Ok, so all you gotta do is turn on ESPN, and you’ll get more than your share of negativity when it comes to the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
This is normal but not normal. Normal that everyone outside of Florida hates our teams and always rags on us. But, not normal because the Bucs have only been Defending Champs one other time when they won Super Bowl XXXVII after the 2002 season.
So, here they are … honestly, going into kind of “unchartered” territory as Defending Champs … with a huge target on the Bucs’ backs. Like it or not, that’s the deal going into the 2021 season.
Other team’s QB’s are like, “WTF?” … why ain’t we signing better players? Why does Tom Brady always seem to get what he wants?” — Why is Aaron Rodgers upset?? Why is Russell Wilson upset??
Because when you are Tommy, you do things differently. The Bucs did things differently. The Packers and Seahawks are not doing anything different. How Julio Jones managed to not be traded to one of those teams is still beyond me?? Go figure?!?!? … At least the Bucs don’t have to worry about him with the Falcons anymore. (Thank God for that!)
My point is ….. nobody outside of the Bucs fanbase and outside of the Florida sports media is going to give the Bucs any breaks as Defending Champs.
When you tune into your local Tampa Bay radio sports shows; and the 6 o’clock news sportscast just remember that these are pro-Bucs people, and for the most part, are saying what Bucs fans feel. But, outside Tampa Bay, it’s a different story.
All they want to do is find something bad on the Bucs … find how Tommy can “not” do what he did last season with his new team … and that’s win the damn thing AGAIN!