Tom Krasovic: Bucs lines, Tom Brady create Super Bowl flashbacks with dominant performance

Super Bowl 55 brought home a football truth as old as the football itself. Blocking matters. A whole lot. Pro football hasn’t been transformed into flag football. Not yet. Even in 2021, when rules and refs skew toward offense, if you can’t block, you can’t win. In a rugged performance reminiscent of NFC champions’ dominance between 1981 and 1997 — the conference claimed 16 victories in 17 Super Bowls — the explosive Tampa Bay Bucs defense of coordinator Todd Bowles overwhelmed the blockers fronting Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. On the flip side, Bucs blockers enveloped 43-yea…

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