Let's face it, practice is practice. It can be entertaining, for sure, as thousands of Buc fans have found out during the last week-and-a-half. However, without any real live tackling, it's difficult to know just how far the team has come since the end of last season. Despite that, there is clearly a high level of optimism about the upcoming season within One Buc Place, and that feeling appears to be shared by the fans, as well. There's a palpable buzz building around the Buccaneers' 2013 season.