“Got Issues with this Team”- Analyst Suggests the Tom Brady-led Buccaneers Won’t Defend Title

Published 02/15/2021, 3:45 PM EST
Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) and head coach Bruce Arians celebrate during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sealed a memorable 2nd-ever Super Bowl title earlier this month. They made their way to a comfortable 9-31 win over Kansas City Chiefs on February 7th, 2020, at the Raymond James Stadium. Brady connected with former teammates Rob Gronkowski, and Antonio Brown to win his 7th Championship ring.

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NFL Football – Super Bowl LV – Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Kansas City Chiefs – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, U.S. – February 7, 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Rob Gronkowski celebrates scoring their first touchdown with Tom Brady REUTERS/Eve Edelheit

This was Bruce Arians’ first Super Bowl title win as a coach. Tampa Bay Buccaneers deserved credit for putting together a stunning squad in the build-up to the 2020 season.

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They brought in some big names such as Brady, Gronkowski, Brown, LeSean McCoy, Leonard Fournette, and others to challenge for major honors.

But with several players entering free agency this summer, can the Buccaneers make it 2 wins in a row?

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Can Tom Brady and the Buccaneers successfully defend their Super Bowl title?

Popular podcast show host Jason McIntyre made an appearance on ESPN’s First Take earlier today. While applauding the Buccaneers’ display last season, McIntyre raised some serious doubts regarding their title credentials in 2021.

He said, “I got issues with this team. First of all, this is a crazy stat that I saw. It’s mind-boggling. Every player who scored a touchdown for the Bucs in the Super Bowl is up as a free agent…we don’t know about Antonio Brown.

Feb 7, 2020; Tampa, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass against Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) during the third quarter of Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

“We don’t know about Leonard Fournette and then you look at the bigger picture guys. Chris Godwin is going to command top dollar…

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“Lavonte David’s a free agent. I mean Shaq Barrett, who dominated the postseason, he’s a free agent. So the Bucs have a lot to do,” McIntyre said on the show.

Tampa Bay HC Bruce Arians and GM Jason Licht have a busy summer ahead of them. Fans will be hoping to see their favorite stars return to the big stage. Let’s see if ‘Tampa’ Brady can play a role in getting his teammates to stick around for at least another season.

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