Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should be cautiously optimistic

Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /

For many Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans, last night was seen as an anti-climatic start to the season. Despite winning the game, it was anything but the sort of dominant victory that a fan would hope for after just winning a Super Bowl and bringing back the exact same team, especially against a slightly above average team like the Dallas Cowboys.

However, the attitudes of both teams following the game gave a textbook example of the difference between great teams and good ones and should give every Bucs fan confidence in the team moving forward.

In his postgame interview, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, while not overly happy, definitely gave off the impression that he was content with the performance of his team following the game.

In his defense, the Cowboys did put up a far better fight than most thought they could, even Prescott it would seem.

Conversely, Tom Brady and Bruce Arians both seemed agitated and upset during their post game comments. It was obvious that despite the victory, neither the Buccaneerss QB or head coach were satisfied with what had transpired on the field Thursday night.

Complacency has too often been the downfall of great teams throughout all sports, so it should give Bucs fans confidence that their seems to be no evidence that Brady and Arians have any intentions of allowing one mediocre game to morph into a season-long issue.

As for the Cowboys, a team that given its fortunate position in a fairly non-competitive division, should win their fair share of games, their attitudes after the loss could be a forecast of complacency to come.

At the end of the day, only time will tell which teams will hold themselves to a higher standard as the season moves forward.

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