“It’s going to hit, reality is going to set in that we’ve got one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time”
By Cameron Hogwood
Last Updated: 09/04/20 5:19pm
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David has welcomed Tom Brady into a locker room he assures may have the six-time Super Bowl champion’s again.
Brady turned a free agent for the primary time in his profession this offseason earlier than signing with the Bucs on a two-year deal, confirming the tip to 20 years with the New England Patriots.
The 199th general choose on the 2000 NFL Draft takes over from Jameis Winston underneath heart as Tampa look to succeed in the playoffs for the primary time since 2007.
“I got an opportunity to talk to him, he reached out to me and we had a good conversation,” mentioned David.
“He reached out to me, talking on the truth that I used to be a chief on protection and him coming in asking me what to anticipate. [It was about] him simply coming in and falling according to all people else.
“I simply instructed him, ‘Just be you. This goes to be a locker room that you simply love. There’s a lot of younger guys who’re hungry and a lot of men who’re going to have your again it doesn’t matter what.'”
The Bucs flirted with an unlikely wild card spot in 2019 as they gained 5 of their last eight video games, ending with a 7-9 file and third within the NFC South.
Bruce Arians’ staff led the NFL in passing offense whereas rating fourth in scoring offense, with extensive receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin each producing 1,00Zero yard seasons.
Brady himself is evidently focusing on one other Super Bowl cost with the sort of offensive arsenal he was lacking in New England final season.
“He simply mentioned he was going to come back in and be himself, he’ll have enjoyable, he’ll compete,” added David. “He’s going to get this factor rolling, attempt to get some wins in Tampa, and hopefully play in a Super Bowl in Tampa.
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“That’s the primary objective that we would like. We talked about that as nicely. He’s a man who’s been there loads of occasions and has gained six of them.
“He is aware of what it takes and I instructed him there are going to be a lot of men who’re going to have your again and are going to experience with you.”
With six Super Bowl rings, 13 AFC East division crowns and 17 playoff appearances throughout 20 years to his title, Brady has confirmed a supply of pleasure amongst his new team-mates, to not point out a variety of free brokers who reportedly pitched themselves to the Bucs after his arrival.
“It’s going to hit, actuality goes to set in that we have got one of many best quarterbacks of all time. One of the nice duellers, one of many best guys to play that place,” mentioned David.
“He’s going to convey that profitable mentality to our program. I do know for a truth the blokes are going to have his again and he’ll have our again. It’s going to be a staff factor and it is not simply going to be about him, it may be about all people on the market in these uniforms.
“Going out there and putting in the work to get us to that level.”
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