The Bucs have looke like an afterthought this year, but what with their devision suddenly becoming the worst in the NFL, they are division leaders at 6-6, what with their improbable win over the NOS-aints last Monday. Lucky for us, they come off a short week and have a day of travel. Lucky for them it looks like Nick Bosa is gonna rest up for the Seattle game next Thursday as he is dealing with a hamstring injury. One that caused him to miss practice all week.
Other than that, it’s Tom Brady the Turtle in this scenario vs the speedier Bug in Brock Purdy. I’m very curious to see how Purdy does. His game last week could not have gone much better. He sure moves around the pocket much more confidently than Jimmy does. Did. Can he keep hitting the open guys quick? I mean it isn’t like the game plan is being altered at all. It’s the same quick read, get the ball out, nothing too deep passing game. I kinda wish this is how Kyle used Lance, but that’s a different story.
The Bucs have a pretty solid defense so there’s that. But they don;t defend the run that well, so see the ball control game rear its head. That’s fine with me. As bad as Brady looked last Monday night, he still won the game on two late TD drives.
So, as usual, no glaring mistakes. Limit the penalties. As immobile as Brady is, we can’t let him get comfy in the pocket. They will have to step up w/o Bosa, so it’s all hands on deck. Throw in a blitz to shake Brady up early and he WILL get skittish. Send Hufanga in unblocked to rock hos world and he’ll short-arm shit all day. Gonna be wet, so our run game should be able to grind this one out.