Bucs Will Be Light On Turnover

May 13th, 2024

NFL coaches like to say at least 30 percent of their roster will change with each new season, assuming the regime isn’t new to the team.

But for the 2024 Bucs, it appears that kind of pending change won’t happen.

FoxSports.com reporter Greg Auman noted today that of the 53 players on Tampa Bay’s Week 1 roster last year, all but 11 are still with the team.

Of course, every dude now on the expanded offseason roster won’t stick, but it’s a very safe bet the Bucs will have the most (or among the most) returning players in the NFL this season.

That’s what happens when you have 13 rookies and your front office is on point and the coaching staff knows how to develop players. That was the case for the Bucs last season and nearly every one of those young players will be back.

This level of continuity and familiarity should make the Bucs a better club this season, no matter how much the national media wants to say otherwise.

17 Responses to “Bucs Will Be Light On Turnover”

  1. Casual Observer Says:

    Agree with Joe’s assessment. Now – with some improvement in the coaching, the Bucs should do well.

  2. BillyBucco Says:

    With 7 draft picks that leaves 4 openings.
    Add in 7 FAs and we are minus 3.
    Is Deloach better than JJ Russell.
    Will all 7 in either category stick?
    Judge Culpepper signed a 3 year deal with 100,000 guaranteed?
    Does that mean he is a LOCK?
    Sean Tucker was.
    Gonna be interesting to see all kinds of competition.

  3. Pickgrin Says:

    Bucs had more snaps taken by rookies last year than any other team. This will help a great deal in the development of a # of these young players. Kancey, Mauch, YaYa, Palmer, Izien should all be better players this year because of all the playing time they received as rookies.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We do have a considerable number of new coaches, especially on offense…..I guess that could be good or bad depending on the coaches.

    I’m excited that we have made investments in our offense with this draft…

    G/C, WR, RB, G, TE

  5. teacherman1983 Says:

    I think a good defensive back will get cut.

    We have too many guys.

    1. Winfield
    2. Whitehead
    3. Tykes Smith
    4. Izien
    5. Hayes
    6. Merriweather
    7. Tavarious Thomas
    8. McCollum
    9. Dean
    10. Bryce Hall

    This is easily the deepest and most talented Bucs secondary I have ever seen.

    Anybody remember Myron Lewis?

    Or 4.6 corners like Johnathan Banks or Leonard Johnson? Or Lovie’ guys like Vernon Hargreaves or Alteraun Verner?

    We finally have NFL athletes.

    Thanks to Bowles drafts pick.

    Go Bucs!

  6. geno711 Says:

    Aah no! Culpepper is not a LOCK!

    My early guess is that both Russell and DeLoach make the team but also think there will be injuries and another vet picked up at some point at what appears a position of need after the coaches’ access some of the new talent.

  7. Crickett Baker Says:

    I am very optimistic looking at this year’s team. I just can’t see it being worse than last year. GO BUCS!

  8. geno711 Says:

    For me:

    I would say that it is a reach for me to say that Hayes, Izen and Thomas are good.

    Why did I include Izen? Because I think that Bucs fans almost gave him a pass for the rest of the season after picks in the 1st two games. He allowed 79% completion rate last year.

  9. Hodad Says:

    Might be light on turnover, but not light on new starters at key positions. Let’s start at center. I’ll even go as far as saying Klein starts at RG. Ty Smith will be the new Nickel. McMillan, and Irving might not start, but will be major factors. Braswell will most likely start over JTS. A lot of new starters, and a lot of old starters still around as quality back ups. Good way to go into training camp competition across the board.

  10. Lou. Says:

    @Joe —

    Any Sean Tucker sightings? Any updates?

    Last year the tout was that due to a heart condition he dropped from a low 3rd/high 4th down into free agency. A steal.

    Three games and one fumble into the season and he landed in the witness protection program.
    Any read on what his actual talent level is. His role with the new regime? His chances of making the roster and of contributing this year/? Inquiring minds want to know.

    Not complicated. Didn’t play well last season and Bucs benched him. He’s back healthy now and will have an honest second chance, but he’s a long shot to be active on game days unless he can play special teams. –Joe

  11. teacherman1983 Says:

    Hayes led the NFL in special teams tackles.

    Merriweather played very well when needed.

    Thomas gives us experience and competition and great special teams play.

    I think we have made a serious commitment to special teams this year.

    We are lacking 1 or 2 tall outside corner projects in my opinion.

    We are too heavy at nickle and safety. And thin at outside corner.

  12. Saskbucs Says:

    The Bucs should be better this year. I have a bad feeling about that for some reason though. Last year I knew they were winning 8+ games, Tom to Baker not being the drop off that all the casuals thought it was and everyone feeling disrespected.

    I know they have that disrespected feeling again, but the idea they should be able to automatically build on last year and win games could negatively affect the mentality of the team especially when there are so many young guys.

    Bowles and the veteran leadership are always important factors but they will have to be their best for this team to reach the potential we all see.

  13. David Says:

    That has been my attitude about the Buccaneers improving. The simple fact that all these rookie and second year players are going to have more experience.
    Yes they have a new OC but I believe this guy has a better running attack and much much better passing attack.

  14. Jake been there since the beginning Says:

    Let Them All Talk: we don’t need their approval to go out there and whip arse !!!! Let’s Go Bucs!!!! Nice draft, great job keeping the free agents here, and even a few gems as of late. Thanks to JL and Co.

  15. Shane Callahan Says:

    Finished the season really strong. Hope this “streak” continues, and they shock the world. Go Bucs!

  16. garro Says:

    That may or may not be a bad thing. Returning players suggest we may be standing pat and we don’t need replacements. However we still have some positions that are …less than stellar.

    Interesting if we bring in a couple more FAs.

    Go Bucs!

  17. Gipper Says:

    Get Luke Wypler from Browns and give him a legitimate shot to play CENTER and put Barton at LG next to Wirfs. Hope that Mauch has bulked up. If not, Bucs have plenty of guys to compete at RG. Goal should be to build a dominant O line much like Detroit has done in last couple of years,