If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a Batman character, Two-Face would be the best representation.
Tom Brady is leading one of the NFL’s best offenses, averaging a league-best 34.3 points per game.
They also have the second-best passing offense at 349.7 yards per game.
— NFL (@NFL) September 20, 2021
In contrast, their defense is still finding its championship groove.
The Buccaneers allow 29.3 points per game, even if they are solid against the run.
But their pass defense depicts a contrasting narrative.
They’ve allowed 338.3 yards per game and nine touchdowns which are both dead last among all teams.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 26, 2021
Worse, the injuries with their defensive backs continue to pile up.
Sean Murphy-Bunting is already on injured reserve because of a dislocated elbow.
Depending on the injury’s severity, he can be back as early as two weeks or could miss the entire season.
Bucs CB Carlton Davis was added to the injury list with abdomen/ribs but had full participation Friday.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) September 24, 2021
The Buccaneers are lucky that they have a high-powered offense that can rack up the points.
Still, the defense must fulfill their end of the bargain and not expect Brady and company to bail them out.
Therefore, they need more help in the secondary to keep their back-to-back Super Bowl hopes alive.
But the news that made huge ripples was Richard Sherman‘s visit to Tampa Bay after Brady’s recruitment pitch.
Can Sherman Help The Buccaneers?
Without a doubt, Sherman will be of big help to the Buccaneers’ pass defense because the situation turned from bad to worse.
They ran out of healthy bodies against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3, that special teamer Dee Delaney played 51 snaps as a defensive back.
That weakness might rob them of another shot at the Super Bowl, and Sherman can fill the void that their injured cornerbacks left.
It’s easy to forget that Sherman made the Pro Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers in 2019.
Before that, he was a three-time First-team All-Pro with the Seattle Seahawks from 2013 to 2015.
Dan Quinn has the Cowboys D playing like the reincarnation of Legion Of Boom! pic.twitter.com/JvngEYs1Xk
— Chokelahoma© (@chok3lahomadna) September 28, 2021
That unit annihilated Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, 43-8.
However, his physical condition is the biggest question in his impending stint with the Buccaneers.
He played just five games last year due to a calf strain.
But he lost 15 pounds in the offseason to prove that he is ready to play.
Sherman might not have the same speed he did early in his career, but he uses his smarts to cover opposing receivers.
Likewise, he fits Tampa Bay’s star-studded roster like a glove.
— NFL (@NFL) September 10, 2021
It’s Super Bowl or bust for the Buccaneers during the Brady era, and Sherman can handle the high stakes in Tampa Bay.
Keeping fit also proves that he’s ready to compete, and he will have much playing time with the Buccaneers.
At 33 years old, Sherman may have a few years left in his legendary career.
Therefore, he wants to leave the game on his terms with another championship ring on his fingers.