Originally posted on The Pewter Plank  |  Last updated 12/5/11

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Head Coach Raheem Morris of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers watches from the sidelines during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 20, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills won 33-20. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Raheem Morris and the Buccaneers sold boat loads of hope last season and never delivered. TAMPA — It’s official. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not have a winning season in 2011, a year after so much promise was built and hope was sold.We were buying hope stock in the Buccaneers like the internet guy in the Simpsons was offering it to Bart; we were rolling shares off like toilet paper.But the toilet paper was necessary after all, because the Bucs season got flushed right down with all that hope and the promise and the good vibes felt around Tampa before the seasons start.I mean come on, look at the facts. Who could blame anyone for getting on board what seemed like a sure thing? Josh Freeman was electric, leading comebacks like he was cooking a steak. LeGarrette Blount literally leapt out of nowhere to become the feature guy in Tampa and the offense finally had a young, big receiver in Mike Williams who could serve up some serious deep threats.But the cracks were either unseen or wil...
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