(ESPN) One thing coach Lovie Smith has said several times is he wants to make the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relevant again. They haven’t been to the playoffs since 2007 and haven’t won a postseason game since their Super Bowl victory more than a decade ago. They are coming off a 4-12 season and have a bunch of new faces and a new coaching staff. But one expert already sees the Bucs as relevant. That is ESPN analyst Herm Edwards, a former Tampa Bay assistant. Edwards predicted the Bucs and the Pittsburgh Steelers as his two Super Bowl teams for the upcoming season.
Talk about a blow to your credibility. The team you predicted to win the AFC just gave up 56 consecutive points en route to getting curb stomped on national television to the Falcons, one week after losing at home to an Austin Davis led Rams team. I know some people thought they would be a sexy sleeper pick (Bill Simmons picked them to win the division) heading into the season with their new coach, quarterback (LOL) and a healthy Doug Martin, but this team is a dumpster fire. They couldn't make a tackle or hold on to the ball to save their life last night, and their center tried using the football as a butt plug.
Be sure to tune into Sportscenter this weekend for more of his "expect" analysis.
P.S. Somewhat related, Josh McCown hates porn.