This off-season so far has been pretty good for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the arrow is pointing up and the 2017 season could be a special one. The Bucs have kept their key free agents and in addition to that have added Desean Jackson, Chris Baker, and J.J Wilcox. With those additions, the Bucs are better football team and should be a legitimate playoff contender come this fall. The best part is all three guys wanted to be here and be apart of what this franchise is building coming off a 9-7 season last year. Bucs Gm Jason Licht said recently that players want to be here now and has been getting calls regarding other free agents who want to join as well which is a great sign. Is the culture finally changing in Tampa Bay?
Jason Licht on free agency: “It truly is, more than ever, guys wanted to be here. It makes it a lot easier when this is their top choice.”
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) March 12, 2017
All signs are saying yes, as Jason Licht and his staff are building something special down here in Tampa. The team has good group of core players along with an excellent coaching staff and now just need those extra pieces to push them towards that next level. For Licht to say that players want to come here is a great sign as you probably couldn’t say that 2 to 3 years ago. Now granted Jameis is a big reason for it as so many guys in the league already respect him and have nothing but great words to say about him.
Everyone can see that Jameis is a rising star in this league and players are intrigued by that and want to be a part of it. Desean Jackson wanted to play with a great Qb and he sees Jameis as one who can be that and above all calls Jameis a winner. That is high praise and this is great news for this team as players are starting to see this franchise as destination instead of a place for vacation. This team is on the rise and finally a winning culture is starting to take place. Finally this organization has a winning structure in place from the top to the bottom, 2017 could be the start of something special.