The first week of the NFL season is officially in the books and it will definitely be remembered. The Cardinals showed their unpredicted potential this season, Aaron Rogers proved that he still can compete for the MVP award, and most importantly, Tom Brady made his Tampa Bay debut.
For those of you who do not know, Brady took his talents to the Buccaneers over the offseason after losing in the Super Bowl with his previous team, the New England Patriots. There was a lot of speculation about what numbers Brady would put up in Tampa Bay, both good and bad. After making his debut vs. the New Orleans Saints, there are still some questions to be answered.
When Tom Brady decided to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one of the main questions that he faced was whether or not he can impact the Buccaneers the same way he impacted the Patriots, except without one of the greatest coaches ever on his side of the field. Bill Belichick arguably developed Tom Brady into the quarterback he is today and he is certainly a much more gifted coach than Bruce Arians. Bruce Arians is the former head coach for the Arizona Cardinals, who didn’t make the playoffs in any of the four years that he was their head coach. In short, the main concern with Brady deciding to play in Tampa Bay was that he would not be able to keep up his offensive abilities without a coach as knowledgeable and professional as Bill Belichick.
Although the Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced the challenging New Orleans Saints this weekend, Tom Brady still struggled to make the question disappear of whether or not the Buccaneers were the right fit for him. Brady passed for 239 yards while throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions. The two interceptions pose the main concern for Brady. In his entire career, Tom Brady has never thrown more than 14 interceptions in a season and the way he started off versus the Saints, he is on Pace for 32. Although it is the first game and Tom Brady is still getting a feel for the Tampa Bay offense, it’s hard to trust that he will soon fit in how fans would like him to.
In conclusion, there is still a lot of anticipation in which direction Tom Brady will take the Buccaneers this season. Based on his Week 1 performance, Tom Brady will have a lot of people to convince over the next few weeks. Despite that, Tom Brady has a lot of time to become the fan favorite with 15 games remaining in the season. There is only one question left unanswered? Will Tom Brady pull together all the talent on the Buccaneers to manufacture a Superbowl team? We shall see…