5 defensive X-factors for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2020 season
One thing many analysts aren’t talking about, though, is the talent that the Buccaneers bring on defense.
As we prepare for the upcoming season, one thing has become certain: The Buccaneers won’t make the playoffs if they don’t get a solid effort from their defense.
To do that, here are five X-factors for Tampa Bay on the defensive side of the ball.
Now, Shaq Barrett may not be considered an X-factor to many because he enters this season as potentially the top player on the unit.
While I agree, there’s something about the amount of pressure Barrett will be facing this year that truly makes him an X-factor.
Is he expected to come away with 19.5 sacks again? No. But the Buccaneers absolutely need to see him continue with elite pass-rushing and find a way to become an integral leader on this defense. The Bucs can’t afford for Barrett to take a step back and that’s why he’s an X-factor for them.