As is the case at the onset of every offseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' brain trust will devote a significant amount of time to evaluating everything that happened the previous season in order to set a course for the one ahead. Strengths and weaknesses will be assessed, roster deficiencies will be identified and all of that evaluation will greatly inform what General Manager Jason Licht and Head Coach Dirk Koetter target in free agency and the draft.
On one topic, however, Koetter didn't need weeks of film study to say definitively what the 2017 Buccaneers need to do. When it comes to Tampa Bay's offense, more explosiveness is needed.
"We need more speed and when we say playmakers, playmakers and explosive plays are one in the same," said Koetter the day after the Bucs' 2017 season ended on a third-level playoff tiebreaker that went in the Detroit Lions' favor. "Guys that can make 'explosives,' guys that can catch a 10-yard pass, break one tackle and turn it into a 30-yard gain. Our run-after-the-catch is not where it needs to be."