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Bruce Arians has adapted his Bucs offense to fit Tom Brady -- but maybe not how you think

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians loves for his quarterbacks to throw the ball down the field. It's a staple of his vertical scheme. And through two games of the 2020 season, we can already see that he has altered his offense to fit Tom Brady.

Among the changes we've seen? Virtually eliminating the deep out route, which was a staple for Jameis Winston in 2019.

When Brady signed with Tampa Bay in the offseason, there were some questions over the fit in Arians' scheme. When Arians coached the Cardinals from 2013-17, for example, his quarterbacks ranked second in highest air yards per attempt (9.8). Brady, for all his talents, is not known as a deep-ball thrower -- especially at age 43.

So let's take a closer look at what we saw in 2019 vs. what we've seen this season.