50 Facts About Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a professional American football team based in Tampa, Florida.

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The Buccaneers compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference South division.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won two Super Bowl championships and, along with the Baltimore Ravens, are the only two NFL franchises who are undefeated in multiple Super Bowl appearances.

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Tampa Bay needed one more week to get their second victory, a home win over the St Louis Cardinals in the 1977 season finale.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers stated that he had every intention of keeping the team in Tampa, but informed area citizens its current stadium deal would not support the record paid amount and that a new stadium would be required.

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Glazers' deep pockets and serious commitment to fielding a winning team–in Tampa Bay–finally allowed the Bucs to become competitive.

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The wild card spots that Tampa Bay earned forced them to go on the road for their postseason opener in each year, and both road games took them into frigid Philadelphia to play the Eagles.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers's parents lived in Carrollwood, and he had spent part of his childhood in Tampa in the early 1980s when his father was a running backs coach and later a scout for the Bucs.

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Tampa Bay entered the game as heavy underdogs and fell behind early.

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The Bucs selected Carnell "Cadillac" Williams in the first round of the 2005 draft, and the rookie would provide a running game the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had not possessed since the days of James Wilder Sr.

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Tampa Bay began the 2011 season with high hopes, adding several key defensive players through the draft.

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About three weeks after firing Raheem Morris, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Greg Schiano from Rutgers as the new head coach.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers was officially introduced at One Buc Place on January 23,2014.

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In December 2014, a report surfaced that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers used homeless people to sell beer and did not pay them.

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However, following the loss, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rattled off five straight victories, the longest winning streak since the 2002 season.

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On March 9,2017, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed former Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson, defensive tackle Chris Baker, former Cowboys safety JJ Wilcox, former New York Jets kicker Nick Folk, and veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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The next day the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the hiring of former Jets head coach Todd Bowles as defensive coordinator.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers set a franchise record with 33 touchdown passes, however in throwing 30 interceptions, he became the first quarterback in league history to have at least thirty of each.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers made arguably the biggest acquisition of the 2020 offseason when they acquired veteran quarterback Tom Brady, widely considered the greatest to ever play the position.

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On September 6,2020, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed running back Leonard Fournette, who had been waived the week prior by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the first team in the salary cap era, and fourth team all-time, to re-sign all 22 starters from their Super Bowl team, while every other team's roster changed.

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The new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers set the stage for one of the greatest defensive runs in NFL history.

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From 1997 to 2008, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense finished in the league's top ten every year but one, including eight top-5 finishes, and two top-ranked efforts.

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In 19 total games in 2002, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recorded 40 interceptions, 53 sacks, and 9 defensive touchdowns.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense was a massive part of the teams' turn-around in 2020, finishing 1st in run defense, 7th in pass defense and 8th in total defense.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass defense improved 29th to 7th, thanks in part to their young secondary, led by Carlton Davis, Sean Murphy-Bunting, Jordan Whitehead, Winfield Jr.

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In 19 total games in 2020, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recorded 18 interceptions, 58 sacks, 19 forced fumbles, and 12 fumble recoveries.

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Since 1998, the Buccaneers have played their home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

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Since 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have changed the team's primary logo five times; however, most of the changes have been relatively minor.

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Shortly after the franchise was awarded, in February 1975 the team name of "Tampa Bay Buccaneers" was selected, along with proposed team colors of green, orange and white.

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Athletic Director Ed DeGeorge said Beloit's Tampa Bay Buccaneers have used the logo since the early 1980s, when he chose it from a book while ordering decals for the football team's helmets.

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However, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers withdrew their claim against Beloit College because of the independent decision to redesign the logo.

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In 1992, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers introduced orange pants to be worn with the white jerseys.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers changed their primary team colors to red and pewter, with black and orange as accents.

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In 1989, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers started to wear white at home to accommodate Vinny Testaverde's color blindness.

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In certain years, such as 1989,1990,1991, and 1996 – the last year of the original uniforms, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers generally wore white at home for the entire season including preseason.

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Since the new uniforms were adopted, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers typically wear their red jerseys for home games during the second half of the season, and for most nighttime home games.

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Since the 1997 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have worn both their red jerseys and white jerseys for home postseason games.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled a slightly altered logo and helmet on February 20,2014.

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In 2015, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers debuted a Color Rush uniform featuring red jerseys and red trousers, with pewter numerals.

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Super Bowl LV held at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay was the designated home team, the first team in NFL history to play in a Super Bowl in their own stadium.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their first throwback game behind rookie quarterback Josh Freeman's first-career NFL start.

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Tampa Bay has had players elected to the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s teams.

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Many current and former members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been selected to the Associated Press All-Pro first and second teams.

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Many former and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers players have represented thefranchise in the Pro Bowl:.

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Many members drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been selected to the Pro Football Writers of America NFL All-Rookie Team:.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers have rivalries several teams in the NFL, most notably with the other three teams in the NFC South, which include the following: the Atlanta Falcons, the Carolina Panthers, and the New Orleans Saints.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a rivalry with the Philadelphia Eagles that began in the late 1970s but reached new heights during the early 2000s when the two teams met each other in the playoffs.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have geographical rivalries with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins.

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The first meeting between these two franchises first occurred in 1977 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Saints and ended their 26 game straight losing streak.

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