NFL Analyst Explains Why it is ‘Super Bowl-or-Bust’ for Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Published 01/01/2021, 11:20 AM EST
Dec 13, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones (27) high five against the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Tom Brady is, without a doubt, one of the greatest to have ever played the game. Brady has been one of the longest-tenured players in the NFL and is still one of the best quarterbacks in the league today.

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Now with a whole new team, Brady wants to accomplish his goal of winning a 7th Super Bowl ring with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

NFL analyst Emmanuel Acho spoke on Speak For Yourself earlier. He believes that Tom Brady did not leave the New England Patriots to achieve less.

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He joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win a championship, and nothing less than that is good enough. He pointed out that a player of Brady’s ambition and caliber would not leave a great organization just to go play in the Playoffs.

Dec 13, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) points against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

He said, “You don’t leave an organization you’ve been with for 20 years, an organization in which you’ve been to 9 Super Bowls, in which you’ve won 6 Super Bowls simply to go play in the Playoffs. You don’t leave that organization to accomplish less.” 

Acho added that Brady’s best accomplishments were clearly in New England. He had one of the best coaches in NFL history in Bill Belichick to mentor him and guide him to 6 Super Bowl titles.

He explained the same using an analogy for the average person. He believes that like Brady, any human being would want to move forward in the world.

Tom Brady wants to win another Super Bowl

He added, “You leave an organization with the greatest football coach of all time, where you have accomplished the greatest achievements of all time to go accomplish the same.

“You don’t leave to go get worse. Think about anybody in the working world. You leave to take a vertical move. You leave to take a vertical step up…”

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Acho concluded by saying that Brady did not sign with Tampa Bay to have a vacation. He believes that Brady wants to win another Super Bowl title and get his hands on the Lombardi trophy. Because of Brady’s ambition, he suggests that it is ‘Super Bowl-or-bust’ for him and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“Tom Brady did not leave New England to achieve less. He left to once again be on a billboard, to hoist the Lombardi. So, Super Bowl-or-bust is absolutely the right mentality. Because it is everyone’s mentality who wants to achieve greatness.”

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Tom Brady will enter the Playoffs for the first time with a different team this year. Despite the change in scenery for Brady, the goal will remain the same; win a Super Bowl trophy.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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