Tampa Bay Buccaneers: A Fresh Start for New-Look Bucs in 2020
The NFL season is about a month away from starting. The season will open with the defending Super Bowl Champions Kansas City Chiefs will play the Houston Texans. One of the most exciting teams during the offseason was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers made so great free-agent acquisitions. Those players were Tom Brady the GOAT, Rob Gronkowski, and LeSean McCoy. All three players will help a team that finished 7-9 in 2019. Brady will replace Jameis Winston at quarterback. Winston had issues with throwing interceptions in all five years with Tampa Bay. He has moved on to the New Orleans Saints a division rival to the Bucs. Gronkowski will help Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard at the tight end position. McCoy is the type of back that Brady had while he was in New England. Many have said that this team will make the playoffs.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers season begins on 9/13 against the New Orleans Saints. This is the team that many have said poise a threat to the Bucs for the NFC South. This will be a true test for Tampa Bay right off the bat. On 9/20 they get another division opponent in the form of the Carolina Panthers. This team also got a new quarterback as Teddy Bridgewater replaces Cam Newton. He will join Christian McCaffrey one of the better running back in the NFL. If Tampa Bay can get through these two games at 1-1 or 2-0 they will be off to a good start. On 9/27 they will make a trip to Denver to play the Broncos. This game should be a win for the Bucs but it will not be easy.
On 10/4 they will return home to play the Los Angeles Chargers. This team is another team that made a change at quarterback with Philip Rivers now playing for the Indianapolis Colts. On 10/8 the Buccaneers‘ first Thursday night game of the season they will be on the road in Chicago Bears. This game the Bears defense will test the Tampa Bay offense. On 10/18 Tampa will get Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in a Brady vs Rodgers matchup that should be prime time TV. The next two weeks 10/25 and 11/2 their first stop will be in Las Vegas to play the Raiders who are ready to be good again. The second one will be in New York as they play the Giants it is now Daniel Jones‘s time as Eli Manning retired in 2019.
The two following weeks the two opponents they play in weeks one and two will be on the schedule again. The Saints will come to Florida to play the Buccaneers. The Bucs will travel to North Carolina for a second matchup with Bridgewater and the Panthers. The three following weeks will all be home games for the Bucs. The first one they host the Los Angeles Rams who are still a threat in the NFC West. The second one will be against the defending Super Bowl Champs the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes another must-see TV game. The last game will be the Minnesota Vikings who are a threat in the NFC North. The next two games will be on the road. The first will be in Georgia against the Atlanta Falcons who are their last division opponent. The last road game will be against the Detroit Lions.
The Lions are still searching to get it right. The Buccaneers end the season the Sunday after New Year’s Day as they host the Atlanta Falcons. We all know how the Bucs season ended last year with a pick-six in overtime ending the Bucs season on a bad note. I believe this team can go 10-6 or 11-5. The two games that I cannot wait to see is the Packers and Chiefs because of who those teams have at quarterback. The one road game will be against the Las Vegas Raiders to see what their new stadium looks like. The Buccaneers will be tested all season and could be a threat in the playoffs and to become the first team to host the Super Bowl. As the Super Bowl is in Tampa, Florida for the 2020 season.
How will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers do in the 2020 season? Leave a comment below.
For all your NFL news log on to IroniqMedia.
For more follow me on Twitter @bradwalker3083, on Facebook, and my two weekly sports podcasts the Sunshine State Sports Jabber and Walker Report.