Buccaneers' Bruce Arians on Tom Brady's leadership: 'When he talks, they listen'

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians hasn’t seen Tom Brady in action during practice on a football field yet, but he’s already impressed with how the legendary quarterback is showing leadership.

Arians, who made a recent appearance on Joe Maddon’s YouTube show, "Uncorked with Joe Maddon," said he’s already seen Brady in action during Zoom calls.

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“We got a great locker room, but to now get a guy that’s been there, done it, six times, the G.O.A.T. [greatest of all time]?” Arians said, according to MassLive.com. “When he talks, they listen. It’s so different than a coach. I think for us as coaches, there has to be a bond between the coach and those guys so that you give them ownership."

“You ask them questions. How do you want to do things? So if they think they have a big hand in it, they send a message to the rest of the guys,” Arians explained. “They send your message to the rest of the guys. With Tom, it’s been fantastic.”

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Arians was once an offensive assistant coach with the Indianapolis Colts and said he saw similar traits with quarterback Peyton Manning, as well.

“The way [Manning] commanded the room and the team was amazing,” Arians said. “What he asked those guys to do. I’m sure Tom Brady has a lot of the same things. Just the little bit I’ve been around him so far, it’s going to be the same way.”