In the 2013 draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers needed a Corner back, Defensive end, Tight end, and a Quarterback. In this years draft i don think the Buccaneers did that well. Their biggest impact pick i believe was Darrelle Revis at corner back. He happens to be the best corner back that was in the draft this year. By Tampa Bay picking a beast like Jonathan banks gave them some options for their secondary game. Last season Tampa bays secondary was just all over the place by signing a Dashon Goldson at Safety and teaming him up with Mark Barron gives them an advantage. Also. adding the leagues best corner in the league definitely establishes their secondary.
Tampa Bay has left the position of pass rusher in the hands of two guys with horrible medical records. Adrian Clayborn and Da’Quan Bowers. I don’t know what their thinking over there in Tampa but they left this position with zero depth. Not only is this a fault in their mind set, they also are leaving their pass threat with Tom Crabtree at tight end.
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A shot at the playoffs looked good for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season after starting off 6-4 overall. Unfortunately, they finished the season 1-6 and missed the playoffs in Greg Schiano’s first season as head coach. Look for improvements in the 2013 season as the Buccaneers have been hard at work this free-agency filling out some holes in their roster, their most notable signing being veteran safety Dashon Goldson. I predict that the defense will anchor the team in 2013 with the combination a defensive minded coach, safety Dashon Goldson leading the secondary, and the signing off additional defensive ends George Selvie and Derick Landri to get after Quaterbacks. If Quaterback Josh Freeman and the Tampa Bay offense can come together in 2013 the Buccaneers will have a great shot at making a playoff run.
It is hard to tell how good Josh Freeman is going to be. After a tremendous season two years ago, he has faltered since. However, Sunday’s efforts showed that he can get back to where he was a few years ago.
The Buccaneers were 4-12 last year and will go 7-9 this year. Last year was an oddball year, they are not that bad.
Remember way back in 2002 when the Buccaneers won Super Bowl 37? That sure seems like a long time ago doesn’t it? That’s because it was. The Bucs have only been back to the playoffs twice since then, losing both contests.
This year it looks like more of the same for this franchise. Pick your Josh. Neither Josh Freeman or Josh Johnson have what it takes to be a starting quarterback in this league and that’s all they’ve got.
At running back they are left with Cadillac Williams and Derrick Ward, both of which haven’t shown anything resembling consistency. Newly minted Gerald McCoy out of Oklahoma might help them on the defensive end, but there’s only so much one guy can do.
This team does not have many bright areas and for that they are going to finish with the worst record in the league at 2-14.
By Josh Delp of the Sports Fan Blog Network
These are tough times for Bucs coach Raheem Morris. His team is 1-10 and every decision he makes – whether it’s demoting his defensive coordinator or dialing up a fake punt on fourth down while holding a four-point lead in the fourth quarter – is being second-guessed.
Even Morris is second-guessing himself.
“You always second-guess yourself the next morning,” Morris said Monday, a day after two questionable play calls helped the Falcons rally for a 20-17 victory at the Georgia Dome. “During the game, no, you don’t second-guess. But right now, it didn’t work, so yeah, I’m second-guessing myself.”
What Morris and most everyone else is second-guessing are two fourth-down plays in the fourth quarter, one in which Morris called for a fake punt while leading 17-13 with 12:59 to play and another two series later in which he ordered a 51-yard field-goal attempt while still holding the same lead.
Neither play worked. Punter Dirk Johnson’s pass on the fake fell incomplete and kicker Connor Barth missed wide right on the field-goal try that came with 2:34 to play. Even worse, the two failed plays helped give the Falcons a short field for what proved to be a 59-yard game-winning scoring drive.
As much as that has Morris second-guessing himself, he isn’t apologizing for his decisions. Though he admits to looking back on those plays and wondering if he made the right call with them, Morris talked Monday like a coach who would make the same calls again if given another chance.
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