After the NFC championship game when the Buccaneers lost that overtime thriller against the Minnesota Vikings, I know i still have nightmares of Cook running down the sideline to score a touchdown to win the game. The Buccaneers which is one game away from playing in the Super Bowl since the last time we were there in 2003 in which we ultimately won.
CEO_KJR, look over the team have way to the seasons was looking into making this team better that are prepared for another run at the Super Bowl. He felt that we had to give better and we had a good place to fit into a scheme for this seem to go far. First was to address are all season acquisitions but there wasn't really them in for the franchise because the money was tied up in so many bad contracts and older players that was hard to make the team better through free agency. We let go some older guys that were really middle of the road players but never made it impact and definitely not made for the scheme of this team.
The Buccaneers sign Tavon Austin RB, tyrone Crawford DL, Noah Spence DE, some guys at death to the roster and especially to the Defensive line it was a very productive and getting sacks
The Buccaneers had positions that they wanted to fill but in the draft things weren't falling into place. Until Benny Snell Junior fell right into their lap as the 30th pick in the first round.
The Bucs were also able to pick Jawaan Taylor RT in the second round, Jeffery Simmons in the 3rd and Chico McClatcher WR in the fifth round still.
CEO_KJR, thought to self when want to do with two great running back's one rookie and the other a 2 year veteran. Made a trade to the Miami Dolphins to send Ronald Jones II and in return the Bucs received DE Joey Alfieri. And Made a trade with the Buffalo Bills for Shaq Lawson DE.
in week one we headed to Detroit against the Lions, and it seems that those moves in the offseason payed off right. With Snell going 22 ATT for 167yds and 2TD and Joey Alfieri having 3 sacks. The game was rough there was a slow start for the Bucs, but the lead to being 5-0 going into the bye week and playing the Cowboys in week 7.
In the game in prime Time our team didn't show up, or play to their capability, losing 40-18.
That game showed us we are not invisible and we are not going to walk right through the league back to the NFC Championship game.
After that game the Buccaneers Defense took the reigns to help this team win the next 10 next game to complete the season. May it be them being a stout defense through out the game suffocating the opposition or making key plays to secure the win the defense has made an imprint for this team. Our defense finish 1st in Rush Yds Allowed 69 and 3rd in Pts
Led by The linebacker duo of Alexander with 53 tackles and David with 10 interceptions. .
Offensively we have been middle of the road. Jameis Winston after signing a contract extension kicked the season off slow but in the next coming weeks was one of the accurate QB in the league but struggle against notable Competition was ready to get back on track until his injury in week 10. With the division in hand the Bucs still wanted Winston to get on a rhythm hopefully the bye week will be good to him.
Benny Snell Jr was on a historic rookie season run going for 1569 yards and 17 touchdowns. Would have been rookie of the year if it wasn't for another rookie in Seattle going completely crazy this season. But with that Snell suffered a unbelievable fluke injury in week 14 just before the Bucs locked up a bye for the playoffs. There is a small chance we can see him in the playoffs.
As the Divisional Round begins the Buccaneers have received Deja Vu for their only loss with the Dallas Cowboys coming into town to continue their quest for a championship. Will the results be the same or will the Bucs reverse the outcome. We will all be watching on BUC Nation TV.