Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5 Reasons for Their Disappointing Season

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5 Reasons for Their Disappointing Season
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have disappointed in more than one way this season.

They were supposed to come in this year and compete in the NFC South. They were supposed to make a run in the playoffs, and possibly even win a few of their playoff games.

This Buccaneers team was supposed to show resolve and fight like they did for most of last year.

This team was going to improve on the 10-6 record from 2010 and take down NFC juggernauts on their way. Josh Freeman was going to showcase just how good he is in his third season in the NFL.

LeGarrette Blount, Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn were supposed to improve on impressive rookie seasons. Brian Price, Gerald McCoy, Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers were going to combine to form one of the best young defensive lines in the country.

However, none of this played out quite the way that it was supposed to. The Buccaneers are currently 4-8 and in last place in the NFC South. After starting 4-2, the Bucs have posted six straight losses. This young team has not played as well as anyone hoped that they would.

Let's look at five reasons why the Bucs have failed to meet expectations this year.

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