While Tom Brady and Bruce Arians looked like a match made in Heaven for the Buccaneers, ESPN Analyst Dan Orlovsky is not convinced.
It should be no secret that the Tom Brady experiment in Tampa Bay is not going entirely according to plan. The pairing with “offensive-oriented” head coach, Bruce Arians, has led to a seven and five record through twelve weeks, but this is still not good enough for Tampa Bay.
When fans say, “we’re seven and five. Just enjoy that” it completely neglects the notion that this team should be better than it is. Tampa Bay’s defense was top-five for the first eleven weeks of the season. The Bucs have a top-10 running back for the first time in years. Despite all of these improvements, Tampa Bay is still hovering dangerously close to .500.
After all of the major offseason moves, free agent signings, and stellar draft picks, Tampa Bay still can’t beat the Saints, and the majority of their convincing wins this season have come against some of the weakest teams in the league.
“Just be happy that we have a winning record” fails to take into account that the Bucs should’ve beaten the Bears, Rams, and the Saints at least once. If fans are still okay with losses like that, perhaps they should hold their team to a higher standard.