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Tom Brady Code Names and the NFL's 2010s All-Decade Team | Carmen Catches Up

In order to keep the effort to land quarterback Tom Brady in free agency quiet, Bucs personnel staff employed a code name for the veteran from a well-known sports movie. Plus, which current Buccaneers show up on the NFL's 2010s All-Decade Team.

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-The Bucs' mission to get quarterback Tom Brady in free agency was complete with a codeword and everything. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported that Brady was given the name 'Shoeless Joe Jackson' from the movie Field of Dreams when he was being referred to in the weeks leading up to free agency. Bucs Director of Player Personnel John Spytek is the one who came up with the name. It was a way of keeping the efforts as quiet as possible. Even if someone overheard a conversation within the building, they were unlikely to know who was actually being referred to.

-The NFL's 2010s All-Decade team again overlooks Lavonte David, but there are a couple current Buccaneers on its roster. The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NFL released the 2010s All-Decade Team on Monday, and features 55 players on offense, defense and special teams. One of its headliners, in fact, is now a Buccaneer. Tom Brady tops the offensive side of the ball and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is included on the defensive side of the ball.

Each player spent most, if not all, of the decade with other teams. Suh arrived in Tampa Bay in the 2019 offseason and played a pivotal role in a front seven that boasted the best run defense in the league last year. The Bucs were able to re-sign him for another season during this year's topsy turvy free agency, while also acquiring Brady.

View pictures from QB Tom Brady's NFL career thus far.

Brady also appeared on the NFL's 2000s All-Decade team given his 20-year dominance that includes six Super Bowl championships. Brady was one of only eight players voted onto the team unanimously.

Two other players who have previously worn a Buccaneer jersey also appear on the list: cornerback Darrelle Revis and offensive lineman Logan Mankins. Revis was with the Buccaneers during the 2013 season following his first six years with the New York Jets. Mankins finished his 11-year NFL career with two seasons in the Bay, his last of which included a Pro Bowl nod in 2015. Mankins had spent 2005-2013 in New England, protecting the Bucs' newest quarterback acquisition.

-The time has finally come! The Buccaneers are unveiling their new uniforms tomorrow in a much-anticipated move driven by fan feedback. The reveal will be all digital so stay tuned to the Buccaneers' website and social channels.

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