With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finishing under .500 … again, last in the division … again, and missing the playoffs … again!, what are some of the biggest mistakes that the team made which caused them to go from 9-7 and on the cusp to 5-11 and back in the basement?
For the tenth season in a row the Tampa Bay Buccaneers season ends after a week seventeen game which was shockingly a win against the NFC South Champion New Orleans Saints, and finishing last in the division for the seventh time in the last ten seasons. After a 9-7 season last year the hype going into this season was that the Buccaneers would most likely make the playoffs, but as the season played out the team went through two five game losing streaks and sadly it was not to be as they finished 5-11 with a top 10 draft pick again.
Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht came out recently in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times and blamed the bad seasons on injuries, poor run game, and the inability to rush the passer. Yes those are the obvious issues as to why the team under performed this season, but what are some of the biggest “Mistakes” that were made during the 2017 season all the way from the beginning of the season through the end of such a terrible season?
Those big “Mistakes” are what I will dig into in this article and hopefully those mistakes will be corrected in the up free agency period, draft, and during the season so that we Buccaneers fans will finally taste the playoffs for the first time in ten seasons, so here we go what are some of the biggest mistakes that the team made this season?