Football is a violent sport, so it comes as no surprise that injuries play a significant role in the outcome of countless contests week in and week out.
So much so, that many teams specifically game-plan around the idea of finding the opposing teams' injured players (or substitutes), and formulating schemes that best position their team to exploit weaknesses.
Like many teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers find themselves in a position where should they lose a handful of key players, their chances for success diminish exponentially.
Truth be told, the Bucs can ill afford to lose anyone, considering the lack of depth at several positions throughout the roster.
Nevertheless, I've compiled a list of five players that the Bucs could least afford to lose for some or all of the season.