Easier Return To Super Bowl, Chiefs Or Bucs?

May 14th, 2021

“Who is taking them out?”

There is a reason why the last team to repeat as Super Bowl champions was the Tom Brady-led Belicheats 17 years ago. It’s so darn tough.

Joe is nearly convinced the wear-and-tear a long, Super Bowl-winning season takes on a team catches up the following season.

Of course, no Super Bowl winner since the 1979 Steelers has returned all 22 starters.

And in a segment this week on “Good Morning Football,” seen and heard weekdays mornings on NFL Network, a subject was tossed around about which team has a tougher road to return to the Super Bowl in February 2022, the Bucs or the Chiefs.

Co-host and former receiver Nate Burleson thinks the Bucs have the toughest road to return simply because it is so hard to repeat. However, Burleson is noticing something with how the Bucs have reacted to winning the team’s second Super Bowl title. He’s seeing something he hasn’t seen in years.

“There is something different though about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,” Burleson began. “I try to listen to everything that these guys say. How they act when they are on camera. I even pay attention to the subtleties. What kind of magazine shoots they do, commercials. Are they doing all the extras?

“Nah. First time in a long time I haven’t seen half of the starting roster [of a Super Bowl champion] enjoying all the random media things just to make themselves look bigger than the team. That’s why I think they are handling it differently.”

And while Burleson believes the Bucs have the more difficult path just based on history, the businesslike way the Bucs are handling success intrigues Burleson. Maybe the Bucs will buck history?

Oh, and at the end of the segment, NFL Network’s “It Girl” Kay Adams asked of the Bucs, “Who is taking them out?”

You can watch the full segment of this discussion below.

22 Responses to “Easier Return To Super Bowl, Chiefs Or Bucs?”

  1. SOEbuc Says:

    EXACTLY Nate. GOAT doesn’t do car insurance commercials. And the Bucs are the best team in the NFL so they have the easiest return.

  2. Buczilla Says:

    The Chiefs play in a cupcake division where their biggest rival has an amazing second year quarterback with not a whole lot around him (Keenan saying that he was better than Mike & Chris last year is one of the dumbest things that I have ever heard). Unless we suffer some major injuries I like our chances of making it back though.

  3. REDZONE BA Says:

    We (Bucs) are freaking LOADED for SB repeat! Schedule is awesome, 5 prime time games. All players are LOCKED-In.

    Uh, and TB12 will actually have pre-season, OTA’s etc as precursor to winning his next SB… gnarly challenge for opponents plans to stop ME13, Godwin, AB, Gronk, Brate, Scooter, Lenny, Rojo, GioB, and maybe OJ. Good luck with that!

  4. cmurda Says:

    The real question is who is taking Kay out?

  5. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Pretty sure Joe is close to violating some stalking laws at this point. 😆

  6. Stanglassman Says:

    The most important point was made at the end. The AFC is clearly the conference that looks to be much more difficult. That alone should make it easier for the Bucs to make it back to the SB.

  7. TampaTown Says:

    Who is the closest competition in the NFC? The Saints? Rams? Are the Packers anything if Rogers leaves? Mayybbee the Seahawks? Kay us right. Who’s taking us out?

  8. IrishMist Says:

    I see the 49ers as our main competition in the NFC. Saints lost not just Brees, but a lot of good players on defense, and the Packers are dealing with off the field stuff.

  9. Pete I Says:

    The Packers with Rodgers is a threat…maybe not in the playoffs as they always get tight and make mistakes when the lights come on. Without Rodgers…meh. The other threats all come from the NFC West and hopefully it is a battle all year and LAR, Seattle and SF beat each other up.

  10. Hodad Says:

    Thanks for the picture of Kay instead of Nate Joe.

  11. #1bucsfan Says:

    I get it. They won the big dance and when that happens comes all the glory all the interviews, commercials, guest appearances. Haven’t seen one buc do anything and this exciteds me because that means they are focused on repeating. Love this. Keep grinding boys let’s get anotha one

  12. The Red Mirage Says:

    Kay is very good at her job and she brings intelligent takes along with her good looks. You can tell she actually watches the games unlike Joe’s other crush, the butter face from Detroit that reads her “projections,” off of a laptop.

  13. Joe Says:

    Thanks for the picture of Kay instead of Nate Joe.

    🙂 Joe aims to please.

    Joe’s other crush, the butter face from Detroit that reads her “projections,” off of a laptop.

    Not sure she’s a “crush” but Joe would rather look at Cynthia Frelund than, say, Michael Fabiano or Dave Dameshek.

  14. PSL Bob Says:

    REDZONE BA – Exactly! Who’s going to beat this team?

  15. Wesley Says:

    Kay looks like such a slut in all the good ways.

  16. Mike Says:

    The Bucs are going to be tough to beat. They were the most balanced team last season on both sides of the ball and I don’t see that changing this season either.

  17. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    The Steelers are also the only team to win back-to-back Super Bowls twice. They did it in 75-76 as well as 79-80.

    Should the Bucs do it this coming year we will join seven other franchises on the list.

    Go Bucs!

  18. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Yeah, I liked her better when she had the “fresher”, a bit more innocent look not so long ago!

    She is a looker either way, though. 😚

  19. Mike28277 Says:

    Joe: only yesterday you dumped me for Rachel W. Now U want back in? Nah…

  20. Mike28277 Says:

    Joe: only yesterday you dumped me for “ you know who..( RW)”. Now you want back in? Nah!

  21. David Says:

    Kay nails it. Who is taking them out?
    The biggest competition was the Packers and they are currently in disarray at quarterback.
    The next biggest competition was the New Orleans Saints and they lost their Hall of Fame quarterback.

    Personally I think the next two best teams in the NFC will be the Rams and Cardinals

  22. Eric Says:

    Except for Gronk, he is everywhere. Even got a world record in the process.