Tom Brady, Buccaneers Unveil New Helmet Design
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled a new helmet design this past week.
On Sunday, the 43-year-old quarterback took the field with his new squad sporting a slightly different look than most are accustomed to seeing from him. Specifically, a different helmet.
The helmet worn by Brady this weekend featured a visor, something nobody had seen from him in the past.
Visor Tom Brady 👀 pic.twitter.com/TfdOqmkIFX
— Casey Baker (@CaseyBake16) August 9, 2020
It appears changing home locations from New England to Tampa Bay necessitated a sun shield of some variety.
Tom Brady, Buccaneers Going Through Many Changes
Brady and the Buccaneers are going through many changes this offseason.
After winning six Super Bowl championships with the Patriots over the course of 20 years in New England, Brady made a startling decision this summer – moving to a new team. The lucky winners of the sweepstakes were the Buccaneers.
Previously, the Buccaneers were invested making Jameis Winston their quarterback of the future. They selected him with the top pick in the 2015 Draft and clearly viewed him as a valuable piece, but a lack of progression on his part slowly eroded the relationship.
When the opportunity to nab Brady arose, Tampa Bay jumped on it.
Now Brady steps into a situation where he will have multiple talented wide receivers, a promising offensive line and one of the smartest head coaches in the game. On paper, at least, all the pieces necessary for another championship are present.
Whether it will actually amount to a Super Bowl title remains to be seen, though.
#Bucs Tom Brady warmly welcomes LeSean McCoy to the team. McCoy impressed with Brady’s command in the huddle and his consistent pin-point passes. McCoy said he heard other players whispering “How long do you think he can play?” Bucs are in awe of the GOAT. pic.twitter.com/fxIbbw2v4t
— Kevin ODonnell Fox13 (@ODonnellFox13) August 4, 2020
Tom Brady, Buccaneers Will Be Impacted By COVID Restrictions
Recently, NFL legend Brett Favre did an interview during which he brought up some very valid concerns regarding Brady and the Buccaneers. Namely, he noted that COVID-19 sweeping the globe and forcing a series of restrictions to be enacted by the NFL will ultimately have ramifications for the new-look Bucs squad.
“For a guy like Tom Brady, you’ve got to be scratching your head,” he said.
“Of all the times to change teams, he’s gotta be saying, ‘How am I going to get the chemistry I’m wanting to have with the guys, with my new (teammates)’ with everything that’s limiting getting ready for a season.”
All that being said, there is no denying how good the Buccaneers look on paper.
Tom Brady, Buccaneers Will Be A Force In 2020-21
The concerns regarding how they will be effected by COVID-19 are valid, but perhaps overblown. If anyone has the leadership skills necessary to overcome the issues presented by the pandemic and lead his team successfully through them, it is Brady. And if there is one head coach who has enough trust and experience to help navigate murky waters, it is Bruce Arians.
The Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks will all be credible threats to win the Super Bowl next season – as they usually are.
But anyone dismissing the Buccaneers in 2020-21 is being foolish.
Brady may no longer be the player he was 10 years ago, but he still has poise and intelligence unlike most quarterbacks in the league. He will ensure that Tampa Bay is ready to compete next season. And if the team gains a bit of confidence to go along with all the undeniable skill on the roster – the rest of the league better watch out.
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