The 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers posted by Bucs Fan
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were one of the worst clubs last year with a 4-12 record. This year they look to improve their record with a new head coach in Lovie Smith. The former Chicago Bear coach also brought in Josh McCown, his former ward in the Windy City. The two would want Tampa Bay fans to forget last year’s debacle that featured ex-head coach Greg Schiano and former quarterback Josh Freeman.
McCown is coming off a great year where he completed 66 percent of his passes and posted a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 13-to-1. While some critics can say that a big part of his success was having Marc Trestman getting the most out of him, Buccaneers fans will at least have offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford doing that for McCown.
The new Buccaneers quarterback will have number seven pick Mike Evans as one of his primary targets, alongside Vincent Jackson. Evans is big at six foot five while Jackson is equally massive. Another probable target is second round selection Austin Seferian-Jenkins, himself big at six-foot-five.
The Tampa Bay front office has done an excellent job of replicating what McCown had in Chicago, so there is optimism that the new quarterback can do what he did in the Windy City.
Evan Dietrich-Smith was also added to the offensive line. A new acquisition from the Green Bay Packers, Dietrich-Smith is a talented lineman who can play all interior positions. He’ll join Carl Nicks and either Patrick Omameh or Kadeem Edwards in the offensive line.
The team did release one of the league’s best cornerback in Darrelle Davis but they acquired Alerraun Verner to a multi-year deal. The Buccaneers have one of the best defensive tackles in Gerald McCoy and veteran Michael Johnson who will be tasked to carry the defensive front line.Continue reading "The 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers"