TAMPA, Fla. ( Associated Press) – Tom Brady knows of only one way the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can snap out of this season’s offensive slump and develop to their full potential.
“Expectation is not a strategy, so you have to go out there and get it,” said the seven-time Super Bowl champion. “do you want it.”
Brady enters the game fourth in the NFL regular season in passing yards, tied with Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and Joe Burrows with 3,051.
Still, the 45-year-old quarterback and the talented offense surrounding him are far from the previous two seasons, when the Buccaneers were one of the highest-scoring teams in the NFL.
Tampa Bay (5-6) prepares for Monday night’s game against the New Orleans Saints (4-8), a rival in the NFC South that has given Brady trouble since his departure. He moved from New England to Tampa Bay in 2020.
The Buccaneers are averaging just 18.2 points. per game, down from over 30 registered in the previous two years.
Just five teams score fewer points per game than the Buccaneers, who are in good position to repeat as division champions despite their losing record. They could play at home in playoff games where no one has been as successful as Brady.
“We have six games left and it all depends on what we do from this point forward and I think it’s important that we all feel that,” said the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards.
Brady said, “All teams face different adversity and we’ve dealt with some in different ways… We’ve had some really great wins and we’ve had some tough losses.” Is kept.” “No one likes the fact that we have a 5-6 record, believe me. We don’t celebrate it. We didn’t play like we’re capable of. I think we’re going to make up for it this week.” What can we do about it, try to play the way we are capable of playing.”
The last-place Saints find themselves just 1.5 games behind the Buccaneers in a close battle in a division where neither team has a winning record.