I pointed out that the Buccaneers ranked near the bottom of the league in several key categories but as Rah reminded us last week, stats are for losers. The only stat that matters is the number in that W column and right now, the Bucs are adding to that number on a weekly basis. Who would ever have guessed Rah was the smartest man in the room?
In all fairness, the Bucs have had an easy schedule. The five teams theyve beaten are a combined 12-24 while the two teams to whom theyve lost, Pittsburgh and New Orleans, are 10-5 and your last two Super Bowl Champions.
But wins in the NFL are tough to come by. Just ask the Dallas Cowboys.
[image-1]The bottom line is the 34-year old Morris has the men in his locker room playing their hearts out. Behind the steady play of the quarterback of his dreams, Josh Freeman, and a steal of a waiver wire pick-up in LeGarrette Blount, the Bucs are the second youngest team in the league. They may be inexperienced but they are
Looking at their remaining schedule, a playoff spot might not be as far-fetched as originally thought. Did I really just say that?
The Bucs have four home games left, three against Seattle, Detroit and Carolina, all perfectly winnable. Their five remaining road games are against Atlanta, San Francisco, Baltimore, Washington and New Orleans. Their two games against Atlanta, including one up there this weekend, will be huge. So tune in, Bucs fans, and root hard.
With one loss already to New Orleans, its unlikely the Bucs will win their division, meaning they might need to shoot for a wild card spot, but how many wins will that take? Ten? Nine? Eight? Any way you slice it, theyre half way there and a playoff spot, once thought ridiculous is now in sight.
So once again, coach, I apologize. Youve made a believer out of me and many more in this community.
Keep up the good work.