ON THIS DAYDECEMBER 9, 1984TAMPA BAY 23 ATLANTA 6The Bucs won for only the second time in nine games in the penultimate game of the season against the injury-ravaged Falcons. Always nice to beat Mick Luckhurst's team though for obvious reasons! It was the first time in over three years that the Bucs had held the opposition to less than ten points (1981 v Green Bay). James Wilder was as usual the whole offense with 125 yards and a score in John McKay’s penultimate game.Click for all the game details
BUCCANEER BIRTHDAYS - December 9There are four former Bucs with birthdays today. CB Clifton Abraham (42) who played six games in 1995 having been a 6th round pick that season. DE Hasson Arbubakrr (53) leads the all-time name team having been a Buc throughout the 1983 season. G John Bruhin (49) was a 4th round pick in 1988 and played in 48 games with 21 starts. And WR Phil Freeman (49) was a three-year Buc having been an 8th round pick in 1985 who almost score with his opening kick return in Chicago.
EDITORIAL THOUGHTSThere are some people out there who think the Bucs need to lose all their remaining games to ensure a higher draft pick. Every season people think this happens but of course NFL teams prove time and time again that it does not (unless they have Brandon Weeden as their QB). The Bucs beat another bad team yesterday and beat them pretty comfortably in spite of not doing a lot offensively. But the only way the Bucs go 7-9 is if the schedule is now changed and they play Houston, Cleveland and Minnesota the final three weeks of the season.