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FAB 1. As Tremendous Bowl Champs, Bucs Are Now The Hunted

Bucs legend and Corridor of Famer Warren Sapp made information on Monday when he sacked Alabama’s Christian Barmore, who’s extensively considered the highest defensive deal with prospect within the 2021 NFL Draft, throughout an look on the Pewter Report Podcast.

Sapp labored with Barmore in Tampa over per week in the past and got here away unimpressed.

“Let’s look ahead to the analysis,” Sapp stated. “As a result of what I noticed after I went over to the Yo Murphy Efficiency (Compound) was not even third-round materials.”

The QB Killa went on to guess that Barmore, who has been considered a first-round choose in a number of media mock drafts, together with a pair linking the Crimson Tide deal with to Tampa Bay, received’t be a Spherical 1 choose in a month.

“I received’t speak anymore soccer,” Sapp stated. “If this child’s a primary spherical choose then I received’t speak soccer (on social media) for a full 12 months. I received’t make a tweet or an Instagram publish until the youngsters are taking part in sports activities. It’s nothing private, however I’ll take off an entire 12 months if Barmore is a first-round choose.”

Along with becoming a member of the Pewter Report Podcast, I additionally had the prospect to interview Sapp by telephone the place we touched on numerous fascinating gadgets that can make this version of the SR’s Fab 5. One of many subjects we mentioned was simply how arduous it was for Sapp’s 2002 Bucs to repeat. After all Sapp cherished the truth that his former crew introduced residence one other Lombardi Trophy practically 20 years after Tampa Bay did it the primary time.

“It was refreshing as a result of when your franchise hasn’t received a championship in 18 years and hadn’t received a playoff sport because you left it’s been slim choosing round there,” Sapp stated. “So after I noticed Tom [Brady] had the boys all locked up and able to go and also you had been going to want 35 to return anyplace near beating us – oh yeah!”

Whereas Brady and the high-powered Bucs offense was the headliner all season, Sapp was completely satisfied to see Todd Bowles’ protection steal the present within the 31-9 Tremendous Bowl win over Kansas Metropolis. Was he shocked that the Bucs protection held the damaging Chiefs offense out of the top zone?

“Not out of the top zone, however I knew we had an opportunity to kick their ass as a result of they’d no offensive line,” Sapp stated. “When [the Chiefs] have two guys choose out initially of the 12 months they usually don’t need something to do with it, then Shaq [Barrett], JPP (Jason Pierre-Paul), Vita [Vea] got here again and began getting good strain up the center. Him and [Ndamukong] Suh had been working good collectively. I have a look at the entrance. You understand me. I have a look at the entrance and I preserve it 100. The entrance was able to go, and we had been able to kick a bit of booty!”

As for the possibilities of the Bucs repeating as Tremendous Bowl champions? Sapp would like to see it, however is aware of first-hand how arduous it will likely be it to win all of it once more.

Former Bucs head coaches Jon Gruden and Tony Dungy - Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
Former Bucs head coaches Jon Gruden and Tony Dungy – Photograph by: Cliff Welch/PR

“I really like all this hunky dory, ‘We’re going to return again and win it’ good feeling factor that’s happening,” Sapp stated. “Sounds nice – till you’re the hunted. Now your ass is the hunted. You don’t know what it’s prefer to be hunted till you might be hunted. Belief me, the worst crew within the league provides you their greatest. It was one thing we weren’t prepared for in 2003. We weren’t prepared for it in any means form or kind. Then the Keyshawn [Johnson] factor with [Jon] Gruden sunk us. It was over then and we had a few accidents. You get a 7-9 season out of it.”

The Bucs opened the season on the highway with a 17-0 shutout of the Eagles on Monday Night time Soccer, as Tampa Bay ruined the opening of Lincoln Monetary Subject at Philadelphia. A lackluster 12-9 extra time loss to Carolina at residence the following week was adopted by a 31-10 win at Atlanta. After the bye week, the Bucs misplaced at residence on Monday Night time Soccer to former head coach Tony Dungy and Indianapolis, blowing a 35-14 lead within the fourth quarter to lose 38-35 in extra time. Tampa Bay would end 5-7 down the stretch and Johnson could be deactivated for the ultimate seven video games of the season.

The issue for the 2003 Buccaneers was that the confetti stored falling after the Tremendous Bowl and didn’t cease. The crew didn’t flip the web page on the 2002 season after successful the championship.

