Sometimes For Buccaneers’ Fans’ Silence is Golden

It’s the start of the new league year. 40+ years of watching football has taught me a very important lesson. Sit back and watch things unfold.
In the span of less than one week, the Buccaneers have signed the following:
Baker Mayfield
Antoine Winfield Jr. (Tagged)
Lavonte David
Chase McLaughlin
Greg Gaines
They also traded Carlton Davis and released Shaq Barrett.
Other teams have made splash signings but that’s because they were looking to upgrade their football team from the outside.
We’ve seen this work well (Brady) and not so well (Antonio Brown). Whenever you bring new guys into your lockeroom, there’s a chance that they won’t mesh with the current players.
That’s not to say that the Bucs should only bring back their guys (Devin White see ya) but they can be selective on who they sign.
There are still enough guys here from the Super Bowl who know how to lead by example (Evans, Godwin, Wirfs, Winfield ).
This is an unprecedented era we are witnessing with our team. Very few Super Bowl winners remain competitive 3 years afterwards.
The Buccaneers still need to find a pass rusher, and help along the interior Offensive Line but with many months to go, trust that Licht will find them.  The first wave, like the draft, is where teams spend big. However, it’s that second wave of cheaper FAs where good teams can find those hidden gems.
So, sit back, grab some popcorn and watch it all unfold. I know I will.
Go Bucs!!
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Of all the NFL teams that I could follow, why did I choose the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? It was 1979, I was an impressionable 12-year-old living in Canada. At that time, getting any NFL coverage was tough enough but that was reserved for the elite teams like the Cowboys, Steelers etc. I watched one game at 1 PM and one game at 4 PM. That was it. No Redzone, no night games on Sunday Each Christmas my family would drive from Montreal to visit my aunt in Jacksonville. I remember seeing the Bucs playing on TV against the Falcons when I was there. I saw something that day that changed my fandom forever. There was a QB wearing number 12, in an orange jersey and he wasn’t white! As a minority myself, seeing a non-white QB was something that immediately I was drawn to. I knew that this was the team, and this was the guy who I would follow. The years between 1979 and 1997 were obviously difficult but my fandom never wavered. If anything, it made me stronger as a person. I’ve often joked that I’ve had 3 wives but only ONE football team. I was asked if I wanted to write the occasional article for Bucs Report. Talking and writing about the Bucs is a full-time hobby so of course my answer was YES. I’m 56, retired and living in Costa Rica now. I sport 4 Buc tattoos and have been fortunate to make many visits to Tampa to watch the Bucs. I’ve made countless friends and even more memories. I look forward to chatting and interacting with the many Buccaneer fans throughout the world. Go Bucs Greg D’Cruz