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Tampa Bay Buccaneers led the NFL in Explosive Offensive Plays in 2021

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With all of their weapons, and Tom Brady on the helm, the present version of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not be short on firepower. 

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Despite having experienced their fair proportion of injuries last season, and never the end result they hoped for, the explosive element of the Bucs’ offense still managed to reign supreme over all others within the league. 

Matt Bowen is a 7-year NFL veteran, and a current author/analyst for ESPN. Yesterday, he tweeted out a few of his league-wide observations after taking a better have a look at a number of the stats left behind from the 2021 NFL season. 

Though many individuals felt as if the Buccaneers left quite a bit on the table last season, it’s obvious that the explosive element of their offense was not disrupted as significantly because it can have seemed.

The 2021 Buccaneers had a complete of 92 explosive plays, which accounts for any rushing plays of 15+ yards, and any accomplished passes of 20+ yards.

Even with Antonio Brown out and in of the lineup for nearly all of the season, and despite Chris Godwin’s late-season injury, Tampa Bay still managed to gather its fair proportion of chunk plays on offense.

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With Godwin expected back at full health early in 2022, and Russell Gage cemented into the WR3 role inside the offense, there is no query that the Buccaneers’ passing attack must be even stronger this yr. 

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Not to say, if Gio Bernard can avoid the injury bug, and third round draft pick, and pass-catching specialist, Rachaad White, can earn his way onto the sphere in some capability, the Bucs’ offense must be even stronger. 

Throw in a powerful collection of talented, but unproven wide receivers, reminiscent of: Tyler Johnson, Scotty Miller, Jaelon Darden, Cyril Grayson and Breshad Perriman, and the sky really is the limit for this group in 2022.

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We have still got almost 4 months until the 2022 season kicks off, but because the Buccaneers roster continues to take shape, and because the recent additions begin to familiarize themselves with the offensive system, excitement for the upcoming season is constant to mount. 

Whether or not this offense is ready to determine itself as probably the most explosive within the league for a second consecutive season, I’m unsure. But I’d be willing to bet that the 2022 Tampa Bay Buccaneers can have greater than 92 explosive plays, when it’s all said and done.

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