SB Nation's latest power rankings have been published after a survey among all the team blog managers. It appears that no one really thinks that highly of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which should come as no surprise. SB Nation ranked the team 25th among all NFL teams, behind the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins. Here's what I had to say about the Bucs' prospects:
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers replaced their entire coaching staff and overhauled their roster this offseason, but that doesn't mean they're entering a rebuilding year. The Bucs want to compete quickly, and they've added a lot of talent to do so. Coupled with improvements from a slew of young players on the roster, the team could go a long way this year. Of course, they could also collapse the way they did in 2011, but the team is confident new coach Greg Schiano can prevent a young team from giving up in the face of adversity.
Still, the Bucs face an uphill battle in a very tough NFC South. Can they beat the Carolina Panthers, the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons? Those are tall orders for any NFL team, but the Bucs will try to make a run at the division title anyway.
At least being ranked 25th implies a better record than 3-13.