With their 7-9 season quickly fading into memory, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a full list of offseason priorities to tackle before heading into the 2013 season.
They're in need of defensive help at multiple positions, namely cornerback and safety.
The Bucs are likely to bring in someone who can "push" (h/t NFL.com) incumbent quarterback Josh Freeman, despite the fact that he is coming off his statistically most accomplished season as a professional.
There are also new coaches to break in and acclimate to the system, starting with newly hired defensive backs coach Tony Oden. He is the man responsible for turning around the NFL's worst pass defense.
Even still, an argument could be made that the most critical event to take place this offseason is the NFL draft in late April. The Bucs hold five of the top 125 picks, including two fourth-round selections.
While we know what their biggest priorities are, how they address them is equally important.