The Bucs have rarely put together a single class of unrestricted free agents that made as much of a positive impact as the Class of 2016.
Our review of key areas in which the Bucs sought improvement in 2016 continues with one of the more critical statistics in football: third-down conversion rate, offensively and defensively.
After signing WR Derel Walker of the Edmonton Eskimos, the Buccaneers will also give an NFL opportunity to former Saskatchewan LB Jeff Knox.
As we begin a review of some of the key areas in which the Buccaneers strived to improve in 2016, we begin with an issue that was not a strength for the 2015 on either side of the ball.
Mike Smith, a candidate for several head coaching jobs after an impressive first season in Tampa, has chosen to sign a multi-year agreement to remain the Bucs' defensive coordinator after a strong 2016.
Tampa Bay may have never fielded a more successful punt team in franchise history than it did this past fall.
We've ranked all the Bucs' 2016 regular-season games from most to least enjoyable and now invite you to agree or disagree.
While improving in a great many offensive categories in 2016, the Buccaneers' frequency of 'explosive plays' dropped sharply from a year ago, an issue the team will now try to address.
Tampa Bay has agreed to terms with WR Derel Walker, the Canadian Football League's second-leading receiver in 2016, and has also signed guard Jarvis Harrison.
Update: A number of Buccaneers went into the season finale with a chance to capture the NFL lead in particular stat categories, and many of them succeeded.
Tampa Bay has already begun stocking its roster for the 2017 offseason, on Wednesday adding tight end Kivon Cartwright and kicker John Lunsford.
The Bucs are disappointed by their playoff near-miss but Head Coach Dirk Koetter thinks the team came close to achieving to its talent level and knows some specific additions will help.
For the fourth consecutive year, nine-time Pro Bowl safety John Lynch is among a select group of NFL all-stars on the doorstep of inclusion among the league's all-time greats.
The Bucs 2016 season was highlighted by NFL records, Pro Bowl selections and other historic performances, but ended with the team barely missing the playoffs. How close were the Bucs to making the postseason? Very close.
Head Coach Dirk Koetter will study whether or not its best for him to remain the team's play-caller going forward, and if he gives up the role he's got options on his staff to step in.