The Best Of Both Worlds

September 9th, 2021

Reading this got Joe so friggin’ worked up, Joe almost needed a drool towel.

Not in Joe’s wildest dreams could this stacked and loaded Bucs roster have appeared. It’s crazy AF.

Over at BSPN, spreadsheeter Mike Clay ran numbers that tell him the Bucs are the most complete team in the NFL.

Why is that? Well, he predicts the Bucs will end the 2021 season just eight points shy of the Chiefs for the team that scores the most points.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 469 points

The Buccaneers ranked third in this category last season and went on to win the Super Bowl. Of the 16 Bucs who played at least 220 offensive snaps (12,802 combined) for that team, all 16 remain on the roster. That is an unheard-of lack of turnover and sets up Tom Brady and Tampa Bay for another high-scoring season.

Clay’s figure comes out to 27.6 points per game. The Bucs averaged over 30.8 a game last year.

If the Bucs brought everyone back and Tom Brady has a full season with Bruce Arians’ offense and 17 games with Antonio Brown and a reborn Playoff Lenny, shouldn’t the points be higher?

OK, so what about the defense? Clay thinks the Bucs will have the stingiest defense in the NFL this fall.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 352 points

Seven teams allowed fewer points than Tampa Bay last season, but it is fair to think the Bucs will be even better in 2021. Consider last season, 19 Buccaneers played at least 59 defensive snaps — 13,908 combined. All 19 remain on the roster. Same as with the offense, the lack of turnover — as well as the addition of 32nd overall pick Joe Tryon-Shoyinka — suggests a loaded defense, which also includes Vita Vea, Shaquil Barrett, Lavonte David, Devin White and Carlton Davis, will be one of the league’s best in 2021.

So Joe did some quick math and this comes out to just under 21 points a game. As potent as the Bucs’ offense is, holding opponents to under 21 points a game ought to result in quite a few wins.

Tampa Bay allowed 22.2 points per game last season.

19 Responses to “The Best Of Both Worlds”

  1. lambeau Says:

    I agree, Joe. Brady has achieved 34.8 ppg (2012) and 36.8 ppg (2007)–that’s the territory this year should be in with this offense now they know each other.

  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    Today feels like a National Holiday as a Bucs fan. Even Chris Simms is kissing TB12’s butt from The Licht House right now

  3. AMI_Chris Says:

    He has already progressed from Playoff Lenny to Lombardi Lenny.

  4. Bird Says:

    Mama call clay im gonna call him clay

  5. Listnfrmafar Says:

    For half the season Brady wasn’t in sync with his new found receiving core, Gronk and AB came off the couch and Rojo and Lenny couldn’t catch a cold, not to mention the undiscipline penalties. This team is loaded and jacked, offense scores 30+ a game and if D holds to under 25, you do the math.

  6. Mike Says:

    Yeah, I’m hoping for 33ppg from the offense this year and 20ppg from the defense.

  7. Jason Says:

    We break the record for point differential in a season.

  8. Buckaroo Boozie Says:

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  9. steve gaudreau Says:

    The only points that matter are the ones that win, be it 1 or 100 as long as it’s more than the opponent on game day.

  10. Cannon Says:

    I’m hoping that the 2021 Bucs end up being the Greatest team of all time. The pinnacle. The benchmark for NFL excellence.

    (At least until the 2022 team marches out)

  11. Buckaroo Boozie Says:

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  12. Pickgrin Says:

    27.6 points per game??? LOL

    This loaded Bucs offense is more likely to score about 600 points in 2021.

    Thats averaging about 35 points per game.

    Very doable if you ask me. There has NEVER been an NFL team this loaded with offensive weapons (Evans, Godwin, Gronk, AB, Howard, Miller, Brate + 3 capable RBs)…..

    With a very good OLine and the best QB ever distributing the ball….

    Bucs will be boat racing a number of teams on the schedule this year – 48-13 kinda stuff…

    Lets hope tonight is just such an embarrassment for our first opponent – the CowGirls……

    Let’s Flucking GOOOOOOOO!

  13. Ptwalk Says:

    Yeah Cannon, and this is possibly the most collection of talent all time. We may be watching something that’s historical. LFG!!!

  14. Buckaroo Boozie Says:

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  15. David Says:

    I’m even more optimistic. If the deadline gets the pressure we know they can and brings that week after week, I see them at 17 points per game or less in the office near 34 points per game.

  16. David Says:

    D line not deadline. And offense not office
    This is what happens when you dictate and don’t proofread

  17. David Says:

    Buccaneers 38
    Cowboys 13

  18. Wild Bill Says:

    I expect a tougher game than many here. But I also expect a big win. The first half may be close but I expect the Bucs to wear the Cowboys down in the second half and pull away. Praying for no serious injuries.

  19. firethecannons Says:

    I would like to see the Defense chase Dak all over the backfield and wear down his new ankle