Hi, all. Long time reader and finally decided to join up. I was just wondering if anybody cares about the fact the Bucs have faced the second highest strength of schedule thus far at .571 and that includes playing the 0-9 Colts. I know this does not excuse the horrendous defensive play (25th in defensive DVOA from football outsiders) and regression of the offense, although they are still in the top half of the league in offensive DVOA. I guess the point I am trying to make is the Bucs have had an absolutely brutal schedule thus far and that doesn't change next week against the Packers, but they are still 4-5 and have an outside chance to make the playoffs (with an improbable run and some help). Maybe, just maybe, the season hasn't really been all that embarrassing... well upon further inspection of the Niners and Texans games, I guess it has.