ON THIS DAY IN BUCCANEER HISTORYSep 1, 1984 Tampa Bay 14 Chicago 34Not a good season opener as the Bucs lost their first game of the year for fhe fourth straight season. Eight turnovers including six interceptions, although three of Jack Thompson's picks were deflected balls.Thompson did hit Gerald Carter on a second quarter bomb that did give the Bucs a short-lived lead. The three Chicago TD drives in the second half covered a total of 25 yards following three of the Tampa turnovers. 1984 was John McKay’s final season as head coach of the Buccaneers although it was also James Wilder’s stunning Pro Bowl season.Click here for the BUCPOWER.COM review of this game
THE BUCCANEER TRADE HISTORYThe deal for Logan Mankins 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.