It’s official. It’s really happening. Sure – I’ve been hearing about this news since Tuesday night, but being a diehard fan, I wanted to hear the official announcement. And on Friday morning, I did.
Tom Brady – the greatest of all time – is now the Buccaneers’ new starting quarterback.
A month ago, there’s no way I could’ve pictured this happening. Even when Tampa Bay was mentioned as one of the teams in the running for Brady, I considered it a longshot. Well, people who know me know that I’m usually wrong more than I’m right. I did it again on this one.
There’s no need for me to mention all of Brady’s accomplishments. You know them all – highlighted by the six Super Bowl wins.
Can a 42-year old quarterback really bring a championship to a team that hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2007? We’ll see. The offensive line needs more. The Bucs don’t have much of a running game. And the pass coverage, while showing improvement late in 2019, still needs some help. And it wouldn’t hurt to draft a quarterback in next month’s draft, since Brady isn’t going to be in Tampa for very long.
But man, this is exciting with a capital E. The Bucs have struggled mightily to fill up Ray-Jay, and when they do, it’s usually because of thousands of visiting team’s fans. I have a feeling we’re going to see some sellouts in 2020. Those visiting team fans will still be there, but Bucs fans will occupy the rest, and drown them out.
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