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USA Today: Bucs are going 5-11

That hurts.

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This isn’t a good sign.

With the changes the team has made this offseason, there are still doubts for the Buccaneers success heading into the 2018 season. And the USA Today feels the Bucs will finish with the same record as last season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11): Their offseason seemed encouraging ... until their quarterback got suspended.

I’m not sure if they are implying here that since Jameis Winston is missing the first three game of the season they will be in a funk the rest of 2018 or that Winston’s absence will leave him so rusty they will fail because of him.

Regardless, not many gave them much of a chance those first three weeks of the season so why harp on the fact Winston is gone the first three weeks for another losing season?

I get it. Tampa Bay hasn’t proven much as of late to turn doubters into believers. But just like the detractors asking “What makes you think they will be so successful,” one can also ask the naysayers “Why can’t they be successful?”

Let’s wait for the season to get underway.