Originally posted on borisdiawtime.blogspot.com  |  Last updated 2/17/12
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2011 Record:  4-12 PPG For:  17.9 (27th) PPG Against:  30.9 (2nd) 2012 Cap Number:  $98,899,458 Draft Position:  #5 Overall Pick If the Rams decline from 2010 to 2011 was steep, then what word should I use to describe Tampa Bay’s decline? Does the English language even contain a word strong enough to convey just how far the Bucs fell? I doubt it. Everything that went right in 2010; the emergence of young stars, the ability to come back late in games, an effective “bend but don’t break” defense; it all went wrong, practically overnight. The hope is that a change in coaches will spark a big rebound season from Josh Freeman and company, but there are clearly far bigger issues than just a struggling quarterback. A young team hitting a slump is one thing, but the way this team rolled over and died, even after a 4-2 start, has to be deeply, deeply concerning to all six Bucs fans. Was Raheem Morris the problem? Will Greg Schiano be able to light the fire that Morris was seemingly unable to do? I’m not so sure. Don’t get me wrong, Morris was bad. He wasn’t qualified to be a head coach to begin with, and it’s no surprise that he ran such a loose (pirate) ship. But for a group of players to quit on that level…well, that speaks to more than bad coaching.
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