The Buccaneers had a lot of pleasant surprises this season but the biggest positive was a young superstar named Doug Martin.  The "Muscle Hamster" should have everyone excited for next season.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2012 Record: 7-9

 

Grade: C

 

The Good:

 

    • - Rookie RB Doug Martin gained 1,454 yards and scored 11 TDs
    • - They had the top-ranked Rushing Defense
  • - Signed S Dashon Goldson from San Francisco

 

 

The Bad:

 

    • - They had the 32nd ranked pass defense
  • - They lost 5 of their final 6 games
  • - After two seasons of over 60% completion percentages, QB Josh Freeman dropped to a sub-par 54%

 

 

The Future:

 

  • - Draft Position #13: DB Xavier Rhodes or DE Barkevious Mingo
  • - Free Agent Targets: CB Nnamdi Asomugha and T Andre Smith 
  • - Trade For: DB Darrelle Revis––they need to ink this deal with the Jets so Revis can join Goldson & Baron for a dramatically better secondary.
 

Do you like Doug Martin's nickname, the Muscle Hamster?