ON THIS DAY IN BUC HISTORY21 Aug 2010 Gotta love Micheal SpurlockTampa Bay Buccaneers 20 Kansas City Chiefs 15There is one player who always brings a smile to Buc faces and that is Micheal Spurlock. The man who brought an end to the greatest curse in franchise history in December 2007 remains one of the best return men ever with two kick return scores and one punt return one too.He was also a decent enough receiver at times and had his best year in that role in 2010 which included this 53-yard scoring reception from Josh Johnson during a win over the Chiefs nine years ago today.But it still makes me laugh on social media when fans say how much they love him and that he is one of their favourite players yet cannot get the unusual spelling of his first name correct.
BUC BIRTHDAYS - AUGUST 21Only one member of the all-time Tampa Bay roster has a birthday today but what a player it is. The best receiver in franchise history and someone well on his way to his own Ring of Honor spot.Mike Evans is 26 today. He now owns the all-time mark for receiving yardage and the single season mark following his stellar 2018 campaigns. He is one of only five NFL players to have five consecutive 1,000-yard games to start a career and was the youngest player in league history to reach 6,000 yards.
THE 2019 TAMPA BAY ROSTERThere are currently nearly 90 players in camp with the final cuts to the 53 man not due until after the 4th pre-season game. Players do not get a profile page on BUCPOWER.COM until they have been on the roster for at least one regular season game. Click here for the updated 2019 roster
A HISTORY OF BUCCANEER PRE-SEASON FOOTBALLRyan Griffin passed for 330 yards in the 2019 season opener in Pittsburgh making him the first Buc QB ever to surpass the 300-yard mark in exhibition play. This of course is hardly surprising based on the format of multiple substitutions on offense but no Tampa Bay passer had even reached 250 yards before then in the previous 179 games. Time to look at the memorable and not-so-memorable moments from games that do not matterClick here for the full feature article
ROSTER MOVES18 Aug - Signed DL Elijah Qualls. Waived injured DL Shane Bowman.13 Aug - Signed S Darian Stewart. Claimed WR Emanuel Hall on waivers from Chicago. Waived S Micah Abernathy.11 Aug - Placed WR Bryant Mitchell on Injured Reserve. Released OL Evan Smith. Signed DL Shane Bowman and S Micah Abernathy.
THE BUCS LIFE GROUPWith nearly 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.
BUCS 16 DOLPHINS 14 - Anyone still awake?That is three hours of my life I will never get back. Watching the second pre-season game was like being back covering NFL Europe football. Third and fourth string players, penalties and mistakes everywhere and generally totally crap football. But hey the Bucs won thanks to Ryan Griffin, Tanner Hudson and Matt Gay. Anyone still want Blaine Gabbert to be the No.2 QB?