“The worst three phrases within the NFL are ‘We acquired it” or ‘I acquired it,’” Sapp stated. “You ain’t acquired shit as a result of it retains altering. The challenges preserve modifications and the video games get extra intense. Whenever you’re the hunted, while you’re the world champion – oh, my God. Simply return and have a look at these two video games we performed in opposition to Carolina that 12 months. What was the rating 12-9? Get the hell out of right here! We haven’t performed a type of in a very long time.

“After we received the Tremendous Bowl we had been again in offseason conditioning once more in 51 days,” Sapp stated. “We didn’t have any relaxation. We had been drained and the largest factor I say contributed to the downfall was look what number of participant radio exhibits confirmed up after we received the championship. All people had a radio present, everyone had a solution and everyone was a famous person. Hell, Martin [Gramatica] remains to be parlaying it proper now together with his personal present and his personal Spanish channel. That championship acquired parlayed, chopped up, screwed up – none of us had been prepared for it. I didn’t see the problem of being hunted as a result of I all the time thought I used to be the hunter. Shit…I acquired a bit of happy.”

That’s the problem of the 2021 Buccaneers – to show the web page and keep the hunter mentality. However it’s arduous to do, in keeping with Sapp.

“Brett Favre acquired precisely what number of championships?” Sapp stated. “One. Precisely.”

Even the not too long ago retired Drew Brees solely received one Tremendous Bowl throughout his 20-year profession.

Bucs DT Warren Sapp and Tampa Bay's 2002 defense - Photo by: Getty Images
Bucs DT Warren Sapp and Tampa Bay’s 2002 protection – Photograph by: Getty Photos

Whereas Brady has received seven championships in his 11 Tremendous Bowl appearances, he’s solely repeated as soon as, which got here in 2003 and 2004, proving how arduous it’s to win back-to-back championships. Kansas Metropolis tried to perform that feat this 12 months, however the Bucs weren’t having it.

Actually, after Brady’s first Tremendous Bowl win in 2001, the Patriots completed 9-7 the following season and didn’t make the playoffs. New England made it to a few straight Tremendous Bowls from 2016-18, successful the primary 12 months, shedding the second 12 months after which successful his final championship with New England in ‘18. The Patriots would go 12-4 and lose within the wild card spherical in 2019, which was Brady’s final 12 months in New England.

Exterior linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul, who beat Brady to win the Tremendous Bowl in 2011, noticed his Giants crew end 9-7 and fail to make it to the postseason the next 12 months.

The identical factor occurred to exterior linebacker Shaq Barrett in Denver in 2015 after serving to Denver beat the Carolina Panthers in Tremendous Bowl 50. Quarterback Peyton Manning retired the following 12 months and the Broncos completed 9-7, however didn’t make the playoffs the following 12 months.

“I hadn’t been again to the playoffs,” Barrett stated concerning the issue of repeating. “This was my first time again within the playoffs this previous 12 months for the reason that Tremendous Bowl 12 months. It’s actually arduous. Groups are most undoubtedly going to key in on you. Gamers in all probability need to watch additional movie that week, making an attempt to arrange for you as a result of it feels good to have the ability to knock off the champs – even when it’s a daily season sport. I do know we’re going to have numerous targets on our backs.”

Barrett stated the largest distinction in Denver in 2016 was the shortage of continuity on the roster, versus Tampa Bay, which was capable of re-sign nearly each free agent this offseason.

“We additionally let lots of people stroll in free company that 12 months, too,” Barrett stated. “We didn’t convey folks again. I believe we lower some folks. I don’t see this crew doing the identical factor. We’re bringing numerous the identical folks again. I don’t learn about cuts, however cuts are all the time going to occur. However we’re going to have the vast majority of the identical core guys again. We’re going to maintain working and grinding. We’ve nice leaders who received’t allow us to get complacent.”

Sapp is hopeful that the 2021 Bucs don’t come unraveled the way in which the 2003 crew did.

Bucs OLB Shaq Barrett and Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes
Bucs OLB Shaquil Barrett and Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes – Photograph by: Cliff Welch/PR

“We had been the primary one to convey a championship to the division and we’re the primary one to double it up,” Sapp stated. “At the least we’re not sitting round speaking about one championship. We’re speaking about making an attempt to get our third. We’re speaking about becoming a member of the Raiders with three. That is likely one of the most storied franchises in the entire rattling NFL with three championships. That’s fairly rattling good. Some groups are nonetheless scraping for one.”

