The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need this talented CB now more than ever
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers open up their 2020 season against the New Orleans Saints Sunday afternoon with the eyes of the nation watching.
While there will be no fans in the stadium, there will still be millions around the country tuning in to see these new-look Buccaneers with Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Leonard Fournette combined with the talented play-makers already on the roster.
Sean Murphy-Bunting has to step up for the Buccaneers now
The more you look at the evolution of offenses in the NFL, the more you realize that the most important position on the field defensively may very well be cornerback.
There’s no doubt when you look at Murphy-Bunting that he has the talent to become one of the top cornerbacks in the league. Though you’d like a little more time to see him develop, the truth of the matter is that the time is now for Murphy-Bunting to step up and there’s really no other way around it.
Murphy-Bunting is going to be relied upon to be the Bucs’ No. 1 coverage option defensively. Against the Saints, Murphy-Bunting will be tasked with being on an island at times against Michael Thomas– one of the league’s best wide receivers- and he’s going to need to win those battles for the Buccaneers to have a chance at winning the game.
It’s a lot to ask of a second-year player to step up and become a star, but that’s exactly what Tampa Bay will need out of Sean Murphy-Bunting to be successful defensively this season.