NFL’s surprise team

Posted: October 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

Every year in the NFL there is a team that surprises everyone and does a lot greater than expected. Last year it was the San Francisco 49ers, this year it will be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished their 2011 season 4-12 (four wins, 12 losses). They started 4-2 and lost 10 straight. They fired their head coach Raheem Morris and hired Rutgers coach Greg Schiano. They had the most salary cap money to use on free agents and they did not disappoint when they signed wide receiver (WR) Vincent Jackson, offensive guard (OG) Carl Nicks, and cornerback (CB) Eric Wright. They did not finish improving their team there because with the NFL Draft they selected seven players, two of which were first round picks, safety Mark Barron and running back Doug Martin.

With the talent added through free agency and the NFL Draft and still having Josh Freeman as their Quarterback, the season looks promising for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

 

References:

Damilatis, Peter. “Pro Football Focus.” Pro Football Focus. (2012): n. page. Print. <https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/08/29/tampa-bay-buccaneers-2012-preview/&gt;.

Philipse, Sander. “BucsNation.” BucsNation. (2012): n. page. Print. <http://www.bucsnation.com/2012/4/28/2985108/2012-nfl-draft-results-tampa-bay-buccaneers-draft-picks&gt;.

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