The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are rested and eager to resume their season.
Coaches and players reconvened Monday following a bye week that provided extra time to evaluate the team's progress through four games, focus on fundamentals in practice and make some adjustments that Greg Schiano hopes will be beneficial the final 12 weeks of the season.
The Bucs (1-3) will try to snap a three-game losing streak when they host the struggling Kansas City Chiefs (1-4) next Sunday.
''We evaluated a lot of things, and if your evaluations are correct and your adjustments are correct, then it helped,'' Schiano said of the break.
Since shutting down Cam Newton and beating the Carolina Panthers in the season opener, Tampa Bay has dropped consecutive games to the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins by a combined 15 points.
Although the players didn't like the idea of having to wait two weeks for their next opportunity to end the skid, Schiano felt the open date fell at a good time...