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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2010 Schedule: Three Games That the Bucs Simply Must Win

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer IApril 21, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 27:  Head coach Raheem Morris of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers motions on the sidelines during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 27, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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By now you've perused the 2010 Tampa Bay Buccaneers schedule. No doubt many of you are already putting "Ws" and "Ls" next to each opponent.

Sure it's way too early to do that, but you can't resist, can you?

Can't wait for the "they're going 8-8," "they're going 9-7," or "they're going 7-9," along with all the three, four, five, and six-win predictions.

But forget the other 13 games, you will have the chance to judge the progress or lack thereof by your Bucco's on three very crucial games.

Three games will show where these Bucs are headed. Three games the NFL could promote as a round-robin "toilet bowl."

The Buccaneers will have the wonderful advantage of the home field at Raymond James when they face the wretched refuse of the league:

Cleveland at home, September 12.

St. Louis at home, October 24.

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Detroit at home, December 19.

Here's the deal: If Raheem Morris does not bring his team a victory in each of those games, he should flat-out resign.

Quit, get out.

The pressure's on. The Bucs HAVE to prove that they are better than the worst teams in the league.

Of course, they're one of them.

There you have it. This is your oh-so-simple breakdown of the 2010 Buccaneer schedule.

Win all three of those or it simply doesn't matter.

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