TAMPA — It's a blink-and-you-miss-it nuance, but in Sunday's opener against Chicago, on their very first defensive snap, the Bucs lined up in a 3-4 defense.
So what if the Bucs had taken neither O.J. Howard nor Dalvin Cook with the 19th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft?
It will happen sometime Sunday afternoon.
TAMPA — The last time the Bucs had a top-five defense also happens to be when they last appeared in the postseason.