Chris Godwin shares advice Tom Brady gave to Buccaneers ahead of Super Bowl 55

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Chris Godwin shares advice Tom Brady gave to Bucs ahead of Super Bowl 55 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is no stranger to the Super Bowl.

He'll be making his record 10th appearance on the NFL's grandest stage when the Buccaneers play the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday with the Lombardi Trophy on the line.

Brady won six Super Bowl titles in 20 seasons as the quarterback of the New England Patriots, and it only took him one year to transform the Bucs from a 7-9 team that missed the playoffs into NFC champs in 2020. 

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What advice has Brady given his teammates ahead of Super Bowl LV?

“That’s something (where) having a guy like Tom on your team really comes in handy,” Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin told SiriusXM NFL Radio hosts Shae Peppler and Charlie Weis, as transcribed by NESN.com's Zack Cox

“Because obviously, this is his 10th Super Bowl. He’s been here a couple times, I guess, and the biggest thing that he was mentioning to us as a team is to do just that — temper your emotions.”

Getting your emotions under control is definitely a huge part of the process, and likely a challenge given the excitement of the atmosphere and what's at stake for both teams.

Players making their first Super Bowl appearance, and there are plenty of them on the Bucs roster, cannot get too excited or that energy could negatively impact their performance early in the game.

A fast start will be crucial for the Buccaneers on Sunday. You don't want to fall behind early against Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his ultra-talented offense because erasing that deficit would be extraordinarily difficult. The Chiefs jumped out to a 17-0 lead after the first quarter when these teams met in Tampa Bay during the regular season and they ultimately won 27-24.

Brady will no doubt be taking the pulse of his team throughout the game and relaying the proper advice and words of encouragement as needed. His experience on this stage is a huge benefit to the Buccaneers.