Quarterback Drew Brees
While the Bucs have been bad for a while the main thorn in the side of their franchise for the over the past ten seasons has been Drew Brees. While the former Super Bowl MVP has had ups and downs with New Orleans but always seems to put up huge games against Tampa Bay. While Drew Brees has been a monster for most of his career he averages over 280 yards and two touchdowns per game against Tampa Bay. Not being known for the most mobile quarterback in the league, Brees always seems to get those crucial first downs with his legs when he needs to against the Bucs. With a 16-8 record against Tampa, he looks to improve on that record this Sunday with crucial playoff seeding on the line.
While this hasn’t been the greatest year for the Buccaneers there have been a few bright spots. Winston, when healthy has improved, and the defensive stars, Lavonte David and Gerald McCoy continue to prove they are some of the best players in the league. The season may have one more gut punch to endure before the final bell rings the future looks brighter for Tampa because honestly, it can’t get much worse. Drew Brees might be nearing his final seasons in the league so we have that to look forward to. While a lot of changes are coming for the team this off-season the birthmarked, shorter than average, Boilermaker will be a constant reminder that the Bucs still have to overcome their own division before they can do anything significant in the league.
That’s the final player the Buccaneers will have to watch this season. Is there anyone I missed, sound off on Twitter or Facebook on other Saints players that can make a big impact on Sunday.