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UPDATED: Bucs Still In #2 Draft Slot

November 30, 2009 at 12:54pm by Scott   •  5 Comments »

Seriously, can you imagine Tanard Jackson + Eric Berry?
Just like the Bucs, Cleveland and St. Louis both put up decent fights but wound up losing yesterday, preserving the three-way 1-10 tie they have going. None of their opponent records were effected enough to change the slotting order so far, so the Bucs would still draft #2 overall if the season ended today.

It should be noted that if New Orleans loses, the Bucs and Cleveland will also be tied in the first tiebreaker, with St. Louis being only one game behind. The next two tiebreakers (division and conference records) don’t matter since the teams aren’t in the same conference. Therefore, a coin flip on draft day would be used to break the tie between Cleveland and Tampa Bay for draft slot — AGAIN. In 2007, the Bucs lost a draft day coin flip to the Browns to determine who would draft third and fourth that year. The Browns selected OT Joe Thomas third, who went to the Pro Bowl as a rookie and is a franchise left tackle. The Bucs took Gaines Adams. You know how that story ends. The moral? This shit might just matter. You all just became Cleveland fans for the rest of the year.

UPDATE: Okay, here’s something I failed to consider. The Bucs played both the Patriots and the Saints this year, so it doesn’t matter who wins tonight. Cleveland and Tampa Bay will be tied for draft slot by this time tomorrow. So root for who you want.

5 Comments to “UPDATED: Bucs Still In #2 Draft Slot”

Slow Joe

Slow Joe (November 30, 2009 at 01:56pm:

Rooting for Cleveland would be bad for my ulcer.

The Bucs have been hard enough on it.

fatmosh

fatmosh (November 30, 2009 at 02:25pm:

Unless my math is wrong, our opponents have 61 victories, while Cleveland’s have 60…and after tonight it’ll be 62. Maybe I missed something.

Regardless, using your formula, we’ll have #1 next week because Cleveland plays the 8 win Chargers and we play the 4 win Panthers.

But…like I said last week, if you include the future opponents through the rest of the year, we’re still stuck in 3rd.

Scott

Scott (November 30, 2009 at 02:45pm:

@fatmosh: You missed yesterday’s games.

fatmosh

fatmosh (November 30, 2009 at 03:43pm:

Oops, good call. I’m an idiot ;)

cowatkins78

cowatkins78 (November 30, 2009 at 04:12pm:

I root for Cleveland, St. Louis, and anyone that plays the Bears. One pick can seperate a HOFer and a bust. Ask the Chargers and Colts.

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