On NFL Network’s morning football show Good Morning Football, Peter Schrager offered up his suggestions on what the Bucs should do moving forward via a segment called “Extreme Team Makeover.”

The major points that Schrager offered up included keeping the front seven largely intact by re-signing outside linebackers Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaq Barrett, along with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh who joined Tampa Bay last off-season on a one-year deal.

The show host added that the Bucs should bolster their run game through the draft by adding D’Andre Swift, a do-it-all back out of the University of Georgia to pair with third-year back Ronald Jones. In a year where Jones made a significant step forward, he racked up 724 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns on an average of 4.2 yards per carry, adding another 309 receiving yards on 31 receptions.

Swift finished the 2019 season with a career-high in rushing yards with 1,218, getting into the end zone seven times on the ground and totaling 6.6 yards per carry over his three-year career with the Bulldogs in Athens.

The biggest move suggested by Schrager however, was an answer to the question the football world has been waiting for: What do the Bucs do with Jameis Winston?

Schrager suggested taking a “huge swing” at New England’s legendary quarterback Tom Brady by pitching Florida’s warm weather and Tampa Bay’s elite receiving duo of Chris Godwin and Mike Evans, both of which eclipsed the 1,100-yard mark this past season despite hamstring injuries that cut their seasons short.

“Go after Tom Brady,” Schrager said. “Why not? Give him the world, give him a blank check and let him have his say on things.”

Watch the full segment from Good Morning Football below.

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  1. Peter Schrager is one of the few mainstream analysts that always shows some love for the bucs, have to appreciate that.

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    • To be fair, he and the others on that crew show love to practically everyone in the league. They’re very Chucky-esque when it comes to that. Though do agree, Shrags is probably the most pro-Buc one at that table.

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  2. Dont know about an open check lol. If Bucs want to win now, I mean Superbowl or atleast a shot then Brady brings that to the table. If Bucs bring back Winston I dont know if he can take us that far this year. Playing in playoff games and wining is a different level. I know that the 1 game last year I really remember was all those Saints fans at Rajay. Ug that sucked. Just for fun imagine Breez battling Brady wow! There will be lots of Buc fans in those seats.

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    • Agreed about the blank check Pete. There’s only so much $$ available and re-signing Barrett, JPP, and Suh is not going to be cheap, not to mention there are still other needs to address. So easy to be an armchair GM sometimes LOL. Do believe Brady would definitely ignite the fan base though. Short-term solution for sure, and there’s no question he’s benefited from playing in a tailor-made system. Regardless of that, believe he, BA, and Leftwich could design a system here that works for all parties and takes advantage of what Brady still does well. And lately his receiving corp has been a mishmash and hasn’t been the greatest. Imagine him having Evans, Godwin, Perriman(?), OJ, and Brate at his disposal. Not to mention being backed up by what’s considered by some to be a rising top-10 defense, as long as some key players are retained. That’s just scary imo. Sorry, but adding a HOF QB, even at the tail end of his career, is a move the Bucs should definitely consider. What’s the worst that can happen, the Bucs miss the playoffs for the 13th straight year? Believe Brady, or even Rivers for that matter, gives us a better chance than most, including JW.

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  3. Um, no, just no. Actually, Hell no. Brady and the Pat’s success is a product of Bill Belichik’s system, not the other way around. No offense to Brady, he was perfect for that system and was once great. He is not the QB for Arians’ system. The arm strength is not there anymore and his mobility has faded as well. Tag Winston or sign him to a reasonable 3 year deal and be done with it. I’m fine with $25 million a year for 3 years with $50 million guaranteed along with yardage, TD and playoff incentives. I disagree with INT penalties on bonuses because you don’t want to turn a “gunslinger” QB into a “gun shy” QB. It’s time to put the silly scenarios to bed and start locking down free agents and begin assembling the team for 2020. Free agency and the draft are coming in the not too distant future and time is of the essence. And if I see one more “report” that JW is asking for $30-35 million, my head will explode. That is a rumor, not a “report”. Something can only be termed a “report” if there is factual evidence to corroborate it.

