Buccaneers camp preview
Updated: July 20, 2006, 10:52 AM ETBy Matt Williamson | Scouts Inc.
Three Burning Questions
Might Tampa Bay's offense actually outplay its defense?
Yes. This group has an awful lot going for it in 2006. The Bucs made their offensive line a major offseason priority, and their key young players performed well and got invaluable experience last season. Joey Galloway had his best season in years, although he was one of the only weapons in Jon Gruden's passing game. Expect him to stretch the field and remain productive. Alex Smith will continue to mature and Michael Clayton should rebound from a dismal season. Chris Simms will be a better player after a full offseason as the starter and Carnell Williams will make the whole unit go. The defense remains consistent and will rank in the top 10 in the league once again in most categories, but they have some concerns with their depth, which happens when you spend high draft picks and free-agent money on the offensive side of the ball.
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