Time was no match for Tom. Brady and the Bucs are heading to the Super Bowl
"No-way Tom could get to the Super Bowl in the NFC"
"It was always Belichick, never Brady"
"The Bucs aren't ready for a Super Bowl this season"
Tom vs. Time and Tom wins again. Brady and the Buccaneers are heading back to Tampa Bay to face off against either the Bills or Chiefs in the 55th Super Bowl. It will be the first time since 2003 that the Bucs are in the Super Bowl, it will also be the 10th Super Bowl appearance from TB12. This is the first time a team will play a Super Bowl in their own venue, while Tom becomes the oldest player at any position to play in the final big game.
You may think why a Giants fan would be writing about the success of the GOAT? I have already enjoyed watching Brady lose twice in the Super Bowl. I also got a nice laugh while at school in New England watching Brady get toppled by another NFC Easy team. I am here to highlight the pure greatness and incredible success that the 43-year old quarterback. This is a generational athlete and it is incredible to see how elite Brady still is at the age he is at.
The expectation for this team was at an all-time high once Brady signed this past offseason and assembled his army. This Buc's team is arguably the best supporting cast Brady has ever played with. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski, Leonard Fournette, and Ronald Jones. You can't forget Scotty Miller, Cameron Brate, and LeSean McCoy. Plus their formidable offensive line and terrorizing defense. The Bucs were built to win this season. With the decision to leave New England and the weight of the world on his shoulder, Brady did what he has always done and played cool, calm, and collected.
It was an uphill battle for this newly form star-studded team. Head Coach Bruce Arians had pushback on Tom but ultimately gave him the tools and reins to run this team. His trust ultimately worked out. Brady racked up 4,633 yards and 40 touchdowns and brought the Bucs to the playoffs for the first time in over a decade. The team was a work in progress, but they got hot at just the right time. They took down the surprising Washington Football team. They sent their division rivals home and Drew Brees into retirement. Then this week they toppled the number one seed Packers in their own house.
The story is written and the narrative is set. As a gambling man, I am all in on Tom Brady winning his seventh. If I am the Bills or Chiefs, I would be concerned. Tom Brady idolized Joe Montana growing up. He now aims to do something he could never do, win the Super Bowl in his first year of his new team. All aboard the Bucs train, Brady wants his "Stairway to Seven."
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