After undergoing a massive overhaul this offseason, much ado was made about the potential for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to make a quick turnaround in 2014.
With General Manager Jason Licht and coach Lovie Smith running the ship, the Bucs added big-ticket free agents Michael Johnson and Anthony Collins, brought in a new starting quarterback in Josh McCown and drafted playmakers like Mike Evans and Austin Seferian-Jenkins to bolster the passing game.
But now that training camp is over and the Bucs have three preseason games under their collective belt, has this new-look team lived up to the early expectations? Is Mike Evans the downfield weapon he was advertised to be? Has Gerald McCoy looked worthy of the Warren Sapp comparisons? What areas still need a huge improvement before the regular season starts?
Let's take a look at what we've learned about the re-branded Pewter Pirates so far this preseason.