Bad Team Power Rankings

January 3rd, 2019

Where do the Bucs fit?

Why should good teams have all the fun?

It seems a lot of people seem to enjoy “Power Rankings,” where each team in the NFL is ranked each week. Joe gets bored with those things very quickly.

However, this week, Mike Tanier of Bleacher Report decided to have fun with power rankings. He ranked each bad team in the NFL, teams that did not make the playoffs.

In this group, Tanier has the Bucs at No. 7 and believes Team Glazer Sunday night took a big step in the Bucs taking a big step next season.

7. Buccaneers: They are a competent coaching staff, one more defensive star and a kicker away from 11-5, assuming Jameis Winston can keep it under 25 turnovers next year (a competent coaching staff should help with that).

Tanier’s actually fairly accurate with that. One would hope the Bucs can find a kicker (but after so many years of trying, Joe has doubts). But that one defensive player Tanier refers to? The Bucs could find him at No. 5 in the draft.

Joe has dreams of Nick Bosa bouncing Drew Brees off the turf of the Den of Depression.

22 Responses to “Bad Team Power Rankings”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Tanier is close…One Defensive star…..a RB, Two Olinemen…..and another Defensive star.

  2. Robert Says:

    I just wish the glazers would sell the Bucs so we have a chance. The coaching staff can be all pro, but if they don’t have decision making ability (see naming crabman qb BEFORE even getting a coach) the are neutered from the start.

    That kind of $hit sets the tone!

    I am officially off the crabman hater bandwagon and on the glazer hatin bandwagon!

  3. jjbucfan Says:

    ^^Thank God, LOL^^- Welcome to the dark side Robert

  4. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    At # 5, I would love for the Bucs to draft 6’3″ CB Greedy Williams. With Greedy on one side and 6’1″ Carlton Davis on the other side, we would could complete with the tall receivers in the NFL south.

  5. Jean Lafitte Says:

    lol unless the needle points up for Jameis then it all makes sense. So predictable. So assuming we get all that Joe predicts 11-5 next season? Horse malarkey.
    You so agreed. I will archive this for next season.

  6. Joe Blahak Says:

    Quinnen Williams!!!

  7. Topcoach1978 Says:

    @Alabamabucfan …..Greedy is definitely not 6″3′ bro!

  8. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    if Bosa slides that would be awesome

  9. tbbucs3 Says:

    One more defensive secondary star, a competent coaching staff, and kicker away from 9-7 then I agree with that assessment.

    Then we are a RB, and an Oline and a couple more really good defensive players away from 11-5 even 12-4.

    Read this Jason Licht and make it happen. It shouldve already been accomplished.

  10. Pete Mitchell Says:

    Who is the best o-line prospect in this draft?

  11. Jeff Says:

    I think our more pressing needs are in the Defensive Backfield, not on the line. No?

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    Jeff … Best answer? Yes and No, depending upon how much RISK we’re willing to take. And that risk revolves around injuries. Take a good look at how banged up our LB, CB & Safety position groups were this year (our DLine stayed relatively healthy in comparison, once Vea made it back that is). Our LB corps was decimated. Among our CBs we lost VHIII early-on & Davis missed considerable time IMO, so guys like Elliott got quite a bit of time as a result. Our Safeties were hit even harder by the injury bug (Conte first, then Evans).

    Would much prefer that we sign 1-2 experienced CBs and 1 experienced Safety to set the example for our youngsters on the field. Same with our LB corps though. I’m not convinced we’ll re-sign Kwon (I still don’t consider him to be a MLB, but at the same time I’m skeptical of what’s really going on with Beckwith, who I’d rather see at MLB). Lynch is a goner IMO (he got almost zero snaps on defense, despite our starters being banged up). Taylor will be re-signed … IF he wants to be (may get more lucrative offers elsewhere). Cichy is too fragile for my liking, and Bond is only meh IMO.

    But hey, we’re just a HC and a couple of players away from the Super Bowl. No problem.

  13. Stevbobucsfan Says:

    I don’t care about where the team ranks. Don’t care what Jameis bashers think. I am just hopeful the Bucs choose a HC that can win now and for at least to 5 years. I am tied of all this experimenting with all the could be coaches. Please get it right Glazers

  14. RyJo Says:

    Seriously, any potential head coaching candidate that doesn’t have faith/confidence to even TRY to get the best out of a former #1 pick doesn’t have the right temperament to be a head coach in the NFL.

  15. Tampabucfan88 Says:

    Why do we even have power ranking these people don’t know what’s going to happen heck these fools thought the panthers were the team to beat take the power rankings with a grain of salt

  16. 813bucboi Says:

    we are a kris richard and a ed oliver or quentin williams away from making the playoffs!!!!!!!


  17. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    @ topcoach1978 – @Alabamabucfan …..Greedy is definitely not 6″3′ bro!

    So how tall do you think he is? Some site say he is 6’2″ while others list him as 6’3″ (SI and CBS sports).

  18. GhostofSchiano Says:

    @ Pete Mitchell

    That would be Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida.


  19. Cs2 Says:

    Oh man, Ed Oliver, Nick Bosa, Greedy Williams, possibly Haskins??! This draft is incredibly important to this franchise!

  20. Bucko40 Says:

    LOL. If Winston can keep the turnovers under 25. Priceless. If you have to stipulate this in advance then you have the wrong QB.

  21. Bucko40 Says:

    Maybe if we’d drafted Bradley Chubb last year this defense would’ve been better! But wait we didn’t because Winston won that meaningless game last year that cost us a shot. Damn you Fitzmagic for winning those 1st two games! LOL

  22. Bucko40 Says:

    The only way the Bucs get a shot at Bosa or Oliver is if the Bucs trade up for them. I highly doubt a team is going to trade up for Haskins or Jones. That would push a defensive player down to #5 but it’s not happening.