With nice management from gamers like Brady, Pierre-Paul, Barrett and tight finish Rob Gronkowski that may converse from expertise about how troublesome it’s to repeat, the Bucs shall be as ready as attainable heading into 2021.

“It’s going to be arduous for certain, however we’re able to work and we’re able to preserve grinding,” Barrett stated. “We’re nonetheless hungry. No one is settling for one Tremendous Bowl. We all know we have now the potential to do it once more, so we’re making an attempt to make one other run.”

FAB 2. The Greatest Tampa Bay Tremendous Bowl Crew – 2002 Or 2020?

The day earlier than Tampa Bay received its second Tremendous Bowl, Pewter Report recorded a podcast at Glory Days Grill in Carrollwood and was joined by Tremendous Bowl XXXVII hero Dwight Smith. I requested Smith which Bucs Tremendous Bowl crew could be thought of higher – the 2002 squad that received Tampa Bay’s first championship or the Tom Brady-led crew that was 24 hours away from beating Kansas Metropolis in Tremendous Bowl LV?

Smith’s reply shocked me.

“Them, since you’ve acquired to keep in mind that they beat Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes,” Smith stated. “We don’t have three Corridor of Fame quarterbacks [that we faced].”

Bucs DT Ndamukong Suh
Bucs DT Ndamukong Suh – Photograph by: Cliff Welch/PR

In 2002, the Bucs confronted San Francisco’s Jeff Garcia, Philadelphia’s Donovan McNabb and Oakland’s Wealthy Gannon within the postseason.

“Common, common and common,” Smith stated. “That’s why Andy Reid was capable of recover from the hump with Patrick Mahomes. He’s all the things that Donovan McNabb was not.”

I agree that the Bucs’ 2020 Tremendous Bowl crew is the most effective crew in Tampa Bay historical past for that motive. Beating the likes of Brees, Rodgers and Mahomes in successive weeks and successful three straight highway playoff video games was a serious accomplishment. However would the 2020 Bucs championship crew really beat the 2002 Tremendous Bowl winners head-to-head? I’m not so certain.

I posed the query to Bucs legend Warren Sapp and undoubtedly ruffled some feathers. Whereas Sapp cherished the truth that the 2020 Tampa Bay received the Tremendous Bowl, he’s undoubtedly a fan of his legendary squad.

“Are you [kidding] me? This ain’t a query,” Sapp stated. “What are these two guards going to do with me? That’s all I need to know. And double-nine the other way up (middle Ryan Jensen) doesn’t trouble me with all of the bullshit antics he’s acquired. That’s nothing.

“Then you definately’re going to place that left deal with on Simeon [Rice]? Come on! Roman Oben and the Soul Patrol can beat the shit out of Ndamukong Suh. They need no elements of Mike Alstott arising the intestine.”

Corridor of Fame tight finish and Fox Sports activities character Shannon Sharpe not too long ago interviewed Suh and requested him which Bucs crew was higher – the 2020 Tremendous Bowl winners or the 2002 champions.

“All day 2020,” Suh stated. “I’m all the time going to guess on myself and guess on the canines that I do know are with me. I’ve acquired whole respect for Derrick Brooks and all these guys. I’ve acquired a ton of respect for these guys and the way in which they performed. They paved the way in which. However the brand new age – we’ve discovered some artistic methods to achieve success and get it achieved throughout COVID and all of the various things they needed to undergo. They acquired to go partying and revel in their lives. I used to be caught at residence 99 % of the time.”

Suh has some extent when it comes to overcoming obstacles because the 2020 season was outlined by adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols. However a crew with three Corridor of Fame defenders in Sapp, Brooks and John Lynch and two extra Corridor of Fame worthy gamers in Rice and cornerback Ronde Barber would match up fairly nicely in opposition to Tom Brady and the Bucs’ high-scoring offense.

Hall of Fame Bucs DT Warren Sapp - Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
Corridor of Fame Bucs DT Warren Sapp – Photograph by: Cliff Welch/PR

“We’ll lower [Leonard] Fournette in half, and we wish you to place Ronald Jones within the sport. Are you kidding me?” Sapp stated incredulously. “I do know you’ve acquired Tom Brady, however Tom Brady went 7-of-14 with three picks within the [second half] of the NFC Championship Sport. You don’t win that sport in opposition to us. Which Tom Brady are you bringing? The one which’s throwing 16 passes and gimmick performs to Gronk? You understand we have now Brooks beneath for all that shit, proper?”

