Examining Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Offseason and Key Preseason Positional Battles

July 23, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The term “on paper” only goes so far when examining the prospects of an NFL franchise. In the case of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, that holds especially true.
After a disappointing 7-9 finish last season, the Bucs spent much of the offseason getting substantially better—on paper—and appear poised for a much more successful 2013 campaign.
Tampa Bay fielded the league’s worst passing defense in 2012 (4,758 yards allowed) and went to work to shore up its secondary with a pair of huge free-agent signings that should remedy that issue this season.
The proof is in the pudding, though, and Darrelle Revis and Dashon Goldson are going to have to prove they were worth the price.   
Revis, on the heels of a couple tumultuous seasons with the New York Jets, didn’t get the new contract he was looking for, instead being dealt to the Bucs for the 13th pick in the 2013 NFL draft and a conditional pick in the 2014 draft.

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