Things are different in Tampa Bay.
Maybe not enough to move them out of the last spot in the NFC South, but it’s hard to think they’ll be as bad as last year.
They’re still bad enough to come in at No. 26 in our Preseason Power Rankings, and they have significant ground to cover if they want to catch up in their division.
But if quarterback Josh Freeman can put aside a disastrous 2011, the Bucs have a good chance to improve under new coach Greg Schiano. He’s already making them more accountable, but he has a lot more work to do.
Take a look at the full preview here, and let us know if you agree with our placement.