"We're not giving excuses ... but we're not as talented as we need to be in some areas, and sometimes you can pick on that a little bit," Smith said Sunday. "But at the same time, the areas where we are talented, it's all kind of snowballing a little bit."
At his disposal, Smith has Lavonte David, Gerald McCoy, Alterraun Verner, Mark Barron and Dashon Goldson to name a few. Three of the franchise's last four first-round picks have been spent on defensive talent, and the Bucs went with a cornerback, Johnthan Banks, with their second-round pick in 2013 after spending a first-rounder on Darrelle Revis.
Perhaps their struggles can be attributed to a lack of depth in other places and a quarterback that is still in development. That being said, that is still a boatload of talent to be complaining about.