If this was an end of an era, the Buccaneers certainly knew it

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked lethargic in their playoff defeat. It was almost like the Buccaneers knew the end was here.

There really isn’t any way around it, or to sugarcoat things. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked absolutely putrid in their defeat in the wildcard round to the Dallas Cowboys. The Buccaneers pretty much sleepwalked through the entire game, and the result showed on the field. If this is how the Tom Brady era in Tampa Bay comes to an end, it really is a shame. It went out with a whimper rather than a bang, even if he did throw the ball 66 times.


Having said all that, the fact that a 45-year-old man was able to go out and sling the pill that many times is pretty astounding, even though the results were a bit of a mixed bag, to say the least. It may not be the end of Brady’s career on the field, but it certainly look that way as it pertains to the Buccaneers.

When most teams know that the end of an era is upon them, it seems like they pretty much always go out of their way to leave it all on the field. That wasn’t the case for the Bucs on Monday night. They played like they wanted to take a little bit home with them. The team as a whole seem pretty much indifferent out there, the GOAT included at times.

It definitely feels like this is the end of an era of Tampa Bay, buccaneers football, and the players and coaches certainly felt it to if that’s the case. It really is a shame to see things in this way, and it’s an even bigger shame if this is a sign of things to come. One thing at a time, though, it’s time to mourn.