Wild Card Bucs?September 2nd, 2014
The fever for Tampa Bay playing meaningful January football games has jumped up a few degrees.
Pedestrian-bumping, olive oil-lapping, popcorn-munching, coffee-slurping, fried-chicken-eating, oatmeal-loving, circle-jerking, beer-chugging, cricket-watching, scone-loathing, college football-naïve, baseball box score-reading, NPR-listening, filthy-hotel-staying, fight-instigating, barista-training Peter King, of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports fame is calling the Bucs a Wild Card team in his official season prediction.
King’s fancy website, TheMMQB.com, has six writers and three of them, including King, pick the Bucs to finish second in the NFC South behind the Saints and earn a Wild Card berth. King, and Andy Benoit, actually join Herm Edwards and believe the Bucs are Super Bowl contenders.
Peter King: Tampa Bay. The Bucs were the best bad 2013 team I saw of the 27 I saw in person on my training camp trip this summer. Lovie Smith has three keystone players at crucial positions on his defense, and a quarterback who’s better than people think in Josh McCown.
Joe knows loads of Bucs fans will feel great to get this national respect before opening day. That kind of love doesn’t do much for Joe, but it sure is nice to hear.
King predicted a strong 2013 season for the Bucs.