4. Ed Oliver
It is not easy to beat Tom Brady but one of the best ways to get him off his game is to bring pressure. And not just any pressure, but pressure up the middle.
This season, defensive tackle Ed Oliver has done a good job of being a disruptive force in the middle of this defensive line. The former first round pick has 0.5 sacks and 10 pressures but has five of those pressures in the past four games.
Among quarterbacks who have played 10 or more games, Tom Brady has been sacked the least in the NFL with only 14. The Bucs do a good job protecting their quarterback but that is also because Brady gets the ball out quickly.
If Oliver can get a push up the middle and into Brady’s face, not allow him to step up, and get the ball out just a little quicker than he wants, that can make enough of an impact to disrupt their passing attack.