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Gonk
11-30-2003, 10:05 PM
They pretty much kept their entire team intact and added some (Rudd, Jones). They had a few LB injuries coming into the year, but their backups are more than capable of making up for them.

The defending champs showed up for the first week and slaughtered the Eagles. Since then, they've had only one victory against an impressive team (Dallas). They've lost to teams like SF and NO.

I don't get why they aren't winning like they were last year. Everyone is back. Are they just playing with less heart now that they've got a ring and don't have that "longing" for another like some teams do (cue; Dolphins)? Are opponents just out for their number? Did the title get to their heads?

Dolfan02
11-30-2003, 10:08 PM
They seriously do not suck, you need to check that. They lost one of their best weapons (Alstott) for the year, but they got rid of a tumor for the year (Keyshawn). If they make it into the playoffs I would not want to face them. Keyshawn is gone and the Bucs are back.

http://www.finheaven.com/photo/data/500/2131Keyshawn.jpg

Jimmy James
11-30-2003, 10:12 PM
Even good teams need good fortune. The Bucs have not gotten it at all. They have penalty problems, and the focus just isn't there (likely due to the post-SB champion hangover). There is also the fact that everybody is gunning for them.

Did I cover every post-championship stereotype? I hope so because they all seem to be true about this Bucs team...

Gonk
11-30-2003, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by Dolfan02
They seriously do not suck, you need to check that. They lost one of their best weapons (Alstott) for the year, but they got rid of a tumor for the year (Keyshawn). If they make it into the playoffs I would not want to face them. Keyshawn is gone and the Bucs are back.

If they lose tonight (JAX is currently up, 7-0), they are 3 games out of the wild-card. If they win tonight, they are 2 games out of the wild-card. Four games remain.

They will probably not make the playoffs.

They have not won two games consecutively this year.

If losing a FB causes your team to go from Superbowl calibur to 5-6, then they need to rethink their gameplans.

Jaj
11-30-2003, 10:14 PM
Well, they are dangerous now, but not quite great.

They have a future QB, maybe a real RB in Thomas now he has been playing great, they need to draft a WR and OL help, but they can do it.
On D they have some young players, LBs they are ok, CBs ok if they are healthy, and safeties they are fine.

They are going to be dangerous again next year.

Jimmy James
11-30-2003, 10:15 PM
Just FYI

Joe T. just blamed a lot of the offensive woes on the lack of Alstott. Are Dolfan02 and Joe the same guy?

LOL

SMadison29
12-01-2003, 12:30 AM
The Bucs do suck, no question. Their defense isn't as dominating & they have no identity on offense. They should be a running team but they continue to pass. They have one play maker on offense, Keenan McCardell. This off season & draft they need to find a RB, a WR, & a TE. They need help on offense more than us.

Jaj
12-01-2003, 12:52 AM
Thomas Jones has had a decent year for them, but not today. They need a WR like hell. Reggie Williams is going there.

Biggunndunn
12-05-2003, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by SMadison29
The Bucs do suck, no question. Their defense isn't as dominating & I think were the only Defense with 2 shutouts

TerryTate
12-05-2003, 08:35 PM
who are the buccaneers, dont you mean SUCKaneers, break out the creamsicle jerseys, the fantasy known as 2002 is over :)

Biggunndunn
12-08-2003, 03:18 AM
Originally posted by ultimateFINFAN
who are the buccaneers, dont you mean SUCKaneers, break out the creamsicle jerseys, the fantasy known as 2002 is over :)

oooh there was a lot of depth in that statement...keep that in the trash section

Biggunndunn
12-08-2003, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by Biggunndunn
I think were the only Defense with 2 shutouts

after this week the Pats have 2 shoutouts now too.