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Old 03-17-2020, 06:36 PM
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What the Buc?: Brady new Tampa QB...

The moment the entire football world has waited for appears to be close. After months of speculation surrounding the future of Tom Brady, the six-time Super Bowl winner decided one day after legal tampering began to say goodbye to the only NFL team he's ever known in the New England Patriots. While it took him an exceedingly prolonged amount of time to announce that decision, his follow-up punch should be less of a wait, as Brady appears to be headed to Tampa to play for the Buccaneers.

"At this point there's every reason to believe Tom Brady will be playing for Tampa Bay next year," CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora reports. "Sounds a little strange, but get used to it. Barring something unforeseen that's where it's headed."

There's no timeline set up for a signing date or announcement as of yet, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the deal is believed to be around $30 million per year.

And with that, Brady's first-ever go at NFL free agency should end with him taking over a Bucs team ready to move on from Jameis Winston following a unfortunately historic season wherein he heaved 30 interceptions to go along with 33 touchdowns.

Winston did what he could to strengthen his chances of remaining in Tampa, i.e., opting to undergo LASIK surgery to improve his vision, but head coach Bruce Arians -- who has been consistently flippant about Winston's chances of being re-signed -- opted to instead franchise tag Shaq Barrett and let the former first-round pick take his talents elsewhere. For Arians and Bucs general manager Jason Licht, the decision between Brady and Winston was a no-brainer, considering the resume of the former versus the waffling potential on the latter.

Brady, 42, didn't play his best football in his final season with the Patriots though, and it led to many speculating if Father Time was finally catching up to him. The receiving corps, or lack thereof, was a key reason for his downturn in production, but he won't have that issue in Central Florida. The four-time Super Bowl MVP will now tandem with two-time All-Pro receiver Mike Evans, an explosive target who can operate in both short and deep yardage, along with the ascendant Chris Godwin and a pair of talented tight ends in O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate, which should help Brady improve over his previous year.

There were several suitors in the race for Brady, including the front-running Los Angeles Chargers, but it's the Bucs who won him over.

Brady's long kiss goodbye to the Patriots was one wrought with rumors surrounding the team's lack of value for their longtime QB, but owner Robert Kraft shot down such talk, making it known things could've been worked out to keep Brady in a Patriots uniform -- had he wanted to stay put. He obviously did not, and the move sends shockwaves throughout multiple organizations. The Patriots must now find a quarterback for both now and later, and teams who were all-in on landing Brady are still without one as well.

In his time with New England, Brady not only earned the aforementioned six championships, but also four Super Bowl MVP nods, three league MVP awards, 14 Pro Bowl appearances, five All-Pro honors, and much more -- including having already been named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team and the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.

The Buccaneers could do much worse than adding a quarterback with such an obvious first-ballot resume to their ranks, and they hope it makes them an instant contender in the process, because eventually (and likely very soon) Father Time will prove he actually is undefeated.
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Old 03-17-2020, 06:42 PM
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Wish he would have stayed in the afc. This makes the bucs an instant playoff contender in the already very tough nfc. Vikings will be playing at tb this year.
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Old 03-17-2020, 06:45 PM
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Late to the party BLB. Posted an hour and a half ago in 2 other threads
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Old 03-17-2020, 06:47 PM
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Late to the party BLB. Posted an hour and a half ago in 2 other threads
Sorry Wayne. Didn't mean to step on toes. I simply forgot about the thread you posted the Brady info in. My sincere apologies!

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Old 03-17-2020, 06:54 PM
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Go Bucs. Gotta buy my new TB hat now
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Old 03-17-2020, 08:45 PM
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Wish he would have stayed in the afc. This makes the bucs an instant playoff contender in the already very tough nfc. Vikings will be playing at tb this year.
Wny would a washed up old man make tb a contender?

Who else have they signed?
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Old 03-17-2020, 08:53 PM
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Wny would a washed up old man make tb a contender?

Who else have they signed?
Tampa bay thinks a washed up old man is better than having Jameis Winston. A lot of other people seem to agree with that.
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:06 PM
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Cool. I enjoy disageeing with the majority.

Very minor upgrade from winston.

