Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 10/11/12
The 2012 Bucs are undoubtedly playing better football than last season’s team. While the record was the complete opposite last year at this time, the Buccaneers are much more physical this season and are staying in games. But some in media circles are not sold yet on the Bucs and ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio seems to be one of them. During his weekly appearance on the Matt Segal Show on 96.7 The Champ in Biloxi, MS, Sal Paolantonio had these brief words to say about the Bucs when asked about the Saints upcoming opponents:Tampa is a non-factor…. A weak team with a very inexperienced coach using a bag of college tricks that aren’t working.“Sal Pal” is a very respectable media figure and you won’t find anything wrong said about him here. However, whether he has actually seen film on the Bucs or not is uncertain so here are some rebuttals to his brief statement.Why exactly is Tampa Bay a non-factor? Is it due to their 1-3 start? If you have seen or attended the games, the Bucs have been in ev...
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