1. It is only Week 1
Buccaneers fans who are comparing this offense to last year don’t understand the factors that have gone into this season.
Tampa Bay didn’t have OTAs. They didn’t have a preseason. The offense has a ton of new pieces, moving parts and a brand new quarterback in Tom Brady. There were bound to be some hiccups.
Despite its struggles against the Saints, the offense showed promise. The unit moved the ball and actually out-gained New Orleans in total yards.
It’s only Week 1. This team is going to get better, they will learn from their mistakes and it’s my belief that we’ll see a much more efficient offensive performance even beginning this week.
The Buccaneers return to action this Sunday at home against NFC South divisional opponent Carolina Panthers.