With the Super bowl in Atlanta next week, Its time to look toward the future. The 2019-20 season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to talk about what we think is going to happen. By all accounts, it should be an exciting one. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will bring lots of excitement to a city that is looking to bring back it’s second Super bowl Championship.
The Year Ahead
With a new coaching staff, I think the Buccaneers are poised for a breakout season. Realizing that attendance was an issue, the Glazers have discounted tickets for the upcoming season. The city is buzzing and from the looks of it Raymond James stadium may be a special place come September. The team will make a trip to London to play the Carolina Panthers in the NFL’s International series. While playing in London is always cool experience, losing a home divisional game is a bit disappointing.
In my eyes, the draft will clarify most things heading into 2019. Who they take, position wise, will tell us what Bruce Arians and the front office wants to focus on. Should they draft Offensive line, Defensive back, or trade the pick? I am not a draft analyst so I will leave that up to the professionals. I would love to see a no-brainer like Greedy Williams or Jonah Williams in Tampa. Only time will tell, but I’m sure it will be a topic of discussion right up until draft night, April 25, 2019.
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Offseason Training Activities (OTAs)
Offseason Training Activities (OTAs) will provide something new this year. Coach Arians said in his first press conference, “You can’t find a diamond in the rough if he is on the sidelines watching”. Arians has said that his staff will run two practices at once. Working to get the young players 40 to 45 reps. This set up is going to work wonders for players like Ronald Jones II. In my opinion, Jones never fully learned or understood what the team was doing in the offense. I think if this plan works, the younger players will be more productive going into training camp and the season.
The Buccaneers have not made the postseason in 11 years and the fans are hungry for a playoff berth. Many are thinking that this will be the year that Bucs will take that next step. One thing is for sure, the upcoming season will bring a renewed sense of optimism to the city. I guess there is only one thing left to do; FIRE THE CANNONS and end that streak.