GAME ON – JUNE 17
By Rob Kriete
CHANGE, IT IS ACOMIN’
First of all, and I will start EVERY article with this paragraph, sports pales in comparison with what is occurring with the Coronavirus. Hopefully, the columns that I, and the rest of our correspondents, provide you is a momentary escape from the trials and tribulations that Americans, and the rest of the world’s population, are experiencing. The COVID-19 is not a video game that you can press reset and get a new life. This is real and dangerous so, above all, be prudent and stay safe.
Game on for change. And, unfortunately, change in every sport has been undefeated this season, so far, as we all deal with this unprecedented pandemic. Happily, professional leagues and teams (and hopefully even MLB soon) have been preparing for a new way to play and prepare.
New Tampa Bay quarterback, Tom Brady, is undergoing a team change and offense-scheme switch for the first time in his illustrious career. As Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich told reporters this past week in an online press conference, “The greatest challenge is he’s been somewhere for twenty years,” while referring to Brady. Additionally, he has worked under one head coach in an offense that has been mainly unchanged. Playing in a new climate, under a new coach, with a new offensive coordinator, will undoubtedly cause some bumps in the road. But, I am willing to bet that this Hall-of-Fame bound quarterback is more than capable of making the adjustments to be the successful player he has shown playing in the AFC North for two decades.
Everyone has adjusted their routines, at the very least, during the past few months. But as we prepare to get our NFL game on, how do you foresee Tom Brady adjusting to life in Tampa Bay and the NFC South? Only time will tell.