Bucs are 28th in Sports Illustrated power rankings
Training camp hasn't even started and already the Bucs are near the bottom of the NFL pack. Sports Illustrated's Don Banks has come out with his pre-training camp power rankings for the 2010 NFL season and the Bucs are 28th out of the 32 NFL teams, ahead of only the Chiefs, Browns, Bills and Rams. Banks doesn't totally kill the Bucs. He writes:
The Bucs had a very solid top of their draft and I'm expecting Josh Freeman to flash a few more times than he did in the final two months of last season. That should equate to modest progress in Tampa Bay, where youth continues to be the predominant theme in every direction you look.
The Jets are at the top of SI's rankings, following by the Saints, Ravens, Colts and Packers. To check out the entire list, click here.