bay, and he gave a one-word response: “expeditiously.”

Former Patriots QB Tom Brady Ready to Take His Talent to Tampa to Play for the Bucs

Tom Brady had a number of options to play for in 2020.

For he and his family, he feels like he made the right one.

Brady is heading to the NFC South, where he will line up and play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs last season were not very good, going 7-9, tied for second in the NFC South.

The South boasts the likes of Drew Brees and the Saints, Matt Ryan and the new-look Falcons, and finally the revamped Carolina Panthers.

No matter what you think,

The Bucs win total rose to 9.5 wins, but this is with regular starting quarterback Jamies Winston under center for Tampa.

Also on the slate for the Bucs at home include the three NFC South teams, the Rams, Chargers, Vikings, Packers and the Super Bowl champion Chiefs.

On the road Tampa will face the following five teams plus the three NFC South teams: Bears, Lions, Broncos, Raiders and the Giants.

The Bucs were not the only team that was going all in for Brady, but the Los Angeles Chargers were very interested in his services.

The Bolts were one of at least two teams that reportedly offered Brady more than $30 million per year this week.

With the Chargers ruled out, that cleared the path for Brady to pick the Buccaneers.

The decision to go to Tampa makes a lot of sense, and that’s because the Buccaneers made it clear this offseason that they wanted him.

At the combine in February, Bucs coach Bruce Arians didn’t try to hide the fact that he wanted Brady on the team.

What’s the Status of the Buccaneers Receiving Core as Free Agency Closes In? has a new article out discussing how things look to be shaping up with free agency ready to start very soon, and how teams wide receiver cores are looking going into the process.

The Bucs may have a new quarterback in 2020, so getting another play maker at the wide out spot would help.

You can read the entire article HERE – for now here’s what the piece says about the Bucs receiver situation.

Top three WRs in 2019: Chris Godwin (86-1,333-9), Mike Evans (67-1,157-8), Breshad Perriman (36-645-6 — UFA).

No wide receiver duo created a higher win share in my model than Evans and Godwin last season. The Bucs are another team that doesn’t need to devote huge resources to changing the receiving corps, especially considering the Tampa receivers’ air yards-per-target mark of 13.9 ranked best in the NFL, per NGS. And also, there’s Bruce Arians.

Buccaneers Getting New Uniforms for the 2020 Season

The Buccaneers are getting new threads in 2020, as on Wednesday the team teased that new uniforms for the upcoming season are coming.

In the video, which has very V for Vendetta vibes, an artist enters an empty Raymond James Stadium at night, opens a backpack and pulls out newspapers and cans of spray paint. The camera focuses on numerous headlines — “Return to glory,” “Tampa Gets NFL Franchise For ’76,” “MANY HAPPY RETURNS,” “BELIEVE IT,” “SUPER!,” “Bucs uniforms mold old with new,” “Uniform effort,” “A BOLD NEW ERA” and “HOISTING NEW COLORS.”

After plastering the newspaper clippings to a blank wall, the artist spray paints a Bucs ship logo over them. We see three colors: red, orange and what looks like a grayer tone of pewter.

The team declined to comment about the video or about the possibility of new uniforms. That in itself might be a clue that change is coming

Could the Buccaneers Steal QB Philip Rivers Away from the Chargers?

Long time Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is no longer a resident of San Diego, as the QB has moved him and his family to Florida, to be ‘closer to family,’ (his words not ours).

It’s starting to feel that Rivers is setting up an exit plan to leave Los Angeles for good to play for another team in 2020, and being in Florida one team that likely would love to have his services are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

NFL Insider Jason La Canfora stated via Twitter that he’s “hearing a lot of buzz” about Tampa as a potential landing spot for Rivers.

The Bucs have given former first-overall pick Jamies Winston plenty of chances to develop as a starter in the NFL, but he’s just not gotten the job done in his time with the Bucs.

It was just two seasons ago that Rivers threw 32 touchdowns in leading the Bolts to a 12-4 mark and a wild card win over the Ravens.

We will see how much of a push the Bucs puts on to try and get Rivers signature on the bottom line of a contract, and the Bolts had better come up with a plan in case they can’t get the veteran back under center next season.

Video: Buccaneers Host the Rival Falcons in 2019 Season Finale

The Bucs are at home Sunday in their 2019 finale as they take on the rival Falcons.

Here’s the preview:

Video: Winston Throws Four Picks, Buccaneers Fall at Home to Texans 23-20

In a game defined by too many offensive mistakes by the Bucs, the Texans were able to clinch the AFC South with a 23-20 win in Tampa Saturday afternoon.

Here’s the highlights.

Buccaneers Rule Out WR Chris Goodwin for Saturday’s Game vs Texans

The Bucs are set to battle the Texans in a Saturday week 16 battle, and with missing an extra day to rest and recover, the team today ruled out wide receiver Chris Goodwin.