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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Consistency is next step for Buccaneers

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went on the road and beat a bad team (Minnesota) in Week 2. In Week 3, they stayed home and got a win against Atlanta, a team that was considered very good at the start of the season.

So what’s the next step for the Buccaneers in their quest for national attention and respect? It’s pretty obvious. The league’s youngest team needs to start being good consistently.

Despite going 10-6 last year, the Bucs haven’t been able to put any real streaks together. Now, they’ve got a chance.

When the Indianapolis Colts come to Raymond James Stadium, the Bucs have a chance to do something they haven’t done in a long time. Since Raheem Morris has been the head coach, the Bucs haven’t put together anything better than a two-game winning streak.

If they win against the Colts, they will have a three-game winning streak. The Bucs haven’t had a three-game winning streak since 2008, when Jon Gruden was coaching the team and they maxed that streak out at four wins.