After playing Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a long break until their next game. This is perfect news for the Buccaneers.
Leading up to Thursday Night Football, we touched on how the short week against the Baltimore Ravens could not have come at a worse time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Well, that proved to hold true as the Buccaneers picked up yet another loss in what has turned into a frustrating 2022 NFL season up to this point. However, there is another side of this coin for the Bucs.
Now, the Buccaneers have a ten day break to regroup before they take on the Los Angeles Rams. The same Rams that are defending Super Bowl champions, and beat the Bucs in their house en route to accomplishing this.
They are also the same Rams who are struggling almost as much as the Buccaneers, almost.
It’s no secret that Tom Brady has a lot going on off the field, and it’s gratefully affecting both his play, and his demeanor on the field. As a result, team isn’t playing with the same sense of urgency under new head honcho Todd Bowles, and it’s very apparent in their body language. This long break of preparation (along with some Varsity Blues-style team bonding perhaps) could be just what the doctor ordered for this team. They need to come together, try to figure out just what in the world is going on, and wash it off. Given who their opponent is, they should also have revenge on their mind, and a hankering for a cold dish.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to steer their pirate ship out of these rough and treacherous waters in the worst way, and this extended break provides the perfect opportunity to do just that.