After trading for Darrelle Revis and signing Dashon Goldson, expectations were quite high in Tampa, as fans were hoping for a playoff season, but at worse a seven-win season. Unfortunately, they only won four games all season, and it was yet another year to forget for this team. Here are the five worst moments that shaped a terrible season.
5. Josh Freeman era ends in Foxborough
The 0-2 Bucs looked to travel to New England in hopes of handing the Patriots their first loss of the season.
This game was expected to be close, considering the stout defense Tampa Bay had while the Patriots offense was decimated with injuries.
Mistake after mistake was costly for the Bucs. Rian Lindell missed a 38-yard field goal that could have opened up the scoring, the Bucs went 0-4 on fourth down attempts that could have changed the game’s momentum, and Freeman threw an interception while trying to get into field goal range with little time left in the first half.
Tom Brady didn’t even have a huge day, only having 202 passing yards with two touchdowns, an interception and was sacked three times. But Freeman’s awful outing was the last straw, and he didn’t start another game for the Bucs, who released him shortly after.