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    • Bucs are tight lipped right now and as fans all we can do is speculate or guess. Sitting at Home watching the Bucs lose sucks but walking out of Raja over and over losing is getting old like a decade old. So lets all just speculate away and pretend were in charge on signing JPP, Suh, Barret and signing a Safty

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      • Very tight-lipped. As they should be. It would not surprise me if a deal has already been agreed upon with JW or they have informed him that they will tag him. There is no need to inform the rest of the league just yet, let people keep guessing. Same with JPP, Suh and Barret. I would like to see Brate take a restructuring to stay here and also see them parlay a trade of OJ Howard to move up in the first round in order to snag a top OL.

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        • What’s the point of letting the league keep guessing if you’ve already agreed to a deal with JW (doubtful btw), that makes absolutely no sense. Now, as BA stated in his last presser, one thing you don’t want to do is make any announcement that could affect your leverage in negotiations with his replacement. Possible JW is brought back, but the one thing you don’t do is prematurely announce he isn’t coming back. Even the worst QB agent in the league would use the team’s now-pressing need at QB to their advantage in making a deal. Much wiser to keep quiet and keep that leverage of the possibility of simply franchising JW for another while you’re in negotiations with other QB’s.

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        • Even though the franchise tag deadline is March 10th and FA negotiations aren’t allowed to officially start until March 16th, you can be guaranteed the Bucs will be having plenty of unofficial “conversations” with agents of certain FA QB’s at the Combine here at the end of the month if they’re considering moving on from JW. Don’t think it’s been determined either way yet, but do believe those conversations will be the final factor in deciding if JW is a Buc in 2020 or not.

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    • I get tired of the same ol’ back and forth stuff. I’m sure Winston would be improved in season 2 under Arians but he’s still Jameis. Crab legs… Uber… that student at FSU… 30td 30int in a single season. The guys famous for all the wrong shit.

      Id like to see the Bucs get someone that has some of that good decision making ability. Someone that brings respect and admiration back to the Bucs. Arians will get someone good watch and see. His past qbs are

      Peyton Manning
      Big Ben
      Andrew Luck
      Carson Palmer

      He don’t f around w mediocrity. If Arians gets to choose Jameis is gone. Mark my words. And if Jameis stays guaranteed it’s not Arians choice and we looking for a new head coach next year. Mark those words too. And I wouldn’t be surprised if Andrew Luck comes out of retirement.

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      • NFL Passing leader is mediocrity now? 2nd in touchdowns is mediocrity?

        Winston will be known for crab legs, eating W’s speech and making poor judgement with alcohol by fans who don’t like him, but you think thats worse than Warren Sapp? Winston wasnt charged with any crime. PERIOD. Sapp failed multiple drug tests for cocaine/weed in college supposedly and was definitely arrested for hiring hookers in 2015, but I don’t remember any fans bitching about that.

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        • Olay amigo

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    • So one of, if not the greatest QB to play the game is nothing more than a system QB.

      Wow..just wow.

      You have to wonder if some of these folks even watch football.

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      • Yeah, pretty much. He is GREAT in that system. If he were younger and had the arm strength I would agree that him coming here would be hugely beneficial but he is long in the tooth and can’t make the throws that are required out of BA’s offense.

        Differing perspectives and opinions does not mean we do not watch, understand and grasp football.

        Check yourself Dude!

        Go Bucs!

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    • Belichik runs the defense not the offense. Saying Brady is a system QB is just wrong. Brady is probably the best ever at pre snap reads of a defense. He sees the entire field. The Bucs are a 10-11 win team, minimum, with Brady under center.

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  4. Anyone not wanting Tom Brady over a turnover king should go have their heads examined, something is seriously wrong with you, maybe you hit your head as a child and the reason for your failure as an adult.
    31 NFL teams would sell there soul to get Tom Brady, I can not take anyone serious saying no.
    Please have blood checked for anomalies affecting your brain check for some kind of mould under you bed seek help.

