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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2012 Season Preview

There's a new coach, a fresh set of players and an entirely different attitude for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they attempt to put a dreadful 2011 season behind.Starting almost completely from scratch wasn't the plan for Tampa Bay entering the 2012 campaign, not after a collection of impressive young talent nearly took the NFL by storm with a 10-win season just two years earlier. The 2010 Bucs were short on experience but heavy on confidence and determination, feeding off the exuberance and brashness of tender-aged head coach Raheem Morris.Just 32 years old at the time of his hiring in 2009, Morris had a gift for relating and bonding with his neophyte players. But what was perceived as his greatest strength turned out to be a fatal weakness after the Buccaneers plummeted to a 4-12 record last season behind an epidemic of mistake-prone and careless play.In just 12 months time, Tampa Bay went from what Morris dubbed "youngry" to undisciplined and indifferent. Last season's squad was inun...

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