Tampa Bay Buccaneers Numbers Game Is On

August 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL is a numbers game, a high-stakes game, from payroll to playoffs. The early goal always is to make the postseason, so the regular season has to start adding up fast. 
While counting through the Buccaneers 2009 season, a dismal display of numbers surfaces. With a season record of three wins, 13 losses among 32 NFL teams, the 2009 Bucs were 30th in total points and 28th in total yards. 
It was a tumultuous year for the Bucs. The firing of Jon Gruden and Bruce Allen prompting the promotion of Raheem Morris to head coach started the year. The release of veterans like Derrick Brooks and Warrick Dunn drew gasps. The hiring and firing of offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski and defensive coordinator Jim Bates, and the assumption of the defensive coordinator job by Morris added to the instability.
But 2009 is over. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson has had time to develop his approach to plays. Morris, the youngest head coach in the NFL, has persevered.

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