I know that ESPN doesn’t always live up to its tagline as “The Worldwide Leader in Sports”, and so it is sometimes tough to trust the judgement of the analysts they put on TV.
Still, it is always interesting to see how the national media views the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Bucs aren’t a big market team, so they are rarely in the national limelight.
Trey Wingo hosted a segment titled “More or Less” on SportsCenter, with Ron Jaworski and Tim Hasselbeck discussing the NFC South division and how many games they might win.
The line for the Buccaneers was set at seven games, and Jaws was adamant that he thought that Lovie Smith and company would help lead the Bucs to more than that in 2014.
That confidence was not shared by Tim Hasselbeck.
The former NFL quarterback cited the poor offensive line play and questionable depth of that unit as his reasoning, claiming that he felt that the Buccaneers do not have enough in the tank to get to seven wins this year.
For anyone who has read my 2014 Bucs preview, you know how I feel about what the season might hold for the team this year. It is one that can either be something special that we’ll remember for years, or a little bit of a letdown, with an average team, but some progress being made.
Still, I have a 6-10 record as my worst case scenario for the Bucs. I think anything less than that would be a catastrophic failure.
Best case scenario?
Well, you’ll have to click that link.