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Early scouting report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Sun will take a look at all 13 of the Ravens' 2010 opponents. Today's early scouting report is on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Ravens’ opponent in Week 12:

Head coach: Raheem Morris (3-13 overall)

2009 record: 3-13

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Biggest additions: The Buccaneers are determined to build through the draft and failed to add any significant veterans (unless you consider wide receiver Reggie Brown or Donovan Raiola significant additions). The biggest splash was drafting defensive tackle Gerald McCoy with the third overall pick. He should be the perfect fit for the Tampa-2 defense, which features limited blitzes and requires its undersized but quick defensive linemen to pressure the quarterback.

Key loss: WR Antonio Bryant. Tampa Bay allowed its franchise player in 2009 to walk. The Buccaneers are going young at wide receiver, drafting two big possession-type targets (Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams).

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Question mark: Is Josh Freeman really a franchise QB? The answer seems to be no, but the Buccaneers will try to stick with the 17th overall pick of the 2009 draft. The big-armed quarterback has to cut down on his mistakes. He threw 18 interceptions in 291 pass attempts.

Projected 2010 finish: 4-12, fourth in the NFC South. A young coach and quarterback instantly worked for the Ravens in 2008. That combination hasn't delivered the same results in Tampa. Morris and Freeman both seem in over their heads. The Buccaneers better have a backup rebuilding plan.

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