What is the floor for the Buccaneers in 2017? What is their ceiling?
Predicting records in April after the schedule is released reminds me of mock drafts. It’s wildly inaccurate and missing tons of information, but ultimately is a lot of harmless fun. Getting your off-season football fix is tough. Still, there are better ways to have fun with Buccaneer predictions than simply guessing wins and losses.
Instead, I wanted to take into account the teams on the schedule and then take a stab at the Buccaneers ceiling and their floor. By ceiling I mean the absolute best record I can realistically see them attaining, and by floor I mean the worst they could be. If all goes right and the Buccaneers “are who we think they are”, can they defeat New England on Thursday night? If, say, Jameis Winston were to go down, which teams could the Bucs still compete in? Let’s take a look, starting with their worst case record.