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NFL Power Rankings Week 3: Buccaneers are bottom dwellers

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers do not have a good reputation around the league right now, as NFL power rankings show.

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Yes, I know it's supposed to be positive day today, but it's also Power Rankings Tuesday (yes, this is a thing with capitalization now), which means we get to listen to other people telling us how awful the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are. First up is SB Nation, which has the Bucs falling all the way to number 30.

Greg Schiano spent last Thursday denying allegations of vote fraud. (Florida really has to do something about it's election system). The day before, the official NFL website borrowed a page from Chris Christie's playbook, wrapping Schiano in Bon Jovi lyrics. But they couldn't pull off the play action pass of public relations. The Bucs found new ways to lose this week. Josh Freeman isn't doing anything to help his own cause. Neither is Schiano, who is now on Darrelle Revis' bad side. Mutiny ahead?

Only the Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars rank below the Bucs. And they all have a similar formula: a pretty good defense coupled with historically awful offense. Well, none as historically bad as the Jacksonville Jaguars' offense, which is on pace to score 88 points on the season. Wow.

The Buccaneers are seen as an NFL laughing stock right now. This is not news. But it's still a little painful. At least we can dismiss every national outlet as being negative nancies who don't know what they're talking about.

Can we put a positive on this? Sure. At least this means Teddy Bridgewater could be a Buccaneer next season.

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