Best Still To Come?

February 24th, 2021

“Tommy, if Licht can get Gronk and Chris back, just wait till the rest of the NFL b@stards get a load of us this fall.”

Let’s imagine Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht uses voodoo witchcraft to get the following players back with the Bucs: Shaq Barrett, Chris Godwin, Ryan Succop, Gronk, Antonio Brown, Lavonte David and Ndamukong Suh.

(Nothing against Playoff Lenny, but Joe has no clue how all of them can come back and still be under the cap.)

Could the Bucs be even better next year? Matt Miller seems to think so. The draft guru formerly of Bleacher Report (who was just hired by BSPN) had what Miller called his “Too Early Power Rankings” for 2021, as part of his newsletter that Joe received yesterday

Joe normally doesn’t give a flip about power rankings unless someone has some obscene view of the Bucs. But out of curiosity, Joe read what Miller typed. He has the Bucs at No. 1 and wrote there is no reason to believe Tampa Bay won’t begin 2021 as the best team in football.

…Tom Brady seems immortal, they’re expected to be able to retain key free agents like Shaq Barrett, Chris Godwin and Lavonte David, and the entire coaching staff returns.

Barring a fall-off from Brady, this team looks to pick up right where they left off when they were red hot throughout the playoffs.

Boy, the Bucs sure were hot as a firecracker once they got past Washington, and ended the Super Bowl-winning season on an eight-game winning streak, a franchise record.

Then Joe remembered what Bucs quarterback coach Clyde Christensen told Pat McAfee earlier this offseason.

Because of all the new parts on offense (including park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking, tequila-shooting, trophy-throwing Bucs Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady) and no offseason, that the Bucs offense was “eight games” away from peaking.

And Christensen said this after the Super Bowl!

So Miller may be onto something here. Perhaps as well as the Bucs offense played in the playoffs, that’s just a taste of what we can or should expect this season.

6 Responses to “Best Still To Come?”

  1. Casual Observer Says:

    If they get most of the band back, why not? I suspect they will be even better.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If we can keep this defense together by resigning Shaq, Suh & LVD…..along with the young more-experienced secondary….bolstered by a couple of draft picks…..
    I am convinced that Brady can rally the offense to 30 points a game again….
    The schedule also looks a bit easier.

  3. August 1976 Buc Says:

    They will be favored in every game next year, that has never been said about the Bucs that I know of. They are the current big bad bully on the corner. I like the new BUCCANEER WAY. GO BUCS!!!!!

  4. 813bucboi Says:


    GO BUCS!!!!

  5. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Hey 813, your boi BL is getting the job done. The offense is going to score more next year, they were at 30+ a game this year, but 32-35 a game is within reason. And a defense that will just mature and be better. Oh and the point about a BA-BL offense is an “interception prone one” is out the window. Brady just destroyed that garbage argument. lol Even with an Error-prone and yes talented Winston as QB, they were one of the best. Not bad for a guy in only his 2nd year as an offensive Coordinator. Is BL perfect no, but neither is any coach lol. They will have a huge point differential next year with this offense and defense. GO BUCS!!!

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Wouldn’t it be something if Brady played like this till he hit 50? All on the Bucs?

    We’d be a dynasty.