The Tampa Bay Buccaneers do not have an overly lethal run game.
They do not have an overly agile quarterback, but what they do have is someone in the pocket with six Super Bowl rings to his name. Tom Brady will shred the Saints secondary up if they don’t take him as a serious threat, and it’ll strong with the guys up front.
Cam Jordan was an absolute monster last season, recording 15.5 sacks. The 6-foot-4, 31-year-old is aging like fine wine. He’s entering his tenth season in the NFL and could look to hit over 16 sacks, a feat he’s yet to do.
Both the pace of the game and how the Saints play will largely fall on Jordan’s shoulders. Whether it be pass deflections or quarterback hits, Jordan will need to find a way to alter this game. If he shows up in full force, the Saints will be just fine defensively.
If Jordan sees double teams as is possible, the success of the Saints defensive line may then fall on third-year former first-round pick Marcus Davenport winning his one-on-one match ups. The two defensive ends will be game-changers for the Saints on Sunday.