Not that it should be a surprise to anyone, but the Buccaneers probably need to start preparing for a future without Tom Brady to be here soon.
As if there already wasn’t a mountain of pressure on the Buccaneers coaches. If this season doesn’t already have people calling for the heads of the coaching staff, what is going to happen when Tom Brady leaves the team?
Everyone knows its coming. Whether it is at the end of this season or at the end of the next, the break with Brady is going to be here very soon.
In fact, many believe that it is more likely than not that this will be Brady’s final season in the league (almost assuredly his final season in Tampa).
This doesn’t really come as a surprise to anyone that has been paying attention to this season. The Bucs are bad and make Brady look worse. You can probably attribute three of these wins to Brady taking over the end of some lucky games, and even that might not be enough to keep the team in first place in the NFC South.
This isn’t a great season for Brady and he has still been one of the better players on the team. Does anyone really believe that this team will get better under Bowles and Leftwich when Brady is gone?
Kyle Trask and Blaine Gabbert shouldn’t be inspiring much confidence in what this team can do.
This pressure then comes back down onto the coaches. A season that needed to end with some major wins, especially in the playoffs, has become even more in need of some heroics with some obvious losses coming in the future as the team starts the shift in its identity.
A tough change is coming for Todd Bowles and company. Winning this season is going to be the only way to survive the storm.
The future isn’t getting brighter without Tom Brady.
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