BUC BIRTHDAYS - MAY 19th Steve Wilson turns 65 today.  He started over 100 games at center for the Bucs during a 10-year career that began as a 5th round pick in the 1976 expansion season.   He was also a wonderful dinner partner at Selmon’s restaurant a few years ago in which he and Steve Young told some fantastic stories about the early days of the Buccaneers.  KR Leon Bright (64) played parts of the 1984 and 1985 seasons on special teams whilst G Ruben Brown (57) played two of the 1987 strike team games.
THE 2019 SCHEDULE The official NFL schedule was released with all the usual leaks and previews being totally wrong and of course the Bucs were discriminated against by the NFL.  Some things never change. The Carolina game will be played in London at Tottenham Hotspur’s new ground which opened last month. The Bucs’ two previous games in the UK were both played at Wembley Stadium. The Bucs do go seven weeks without a home game at Raymond James Stadium due to the London trip which counts as one of their eight regular season home games this season. Sep 8 San Francisco H 4.25pm Sep 12 Carolina A 8.20pm Sep 22 NY Giants H 4.05pm Sep 29 LA Rams A 4.05pm Oct 6 New Orleans A 1.00pm Oct 13 Carolina Lon 9.30am Oct 27 Tennessee A 1.00pm Nov 3 Seattle A 1.00pm Nov 10 Arizona H 1.00pm Nov 17 New Orleans H 1.00pm Nov 24 Atlanta A 1.00pm Dec 1 Jacksonville A 1.00pm Dec 8 Indianapolis H 1.00pm Dec 15 Detroit A 1.00pm Dec 21/22 Houston H tbd Dec 29 Atlanta H 1.00pm All games on Fox Sports except the home game with the Colts which will be on CBS and the Thursday night game in Carolina which will be on the NFL Network.  The Houston home game could be switched to the Saturday otherwise it will be a CBS game on the Sunday.
THE 2019 DRAFT PAGE IS COMPLETED The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have now selected 412 players in NFL drafts.  From Lee Roy Selmon in 1976 through to Terry Beckner with their 7th round selection last month.    From a 17- round draft in that first season down to first 12 rounds and then the current seven.   Every pick is on our draft history section.   And you can also see all the NFL selections for each of those years so you can cry in your Corn Flakes over Ray Perkins taking Keith McCants in 1990 and then watching Hall of Famer Junior Seau selected with the very next pick.  Devin White is the fourth linebacker that the Bucs have taken in the first round.  Hugh Green was pretty good in 1981, Broderick Thomas disappointed in 1989 but there was some guy called Brooks in 1995 who turned out pretty well.   McCants does not count because he allegedly was also a defensive end as well as a linebacker.  The jury remains out on both of those facts. Click here for the 2019 draft screen Click on the link above for the full BUCPOWER draft menu
THE BUCS COMING TO LONDON I have been asked by many people for advice on travelling to the UK to watch the Buccaneers playing the Panthers on October 13th.    I have put together a guide on this for Bucs Life News and the Bucs London Bound Facebook pages which you can also find at the link below.   Travel tips, accomodation, tourist attractions and the game itself -  any other questions can be addressed through those Facebook pages or directly to me at editor@bucpower.com. Click here for the London Bucs guide