In 2017, the Buccaneers and the entire football world expected much more than four wins. So what can this team do to be better in 2018?
It’s the time of year where people across the country will be making resolutions to improve upon their last 365 days, and the Buccaneers are no different.
So I presented to the writers here at The Pewter Plank a challenge.
Pick one member of the Buccaneers, and give them a New Years Resolution you’d like to see them aim for.
The responses follow. You too can participate in the round table. Simply leave your thoughts in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter!
We’ll kick off the submissions with:
The New Year brings a time for resolutions and changes. Everyone wants to change and make themselves better.
Having to pick a resolution for a single member of the Buccaneers organization is a very daunting task.
I have to go with the franchise, Jameis Winston.
His resolution should is: Be a model citizen and act more mature than his age.
Ever since college, Winston has had a black cloud of allegations over his head serving as a distraction to his on-field performance.
While he has had one of his better statistical seasons when he is on the field he has still had to deal with the off-field as well as on-field issues questioning his maturity level.
Now, at the end of the season, he gets a chance to reflect on the years past and decide how best to lead the Buccaneers franchise into the future.
His talent has never been questioned, but his ability to lead and take a team to the next level is a focal point of many of the questions that surround the Buccaneers going into next season. This is to be expected as the Bucs had a huge letdown this year from the expectations of everyone.
Winston can go a long way to stemming the tide of these rumors by showing maturity in the off-season. Many of the top quarterbacks hold off-season workouts with their receiving corps as well as continue to stay involved with the organization.
Winston might be looking at a suspension next season, and he could handle it as a professional and move forward to help Tampa reach new heights in the decade and the foreseeable future. If he can get his act together and show that he has changed for the better, the fan base, as well as the front office, should get behind him 100% and that means nothing but great things for the Buccaneers.