ON THIS DAY IN BUCCANEER HISTORYAug 28, 1999 Tampa Bay 45 New England 14I don’t know about you guys but I can never get enough of writing of hammerings dealt out to the Patriots. This one was 15 years ago today at Raymond James Stadium and did see the starters play most of the game as Trent Dilfer passed for 184 yards and a touchdown as the Bucs just kicked New England all over the turf.Mike Alstott had no less than three touchdowns in the first half before he retired to the sideline to watch the back-ups continue the destruction in the second half which also saw former Scottish Claymores WR Yo Murphy return a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown.Eric Zeier and Shaun King saw a fair amount of time behind center in the second half which was just as well as they would both start games for the Buccaneers during the regular season in 1999. Click here for the gamebook and stats from this game
THE BUCCANEER TRADE HISTORYThis is the 191st trade in the history of the franchise dating back to the deal on April 2nd 1976 with the San Francisco 49ers that brought QB Steve Spurrier to town. It is the 10th deal that the Bucs have done with the New England Patriots with other past deals including those for Aqib Talib, Jeff Demps and Sean Farrell. We will run a feature in the next off-season on the 20 best trades in franchise history as well as adding details of each of the 191 transactions to the season history page.But out of all these deals, there are still two teams that the Buccaneers have never traded with. One is the Houston Texans which bearing in mind they only came into existence in 2002 is understandable, but in 38 years, Tampa Bay has never done a deal with the Green Bay Packers. Unless you count their PR Director Jason Wahlers being a former Buccaneer.