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    • Didn’t you have any English classes in school? I swear to God I’ve never seen you make one single post without multiple spelling, punctuation and/or grammatical errors. How did you get hired as a PR staff member with this atrocious lack of writing ability? Do you do it on purpose in an attempt to appear as regular commenter in order to hide your real identity? If so, it isn’t working. Everyone here knows you work for the website in order to “stir the pot”.

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      • Has to make it look realistic.

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    • So one of, if not the greatest QB to play the game is nothing more than a system QB.

      Wow..just wow.

      You have to wonder if some of these folks even watch football.

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    • He’s just a product of Bill’s system…

      Bahaha

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    • As good as Brady is, without better pass protection and a decent running game, I don’t see him being a good fit. Same goes for Rivers.

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  5. I Think Philip River would be a better fit for this organization.

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    • As what, a QB coach or offensive assistant?

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  6. He is so spot on for every talking point he made but it just is not going to happen.

    Though the Attendance keeps falling for the last 4 years and down from 2015 by
    11,000 because of Shared TV revenues the Glazers/Licht are going to most likely
    give JW 1 more year at a pay structure with heavy Incentives for hitting certain
    metrics and if he takes it which he probably will we again are stuck with a mixed
    bag year. Heck, he could throw for 6000 yards and all the Winston homers will
    say ‘See he’s getting better’, but they will ignore the 20+ Picks that
    keep us out of the playoffs again.

    Did any of the Playoff QBs throw over 20 Ints this year?

    If your answer is no then why does anyone keep insisting we have a Great QB?

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    • Rivers threw 20….

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      • Yet the previous year he threw 12 and led the Chargers to a 12-4 season. In fact he’s led the Chargers to 7 playoff seasons in 16 years. He’s also led the Chargers to 12 winning seasons in 16 years. What has Winston done with all his talent in 5 years? One winning season in 5 and his penchant for turnovers has gotten worse every year. Move on already.

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        • And by all accounts it takes multiple years to learn BA’s system. So as much as I understand wanting a QB who throws less interceptions, the fact that Rivers is 38, threw 20 interceptions and his arm strength is waning (watch some of 2019) does not make him a good candidate for BA’s offense ESPECIALLY if it takes multiple years to grasp. BA doesn’t have that kind of time nor do I want to overpay for a fading hope of a QB.

          You can disagree. I understand. But I think one more year in this system with Winston to see the improvement with an upgraded line, upgraded, RB group and an improving defense makes the most sense. Just My Opinion….

          Go Bucs

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  7. Nope 😲

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  8. It probably won’t come down to the money as its estimated both he and his wife are worth a combined half a billion dollars. Playing in Florida, the lack of state income tax implications, Bruce Arians (probably announce their retirements at a joint presser two years from now), Evans and Godwin. That’s the appeal that might sway him to Tampa.

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  9. If the Patriots are willing to let go the one who is considered the GOAT, one should ask why IMO.

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    • NE has no right to him it is not their choice, He is a free agent it
      means he is free to go anywhere he wants

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      • Not if they tag Brady dim-ass-bulb. The owner wants Brady back.

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        • They could do that but they won’t – and everyone knows it. It means paying north of $30 million and they don’t want to do that – at least Bellichek won’t.

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          • I actually agree with you. Likely true the Pats won’t tag him. I do think there’s a good chance Brady ends up staying in New England for his last 2 years.

            If he goes anywhere, I would guess it’s to LA where he can advance his TB12 brand, lift the new team in a new city competing with the other new team in the same city out of fan ambivalence and be around posh Hollywood stars, athletes, and executives in a year round perfect climate. He and his wife seem really comfortable in that upscale environment. No offense to Tampa, but LA has a lot more for Tom than fishin’.

            Environment aside, and as far as talent is concerned, the Chargers and Bucs both have talented rosters, but one scheme is a downfield passing scheme with loads of risk and subsequent criticism and the other is a short passing check down (to rb’s like Ekeler) scheme. That seems more the the Tom Brady I’ve watched.

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          • They can’t tag him, his voided contract had a clause that no tag could be placed.

