As a Buccaneer fan since the day I was blessed with the gift of life...I have come to realize that the off-season is when I get the most happy. From the minute free agency begins until Mr. Irrelevant is chosen; I get excited due to the thought of the unknown. Would we get a free agent to secure our defense? Who is that "X factor" that we need to really explode as an offense? I have realized that star power is not what Buc football is about. I ask each one of you if Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, Barber or Lynch would have been as great as they were in other systems? Keyshawn got lucky getting a ring with us. My point is that it's the Buccaneer football I am used to has players that are great because they WANT to be great and the drive to get themselves there.
The most obscure players who are top tier athletes aren't what I would call "name brands" when they first came into the league, but because they believe in themselves more when everyone else. The best thing that we can do as fans is BELIEVE in whoever steps on that field. We should make them feel how much they mean to us because once they have our faith and loyalty, they will surprise us with an effort for which we haven't seen in a long time.
Hoping to bring in one or two established players to be leaders for these young men is a wonderful thought, but I hope we all will support our team regardless of what happens in the next couple of months.
I feel as though many have given up hope in this current team and all they need us to do is have faith and believe in them.
P.S. Can't wait for the draft!