Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 3 reasons to be optimistic in 2019

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 11: Head coach Bruce Arians of the Arizona Cardinals walks out onto the field before the NFL game against the New England Patriots at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 11: Head coach Bruce Arians of the Arizona Cardinals walks out onto the field before the NFL game against the New England Patriots at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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TOLEDO, OH – OCTOBER 15: Bowling Green Falcons wide receiver Scott Miller #21 runs the ball for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Toledo Rockets at Glass Bowl on October 15, 2016 in Toledo, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)
TOLEDO, OH – OCTOBER 15: Bowling Green Falcons wide receiver Scott Miller #21 runs the ball for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Toledo Rockets at Glass Bowl on October 15, 2016 in Toledo, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images) /

Offense is built to run, and run fast

If there is a common denominator of all of the players the Buccaneers brought in on the offensive side of the ball, it is that they can straight up fly. The offensive side of the ball was not a major issue last season, and if Jameis Winston can cut down on the turnovers this year, then it should not be an issue again.

The Buccaneers added two sub-4.4 second 40 yard dash wide receivers this offseason in Breshad Perriman, formerly of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, and their sixth rounder from Bowling Green, Scotty Miller. With two big bodies on the outside in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, these two speedsters should be able to tear up the middle of the field.

There is no doubt that Arians and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich want to stretch the field this season. Not to mention, the Buccaneers have maybe the most athletic tight end in the league in O.J. Howard as well to operate in the middle of the field.

As long as the Buccaneers can finally establish a run game, the passing attack, and the offense for that matter, should thrive under Leftwich. Expect a handful of deep shots and big play attempts weekly in Tampa Bay as they have no shortage of speed and firepower.