Things Are Getting Bright For The Bucs

January 9th, 2011

Anyone remember when Chucky, mired in a losing season, proclaimed the future for the Bucs was so bright we would all need shades? Joe sure does and not only was it a horrible cliche from a rotten 1980s song, it was downright laughable.

Then again, maybe Chucky was clairvoyant and was looking at the Bucs’ future post-Chucky.

Adam Schefter too believes the Bucs will be the talk of the NFL in short order. In typing out 10 coherent thoughts, Schefter brought up the Bucs.

Bright future: Perhaps no team is better positioned for the future than Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers boast the league’s best rookie wide receiver, the league’s best rookie running back and one of the game’s best young quarterbacks. Mike Williams had 11 touchdown receptions, more than any rookie receiver except Randy Moss, who had a league-record 17 in 1998. Running back LeGarrette Blount ran for 1,007 yards despite being deactivated the first two games of the season and three of the first five. Quarterback Josh Freeman beat playoff teams New Orleans and Seattle in the season’s final two weeks while completing 42 of 52 passes for 492 yards, seven touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of 145.7. Here, though, might be the most jaw-dropping numbers: Williams is 23 years old, Blount is 24 and Freeman doesn’t turn 23 until next week. In one year, Tampa Bay has built a team that can last for a decade.

Wow. A decade. Just like rock star general manager Mark Dominik envisioned.

Joe just feels tingly about this. Or perhaps it is the Vicodin from last night wearing off?

8 Responses to “Things Are Getting Bright For The Bucs”

  1. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I am tingly too Joe! I think Mark Dominik is an absolute genius at assembling talent, and Raheem is great at coaching it.

    Watching Seattle beat the Saints reminded me we BEAT both of these teams. I swear though, when Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch busted that TD Run to break the Saints backs, the look on Sean Peyton’s face was priceless, LOL

  2. Pete 422 Says:

    The plan Raheem Morris spoke of to use this off season to protect our QB & get after their QB is a good one. It will be interesting to see how they use free agency & the draft to especially improve the D-line.

  3. Hire Greg Olson! Says:

    That’s not vicodin Joe, that’s vindication….

  4. OB Says:

    If you noticed, the last two games had on OL and DL that I am still not sure who played and didn’t at all the positions except center, I think, for the entire game. This includes the most of the DBs except for Rhonde and Sean Jones. That defense kept these two team from scoring a lot of points. I am not quite sure of who did what, but Josh had protection and their QBs had a bad day.

    This is what is scaring the rest of the league. I think a center and a guard were the only offenseive players that did not catch a pass last year. What happens next year, what is Blount going to do next after an off season and training camp? For that matter, most of the team falls into this catagory.

    Can’t happen fast enough for me.

  5. Brad Says:

    I’ve never been more excited about an upcoming season than the one coming up. This is unusual territory for all Buc fans. We have never ever been able to be this excited about an offense. We are used to defense and all the stars on that side of the ball. Time to update the jersey’s and buy the lower numbers.

  6. McBuc Says:

    Brad…So true. The Defense is coming along as well, to the dismay of Buc You and Thomas 2.2. I think they finished at 17, which is an improvement from last year with a great deal of guys out on IR. I hope we unleash the O next year and score at will.

  7. CannuckBuc Says:

    I AGREE Brad
    I even went out and got a#5 Freeman jersey,as a long time Bucs fan this is my first QB jersey!!! this has been fun looking forward to even more!!

  8. adam from ny Says:

    dont need more offense…just let them mature. and grow…sew up the defense a bit and we might go 11-5 or 12-4…we do have the potential to do it…..none of that mike singletary “cant do it” sh*t………adam from ny