Peter King who’s been making his rounds throughout NFL training camps and dropping his “postcards” had to eschew watching the Bucs practice earlier in the week as his schedule forced him to be in New York by 3 p.m. for NBC Football Night in America meetings only further fuels speculation that the Bucs are a mere footnote to major media network executives as the team continues to build a lasting contender in Tampa.
Sure, King blew off watching the Bucs practice in the sweltering heat for air conditioned offices in New York and had little in the way of new news that any self respecting fanatic didn’t already know. But one little blurb, which at this point seems like just an afterthought caught my attention.
Hard to think this team can win more than five games, and it could be downright disastrous if it opens the year 0-2 (Cleveland at home, at Carolina).
While many outside of Tampa, aren’t expecting anything from our beloved Buccaneers. Even the most pessimistic of fans have got to think the team can win more then five games with the favorable schedule they have and a retooled defense that surrendered less then 18 points a game after Morris took over play calling duties for the jettisoned Jim Bates. Lets not forget Josh Freeman’s diligent preparation this offseason and a renewed commitment to the running game by offensive coordinator Greg Olson.
For as respected a writer as King is, I personally think he’s selling the Bucs short and think he should have stayed to watch practice or at the very least return to see for himself just how much talent has been assembled via the draft the past two years before short siding the Bucs.