Realistic Outlook for the 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Season
All Buccaneer fans want this season is a successful season. After only having one winning season since 2009, Tampa has been the laughing stock of the league. Some even call the team “the new Browns”. And in debatably the toughest division in the NFL, Tampa has a lot to prove. What honestly should fans be expecting this season? It’s hard to say, especially with fans being let down year after year. But with the hiring of Bucco Bruce Arians, there’s a lot to look forward to.
Every interview and press conference, it’s obvious that the Bucs haven’t ever had a coach like him. After the Cardinals hired him, the team went from being 5-11 to 10-6. Two years later, they finished 13-3 and finished second in the NFC. So needless to say, Bruce Arians led Arizona to a few successful seasons. But what would qualify this season on being a successful one? A winning record? Playoffs? Super Bowl?
With a new coaching staff and other acquisitions, things are looking promising for Tampa (again). The Tampa Bay Buccaneers must make the playoffs this season. Last year, the Buccaneers had the best offense in franchise history with two different quarterbacks playing and the head coach and offensive coordinator both wanting to call the plays. The team is still in a similar scheme on offense.
There’s no reason Tampa can’t win. The liability would be on the defensive side of the ball. The Kansas City Chiefs had one of the worst defenses in the NFL last season and were still many people’s Super Bowl favorites. I’m not saying that Tampa is the Chiefs or will have the worst defense in the league, but with a proven head coach and this very talented offense, winning should come.
Regardless, the Bucs need to make the playoffs this season. Jameis Winston needs to be consistent. The run game needs to be relevant. The receivers just got to do what they’ve been doing. As for the defense, bend but don’t break.