Why Tom Brady will throw for more than 300 yards against the Saints
Tom Brady will make his debut in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform in just a matter of hours and excitement is growing by the minute.
The Buccaneers enter the 2020 season with expectations through the roof as part of the addition of Tom Brady, as well as several other play-makers over the course of the offseason.
As we close in on game time, here’s a look at a few last minute predictions for the match-up against the Saints, including one for QB Tom Brady.
Last minute predictions for Tom Brady & the Buccaneers against the New Orleans Saints
- Tom Brady throws for 300 yards or more this afternoon
What a greater way to make an impact than to step in from the start and absolutely carve up your divisional rival? Well, that’s our prediction here.
As Brady takes the field today- even without one of his top play-makers- he’s going to be zeroed in and ready to go. Look for him to make the right reads, get the ball out of his hands quickly and to rack up the yards on the stat sheet, ultimately throwing for more than 300 on the day.
I love Ronald Jones II, but Leonard Fournette is just a different animal and that’s going to be seen as soon as he steps on the field. Both running backs are going to get their fair share of carries and split reps, but it will be Fournette who comes out as the top performer of the day in terms of running backs.
- The rookies struggle a little bit
While there is plenty of potential in this rookie class, don’t be surprised if they struggle a little. Don’t be surprised if Tristan Wirfs gives up a sack or misses an assignment. Antoine Winfield Jr. may very well be out of position and get burned on a big play.
Tyler Johnson may be almost non-existent on the field. These guys have potential and they’re going to develop into elite players, in my opinion, but it might not be on display this early on the road against a team with talent like the Saints.
- Shaquil Barrett steps up in a big way
There are questions about Shaq Barrett heading into this season, but they won’t stick around all that long. There are plenty of Bucs fans who want to see if Barrett can be the dominant pass-rusher this year as he was last season and the answer to that question will be a resounding ‘yes.’
Look for Barrett to post a couple of sacks in the season-opener and to showcase his insane edge-rushing ability early.
The Buccaneers and Saints will kickoff at 4:25 p.m. ET. The NFC South divisional match-up will be televised live on FOX.