foshman Rates the Tampa Bay Buccaneers





Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Sports:
Football
League:
National Football League
Venue:
Location:
Tampa, FL United States
Conference:
American Football Conference

Season Outlook Analysis

Offense
Position
Quarterbacks
C+
Winston needs to really buy into what Arians is selling.
Running Backs
C
Barber is a dependable vet but Ronald Jones has to step up and win this job. He's such a good fit for the Arians offense.
Protection & Blocking
C
Average at best.
Receiving
A
This is the strength of the team. Evans Godwin and Howard is as good a starting 3 as the league has.
Skills
Speed
A
Production
B+
Big Play Ability
A
Consistency
C-
Red Zone Success
C-
Skills Analysis Notes
Arians is probably teh right guy for this team but the offensive line is still troubling.
Defense
Position
Defensive Line
C+
They won't be asked to do much except tie up blockers.
Linebackers
B-
Devin White is promising.
Defensive Backs
B-
Lots of draft capital spent here in the last 2 years. Plenty of competition and depth.
Skills
Passing Game Defense
B
Stopping the Run
C+
Controlling Field Position
C
Stopping The Big Play
B
Causing Turnovers
B-
Skills Analysis Notes
Eventually Todd Bowles will get this defense over teh hump. I'm not sure if they have enough of a pass rush for it to happen this year.
Special Teams and Coaching
Special Teams
Place Kicking
B
Punting
B-
Kickoff/Punt Returning
B
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
B-
Coaching
Effectiveness
A-
Preparedness
A-
Decision Making
A-
Overall Coaching / School Analysis
Arians and Bowles should bring enough of a culture change to justify their hiring.
Overall Team
Overall Team Grade
C-
Analysis
Enough talent to win but not enough to win consistently.
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Met My Expections
Expected Wins
5
Expectations/ Outlook
I expect all three of their division mates to be in the playoff hunt. While I expect a more productive offense in 2019 I'm not sure the defense will be optimal until late in the season.