During the 2020 season, Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians bristled at the idea that his players dropped too numerous passes. On Monday, his team signed a running back who is less most likely to drop passes.
The move makes a strong Buccaneers team even more powerful, and it adds to a lineup that returns all 22 starters a veteran player who undoubtedly desires a Super Bowl ring severely (as the majority of players who dont have one do). Having a guy like that around can help defend against complacency.
As discussed by Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com, the Buccaneers included Gio Bernard in order to attend to that shortage. Its a move that makes LeSean McCoys return highly not likely.
However, with Tom Brady on the group, complacency certainly wont be an issue for the Buccaneers. Having Bernard around means drops will be less of a concern, too.
Bernard, as kept in mind by Auman, has actually had at least 30 catches in each of his 8 seasons with the Bengals. He had 47 receptions in 2020. Therefore Bernard becomes, as an useful matter, Tom Bradys James White in Tampa.