It’s time for PewterReport.com’s 2-Point Conversion post-game column, which features two statements, two questions and two predictions based on the latest Bucs game. Tampa Bay lost its much-anticipated 2020 season opener at New Orleans, 34-23, with the Saints showing why they are the three-time defending NFC South champions. Even with Tom Brady, the Bucs still found ways to beat themselves, losing the turnover battle 3-0, including two interceptions from Tampa Bay’s new quarterback.
2 BIG STATEMENTS
STATEMENT 1: Even With Brady, Bucs Still Beat Themselves
Good football teams don’t beat themselves. Tampa Bay has yet to become a good football team.
The Bucs, who have been quite a bad football for the better part of the last dozen years, could teach a masterclass on how a team can beat itself. They’ve mastered that art over the last decade with turnovers and penalties – leading the NFL in both categories last year. Even with six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady at the helm – this Bucs team continues to be its own worst enemy at the start of the 2020 season.
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