The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been a very solid team this season, as the NFC South franchise is off to a 7-3 start this year.
Tampa Bay has struggled in some big-time games, though, and star quarterback Tom Brady is a part of that. The Buccaneers quarterback had a brutal performance against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday Night Football earlier this month. Brady had one of the worst games of his career in the 38-3 blowout, throwing multiple interceptions.
Brady has admitted that one aspect of his game really needs improvement: the deep ball.
The Bucs quarterback has failed to connect on a ton of deep passes, which is somewhat of a surprise considering Tampa Bay’s wide receivers.
“It’s definitely something we’ve got to hit,” Brady said per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “Our guys are doing a great job getting down the field and it’s my job to find them and hit them. You know, if you don’t hit them, they’re just long foul balls and we had a few of those last game.”
Brady hasn’t taken much of a step back in his age 43 season, but he is throwing for less yards per completion. He’s averaging 10.8 yards per completion, his lowest average since 2002.
Tampa Bay and Los Angeles are scheduled to meet on Monday night. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.