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Tampa Bay Buccaneers History

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The Tampa Bay Baccaneers were founded in 1976 and are owned by Malcom Glazer.The Baccaneers home stadium is known as Raymond James formerly at the adjacent Houlihan's Stadium (previously known as Tampa Stadium).The Uniform Colors of the Tampa Bay Baccaneers are Red, Pewter, Black, White and some Orange. The Helmet design is Pewter and a tattered red flag hanging from a saber, on the flag a skull, crossed sabers, and a football.Under John Mckay the Baccaneers became the first team in the National football League to lose all 14 regular-season games.The losing streak grew to a league record of 26 consecutive games as the club lost the first 12 games of its second season.In 1978, the Tampa Bay Baccaneers improved winning five games.



A Year later the baccaneers surprised the League, winning their first five games en route to a first-place tie with the Chicago Bears in the Central Division. Injury Plagued the 1980 season but the team went on to qualify for the playoffs in 1981 and 1982.On both occassions the Tampa Bay Baccaneers lost in the first round of the playoffs.Tony Dungy took over as Head Coach in 1996 and he put right, the team with young talented players.Tampa Bay began the 1997 season with five consecutive wins and finished the season with a 10-6 win-loss record, advancing to the playoffs for the first time in 15 years.The Tampa Bay Baccaneers lost in the first round of the playoffs in the 2000 and 2001 seasons.The Baccaneers charmed Jon Gruden away from Oakland Raiders in 2002 and he led the team to the Super Bowl defeating his former team, the oakland raiders who were the favourites.

The 2003 season proved to be a losing one for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.They Finished the regular season 7-9.The Tampa Bay baccaneers have one player who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame.It was Lee Roy Selmon who was the first pick in the 1976 draft and also the buccaneers first ever pick.Selmon was a Defensive Lineman and went to the University of Oklahoma.In Lee Roy Selmons first year, he was the team's Rookie of the Year and MVP.Selmon went to six straight Pro Bowls and was named National Football League Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1979. Lee Roy Salmons number was retired by the Tampa Bay Baccaneers in 1986. He retired in 1984.


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The current stars of the Tampa Bay Baccaneers are Mike Alstott, Ronde Barber, Derrick Brooks, Michael Clayton, Brian Griese and Simeon Rice.Head Coaches for the Tampa Bay Baccaneers were John McKay (1976-1984), Leeman Bennett (1985-1986), Ray Perkins (1987-1990), Richard Williamson (1990-1991), Sam Wyche (1992-1995), Tony Dungy (1996-2001).The current head coach is Jon Gruden who took over in 2002.With league realignment in 2002, the Bucs moved into new National Football Conference South division, along with the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints. The Tampa Bay Baccaneers made it to Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003, and won defeating the Oakland Raiders, 48-21.For more information please visit


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National Post

Crowd pleaser: Favre would put Bucs fans back in seats - NFL
ESPN - Jul 15, 2008
Tampa Bay is a unique market, and the Bucs are at a unique time in their existence. Since moving back to Tampa six months ago, I've experienced some shock ...
KOEHN: Just for the Favre of it Hollister Free Lance
David Whitley | SPORTS COMMENTARY Orlando Sentinel
A Bucs Farve-rite ABC Action News
Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Pewter Report
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Boston Globe

Expect Favre under center, maybe in AFC
Philadelphia Daily News, PA - Jul 18, 2008
Best guess right now is Tampa Bay. The Bucs play the West Coast offense. They won nine games last season, so they think they're not far away. ...
Video: Should Favre Come Back? Packers' Fans Chime In AssociatedPress
Brett Favre wants to come back Los Angeles Times
Out of the Shotgun Offense
Enid News & Eagle - Most Valuable Network
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Ravens, Texans, Bucs among finer fits for Favre - NFL
ESPN - Jul 5, 2008
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jon Gruden loves collecting quarterbacks, and this would be his greatest catch of all. If Favre becomes available, it wouldn't be a ...

Bleacher Report

Brett Favre and the New York Jets Looking More and More Like a Match
Bleacher Report, CA - 14 hours ago
... to him that Tampa Bay was "too hot," and that he prefers to play and practice in cooler weather—effectively eliminating the Bucs, Dolphins, and Raiders. ...

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