The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been bad for years now. The last time they went to the playoffs was 2007. Their last winning season came in 2010. And they've now had four consecutive seasons of ending last in the division. One more year of that, and they set an NFC record according to Ira Kaufman.
The 2015 Bucs will try to avoid becoming the first NFC team since the 1970 merger to finish last in its division five consecutive seasons— Ira Kaufman (@IKaufmanTBO) February 15, 2015
I've been pretty optimistic about the Bucs' chances of significant improvement next year, but being a last-place finisher again would not be overly surprising. Of the four NFC South teams, the Bucs are the only team without a franchise quarterback. They'll almost certainly remedy that with the first overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft, but there's no guarantee that rookie will play particularly well in his first year.
Add to that that the Bucs once again have to fix their offensive line. In what seems to be a ritual occurrence, they will sign some new players -- and new players can disappoint -- as old ones can, too. A few declines, injuries or other unlucky or incompetent results could easily
Which would get us back to the point of this post: the Bucs have been incompetent for a really long time. It's probably time for that to change.