Sean Murphy-Bunting Talks 2020 Role, Tom Brady Feedback

August 17th, 2020

After adding about eight pounds of muscle this offseason, Bucs cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting is a new big man on campus — along with a six-time Super Bowl winning quarterback.

Of course, that QB is Tom Brady, and he’s been a game-changer in a short time, per the No. 39 overall pick in last year’s draft.

“You can obviously see a difference in our team and just the energy and how guys approach the game differently now that he’s there,” Murphy-Bunting told WDAE radio. “Guys are out there trying to be exactly precise.”

“…A lot of people, players, whatever, they don’t really give a lot of feedback, as you’re practicing as you’re doing. But I’m out hearing [Brady feedback] after every single route. … You can just see the type of energy he brings and the motivation he brings to his [offensive] players, and it only helps everyone on the team.”

There’s that “L” word — leadership. Bucs fans will find out what kind of difference it makes starting in 27 short days.

Joe’s confident that Brady’s approach is eye-opening and inspiring to Bucs players, but Joe also remembers general manager Jason Licht, who spent six years around Brady in New England, tell the Hard Knocks audience that Jameis Winston “is the best leader I think I’ve ever been around — in anything.”

Needless to say, Joe’s more excited overall about the Bucs’ talent, experience and Year 2 of the Bruce Arians regime than Brady’s leadership.

Murphy-Bunting also said he expects to do what he did last year, play outside cornerback in base defense and then move inside to play nickel. Joe suspects the Bucs would have used rookie Antoine Winfield, Jr., at nickel quite a bit if so much practice time hadn’t been lost to The Sickness.

11 Responses to “Sean Murphy-Bunting Talks 2020 Role, Tom Brady Feedback”

  1. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    If Carlton Davis and Murphy-Bunting plays the outside, where does that leave Jamel Dean? I thought Dean was better than Murphy-Bunting at the start of the season but towards the end, Murphy-Bunting came on strong. Davis turned the corner last year and has good length to match most WR. Dean and Murphy-Bunting are also tall for CB and both can run with any CB. I think the Bucs have 3 really good and young CB. Not sure which one will play outside and which of the three will play the inside slot.

  2. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Alabama…I completely agree. So many higher picks, recently, and young too…I reall look forward to seeing if they reall gid get light turned on end of last year, or if it is another Smith-style blip.

  3. Roy T. Buford Says:

    ^^^Good God. I Meant to say “I really look forward to seeing if they really did get a ight turned on end of last year….”

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We need more than 2 outside CB to play in a rotation at times….I’m quite sure Jamal Dean will get plenty of snaps.

  5. Bucsfan951 Says:

    A true leader amongst men. I believe everything SMB said. This team is excited to finally have a leader behind center. Someone they want to play for. A true ride or die leader. I fully expect both sides of the ball to improve in play.

    Ladies and gents, it’s a great day to be a Bucs fan. Be happy. Be excited!

  6. All lives matter Says:

    Looks like Winnfield along with so many rookies this season will have to learn on the job. I guess the one’s who can transition quickly will get more playing time, otherwise a lot of this past draft rookies will be relegated to splitting time until they can be trusted. It is what it is.

  7. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    The last updated Buc’s depth chart showed Sean Murphy-Bunting as rt CB and Davis as lt CB. Dean and Mazzi Wilkins was 3rd and 4th CB. If I took a guess, Bunting will play outside on a 2 set and move to slot with Dean at outside in a 3 set CB.

  8. BigHog Says:

    Competition day after day will either turn the light on or darkness will prevail!!! Herb Miller and Pernell Motley will bring it!!

  9. Brandon Says:

    Don’t forget that Davis and Dean were both top 5 in pass breakups last season and both allowed 50% or less completions from opposing QBs last season. SMB allowed 63% completions and didn’t break up nearly as many balls but led the team in INTs and showed he is a playmaker. Having three extremely talented CBs is a great problem to have. Winfield wouldn’t have taken any snaps from any of these guys. Best young CB trio in the league.

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    i think SMB was our most consistent CB last year and he played very well imo…he got better each week and made plays…

    as long as we get QB pressure like we did mid/late in the year, the DBs will be fine…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  11. Cobraboy Says:

    8 lbs. of muscle? If he keeps his speed, that is impressive.