Former NFL Man Singles Out the One Area of Improvement for Tom Brady-led Buccaneers Offense

Published 08/19/2021, 1:26 PM EDT
TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady (12) of the Buccaneers throws a pass during the Super Bowl LV game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 7, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


The 2020 NFL season ended with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers crowned as Super Bowl LV champions. The NFC South franchise, under the guidance of coach Bruce Arians, went up against the most ferocious offence in the NFL in the form of Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the season finale.

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Feb 7, 2020; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) moves under center near the goal line against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter of Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

But it was Todd Bowles’ defence that came out on top as they managed to shut out the likes of Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Travis Kelce at the Raymond James Stadium. Ultimately, the Buccaneers won by a comprehensive 9-31 margin.

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Tom Brady along with Rob Gronkowski, Mike Evans, Leonard Fournette, Antonio Brown and Chris Godwin, put on an offensive masterclass to crush coach Andy Reid’s defensive unit.

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What next for Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive unit in 2021?

1996 1st overall pick, Keyshawn Johnson, featured on a recent segment of NFL Live on ESPN. Speaking to Damien Woody and Jenna Laine, the former New York Jets wide receiver highlighted that the Buccaneers need to work on their running game if they want to repeat their heroics from 2020.

“When you look at it the second half of the season, much like you mentioned, you talked about the efficiency, the scoring of points put on the board. That’s what you’re gonna see, you’re gonna see a team that now doesn’t have to worry about the offseason getting together helicopters flying over Brady practices, they’re all together now.”

“So whatever a little bit that they didn’t have in sync last year during this time, they’ll pick up and they’ll be able to do you won’t see Brady throwing the ball 50 times a game or holding up five fingers because he forgot something that won’t take place.”

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TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady (12) of the Buccaneers throws a pass during the Super Bowl LV game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 7, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“They won’t be nearly as rusty as they were a year ago. Well, I know this is not gonna come as any surprise to anyone on the set. But for me to Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they got to get better at running the football,” Johnson said on the show.

All eyes will be on coach Arians and the likes of Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones II in 2021. The former really found his stride in the playoffs. He rushed for 300 rushing yards with 3 rushing TDs and lived up to his nickname ‘Playoff Lenny’.

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The question is, can he do the same during the 2021 regular season? Guess we’ll find out soon enough.

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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