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December 18, 2012 at 01:59am by Scott • 10 Comments »
I didn’t forget. I haven’t been sitting back in quiet contemplation of what I was going to say about this game. There’s really nothing to say and no parts of the game worth breaking down. I considered writing an entry that said, “Everyone was shit,” and that’s it. I considered writing something totally non-football related, but then I’d be Peter King and I don’t like coffee enough or hate oatmeal enough for that. I guess it’s one of those weeks where no words can adequately express what’s going on.
It’s not as though we didn’t know how this season would turn out. If you predicted a six win season in August, that was reasonable and a decent record for an upstart team. And if they started off the season with a five or six game losing streak and then started to pick it up and really make some strides forward, you’d think everything was heading in the right direction. But the Bucs went on a nice four-game winning run that had a lot of us thinking playoffs in the first year. And then came the collapse, and all of a sudden it’s just like last year. Started off promising, ended with a splat. There’s always the chance that the Bucs win their next two games, but I don’t really care if they do or not.
It’s not because I’ve become apathetic about the team as a whole. Just their season. Each game for the past month has gotten progressively worse and they’re not going to fix whatever’s wrong in the next two weeks. So now I’m thinking about the offseason, the draft. I’m still excited about the Bucs’ potential. With Davin Joseph and Carl Nicks back in, along with Doug Martin and Vincent Jackson, they have a lot of strength in the offense. And I think the defensive line and linebacker corps is loaded with talent if they can get their starters back and play more consistently. An overhaul of the secondary is in order and, of course, Josh Freeman needs to play like he’s in a contract year since he is. There are a lot of pieces in place. And hell, if I didn’t stop being a Bucs fan during the Raheem Morris era, I’m probably never going to.