ON THIS DAY IN BUCCANEER HISTORYAug 30, 2007 Tampa Bay 31 Houston 24The final exhibition game seven years ago turned out to be a real offensive shootout as the Bucs piled up over 300 yards of passing offense behind Luke McCown and Bruce Gradkowski to take a win sealed on Paris Warren’s late score from the Polish Pop Gun.Some names from the past there - remember when we had Josh McCown’s brother behind Jeff Garcia and how good he often looked in relief of him? And how the likes of Paris Warren and Larry Brackins were going to be Jon Gruden’s rookie receiving sensations from small schools?Warren had over 100 yards receiving in this win as did “He who shall not be named” as the back-up tight end.Click here for the gamebook and stats from 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.