Power Rankings Week 4

October 2nd, 2009

Joe brings you the weekly power rankings of the Bucs from around the interwebs. You are welcome.

First up is Mike Blanco of BSPN.com who has the Bucs at No. 31.

Raheem Morris was all smiles when the Bucs hired him as head coach. He could not have known what awaited.

Former Bucs beat writer and current SI.com columnist Don Banks has the Bucs at No. 31 as well.

Byron Leftwich sits and Josh Johnson gets his turn to start at quarterback, but who knows how long it lasts? Bucs head coach Raheem Morris this preseason reminded everyone that Tampa Bay is “married to” first-round pick Josh Freeman, so Johnson looks likes a short-term fix at best. I don’t know about you, but this sounds as if the Jon Gruden era never really ended.

Adrian Hasenmayer also suggests the Bucs are the second-worst team in the NFL.

RECORD IS JUST RIGHT: So much for the Byron Leftwich experiment. It only took 2+ games for rookie head coach Raheem Morris to bench his starting QB, but not for Josh Freeman … Josh Johnson. You can’t blame Morris too much with his team in transition and a schedule that is downright evil.

Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com is slightly more lenient with the Bucs at No. 29.

This season is officially a disaster. That offense is horrible and the defense can’t stop anybody. That’s a bad combination. Is benching Byron Leftwich the answer? They think so, so Josh Johnson takes over.

It seems the Bucs slotted at No. 29 also satisfies Clifton Brown of SportingNews.com.

Benching Byron Leftwich in favor of Josh Johnson looks like a desperation move.

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