Tonight I decided to watch the preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins. I figured it was time to start checking out the opposition in the NFC South. Just as I start watching the game they have a weather delay. Lightning is popping and the Fox announcers are scrambling to fill time. As I watched I realized that the bad weather is an omen for the Bucs.
The first position I examined for the Bucs was quarterback. They have four currently on the roster: Byron Leftwich, Luke McCown, Josh Freeman and Josh Johnson. I’m not sure how the Bucs ended up with these guys, but it seems that the football gods are angry. I don’t see a single guy at QB that is a legitimate starter.
Then I decided to look at the running back position. This could be a bright spot for the Bucs with Derrick Ward and Cadillac Williams. I got a feeling that Tampa Bay is going to be handing the ball off alot.
And finally I looked at the wide receiver position. And I kept looking…and looking…and looking. I couldn’t find any player that will make a huge difference.
So, I feel alot better about the Carolina Panthers long-time rivals and can go to bed with visions of another NFC South Championship trophy in the Panther locker room! All I can say is good luck Bucs…you are going to need it.