The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick off their 2022 season on primetime Sunday Night. Here’s how the game will go for the Buccaneers.
We are back to bring to you just how exactly each and every Tampa Bay Buccaneers will go this season. We realize life gets in the way sometimes, and in today’s binge-centric culture we find ourselves when it comes to the tube, people get impatient. With the Buccaneers not playing until the Sunday Night game week one, anxiousness is at an all-time high. Of course as was the same as last year this information is volatile, and there’s always room for Marty McFly-like shenanigans to alter the timelines.
With that said you have been warned. Here is your official Buccaneers opening week spoiler alert.
It’s no secret that both the Buccaneers and their opponents, the Dallas Cowboys, will be banged up heading into their opening week contest in Jerry World on primetime. Both teams injuries have to do with the offensive line. With the Bucs, it has to do with the interior, and the Cowboys, it’s on the outside, most notably their left tackle Tyron Smith.
A lot has already been made by the talking heads in the media about how the Buccaneers, and Tom Brady in particular, will be at a huge disadvantage this season thanks to the injury to center Ryan Jensen and the departure of the two starting guards from a season ago. Their reasoning is that if you put pressure on the Brady up the middle, then he suddenly becomes less effective. While there are numbers to back that up, the fact of the matter is if it was really that simple to slow down Brady, don’t you think he would be far less successful that he’s been in his career? Perhaps that’s a question for the philosophers.
Anyway, expect the Cowboys and their defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to utilize his approach by having Micah Parsons rush of the middle. He and the rest of the talented yet inconsistent defense will surely get to Brady, but the Buccaneers have a strong defense of their own.
While a lot has been made of Brady’s disadvantage as it pertains to pressure, the same can be said for Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, if not more so. He is not the same quarterback when Smith is out, because Ezekiel Elliott is not the same running back when Smith is out. They are all spokes in the wheel. With that said, the deep pass-rush unit of the Buccaneers, and of course the monsters in the middle, will get to Prescott more than the Cowboys get to Brady.
With all that being the case, expect Mike Evans to get the best of Trevon Diggs on at least one occasion. Of course, the Buccaneers are committed to running the ball more this year, so much to the chagrin of a lot of fans, look for them to try and establish it early.
When you add all this up, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will defeat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night football by a score of 30-14. Tom Brady uses all the motivation and bulletin board material that has been boiling up this offseason with a statement win on the road to start the 2022 NFL season. There is your week one spoiler. Do with this information what you will.