After starting the season 2-0, the Bucks have already exceeded many’s expectations, not only winning games, but showing potential for more.
Could they be a surprise contender in the NFC? Do they have a chance of winning by double digits?
It’s still early days, but so far they’ve surprised us by playing enough complementary football. Bucs head coach Todd Bowles claims this is the secret to their success, and recently spoke about the team maintaining its winning identity.
Bucks don’t listen to outside expectations, just believe in their own
The Bucs went from championship favorite status to potential rebuilding candidate within the NFC overnight after losing Tom Brady in the offseason.
However, even though the bottom of the center has changed, baker mayfield He “grilled” through the two games and showed off his talent. Despite an overhaul at quarterback and an influx of rookies and newly signed free agents, the team has continued to win. Todd Bowles doesn’t think anything will change about the roster, even though others are looking through a more pessimistic lens.
“Even when we had [Tom Brady], we were a team full of winners, so it’s no different for us,” Bowles said this week. “We don’t see any difference in this building. We set our own expectations and act on them.
“I think the minute you start living up to other people’s expectations, you start letting yourself down and letting others down. We have confidence in this building and we have confidence in this building. We’ve had award winners in this building over the past few years, but that hasn’t changed. The people have changed, but that hasn’t changed. We continue to do that.”
Some insiders have started singing a different tune with the Bucks. Peter King has recently become a Mayfield believer, and on Thursday morning’s “The Insiders,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport talked about how successful Baker Mayfield and Dave Canales have been despite being an unknown duo. I mentioned whether it was contained.
Yes, Baker Mayfield has impressed so far, but it really was a group effort. If you look at each position group on the field, you’ll see a lot of new faces in new spots. Young players contributed to the team’s success as well.
“They can learn, they can pay attention to details, and the coaches can give them information. It’s a group effort here,” Bowles added. “We don’t win alone, and we don’t lose alone. I said before that they can play.
“The good thing about having young legs is that you can practice every day. The seniors, you have to rest more. They are enthusiastic and are very good football players. We just have to give them the right information .”
Young and older players alike are finding success. Instead of Tristan Wirf and Mike Evans, they had Trey Palmer and Luke Godeke. Whether it’s established players like Vita Vea, Devin White, and Shaq Barrett, or players looking to take the next step like Joe Tryon-Soyinka, Zion McCollum, and Christian Isien, many The players stepped up and made a big contribution to the result. of the game. Heck, even punter Jake Camarda helped the cause.
In order to reach unexpected heights, it is essential to have new players emerge every week.
The height that only the Bucs have internally.
They’ll be able to dramatically change public perception by pulling off a surprise upset of the Eagles, who were once considered a Super Bowl contender. It starts with getting the best out of everyone, from the quarterback to the long snapper.
“[It is a] Bowles said it’s a very talented team and very well-coached. “They went to the Super Bowl last year. We’ve been in situations like that. They’ve got talent at every level on both sides of the ball. It’s going to take everyone’s efforts to win this ballgame.” It has to be. It’s not going to come from one or two groups, it’s going to have to be an individual play, it’s going to have to be a group play. We have to be very healthy.”