Okay, going into this season I was not expecting the Browns to surprise many people outside of Cleveland fans to make the playoffs let alone beat Pittsburgh in their first playoff appearance since 2002…but they did. I also wasn’t expecting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to reach the Super Bowl this season with a new head coach and new QB in Tom Brady…but they did. I certainly wasn’t expecting Tom Brady to win his seventh super bowl ring..but he did!!
To say winning The Super Bowl in his forties is a remarkable feat is an understatement. Once you realize how much money he spends on nutrition and training for the season, you understand his determination. Let’s also not forget that Brady was a late-round (6th round, to be exact) pick-up by the New England Patriots back in 2000. Who knew back then he would turn out to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. If not the winningest quarterback of all time.
Not only did Brady show up and show out in this Super Bowl, but the Buccaneers defense also showed what happens when you’re the hottest team in the playoffs. The defense for Tampa Bay showed glimpses of that vaunted 2002 defense where they demolished everyone on their way to their first Super Bowl title.
Brady would finish the game going 21/29 for 201 yards and three touchdowns. Two of them going to his tight end and friend Rob Gronkowski. Tampa running back Leonard Fournette would also rush for 89 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown.
I am going to assume everyone was at one point in the season on the same page about Tampa’s defense as they showed at times they had trouble stopping teams with a high powered offense. Needless to say, that same Tampa defense got hot at the right time and shut down the league’s three best statistical quarterbacks in succession in the post season (Brees, Rodgers & Mahomes) en route to their second title.
With this win, Tom Brady becomes only the second QB to win a Super Bowl with two different teams (Peyton Manning being the other) and will no doubt be in the talks of Greatest of All Time. The Buccaneers also become the first team in history to win a Super Bowl in their home stadium.
The question now is…will Tom Brady play a few more years or will he ride off into the sunset like the cowboys in the movies? Time will tell, but for now, this one I’m sure he will enjoy.
HOW SWEET IT IS!