1. The passing game has to be effective from the get-go
If you want to win the game, it’s going to be on the shoulders of Tom Brady, there’s really no way around it.
The Buccaneers didn’t bring Brady in to collect a pay check and play a secondary role. He is going to be counted upon to get the ball to his play-makers, to make smart decisions and to be a leader throughout this season.
It all begins Sunday.
If the Bucs want to win this game, the passing game has to be effective from the get-go. You can’t throw two interceptions and expect to win. You can’t put all the pressure on Ronald Jones II, Leonard Fournette and LeSean McCoy to pick up the hard yardage and think that it’s going to get the job done.
This is a pass-first offense and that facet of the game has to be clicking on all cylinders to begin the season if Tampa Bay wants a shot on beating the Saints.