Bucs getting national attention
The Bucs 2-0 start is not only a big deal in Tampa Bay, it has caught the attention of the national media. Peter King, Sports Illustrated's senior NFL writer, spent a good chunk of his always-entertaining Monday Morning QB column talking about the Bucs. Don't forget, King predicted the Bucs would win two games this season. King wrote:
Of all the surprises in the NFL after two weeks, nothing is weirder to me than the Bucs being 2-0. Boy, was I wrong about them.
Click here to read King's entire MMQB, including another lengthy chunk on how the Bucs have gotten off to a good start.
Meantime, ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas, who used to cover the Bucs many moons ago for the Tampa Tribune, now covers the NFC South for ESPN and writes:
Are the Bucs the surprise team this season? Come on, let’s keep things in perspective. They’ve defeated a pair of dysfunctional teams in Carolina and Cleveland. This is a very nice start for a team that was 3-13 last year, and there also are encouraging signs popping up all over the place. But the season’s still young and so is this team. The arrow’s on the rise, but it’s not quite pointing to the Super Bowl in Dallas just yet.
Yasinskas does think a lot of Bucs QB Josh Freeman. About Freeman, he writes:
This kid is for real. He went out and won a game Sunday with his arm, legs and head. How many times in team history has that really happened? The Bucs now have a franchise quarterback.