Buccaneers need to acknowledge what they have with Tom Brady

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
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The Buccaneers haven’t been the best team in the NFL through the first five weeks, but they do still have one of the best quarterbacks in the league in Tom Brady.

Buccaneers fans have become spoiled with Tom Brady.

Sitting at three and two with losses against good teams feels like it is under-achieving, and that is one of the good changes that came from the arrival of Brady.

Gone are the days of a losing mentality. Gone are the days of being okay with losing. There are new expectations in Tampa, and these expectations apply to the team as a whole and the players.

Almost anyone who isn’t a Buccaneer fan would probably tell you that Tom Brady is having a terrible season. Is it as good as last season? No, but this is far from a bad season for Tampa’s most important player.

Brady is currently completing 68.1% of his passes, the second-highest of his career, and has 1,409 passing yards, seven touchdowns, and one interception on the season.

This projects to be 4,791 yards, 24 touchdowns, and three interceptions by the end of the year.

Is that really that bad?

The red zone is the one area where the offense has struggled the most, but that is no fault of Brady’s. The coaching staff is where that fault lies, and it seems like we are finally starting to see the positive changes in the offense that would actually reflect Brady’s ceiling.

This is still a very good season for the GOAT. Tom Brady is still the best and most important player on the Buccaneers, and the coaching staff has to recognize this for the rest of the season.

Teams like the Buccaneers that want to be good have to rely on their best players.  Brady is still that guy, and the coaching staff has to use him like he is. The red zone mistakes will fix themselves if the staff just lets Brady be Brady.

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