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  • The fact of the matter is, we started thinking about this defense.

  • We started thinking about this team differently from the moment Tom Brady arrived, because we didn't have to worry about a quarterback giving new meaning for 30 for 30 with James Winston, who threw 30 30 interceptions to go along with this 33 touchdowns.

  • Nor, nor was it well, we're thinking about the fact that for the first time in NFL history, ah, quarterback deserved to be named defensive player of the year because that's what James Winston looked like.

  • Yeah, last year, we didn't have to worry about that with Tom Brady this year.

  • Certainly, the defense is definitely formidable.

  • And that's a big story because last year they were ranked 29th in the league defensively.

  • Now they're ranked like eighth.

  • They had, like, you know, the I mean the 30th ranked defense against the past.

  • Now it's like 10.

  • They still have the number one ranked defense against the run.

  • We get all of that about Tampa Bay, but it's about this offense.

  • It's about Tom Brady.

  • It's about Antonio Brown, who had about seven years, seven receptions for 69 yards yesterday.

  • It's about him.

  • With Godwin in evidence and Gronk, even though he only had two receptions for 51 yards yesterday, one was a 44 yard catch.

  • We're just seeing him in big moments, step up and really make his presence felt with O.

  • J.

  • Howard being gone for the year.

  • And you're looking at a situation where we've got We've got Grant to go along with Antonio Brown, Godwin Evans, and oh, by the way, even though the numbers say Tampa Bay is like 23rd rank in the run, uh, Ronald Jones Jr is averaging over five yards a carry.

  • Leonard Fournette is a over four yards a carry.

  • It's not like they don't have a running game, so they've got a running game.

  • They've got past blockers.

  • They've got a passing Tom Brady.

  • They've got weapons at the receiver spot all over the place, with Gronk elevating his level of play.

  • Yes, we could give credit to the defense because it's vastly approved and we understand that.

  • But in the end, whether it's scoring points, moving the change or doing both the key to Tampa success is going to come down to Tom Brady and that offense and how formidable they could be created a living hell out of the opponents.

  • I'm sorry, RC.

  • Real quick.

  • What is one play in 98 yards due to your to your yards per carry, do you think e What was Ronald was doing before that?

  • I don't know.

  • But that was averaging over four yards a carry before that.

  • Maybe, maybe.

  • Yeah.

  • I mean the median.

  • I wonder what the median yards per carry the mean is high has talked about yesterday.

  • I was talking about season.

  • Yeah.

  • Mhm.

  • No, you're right.

  • Listen, Ronald Jones has been good.

  • Leonard Fournette has been great in pass protection.

  • Also on third down, catching the football.

  • And obviously we understand all the weapons they have outside.

  • But it's about this defense the Mondays that that we get on this show or days after the games.

  • When we get on this show and we raved about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • It was the days the defense played really good.

  • Like when they played the Green Bay Packers and Tom past for about 1.

  • 65.

  • We weren't in here like Oh, my goodness.

  • This offense is so good because it was 10 0 and then Jemele Dean gets an interception and then the next drive.

  • Then cartoon Davis forces interception with a PB you against Davante Adams, and that's when the onslaught starts.

  • And then the next week they play the Las Vegas Raiders, who are really good football team.

  • And we got Devon White with three sacks, 11 tackles.

  • He's running sideline to sideline blasting Derek Carr, and we started saying, Okay, now this is the team, right?

  • This is the most complete team in the NFC because we understand what they could do offensively.

  • But when this defense shows up, it's different.

  • And then when the defense doesn't play as well when the defense isn't balling, we don't really know.

  • Even in the first half yesterday, Tom Brady was is good as we've ever seen them all season.

  • But the defense was getting carved up by Teddy a little bit.

  • Teddy was efficient.

  • Teddy had a high completion percentage.

  • They continued to move the ball and you were like it looks alright.

  • Then Jpp gets the interception.

  • Then they start to get a couple of sacks.

  • They not Teddy Bridgewater out of the game.

  • And then you start to think now This is the team we were expecting to win the NFC.

  • The offense is gonna do what they do, what they protect.

  • Tom Brady.

  • They will move the football.

  • What elevates this team to a different stratosphere?

  • Why it looks so bad when they played against New Orleans Saints in New Orleans.

  • Saints play so great defensively is because it's going to be the team that figures out championship defense that wins the NFC.

  • So it's gonna be about Devon White.

  • It's gonna be about Shaq Barrett.

  • It's gonna be about that secondary that very young but a second taking place, turning the football over and given Tom Brady extra possessions because that's how a team will win the NFC.

  • Uh, well, let me tell you before I give it to Max, let me tell you what.

  • I disagree with you, Ryan.

  • I disagree with you in terms of what we talked about when Tampa Bay had won these games.

  • Obviously, we recognize the fact that defense wins championships.

  • I just finished saying that Ah, few segments ago.

  • We understand that, But what I'm saying is when we talk about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and you want to compartmentalize when we when we raved about them?

  • Well, let me remind you, when they dropped 38 on the charges, we raved about that offense when they dropped 38 on Green Bay.

  • We raved about that offense when they dropped 45 waved about that offense.

  • What I'm saying, I'm not trying to say I'm not trying to say that we didn't We didn't mention the defense because we know they vastly improved.

  • But we raved about it.

  • And then we spent a couple of weeks talking about Antonio Brown because of how formidable they were going to be offensively, even more so that they got not saying defense don't matter, guys.

  • I'm just saying that when we look at Tampa, the reason why we've got them as a championship on this level, when we're talking about him, it's because of what we're fantasizing about, what that damn everything You just said.

  • I don't I'm not gonna hold that against Brady because he was working with injuries and he's in a new system and they have to figure it out.

  • His style of play is very different from Aryan style of play, so I'm not.

  • But but were it not for that.

  • I think what you would be bringing up is an indictment on Brady.

  • In other words, there are all these weapons and all this stuff, and we're focusing on the offense, and they're a top third offense.

  • They're a top three defense.

  • If you look at a Super Bowl contender and say Top three defense top third offense, what's gonna win the Super Bowl for him?

  • It's gonna be the defense 11 $3 4th defense.

  • And I'll tell you why.

  • Your point.

  • Let me let me hold on, Molly.

  • Let me tell Max why his point doesn't matter.

  • Because when I brought it up about the Rams being a top to defense, you didn't.

  • You didn't take that in the heart you didn't give a damn about.

  • You were talking about Russell Wilson was suddenly now that they top three defense in Tampa, we gotta elevate them way there are predicting what's going to be a bigger influence.

  • Russell Wilson's offense or the Rams defense.

  • That's very different.

  • If Russell Wilson was on the Bucks, they might be undefeated right now.

  • Just remember Steven as a rabbit ears.

  • He's always listening, and he will hold it against you at a later time to say things that you said that you never said forever.

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