Jan 6, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith (second from right) poses with owners from left Edward Glazer , Bryan Glazer and Joel Glazer during a press conference at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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As is the case with most teams experiencing a change at head coach, the Buccaneers are going to see a ton of roster turnover in 2014.

With Lovie Smith at the helm, the biggest move (and most odd) was the team just flat out letting Darrelle Revis go, less than a year after they traded for him and signed him to a massive contract.

Changes at the top force people to do odd things, but the Bucs obviously have a plan. With some big splash free agent signings like defensive end Michael Johnson and cornerback Alterraun Verner, the Bucs’ needs have been pushed around significantly but this team has a chance to be a really intriguing dark horse in the NFC South this year, crazy new uniforms and all.

Player Movement

Players Lost

  • OL Gabe Carimi (released, Falcons)
  • DT Derek Landri (released)
  • CB Darrelle Revis (released, Patriots)
  • OG Davin Joseph (released)
  • OLB Dekoda Watson (UFA, Jaguars)
  • C Ted Larsen (Cardinals)
  • OT Donald Penn (released, Raiders)
  • FB Erik Lorig (Saints)
  • LB Adam Hayward (Redskins)

Players Added

  • DE Michael Johnson (Bengals)
  • CB Alterraun Verner (Titans)
  • TE Brandon Myers (Giants)
  • OLB Jonathan Casillas (re-signed)
  • CB Donny Gorrer (re-signed)
  • OT Jamon Meredith (re-signed)
  • DT Clinton McDonald (Seahawks)
  • QB Josh McCown (Bears)
  • OT Anthony Collins (Bengals)
  • C Evan Dietrich-Smith (Packers)
  • OL Oniel Cousins (Browns)
  • LB Dane Fletcher (Patriots)
  • CB Mike Jenkins (Raiders)

Team Needs

1. Wide Receiver

This isn’t a major need, but the Bucs could add a dynamic playmaker like a Sammy Watkins with the 7th overall pick to pair with Vincent Jackson and give them something to be excited about at that position.

2. Long term QB Solution

You have to think Josh McCown was paid the kind of money he was to come in because the Bucs are unsure what they’re going to do with Mike Glennon or the QB position in general. If they feel like they can upgrade in this draft, they should do it.

3. Tight End

4. Defensive Tackle

5. Guard

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  • joe f.

    Is it possible for the Bucs to get Derek Carr, I’m not sure what it is about him I just get a feeling he would be the guy ( Q.B. ) that would fit in good with the BUCCANEERS. doe’s any one else think he would be that guy. I think he would fit in with what the Bucs are trying to do.

    • victorbarney

      Time will tell joe f., but for the first time since becoming a Bucs fan when Gruden came to Tampa Bay(I’m still sick, but I still think it was upper management then too), this time I feel much more confident with our “management” changes. Go Lovie! Go Bucs! Watch…

  • joe f.

    I think this team has enough talent and if Lovie can manage to put it all together the Bucs will raise to become a playoff team sooner then later . GO BUCS !!!!!!

  • 65yt

    I expect to see this Defense score more points then the Offense. But still, If they can keep Martin Healthy and keep Jackson Open they can still win in old Bucs fashion. Run the ball, kill the clock. As a 20 year fan Im just gonna sit back with my away Jersey on (looks better then home) and watch on Sunday Ticket. I stopped expecting Superbowls about five years ago.

  • caradoc

    Do you actually follow the Bucs? Because it doesn’t sound like it.

  • caradoc

    LOL you changed the article? Airbrushed it away?