Repeating in the Super Bowl is hard for anyone, even the Buccaneers.
It may be harder for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to repeat a SB win than it was to win it this year, even if they’re able to bring most of their players back.
We are talking about one of the most arduous undertakings in any professional sport, winning back-to-back championships! No, it’s not inconceivable, ask MJ, Kobe, Magic, or even the former Patriot and current Buccaneers QB, Mr. Incredible, TB12 himself, Tom Brady. So although it’s not ‘holy crap’ impossible, it’s more likely just a mere notch below that.
Now, let’s take a quick little gander at this year’s Super Bowl opponent, and contender, the Kansas City Chiefs. They were able to bring back a majority of their key pieces to their SB winning team of 2019 and almost ran the table going a very respectable 14-2. A pretty amazing feat, in and of itself.
When they came into RayJay back in November, it looked like they were going to humiliate the Bucs, giving fodder for all the Brady haters to validate their biased opinions that he was over-the-hill. And the Buccaneers? O-ver-ra-ted. But behind Brady’s drive, leadership, and playoff experience, they made it a respectable game, pushing hard to come back and not embarrass themselves by faltering like Bucs teams of the past and only losing by a field goal.
The Chiefs rumbled through the season with more than a few close calls, but once again made it back to the promised land to end up playing Tampa Bay, where, wellllll, we all know how that turned out!
The defending champs couldn’t stop the Buccaneers
After sitting at third or fourth in the division for most of the last decade or so, it was finally the Buccaneers’ turn to make their move. Although they struggled some throughout the season, they also put together some great wins over the likes of Green Bay and Las Vegas, while later getting outright ROLLED at home, 38-3 in primetime, by the Saints.
Two weeks later, after a win at Carolina, they lost a couple close back-to-back home games to the Rams and Chiefs, both 27-24. It was starting to become evident that Buccaneer fandom was about to resign itself to the fact that it was going to be another “next year” scenario once again.
Faith was fading as the Bucs dropped to 7-5, and there was no way we could catch the freakin’ Saints to win the division. Going into week 13, the Tampa Bay finally had their bye, and it couldn’t have come at a better time, giving Jordan Whitehead and Antonio Brown the chance to heal up from injuries they suffered in the last couple weeks, as well as others who also took advantage to heal from their battle wounds.
The Buccaneers prevailed in their last 4 games, and 8 altogether if you count the playoff run to the Super Bowl, making the triumph over Brees’ Saints, say it with me…. sweet, SWEEEET revenge! Then the Lambeau victory sent shockwaves through Packer Nation and quashed any doubters saying that the Bucs just had luck and good fortune reign down upon them as they coasted to the big game, winning in dominating fashion over the Chiefs.