Tom Brady is the G.O.A.T and other takeaways from the Superbowl

At age 43 Tom Brady still has it

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Most people retire from the NFL around the time they reach 30 years of age. People above 35 are a miracle and absolutely everybody laughed at Tom Brady when he said he would play until he’s 45. On Sunday, he led a team that hasn’t been in the playoffs in the last 10 years to the Superbowl and then won it against one of the best teams in NFL history. Brady has redefined what being great means and despite what a lot of people thought, he announced he will be back next season at age 44. And unlike next time, no one is laughing at him now.

Rob Gronkowski is back

When Gronk retired – with tears in his eyes, talking about how much his body has taken it looked like he was done with football. In the months following his announcement he lost a ton of weight and there were rumors, he would be joining the WWE. However, after Brady’s move to Tampa, Rob suddenly came out of retirement and onto the Buccaneers team. And on Sunday, on the most important night of the season, he scored two touchdowns and after the game said that he’s coming back for more.

Injuries caused a horrendous performance from Kansas City’s offensive line

The Kansas City offensive line was missing 4 out 5 its five starters during this Superbowl – right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, decided to not play this year and use his medical degree to help fight the pandemic, his back-up was forced to play right tackle and all other three starters were out with injuries. This definitely showed as Patrick Mahomes looked to be running for his life during the whole game. He had zero time in the pocket, constantly had to look for ways to get rid of defenders, while simultaneously throwing the ball accurately. And of course, he couldn’t manage to do it and the best scoring offense in the NFL was held to zero touchdowns. 

The Bucs defense was incredible

After the game, a lot of the commentators were saying that the whole defense and its coordinator Todd Bowles deserved to be named MVP of the game, and they had every right to want that. Tampa’s defense was very to winning against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in the NFC championship game and the biggest game of the year, the defense held the best scoring offense and QB to only o points and 0 TDS. If the defense weeps its form next year, it won’t be a surprise if we see the Bucs at another Superbowl.

Diverse teams win

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have what is probably the most diverse coaching staff. Tampa became the first team to win a Superbowl, where all three of the coordinators are black – Todd Bowles for the defense, Byron Leftwich for the offense, and Keith Armstrong for the special teams. Along with that, the Bucs were also the first ones to have two female coaches in the roaster – Maral Javadifar, who is the assistant strength and conditioning coach, and Lori Locust, who is the assistant defensive line coach.

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Written by Ivana


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