ON THIS DAY IN BUC HISTORY21 Sep 1997 Time to squish the fishTampa Bay Buccaneers 31 Miami Dolphins 21The best regular season game I have ever been to. The Bucs went to 4-0 with this nationally televised hammering of the Dolphins which was never as close as the score might indicate.Trent Dilfer outplayed Dan Marino, Tony Dungy outcoached Jimmy Johnson and the Old Sombrero was rocking from start to finish.I wound up introducing the British TV coverage of the game and was still partying at 3am with members of the Tampa Tribune sports staff. A really memorable night all round as part of a very special season. Warrick Dunnís clinching screen pass TD is our play of the game but there were many others that could be used.
BUC BIRTHDAYS - SEPTEMBER 21/22You want Buc birthdays? This s the most populated in the calendar with no fewer than nine ex-Bucs celebrating today. And with none at all tomorrow, we can leave this list for an extra 24 hours.The most well known is P/K Dave Green who played the first three seasons in Tampa Bay history and always tells some great stories about those early years. He turns 70 today.DE Kevin Carter (46) started the 2007-08 seasons at the end of his long NFL career, TE John Gilmore (40) played from 2008-10 as a blocking tight end and LB Adarius Taylor (29) was a solid back-up and spot starter the last four years.DT Derek Landri (36) was on the 2013 roster, DE Ed McAleney (66) had two appearances in 1976, S Kelcie McCray (31) played in 2013, TE Evan Rodriguez (31) one game in 2014 and WR Milton Wynn (41) played the 2001 season finale.
THE 2019 TAMPA BAY ROSTEROnce a player has been on the roster for a regular season game, they make the all-time list and earn a place on this site. So now all the new players have their own profile and picture gallery pages with images being added throughout the season.Click here for the updated 2019 roster
THE BUCS LIFE GROUPWith over 7,000 members, the Bucs Life Facebook page is a great source of information and a chance to discuss Buccaneer football. Run by Scott Bradford, there is also a range of merchandise available so you can show your support for this great group all year round.
THIS SUNDAYíS GAME WITH THE GIANTS4.25pm local time - FOX Sports - Kenny Albert, Ronde & Tiki BarberThe Bucs trail the all-time series 14-7 after the high-scoring loss last November when Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three picks and was replaced by Jameis Winston who almost led an amazing comeback. This Sunday the Giants will start rookie QB Daniel Jones as Eli Manning has been replaced. The Buccaneer defense needs to step up like it did in Carolina last week and give the newcomer a rude welcome to the NFL. Ronde Barber will be inducted into the Ring of Honor at half-time and Fox have added a nice twist by once again including his brother Tiki on the commentary team. They did the same thing two years ago in Tampa and the Bucs came out on top in that one.