The Buccaneers have swung wildly in years past, from playoff team to also-ran in a heartbeat.
That’s the reason they changed coaches a year ago, but new boss Greg Schiano saw the same kind of inconsistency within a season as an NFL rookie.
The Bucs overcame a 1-3 start to win five of their next six, but then lost five of the last seven to finish a disappointing 7-9. That’s part of the reason they’re hard to peg, and we have them 24th in our preseason power rankings.
They added some top-shelf talent (as has become their custom), but have some worrisome thin spots that could compromise their ability to become a consistent contender.
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