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Worst to first and what about us?

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Yup that's what I'm seeing. Bucs are clearly better than last year and right now us. Addition of VJax, nicks, and wright. And if they can get Curtis Loftin, then probably right now would seems like they will be drafting Trent Richardson. No more blackouts for them. That's a scary team this season.

Then Falcons n Saints still seem to be better than us. Unless all the D on that saints team gets suspend half the season.

I hope it's not a long season for us again, even though Cam is exciting.

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Chris this is going to be a long off season...

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Signing one half decent free agent CB makes a team whose defense we shredded last year "clearly better than us". Chicken littles here we come!

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See Eagles Dream Team 2011

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On paper Tampa looks like a tough team... but with a new coach, new system, new players, it will take them time to get it together. They'll have a better seaosn than last year for sure, but I don't see them running the NFC South either.

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Cancel the season zomg!!!!

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Thanks to the V-Jax signing it seems more realistic that Claiborne will fall to us:-)

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I don't necessarily agree with the OP to the extent he went, but the Bucs just got Freeman a badass weapon in Jax and a man that will help give him plenty of time to throw in Nicks. We don't have a DT on our roster that can compete with Nicks right now.

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[quote name='X-Clown']Signing one half decent free agent CB makes a team whose defense we shredded last year "clearly better than us". Chicken littles here we come![/QUOTE]

Hey Eric wright is a pretty good cover guy. Played well against smutty last year. Him n Talib is a nice combo.

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[quote name='Rook35200']Thanks to the V-Jax signing it seems more realistic that Claiborne will fall to us:-)[/QUOTE]

I want say that too fast yet... They still have their eye on Claiborne.

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You all assume josh freeman had a temporary set back with a bad season this year. Who's to say he isn't gonna pull a matt ryan/joe flacco and rock the "on the verge of becoming a great qb" title for the rest of his career?

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[quote name='carolina-chuck']Yup that's what I'm seeing. Bucs are clearly better than last year and right now us. Addition of VJax, nicks, and wright. And if they can get Curtis Loftin, then probably right now would seems like they will be drafting Trent Richardson. No more blackouts for them. That's a scary team this season.

Then Falcons n Saints still seem to be better than us. Unless all the D on that saints team gets suspend half the season.

I hope it's not a long season for us again, even though Cam is exciting.[/QUOTE]

The classic response to the draft and to free agency.

It's like people completely forget that this overreacting happens every single year and then they forget what the results are when the real games come around.


It's been 20 hours since free agency started and people are shhitting themselves over it.

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Claiborne will prob now fall to us n I hope he do but we clearly have a needs for others position too. I see the draft as our only way to improve by not having a lot of cap in of. But rookies doesn't just turn a season around and it'll be hard for us to hit on two big contributors in the first two rounds . Its gonna take them some times to adjust

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Did I miss something? What makes the Bucs "clearly" better than us.?

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:lol:

bucs are the FA winners! w00t!!

panthers will be the next NFCS team to win the lombardi.

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[quote name='Bj-Monster23']I want say that too fast yet... They still have their eye on Claiborne.[/QUOTE]

They still have Talib...unless they plan on trading him or releasing him it wouldn't make much sense to spend a top pick on Claiborne.

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talib is going to jail.

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[quote name='rayzor']talib is going to jail.[/QUOTE]

Are u for sure or is that just what u think will happen?

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v-jax is one stupid move away from being suspended for a good bit, they shelled out huge money to a guard, and signed a corner from a team whose weakness was the secondary.................not worried

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can someone please provide me with an example of a team winning free agency and having a huge turnaround the next year?

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Look, the Bucs have gotten better. We knew it was going to happen b/c of how much cap space they had. They still have a ways to go if they want to compete b/c the team I saw last year wasnt good at all.

The Saints just lost a pro bowl guard. Who knows what will happen with Brees at this point. I would say that the Saints are still the favs right now as long as they keep Brees.

The Falcons - well, hard to say yet. I just dont see them being as good as the Panthers next season.

Us - We have a more experienced Cam next season. DWill and Stew running the ball. Our running game was legit last season and I expect it will stay that way. Gettis returns, giving us Smitty, Gettis and LaFell as the wides(as of now)..Olsen as the tight end. Offense will be legit once again. Its just the defense thats the key to our season. If Beason and Davis stay healthy, or just atleast Beason, our defense will be a lot better.

Bottom line - If we draft well and make some smart moves in free agency, we will be in the hunt to win the NFC South. I hate to beat the horse but Cam Newton is amazing and I can only imagine how good he will be if he just becomes a more consistent passer.

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[quote name='Rook35200']Are u for sure or is that just what u think will happen?[/QUOTE]
it's verrrrry likely, esp. considering the troubles he's had with the law in the past. his trial starts later in the month.

even with that, he's still very likely going to be suspended for a significant time. this lawsuit he's got now is only going to make matters worse for him, imo.

that said, people forget that ronde barber is coming back next year.

eric wright, ronde barber, and aqib talib (if he is able to play) means no caliborne for the bucs.

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:lol: at a franchise in such a huge scandal as being a favorite, puff puff give dude. Tampa has all new coaches as well, they will be in total disarray. Atlanta on the other hand is still pretty strong. Lost an OC.

It will come down to us and Atlanta this year.

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We will be significantly better this year if the only thing happens is that we get our guys back from IR. Add in a full year to actually install the offense and defense and sprinkle in guys from the draft and free agency (yes we actually will bring in a few guys) and we will be right there in the mix. Most of our starters were signed already and lots of guys who are going to be backups got starting experience last year.

Finally football is a team game, it is about scheme and guys working together. It doesn't take a team full of stars so much as the whole being better than the sum of it's individual parts. If we fix the defense this year we will be a very good team.

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Last year Eagles won FA and Giants lost. At least that is what I heard.

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