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SI's Banks: Bucs Have "Grown Ups" in Charge Now


Don Banks, one of the most well respected NFL writers nationally, joined the Sports Page Friday morning and had some pretty positive thoughts on the Bucs.

Banks, former co-worker of Rick Stroud and Tom Jones at the Tampa Bay Times, said the Bucs improved greatly, comparing their situation to what the Kansas City Chiefs last year with a much-needed boost at head coach and quarterback. Andy Reid and Alex Smith turned the Chiefs into a playoff team.

In fact, Banks of said of the Bucs: "I might pick 'em for a second NFC Wild Card... with my eyes closed really tight."

Going over the Bucs new coaching staff headed by Lovie Smith, Banks said the Bucs "definitely have grown-ups in charge now."

Here is the full conversation:


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