TAMPA, Fla. – The Bucs offensive numbers are down compared to the last two seasons. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady doesn’t care about comparing stats with his offense from year to year and even game to game.
“We’re trying to win the game and we’re trying to improve,” Brady said. “It’s not always going to be your best quarter of football every single time out.”
The Bucs are coming off a 21-15 win over the Falcons after being up 21-0 and letting the Falcons get back into the game. Tampa Bay is facing a Steelers team that’s lost four in a row
“We’re trying to win, that’s what we’re trying to do,” Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans said. “Week in and week out we try to win. It’s one of the toughest leagues in the world. We’re trying to win, each week.”
Brady and the offense have been showing signs of improvement in the last two games. Against the Falcons the Bucs had two 13-play drives. One for 88 yards the other for 84 yards helping the Bucs take a 10-0 lead. Brady admits this year’s offense is still a work in progress.
“I think there’s always a degree of frustration in football, period,” Brady said. “You want it to go right all the time – it doesn’t do that, You’ve just gotta have patience and you’ve got to do your best to stay focused and try to execute as well as you can be based on your circumstances.”
The Steelers are going with a rookie QB in Kenny Pickett and just like the Bucs have been dealing with a number of injured players. Brady says no one feels sorry for you in the NFL and looks at it like any team can beat anyone on any given day.
“They’re very good,” Brady said, referring to the Steelers defense. “They play very sound. It’s a hard-nosed team. I’ve played the Steelers a lot – a very physical style of ball.”
Brady has a 9-3 record against the Steelers. This will be his first time facing the Steelers in a Bucs uniform. Kickoff Sunday in Pittsburgh is at 1 pm.