You know you can tell a teams morale by reading players vibe, tone, and body language. Those few things contribute to a teams success as much as talent and potential does. I think many would agree with me when I say, the vibe of last years Bucs team during the offseason was filled with a lot of uncertainty. That is expected of a team going through a rebuilding process, ours was more of a drag than others cause we had a rookie QB, 1st time coach, new defenses and offense, that is something me as a Buc fan is not familiar with. Heck this team did not have much problems between players until the strong personalities of Warren Sapp and Keyshawn Johnson collided. But this is not about recognizing the Bucs bad vibes(I have plenty time to argue that with Sander, Crackerball, bucnut1,Craig T ,and etc...), it is about how a better Vibe for them this offseason can help their development.
I brought out how last year the Bucs went through a transformation that, would have made any head coach not strong enough to face it leave like Bobby Petrino. Even Raheem truly did not know what he was getting into simply cause he was never a head coach. But not only that the QB was in a similar situation, the o-line went through a crazy learning curves well as the D, all that uncertainty was the reason the Bucs had no identity. This year will be different.
Raheem knows what to expect from being the head guy which will make him stronger as a coach this year. Freeman still has a latter to climb, but he feels good with the plan of attack, that will make him a stronger player this year. The D overall learning curve will be minor, I say minor cause Sean Jones, Tim Crowder, Gerald Mccoy, and Brain Price are not familiar with the D as the other are, but there are knew things that are going to be done on defense so the other guys still have some learning to do. Overall though the learning curve is smaller compared to last year, but most important they have an identity. An identity is something that they did not have at all last year, and in turn it let off a vibe of uncertainty through the players, tone and body language.
Those differences changes your confidence as a player, and that fact that you have an identity makes you focus on becoming a better player. 1 thing every Buc fan should be proud of is the fact that, there is no adversity among players, and no off field issues which causes diversity and confusion. The vibe this year is a good 1, we got more of a confident vibe going on down there at 1 Buccaneer place. The main questions come from the rookies, and the QB which every QB face unless he has established himself as a 5 to 6 year starter in this league. Tampa still has a long way to go but the positive vibe means they are on the right path.