NFL  > Tampa Bay Buccaneers  > Or maybe they are their record.
December 31, 2008, 05:28 PM
As a combination Giants/Bucs fan and admittedly a Giants fan first I have a unique perspective for looking at the BUCs. I always judged the BUCS this way. If playing the Giants and you can choose any year, defenses being equal I could always expect thet the Giants would always have enough offense to beat the BUCs. Now that this BUC team is a little longer in the tooth there figures to be less 10-3 games. This teamk fo years has missed any superstar on offense and any game breaker. Additionally I dare someone outside the Tampa area or a long distance fan like myself to name an offenseive player. Tampa is and has always been a defense loving town. Problem is that in the modern Offensive period you have to have an offense capable of picking up your defense on occasion. Note that Carolina ran alll over the Giants as well but the Giants have to wapons to match you on days when the defense is not "Shut down". Even at 9-3 I thought there was some fools gold. Were the BUCS really going to beat Carolina at home and who really thought San Diego was a 6 win team. So the BUCS were expected to beat the Raiders and/or the Falcons. Bad news for a team with a limited offense is that up and coming teams and bad teams always historically get big wins at the end of the year. So maybe this team is its record. Remember Dallas and some other good teams are home as well. I don't think this team is deep enough to overcome losing Earnest Graham and Jermaine Phillips not against good teams.

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