If defense wins championships, then there was no team that could have ever stopped the 2002 Buccaneers. The team featured five pro bowlers on that side of the ball, and that's not including Ronde Barber, Brian Kelly, Anthony McFarland, Dexter Jackson, and Dwight Smith. The Steel Curtain, Da Bears, The Bucs. They'll easily go down amongst the best of all-time, with a handful of Hall of Famers. However, seven years later and they have made the playoffs just twice (0 wins) and won more than nine games just once. And while it seemed the light at the end of the tunnel was always near for Tampa, with four top five finishes on defense in six years, the wheels have finally fallen off. The Bucs have as many losses this year (seven) as they did last year, and it only took them seven games to get the ...
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Article written by Kenny Stein