The Bucs have had some interesting draft picks in their 41-year history, and people would always use to say, “You’re never going to win a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay.”
Now, it’s not a far stretch to say the issues begin and end at the door step of the front office. They have made needless coaching changes that we didn’t necessarily agree with, and often let go of players that we as fans wanted to keep.
For example, Steve Young spent just two seasons in Tampa and although he went a measly 4-28 in his 2-year stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I think we all know how his hall of fame career turned out for the 49ers, who had the great fortune of having the second greatest quarterback in NFL history, Joe Montana, and then not losing a step with the dynamic Steve Young. If only Tampa Bay had given him another year or 2, with some help, imagine how our fortunes could have changed.
Next up, Michael Bennett. Bennett went undrafted to the Seattle Seahawks in 2009, was released and claimed off waivers by the Buccaneers. He became an integral part of the defensive line and had his best season in 2012 when he recorded career highs with 41 tackles, 9 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles. Now Bennett in his second stint with the Seahawks was a part of the 2013 Super Bowl Championship team and leads a defensive unit that was also ranked number one in the NFL.
These are just 2 examples of mistakes made by the front office of our beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I, for one, feel they have finally learned from those mistakes and will show more patience in the future to make our team the contenders we expect them to be. Let’s go Tampa Bay!!!