Buccaneers: 100 reasons to be excited for the 2021 season

Ndamukong Suh, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The 2021 NFL season officially kicks off in 100 days, and in the spirit of the excitement that comes with being a few months out from the start, here are 100 reasons for Buccaneers fans to be excited.

Reasons #1-#33 for Buccaneers fans to be excited about the 2021 season

1. Playing a full season as the defending Super Bowl champions

2. Fans back in fuller stands

3. Watching Tom Brady defy every bit of scientific understanding of human biology and anatomy

4. Gronk spikes

5. Mike Evans putting together another 1,000-yard season

6. Bruce Arians interviews

7. Todd Bowles creating pressure with every player on the defense

8. Defensive lineups with Shaquil Barrett, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Joe Tryon on the field at the same time

9. A real third-down back in Giovani Bernard

10. Chris Godwin making plays that don’t look real

11. Scotty Miller burning established NFL corners deep

12. Lavonte David making the All-Pro roster

13. Devin White crushing a quarterback that makes the wrong decision to try to run the ball

14. Cannon fire after dozens of touchdowns in Raymond James

15. Playoff Lenny in the regular season

16. Mike Evans rocking Marshon Lattimore to sleep

17. Tom Brady yelling “LFG” on the field

18. Ronald Jones reaching his first 1,000-yard rushing season

19. Devin White riding his horse on the field

20. Running the ball on first down but actually making it work

21. Antoine Winfield Jr. showing the peace sign to receivers

22. Sean Murphy-Bunting having fun at the expense of the offense

23. Mike Edwards positing a starting-caliber stat line despite only playing 30% of the defensive snaps

24. Vita Vea blowing up double teams

25. Alex Cappa emerging as top-tier IOL

26. Special teams taking a step forward

27. William Gholston finally gaining recognition as one of the best linemen on the team

28. A healthy season from O.J. Howard

29. Watching Kyle Trask learn from Brady

30. Grant Stuard becoming a quick fan-favorite

31. Jordan Whitehead forcing fumbles on unsuspecting ball-carriers

32. The front-seven holding All Pro running backs to two yards per carry

33. Defensive celebrations after many, many forced turnovers