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Week 1 FanPulse Survey Results: Bucs fans are confident

The Buccaneers have the support of their fanbase.

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across the NFL powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Bucs fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

Will the Bucs win or lose in Week 1?

Bucs fans think they will beat the Saints by 2

This is actually a bit surprising. Considering the fact that New Orleans is favored by nearly 10 points, it’s nice to see that fans feel the Buccaneers may sneak out of the Superdome with a win.

How confident are you in the direction of the team?

Very confident: 22 percent

Somewhat confident: 65 percent

Meh: 8 percent

Not very confident: 5 percent

Not confident at all: 0 percent

This poll is interesting. If you look at the comments to nearly every article this week where we here at Bucs Nation made predictions (with more to come Friday), many fans were not interested at all in the positive outlook by our staff. However, as you can see, the majority feel somewhat confident in the team as we head into the season. That, folks, means you all are feeling good about your Buccaneers despite last season’s struggles.

What is the worst NFL rule?

The helmet rule is by far the worst rule in the NFL. This is the common feel across the fans league-wide as well as the large majority of the players. It is very inconsistent and it is based on a referee's judgment. I just don’t see them making fixes to it anytime soon. So this may be around for some time while it potentially impacts the outcome of games.