As we all watched the Wild Card round of the 2017-18 NFL Playoffs come and go, so too did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Once again, it’s time for re-tooling and resetting to try and make another new push for next year, without a post-season appearance.
For the Buccaneers franchise, watching the other teams compete should do two things. One, it should give them a renewed energy to focus on the goals of the organization.
But it also gives them a chance to do some much-needed opponent scouting. Not in the way of determining how to beat them, but looking for guys who may come available and be able to help Tampa Bay in the future.
Four more teams have joined the other twenty which did not reach the post-season, and their season’s are over.
The Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Rams all joined the side of the league preparing for 2018.
Who they may lose and keep, will have impacts on how the 2018 season plays out. Not just for them, but for the Buccaneers as well.
Let’s take a look at each team’s free-agent picture.