And they deserve to be in that upbeat mood. Considered a team doomed to repeat a 2-14 record and early this season, stoking those considerations. The Buccaneers have completely turned that around. They have become a team that can now be looked at as one of the teams, if you are the rest of the NFL, you do not want in the playoffs.
“They’ll go into their game Sunday against the Colts tied for seventh overall in the NFC, just one game behind the current leader for the conference’s sixth and final playoff berth. It’s a modest achievement, but players and coaches alike say it has helped change the atmosphere throughout One Buc Place but especially inside the locker room and out on the practice field. “It just makes it a lot more fun to come to work every day when you’re in the mix like we are,’’ center Joe Hawley said. “You can tell guys are enjoying being here.” – Reported by Roy Cummings
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