“We’re Never Going To Look Past An Opponent”

January 6th, 2023

Sean Murphy-Bunting

So the Bucs have a meaningless game Sunday in Atlanta, though cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting explained why it can’t be meaningless.

Murphy-Bunting hopped on SiriusXM NFL Radio yesterday and explained that every game is an opportunity to improve, and every game represents a goal for a player to play his very best, so every game means something because players are playing for their teammates and a team goal of greatness.

“Everybody has to have their whole hand in the pile and buy in to what we’re doing … if everybody stacks their “1′ together, I mean, we can be an ultimate, complete team,” Murphy-Bunting said.

He added with conviction, “We’re never going to look past an opponent.”

SMB said there was no real feeling of celebration among the Bucs for winning the NFC South title last Sunday, it was more about feeling good about getting past “Step 1” en route to a bigger goal.

Overall, SMB painted the Bucs as a workaholic group led by Tom Brady and Todd Bowles, guys he said never stop working.

13 Responses to ““We’re Never Going To Look Past An Opponent””

  1. PSL Bob Says:

    The difference between a W and a L is a winning season or a losing season. We need the win. You don’t want to head into the playoffs with a loss. Go get it BUCS!!!

  2. JD Says:

    If Bunting can do what he did in 2020 playoffs then we are cooking!

  3. James Says:

    I expect multiple turnovers from 23 in the tournament

  4. D-Rok Says:

    Yep, I heard this interview live. SMB is a well-spoken individual, and he elucidates his thoughts poignantly and succinctly. He was a breath of fresh air after listening to BL’s “thoughts” the last few days.

    GO BUCS!!!

  5. Buccos Says:

    SMB is playing at an elite level right now. If we can get 3 elite CB’s on the field together at the same time we could be dangerous.

  6. Buccos Says:

    Personally I think when we are healthy we have the best secondary in the NFL.

  7. AmauryGuzman Says:

    This defense is gonna have to step it up in the playoffs. They also can’t have slow starts. They always look unprepared to start a game.

  8. NashvilleBuc Says:

    No game is meaningless. Fans pay for the experience to see the team play and win. The team exists to make $$$ for the owners, and they need fans to do it. Play to win. Every time.

  9. teacherman777 Says:

    Sometimes on 3rd and long, we need to play a 4-7.

    Dean, Davis, SMB, Keanu Neal, Winfield, Ryan and Edwards at the same time!

    And rush Vea, Hicks, JTS, and Nelson/Nassib.

    Keanu Neal has experience as a LB.

    Think about adding it to our defensive scheme.

    I love David and White.

    But I think it would make our pass defense unstoppable.

  10. Redeemer Says:

    Brady is going to play. I think that means the entire offense plays too. The big question for me is how long. IMO, the only way Bowles starts pulling guys, is if they’re blowing ATL out. That’s unlikely based on the body of work this season. I’d like to see it treated like a dress rehearsal. A winning record means nothing if you lose a key player that costs you against Dallas. I get it, they can’t rest everyone. But you can be judicious. I’m sure the players want to win. For me, it’s a cost benefit analysis.

  11. Buccos Says:

    I would not play anyone that is nursing an injury with the only exceptions being Wirfs and Donnie for obvious reasons

  12. Daryl Green Says:

    Those two Linebackers & that secondary. I don’t want to hear about Logan Ryan and how smart he is. Give me Mike & Winny CD, deer lights Dean, &the Murph.
    Sprinkle in Neal cuz he’s a hitter. If they get their ish together we have a chance.

  13. EA Says:

    These players continue to hint that this coaching staff is a joke.