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Listen Now! Can average Buccaneers get organized and make deep playoff run? Find out

Listen Now! Can average Buccaneers get organized and make deep playoff run? Find out

If you ran two marathons plus an extra 4.6 miles on top of that, you’d run 57 miles.

If you convert 57 miles to feet, you’d get just over 300,000 feet.

If you convert 300,000 feet to yards, you get 100,000 yards.

When you look at it in those terms, that’s a lot of yards, feet or miles.

Yet, Tom Brady recently went over 100,000 yards for his career, regular season and postseason combined.

It’s incredible what Brady has been able to do over the course of 23 seasons, playing to age 45.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady runs onto the field before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in Munich, Germany. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

And despite the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ somewhat disappointing season thus far, it can’t be pinned on Brady. He’s second in the league in passing yards (2,805).

His biggest issue has been his lack of offensive weapons. He’s is a five-way tie for 13th in passing touchdowns this season, one behind Trevor Lawrence of the Jacksonville Jaguars and one ahead of Andy Dalton of the New Orleans Saints and Davis Mills of the Houston Texans.

After defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Munich, Germany, on Sunday, Brady and the Bucs get a bye week to recover as they prepare for the rest of the season.

Luckily, the Bucs are in the NFC South, a bad division where they are in first place with a 5-5 record.

However, even if they can improve over the final seven games, do they have what it takes to make a deep playoff run?

To find out that question and so much more about the 2022 Buccaneers, I welcome back Luke Easterling to “The *State* of Florida Sports Podcast, powered by the USA TODAY Network.

Luke covers the Bucs for USA TODAY and bucswire.com.

Luke will help me take a look at the rest of this Bucs team to see what they can do offensively, or defensively, to improve over the next two months.

And he shares his thoughts on what to expect if this team makes the playoffs.

“When a Tom Brady-led football team with this much talent gets to the playoffs, nobody’s gonna wanna play them,” Luke says on the podcast. “I don’t care if you’re the Eagles, who are a better version of the team that we saw last year, but the Bucs were up 31 to nothing (in the third quarter) and won 31-15 in the the first round of the playoffs.

“I don’t think the Bucs are on the level of the Eagles or the Vikings. And I think everybody else really in the NFC is probably just as far away from those two teams than anybody else, the Bucs included. But I’m telling you. If there’s one guy you don’t wanna face in the playoffs, it’s Tom Brady.”

Following the bye week, Tampa Bay has a clash with the Browns, followed by the Saints, 49ers, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Falcons.

The Bucs already own wins over the Falcons and Saints, but lost a demoralizing game 21-3 to the Panthers in Week 7.

Those are the types of mistakes they need to avoid if they want to make a deep run this year.

If you’re a Bucs fan, or just love the NFL, you’ll have to check out this podcast.

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