The Buccaneers are a loss away from just getting their last rights read on the 2017 NFL Season. Stop me if you’ve heard this before.
It’s way too early to be talking this way about the Buccaneers. Entering the season, there was nobody – and I mean nobody – who thought Tampa Bay would be looking at a 2-6 record to close out the first half of the season.
This was a playoff team. Even had some Super Bowl undertones to all the hype leading into the Hard Knocks opener this preseason.
Now, just two months later, there are more questions than there were leaving the 2016 season.
How did we get here? Well, I’m going to leave that to another column for another time.
This one, right here, is about winning the next game.
Dirk Koetter’s team has already lost one divisional game, and now they have another. Like the one before this. It’s a must win. They’re all must wins. Only way the Bucs are assured a playoff spot is to win the next nine games really.
One win. This is where it needs to start. On the road. In New Orleans. For their third win of the season and first division win.
So, like I always do, I took a look at the All-22 film courtesy of NFL.com’s Game Pass. I’m going to share with you what I saw, and tell you how I think the Bucs need to approach this team to come away with a win.
A must win. Stop me if you’ve heard this before.