Buccaneers: Comparing the current team to the 2002 champions
The 2002 Bucs won the teams only Super Bowl Championship with their killer defense that ranked number one in total defense, pass defense, scoring defense, and number six in run defense and is debated as the best defense in NFL history.
Their offense on the other hand was more of a struggle finishing eighteen in total offense, fifteenth in passing offense, eighteenth in scoring offense, and 27th in rushing offense.
The 2017 Bucs are coming off an adequate defensive performance but need to improve on last years numbers finishing fifteen in total defense, 22nd in passing defense, 22nd in rushing defense, and fifteenth in scoring defense.
Their offense should be much improved from last season with the added weapons but need to be better than eighteenth in total offense, sixteen in pass offense, 24th in rushing offense, and nineteenth in scoring offense.
The 2017 offense could improve up to a top ten offense and then would just need the defense to be ranked int the ten to fifteen range in order for them to really make a run this season, so are they well on their way to gathering the type of talent needed to be a long-term playoff team like the 2002 team?
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#StickCarriers now you tell me in the comments section how do you think that the 2017 team compares to the 2002 Super Bowl winning Bucs team, or how does offensive minded Coach Koetter compare to offensive minded Coach Gruden, or what positions you think the 2017 has an advantage over the 2002 Buccaneers?
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