With the third straight loss the team is rapidly losing support among the national media. The Bucs fell yet another spot: this week they're ranked 19th on average, down from 18th last week. If this trend continues (and power rankings had record implications), the Bucs could be in line for a top 10 draft pick. So there's that.
When you've lost three in a row, and you were just blown out, the worst news you can hear is that you have to travel to Green Bay.
This is a surprising outcome for a team that had such high expectations entering the season. Josh Freeman hasn't been himself all year, receivers are dropping easy passes, and the young defensive front has been underwhelming.
In terms of ugly home losses, it doesn't get much worse than Sunday's 37-9 debacle vs. the mighty Texans. The sad thing, the Bucs already have one of the worst -- if not the worst -- road performances of the season, when they fell 48-3 in San Francisco. The 4-5 Bucs aren't out of the postseason race yet, but it's hard to think playoffs (playoffs!?) when the opposition has outscored them 233 to 156. It's time to bring back the creamsicle uni.
Is this their step-back year because of all the youth? It sure looks like it. They just don't look right.
Time for the Bucs to work on some tackling drills in practice.
Everything going wrong of late; still a year or two away.
The good news? The Bucs are no longer up and down.
Can we now put a bow on the thought that this team is bad but just gets lucky in some close games?