Miller4Prez66, on 11 August 2012 - 10:47 AM, said:
Bucs looked good last night. Blount/Martin running behind Carl Nicks will be deadly.
The Bucs have quietly put together one of the most bruising offensive lines in the NFL to pave the way for a very powerful backfield. If healthy this Bucs offense could be absolutely lethal. Combined with Freeman in the incredible shape he is now in, and chucking the ball to Dallas Clark, Mike Williams, and Vincent Jackson; I don't think any defense will want to see that attack.
The defense is the big question. It all really centers on the health of Gerald McCoy. If he can stay healthy and play the way he does when he is healthy then the entire Bucs D will be better. The linebackers will be freed up to make plays. Clayborn and Bowers will get opened up on the outside at DE. An improved pass rush will be a massive help to the DB's, since QB's will no longer be allowed to just sit back and pick apart the defense. If McCoy can play up to his billing, then Tampa may be in store for a surprisingly good year.
I'm expecting 8-8 or 9-7. But if all things go right, I won't be shocked at all if Tampa takes the division.