It was a night to forget for Bruce Arians’ Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their fanbase. Losing to a divisional rival is always a hard pill to swallow. But the manner in which Tom Brady and Co. failed on Sunday night will add to their suffering.
The likes of Brees, WR Michael Thomas, RB Alvin Kamara, and even backup QB Taysom Hill had a productive outing last night. But the home team was far from perfect.
Along with Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Leonard Fournette and debutant Antonio Brown failed to make an impact in the game across all 4 quarters. Things are looking gloomy for the Buccaneers heading into Week 10.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers man Ryan Clark was joined by NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky on ESPN’s Get Up on Monday. Here’s what the latter said with respect to the Buccaneers and their odds of making the Super Bowl this season.
He said, “That’s the worst game plan I’ve seen in the NFL this year. And I’ve watched every snap of jets football. So that’s the game plan I have seen in the NFL this season…
“This is the image that I remember Brady having to get helped up off the ground last night because that’s the difference of the game.
“The reality is this guy is Tampa Bay’s crown jewel. If you do not protect your crown jewel, you don’t have a chance. You’re not good enough as a coaching staff.
“When Brady was in New England, it was about diversity different game plan every week, how to protect them all that stuff. This week, it’s ‘line up we’re gonna play the same game plan. We’re gonna play the same game plan’…It has to get better.
“Start to use different formations, use some motion, protect your quarterback better because if you don’t, you’re not going to win what you should and that’s the Super Bowl,” Orlovsky said on the show.
The 6-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady will definitely not take this loss ‘sitting down’. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Teddy Bridgewater-led Carolina Panthers away next weekend. We expect them to come out all guns blazing in order to silence their doubters across the league.