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    • michael89156

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      Offseason Forecast: Tampa Bay Buccaneers By Dan Hanzus Around the League Writer    NFL.comPublished: March 4, 2014 at 03:35 p.m.youngree1_zpsdc9c3526.jpgyoungree_zps412012b4.jpgWith the offseason officially underway, Around The League will examine what's next for all 32 teams. The series continues with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.What's changing?Youngry didn't take. Neither did Sgt. Schiano. Now the Bucs will ask Lovie Smith to turn around the fortunes of a team that had no business being as bad as it was last season. General manager Mark Dominik was also swept out of town, replaced by former Arizona Cardinals personnel man Jason Licht. The GM inherits a roster with a fair amount of talent, but several plus-sized question marks.Also, the uniforms have changed. They're kind of weird.Biggest free agents» WR Tiquan Underwood: Underwood made some plays after Mike Williams went down with an injury last season. Retaining Underwood would be a depth move for a team likely to make upgrades at wide receiver.When this guy represents your most important free agent, you know there's not a lot of meat on the bone.Other notable free agents: LB Adam Hayward, FB Erik Lorig, LB Jonathan Casillas, LB Dekoda Watson, DE Daniel Te'o-NesheimWhat they needThe Bucs ranked 30th in points per game last season. If quarterback Mike Glennon is going to have a fair shot at this thing, Licht must find him some weapons beyond eternally underrated wide receiver Vincent Jackson. Don't be surprised if the Bucs use their seventh overall pick to find a complement to Jackson. Tampa Bay needs speed on the outside, and this is an ideal draft to find it.Another major need is upgrading a grossly overpaid offensive line that deeply disappointed last season. Locating a speed outside rusher is also a necessity in Smith's defensive scheme, which relies heavily on pressure up front. On the way out?» CB Darrelle Revis: Sound crazy? Perhaps, but Revis' $16 million annual salary is looking worse by the day in a league where no other cornerback comes within $6 million of Revis Island. And with Tampa Bay expected to play more zone than man, Revis simply isn't an optimal fit.» RG Davin Joseph: The former first-round pick was slow to return from a serious knee injury last season. Joseph ranked 80th among 81st qualifying guards last season, according to Pro Football Focus. The Bucs could be thinking hard about the $6 million Joseph is due in 2014.» LG Carl Nicks: The snake-bitten Nicks is in limbo after suffering nerve damage in his foot in connection with the Bucs' MRSA outbreak last year. Nicks has been working out, but Smith said last month that Nicks' ability to play is "still up in the air." That's not exactly optimistic.» WR Mike Williams: The veteran could be on thin ice after running into more off-the-field trouble. If the Bucs pick a wide receiver in the first round, Williams' time in Tampa could be up.Offseason crystal ballRevis' contract might be a bad one, but he's still one of the most gifted defensive players in football. We expect Revis to stay put. The offensive line will have a much different look, with Joseph and perhaps Donald Penn hitting the road (Joseph is more likely to be cut). When healthy, Nicks was one of the best guards in the NFL; expect the Bucs to show some patience here.Finally, Glennon likely will get the opportunity to make believers out of the new regime. He should have better players around him as well. But don't be surprised if the Bucs draft a quarterback or bring in a veteran (Josh McCown?) as insurance.

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      I hate the title of this post. Coach Schiano is a great coach. Any coach that gets thrown into the mess he was given would need time to get out of it. He had 13 games to develop his 3rd round pick as a QB into the franchise QB. The way he got chased out of town is a joke. I think Dominik and Schiano were great for the team if they were given some patience. Dominik, I would understandably give less patience for, with the Freeman commitment, but that is understandable.

    • Anonymous

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      The way schiano coached this team was the “joke.” Just a horrid headcoach in general.

    • Anonymous

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      The way schiano coached this team was the "joke." Just a horrid headcoach in general.

      IMHO Schiano began to Lise his job after the 6-4 start in 2012. You can’t excuse 5-17.

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      Offseason Forecast: Tampa Bay BuccaneersBy Dan Hanzus On the way out?» CB Darrelle Revis: Sound crazy? Perhaps, but Revis' $16 million annual salary is looking worse by the day in a league where no other cornerback comes within $6 million of Revis Island. And with Tampa Bay expected to play more zone than man, Revis simply isn't an optimal e here.[/Quote]Lazy reporting. Lovie Smith has come straight out and said we're going to be a man coverage team.

    • Anonymous

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      I hate the title of this post. Coach Schiano is a great coach. Any coach that gets thrown into the mess he was given would need time to get out of it. He had 13 games to develop his 3rd round pick as a QB into the franchise QB. The way he got chased out of town is a joke. I think Dominik and Schiano were great for the team if they were given some patience. Dominik, I would understandably give less patience for, with the Freeman commitment, but that is understandable.

      Greg, don't you have better things to do than post on forums? Like go find a job with Belicheat?

    • Anonymous

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      I hate the title of this post. Coach Schiano is a great coach. Any coach that gets thrown into the mess he was given would need time to get out of it. He had 13 games to develop his 3rd round pick as a QB into the franchise QB. The way he got chased out of town is a joke. I think Dominik and Schiano were great for the team if they were given some patience. Dominik, I would understandably give less patience for, with the Freeman commitment, but that is understandable.

      Hahaha not sure if serious.....

    • Anonymous

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      he just CAN’T be serious. obvious troll is obvious.

    • Anonymous

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      I hate the title of this post.

      The title was made up to create drama. The actual title of the article is "Offseason Forecast: Tampa Bay Buccaneers".http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000330718/article/offseason-forecast-tampa-bay-buccaneers

    • Anonymous

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      also, hate is a very strong word

    • Anonymous

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      He’s posted less then 500 times. Give him a few hundred more posts to edumacate himself on stuff.

    • Anonymous

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      #AllYouNeedIsLovie#KeepCalmAndLovie

    • Anonymous

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      I hate the title of this post. Coach Schiano is a great coach. Any coach that gets thrown into the mess he was given would need time to get out of it. He had 13 games to develop his 3rd round pick as a QB into the franchise QB. The way he got chased out of town is a joke. I think Dominik and Schiano were great for the team if they were given some patience. Dominik, I would understandably give less patience for, with the Freeman commitment, but that is understandable.

      Greg, don't you have better things to do than post on forums? Like go find a job with Belicheat?

      LOLIts gotta be him.  There can't possibly be any Schiano apologist left out there, is there?

    • Anonymous

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      I apologize that I wasted my time watching the pathetic schemes he ran.

    • Anonymous

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      Lovie ‘Championship’ Smith will be his name once he is done here.

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