With the rule modifications favoring the passing sport since Tampa Bay first received the Tremendous Bowl, a knockout artist throughout the center like Lynch could be neutralized if this legendary match-up had been going down within the fashionable period. But when this Bucs-on-Bucs championship sport had been to happen in 2002 it will be a distinct story as a result of physicality that Lynch and the Bucs secondary would convey.

“This isn’t even shut,” Sapp stated. “This isn’t even a contest. It’s worse than Tremendous Bowl XXXVII. Hear, the referees helped the Raiders get 21 on the board. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers – with the G.O.A.T. – could be struggling to get 10 [points] in opposition to us. Final 12 months’s Bucs are an exquisite crew for what they did in opposition to who they performed. However in opposition to me, Brooks, Lynch, Ronde, Simeon? Come on!

“You would play that sport in Siberia and it wouldn’t matter. What, you need it in chilly climate as a result of Tom Brady’s a chilly climate quarterback? Don’t matter. However that comparability shit? Cease!”

Who am I to argue with Sapp?

FAB 3. Bucs Want To Discover A Veteran QB To Substitute Brady

One factor Warren Sapp and I undoubtedly agree on is the necessity for the Bucs to ultimately substitute Tom Brady with a veteran quarterback when Brady decides to retire, which is able to probably be after the 2022 season. After sitting by way of 5 years of the Josh Freeman experiment from 2009-13 and 5 years of the Jameis Winston experiment from 2015-19, I’m achieved watching this crew draft quarterbacks within the first spherical after which ready for them to develop – or not.

The Bucs have received their final three division championships and their final two Tremendous Bowls with veteran quarterbacks, starting with Brad Johnson in 2002. Brian Griese began the 2005 season, however acquired injured and gave approach to Chris Simms, who was a 3rd spherical choose in 2003. However Simms misplaced the house playoff sport in opposition to Washington after the crew completed 11-5. Jeff Garcia was one other veteran who guided the Bucs to an NFC South championship and a house playoff sport.

Bucs QB Tom Brady
Bucs QB Tom Brady – Photograph by: Cliff Welch/PR

“The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have by no means signed a quarterback to a second contract aside from Tom Brady,” Sapp stated. “So the place is all this franchise greatness coming from, dude? We acquired fortunate that the best quarterback within the historical past of this sport needed to return to Tampa and win a championship with out [Bill] Belichick.

“We acquired rattling fortunate that Brad Johnson and Jon Gruden lastly meshed about Week 10 when Brad went to Jon and stated, ‘Take a few of this rattling verbiage out of this play. Inform me what you need and I’ll get to it, however I can’t slot in all these rattling phrases.’ However it takes a veteran to do this. Whenever you’re a younger man you’ve a lot shit you’re making an attempt to get achieved. Shaun King was making an attempt to get a $30 million deal earlier than he acquired to 10 wins. It doesn’t work.”

For each Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson drafted within the first spherical there’s Paxton Lynch, Johnny Manziel, Josh Rosen, Christian Ponder, Tim Tebow, E.J. Manuel, Jake Locker, Brandon Weeden, Sam Bradford, Robert Griffin III, Marcus Mariota, Blake Bortles, Mark Sanchez – and Freeman.

Discover I didn’t embody Winston in that blend? Sapp makes a good level.

“We are saying we went by way of 5 years of Winston like there was nothing good in it,” Sapp stated. “The Josh Freeman years – you knew he was on a disastrous journey. Winston is considered one of eight quarterbacks to throw for five,000 yards in a season. Did he throw a bunch of picks? Yeah, nevertheless it wasn’t like we had been shedding the rattling sport again like we had been shedding with Freeman. We had been in a shootout each week, so I’ll take the shootout!

“For a man that used to ask for simply 17 factors a sport – when now they’re scoring 30 – I’m pondering, ‘Rattling, the place’s the protection?’ Winston was placing up loads of factors. We simply weren’t stopping anyone. What are we going to do in one other 12 months or two when the 45-year previous walks out the door and goes residence?”

