After starting the season at 2-0, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers have dropped their last two games and have not looked good doing so. According to Brady, it is just not his team that is playing bad football, but a majority of the league.
When Brady was asked about parity in the league, he had this to say:
“I think there’s a lot of bad football from what I watch. I watch a lot of bad football. Poor quality of football. That’s what I see.”
Out of the 32 teams in the NFL, 15, or nearly half, currently have a .500 record at 2-2. Very few teams so far in the young season have asserted themselves as dominant clubs, aside from the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs.
With very few starting players appearing in pre season games, it is no surprise that it takes most teams at least a few games to knock the rust off. Offenses are usually behind the defenses in the early going of a season, as it takes time for an offense to gel and build the chemistry that is needed to run an efficient offense.
Brady and the Bucs will try and get back in the win column this Sunday when they host the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. This appears to be the right opponent at the right time for Tampa as Brady has never lost to the Falcons in his career, sporting a perfect 10-0 record.