To rank higher, more Bucs must rank

by Gary Shelton on August 6, 2015 · 2 comments

in NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs, Tampa Bay Lightning

Thursday, 9:30 a.m.

First things first. First, you have to be the toughest kid on your block.

Yeah, you eventually want to dominate your conference, and it would be very nice to rule your league. But first, you start with the division. Fare well in those six games, and a team can be on its way.

So you gather the best talent you can. You try to have the best quarterback, and the best pass rusher. The best cornerback and the best wide receiver. The best left tackle and the best running back. And so on. And if you don't have the best

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Cecil DeBald August 7, 2015 at 5:41 pm

I’d like to think that in several aspects of the game, O-line, D-line, D-backs, the scheme has value, and a team can win those aspects of the game with a superior scheme and mol average players over a team with better players and a lousy scheme. I’d like to think that…what I don’t know is if our Bucs’ schemes are superior – to anyone’s…

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Barry McDowell August 6, 2015 at 4:50 pm

If our O linemen, Mankins and Dotson, don’t rate higher than 4 and 8 at the end of the season, we’re looking at no more than 4 wins, unless the two rookie linemen somehow dominate. Or if the defense wins a few more games.

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