Randy Moss reveals major concern for Tom Brady with Buccaneers
Former NFL player-turned-football analyst Randy Moss is concerned that star quarterback Tom Brady might not receive the protection he needs from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Moss, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, appeared on ESPN’s “Get Up” where he analyzed Brady’s situation in the Buccaneers. To make a point, he recalled Jameis Winston’s stint with the team and pointed out that Winston and Brady have similar playing styles in terms of mobility — or lack of it. This type of style requires a strong offensive line, which Moss doesn’t believe that the Bucs have.
“I’m concerned about Tom’s protection,” Randy Moss said, as transcribed by David Harrison of SB Nation. “You know, they were unable to protect Jameis Winston for so long, and if you compare quarterbacks you know, Jameis and Tom are not mobile quarterbacks. So if they couldn’t protect Jameis, how are they going to protect Tom Brady?”
Statistics reveal that in 2019, the Buccaneers’ offensive line allowed Winston to be sacked 47 times. This ranks 11th among most sacks allowed in the NFL. In the NFC South, Tampa Bay ranked third in the aforementioned statistic behind the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers.
His concerns on offense also involve Rob Gronkowski, who came out of retirement to team up with Brady. However, Moss seems pleased with the Buccaneers’ defense.
“They have a lot of upside, they got some guys on defense. But I think for me just looking at that offense as far as the passing game, Gronk having a year off, how will the chemistry between Tom Brady and Gronkowski – look – because if they can start out hot man there’s going to be some great things coming out of Tampa,” the football Hall of Famer explained.
Moss definitely raised some interesting arguments, but as always, it’ll still be a matter of wait-and-see.