Bucs QB Tom Brady ‘we’re going to find a way to win’ without Antonio Brown
Veteran Bucs QB Tom Brady has sounded a rallying cry ahead of the crucial matchup against the Packers this Sunday.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will head into the NFC Championship Game this weekend undermanned with the team learning they’ll be without star wide receiver Antonio Brown due to injury.
Ahead of the highly-anticipated matchup with the Green Bay Packers, Tom Brady reacted to the news that the team would be without Brown for the showdown against Aaron Rodgers and company at Lambeau Field, via Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.
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Brady on not having Antonio Brown for Sunday: "We're gonna have to find a way to win. It obviously sucks for Antonio. We all wish he could be out there with us, and other guys are gonna have to step up and do the job." pic.twitter.com/9JTcRZ4HvZ
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) January 22, 2021
Losing Brown for the tough Packers matchup is an unfortunate blow to one of the league’s most potent offenses. However, the Bucs are stacked offensively with players like Rob Gronkowski, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. In spite of Brown’s injury, they have guys who can help pick up the slack.
In eight games for the Bucs this season, Brown caught 45 passes for 483 yards and four touchdowns. He became a consistent target for Brady once he was able to get on the field and familiar with the offense.
As expected, the Bucs will head into Lambeau as the underdog. The Packers will be playing on their home field. As a result, they will have the advantage of being comfortable in the frigid weather of Wisconsin in January.
Fortunately for Tampa Bay, Tom Brady is no stranger to cold weather after spending two decades in Boston with the New England Patriots. That might give the team a boost if the weather proves to make an impact on the game.