As the Buccaneers get close to their most important game of the season, a former member of their team is right about what happens on Monday.
There is a growing split that is starting to form in regards to the Buccaneers game versus the Cowboys in the first round of the playoffs.
On one end, the Cowboys have been the better team during the regular season and are rightfully the favorites on paper.
On the other end, this is the playoffs and Tom Brady is the starting quarterback for the Bucs.
Anything can happen.
With the game being a little less than 24-hours away, one former Buccaneer that also won the Super Bowl has weighed in on what is going to happen tomorrow night:
Earl Watford is right for more than just knowing the Bucs are going to win; some things are just inevitable. The true greatness of this prediction is that it actually makes perfect sense to fire a head coach that still made the playoffs, something that Buccaneers fans have pushed back against at times this season.
As for the Buccaneers themselves, it feels like every bit of conventional wisdom and the numbers point to a loss tomorrow night. Tampa’s offense has been bad for most of the season. The defense has been great, but there have been some cracks in the armor in recent weeks.
The Cowboys were hot and the Bucs were cold. Again, it doesn’t matter. Betting against Tom Brady in the playoffs is silly, and Tampa’s experience in the playoffs as a team is going to pay off in a major way tomorrow night.
Moving back to the Cowboys, their streakiness looks poised to hurt them tomorrow against Tampa. Their coaching staff has abandoned the pass far too often this season to make any team truly fear them offensively, and Tampa winning should be the right event to show Dallas that a coaching change is the only way to make the most of their talented roster.
Good take from Earl Watford.
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