Not many fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers thought that talk of a possible playoff berth as late as the first week of December for the club was going to be possible this season. However slim the chances remain for the Buccaneers appearing in post-season, the talk remains. Tampa Bay is currently seeded 9th in the NFC and lose out on a tie-breaker with the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, with all three teams sitting with a 6-6 overall record.
The first order of business for the Buccaneers is to win out all four of their remaining games. The loss last Sunday in Denver was almost expected, but the loss at home to the Atlanta Falcons in Tampa did a lot of damage. Seattle and Chicago, two teams ranked above them in the playoff seedings both lost.
Tampa Bay has been a vastly improved team this season but some glaring holes remain with the pass rush and pass defense. The offseason and the 2013 NFL Draft will have to focus on the defensive side of the ball this offseason.
Defense has ...