Tom Brady is A Buc

It’s Going to be Strange to See Tom Brady As A Tampa Bay Buccaneer

Wait, what, Tom Brady is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer? I know it is strange to say out loud, but Tom Brady actually decided to join a pirate ship that has been leaking water since its birth in 1976.

The Bucs are truly one of the worst franchises in the
history of the NFL and I have the stats to back that statement up. Tampa has a regular-season record of 267 wins and 424 loses. The math proves the point as the historically bad Buccaneer ship is an astonishing 157 games underwater.

Sure the Bucks won a Super Bowl back in 2002, but since 2007 the team hasn’t even come close to a division title. This franchise has been so bad since 2007 that when these pirates board another ship they giveaway gold.

Take Jameis Winston, who threw 44 interceptions in the last two seasons. Things got so bad for Jameis that he opted to have Lasik eye surgery earlier in the year – no, an eye-patch is not required after the surgery.

Brady who just 3 days earlier finalized his divorce from the New England Patriots, signed a two-year deal reportedly worth $50 million dollars guaranteed. No matter what anyone says – it will be strange to watch Tom Brady in a Buccaneer uniform.

“Excited, humble and hungry,” Brady wrote on Instagram, “…if there is one thing I have learned about football, it’s that nobody cares what you did last year or the year before that…you earn the trust and respect of those around through your commitment every single day. I’m starting a new football journey and thankful for the (Buccaneers) for giving me an opportunity to do what I love to do. I look forward to meeting all my new teammates and coaches and proving to them that they can believe and trust in me…I have always believed that well done is better than well said, so I’m gonna not gonna say much more — I’m just gonna get to work! #Year1”

Bruce Arians is Hell of A good Coach

Enter Bruce Arians, the Bucs head coach who is heading into year two of his Buccaneer career is widely regarded as one of the leagues’ best offensive-minded head coaches. Look any coach who can actually take the Cardinals to a Super Bowl is a hell of a good leader.

Last month at the NFL combine, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians was asked: Of all the free-agent quarterbacks, which one would you pick up the phone to recruit? With no pause – “Tom Brady,” Arians said with a bit of a chuckle.

Arians who is a master of one-liners will often says to anyone who will listen – “no risk it, no biscuit.”

Staying Away from Hollywood

So what the heck happened to Brady going to LA? According to Jim Trotter of NFL Media, the reason Brady passed on signing with the Chargers was due to “family considerations.”

Basically, Tom moved his family to New York earlier in the year and wanted to be closer to them, which in these strange times we live in makes a ton of sense.

I also suspect that Tom had no desire to play in front of 50,000 empty seats in Los Angeles, and honestly does anyone really want to play for the unbelievably cheap Dean Spanos?

Perspective on Seeing Tom Brady in Orange

From a football perspective, lets put this move into the proper context. Tom Brady believes he has two more good years left in him, but the reality is his game has fallen off Max Kellerman’s cliff.

I decided to consultant the Magic 8-Ball. I asked the following question: Can Tom Brady win a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Bucs?

The Answer “outlook not so good.”

By no means am I routing against the “Goat”, but the film doesn’t lie. His arm looks weak, he is officially less mobile than a phone booth and Tampa Tommy will be playing in an entirely new system.

Simply put the odds are against Brady winning another Super Bowl, but Tom has that “it” factor and despite falling off the cliff, I wouldn’t bet against the old Tom Brady resurfacing for one last playoff run.

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