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Thursday, January 30, 2014
Why 2014 could be the Buccaneers' year
The Buccaneers are coming off a season in which they went an NFC South-worst 4-12, not to mention starting an NFL-worst 0-8, and not only cut their starting Quarterback [Josh Freeman] but also fired Head Coach Greg Schiano the day after their season ended.
But despite all the disappointment they encountered last year, I still feel as if they can make a serious run at the playoffs and, possibly, an NFC South title.
Why? Well, the guy the team brought in to replace the dismissed Schiano, former Bears Head Coach Lovie Smith, is a defensive mastermind, and the team also brought in former Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier to be the defensive coordinator.
Plus, the team could land Defensive End Jadaveon Clowney in the draft to go with top-three shutdown corner Darrell Revis.
The Bucs also have a promising young Quarterback in Mike Glennon, who looks like a future Pro Bowler.
Glennon will have former Pro Bowler Vincent Jackson, and receiever Mike Williams [who was a key piece of the team before going down to injury] to throw to.
And the running game? Tampa Bay will be getting back Pro-Bowl Running Back Doug Martin and solid backup Running Back Mike James from injury after they both missed a big chunk of the 2013 season. I believe Tampa Bay will get 9 or 10 wins and win the NFC South, along with making the Playoffs. In fact, I honestly believe the Buccaneers will be true Super Bowl contenders in a few years.