The Buccaneers entered the season with high expectations. A Week Two thumping of the Bears underscored the reality that the Hard Knocks darlings could be ready to end a playoff drought that dates back a decade.

Halfway through the season, the Bucs have lost six of seven and, for all intents and purposes, have fallen out of the playoff picture via a blowout loss to the Saints. The question now becomes when will key people in Tampa be blown out of a job?

Quarterback Jameis Winston, the first overall pick in 2015, looked the part as a rookie, but the Bucs nevertheless decided to make a coaching change, elevating offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter at a time when the team reportedly feared he may get a head-coaching job elsewhere.