Ah, everyone’s favorite time of year. No, I’m not talking about time for training camp. I’m talking about preseason predictions from every sports outlet on the web.
(Yes, there was some sarcasm in there.)
Preseason predictions are fun exercises to do because they should be harmless. Though they’re often too similar to the results of the previous year, they can be a good starting point when gauging which teams will make jumps and which teams will have falls for the upcoming season. After all, this is the first time we really get to assess incoming free agents, draft picks and potential cuts that occurred since the final game of the previous season.
The site has the Bucs finishing 10-6 with a Wild Card birth attached to it. The team’s record is tied with two other teams, the New York Giants and the Arizona Cardinals, but according to those doing the predictions, the Bucs will have beaten the Cardinals in their Week 6 match up to gain the head-to-head tie breaker.
The rest of the predictions are pretty standard, although there are definitely some records that are pretty bold one way or the other. So, what do you think? Is 10-6 and the playoff for the Buccaneers realistic? Do you think it happens? And what other records on the predictions caught your eye in a good or bad way?
Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: email@example.com
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