ON THIS DAY IN BUC HISTORY17 Sep 1978 The legendary blooperTampa Bay Buccaneers 16 Minnesota Vikings 10The clip played 1,000 times on the NFL. But contrary to most people’s memories, it did not happen to the expansion Bucs and Tampa Bay actually won this game. The snap went over kicker Neil O'Donoghue's head and after two or three aborted attempts to pick the ball up and even O'Donoghue total miskick at one point, the Bucs managed to lose 80 yards on a single play.
BUC BIRTHDAYS - SEPTEMBER 17Five former Tampa Bay players have birthdays today but when the most well-known of whom is a 4th string receiver and special teamer, then you know it is not one of the more memorable days to feature.WR Russell Shepard (29) spent four seasons with the Bucs from 2013-16 and played a lot more as a receiver in his final season catching 23 passes with two touchdowns.DT David Grant (54) was a former Bengal who followed Sam Wyche to Tampa in 1992 and played in two forgettable games. DB Don Martin (70) saw action in just one of the expansion season games. RB Antoine Smith (34) played three games as a back-up in 2016 whilst DE Channing Ward (27) played parts of that and the following season even making one start due to injuries on the line.
THE 2019 TAMPA BAY ROSTEROnce a player has been on the roster for a regular season game, they make the all-time list and earn a place on this site. So now all the new players have their own profile and picture gallery pages with images being added throughout the season.Click here for the updated 2019 roster
THE BUCS LIFE GROUPWith over 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.
THE WIN OVER CAROLINANot being able to watch the game live made it a somewhat strange experience celebrating the victory around 18 hours after Vernon Hargreaves made the game-saving tackle on Christian McCaffrey but the emotion of victory remained the same.Right now Todd Bowles is seen as the second-coming of Monte Kiffin, Vernon is no longer a bust and everyone is out ordering 58 Barrett jerseys as the new linebacking sack king of the Buccaneers becomes more well known around Tampa.It was a good win on the road and against a division rival. And any time you can make the ridiculous Scam Newton make more ridiculous, well that always goes down as a bonus. The tide of negativity from the opening week has washed back away from the shore and Buc fans have 10 days to enjoy the feeling of supporting a 1-1 team. It was not a perfect performance but it was enough to sow the seeds of positivity. And it is a lot better than facing the forthcoming week at 0-2.