“The Bucs are Not the Same Team” (1 Viewer)

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Or so I’m being continually told by the media following our win yesterday.

I think it’s nonsense. They are the exact same team. Suspect defensively with an offense that can put up points if you let Brady get comfortable. They barely beat a 7-9 team Saturday to advance. That we throttled them was not because they were a bad team back then and have changed, it’s because we were a much better team and still are.

Regardless, get ready for an onslaught of “beating a team three times is tough” commentary when it’s simply not true. In the 30 times it’s happened, the 2-0 team is 20-10.

Doesn’t mean we win, but it does mean the media narratives are lazy.
 
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Shon on Evans
Ceedy on Godwin/Brown or TE
Jackrabbit on Brown/Godwin
Jenkins on Gronk/Brate
Davis Green Dog all game long

pass rush feasts.

we play the Bucs well because we can just man them up.

saints better be ready for this one. yucs will come out swinging
 

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Or so I’m being continually told by the media following our win yesterday.

I think it’s nonsense. They are the exact same team. Suspect defensively with an offense that can put up points if you let Brady get comfortable. They barely beat a 7-9 team Saturday to advance. That we throttled them was not because they were a bad team back then and have changed, it’s because we were a much better team and still are.

Regardless, get ready for an onslaught of “beating a team three times is tough” commentary when it’s simply not true. In the 30 times it’s happened, the 2-0 team is 20-10.

Doesn’t mean we win, but it does mean the media narratives are lazy.
It reminds me of this old guy that was a bit of a shade tree mechanic. He would buy every part he knew of one at a time until he found one that fixed the issue and the car started. No actual knowledge about why it wouldn't start. But if he saw you with the hood up, here he'd come with his advice.
 
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Or so I’m being continually told by the media following our win yesterday.

I think it’s nonsense. They are the exact same team. Suspect defensively with an offense that can put up points if you let Brady get comfortable. They barely beat a 7-9 team Saturday to advance. That we throttled them was not because they were a bad team back then and have changed, it’s because we were a much better team and still are.

Regardless, get ready for an onslaught of “beating a team three times is tough” commentary when it’s simply not true. In the 30 times it’s happened, the 2-0 team is 20-10.

Doesn’t mean we win, but it does mean the media narratives are lazy.
Hmmmm.... First 8 games averaged scoring 30.9 and gave up 20.6 Second 8 games average 30.6 and gave up 23.8. Looks like the same team to me.
 
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Soo are they that different to overcome a 35 point deficit?

I mean sure they might be improved, but its a long way
 

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Of course they are not the same after that game. Something ended much bigger after that game :hihi:
 

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Brady will have better protection this time around vs. game two. I don't think we'll have near the pressure that we had game 2. Brady has also has had more time to gel with his unit, so he can get the ball out much quicker. In the end- what I think people are saying is that TB will be fielding a healthy, complete unit this weekend. I think that this comes down to trench dominance and coaching.
The Saints also will be fielding a much healthier team on both sides of the ball.
 

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At the end of the day, I am going to trust the chip on Drew Brees' shoulder. He will not allow the Saints to lose this game.
 

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Or so I’m being continually told by the media following our win yesterday.

I think it’s nonsense. They are the exact same team. Suspect defensively with an offense that can put up points if you let Brady get comfortable. They barely beat a 7-9 team Saturday to advance. That we throttled them was not because they were a bad team back then and have changed, it’s because we were a much better team and still are.

Regardless, get ready for an onslaught of “beating a team three times is tough” commentary when it’s simply not true. In the 30 times it’s happened, the 2-0 team is 20-10.

Doesn’t mean we win, but it does mean the media narratives are lazy.
Seems like they're ignoring the Saints aren't the same team with the return of some key players...
 

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I think they’re the same team, of course with a great QB that same team can beat any other team on any given day.

HOWEVER, they are saying how much better they are on offense

ummmmm you ended the year playing the following defensively ranked teams. 27th, 29th, 32nd, and 29th
It Gave them False hope
 
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I agree with what you posted about the line play. We beat them by 11 points in the first game. If that's "edge of our teeth", then we have got some big choppers. The real match in coaching IMO is between DA and the Brady/Arians. In the first game the Saints D got 2 interceptions including a pic 6. In the second game, the Saints got 3. If we can get the similar pressure on Brady and similar backend play, I think we will be fine.
Edge of our teeth regarding line play. Our DL played well but our OL looked confused with all the different blitz packages Bowles threw at them.
 

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You can realign your offense to help with edge pressure, or inside pressure.

But you can't do both and the Saints can pressure from both. From multiple levels.
 

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Not the same team because they've added the great unifier Antonio brown? Only the latest in many signings of players with questionable character issues, although his was supposed to also include the potential for future legal trouble! What ever happened to all of that? When they signed him, he had a pending sexual misconduct case among many others, i thought he would be a 3 week rent-a-player before all of that caught up with him. Then nothing! So what's going on?

Locker rooms matter, and the Bucs are full of mercenaries that caused all kinds of issues for their previous teams only to all be choirboys with TB12 in the room supposedly. We'll see!

If the saints get a good start in this game, the Bucs finger pointing will start.
 

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