Absolutely! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a way better team than anyone gives them credit for being. A couple of rookie mistakes and a crappy kicker in the first 4 games gave way to our 2-3 record. And we are the best 2-3 team in the NFL. I think it is even safe to say, we are better than most 4-2 and 4-1 teams.
“I look around at our guys – I’m not even going to talk about Gerald [McCoy] and Lavonte [David] – but you look at Jacquies [Smith], he’s one of the tops in the league in sacks. You look at George [Johnson], the plays he’s made. Look at Kwon Alexander and especially Bradley McDougald and the plays he’s making and the things he’s done. Then you’ve got me, Mike [Jenkins], Tim [Jennings], Vern [Alterraun Verner] – I honestly think we have a top-five defense.“If you look at these guys’ history and their pasts, that tells you we have a top five defense and we can be the best defense in the league if we really go out and put it together.” -Johnthan Banks v.i.a Eric Horchy
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