No. 1!

May 6th, 2021

King of the Hill.

The Bucs, typed a Hall of Fame personnel guy, have picked up where they left off.

The last we saw of the Bucs on a field, they were doing confetti angels on the turf of The Licht House before a national audience as Super Bowl champs.

Gil Brandt, the former architect of the Dallas Cowboys dynasties of the 1960s and 1970s, believes the Bucs’ front office was continuing its championship ways over the past three months.

Given how the Tampa Bay cleaned up in free agency and continued to add good players, how could someone not call the Bucs the lead horse when the 2021 race begins this September?

In his list of which teams won the offseason, Brandt said the Bucs sit on top.

The Bucs became the first defending Super Bowl champions in the free agency era (since 1993) to bring all 22 starters back for the following season, along with kicker Ryan Succop and punter Bradley Pinion. They retained receiver Antonio Brown, who played a key role in their playoff run. And they extended Tom Brady, creating more immediate cap space and ensuring the future Hall of Famer will be at quarterback through at least 2022. If Tampa’s offseason had ended there, it might have still qualified the team for this list. But the offense was further bolstered by the addition of pass-catching back Giovani Bernard. And the draft yielded promising pieces for the future. Pass rusher Joe Tryon could potentially replace Jason Pierre-Paul, entering the final year of a two-year pact, while quarterback Kyle Trask will conceivably someday have the chance to do something no other young QB has to date: replace Brady in the starting lineup.

Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht has done a masterful Joe. Not sure what this team can do for an encore outside of Going for Two.

The only spot on the team that could remotely be called a weakness may be depth at inside linebacker.


20 Responses to “No. 1!”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I’m number one!

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  2. Bird Says:

    Unmedicated pete thinks licht should be fired.
    Such a weird one that tmax, i mean unmedicated pete.

  3. Leighroy Says:

    Sure, ILB depth from a skill standpoint. But Kevin Minter, KJ Britt and Grant Stuard are in the house and White and David are 3-down LBs who will only need a blow when there’s a 17 point lead w 2 mins to go.

    Lovely problem to have if that’s our biggest weakness eh?

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Licht has done a masterful Joe……I agree.

  5. Casual Observer Says:

    Truly a great job by Licht. Possibly will add another DT for depths sometime. But the roster seems set – set for number 2. More rings for all.

  6. SB~LV Says:

    IMO… need to acquire by or or crook a proven SAFETY or cornerback. There will be more filling out the roster right up to the final 53 cut down across the NFL. That and injury stashing during TC

  7. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    Least we forget…Joe Tryon to spell JPP and Barrett on occasion AND LB KJ Britt to let Devin White and or L. David rest periodically. Now that is an awesome position to be in!

  8. Ash Says:

    Hell yeah I love our chances for a repeat let’s go bucs

  9. bucfanforever Says:

    They even have depth at Kicker now.

  10. Bucanero Says:

    Jesus Joe, you had to put your finger in the wound. Yes there were interesting options at ILB/DE in rounds 1-2 but we got a bench warmer for Tommy because we could. What a luxury pick!

  11. lambchop Says:

    This article needs some serious spell check. LOL.

  12. rrsrq Says:

    Why do they continue to ignore (not you Joe), the entire primary coaching staff (coordinators) returns. Did we lose any coaches since we added two

  13. matthew veal Says:

    Ive read the thousand trask comments and the best one said he doesnt have the mindspeed like brady.. and a few experts kinda argued tge same thing indirectly.
    Arguing is a losing propisition, odds are the critiques are true for every qb etc in the draft, not just trask.
    I still like the bet, the process, etc. You never know where trask miggt end up, maybe in another league. Who knows.

  14. 813bucboi Says:

    folks forget the OL outta ND….thats who im excited about….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  15. Mike Says:

    Not only did they bring all the players back, they brought all the coaches back too. There is major continuity and chemistry on this team. Good luck to any of the Bucs opponents, they will need it.

  16. capecodder Says:

    TB-12 should name his new boat-
    Buh Bye Bill

  17. Stanglassman Says:

    rrsrq -The only coach we lost to my knowledge was WR assistant Randle L. He became the Lions WR coach.

  18. BUCFAN4LIFE Says:

    The 2021 Seasons odds are surely looking UP ! GO BUCS !!!!

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I’m thinking Joe Tryon will get his chance to shine this year. JPP has been injured each year. He’s worth keeping of course…he’s that good. But then Joe Tryon gets his shot, he’ll have an opportunity to keep the job if he does well enough.

    Then we’ll find out if he can back up all the talk he’s putting out there.

  20. Gharley Says:

    Given NFL history this is prime setup for a Brady early, season-ending injury. Don’t care about free agent add-ons or signings from last season. That is meaningless. It’s all about QB. If he is out, it’s game over friends. Every year is new