“We Needed Him”: Tom Brady on Regaining Crucial Star for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Published 12/27/2021, 12:56 PM EST


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fixated their dominance against the Carolina Panthers, and Tom Brady did not miss his offense. The Buccaneers went against the Panthers with 60 percent of their original scoring offense injured. But he managed to make the opponents pay anyway. Well, that’s what he does.

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Tom Brady had lost a couple of his main targets during the Saints 0-9 shutout last Sunday. Receivers Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and running back Leonard Fournette couldn’t make the game. And playing with a new face like Le’Veon Bell, Brady still managed to get the Bucs back on track and function like one strong unit.

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Even though suffering from a lack of quality targets, Tom Brady turned to Antonio Brown to catch the ball forward. Antonio had just returned from a three-game suspension he received due to claiming false vaccination status. Although, his return came in a very crucial moment when the Bucs needed him the most.

Tom Brady on regaining Antonio Brown

Brown on his return to the squad made sure to claim his dominance in the gridiron. The 33-year-old veteran recorded an impressive 101 yards on 10 receptions with an average of 10.1 yards per carry. Although he did not score a touchdown, he certainly was involved in many key plays throughout the game.

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After the much-anticipated win for the Bucs, Tom Brady, during his post-game conference, made it clear that they were counting on Brown to receive the ball during the game. “AB played great just like he always does. We needed him with Mike out, Chris out, BP out,” Brady said.

Although the team was missing out on many key players, players like Antonio Brown, Key’Shawn Vaughn, and Ronald Jones II, it did not affect the game. And Tom Brady did what he usually does, destroy his opponents. 

Looking at the Buccaneers back in their original form, could we assume that they are now eyeing for the No.1 seed in the NFC? However, the question remains, would they achieve?

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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