OFFENSE- So far this season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have shocked me. Rookie RB LeGarrette Blount is a star in the making and so is rookie WR Mike Williams. The offense is still a run-first one that seems to be jelling. They dominated the San Francisco 49ers this past Sunday in their 21-0 victory, but they can have trouble against physical defenses. Tampa plays clean football, and head coach Raheem Morris is really growing as a coach. They are better at home than away, despite their road victory Sunday. QB Josh Freeman can throw it 70 yards.
DEFENSE- Tampa's defense is very fast, athletic and does not give up big plays. MLB Barrett Rudd is an overachiever but they seem to just beat the teams they should beat. Every position on the defense has a LOT of speed and they play with a lot of passion. Watch out for CB Aqib Talib, as well as rookie defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Brian Price.