Bruce Arians Dec 12, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians against the Buffalo Bills during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown gave the NFL world one of the wildest and most viral moments in recent memory last season when he shockingly took off his jersey and waved to the fans while leaving the field during a game against the New York Jets. The ordeal forced head coach Bruce Arians into an awkward position – one he still remembers today.

In an interview with Pardon My Take, Arians recalled the infamous scene and how he responded to Brown’s shocking antics as a head coach.

“That was, yeah, very emotional. Very high-pitched,” Arians joked. “That’s a unique individual. And, you know, he helped us win a Super Bowl, but uh, AB, he’s a great player. Nobody works harder than AB.”

While Arians might have been hoping that the story would somehow fly under the radar in the sports world, he was also a realist. He knew exactly what was happening and knew exactly how big of a story it was going to be.

“Oh yeah, you do already know,” Arians said. “It was going to be a story for a while.”

For better or for worse, it was definitely a moment Arians won’t forget about his coaching career.

[Pardon My Take]