The reply? Get a veteran quarterback – possibly a 39-year previous Aaron Rodgers or one other veteran available on the market in two or three years. Bruce Arians has had success with veterans like Carson Palmer and Brady. Heck, I’d take a veteran like Blaine Gabbert over one other first-round quarterback.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston
Bucs QB Jameis Winston – Photograph by: Cliff Welch/PR

“I don’t agree with the draft,” Sapp stated. “The draft received’t be the reply as a result of we’ll be choosing not less than within the 20s as a result of we’re going to the playoffs. Tom will not be going to set you up with the No. 1 choose on his means out the door with a championship. The boys up in Jacksonville aren’t too completely satisfied about this Trevor Lawrence child coming in. They’ve seen this act earlier than. There aren’t any ensures with drafting a quarterback.

“We’re one or two years away from needing one other quarterback. However we removed a 5,000-yard passer to get again to this championship, and each time you make a cope with the satan – the fee comes due. That fee comes due in a 12 months or two. We’re both speaking about two or three championships or can we get Tom for even yet one more 12 months? Ouch!”

FAB 4. Sapp Sounds Off On Bucs’ New (Previous) Uniforms

Corridor of Fame defensive deal with Warren Sapp has a Corridor of Fame mouth and can converse his thoughts about something, so I needed to get his enter on the Bucs’ new jerseys, which carefully resemble the previous glory days uniforms he and his Tremendous Bowl teammates wore within the late Nineteen Nineties and into the 2000s. Tampa Bay up to date its uniforms after the 2013 season and the outcomes weren’t nicely obtained by followers.

Bucs legends Derrick Brooks & Warren Sapp
Bucs legends Derrick Brooks & Warren Sapp – Photograph by: Cliff Welch/PR

“We had been wanting just like the previous Bucs – we had been the laughing inventory of the league with these alarm clock letters and all sort of foolishness of getting a bit of youngster “BUCS” on the sleeve,” Sapp stated. “What was that? We went from Bucco Bruce with the earring to the menacing rattling cranium and crossbones and now we’re going to that? I used to be disgusted with it.

“We had constructed one thing particular. We went by way of a time the place nobody wore our merchandise. No one wore Bucs merchandise. No one wore Bucco Bruce round city. We acquired to a degree the place everyone was sporting the purple and pewter after which you could possibly put the previous Bucco Bruce on as a result of it was nostalgic. They gave us an unpleasant uniform [in 2014] and I simply stayed quiet. Once they requested me if I needed a brand new jersey with the No. 99 I stated, ‘Nope, I don’t need one. Don’t even ship it to my home.’”

Sapp was thrilled that the Bucs went again to their basic look throughout the Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden period and received their second Tremendous Bowl championship with the crew’s new-old look. However Sapp is a traditionalist and undoubtedly prefers the unique purple and white jerseys to the brand new alternate pewter uniform.

“The Bucs despatched me a brand new pewter one and I stated, ‘Purple or nothing else,’” Sapp stated. “I don’t even know what a gray jersey is. I had a gray observe jersey as soon as. I’ve acquired it on the home. I acquired the unique one and that one seems to be higher than the one you’re sporting now. I just like the pewter pants, although. Give me my gray pants and my purple prime or my white prime all day lengthy. However that gray prime – ugh.”

Sapp started his profession in Tampa Bay in 1995 and performed within the Bucco Bruce creamsicle uniforms for 2 seasons earlier than the crew’s radical change to purple and pewter that included a emblem overhaul. He broke a bit of stories to me when it got here to the crew’s throwback sport in 2009 when the Bucs donned the Bucco Bruce helmets and orange jerseys in opposition to Inexperienced Bay for the primary time for the reason that 1996 season.

Bucs legendary CB Ronde Barber
Bucs legendary CB Ronde Barber – Photograph by: Cliff Welch/PR

“Ronde [Barber] satisfied them to do the throwback 12 months in 2009 with Raheem [Morris],” Sapp stated. “They did the Youngry factor and Ronde did that. Ronde had by no means performed within the Bucco Bruce look. Ronde acquired there in 1997 and he by no means acquired to expertise the previous Bucs uniforms. He acquired them to do it and needed to do it as a result of he was the oldest dude on the crew. He had by no means performed within the orange in order that they did it on a Sunday afternoon in opposition to the Packers and performed nice that day. They introduced it again out and it seemed good. Congratulations, Ronde. You lastly acquired to put on it.”

