Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 4 challenges the team could face during 2020 season

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Four challenges the Buccaneers could face during the 2020 season

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter the 2020 season as one of the hottest teams in the league following the additions of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski to an already-talented young roster this offseason.

The Buccaneers are currently listed at +1200 odds to win the Super Bowl, which is good enough for fifth in the league just behind the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers.

Though there is growing hope that the Buccaneers will be able to break their streak of missing 12-straight playoffs, there are still are unknowns.

Here’s a look at the four greatest challenges the Buccaneers could face during this coming season.

4. The unknowns of playing during a pandemic

Let’s start with the most obvious.

If we’re able to play the NFL season- which it’s clear that everyone NFL franchise is still planning to at this point- there will be certain quirks and obstacles that simply come with playing during a pandemic.

The Bucs will have to find a way to keep the players safe from infection and will be testing on a regular basis. You could see players- such as Donovan Smith– express their concerns and choose to opt out of the season. For those wondering, Smith has not opted out of the season yet and there is no word on if he’s truly expected to or not, just for the record.

The point, though, is that there are a ton of unknowns with playing during this time. Teams are going to have to adjust on the fly. We’re going to see plans implemented that we’ve never seen or thought about before. All of that is going to happen and will be a huge challenge, not just to the Bucs, but to every franchise in the country.