Buccaneers Crack the Top-5 in CBS Sports HQ’s Rankings


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the NFL will be opening training camps league wide in the next few weeks. Yes ladies and gentlemen, we’re less than a month from training camp.

With training camp and subsequently the regular season right around the corner CBS Sports HQ put out their NFL rankings. And the Buccaneers come in at the No.4 position.

Let’s take a look at CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin’s breakdown of the Buccaneers.


“This starts and ends with Tom Brady, whose arm has seemingly gotten stronger in his 40s but is most influential for his unmatched prep, poise and vision. Part of the reason TB12 can’t be ruled out in his quest for an eighth (!) ring, however, is the title-winning offense he runs. Even with Chris Godwin coming off injury and Rob Gronkowski retiring, the trio of Mike Evans, Leonard Fournette and newcomer Russell Gage make for a Grade-A group when working alongside the game’s best QB and one of the NFL’s best blocking units, headlined by Ryan Jensen and Tristan Wirfs.”

“The pressure will be on Todd Bowles to run the show with Bruce Arians stepping back from the sidelines, but at least Bowles’ defense is also well-stocked by itself. Akiem Hicks brings added beef to the front, the linebacker crew remains lethal, and Antoine Winfield Jr. holds down the back end. There’s also the fact this roster has been there, done that.”

The Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams are the only teams ranked higher than the Buccaneers. These rankings on the surface may ruffle some of the Bucs faithful feathers. But let’s be honest, this ranking list comes less than a month before the first preseason game is played. We all know games aren’t played on paper and injuries will definitely change these rankings. So definitely take this with a grain of salt.

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