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Tom Brady on leaving Pats: Never cared about legacy

Tom Brady set sail from New England to Tampa Bay this offseason, creating waves throughout the NFL world as the greatest quarterback of all time embarked on a new journey for the first time in his 20-year career. In a lengthy, two-plus-hour, wide-ranging interview with Howard Stern on Wednesday morning, Brady admitted he knew before […]

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Buccaneers unveil new unis, mark start of Brady era

The year was 2015, and a handful of teams wanted a new look — no more block numbers, no more traditional, full-length stripes. Thankfully, those five years have passed, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the first of the teams who underwent 2015 makeovers to admit the old threads were the right ones. Tampa Bay […]

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AFC East roster reset: Patriots vulnerable after Tom Brady's exit?

AFC East AFC North Our Roster Reset series takes a division-by-division look at where things stand across the league heading into the 2020 NFL Draft. Jeremy Bergman examines the current makeup of the AFC East below. We’re living in a brave new world. Norms have been upended, expectations have been recalibrated and no one knows […]

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Bucs' Brady pursuit: Operation Shoeless Joe Jackson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ gambit to persuade Tom Brady to leave the only NFL franchise he’d ever known came replete with everything from a sales pitch to a code name. Yes, a code name. The Bucs called the pursuit of the GOAT: "Operation Shoeless Joe Jackson," per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Tampa […]

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OBJ's catch, Rodgers SB, Mahomes-Brady I airing today

Every few years, a player will come along and perform athletic feats never seen before. Aaron Rodgers, Odell Beckham and Patrick Mahomes surely would suffice from the past decade. Sunday’s slate of NFL replays takes us back to their salad days. Super Bowl XLV between the Steelers and Packers will air at 3 p.m. ET […]

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Deflategate science fair project haunts Bucs fan

Covered the Buccaneers since 2009 Joined ESPN in 2016 TAMPA, Fla. — Ace Davis was warned by his mother that his fourth-grade science fair project last year would come back to haunt him and his father, Chris. It has. The science fair project — one in which Ace raised the question, “Is Tom Brady a […]

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Frank Reich's Colts ecstatic to work with Philip Rivers

It’s not every offseason a team gets a chance to sign a potential future Hall of Famer at quarterback. We saw two teams make such a move this offseason, first in Tampa with the Buccaneers’ signing of future first-ballot Hall of Famer Tom Brady. Indianapolis is feeling just about as good about signing Philip Rivers, […]

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Chargers' Tyrod Taylor wants to 'turn heads' as starter

The Los Angeles Chargers plan to ride Tyrod Taylor as their veteran option, likely paired with a rookie quarterback selected in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. Despite the insistence from the organization that Taylor can be the starter, rumors and speculation continue to churn in the void. With L.A. boasting a deep roster outside of […]

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Montana: Patriots 'made a mistake' with Brady leaving

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana is always one of the first examples of legendary signal-callers switching teams later in his career, which is now brought up whenever Tom Brady is discussed. The former San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback also happens to be one of Brady’s idols. Montana, who helped lead the […]

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Tom Brady on NFC South: Winning division always hard

Tom Brady enters his 21st NFL season with a new team, in a new conference, in a new division, with completely new teammates. It’s a novel world the 42-year-old embarks upon as he joins the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 seasons wearing TB12 in New England. After winning the AFC East 11 straight seasons, and […]