While it appears as if the quote was taken beyond it’s original meeting, the Buccaneers need to listen to Aaron Rodgers with their use of Tom Brady.
Tom Brady is back at practice with the Buccaneers after his brief hiatus.
The couple of weeks that followed the initial announcement were strange to be certain, but the best way for the team to move past this is by getting reps and working on chemistry before the start of the season.
In an effort to accomplish this goal while also being team-focused, the Buccaneers need to listen to none other than Aaron Rodgers.
The playoff rival for Tampa has been in the news for some weird things over the past year, but he is spot-on in this video regarding preseason football.
First things first, we need to get beyond the title. What Rodgers clearly means with his comments is that certain usage of players in the preseason is a waste. The preseason as a whole is not a waste.
This much is true. With the rate of injuries and the need to actually get beyond one series for some teams to get in a groove, one singular series is not enough for the starters to actually show that they have the juice for the regular season.
As Rodgers said, the Bucs need to be better than this with their final preseason game.
If they want to see what Tom Brady and the offense can do, let them play for two or three series. They don’t need to go all the way like Rodgers suggested and play the full quarter, but 10-15 reps should be enough to get everyone on the same page.
On the other hand, if the Buccaneers really want to protect Brady and the rest of their offense from the rampant injuries that are taking the team down, they don’t need to play their starters at all.
Hot or cold. Enough with this ‘in the middle’ stuff. Either the Bucs need to let Brady play or they don’t. Anything else just isn’t consistent logically.
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