This wouldn't be Tampa's year if they changed their team name to the Tampa Trojans and had naked cheerleaders "pole"dancing with a Trojan mascot.
There's nothing wrong with believing in Gruden, but give the poor guy time to do his job. Most teams struggle the first year with a new offense or new offensive mindset. Add in that the Bucs have are just barely above the bottom of the barrel regarding the offensive line, and they're not superbowl bound.
It is VERY difficult to rise above being "pretty good". The better they play, the worse draft picks they get, the tougher schedule they will face, etc. Just ask the Vikings. Year after year they kept saying we're just one WR or RB or DE or whatever the heck away from the superbowl. And every time they added that one player, they still fell one player short the next year.
With free agency the way it is now, it's even more difficult to hold an excellent team together. Gruden, IMHO, requires 3 years to get these guys to the Superbowl. Some of the stars won't be willing to wait that long to shine. Sorry, but I believe that for the Bucs, Tomorrow is 3 years away, 2 at the outside.
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