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        • I’m uncertain about the brightness of your bulb but I know something you don’t. Something most NFL fans are aware of regarding Tom Brady. His contract that voided includes a clause that prohibits NE from using a tag.

          He is, indeed, completely free.

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    • The Patriots Salary Cap. (44.1 million) That’s why. The Patriots can’t pay Brady over 25 million and still have enough revenue to build a team around him. Brady knows that. Belichik knows that. Kraft knows that. That’s why Kraft admitted yesterday that Brady testing the FA market was a good thing for both sides.

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  10. Tom Brady has 2 pro bowl years left in him, Jameis will be a back up next year in a city like Cincinnati unless Glazers bring him back to ruin next year!
    It is mind-boggling that in this pewter twilight zone there are “posters” a politically correct word for a “limited small minded moron.”

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    • Bobby Sue just referred to “himself“ as a limited small minded moron! Who would have thought “he” actually could learn and accept “his” truth?!

      By the way, where is the much more pleasant bob-ssa-cub?

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    • Pro Bowls? Pro Bowl games are dumb and totally meaningless. They are popularity contests. No one in Tampa is popular enough because these fans mostly hate everyone on their own team. Tom Brady will be just as hated when the Bucs lose against tough division opponents. The NFC SOUTH hasn’t been filled with CREAM PUFFS like AFC EAST teams Miami Dolphins, NY Jets, and Buffalo Bills.

      Brady or Rivers to the Bucs would be a short experiment and the Bucs would be back to the drawing board in 2-3 years.

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  11. If everyone keeps saying that it takes 2 years to learn Arians system, then why sign a QB on the very edge of retirement? Are we hoping for 1 glorious season only to fall back onto the cellar once they retire?
    No. Leave the old men out. Leftwich knows Arians system so it doesn’t matter if Bruce stays. Either sign Jameis or draft his replacement, but DO NOT sign a dinosaur and pray for a quick championship. We fans want longevity. We want a perennial winner. Neither of which happens with an old band aid.

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    • Signing an older QB and drafting a young one to take over don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Have to think BA wants to leave this franchise in better shape than he found it.

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    • I think only Carson Palmer said that it takes two years to learn B.A.’s system.
      I personally do not believe that I ever heard Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck or Ben Roethlisberger ever say that.

      I believe that it has become a reasoning for Jameis fans to suggest that he will have many less turnovers in B.A.’s system next year. It may certainly be true for Jameis and Carson that they needed the 2nd year.

      I do not think that it is necessarily true for every quarterback.
      1st year B.A. was the coach for Roethlisberger, he went 32 TD’s and 11 Ints. The year before B.A. he was 18 TD’s and 23 Int’s.

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      • Ben went 17 TD’s & 15 Int’s his 2nd year in BA’s system as well.

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  12. If this happens and even if we can squeeze 1 Super Bowl out of Tom it’s not worth it to be rebuilding again in 2/3 years. I’ll pass on the rental

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    • I thought it was all about winning a Super Bowl Duh, Re-build usually only takes a few years. For some reason it takes the Bucs 12

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      • You seem rational. Don’t you think its because they keep hiring a new coach every 2 years at the demand of the fans and media. They’ve gone from Gruden to Morris to Shiano to Lovie to Koetter to Arians. At GM, they’ve gone from Allen to Dominick to Licht.

        Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans and media are always asking the owners to have multiple players, coaches, and executives WALK THE PLANK. There have been BILLBOARDS to fire Bucs employees for Pete’s sake!

        Constant MUTINY will not lead to winning.

        In Arians and Licht I trust! GO BUCS!! Put me down for another year!

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        • Exactly, but i guess instant gratification is more important than a possible 5-10 year run of success

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        • Wonder if you will agree with Licht and Arians if they let Winston go? In this case hindsight is great. Have any of coaches we fired had a successful head coaching job since they were fired? Gruden? We’ll see. Maybe those irrational fan/media decisions were the right ones after all. By the way, as I said before, if Arians wants Winston back, I’m good with that. I don’t agree but I’m willing to trust him.

