Burning Question

May 30th, 2021

Look out!

The reason why the Bucs won the Super Bowl in February? In Joe’s mind, you can start and end with Tom Brady.

So over at CBS Sports, Patrik Walker wonders if fans can expect a repeat performance by the park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking, tequila-shooting, smartphone-phobic, waffle-grilling, trophy-throwing, roller-coaster-scared, numbers-rules-peeved, Bucs-Super-Bowl-winning quarterback, even at the young age of 44?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Can Tom Brady do it … again?

Feels like a silly question, I know.

I mean, let’s be real here for a second. This is Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. we’re talking about. The very same one who helped turn the New England Patriots into a dynasty before leaving to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win a Super Bowl ring in his first year with the club. All that despite the challenges presented by a raging COVID-19 pandemic. And yes, the very same one with seven Super Bowl rings and five Super Bowl MVP honors, but the question still needs to be asked — Brady himself keeping it in the forefront of his super-competitive mind as a means of motivation on an annual basis. … … The Buccaneers have achieved the monumental offseason feat of keeping their entire band together from 2020, and that will go a long way to helping Brady potentially hoist an eighth (!!) Lombardi trophy next February. The rest of the league is already adjusting, though, as evidenced in the Chiefs putting the Great Wall of Kansas City in front of Patrick Mahomes for a potential Super Bowl rematch.

Having not lost a step and still tied to the same offensive and defensive weapons from last season, Brady and the Buccaneers are the front-runners to repeat, but pole position doesn’t guarantee victory. It only increases the odds of it.

Is the Chiefs’ repurposed offensive line all that? The Bucs’ offensive line is as good or better.

Yes, Joe thinks it is reasonable to expect Brady to be at least just as good this season. Yes, really. Look how the offense hummed after the bye week? And quarterback coach Clyde Christensen said the Bucs’ offense was eight games from peaking.

If Christensen is accurate, NFC South defenses ought to be scared to death.

Also, don’t dismiss that just like Brady, furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing receiver Antonio Brown also will have a full offseason with the Bucs.

Joe is already stoked for September.

16 Responses to “Burning Question”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    If the Bucs hoist the Stanley Cup again in 8 months, it’ll go down as one of the best teams in NFL history & bulldozer the 2002 Bucs

  2. Aceofaerospace Says:

    That would be something for the Bucs to win the Stanley Cup.

  3. Netwalker Says:

    If the Bucs hoist the Stanley Cup, that will indeed be a moment in history.

  4. Bird Says:

    I hope julio goes out of division and that would ex-nay pitts draft pick


    Pete. May I have some of your meds please? Unless spellcheck changed the Lombardi Trophy to the Stanley Cup, you must be feeling pretty well this fine morning.

  6. Mike C Says:

    It’s OK to have lightning on the brain Pete, Go Bolts! Go Bucs! Double back to back Champs L…..F…….G!!!!!!


    I wonder who this year NFC pro-bowl QB’s will be? Winsten, Dalton & Goff? Again NO Brady like last years selections, Roger’s, Wilson & Murray.

  8. Pine Hills Says:

    I think Bernard and the little pinball rookie will net us several more first downs and a few more points per game.

  9. August 1976 Buc Says:

    It does not matter what KC has done, the Bucs can outscore anyone, or at least match anyone in points.

    The DIFFERENCE MAKER with the Bucs and KC is the DEFENSE.

    The Bucs can put 45 on anyone, so bring it on KC. This offense is going to be around 35 a game, and with this defense getting better and better.,

    The Bucs will win by double digits more times in the 2021 season then any season in their 45 year history.


  10. Swampbuc Says:

    MedPete you kill me man!

  11. All lives matter Says:

    Everybody has now had a full season in the system so the learning curve for absorbing more new plays has grown exponentially. I think their numbers on defense and offense will pass last years totals. Now, we may even be able to substitute veterans early with younger players by the fourth quarter without fear of any relapses. This will help to keep veterans fresh and decrease their chances of sustaining unnecessary injuries when games are “in the bag”.

  12. Pine Hills Says:

    Not having a safety valve 3rd down back held us back.

  13. Tackleblockwin Says:

    My Burning Question is…

    What is/was the most exciting offseason in Bucs history?

    For me, it’s hard to choose between last year and this year.

  14. TheShaz Says:

    I love the optimism.

    We will find out soon if the players & coaches have the mental fortitude to forget 2020 and come out hungry again.

    I don’t care about strength of schedule. Every team we play will be giving us their best.

    On paper the Bucs look like they may be a juggernaut this season. But that is on paper, when toe meets leather on game day we will know.

    My worst fear are for the Bucs to repeat their last post Super Bowl season.

  15. mcruzer Says:

    The Stanley Cup, f’n hilarious

  16. #1bucsfan Says:

    Same here joe. Football season can’t come fast enough. Champa bayyyy