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Somehow Tom Brady Convinced Us He Could Turn the Bucs Around

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Dallas Cowboys v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Following their ugly loss to the Cowboys in the Wildcard Round, 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe wonder how Tom Brady duped everyone into thinking the Buccaneers could be serious contenders this postseason.

Brady Quinn: "I don't know why I thought Tampa Bay would all of a sudden get to the playoffs and be anything different than what they've been the entire season. I literally kept thinking, 'This is it guys, they're gonna turn it around. It's TB12, he's gonna do it.' And then they just get in the playoffs and they looked like the exact same team we saw all year."
LaVar Arrington: "I was guilty of that. I said, Brady and Co. are going to put it together and ball. And boy, Tampa Bay came in so ill-prepared that they looked like some trash on both sides of the ball."
Jonas Knox: "Tampa Bay was minus-45 during the season. Tampa Bay stunk. They were a below .500 team and at some point this year, I just sort of threw my hands up and said this is what it is... It was a giant letdown all year and so I found myself going in the game last night thinking, 'Alright, but it's a new season, everybody's 0-0.' And then about six minutes into the game, no, that's the team that they were all year."
Brady Quinn: "It's almost like Tom Brady's chiseled, beautiful face, covered up that stat you threw out there and how bad they'd been all year. In all seriousness, when you're only one game from being an over .500 team, and you've got negative 45 point differential, that's damning, and honestly it has everything to do with their offense this year."