28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers What’s New in 2019: The whole coaching staff has been blown up, 90 years old Bruce Arians comes out of retirement to take the helm. He's installed a first year offensive coordinator in Byron Leftwich, and his former DC and former Jets head coach Todd Bowles who will bring his brand of the 3-4 to the defense. Ndamukong Suh was the big pick-up in free agency which was otherwise relatively quiet with Blaine Gabbert coming in to back-up Jamies, Shaq Barrett to help the pass-rush and Breshad Perriman to try and save his career. Tampa's draft class was met with a big of a shrug, with picks on positions that seem very familiar to other recent classes.  Roster Strengths: Tight End – OJ Howard was quietly excellent over 10 games in year 2 and Cameron Brate still offers a decent red zone receiving threat (12 TDs in the last two seasons) as the second tight end in the rotation Defensive Tackle – The signing of Ndamukong Suh gives the Buccs two monsters on the inside with Vita Vea coming along at the end of his rookie season after a slow start Linebacker – A pairing of Devin White and Lavonte David roaming behind the behemoths sounds great to picture at this point in the off-season Elsewhere – Mike Evans is reliably great and the emerging Chris Godwin gives the Buccs a good 1-2 punch at receiver, although it’s not obvious who the third and fourth players are in that receiver rotation right now.  Roster Weaknesses: Offensive Line – A really weak starting group on paper and a terrifyingly thin back-up situation which is going to be further stressed by a Bruce Arians offense. Running Back – Peyton Barber is apparently the absolute best they can conjure up, so unless the light switches on for Ronald Jones after disaster rookie year – he’s getting the rock again in 2019 Elsewhere – There are literally no clear starters at any spot in the secondary, which is weird.  Breakout Player: OJ Howard – I think 2019 is the season people take notice if he can put a fully healthy year together. He really does have an all-round package at the position.  How they can win in 2019: Arians worked his magic on a Cardinals roster, turning a previously uninspired roster into contenders. He’s got a similar job on his hands here and has got to get consistent play from the quarterback position, something his predecessors failed to deliver with Jamies Winston who hasn't been able to erase dumb plays from his game. There is just no room for injuries to major players at all and a run game which finished 29th in total rushing yards last year has to function without an obvious game-changing focal point. Both points of improvement can only come if the offensive line plays above expectation.  On defense, Todd Bowles has a little more to play with in a front seven which has some potential to be a key calling card for this defense. But, they’ve got to locate their starters at the back-end and there’s more names than sure-things there currently and a lot of recent draft capital spent fixing and re-fixing with no clear answers. The Buccs conceded the third highest number of touchdowns through the air last year and the fifth highest in total yards, those combinations have to be identified early and hit the ground running.  Predicted record 2019: 4-12 - Arians had great success in Arizona, but really has his work cut out to turn the Buccs into a winning team in year one of his stay in Tampa. It's such a thin roster at key spots that it's hard to see how they can compete consistently over a long NFL season. 
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