Bucs should play up underdog role Premium Story

Alex Smith (Jed Jacobsohn/AP)
Alex Smith (Jed Jacobsohn/AP)
By Matthew Postins
Date: Jan 3, 2008

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are three-point favorites for Sunday's NFC Wild Card game. But the players don't feel that way. After a season of being picked to finish last in their division, the Bucs say they're used to getting little respect nationally. And that's fine, they say. They'll play the role of the underdog as long as the NFL world will let them.

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