Ryan Clark Fading Bucs Super Bowl Odds

Tom Brady and the Bucs haven't looked their best the past two weeks.
Tom Brady and the Bucs haven't looked their best the past two weeks. / Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN NFL analyst and former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Ryan Clark is not sold on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season. 

The Bucs are coming off a close win over the New England Patriots in Tom Brady’s homecoming to Gillette Stadium, but Clark believes the defending champs aren’t Super Bowl contenders at their current state. 

“This team, to me, can't contend with the [Arizona] Cardinals, with the [Los Angeles] Rams, and even with the Dallas Cowboys when you get into a playoff situation,” Clark said.

To everyone out there in the NFL world and all the sports talk show hosts, I beg of you, please stop giving Tom Brady more motivation to win another Super Bowl. 

The Buccaneers have some key injuries at cornerback to Jamel Dean, Sean Murphy-Bunting and Carlton Davis, but they still found a way to beat the Patriots on Sunday Night Football. Their Week 3 loss to the Rams was concerning to some extent, but let’s not forget that the Bucs lost to the New Orleans Saints 38-3 last season. 

When it mattered most, Brady beat Drew Brees and the Saints in the playoffs, and a healthy Bucs team is still a force to be reckoned with in the NFC and as a Super Bowl contender.  

WynnBET Sportsbook still has the 3-1 Bucs as +550 favorites to win the Super Bowl this season

Tampa Bay returned all 22 starters from last year’s Super Bowl team and has added Richard Sherman to the mix on defense as well as impressive rookie Joe Tryon. 

I know Clark is reacting to a close game on Sunday night, but let’s not count the Bucs out after Week 4. They’ll be just fine. 

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