The case of Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is far from improving, as the team continued its slide Thursday night, and solutions are still pending.
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The Florida team suffered a 27-22 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. For the first time in his career, the number 12 sails on a sequence of five failures in six games. Luckily for the Bucs, their playoff hopes remain real despite their 3-5 record, as no team is playing for .500 in the National Association South.
After this further disappointment on the pitch, Brady had few answers to offer. Words are not enough. Above all, it will take action to get out of it.
"I don't think you can erase what happened in the last eight weeks," he said, as reported by the ESPN network. We need to dig deeper, figure out who we are, and show up to work trying to improve. This will give us a better chance of winning.”
However, at this rate, the retirement of the former New England Patriots star is likely to begin as soon as the regular season ends. Many wonder if the principal concerned made a wise decision in postponing his retirement for a year. On the side of his teammates, confidence remains in his place.
"Hopefully he plays as long as he can," offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs said. I would like to evolve alongside him forever. I love Tom and wish him the best for him if this is his last year. We try to be successful with the ball and it's frustrating when things don't work out and you don't have an answer."
The Buccaneers' setbacks could now lead to changes in the coaching staff, according to head coach Todd Bowles. However, following the failure against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, he said he did not want to consider this option.
"We're going to discuss all of this over the weekend," he said, according to NFL.com. When you don't play well, everything stays on the table and we will talk about it with all the staff members.
The Buccaneers' next mission will not be easy. They will host the defending Super Bowl champions Los Angeles Rams on November 6.