ON THIS DAY IN BUC HISTORYSeptember 24th - Finally reaching .500Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 Atlanta Falcons 9Click here for the BUCPOWER game screen - stats and picturesThe Bucs managed to reach .500 for the first time in their history thanks to Doug Williams' TD strike to TE Jim Obradovich with 8:01 remaining in the game. Dewey Selmon had the game's biggest play when he blocked a Fred Steinfort fieldgoal attempt and Mike Washington returned it 79 yards for the go-ahead score.After the Bucs went 14-9 up and forced Atlanta to punt, they ran out the last five minutes of the clock including an option pass from Louis Carter in the process.
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SEFERIAN-JENKINS IS GONE FOR DUI ARRESTHe was flat out of excuses and the last chance saloon has shut its door. The Buccaneers released Austin Seferian-Jenkins yesterday after an arrest on Thursday night for DUI and when a player has been skating on as thin ice as he had, then his days were always numbered.Yes he will go down as a waste of a second-round pick as a succession of injuries and mental lapses culd not overcome the obvious physical talent he had. But now he is an ex-Buccaneer and the tag of “bust” will forever be associated with his name in the annals of the franchise.The Bucs announced that TE Alan Cross, who had impressed during training camp, has been promoted from the practice squad to replace Seferian-Jenkins on the roster.BUCCANEER-RELATED BOOKSThere are now a dozen books specifically related to the Buccaneers that should be on every Tampa fan’s bookshelf. Some are better than others, some are written by players, some are written by friends. Denis Crawford has written extensively for BUCPOWER.COM over the years and his two books are recommended above all others, dealing with John McKay’s 1979 team and then owner Hugh Culverhouse. His knowledge of the early years of the franchise is truly legendary. Chris Harry and Joey Johnston put their years of team coverage to great use with a book about the many ups and downs of the franchise, whilst the Super Bowl led to a pair of books about Jon Gruden. Autobigraphies are present too with Doug Williams, Warren Sapp, Warrick Dunn, Simeon Rice and Josh Bidwell have all put pen to paper to tell their stories. And then there are the two most recent books by Claybra Selmon and Jason Vuic, also highly recommended.Click here for the link to all the reviews