National outlets released their initial power rankings for the 2010 Buccaneers a few weeks ago. Looks like they don't expect much from your hometown heroes this year, averaging 30 out of 32 teams.
Sports Illustrated Don Banks NFL Pre-Training Camp Power Rankings - Bucs #28: The Bucs had a very solid top of their draft and I'm expecting Josh Freeman to flash a few more times than he did in the final two months of last season. That should equate to modest progress in Tampa Bay, where youth continues to be the predominant theme in every direction you look.
USA Today NFL Preseason Power Rankings - Bucs #30: Hard to think Raheem Morris will get another chance if this team struggles. Equally hard to see this team winning a lot of games.
ESPN 2010 NFL Power Rankings: Training camp edition - Bucs #30: How well can a young head coach with a defensive background manage Josh Freeman, a franchise quarterback entering his first full season as an NFL starter?
CBSsports power rankings - Bucs #28: They had a really nice draft, and played well late last season, but they are at least a year away. I do like the way they are building this team.
Sports Illustrated Peter King takes an early look at how the 32 teams stack up - Bucs #30: What I like about the Bucs: that the top five draft picks will get a chance to play right away, and a lot. What I don't like about the Bucs: that the top five draft picks will get a chance to play right away, and a lot.
SportsGeeks NFL Power Rankings – Preseason - Bucs #30: Tampa Bay fans may be in for a long season. Their starting QB is coming off of a 10 TD – 18 INT season and their lineup in general is lackluster. Consider it a building year.