Buc’s lack of offense turns up volume on Brady absence.
Titans defeat Buccaneers 13-3 in season's 2nd preseason game.
NASHVILLE, TN – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense struggled mightily on Saturday night against the Tennessee Titan’s defense resulting in a 13-3 loss for the Bucs.
This brings the Bucs to 0-2 for this year’s preseason record, and this game was on that could have been wishing reach, because Tennessee’s offense wasn’t much better.
Tampa started with Blaine Gabbert at quarterback, but after two series, the duties fell to 2nd year QB Kyle Trask, who put in an 11 for 24 night with only 104 yards gained. The Bucs capped at 174 yards due to injuries to a few receivers and Tampa only starting one usual starter, RB Leonard Fournette.
All of this comes at an unusual Tim for the team as the Newley retired-unretired QB Tom Brady is out of camp, and has been out of camp for ten days.
In what seems to be a pre-arranged absence, Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles has been clear that this was planned and that Brady was expected to return after the Bucs game against the Titans, he said this in his initial announcement.
Sports reporters have been asking for specifics of Brady’s whereabouts, what he is doing, and Bowels continued with the same line of answers, without specifics.
Bowels handling of Brady’s absence has been ruled as a “Bungling of the whole situation”, as “detrimental to the chemistry of the team”, and the criticisms has only increased since the offense has sputtered without Brady.
The truth is that the Buccaneers weren’t planning to play Brady in the first two preseason games at all, and Brady did spend time earlier in the preseason with the team, developing chemistry with both new and returning players. If his return goes to plan, Brady will be around to solidify that chemistry and be ready for the start of the season.
All that we can do is to sit back and see how this plays out. Will things go to plan and Brady returns this week to One Buc Place, or will the chaos of the unknown continue to turn up the volume of questions.