“We Ended Up Playing Our Best Game Of The Year”

February 7th, 2021

During the strangest NFL offseason in history, with players having spring “practices” on ZOOM and emailing strength and conditioning staff videos of themselves running sprints, nearly every team crafted the same goal.

Survive the early chaos, the elimination of preseason games and joint practices, and then find a way to survive early and then peak in the second-half of the season.

The Bucs did that better than every other club.

“We ended up playing our best game of the year,” Tom Brady said tonight after the Bucs’ 31-9 blowout win over the Chiefs.

The Bucs are now riding an eight-game winning streak, a franchise record. They came back from the bye week and just got better and better and better.

The defense not only found consistency late in the playoffs, they significantly raised their games under the pressure of facing Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes.

Brady mentioned the Bucs have “a rough month of November,” but then settling in to one of the great playoff runs in NFL history.

It sure was the best the Bucs played all year — your Super Bowl champion Bucs.

31 Responses to ““We Ended Up Playing Our Best Game Of The Year””

  1. Rod Munch Says:

    Do yourself a favor and go listen to some Kansas City sports radio… Can’t wait for the first caller yelling “TRADE MAHOMES”…

  2. David Says:

    Everyone kept trying to read between the lines as he just said all year –
    it takes time, we’re getting there.

  3. Rene Says:

    there was no clear MVP… Brady was a good call but would have liked a defense player to take it maybe 45. The D# was lights out! also 28 played a great game

  4. Go Bucs! Says:

    It’s funny that the QB who did the best vs. the Bucs in the postseason was Taylor Heinicke😂

  5. Leighroy Says:

    Haven’t peaked yet. We’re coming for you LA!! #2022

  6. Kris Says:


  7. Itzok Says:

    Just put brady in the ring of honor why wait

  8. ricky Says:

    Congratulations to all of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Congratulations to Joes in specialty.

  9. Coburn Says:

    Thought David quietly did a hell of s good job on Kelce even if he got some in the end. That was also a pick by him, I’m sure of it

  10. AKickNtheBucNuts Says:


  11. Buc4evr Says:

    I just realized that the fan that ran out on the field had more running yards than the Chiefs. He even broke two tackles. LOL. Our Defense played lights out football and destroyed Mahommes.

  12. cmurda Says:

    Definitely our best game of the whole year and it couldn’t come at a better time. I am intense during the games often times wishing I could calm down. Nevertheless, we all bleed pewter and red and I can now die in peace.

  13. FortMyersDave Says:

    I am speechless, the Bucs made stop after stop on D. When they got stuffed on that 4th and goal at the 1, the “old Bucs fan in me” went uh oh but no big deal tonight, get the ball back and boom suddenly 14-3 and then amazed as the Chiefs called time outs to help the Bucs get it to 2`1-6 right before half.

    My daughter was a toddler when the Bucs won under Gruden, she is now in her 3rd year @ FSU, I am so glad that Amy and her generation got to experience what its like to win the whole enchilada as the Bucs she knew before this year were a lot like the Bucs I knew as kid and college student in the ’70s and ’80 (except for ’79 and ’81)….. The grass is greener on the other side of the fence!

  14. Infomeplease Says:

    TB12, ALL BUC FANS THANK YOU for making Tampa your new football home!!! We love you!!!

  15. Coburn Says:

    Evans actually had a huge impact in 1st half drawing all those flags. They just couldn’t seem to handle him straight up

  16. Coburn Says:

    Do Brad wins to first superbowl then the skills challenge after… Then 18 years later #2 at comp wins superbowl for same team

  17. Buc You Says:

    Coburn Says:
    February 7th, 2021 at 11:01 pm
    Thought David quietly did a hell of s good job on Kelce even if he got some in the end. That was also a pick by him, I’m sure of it

    …….Will have to go back and look at that again. It sure looked like a pick. I was jumping up and down yelling, “Throw the flag. Throw the flag”!!!!

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    “We Are The Champions”

    I’ve paid my dues
    Time after time.
    I’ve done my sentence
    But committed no crime.

    And bad mistakes‒
    I’ve made a few.
    I’ve had my share of sand kicked in my face
    But I’ve come through.

    And I need to go on and on, and on, and on.

    We are the champions, my friends.
    And we’ll keep on fighting ’til the end.
    We are the champions.
    We are the champions.
    No time for losers
    ‘Cause we are the champions of the world.

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    On KC sports talk they’re blaming the refs for their three score loss… LOL!

  20. cmurda Says:

    @Rod There was one favorable call for the Bucs in that game. That was just a good old fashioned beatdown. That’s shameful for a fan base that just won last year.

  21. 813bucboi Says:

    Bucs D made 3 HOFers choke


  22. View from 132 Says:

    The House That Tom Rebuilt

  23. Oneilbucs Says:

    Defense Defense Defense !!!!!

  24. JWAUSA Says:

    The Bucs really did play the best game of this overall season…. Amazing that they kept the Chiefs down to a single digit score…

  25. BREVARD BUC Says:

    Defense ! Physical! Say no more !

  26. Clean House Says:

    Incredible miracle season!
    I eat every negative word I said about the front office and coaching staff!
    I thought I knew, and I didn’t know s**t.

    Go Bucs! This is sweet!

  27. Iamabuc Says:

    Mahomes came back down to earth….lol

  28. Iamabuc Says:

    …… literally…..🤣🤣🤣

  29. 6throundpick Says:

    Champa Bay!

  30. JimBuc2 Says:

    Commoness of purpose, and focused attention to detail. BA saw ‘Bucs beating Bucs’ when he got here and has yanked this team out of a decade-long funk to history making NFL glory. Kudos to ownership and the front office, but BA cleared out the stench of losing and brought in a field marshal QB to lead his team. I think ‘Gunny’ fits TB12. Tommy Gun? Heady days to be a Buccaneers fan!
    Thank you World Champion Buccaneers!

  31. Scott Says:

    Randy he’d berg. Parnell dickinson even Steve spurrier used to be our qb lol long time ago we are CHAMPS. Woo