Following the Buccaneers’ Week 2 victory over the Chicago Bears, the team found their confidence and hype at its highest point in the last decade.
However, following this week’s loss to the Vikings, it’s safe to say the Buccaneers have come down to earth a bit.
Shortly before game time though, the team also announced it would be without stud cornerback Brent Grimes.
If you weren’t a bit cautious beforehand, you should’ve been when that was announced.
Missing your best linebacker and one of your best defensive linemen is one thing, losing your best pass defender is a whole other.
This was a game of attrition for the Buccaneers. They didn’t come out with a win, and they didn’t come out with a victory.
In fact, they didn’t come away with much else other than a whole lot of truths to learn from as they move forward.
There is no bye week for the Bucs, so they have to learn now. No time to wait.