Buccaneers Set Sail Into 2011 Season With High Hopes

Today's NFL preview brings us a report on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team which was on the verge of the postseason on 2010 and should only be better, on paper in 2011.


The Buccaneers' impetus for success is Josh Freeman, who threw for 3,451 yards, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2010, while passionate head coach Raheem Morris has brought a winning attitude.


Freeman will be joined by young stalwarts in tailback LaGarrette Blount, wideout Mike Williams and fellow receiver, Arrelious Benn, who will be celebrating a birthday Thursday and with Freeman only scratching the surface of his ability, the future could be exceptionally propitious in Tampa Bay.


Defensively, Gerald McCoy, Brian Price and Roy Miller provide plenty of girth (as  a Broncos fan, I wonder if Bucs management will give up any of these stalwarts to help our defensive line, oh well, it never hurts to ask) and Quincy Black provides plenty of pop on a unit which could be among the league's best.


In short, this Buccaneers team is really good and while the Falcons and Saints are stumblingblocks that must be dealt with, Tampa Bay has great potential. 


The NFC South can have three playoff participants and I think this could be the Buccaneers' time to make some headway.


After a tough opener against the Lions, we'll see what happens from there, but Bucs fans, I am a believer. Thanks for reading!


In closing, I give Lee Roy Selmon a shoutout for a life well lived. I am too young to remember his playing days, but I am doing my best to be a historian of the game and I applaud his efforts from what I have learned about him and he is worth of all praise he receives. Have a good one!

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