Buccaneers: NFC South opponents I’d rather see somewhere else
By Brian DeFeo
The NFC South is one of the toughest divisions in the NFL. The Buccaneers are on the cusp of the playoffs. Six games against the Saints, Falcons, and Panthers will make or break this season. Let’s just say I wouldn’t mind seeing some of those players no longer in the division.
Yes the Buccaneers are on the rise this year signing multiple offensive weapons but they still have games to win. Last season they had promising development on the defensive side of the ball in the second half but the early games still count against your record. With the Buccaneers going 4-2 in the division last season is a drastic improvement from the season before. However they got blown out by the Falcons at home, lost a crucial playoff making game against New Orleans, and beat the Panthers with out Cam Newton and on a final play failed two point conversion.
The Thursday night thrashing by the Falcons may have turned the team around going forward but it was embarrassing to lose like that on national television at home. The main issue with the Buccaneers in the division games has been the inability to score. Division rivals averaged 23 points while the Bucs averaged 22 points in those games. With a negative point differential definitely leaves room for improvement. The Bucs know what they have to do now to stop those guys but I wouldn’t be to angry to see these guys moved to different teams.