The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter 2020 with expectations through the roof
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made some major moves this offseason and, as a result, they’re considered one of the hottest teams in the league.
The Buccaneers currently have a win total set at around 9-10 wins for the 2020 season- according to Vegas odds- and ESPN FPI gives them almost a 70 percent chance at making the playoffs.
What constitutes a successful season for the Buccaneers?
If you were to ask 1,000 different Buccaneers fans, you’d likely get a wide array of answers when it came to what would constitute a successful season.
Some would say they just want to see Tampa Bay finish with a winning record and lock up a playoff berth for the first time in 12 seasons. Other would say they want to see the Bucs compete for the NFC South Division- perhaps even win it. Others have expectations that they win at least a game once they make it to the postseason. Others think this team should make it to the NFC Championship game. Others will be disappointed if there’s not a Super Bowl appearance.
Wherever you fall on this spectrum, there’s a distinct balance when talking about success of the season. Buccaneers fans have to be happy just to see their team improving, but there’s also accountability to be had to ensure that there is improvement. After all, this franchise has made it clear that they’re in ‘win-now’ mode.
In my opinion, you consider this a successful season if the Buccaneers make it to the playoffs and compete. You don’t want to see them get blown out and you’d really like to see them pick up at least one victory- hopefully more- as they get into the postseason.
Still, the prospect of having Tom Brady on the roster will have Bucs fans dreaming much bigger than a simple playoff appearance and, honestly, you can’t blame them.