The Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggled out of the gates in 2013, and while they rebounded late to be competitive, a poor season still led to the firing of head coach Greg Schiano. Insert former Bears head coach Lovie Smith, and suddenly there is a ton of optimism in Tampa Bay.
For that optimism to continue, however, the Bucs will have to find a way to get their talent to translate into wins. To do that, they’ll need to turn into a better road team. With a pitiful 1-7 showing on the road in 2013, the Bucs will aim for marked improvement with games against the Bears, Lions, Redskins, Browns and Steelers.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers schedule at home should prove to be a little easier, especially since that’s where they found most of their success a year ago. They’ll face Green Bay, Minnesota, St. Louis, Baltimore and Cincinnati as they look to improve in 2014.
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