Expectations are through the roof for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan base is collectively living on cloud-nine as we prepare to start the 2020 season.
The Buccaneers made a major addition by signing QB Tom Brady to a two-year deal worth $50 million and now the organization has expectations of breaking a 12-year streak of missing the postseason.
Brady, combined with the amount of skill-position players and a young, talented defense, has many believing that Tampa Bay won’t just make the playoffs, but that the franchise can be a legitimate competitor to make a deep run potentially even to the Super Bowl.
We all know the great reward that could come to fruition for the Buccaneers, but what about the inherent risk?
What’s the worst that could happen for the Buccaneers?
It may seem like a ‘debbie downer’ thing to say, but every team in the NFL enters with a best case scenario and a worst case scenario. Many teams have better chances of reaching their upside while others seem more destined to fall to their downside.
We all know that the absolute highest upside for the Bucs is winning the Super Bowl. But what about the lowest downside?
When looking at this schedule, you can see how this young team could falter in some of the bigger match-ups- and how they could potentially lose a game or two that they’re not supposed to.
Much of the ‘floor’ when it comes to this team has to do with the performance of Brady. Can the 42-year-old veteran find a way to continue his dominance or will he struggle?
Obviously there’s a mathematical downside for every team of losing every game, but we’re going to look more at the realistics.
The ceiling? The Bucs win 12 games and are legitimate competitors for the Super Bowl.
The floor? Things don’t go quite as planned. Perhaps a few injuries play out and the team ends up with a record of 7-9, potentially 6-10.
Things certainly seem more likely that we see the Bucs finish somewhere in the middle or closer to their ceiling, but you never know until we see things play out on the field.