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          • I am a Bucs fan, first and foremost. I will root for the Bucs until they are no longer in Tampa, regardless of owner, GM, coach, player, media, or fans I disagree with.

            Case in point. I hated when McCoy was selected one spot after Suh and really hated when Licht and Lovie extended him. I had to listen to how great he was for 9 years. 9 years of the worst defense I’ve seen that Mr. Nice Guy was the face of. Yet, I still watched every snap.

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      • No its not about winning 1 super bowl then being nonexistent after that AKA us in 2002-2020. Its about building good team that is consistently a contender, TO ME its not worth winning one super bowl and then rebuilding, if rebuilding only took 2 years the browns, bucs, dolphins, etc would be consistently good. A successful rebuild is not promised, constant changing of players, coaches, etc leaves no strong foundation. If one and done super bowl would make you happy as a fan then we can agree to disagree there.

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  13. I think Bucs Franchise Winston. And they draft a QB in the mid-rounds. I don’t see them cutting a guy who had 5100 yards and 33 TDs. Winston broke the all-time interception record. Guess who held the record before Winston? Some guy named Brett Favre.

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    • What record did Winston break of Favre’s ? In the modern day Super Bowl Era only Vinny Testaverde has thrown more interceptions in a season (35). George Blanda threw 42 in the early 60’s. Favre does own the all time record for Interceptions at 336. Winston has already thrown 88 in 5 seasons.

      Just imagine how many more games the Packers would’ve won if Favre hadn’t thrown so many Interceptions!

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  14. Am I dreaming or has Brady already stated”I am not going anywhere”? The Bucs would be foolish to spend millions on a 42 year old immobile QB.

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  15. Guys this is really getting away from us. You got Joe buck driving fans insane with all these back and forth (if’s) and now here you want to put in a QB that only has a few years left then its start all over with a rookie draft. The fan base will leave again. The coach will leave again.
    Fix the interceptions and you have a winning QB

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  16. Why is it so hard to see, you sign Bradey, Rivers and draft a QB to be groomed.

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  17. This is laughable and it’s plain nonsense.

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  18. Shrager’s entire “bold” plan involves Brady and that is getting all the discussion on here, but it also involves doing two critically important things:

    Thing 1: Drafting his perceived #1 RB in the draft, D’Andre Swift, presumably in the first round.
    Thing 2: Keeping the entire front 7 on defense together.

    So, for all you folks that think Tom Brady solves the off-season, just know that it only works if you bring in the best RB in the draft and keep the defense together in the eyes of expert Peter Shrager.

    Funny that he didn’t mention ONE WORD about the offensive line, isn’t it??

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  19. Here we are once again quoting on-air personalities, other in-the-know media types and former players to compose an article about pure unsubstantiated speculation regarding Tom Brady. These on-going debates about the GOAT coming here are an absolute waste of time. There is simply no way he’s stupid enough to stain his legacy by ending it with a perennial loser. To be sure, there would be a bump in ticket sales. But guess what? Those transplanted folks would be wearing Patriots #12 gear. Then, as soon as TB12 is unable to be “as good as he once was”, starts taking the last gasp on his farewell tour, those same spoiled fans will start booing him like they did in Foxborro.

    My guess is Brady and Kraft will have a “happy ending”. I think Kraft knows a place.

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  20. I had the opportunity to pose the Jameis question to Heisman winner, and NBC’s college football color man Doug Flutie, at a party we attended for a mutual friend. Here’s pretty much what he had to say. I never cared for Jameis coming out of college. His decision making, accuracy, and just turned the ball over to much. My opinion hasn’t changed, they should move on. There you have it, a scoop from Surferdudes.

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  21. The formula that helped Bucs win a SB is still a sound one. Built a strong Defense, which I think they are close. Get a QB that can protect the ball. In 2002 Gruden brought in a retread Tackle, a average WR and a average QB. The defense did the rest. This Bucs team has 2 of the best WR’S. This defense can be very good they will keep Barrett and hopefully JPP.

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