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« : July 19, 2013, 12:01:24 AM »



Finally Someone in the Media Shows The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Some Love

Jul 18th, 2013 at 10:18 am

by Ken Boehlke



 
Evan Silva, senior editor at Rotoworld, started somewhat of a war on Twitter with his recent tweet about the most improved team in 2013. Much to the delight of this writer, Silva declared the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the most improved team on paper and used his 160 characters judiciously in explaining why.
 


Evan Silva @evansilva

#Bucs most improved team in NFL, on paper. Both stud OGs back & replaced league's worst Back 4 with arguably most talented. Up to Freeman.
2:07 PM - 17 Jul 2013




The tweet seemed to light a fire under the rears of the entire Kansas City fan base as they’ve attacked Silva for not choosing their beloved Chiefs. Feel free to work through the replies and how Silva responds. It’s enjoyable.
 
Clearly I agree with Silva, but while his arguments lie more his notion that Alex Smith isn’t what Chiefs fan’s think, I believe the Bucs are more improved than the Chiefs even if Alex Smith can repeat what he did in San Francisco.
 
The Buccaneers took an area of weakness and turned it into a major strength. Last season the Bucs had an absolutely atrocious secondary. This year, assuming a healthy Darrelle Revis, opponents will have to get creative in how they plan on attacking Tampa Bay through the air. With the addition of Goldson, a healthy Eric Wright, and an added year of experience in Mark Barron‘s corner, there suddenly isn’t even a weak part of the secondary.
 
And as Silva adds, the Bucs are getting not one, but two Pro Bowl guards back in Davin Joseph and Carl Nicks.
 
The Chiefs brought in a new coach, a new QB, and the number one overall pick in the draft. And while these all seem like huge additions, two of the three people they brought in to rescue the franchise are rejects from somewhere else. Andy Reid was run out of Philadelphia because he couldn’t get the Eagles over the hump and he seemed to lack focus in the waning weeks. And Alex Smith got benched in favor of a guy who showed himself in just two starts prior to Smith returning from injury.
 
When it comes to improvement in the win/loss column, I’m almost positive the Chiefs will see a bigger jump. But I’m also a little sad to see the Chiefs not on the Buccaneers schedule, because that’s a game the Bucs would be in a great position to win.




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« #1 : July 19, 2013, 12:21:23 AM »

Read some of the tweets....there are crazy homers in every fanbase. Silva's responses were fairly solid...one thing he did mess up on is that we have "both stud OGs back".

We only have one stud OG.


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« #2 : July 19, 2013, 12:27:20 AM »

I have never been a big Alex Smith fan, so I can see the Chiefs underachieving this season.  I know they are the trendy pick to surprise, but I don't see it. After Alex Smith falls flat, they could make a run at hometown boy Freeman.


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« #3 : July 19, 2013, 01:41:31 AM »

I have never been a big Alex Smith fan, so I can see the Chiefs underachieving this season.  I know they are the trendy pick to surprise, but I don't see it. After Alex Smith falls flat, they could make a run at hometown boy Freeman.

And who could blame him if he accepted?

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« #4 : July 19, 2013, 08:01:33 AM »

If that happens, hopefully Glennon becomes the Matt Ryan prototype that every one says he can be.


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« #5 : July 19, 2013, 09:18:50 AM »

Read some of the tweets....there are crazy homers in every fanbase. Silva's responses were fairly solid...one thing he did mess up on is that we have "both stud OGs back".

We only have one stud OG.

What do you mean? Nicks is a stud too! :P

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« #6 : July 19, 2013, 09:20:58 AM »

I think KC is improved for sure but I don't think Reid and Smith can outweigh Goldson and Revis. I think Reid will be good for KC but they still don't have a franchise QB in my mind. Smith is definitely far better than the QBs they've been toiling with for the past while though.

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