2020 Buccaneers Training Camp Preview: Too Many Mouths to Feed?

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The 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers had one of the most explosive offenses in the league. This upcoming season, the Bucs will once again not have a shortage of weapons. With newly acquired quarterback Tom Brady, how will he be able to get the ball to spread out to all his skill players?

As the Bucs open training camp this year, many defensive coordinators are looking at this year’s team and thinking “How are we going to stop this Offense?” The Buccaneers have so many weapons that it is going to be tough to try to take one player out of the game. This year’s offense posts a total of five players that have made at least one Pro Bowl.

Chris Godwin

The 2019 season was a breakout year for Godwin. He posted career numbers in all receiving categories and made his first Pro Bowl. Godwin finished the season with 86 receptions, 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns in only 14 games. This year, Godwin could be a guy that leads the league in receptions due to the addition of Tom Brady. Godwin’s ability to catch pretty much everything thrown his way will make Brady a happy man. His consistency is one of the things that sets him apart from his peers. 

Season Prediction: 100 receptions, 1,500 receiving yards and six touchdowns, and his second Pro Bowl.

Mike Evans

Last season, Evans joined Randy Moss in having at least 1,000 yards in his first six seasons. 2019 was a bit of a down year for Evans due to a late season injury. He finished the season with 67 receptions, 1,157 yards and eight touchdowns. In 2020,  Evans will look to sustain himself as one of the best receivers in the league. Brady will have on consistent and proven wide out in Evans that will win a majority of one on one matchups which is one of the reasons Evans is so special at receiver.

Season Prediction: 75 receptions, 1,500 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, and his fourth Pro Bowl.

Rob Gronkowski

Yes, he is back. After sitting out the 2019 season, Gronkowski is back in the league with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. When last on the field in the 2018, Gronkowski had a good season with 47 receptions for 682 yards and three touchdowns. No one knows how much he has left in the tank, but rest assured, he will leave it all out on the field. The connection that he has with Tom Brady will help the offense in many ways. His presence in the red zone will be huge along with Evans and fellow tight end Cameron Brate.

Season Prediction: 45 receptions, 600 yards and seven touchdowns.

LeSean McCoy

The Buccaneers added McCoy to an offense that fits what he does best, catch the ball out of the backfield. McCoy brings a veteran presence into the running back room that could use the leadership. This addition gives the team a guy who can catch the ball out of the backfield and give you some yards on the ground when needed. He finished last year with 465 yards and four touchdowns on 101 attempts in the run game. McCoy had 28 receptions for 181 yards and one receiving touchdown to go with a great catch percentage of 82.4.

Season Prediction: 500 yards rushing with three touchdowns and 300 yards receiving with two touchdowns.

Conclusion

Tom Brady and the Bucs have a problem that most teams would love to have, Too Many Mouths to Feed. The weapons on this offense will give defensive coordinators nightmares and could become one of the all-time greats. The addition of Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and LeSean McCoy has the city of Tampa thinking Super Bowl. I’ve only highlighted a few of the weapons Brady has at his disposal. The key for Brady being successful with all these weapons will be chemistry. He’ll have a short time to grow a rapport with his new teammates. My prediction for the season is this: I won’t miss a minute of it.

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