September 24, 2022

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2019 is Still Not a Lost Season By Any Means

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Sunday’s victory against the Colts, YES, but for us at 6-7, meaning one game closer to .500. But, being the 9th seed (at that time) and the Vikings molly-whopping the Lions, it just wasn’t in the cards for us to sneak into the playoffs with a wild-card. Since then (and an Eagles victory on Monday), we now sit in the 10th seed of the NFC with nowhere to go even if we win out or go 8-8. WRONG!

If you were to title our 2019 season, it should read “The Year The Losing Culture Changed.

Just keep winning, there is light at the end of the tunnel. 

These 3 wins so far and sparked such confidence in this team and environment, that yes we are on the rise regardless of what the 2019 season says. Whether people want to board the hype train is their decision. Having 2 Top-5 wideouts, having a quarterback (who deserves to be in the MVP discussions) that’s 2nd in passing yards and touchdowns (forget the turnovers for a second) on the offensive side of the ball. Compliment them with a guy you found through free-agency has been a complete nightmare for opposing quarterbacks (not to mention clobbering franchise records too), teamed up with guys like Vita Vea, Lavonte David, and (our team sack leader last season) Jason Pierre-Paul. Pieced in temporarily and hopefully returns is monster Ndamukong Suh.

Yes, we do have a defensive backfield still growing, but I feel maybe with a cheap, quality veteran presence, they will be one scary unit.

Don’t sleep on these Bucs.

The Bucs may be a few pieces away this season, but keep the pieces that fit in the off-season, and find the right pieces the correct way. These Bucs are looking solid as a team, and I believe they are finally buying into Arians’ philosophy.

Next season will be the year for Jameis Winston and these Tampa Bay Buccaneers.