The Bucs performed a throwback sport annually from 2009-2012 till the NFL mandated a “one helmet rule” over issues that having gamers play in two completely different helmets throughout a season may open the league up for authorized jeopardy attributable to attainable concussion lawsuits. With the Bucs now having pewter helmets the crew can’t pull off the retro Bucco Bruce look once more till the NFL modifications that rule, which may occur as early as this 12 months.

For nostalgia causes, Sapp would like to see the Bucs be capable to proceed to have a throwback sport the place the orange and white uniforms.

“I performed two years within the creamsicles,” Sapp stated. “After all I prefer it. The league began doing that Coloration Rush stuff on Thursday night time. The Pittsburgh Steelers had been doing that bumblebee shit when A.B. (Antonio Brown) was sporting it. The 1933 Steelers or one thing like that. They’re simply giving the followers one thing else to purchase. Why wouldn’t the league (get the one-helmet rule) out of the way in which? It’s so silly. They lastly acquired the shoe rule out of the way in which, so guys can now gown up their sneakers. We couldn’t do this again within the day. You needed to conform again after I performed.

Bucs DT Warren Sapp
Bucs DT Warren Sapp – Photograph by: Cliff Welch/PR

“The NFL is so rattling [screwed] up, they don’t know what they’ve acquired. They’ve such a market the place they might promote all the things they need however they’re so dumb to do it. They’ve a bunch of previous folks up there that suppose it’s all about ‘property of [the NFL].’ Silly. Michael Jordan sells extra sneakers now as a result of they make them in additional colours. That’s it. Simply make extra colours as a result of somebody goes to love it.”

Whereas he loves the truth that Tampa Bay went again to the glory days look with the unique purple and pewter uniforms, Sapp appreciates the transformational historical past of the Bucco Bruce uniforms and believes the Bucs ought to all the time need to have a throwback sport when the league ultimately ditches the one helmet rule.

“They’re going to alter it again,” Sapp stated. “They’re going to convey it again out. I prefer it. I like seeing the creamsicles as a result of it provides the youngsters an opportunity to see what we went by way of once we had been making an attempt to show a doormat right into a vacation spot. All the things needed to change again then. A complete mindset needed to be modified – emblem and uniforms and all. We modified it.”

And the Bucs modified their uniforms again to the basic look – simply in time for his or her Tremendous Bowl LV look and victory.

FAB 5. SR’s Buc Photographs

• BUCS LOCK UP THEIR IRON MAN LEFT TACKLE: The Bucs had been sensible to re-sign left deal with Donovan Smith to a two-year contract extension by way of the 2023 season. Smith, who was getting into a contract 12 months, was going to be the crew’s prime free agent in 2022 and now Tampa Bay has one much less participant to fret about re-signing. Smith, who has missed simply two video games in his complete Bucs profession, agreed to a two-year deal that can pay him $31.8 million, together with $30 million in assured cash. The deal will increase his yearly common from $13.5 million to only over $15 million per 12 months, making him one of many High 10 highest paid tackles within the league.

• SMITH PLAYED HIS BEST IN BUCS’ PLAYOFF PUSH: Bucs left deal with Donald Smith may need performed his greatest soccer from the bye week by way of the Tremendous Bowl. Tampa Bay was smart to maintain him off the free agent marketplace for one other couple of years. Take a look at these superb stats from Professional Soccer Focus courtesy of Evan Winter.

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• KEEP AN EYE ON JURKOVEC: I don’t suppose the Bucs will draft a quarterback this 12 months, particularly with Tom Brady prolonged by way of the 2022 season. However there’s one quarterback I actually like that may very well be popping out in subsequent 12 months’s draft – Boston Faculty’s Phil Jurkovec. The 6-foot-5, 226-pound Notre Dame switch performed very well in his first season as a starter for the Eagles, finishing 61 % of his passes for two,558 yards with 17 touchdowns and 5 interceptions throughout his sophomore marketing campaign. Jurkovec shall be a junior to look at in 2021, and has the pocket presence and massive arm that Bruce Arians likes for his offense.

• BUCS ARE BRINGING ‘EM BACK: Bucs basic supervisor Jason Licht, director of soccer administration Mike Greenberg and director of soccer analysis Jackie Davidson did an ideal job managing the wage cap and re-signing nearly the entire crew’s Tremendous Bowl individuals. So far, solely reserve security Andrew Adams and reserve lineman Joe Haeg have signed elsewhere, and people two weren’t anticipated again to start with. Spotrac has the assured cash particulars for the returning Buccaneers.



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