2011 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers If Josh Freeman can continue to improve and hold the fragile, testy personalities together, the Bucs could very well finish 10-6 once again, perhaps even adding a win or two. But we are unsure if we are believing the likelihood of that possibility.
Jeff Risdon. 16th Aug, 2011.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Season Preview 2010 The Bucs have considerably more hope at QB and on the critical defensive line, but it?s all very young. Chalk this up as a growth year while the young talent gets its collective feet wet and adjusts to the NFL game together.
2008 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers It is difficult to trust the fortunes of any QB on this roster to lead the Bucs back to the playoffs, certainly not with this cast of wideouts. Expect another strong season from the defense, and if they can force enough turnovers and dominate field position there is hope for another NFC South title.
Jeff Risdon. 12th Aug, 2008.
2007 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay benefits from a last-place schedule and keeping the coaching staff and systems largely intact. It?s not out of the question that Tampa Bay continues the NFC South worst-to-first run (4 seasons and counting) and wins 11 games, but it?s far more likely the Bucs sputter to a 6 or 7 win finish.
Jeff Risdon. 31st Aug, 2007.
2006 NFL Team Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers I really like defenses that can both excel against the run and make plays in the passing game, and the Bucs have that kind of defense. I really like their young skill players on offense, and I believe Simms will emerge as a top 10 QB this season. Any lost tenacity or effectiveness on defense should be compensated by a more explosive offense.
Jeff Risdon. 5th Sep, 2006.
Talent Trumps Coaching The problem for Gruden is simple.....NFL games are not contested on an even playing field and the most valuable commodity in this league is talent, not coaching.