Anyway Champion teams are built from great team chemistry and a lot of very hard work.
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:09 PM
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Dave has always been a Brady hater. Nothing new there
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:11 PM
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I hope the bucs don't do well but brady isn't going to throw 30 int's like winston did last year. And brady will be on a mission to prove the doubters wrong that he's old and washed up.
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:20 PM
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I want to know when Brady became the old washed up man. Was it this year when his o-line was beat up and he had no weapons? Maybe 13 months ago when he won the SB? Maybe 2 years ago when he lost the SB? Or was it 3 years ago when he won the SB?

Pretty good for an old washed up dog. Most young guys would take that for a career. TB12
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Old 03-17-2020, 10:27 PM
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Brees vs Brady twice a year , cant wait. Should be great.
I will be in the Dome watching.
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I am in the minority, why Tampa Bay? If he wants to win a super bowl, it will not be with Tampa Bay. He had a better chance staying in New England as far as I am concerned.

Maybe it was he wanted to finally get paid in his lat few years & no state income tax was also appealing. To me, it's a head scratcher & don't see Tampa Bay competing for a super bowl anytime soon.
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Old 03-18-2020, 05:06 AM
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I want to know when Brady became the old washed up man. Was it this year when his o-line was beat up and he had no weapons? Maybe 13 months ago when he won the SB? Maybe 2 years ago when he lost the SB? Or was it 3 years ago when he won the SB?

Pretty good for an old washed up dog. Most young guys would take that for a career. TB12
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:56 AM
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I am in the minority, why Tampa Bay? If he wants to win a super bowl, it will not be with Tampa Bay. He had a better chance staying in New England as far as I am concerned.

Maybe it was he wanted to finally get paid in his lat few years & no state income tax was also appealing. To me, it's a head scratcher & don't see Tampa Bay competing for a super bowl anytime soon.
I agree. I too think he had a much better chance of winning in NE. I have no idea if TB is even good enough to make the playoffs. They have 2 great WR's but i have no idea beyond that if their O-Line, running game, special teams or defense is good enough. You need all of them in harmony to win big.

He obviously wants to win but i think he chose TB because he likes Arians and i think he wanted to go somewhere that he could have a little bit of fun for a year or two. Bill is an asshole to everyone and he isn't exactly player friendly either. Not even to Brady, and i think it grew old and he just wanted a change. Money was not the issue IMO
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I agree. I too think he had a much better chance of winning in NE. I have no idea if TB is even good enough to make the playoffs. They have 2 great WR's but i have no idea beyond that if their O-Line, running game, special teams or defense is good enough. You need all of them in harmony to win big.

He obviously wants to win but i think he chose TB because he likes Arians and i think he wanted to go somewhere that he could have a little bit of fun for a year or two. Bill is an asshole to everyone and he isn't exactly player friendly either. Not even to Brady, and i think it grew old and he just wanted a change. Money was not the issue IMO
If I could say one thing to Brady before he made the decision would be as follows:

Did he ever see Johnny Unitas in San Diego or Joe Namath with the Rams. Or later, Donovan McNabb in Washington. Not a good look & it didn't end well in most cases.
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If I could say one thing to Brady before he made the decision would be as follows:

Did he ever see Johnny Unitas in San Diego or Joe Namath with the Rams. Or later, Donovan McNabb in Washington. Not a good look & it didn't end well in most cases.
He has 6 rings. I donít think he cares about any of that. His legacy is cemented already. He just wants to play a couple more years and have fun doing it.
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He has 6 rings. I donít think he cares about any of that. His legacy is cemented already. He just wants to play a couple more years and have fun doing it.

he just wants a superbowl in Tampa

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how many qb's have won a superbowl

played in their home teams state ?
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Brett Favre, today, would be an upgrade from Winston
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Well, 2 very good wr’s in godwin and evans. Godwin gonna get fed welker/edelman style
OJ Howard a big body tight end
O-line was ranked (by pff) #7 last year

Defense was sketchy at best but they were on a lot with all the int’s
Running game is trash

I think it’s a good spot for him. I agree staying in NE would have been better. Out of the options out there the only other spot available he could have done some damage is indy.
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